Nearly half of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s 23-member cabinet will carry over from his last term, and it will include a former warlord, and only one woman.
Some Afghans say they are tired of the election's toll on lives and business. A runoff between President Karzai and Dr. Abdullah is slated for Nov. 7.
Government agencies are intimidating and arresting journalists. The crackdown marks the decline of a hard-won, post-Taliban-era achievement: press freedom.
A successful propaganda campaign has weakened public support for the Afghan government and its international backers, according to a new report from the International Crisis Group.