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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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul January 25, 2014 FILE PHOTO.
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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 Hamid Karzai speaks during the last day of the Loya Jirga, in Kabul November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during the last day of the Loya Jirga, in Kabul November 24, 2013. Reuters
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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 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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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 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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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