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Karzai Condemns Air Strike Over ‘Civilian Casualties’

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig

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,…

Facing violence and threats from the Taliban, Afghan voters still turn out

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

Voters overwhelm polling stations in Afghanistan

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

10 things you need to know today: April 5, 2014

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

After Karzai: Afghanistan votes for a New President amid Security Threats

Afghanistan poised for uncertain election as US forces exit (via AFP) Afghanistan heads to the polls Saturday to choose a new president after Hamid Karzai’s 13-year reign and a US-led military campaign…

What pushed U.S.-Afghan relations over the edge?

[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

Preparing for Progress: 14 Photos From Afghanistan Before Historic Election

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

The upcoming 2014 Afghan election

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

Afghan President Karzai blames Pakistan for recent attacks

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.

Mixed legacy for Karzai as Afghan president

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.

Afghanistan: With Friends Like These…

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 [...]

Rumsfeld Thinks “A Trained Ape” Could Do What Obama Can’t

3 weeks agoNews : News Desk

Donald Rumsfeld, whose mastery of foreign policy was amply displayed in Iraq, thinks that “a trained ape” could have done a better job handling Afghanistan’s President, Hamid Karzai, than President Obama and his team have. The problem,...Show More Summary

Karzai supports Russia in Ukraine

The New York Times reports that Hamid Karzai, chief spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan, and president, has joined with Syria and Venezuela in supporting the Russian annexation of the Crimea. Russia’s insistence that it is righting a historical wrong in retaking Crimea, which was ceded to Ukraine by Soviet authorities in 1954, resonates in […]

Karzai Snubs West – Supports Russian Invasion of Crimea

It’s his special way of saying Thank You, America. Afghan President Hamid Karzai snubbed Western leaders in supporting the Russian invasion of Crimea. FOX News reported: Afghan President Hamid Karzai, already at odds with the U.S. over a vital security … Continue reading ?

KARZAI: Afghanistan Doesn't Need US Troops

In his final address to parliament, President Hamid Karzai said Afghanistan's security forces can maintain order so the United States can withdraw all its troops. Karzai told parliament on March 15 that Afghanistan's armed forces already...Show More Summary

Karzai Says U.S. Troops No Longer Needed In Afghanistan

Since Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai says American troops troops aren’t need in his country anymore, there is no reason for us not to get out immediately. In his final address before Afghanistan’s parliament on Saturday, president Hamid Karzai declared that U.S. troops are not needed in the country because the Afghani military is ready to […]

Afghans Don't Need Help Securing Country, Karzai Says

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai says that more than a decade of warfare was imposed on his country by the U.S. conflict with the Taliban.

AP Interview: Karzai’s Brother On Afghan Vote

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The elder brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday he dropped AP Interview: Karzai’s Brother On Afghan Vote - -

Karzai’s Brother Exits Afghanistan’s Presidential Race, Clearing Path For Top Aide

Hamid Karzai's brother dropped out of race so succeed him as Afghanistan's next president, leaving Zalmai Rassoul as Karzai's likely preferred candidate. The post Karzai’s Brother Exits Afghanistan’s Presidential Race, Clearing Path For Top Aide appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Daily Show explains Hamid Karzai's 'Afghan Hustle'

After 12 years of U.S. troops in his country, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is less than thrilled with America. That's funny, said Jon Stewart on Wednesday night's Daily Show, since the U.S. has build 4,000 schools and 2,500 miles of...Show More Summary

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