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Hamid Karzai

The top contenders for the Afghan presidency

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 term, and there has been no front runner among the people vying to replace him.

Saturday, 5 April, 2014, 7:06am

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

Millions of Afghans are expected to queue at makeshift polling booths today, defying Taliban threats to kill them, to elect their next president. It will be an unprecedented democratic leadership transition for the troubled country.

5 Apr 2014 - 1:46am 1 comment

Hamid Karzai rejects law protecting abusers of Afghan women

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 and Western governments.

19 Feb 2014 - 10:45am 1 comment

No stoning for adultery, says Afghan president Karzai after outcry

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.

30 Nov 2013 - 3:30am

Afghan leader Hamid Karzai to push for Indian military aid

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.

21 May 2013 - 3:54pm

Who said it?

We appreciate all this assistance and help, all this assistance is very useful to us

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, on the tens of millions of dollars in cash the C.I.A. has given his office in the past decade


I don't know why the duck is so worth watching

An internet user on the Rubber Duck in Victoria Harbour


6 May 2013 - 2:55am

Afghan leader Hamid Karzai says US, Taliban are colluding

He accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave as planned by the end of next year.

10 Mar 2013 - 6:05pm

Briefs, March 4, 2013

Passwords reset after Evernote cyber attack

CALIFORNIA - Evernote, a web-based note-sharing service, said it was resetting the passwords of its 50 million users after hackers breached its network, accessing usernames, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords. The attack "follows a similar pattern" to other cyber attacks in recent weeks, it said. Reuters


4 Mar 2013 - 5:13am

Afghan president to ban requests for foreign air strikes

If he issues the decree as promised, the move would pose a significant new challenge to government troops who have relied heavily on foreign air power to give them an advantage against insurgents.

17 Feb 2013 - 11:33am

Dunford takes charge of Nato in Afghanistan

US General Joseph Dunford assumed command of Nato forces in Afghanistan on Sunday, taking over from General John Allen as the coalition prepares to withdraw the bulk of its combat troops by next year.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am