Hamid Karzai

Eklil Hakimi Steps Down As Finance Minister

<b>Eklil Ahmad Hakimi announced on Tuesday that he has resigned from his position as Finance Minister of Afghanistan due to "a personal reason".</b><p>"Today …

Afghanistan

Why Hamid Karzai deserves a break

It was on his watch that Afghanistan was transformed for the better<p>Looking back over the more than a dozen years that Hamid Karzai has governed …

Afghanistan

Karzai: West's Afghan Intervention 'Failed Miserably'

In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses the failure of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, the future …

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Life under attack

Over 2,000 people killed in violence committed by Taliban, ISIL, US and Afghan forces, according to Al Jazeera data.<p>Ashraf Ghani became Afghan president in 2014, with security as one of his main challenges.<p>He succeeded Hamid Karzai in the first democratic transition of power since the Taliban were …

Afghanistan

Exit Through The Gift Shop

More in September 11<p>View all<p>Hyder Akbar was a teenager living with his family in the Bay Area when president Hamid Karzai asked Hyder's dad to return …

Street Art

India helped Afghanistan rebuild its infrastructure, says former president Hamid Karzai

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai was all praises about India while addressing the students of Saint Peters College in Agra.<p>Talking to the …

Afghanistan

With Afghanistan, loyalty is a fickle thing

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai is at it again. He can switch sides and loyalties all too easily, and all too quickly.<p>In a recent interview …

Afghanistan

Top Afghan Adviser ‘Optimistic’ About Peace Deal With Taliban

A senior Afghan official said he was optimistic about reaching peace with the Taliban even as violence in the war-torn nation increases and the …

National Security

Secrets of the Afghan Peace Talks

Although at least one of the recent terrorist atrocities in Kabul that Ghani cited was the work of the Taliban, his focus appeared to be on the way …

Afghanistan

Former Afghan President Sees Russia as Key to Peace With Taliban

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai believes Russia can play a decisive role in ending America’s longest war.<p>With the war against the Taliban at a …

Afghanistan

Why India won't intervene militarily in Maldives

An Indian Ocean archipelago of 1,192 islands, the Maldives is a tourist paradise. The Maldives is a low-lying country that is expected to be among …

India

Former Afghan leader urges sanctions on Pakistan officials

Afghanistan's former president has lashed out at both the United States and Pakistan, accusing them of using the Afghan war to further their own interests and calling on Washington to sanction Pakistani military and intelligence officials.<p>In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, …

Afghanistan

Jaipur Literature Festival cheat sheet

Here’s how you can make the most of the festival

India

Never heard the term 'Indian state-sponsored terrorism', says ex-CIA director David H Petraeus

Former CIA director and a retired United States Army official David H Petraeus said on Thursday that in his entire career he "never once heard the …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamid Karzai rejects Pak PM's claims, says 'plenty of evidence' against Hafiz Saeed

Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai said today that there was "plenty of evidence" against UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, days after …

India News

Political Crisis in Afghanistan Deepens as Ousted Governor Refuses to Leave Office

<b>Kabul:</b> Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s bid to oust one of the country’s most powerful provincial governors has run into strong resistance that has …

Afghanistan

Amidst Fractured Political Landscape, Powerful Regional Leader Ousted in Afghanistan

<b>Kabul:</b> One of Afghanistan’s most powerful regional politicians was ousted as governor of the northern province of Balkh on Monday, setting up a …

Afghanistan

U.S. has failed to walk the talk on Pakistan: Hamid Karzai

India should rethink its support to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Afghanistan policy, said <b>former Afghan President Hamid Karzai</b>, during a visit to …

India News

Techfest 2017: IIT-Bombay gears up for its biggest event; Hamid Karzai, Pranab Mukherjee to address students at the fest

Hamid Karzai, Former President of Afghanistan along with Pranab Mukherjee will address thousands of students of Indian Institute of Technology, …

India News

Afghan President Under Fire as Critics Chafe at Overdue Vote

KABUL, Afghanistan — Over the past year, as Afghanistan’s strained power-sharing government struggled in the face of intense criticism, Western officials repeatedly stepped in to urge patience.<p>American and European diplomats shuttled to the blast-wall-protected villas of the country’s political …

Afghanistan

Afghanistan in Two Charts

According to Centcom, here are the number of bombs released in Afghanistan since the Obama surge of 2010:After Obama approved a big increase in …

War

U.S. airstrikes rise sharply in Afghanistan — and so do civilian deaths

How could they not see there were women and children in the truck? - ZAFAR KHAN, WHO LOST SIX FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE AUG. 10 BOMBING

Afghanistan

Meena, 11, has spent her life in jail, a serial killer as a cellmate

There is a program that runs orphanages for children whose mothers are imprisoned, but the women have to agree to let their sons and daughters be …

Afghanistan

Deadly bombing targets Afghan official's funeral

Explosion kills at least 18 civilians and wounds 13 more in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province.<p>At least 18 people have been killed in a bombing at a funeral ceremony in eastern Afghanistan, according to local media.<p>The blast on Sunday took place as people gathered to pay respects to a …

Extremism

Unrevised nosedive in US-Pak relations

The nosedive in US-Pak relations triggered by the announcement of new Policy on Afghanistan and South Asia by President Trump and the outright …

Pakistan

US and Pakistan are ‘bedfellows’, says former Afghan President Hamid Karzai: The Hindu

During a visit to India over the weekend, Karzai said India should rethink its support to the US’ new South Asia policy.<p>The United States and …

Afghanistan

Only the UN Can Hold a Real Syrian Election

If an internationally supervised vote there is a success, it could be a blueprint for Ukraine.<p>The U.S.-Russian joint statement on Syria, released last Saturday, contains an intriguing tidbit: The parties agreed that Syria should hold "free and fair elections under UN supervision, held to the …

Middle East

U.N. says it believes Afghanistan air strike killed civilians | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed by an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz last week, despite a U.S. military investigation that found no civilian deaths.<p>In a series of messages on Twitter, the U.N. Assistance Mission …

Afghanistan

Sadism in Afghanistan

For the past 16 years, the American war machine has been acting like a two-tiered sadist in Afghanistan. While facilitating the Kabul government’s …

Afghanistan

U.S. investigates reports of civilian casualties in Afghanistan | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan and U.S. military authorities are investigating reports that as many as 13 civilians were killed in an operation in the northern region of Kunduz, officials said on Monday, but details remain sketchy three days after the incident.<p>Afghanistan's flag flies over the …

Afghanistan