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In Afghanistan, power-sharing talks break down

Kabul - As Hamid Karzai was scheduled to step down today, September 2, as president of Afghanistan there is still no president to take his place. NATO is slated to discuss Afghanistan at a summit in Wales in two days time with no new Afghan president to attend.

Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of Afghan presidential audit

Kabul - The first deadline for the inauguration of the new Afghan president, August 25, has already passed. Now it seems the new Sept. 2 deadline will also be missed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, has pulled out of the auditing process.

NATO airstrike in Afghanistan kills four civilians

Kabul - A NATO airstrike in the western province of Herat killed four family members all civilians. Reportedly the civilians were on two motorcycles.

'You inspire me' Obama tells U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan

In a surprise visit to United States servicemen posted in Afghanistan U.S. President Barack Obama thanked a rally of 32,800 American military personnel for their services there.

Amid Taliban threat Afghanistan resolves to vote in April

Kabul - Afghanistan is set to participate in the first democratic elections in decades. But the Taliban has vowed to disrupt the key April 5 elections with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire.

Op-Ed: Karzai continues to irritate U.S. and 2 U.S. soldiers killed

Kabul - An insider attack killed two American soldiers in Kapisa Province of Afghanistan. Afghan president Karzai continues to irritate the U.S. by not signing a security agreement and releasing prisoners that the U.S. considers dangerous.

Afghans to release 37 detainees; US strongly objects

Kabul - The Afghan government order to release 37 of 88 detainees who the US says are national security threats has been condemned by the Pentagon Monday.

Op-Ed: U.S. angered by Afghan report on bombings that killed civilians

Kabul - The Karzai government just released a report that gives in detail its on the spot findings about U.S. air strikes in Parwan on January 15 that the report claims killed at least 12 civilians and possibly as many as 17.

Karzai: US airstrike kills 7 Afghan children, 1 woman

Afghanistan's president on Wednesday accused the United States of killing a woman and seven children in an airstrike in Parwan province.

Karzai miffed as US marines shoot and kill child

Kabul - Karzai has long objected to civilian casualties in US raids. He has insisted they stop along with other demands before he will sign the long-term Bilateral Security Agreement recently agreed to and approved by parliament and a meeting of elders.

Op-Ed: Karzai ignores US deadline to sign bilateral security agreement

Kabul - The Obama administration gave Afghan President Hamid Karzai until the end of 2013 to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement that sets the terms and conditions for US troops to remain in Afghanistan through 2024 and even beyond.

Op-Ed: US drone strike kills child wounds two women in Afghanistan

Karzai just recently said that he would not sign the Bilateral Security Agreement(BSA) unless the US stopped night raids on Afghan homes among other demands. Now the US has launched an air strike that blew up a home killing a child and wounding two women.

Op-Ed: Karzai makes new demands for signing security agreement with US

Kabul - Although the Loya Jirga or meeting of elders called by Karzai has approved the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US, Karzai still has not signed and now has brought up new demands.

US may not have any troops in Afghanistan after 2014

Kabul - The planned 2014 departure of US troops from Afghanistan has reportedly hit a roadblock with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai insisting on new terms and conditions before he signs the bilateral security accord (BSA).

Op-Ed: Karzai says US Afghan security agreement signing to be deferred

Kabul - After caving in on every issue, Afghan president Hamid Karzai has resorted to a display of pique, no doubt to restore some political credibility.

Op-Ed: Karzai wants letter from Obama admitting US 'mistakes'

Kabul - Up to the last minute there are still negotiations on a draft bilateral security agreement between the US and Afghanistan. A meeting of Afghan elders is set to begin discussing the draft on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Media manipulation and the Afghan partial deal

Kabul - Governments typically disguise reality in official reports. This is made almost transparent in descriptions of the negotiating process on the bilateral security agreement that would set the conditions for US troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014.

Op-Ed: Partial deal reached with Afghanistan on US troops after 2014

Kabul - In a surprise visit to Afghanistan, John Kerry arrived in Kabul the capital on Friday for talks designed to close a deal on the future of US forces in Afghanistan after 2014.

NATO airstrike kills 5 Afghan civilians, including 3 children

Jalalabad - A NATO airstrike killed five Afghan civilians, including three children, near the eastern city of Jalalabad on Friday night.

Karzai claims NATO air strike leaves 16 civilians dead

Kabul - According to a statement from Afghan president Hamid Karzai's office, a NATO air strike in Kunar province killed 16 civilians.

Op-Ed: Karzai in no hurry to sign a bilateral security agreement

Kabul - Although the US and Afghanistan signed an Enduring Strategic Partnership to last from 2014 to 2024, the question of how many US and NATO troops would remain and under what conditions remains to be settled.

Talks on US presence in Afghanistan after 2014 stalled

Kabul - The talks between the US and Afghanistan on a long-term agreement governing the US continued troop presence in the country were suspended last month by Karzai.

Op-Ed: Human rights groups aghast at Karzai appointments to AIHRC

Kabul - Karzai's five new appointments to the Afghan Human Rights Commission include a Mullah who views Shariah law as the best source of human rights legislation. A second comes from an Afghan fundamentalist party. A third is a bureaucrat close to Karzai.

Op-Ed: President Karzai pulls out of talks with Taliban US troops killed

Doha - Just one day after the Taliban opened a political office in Doha, Qatar, and began peace talks with the US, and the Karzai government, Karzai withdrew in anger from the meetings.

Karzai to boycott Taliban talks

New York - On Tuesday, June 18, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said insurgents fired two rockets into the Bagram Air Base outside the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Taliban spring offensive targets Afghan Security and NATO forces

Kabul - After a relatively calm start this year, which saw few NATO and US casualties, the Taliban have started their spring offensive, targeting NATO and Afghan Security Forces. The past week has been particularly bloody with a car bomb attack in Kabul.

Afghans not interested in killing Taliban - A Western fixation

Kabul - "Now that the sonovabitch is dead, why is the US still angry with us?" "Us", in this conversation, are the Taliban. The SOB in question is Osama bin Laden. This is a quote relayed by Yahya Maroofi, Counsellor to Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.

Op-Ed: Afghan night raid kills 5 civilians including 4 children

Kabul - Local police confirm that a NATO-led night raid in Logar Province left at least five civilians dead including four children. A number of others were wounded.

Op-Ed: Afghanistan success is an illusion - Soviet similarities

Kabul - As the war winds down in Afghanistan, there are similarities with the Soviet withdrawal in 1979. While politicians and military brass emphasize the defeat of the Taliban and the ability of Afghan Security Forces. This defies the reality of Afghanistan.

Op-Ed: US wants Afghans to adopt no-trial indefinite detentions

Kabul - Several incidents are souring relationships between the Afghan government and the US. Among the new disagreements, one concerns the transfer of prisoners to Afghan jurisdiction at the Parwan detention facility
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Presidents Karzai and Rouhani of Afghanstan and Iran salute their countries  flags during a visit by...
Presidents Karzai and Rouhani of Afghanstan and Iran salute their countries' flags during a visit by President Karzai to Tehran at which details of a new Afghanistan-Iran cooperation pact were hammered out.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul January 25, 2014
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai leaves after the last day of the Loya Jirga, in Kabul November 24, 2013. Karzai said on Sunday the United States needed to bring peace to Afghanistan before he would sign a security deal which will enable Washington to keep troops in the country beyond next year
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