The election deadlock in Afghanistan continues, despite last minute U.S. attempts to arrange a deal between rival presidential candidates. Partial results from the June 14 runoff vote are due Monday.
Several American lawmakers have visited Kabul in the past week to try to resolve Afghanistan's ongoing political crisis. On Sunday, U.S. Senator Carl Levin held separate talks with presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, to try to persuade them to find a way out of the impasse.