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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
United Nations Threatens Withdrawal
Amid a growing state of uncertainty and insecurity the United Nations is contemplating withdrawal of its staff either whole or in part from Afghanistan. The inability of the Afghan people to conduct a fair election has resulted in a disputed election process with no clear winner. Although the votes tallied indicate that Ghani has won; Abdullah states it was with thousands of fraudulent votes. Abdullah has threatened to form his own government and loyal supporters have taken to the streets in protest. The United Nations is worried about the safety of its staff. Read more in "In Afghanistan, U.N. fears for the safety of its staff amid growing threats of violence", The Washington Post, September 14, 2014 at this link.