Afghan President Hamid Karzai faces continued international and domestic pressure to further overhaul a controversial law affecting Shiite women that critics say he passed to secure votes from conservatives in this week's election.
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.
Millions of Afghans cast votes Thursday in the nation's second presidential election, despite threats of violence from Taliban militants. Nick Paton Walsh of ITN reports.
By Larisa Epatko
Millions of Afghans voted Thursday in their second-ever direct presidential vote, despite a series of attacks by the Taliban leading up to the election.
A suicide bombing in Kabul killed at least 10 people Tuesday, just two days before the Afghanistan's presidential vote. ITN presents a pair of reports on efforts to secure the vote.
By Larisa Epatko
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is hoping to win a second five-year term in Thursday's elections, while raucous rallies drew thousands of supporters for the main opposition candidates in the days leading up to the vote.
With Afghanistan's second presidential election just days away, U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces are racing to secure voting locations from Taliban militants who have vowed to target anyone participating in the Aug. 20 contest.
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