Abdul Rashid Dostum
Afghan warlord accused of rights abuse awarded highest military rank
A powerful Afghan warlord accused of kidnapping and raping a political opponent and of committing rights abuses for decades has been given the country's highest military rank, a top official said Friday.
Afghanistan's incumbent president registers for re-election
President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday formally registered as a candidate for Afghanistan's delayed presidential election, setting up a rematch with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the July ballot. Ghani, who is seeking a second term, was elected in a fraud-tainted poll in 2014 that was only resolved in a US-brokered power-sharing deal with Abdullah. De…