Hamid's Feed
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 17, 2014

Afghan election crisis talks stall over release of vote results

KABUL (Reuters) – Talks between Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have stalled again, in part over when and how to release the final results of an election that both say was rigged by the other side, officials said on Wednesday.

    Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani were close to a power-sharing deal on Tuesday after they met face-to-face, aides said, but they failed to reach agreement.

Sep 17, 2014
Sep 16, 2014

Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to share power

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of a run-off election held in June.

The struggle to find a successor to President Hamid Karzai, who has held power since the Islamist Taliban were ousted in 2001, has destabilized Afghanistan and paralyzed its economy just as most foreign troops withdraw.

Sep 15, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
Sep 10, 2014

Afghan election front-runner rejects equal share of power with rival

KABUL, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The front-runner in Afghanistan’s
bitterly disputed presidential election on Wednesday called for
the release of results of a fraud investigation and said that
any political deal to end the crisis should not result in a
“two-headed government.”

Two months of tension over the election have already marred
the smooth transition that the U.S.-led military force had hoped
would mark its exit, 13 years after the war to oust the
Taliban’s radical Islamist regime.

    • About Hamid

      "Began my media career with Japanese TV (NHK) ten years ago in Islamabad where I had moved following the civil war in Afghanistan. I returned to Kabul in early 2002 and later joined Reuters as a correspondent. I cover the insurgency, the politics, and Afghan society from across the country."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
    • More from Hamid

    • Follow Hamid