The streets of central Kabul’s bustling open-air Mandavi market was cleared of shopkeepers and shoppers early this afternoon after Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a large police station on the area’s main street.
Hamid Karzai is lonely. He is huddled, as always, deep inside his presidential palace in Kabul, protected by towering stone walls, growling dogs and U.S
The Obama administration has dramatically ratcheted up the American drone warfare program in Pakistan.
The main challenger to Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants the removal of the country’s election chief and 200 other staffers of the election commission to ensure a fair runoff election. “My trust in becoming a candidate was not to be part of the same government, part of the same deteriorating situation,” Abdullah told CNN’s John King in an interview broadcast on Sunday’s “State of the Union.” “Mine was for a change in this country
The candidate who will face Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a runoff election next month said Friday that he won’t join Karzai’s government if the incumbent wins another term, but instead will remain in opposition.
In a blizzard of personal meetings in Kabul, Afghanistan, and in telephone conversations from Washington, U.S.
Monday’s news that Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission has stripped President Hamid Karzai of his first-round re-election victory potentially removes the last obstacle cited by the Obama Administration to sending thousands more U.S.
One of President Obama’s top advisers said Sunday the Bush administration failed to ask critical questions about the war in Afghanistan, leaving the Obama administration starting from scratch — and leaving the war “adrift.” “The president is asking the questions that have never been asked on the civilian side, the political side, the military side and the strategic side,” White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told CNN’s “State of the Union.” Among the things the Obama administration wants to know from Afghan leaders: “Do you have a credible Afghan partner for this process that can provide the security and the type of services that the Afghan people need” The United States faces “a much more complex decision” than just determining the appropriate level of troops, Emanuel told CNN chief national correspondent John King in a rare interview. “It’s clear that basically we had a war for eight years that was going on, that’s adrift, that we’re beginning at scratch, just at the starting point …
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his main rival to abide by the results of August’s election which the United Nations has said was marked by “widespread fraud.” Kai Eide, head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, said last week that the vote was flawed
Nelson Mandela Foundation “We trust that this award will strengthen his commitment, as the leader of the most powerful nation in the world, to continue promoting peace and the eradication of poverty.” Kofi Annan “It was an unexpected but inspired choice.