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Afghan elections ‘marred by fraud’

Afghan elections ‘marred by fraud’

Accusations have escalated of vote rigging in Afghanistan’s election while ballots are still being counted from last Thursday’s vote.

But the Afghan president’s main challenger says he has evidence of widespread electoral fraud and has filed more than a hundred complaints.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from Kabul, the Afghan capital.

Afghan women in the US watch polls closely

Afghan women in the US watch polls closely

Tens of thousands of Afgahns live in the United States after fleeing their native country. Some of them have had to leave relatives behind.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Kirsch reports from “Little Kabul” in Fremont, California, where women are watching the Afghanistan’s presidential election closely.

They hope the outcome will improve the lives of their daughters and sisters.

Opposing talks with the Taliban

Washington has asked Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, to push for reconciliation efforts that could include holding talks with the Taliban. But there are those who oppose such a move.

Al Jazeera’s James Bayes speaks to Ismail Khan, a minister in Karzai’s cabinet and one of Afghanistan’s most influential figures, who is seeking an alternative approach which runs in contrast to US demands.

No help for Afghan child labourers

Foreign leaders say the ultimate goal in Afghanistan is to improve the lives of ordinary people. For more than forty thousand children forced to survive by taking up work in Kabul, there’s little evidence of anything actually improving. Al Jazeera’s Hamish MacDonald has been meeting some of the children who sift through the capital’s rubbish for a living.