The BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have expressed their support to the government of Iraq facing terrorism threats. "We are deeply concerned by the situation in Iraq. We strongly support the Iraqi government in its effort to overcome the crisis, uphold national sovereignty and territorial integrity," the BRICS leaders said in the Fortaleza Declaration adopted at their summit meeting on Tuesday.
At least 89 people were killed and 45 injured in two bombing attacks in Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said. A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a police checkpoint in the eastern province of Paktika.
"A coup against the people" – this is how Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah dubbed the preliminary results of the presidential runoff held last month. He refused to recognize the victory of his rival Ashraf Ghani saying that the election process was marred by fraud. Just to remind, he scored 44 percent of the votes coming in second trailing after Ghani. "We are the winners of this round of elections without any doubt," he said addressing the crowd in Kabul.
Afghanistan's presidential candidates have agreed to an audit of all ballots, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday in Kabul. The announcement was made by the two candidates - Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah - and Kerry on Saturday night after approximately 48 hours of discussion.
Authorities in Afghanistan say at least 10 people have been killed in separate roadside bombings in the country.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Kabul today in order to discuss a stalemate over the presidential election.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he hoped to be able to find a solution to Afghanistan's disputed election but cautioned "we can't say that's an automatic at this point".
US President Barack Obama warned the two candidates in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election that violence or taking "extra-constitutional means" would result in him stopping US assistance to the war-torn country, the White House said Tuesday. In phone calls to Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, Obama "stressed that the United States expects a thorough review of all reasonable allegations of fraud to ensure a credible electoral process," the White House said in a statement.
Moscow calls on candidates for the post of Afghanistan’s president to solve their issues by peaceful means only, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Former Foreign Minister of Afghanistan and presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan's disputed election. He was blaming fraud for putting him behind his main election rival Ashraf Ghani in preliminary results.
At least six NATO servicemen, 10 Afghan civilians and two Afghan policemen were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's Parwan province northwest of Kabul, police said, in the biggest assault against foreign forces this year.
The US may terminate the financial and security support to Afghanistan, if any of the presidential candidates will try to seize power in the country illegally, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.
Afghanistan's election officials announced Monday that former World Bank economist and the country's ex Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani won last month's second round of a presidential election with 56.44 percent of the vote - that's according to preliminary results, Reuters reports.
The elections are not over yet, as they are still contested, but the thing is that regardless of what the outcome of the elections is going to be, Afghanistan is heading towards a civil war, or rather has already entered the stage, says Abdulkader Sinno, Associate Professor of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University in his interview with radio VR.
Taliban militants set fire to dozens of fuel trucks, which they claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan, in an attack on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said Saturday.
As Russia hands the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council over to Rwanda, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin tells Russia's government daily newspaper of the major achievements during its presiding month.
Preliminary results of Afghanistan's presidential election, due to be announced on Wednesday, have been delayed amid accusations of fraud that threaten to split the fragile country along ethnic lines.
Five military officers were killed in a Taliban suicide bomber attack on an air force bus in Kabul on Wednesday, Afghan officials said, in the latest strike against the national security forces as US troops withdraw. The Afghan capital has been relatively peaceful since the presidential election on June 14, though there have been street demonstrations as politicians are locked in a dispute over vote fraud.
Preliminary results of Afghanistan's presidential election race are going to be announced on July 2, the election commission said.