Afghanistan

Afghans head to polls amid security threats

Close to nine million Afghans have registered to take part in the vote, but concerns abound over the threat of attacks.

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Afghanistan's elections: All you need to know

Parliamentary polls, the third since the Taliban's fall in 2001, seen as test-run ahead of presidential vote next year.

Afghanistan's elections: All you need to know

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Afghanistan: Who controls what

Seventeen years after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Who controls what

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'It is time': Afghanistan's female candidates promise change

This year, a total of 417 women are campaigning for a seat in the 250-member Afghanistan parliament.

'It is time': Afghanistan's female candidates promise change

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Kandahar polls postponed after police chief's killing

The delay was caused by the assassination of General Abdul Raziq and intelligence chief of the province.

Afghanistan: Kandahar elections delayed by a week after killings

Afghanistan

Profile: Who was Afghanistan's General Abdul Raziq?

Kandahar police chief known for being a powerful commander and feared enemy of the Taliban was killed on Thursday.

Profile: Who was Afghanistan's General Abdul Raziq?

Afghanistan

Kandahar police chief assassinated in Taliban attack

Powerful Kandahar police general killed, along with intelligence chief, in shooting claimed by Taliban.

Top Afghan General Abdul Raziq killed in Kandahar attack

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Afghanistan's Shia lose hope the election will bring change

Many already marginalised Shia are further disenchanted with the government after a series of ISIL attacks.

Afghanistan

Their relatives were killed. Now they're running for parliament

An Afghan Sikh, a female engineer and a 54-year-old from Nangarhar have seen violence and now campaign for security.

Their relatives were killed. Now they're running for parliament

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Afghan army boosts security efforts after election attacks

The government is struggling to securing polling stations for Saturday's parliamentary elections after Taliban bombings targeting candidates and the polling stations.

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Afghan election candidate killed in Taliban attack

Abdul Jabar Qahraman is the 10th candidate to be killed ahead of parliamentary polls boycotted by the Taliban.

Afghan election candidate killed in Taliban attack

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Taliban attacks threaten Afghan parliamentary elections

Fighters have ramped up attacks on military personnel and they are warning polling stations will be targeted.

Afghanistan

Afghan forces killed after fighters overrun checkpoint

At least seven security forces killed in the northern Samangan province amid growing violence before elections.

Afghan forces killed after fighters overrun checkpoint

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At least 17 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks

Taliban fighters kill 17 Afghan soldiers and abduct 11 others in overnight raids in Farah province's Pusht Rod district.

Taliban kills Afghan soldiers in attacks on army posts

Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban officials: 'US agrees to discuss troops pullout'

US agrees to discuss pullout of troops from Afghanistan as part of talks to end 17-year war, Taliban officials say.