KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN-supervised recount and audit process supposed to sift out fraudulent votes from the June presidential election runoff has been completed, 50 days after it was launched, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, met his Afghan counterpart, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi to discuss progress in the election audit process, as well as the security situation in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.
WALES (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Thursday said the international community had increased by one billion dollars from $4.1 billion to $5.1 billion in annual aid to Afghanistan.
WALES (Pajhwok): NATO leaders on Thursday agreed to fund Afghan security forces until the end of 2017 but warned Afghan leaders that the time was short to sign security arrangements so they could install a non-combat force to train and support the Afghan forces.
WALES (Pajhwok): NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday said their mission in Afghanistan was not over yet and Afghanistan still needed international support and the alliance was ready to play its part.
KABUL (Pajhwok): Reviewing President Hamid Karzai government’s achievements, civil society activists on Thursday praised the outgoing leader for strengthening unity among the Afghan communities, but resented his failure to eliminate administrative corruption during his 13 years in office.