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NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Conveys Condolences to U.S. Secretary of State on Tragic Shooting in Washington Navy Yard in U.S.

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the National Coalition of Afghanistan, expressed a message of sympathy and condolence to the Secretary of State of the United States, on the recent shooting incident in Washington, D.C. on September 16, 2013. In a letter addressed to the U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah conveyed, “We are deeply saddened and shocked in learning about the horrific shooting incident at the Washington Navy Yard in the United States, in which 12 innocent lives were lost and several injured. Our deepest condolences and feelings of sympathy are with the families and colleagues of all those that have been affected by this tragedy. We denounced this heinous and incomprehensible act in the strongest terms and extend our solidarity with the American people. As a nation that suffers from violence, we understand well the bitter pain that is caused by such senseless acts. Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those lost and best wishes for a speedy recovery of those that have been injured”.

September 17, 2013 – Kabul, Afghanistan

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Monitors Worry About Runoff Fraud
 

A number of Afghan election monitoring groups have warned that the runoff round of this year's presidential race could face increased fraud on the part of candidates so long as the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) have staff members supporting one or the other candidate and engaging in fraud themselves. more......

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Regional Experts Develop Common Vision for Future Afghanistan
Around 60 regional multidisciplinary and leading experts and specialists from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, the Central Asian Republics, China, India, Russia and Turkey presented a common view on the future of Afghanistan in Kabul through the launch of the “Joint Declaration on Regional Peace and Stability.”click here..
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Meeting a Young Dr. Abdullah

 
It had been a long journey into the Hindu Kush mountains, starting in the Northwest of Pakistan in the summer of 1987. We began by secretly crossing the border into Afghanistan, trekking through Nuristan and finally making it over half a dozen 10,000-foot mountains to the Panjshir Valley. There, I   more......
 


Abdullah Abdullah Moves Toward Center of Afghan Power

 

KABUL, Afghanistan — AFTER decades roaming the margins of power — as a close aide to the revered resistance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, as a foreign minister and later as Afghanistan’s perennial opposition leader — Abdullah Abdullah may finally be arriving at the center of it all.Since his electoral loss to President Hamid Karzai in 2009, Mr. Abdullah, who is of mixed Pashtun and Tajik ethnicity, has widened his political base, having used persuasion and energy to forge alliances built  more......

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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah: In His Own Words
 
I was born about fifty years ago in this house (pointing to his father’s house located in Kart-e-Parwan, Kabul). My father Ghulam Muhayuddin was from Kandahar province and my mother was from Panjshir. Before moving to Kart-e-Parwan my parents lived in the De Afghanan area of Kabul more......
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The Afghan Election  The Man Who Could Upset Karzai

In Afghanistan's presidential race, the top challenger to President Karzai is former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah

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