President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in Afghanistan, dumbfounding US officials during a problematic visit by the new Pentagon chief.
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Afghanistan's president has ordered US special forces out of a strategic province over allegations of torture and murder by Afghans working with them, in another sign of deteriorating ties between Kabul and Washington.
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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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President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan arrived at the Pentagon today 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 combat troops leave the country at the end of 2014.
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The Taliban warned Saturday that they would continue waging war on any US troops remaining in Afghanistan after 2014, adding that Kabul would be responsible for future casualties. Withdrawal talks are set to take place next week.
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The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan said they made progress in Turkey-mediated talks on Wednesday, aimed partly at calming tensions following an assassination attempt on an Afghan spy chief that Kabul said was planned in Pakistan.
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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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Leaders of NATO allies on Sunday agreed on over 20 multinational defense programs to enhance the missile shield capability, while an anti-NATO protest outside the summit venue escalated into a clash.
As NATO discusses its exit from Afghanistan at a summit in Chicago, Afghans fear that a meltdown in their corruption-plagued economy could follow the consequent drop in foreign funding.
President Obama, right, during his meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the NATO Summit in Chicago, May 20, 2012.
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US President Barack Obama opened a NATO summit Sunday saying the world backed his plan to end war in Afghanistan, as President Hamid Karzai pledged his bloodied state would no longer be a "burden."
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