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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Afghan President’s intentional move

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Afghan President’s intentional move

(VOV) - President Hamid Karzai repeated last week that Afghan security forces can ensure national security without international assistance. The announcement has dashed any US hope that the outgoing Afghan President will sign a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US.

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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 2 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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Afghanistan to free 72 prisoners who US says are insurgents

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Afghanistan to free 72 prisoners who US says are insurgents

KABUL, January 9, 2014 (AFP) - Afghanistan on Thursday said it would release scores of alleged Taliban fighters from jail as there was no evidence against them, despite US objections that the men could return to the battlefield as NATO troops withdraw.

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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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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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US says captured top Pakistani Taliban leader

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US says captured top Pakistani Taliban leader

American troops have captured a senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban, a US official said Friday, in what could prove a major blow to the group amid moves to boost peace efforts in Afghanistan.

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Karzai to visit Pakistan in quest for Taliban peace

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Báo Dân Trí English 8 month(s) ago

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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U.S. considers pulling all troops from Afghanistan: officials

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U.S. considers pulling all troops from Afghanistan: officials

A U.S. soldier cuts into a cake during Fourth of July celebrations at the Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, Afghanistan

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Afghan peace plans in limbo as US placates Karzai

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Báo Dân Trí English 10 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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SaiGon GP English 11 month(s) ago 3 related news

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 open peace talks with Taliban

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VietNam News English 11 month(s) ago 3 related news

The United States and the Taliban cleared the decks for peace talks Tuesday even as a deadly attack on US troops underlined the still furious nature of their decade-long war.

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Afghan leader alleges US-Taliban collusion

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VietNam News English 14 month(s) ago

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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Afghan leader orders US special forces out of province

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VietNam News English 15 month(s) ago

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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