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Afghanistan Runoff

Afghan Runoff Election Canceled, Commission Says

AP | HEIDI VOGT and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Hamid Karzai was declared the winner by default Monday in Afghanistan's fraud-marred presidential election, increasing the pressure on P...

Afghanistan: Runoff Necessary, Says Election Commission

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Facing Taliban threats and approaching winter snows, Afghan election officials must now scramble to organize a runoff presidential elect...

Afghanistan Vote Masks Obama's Predicament, Again

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's relief at the agreement that could quiet the political crisis over Afghanistan's spoiled election masks hi...

Abdullah May Pull Out Of Afghan Runoff

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and challenger Abdullah Abdullah have broken down, and Abdullah is likely to pull o...

White House, Karzai In Standoff After Afghan Fraud Report

guardian.co.uk | Jon Boone in Kabul, Ewen MacAskill in Washington and Patrick Wintour | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The White House was engaged in a dangerous and unpredictable stand-off with the Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai today after a United Nations commis...

White House Giving Karzai Six Months To Shape Up

New York Times | David E. Sanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the White House's reluctant embrace on Sunday of Hamid Karzai as the winner of Afghanistan's suddenly moot presidential runoff, President Obama n...

Abdullah Abdullah, Karzai Rival, Accepts Runoff Election

AP | HEIDI VOGT and ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Afghan authorities plan to close thousands of polling stations and hire new poll workers to discourage the fraud that tarnished the Augu...

Afghan Runoff: Corrupt Officials Fires, Ballots Delivered As Nation Rushes To Prepare

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Election authorities began delivering ballots with U.N. assistance across Afghanistan on Thursday, as hurried preparations for the Nov. ...