Afghan President Hamid Karzai's vote tally from last month's election surpassed the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a run-off for the first time, new preliminary results released Tuesday show.
Judy Woodruff reports on new allegations of fraud in last month's Afghan presidential election and talks to experts about implications for the future.
Just as the American embassy in Kabul announced the firing of eight private security guards for misconduct, an investigation has begun to determine whether money received by some contractors was funneled to the Taliban. GlobalPost's Charles Sennott offers insight.
The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide bombing Wednesday that killed Afghanistan's deputy chief of intelligence and at least 22 other people outside a mosque in the provincial capital Mehtar Lam, east of Kabul.
A top Afghan intelligence official was killed Wednesday in a suicide attack outside of Kabul. The blast came amid new allegations of fraud in the country's presidential election. Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins in Kabul.
As August becomes the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, post-election tension continues to increase. A Washington Post reporter provides an update from Kabul.
Both of Afghanistan's two top presidential contenders are claiming victory in Thursday's presidential election, despite calls by U.S. and international officials to wait for official election results.
This week public opinion polls showed diminishing support for the war in Afghanistan, and across America the debate over health care reform continued. Analysts David Brooks and Ruth Marcus discuss these and other top stories.
In other news, President Hamid Karzai, and his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, both claimed victory in Afghanistan's presidential election, and President Obama called the elaborate homecoming for the freed Lockerbie bomber in Libya "highly objectionable."…
Despite Taliban threats and scattered attacks throughout the country, Afghans headed to the polls Thursday in an election being viewed as a gauge of U.S. progress there. ITN correspondent Alex Thomson speaks with Ray Suarez from Kabul.
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