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Officials Start Counting Votes in Afghan Presidential Run-off

Polls in Afghanistan have closed and vote counting has started for the run-off election between presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani. Afghans went to the polls Saturday to decide whether former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani or former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah will be the next president of their war-ravaged nation. Despite ongoing violence, voters in Kabul ignored threats  and streamed past heavy security to cast their ballots.   The explosions...

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