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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:27pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... Lynne O'Donnell For the first time in Afghanistan's history, the outcome of today's presidential election is a mystery. President Hamid Karzai cannot serve a third four-year ... 71, a Karzai confidant, served as the outgoing president's foreign minister from 2010 to 2013. He demonstrated his commitment to women's rights by choosing as one of his two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1465076/top-contenders-afghan-presidency
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Hamid Karzai rejects law protecting abusers of Afghan women

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:51pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Kabul New code in Afghanistan sought to ban relatives from testifying against each other, halting prosecution of domestic violence cases Karzai rejects law protecting women abusers The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has backed away from a law that would have silenced victims of domestic violence, forced marriage and child abuse, after a campaign by Afghan activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430568/hamid-karzai-rejects-law-protecting-abusers-afghan-women
  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US plotted to ensure Hamid Karzai defeat in 2009 Afghan election, claims former defence chief Robert Gates

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 01:48am by WASHPOST

    ... Foreign Policy US 'plotted to ensure Karzai election defeat' Afghan President Hamid Karzai has long accused the Obama administration of trying to secretly engineer his political downfall. Now it turns out he may be right. Former US defence secretary Robert Gates' new memoir contains a fascinating account of a failed administration attempt to ensure Karzai was defeated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402776/us-plotted-ensure-hamid-karzai-defeat-2009-afghan-election-claims-former
  4. News - World

    No stoning for adultery, says Afghan president Karzai after outcry

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 09:01pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Kabul Leak of draft law that proposed the measure had prompted an international outcry No stoning for adultery, says Afghan president Afghanistan's government has backed away from a proposal to reintroduce public stoning as a punishment for adultery after the leak of a draft law stirred up a storm of international condemnation. The president, Hamid Karzai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368821/no-stoning-adultery-says-afghan-president-karzai-after-outcry
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:18pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... country. The man who takes the mantle from President Hamid Karzai will be charged with overseeing Afghanistan's transition from more than a decade of Western military occupation to full ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465078/next-afghan-president-will-face-battle-control-nations-mineral-wealth
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan president Hamid Karzai wants to defer signing of US deal

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... the signing of the agreement to the winner of next year’s presidential elections, which he is barred from contesting. Hamid Karzai’s statement came after days of negotiations between Afghan and US ... forward to concluding this agreement promptly” in the letter, which was read by Karzai to the 2,500 member council. Karzai’s suggestion to push the signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1361944/us-afghanistan-agree-post-war-troop-deal
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Hamid Karzai backs Afghan security pact with US but signals another delay

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:36pm by VARIOUS

    ... Agence France-Press in Kabul He says a deal to keep up to 15,000 troops in Afghanistan will not be signed before April poll Karzai backs pact with US, but signals another delay Afghan President Hamid Karzai yesterday backed a proposed security pact with the United States that will see up to 15,000 foreign troops stay in the country, but said it would not be signed until after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1362296/hamid-karzai-backs-afghan-security-pact-us-signals-another-delay
  8. News - China - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan president Hamid Karzai meets China leaders amid security concerns

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 06:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing President Xi Jinping in discussions on copper mine project stalled by Taliban with Afghan leader in Beijing Afghan President Hamid Karzai met on Friday with Chinese leaders amid security threats in the war-torn nation that have stymied a massive copper mine development by a Chinese consortium. Karzai met separately with President Xi Jinping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1319253/afghan-president-meets-china-leaders-amid-security-concerns
  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan leader Hamid Karzai to push for Indian military aid

    Posted May 21st 2013, 03:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Afghan President Hamid Karzai will try to secure more military aid in talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday as he looks to beef up his security forces after international troops pull out next year. Karzai is to hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee after accepting an honorary degree on Monday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1242774/afghan-leader-hamid-karzai-push-indian-military-aid
  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan leader Hamid Karzai says US, Taliban are colluding

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 06:05pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops ... are not in Afghanistan, we would be facing these sorts of incidents Afghan president hamid karzai Karzai is known for making incendiary comments in his public speeches, a move that is often attributed to him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1187651/afghan-leader-hamid-karzai-says-us-taliban-are-colluding

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