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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Expected To Get Warm Reception From Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is untested as a leader, yet he is expected to get a warm reception from both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. The reason: He's not former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The White...Show More Summary

US Slows Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan

Afghan's new president gets along much better with the US than did predecessor Hamid Karzai, and today that paid off for him: President Obama agreed to Ashraf Ghani's request to slow down the withdrawal of US troops from the country. Under the original plan, nearly half of the approximately 10,...

An Afghan’s Sentiment for an Ally: Gratitude

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

In his first official visit to the United States, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan established a stark contrast with his predecessor Hamid Karzai.

Afghans to start night raids again next year

Hamid Karzai, the most Taliban man in Afghanistan, banned night raids last year to help his pals out in their war against Karzai’s government. According to Stars & Stripes, and the New York Times, the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is going to lift that ban with the coming of the new year; Afghan National […]

Afghan government signs security pact with the U.S.

Afghanistan's new government signed a long-delayed security agreement with the U.S. on Tuesday, a day after the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had refused to sign, partly over his anger over civilian deaths. Show More Summary

Exit Hamid Karzai, Afghan Legend

After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg

New Afghan president sworn in after disputed vote

6 months agoNews : The Newsroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Slams U.S. Foreign Policy in Farewell Speech

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, You’ve got to hand it to the brain surgeons running America’s foreign policy. They possess an uncanny ability to seamlessly forge alliances, break alliances and turn former allies...Show More Summary

Afghanistan's outgoing leader takes shots at U.S., Pakistan

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai took parting shots Tuesday at Pakistan and the United States, saying neither has genuinely worked toward peace in his country.

A house fit for a king becomes too grand for Afghan President Karzai

6 months agoNews : BlogPost

The sprawling white estate on the grounds of Afghanistan’s presidential palace was designed as President Hamid Karzai’s retirement home, where he could settle down like royalty but still keep a watchful eye over his successor. Read full article >>

U.N. says 'not possible' to finish Afghan vote audit by September 2

7 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Afghanistan's U.N. representative told President Hamid Karzai on Thursday it was "not possible" to finish an audit of a disputed election by Sept. 2, when Karzai had hoped to see a new leader inaugurated, Karzai's office said. The United Nations is supervising the audit of votes from a run-off ballot between the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani.

Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on

7 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor. Karzai, who has lived...Show More Summary

Afghan president's cousin killed by suicide bomber

Afghanistan's outgoing president, Hamid Karzai, lost a cousin, Hashmat Khalil Karzai, to a suicide bombing on Tuesday. The late Karzai was a "staunch supporter of the president," the Associated Press reports, and he was involved in the country's campaign to select Hamid Karzai's successor. Show More Summary

Suicide bomber kills cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai

A suicide bomber killed Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Tuesday morning in Kandahar province, officials said.

Suicide Bomber Kills Afghan President’s Cousin

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. It was the latest attack targeting Afghan power brokers and government officials as insurgents and political factions struggle for power ahead of the withdrawal of foreign…

Suicide bomber hides explosive in turban

A suicide bomber assassinated Afghan President Hamid Karzai's cousin by hiding explosives in his turban on Tuesday, an official said.

Karzai Cousin Killed: Bomber Shook His Hand, Detonated

Three years after Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half-brother was assassinated—and a weeping Karzai climbed into his grave —a suicide bomber has killed Karzai's cousin, an official says. According to a rep for Kandahar province's governor, the attacker shook hands with Ashmat Khlil Karzai near the Karzai family residence before...

Afghani president’s cousin killed in suicide attack, report

KANDAHAR: A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result. Hashmat...Show More Summary

Afghan president supports calls for UN mediation

9 months agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

Afghans again ignore Taliban threats and vote in runoff

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

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