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Karzai: Not So Fast, Parliament

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 10.05.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president responded Sunday to parliament's dismissal of his defense and interior ministers by retaining them ...

Afghan Parliament Votes To Sack Karzai's Lieutenants

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan parliament voted Saturday to dismiss the country's defense and interior ministers, a move that threatens to thro...

Afghan President Decrees Courts Cannot Change Elections

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president issued a decree Wednesday stating that the country's courts do not have the power to alter election...

Fraud Tribunal Throws Out Quarter Of Afghan MPs, Alleging Massive Fraud

AP | By JON GAMBRELL | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A special Afghan tribunal overturned nearly 25 percent of last year's legislative election results Thursday, alleging massive fr...

Karzai Denied Control Of Electoral Body By Afghan Parliament

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Afghanistan's parliament rejected a bid Wednesday by President Hamid Karzai to tighten his control over a key electoral watchdog body, a...

Stop U.S. Meddling; Support Afghan Women at the Table

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodie Evans

Women's rights (which are, in fact, human rights) will never rise from a corrupt, fundamentalist government. We need to be supporting the voices of women to nurture change in Afghanistan.

Mohammad Yunos Shirnagha, Afghan Member Of Parliament, Gunned Down By Police

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A member of the Afghan parliament was mistakenly killed in an early morning shootout between his bodyguards and police officers, officia...

Afghan Parliament Rejects Most Cabinet Nominees In Rebuke To Karzai

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A chastened President Hamid Karzai must submit new Cabinet picks after defiant lawmakers rejected 17 of his 24 nominees Saturday, includ...

Afghanistan Cracks Down On Alcohol Consumption

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan's parliament has passed a tough new bill mandating harsh punishments for alcohol. Those who buy, sell, or consume the evil brew can be fin...