With no Karzai, Afghans vote in open race with high stakes

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With no Karzai, Afghans vote in open race with high stakes

Long before campaigning for the April 5 poll began, Afghan President Hamid Karzai promised he would not endorse any presidential candidate. He did not break his vow. But everybody knows who Karzai supports – it’s one of Kabul’s worst-kept secrets.

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Karzai says Afghan war not fought in his country's interest: report

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Karzai says Afghan war not fought in his country's interest: report

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul January 25, 2014 FILE PHOTO.

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Afghan exit could hamper US drone war against al-Qaeda

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago

The possible withdrawal of all US forces from Afghanistan would hamper manhunts for al-Qaeda militants in neighbouring Pakistan, forcing Washington to find alternative bases for its drone flights, officials and experts say.

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Afghan president condemns US airstrike that killed a child

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Afghan president condemns US airstrike that killed a child

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during the last day of the Loya Jirga, in Kabul November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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Afghanistan's Karzai rejects elders' advice to back U.S. deal quickly

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

Afghanistan's Karzai rejects elders' advice to back U.S. deal quickly

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during the last day of the Loya Jirga, in Kabul November 24, 2013. Reuters

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Karzai to visit Pakistan in quest for Taliban peace

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Karzai to visit Pakistan in quest for Taliban peace

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is to hold key talks with Pakistan's newly elected government on Monday, searching for direct communication with Taliban insurgents to end 12 years of war.

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Afghan peace plans in limbo as US placates Karzai

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Báo Dân Trí English 15 month(s) ago

Afghan peace plans in limbo as US placates Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday mulled his response to US efforts to repair damaged ties after a public spat over the Taliban opening an office in Qatar for peace talks.

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Afghan government to shun U.S. talks with Taliban

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Afghan government to shun U.S. talks with Taliban

Revived Afghan peace talks hit their first roadblock on Wednesday, a day after they were announced, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai said his government would not join U.S. talks with the Taliban and would halt negotiations with Washington on a post-2014 troop pact.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen following a security handover ceremony at a military academy outside Kabul on June 18, 2013.

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US to speed up transfer of security to Afghans, Obama says

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Báo Dân Trí English 21 month(s) ago

US President Barack Obama said Friday that NATO will speed up the transfer of responsibility for security to Afghan forces this spring, citing the "progress" made by Afghan troops following talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington.

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Taliban chief Omar can run for president: Karzai

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Taliban chief Omar can run for president: Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai called Thursday on Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar to give up fighting his US-backed government in return for the chance to run for president of the war-torn nation.

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Donors offer US$16 billion Afghan aid at Tokyo conference

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Donors offer US$16 billion Afghan aid at Tokyo conference

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (L-R) leave after a photo session at the Tokyo Conference on the Reconstruction of Afghanistan, in Tokyo July 8, 2012. ( Image: Reuters )

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Donors pledge $16 bln Afghan aid at Tokyo meet

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Donors pledge $16 bln Afghan aid at Tokyo meet

(Front row, from L) Japanese FM Koichiro Gemba, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda pose during a group photo session prior to the opening of the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan, on July 8.

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U.S. gives ally Afghanistan special security status

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U.S. gives ally Afghanistan special security status

Washington declared Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally on Saturday, a largely symbolic status reinforcing its message to Afghans that they will not be abandoned as the war winds down.

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Karzai condemns NATO air strike on civilians

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Karzai condemns NATO air strike on civilians

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday condemned as unacceptable a NATO air strike that killed 18 civilians and would cut short a trip to Beijing to return home, his office said.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (L) sits with his delegation during the closing session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 7, 2012.

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France's Hollande makes unannounced Afghanistan trip

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France's Hollande makes unannounced Afghanistan trip

French President Francois Hollande made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Friday to visit some of the French troops he wants to pull out later this year and meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai, whom he saw briefly last week in Chicago.

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