KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A proposal for the U.N. to mediate a crisis over allegations of election fraud gained momentum Friday as President Hamid Karzai backed the idea and the U.N. said it stood ready to help.
Millions of Afghans voted in a mostly peaceful run-off to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, a decisive test of the country’s ambitions to transfer power democratically for the first time in its tumultuous history. Show More Summary
On Sunday, President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan after sneaking out of the White House on Saturday night. There, he spoke with Afghan president Hamid Karzai via phone, because Karzai refused to speak with Obama in person. Show More Summary
President Obama, who paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, was snubbed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai when he turned down an invitation to meet with the President at Bagram Air Base outside Kabul. The two leaders’ relationship...Show More Summary
Afghan President Hamid Karzai declined to meet with President Barack Obama at Bagram Air Base outside Kabul, according to a statement from US officials. Obama arrived at the base on a surprise visit after night fell on Sunday, in order to meet with troops in honor of Memorial Day. Officials in Washington were not surprised
Afghan President Hamid Karzai turned down an invitation to meet with President Barack Obama Sunday. A White House official issued a statement to the press pool attributing Karzai's decision to the "short notice" of the request and the fact Obama's surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan was dedicated to meeting with U.S. Show More Summary
Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I am really counting down the days," he...
Michael O'Hanlon: For all the turbulence in the U.S. relationship with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. may miss him after his successor takes office. Here are three more reasons why.
President Hamid Karzai visited the site of last week's deadly landslide to calm tensions over a tepid government response to the disaster, which left an estimated 2,100 dead
Three reasons the U.S. will miss Afghan President Hamid Karzai when he leaves office -- despite the acrimonious relationship he has with U.S. leaders.
Karzai condemns air strike over ‘civilian casualties’ (via AFP) Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned a US air strike in an eastern border province that allegedly killed a woman and two of her children. The incident occurred overnight in a village in Nadir Shah Kot district in the province of Khost,…
Following a dozen years under Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's leadership, Afghan voters turned out at the polls on Saturday to elect the first president of the post-American era in their country. U.S. troops were ordered to remain out of sight throughout the voting, so that the process would truly be "Afghan-owned," The Washington Post reported. Show More Summary
Afghan woman crowd a polling location in Bamiyan on Saturday to cast their ballots for the country’s next president. Despite fears of violence, millions of people came out to vote for President Hamid Karzai’s replacement. Credit: Shefayee/AFP/Getty...Show More Summary
1. Afghan voters turn out at election pollsFollowing a dozen years under Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's leadership, Afghan voters turned out at the polls on Saturday to elect their first president of the post-American era in the country. Show More Summary
[Watch Video] New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall talks about her coverage of the war in Afghanistan and why she chooses conflict areas to report. The relationship between U.S. officials and Afghan President Hamid Karzai tookShow More Summary
As April 5 approaches, Afghans prepare for the third presidential election in the nation since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 as Hamid Karzai, who has been president since 2004, steps down. Of some 31 million people living in Afghanistan,...Show More Summary
Afghans will head to the polls on Saturday April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai and to decide the make-up of 34 provincial councils in elections seen as a benchmark of progress since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. Show More Summary
Hamid Karzai accused Pakistan of being behind a recent series of attacks and of blocking his government from striking a peace deal with the Taliban, the Afghan president’s office said Sunday.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans go to the polls next weekend to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Hamid Karzai's greatest achievement.
The cases of backstabbing, of biting the hand that feeds him and his nation, by Afghan President Hamid Karzai are legion. His “conciliatory” policy toward the Taliban who have killed more than 2,000 of our troops is disgusting. His actions and statements trashing the United States and allies are too numerous to list. His refusal [...]