The Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women, a 2009 mandate approved by President Hamid Karzai's decree that aims to protect women's rights — specifically, one that bans child marriage and the practice of "baad," selling and buying women to settle disputes — was shot down in Afghani Parliament today. Read more...
Afghanistan's parliament has blocked a law banning violence against women in what is being seen as a serious blow to the progress of women's rights.President Hamid Karzai approved the legislation by decree in 2009 but the country's politicians...Show More Summary
Blasts kill nine people and wound 70 in a gated community in Kandahar linked to the family of President Hamid Karzai.
Andy and Jerry920 sent us links to the story that Hamid Karzai told students at Kabul Universtiy that he’s willing to allow the US to keep 9 bases open after the “withdrawal” from Afghaistan next year; The remarks were the first time the Afghan leader had offered any insight into ongoing talks over a deal [...]
The White House on Thursday refused to confirm or deny Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's claim that the United States wants to keep nine military bases in his war-torn country after 2014, when the bulk of U.S. combat troops are supposed to withdraw. "The United States does not seek permanent military bases in Afghanistan," press secretary [...]
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is ready to let the U.S. have nine bases in the country after the 2014 combat troop pullout, but wants Washington’s “security and economic guarantees” first. Speaking at aShow More Summary
A U.S. soldier faces possible disciplinary action for allegedly throwing stones at a picture of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an eastern Afghanistan province several days ago. The provincial government investigated reports of the stoning, and complained to U.S. Show More Summary
“This is cash. It is the choice of the U.S. government,” President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan told reporters over the weekend. He was talking about the money that, he confirmed, he’d let the C.I.A. hand him over the years. He foundShow More Summary
The CIA faced some embarrassment when it was revealed that the intelligence agency had been giving Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai bags of cash for favorable treatment. This revelation was embarrassing for a number of reasons. First, it confirmed reports that Hamid Karzai was running a corrupt government with facilitation by agents of the U.S. Show More Summary
We previously discussed how the CIA has delivered millions in cash in bags to the office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Karzai’s family and friends are have been denounced as openly corrupt. Despite these reports of grotesque corruption, the money continues to flow into Karzai’s pockets even as he attacks the U.S. and Americans as [...]
Speaking for the first time in Afghanistan since it was revealed that he had been taking massive payoffs from the CIA, Afghan president Hamid Karzai reiterated his confidence that the payoffs would continue and that the flow of cash for bribes and appeasing local warlords was absolutely necessary for continuing stability in Afghanistan. Read more...
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that the CIA's station chief in Kabul has assured him that regular funding the U.S. intelligence agency gives his government will not be cut off.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams had a most peculiar reaction to revelations that:Afghan president Hamid Karzai receives regular deliveries of cash from the Central Intelligence Agency.
There are few hard and fast rules in espionage, but this is one of them: Never admit to taking CIA money. Afghan President Hamid Karzai did just that when he confessed to press allegations that for more than a decade he’d been regularly collecting CIA stipends. Show More Summary
Taliban fighters killed a senior member of Afghanistan's peace council on Wednesday, officials said, dealing another blow to nascent peace efforts with the insurgency.President Hamid Karzai formed a 70-member High Peace Council in 2010...Show More Summary
From a 2010 CNN news report, Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai speaks of receiving cash payments from Iran, the United States, and "other friendly nations." For over a decade the CIA has been delivering money to the offices of Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, in the shadiest ways possible: suitcases, backpacks, and plastic bags full of cash. Show More Summary
Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed today that his national security team had been receiving payments from the U.S. government for the past 10 years.Karzai revealed the payments when he was asked about a story published in The New...Show More Summary
On Monday morning, the New York Times ran a story reporting that for the past decade the CIA has been funneling tens of millions of dollars, off-the-books, directly to the office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The payments, occasionally...Show More Summary
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Monday confirmed an NYT report that he has been receiving cash payments in a paper bag every month from the US Central Intelligence Agency. Karzai maintained that the money actually goes to the director of national intelligence to be used for intelligence work, but the implication of the NYT article [...]
On Monday, the New York Times revealed that he CIA has been funneling tens of millions of dollars to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The cash payments -- delivered to his office every month -- arrived in suitcases, backpacks, and plastic bags, and were meant to buy the mercurial leader's loyalty. Show More Summary