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Angry Afghan President Vows Security Shake-Up After Taliban Attacks Surge

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

By Frank Jack Daniel and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani vowed to shake up security i...

Afghanistan's Election Body Names Country's New President-Elect

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

KABUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's election commission declared former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as the war-ravaged country's president-elec...

Afghan Presidential Election Goes To 2nd Round

AP | GREG KELLER and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One is suave, debonair and well-groomed, often wearing bespoke suits and ascot ties. The other looks a bit like the famous...

First Sign Of Breakthrough After Deadlock Over Afghan Security Pact

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Hamid Karzai's national security adviser says he is more optimistic that the Afghan leader will agree to sign a ...

Karzai Urges Push For Peace Amid Attacks

AP | AMIR SHAH and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan president on Wednesday urged his nation to rally behind the push for peace negotiations with insurgents despite ...

Kabul Attacked As Afghan Leader Confirms Taliban Peace Talks

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 08.18.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan publicly reproached Afghanistan's president Sunday for painting American forces here as ...

Ryan Grim

Karzai Releasing Scores Of Drug Traffickers In Afghanistan, WikiLeaks Cables Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly released well-connected officials convicted of or charged with drug trafficking in Afghanistan, frustrating effo...

Afghan Elections Will Continue With Taliban Truces

The New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL and SANGAR RAHIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan government said Monday that it had arranged a truce with a group of Taliban in a district in northern Afghanistan in ...

Karzai's Presidential Term Extended 3 More Months

Quqnoos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan top court has extended Karzai's presidential term for additional three months till the transition of power in August 09. ...

Hamid Karzai Seeks To Move Up August Election

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has backed off plans for an August election and asked the country's electoral commission to s...

I Wanted to Stop Bush's Surge, but I Support Obama's Stabilization

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Powers

I hope you will join me in supporting our President Obama and our troops who work to stabilize this "deteriorating situation."

Obama Approves Troop Increase To Afghanistan: Global Responses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yesterday President Barack Obama approved the deployment of 17,000 United States troops to Afghanistan, AFP reports. The move led to responses from ac...