In Panjshir Province, Governor Bahij says he wants to thwart protest of Afghanistan election. But he wants more autonomy.
The UN said it will withdraw 600 of its 1,100 foreign staffers from Afghanistan as President Hamid Karzai promises economic development after scandal-marred election.
Abdullah Abdullah also said Wednesday that President Karzai's government could not effectively tackle corruption or fight Afghanistan's insurgency.
Afghanistan President Karzai faces challenge of governing provinces that did not support him and where feelings of betrayal may run strong.
The long-drawn Afghanistan election ended Monday with Hamid Karzai declared the winner. Some experts lay out options that could reduce the president's powers.
Western leaders sent messages of support to Hamid Karzai after his opponent dropped out of the election in Afghanistan. But the US is also exploring alternatives, including a closer association with local leaders.
The US needs to help the tainted Afghan president – and local and regional leaders – visibly improve the lives of the population.
President Hamid Karzai's top rival, Abdullah Abdullah, said a "transparent election is not possible." Will his supporters resort to violence?
With less than half as many election workers in Afghanistan's second round of voting, it may be even easier for "ghost" stations to submit fake votes.
How to dress for success in Afghanistan? Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah are candidates for the world's best-dressed politicians.