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Afghan President Promises He Won’t Seek Third Term

Afghan President Promises He Won’t Seek Third Term

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai won’t run in 2014. Actually, he can’t. The flamboyant and often inscrutable leader is barred by his constitution from seeking a third term.
Karzai asserted that there is “…

ISAF Troops Warned of New Threats After Karzai’s Remarks

ISAF Troops Warned of New Threats After Karzai’s Remarks

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Coalition troops in Afghanistan have been put on higher alert, thanks to recent remarks made by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.In a command threat advisory sent on Wednesday and obtained by The New York Times, Ge…

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In what appears to be the latest sign of a deteriorating relationship between two allies, a news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capi…

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In what appears to be the latest sign of a deteriorating relationship between two allies, a news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capi…

Afghan President Hamid Karzai to US Special Ops: Get Out

Afghan President Hamid Karzai to US Special Ops: Get Out

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered all U.S. Special Forces out of two key provinces within two weeks, accusing Afghan units under their jurisdiction of being responsible for the torture, abuse, and …

Karzai in Washington to Discuss US Military Future in Afghanistan

Karzai in Washington to Discuss US Military Future in Afghanistan

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan arrived at the Pentagon Thursday for the first in a series of discussions with senior American leaders about the future of the U.S. military role in Afghanistan after American …

Obama, Karzai to Meet Friday on Afghan Transition

Obama, Karzai to Meet Friday on Afghan Transition

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet at the White House Friday to discuss the future of the U.S.-Afghan relationship as the Obama administration readies to draw down its remaining forces…

Karzai: US, NATO Partly to Blame for Violence in Afghanistan

Karzai: US, NATO Partly to Blame for Violence in Afghanistan

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding the U.S. and NATO at least somewhat responsible for what he refers to as “insecurity” in Afghanistan.
During an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Karzai suggeste…

Afghanistan to Elect New President in 2014

Afghanistan to Elect New President in 2014

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan has set a date to choose its next president.Just as U.S. forces pull out of the country, Afghanistan is set to elect a successor for President Hamid Karzai on April 5, 2014, reports The Wal…

Afghanistan to Elect New President in 2014

Afghanistan to Elect New President in 2014

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan has set a date to choose its next president.Just as U.S. forces pull out of the country, Afghanistan is set to elect a successor for President Hamid Karzai on April 5, 2014, reports The Wal…

Karzai Says Afghans Can Take Over for Coalition Earlier than 2014

Karzai Says Afghans Can Take Over for Coalition Earlier than 2014

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai claimed on Thursday that his police and military forces are prepared to take over security chores from the international coalition whenever it decides to withdraw from Afg…

Panetta to Karzai: ‘Say Thank You’

Panetta to Karzai: ‘Say Thank You’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta took an uncharacteristic swipe at Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai after Karzai’s recent complaint that the U.S. is failing to go after militants based in Pakistan. Panetta sai…

UK, Afghanistan and Pakistan Have Constructive UN Pow-Wow

UK, Afghanistan and Pakistan Have Constructive UN Pow-Wow

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Something positive has come out of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City this week — even if it happened in the sidelines.The leaders of the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan ple…

Afghan Officials Say NATO Airstrike Killed at Least Eight Women

Afghan Officials Say NATO Airstrike Killed at Least Eight Women

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Officials in Afghanistan say at least eight women were killed in a NATO airstrike in the country’s eastern province of Laghman, the BBC reports. NATO has admitted that five to eight civilians have died in …

President Hamid Karzai Removes Afghan Intelligence Chief

President Hamid Karzai Removes Afghan Intelligence Chief

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — There was another political shake-up in Afghanistan Wednesday, this one involving the removal of the government’s head of the intelligence service.Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that Rahmatul…

Hamid Karzai Re-Clarifies New Air Strike Ban Policy in Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai Re-Clarifies New Air Strike Ban Policy in Afghanistan

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A major difference of opinion has developed over an agreement made by the Afghan government and NATO over ending air strikes in residential areas in order to end accidental civilian casualties.Afghan P…

US: Air Strikes on Civilian Afghan Homes Will Be on Last Resort Basis

US: Air Strikes on Civilian Afghan Homes Will Be on Last Resort Basis

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — NATO on Monday clarified an earlier report that said Afghan President Hamid Karzai had received assurances that the coalition would no longer conduct air strikes on areas populated by civilians.Karzai met w…

NATO Assures Karzai Airstrikes on Civilian-Populated Areas Will End

NATO Assures Karzai Airstrikes on Civilian-Populated Areas Will End

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A NATO airstrike that accidentally killed 18 civilians last week was the last straw for Afghan President Hamid Karzai.After meeting with Gen. John Allen, the commander of NATO’s International Sec…

Obama Meets With Pakistani President Zardari

Obama Meets With Pakistani President Zardari

Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — President Obama and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met briefly Monday on the sidelines of the NATO summit, but made no progress toward resolving their diplomatic standoff over supply routes in Af…

Hamid Karzai Announces New Phase of Transition, Peace Process Suffers Another Blow

Hamid Karzai Announces New Phase of Transition, Peace Process Suffers Another Blow

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It seems Afghan President Hamid Karzai just can’t win. On a day meant to showcase the strength of the country’s armed forces — with an announcement that the next phase of the transition from NATO foces would ev…

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