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Afghan Election Crisis Reaches New, Critical Stage

Afghanistan's election crisis entered a risky new stage Monday as officials began invalidating fraudulent votes in a process likely to bring to a head the dispute raging between presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. The country has been in political paralysis since the June 14 run-off election to choose the successor to President Hamid Karzai, who will step down as U.S.-led troops end their 13-year war against Taliban insurgents at the end of this year. Karzai...

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