Afghan leaders say any effort that doesn't address election fraud and corrupt officials will fail.
The Taliban killing of six soldiers in Kabul prompts calls for withdrawal. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said there will be no pullout of Italian troops.
From the releasing of doves in Kabul, Afghanistan to a massive concert in Havana, people around the world are marking the special day.
Italy's prime minister said Italy will try to withdraw its 3,100 soldiers soon but with NATO input. Debate over the war has grown recently in Germany and Britain, too.
Conflict between the two commissions tasked with validating the vote could delay a possible runoff until after the winter snows.
Amid likely vote fraud, some experts now call for a coalition government or a return to the tribal system to clear the impasse.
Historic negotiations set for Oct. 1 will showcase an emboldeneded Tehran angling to buy more time to develop its nuclear capabilities, European analysts say.
The Electoral Complaints Commission says it found evidence of fraud at 10 percent of polling stations. A recount will prolong the country’s political uncertainty.
The hijacking of a NATO supply truck and Stephen Farrell’s kidnapping have focused attention on rising insecurity in Afghanistan’s north, strikingly illustrated on a new map.