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Afghanistan marks 10 years since war started

KABUL — Afghanistan marks 10 years since the start of the US-led war against the Taliban Friday amid heightened security and questions over what the next decade will hold. Security is being stepped up in the capital Kabul after a string of major attacks including the assassination of peace envoy…

Afghan election body throws out nine lawmakers

KABUL — Afghanistan’s election commission on Sunday threw nine lawmakers out of parliament in a bid to settle nearly a year of disputes over fraud-tainted elections that have paralysed the lower house. Although President Hamid Karzai tasked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) with making a final ruling, it was not…