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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Afghans fear economic meltdown as NATO exit looms

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Afghans fear economic meltdown as NATO exit looms

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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World behind strategy to exit Afghanistan: Obama

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Báo Dân Trí English 31 month(s) ago

World behind strategy to exit Afghanistan: Obama

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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Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead in Kabul

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Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead in Kabul

A senior Afghan peace negotiator and close ally of President Hamid Karzai was shot dead Sunday, dealing a major blow to Kabul's efforts to broker peace with Taliban insurgents.

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Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead in Kabul

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Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead in Kabul

A senior Afghan peace negotiator and close ally of President Hamid Karzai was shot dead Sunday, dealing a major blow to Kabul's efforts to broker peace with Taliban insurgents.
In this picture taken on August 29, 2009, Afghan senator Arsalan Rahmani speaks during an interview with AFP at his house in Kabul.

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Obama pledges end to Afghan war

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Obama pledges end to Afghan war

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai exchange documents after signing the Strategic Partnership Agreement at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, May 2, 2012. (Image: Reuters)

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Karzai accuses NATO of failure over attacks

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Karzai accuses NATO of failure over attacks

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday blamed intelligence failures, particularly on the part of NATO forces, for the biggest coordinated militant attacks on Kabul in 10 years of war.

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West to pay Afghan military $4 bn a year: Karzai

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West to pay Afghan military $4 bn a year: Karzai

The international community will subsidise Afghan security forces by more than $4 billion a year for a decade after US-led combat forces leave Afghanistan in 2014, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday.

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Karzai asks NATO to leave Afghan villages; Taliban scrap talks

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Karzai asks NATO to leave Afghan villages; Taliban scrap talks

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai called for NATO troops to leave Afghan villages and confine themselves to major bases after the slaughter of 16 civilians by a U.S. soldier, underscoring fury over the massacre and clouding U.S. exit plans.

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Obama calls Afghan president over killing of civilians

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to express his "shock and sadness" at the reported killing and wounding of Afghan civilians.

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Karzai under fire on Afghan women's rights

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Karzai under fire on Afghan women's rights

President Hamid Karzai's US-backed government is under fire this International Women's Day, accused of selling out on Afghan women's rights as it tries to woo the Taliban into peace talks.

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Taliban deny plan for Saudi talks with Afghan govt

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Taliban deny plan for Saudi talks with Afghan govt

The Taliban militia leading a 10-year insurgency in Afghanistan on Wednesday denied that they would soon hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai's government in Saudi Arabia.

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