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Afghanistan's Taliban: leaderless but still a potent threat

Yahoo7 News - ‎15 hours ago‎
They mounted countless attacks on US-dominated NATO troops in Afghanistan and on local forces loyal to Hamid Karzai -- a Pashtun who became the country's first democratically elected president in October 2004 but who was scorned by the Taliban as a ...
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Cults of personalities proliferate in Central Asia

Daily Mail - ‎16 hours ago‎
FILE - In this Thursday June 17, 2004 file photo, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, left, and Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev listen to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a press conference after the Uzbekistan security summit in ...

The Taliban: al Qaeda's ally; Hillary's peace partner

Power Line (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
It was because Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai, having had enough, “effectively pulled the plug” on peace talks in late 2011.

Obama's Biggest Corruption Charade

CounterPunch - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Obama administration wants Americans to believe that it is fiercely anti-corruption. “I have been shocked by the degree to which I find corruption pandemic in the world today,” declared Secretary of State John Kerry at the Anti-Corruption Summit in ...
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India's Central Asia dreams to set sail from Chabahar

Business Standard - ‎16 hours ago‎
Politically, images of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who is less inclined towards India than his predecessor Hamid Karzai, and Iran President Hassan Rouhani shaking hands with Modi on a deal will have put the antennae up in Islamabad as well as ...

Helping hand for children

The Hindu - ‎May 22, 2016‎
... King Habibullah. The school was renovated with the assistance of the Indian government between 2003 and 2006. The renovated building was jointly inaugurated by Hamid Karzai, then president of Afghanistan, and former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Indian water terrorism

The News International - ‎7 hours ago‎
India has also finalised plans to build a dam on River Kabul and set up Kama Hydroelectric Project using 0.5MAF of Pakistan water with the approval of e-president Hamid Karzai. Off late, radical Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has ordered ...
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America's next president and the war on terrorism

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The US attempted to win the war by establishing bases in Afghanistan in partnership with the Afghan government and its first president, Hamid Karzai, and also with Pakistan. Despite attempts to form alliances with both, the US was left with no viable ...

Story of cities #47: Myanmar rising – how democracy is changing Yangon's skyline

The Guardian - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Over the last eight months, the Turquoise Mountain foundation - a regeneration trust founded in Afghanistan by the Prince of Wales and former Afghan president Hamid Karzai - has been working to restore the building in partnership with its residents and ...
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India pledges $1 million for school in Kabul

Zee News - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The school was renovated with the assistance of the Indian government between 2003 and 2006. The renovated building was jointly inaugurated by Hamid Karzai, then president of Afghanistan, and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. IANS.

Karzai insists on sincere fight against terror as Pakistan extends invitation for visit

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Nawaz_Sharif_January_2015 The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has insisted on sincere fight against terrorism as the Pakistani authorities have extended an invitation to Karzai to visit the country.
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The Return of a Peacemaker ... or a Trojan Horse?

Huffington Post - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Equally desperate for tranquility is Afghanistan's Peace High Council, established in 2010 by former president Hamid Karzai. It has failed to produce anything tangible. Under public pressure because of its bloated budget and staff and a marked lack of ...
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Can a pipeline route kill Afghan Hazara pipe dreams?

FRANCE 24 - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Critics of former Afghan president Hamid Karzai had grown weary of his “Big Tent” way of doing business by appeasing and holding together a fractious coalition of powerbrokers.
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Afghan cyclists present UN chief with peace message

Daily Mail - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Ban commended the cyclists for their courage and sported the purple and green chapan coat, made popular in the West by former-Afghan President Hamid Karzai. "You have been sending out a strong message to many people around the world with your ...

Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?

The Diplomat - ‎May 19, 2016‎
This allowed it to maintain a strategic partnership with both the Taliban regime and Hamid Karzai's government. The Asian Development Bank's TAPI pipeline project linking Turkmen natural gas to South Asia via Afghanistan has increased the importance of ...

How Christie's helped to return a looted treasure to Afghanistan

Christie's - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Its forthcoming display in the National Museum will not only please our people, but is a valuable step in the restoration of the museum.

DANA ROHRABACHER: Rashid Dostum, Afghan vice president, denied travel visa

Washington Times - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Instead, our government insisted Hamid Karzai be installed in power. His would be the most centralized government they could imagine or desire.

A-29 Ground Attack Planes Tally More Than 260 Sorties in Afghanistan - ‎May 10, 2016‎
Understandably, we had a terrible president the last 8 years Karzai that didn't want to sign the BSA. Also, add the extremely disproportionately low amount of development support to civil society relative to military spending.
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War and peace in the times of Obama

The Hindu - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Between Iraq and Afghanistan, the latter has comparatively governance - having a peaceful transition of power from Hamid Karzai to Ashraf Ghani. Both nations continue to witness militant attacks and suicide bombings after the wars were officially ended.

Corruption: Can Afghanistan's Government Overcome Its National Shame?

The Diplomat - ‎May 13, 2016‎
The NUG came to lead the government at a crucial time: the NATO combat mission came to an end and donors' funding and assistance started drying out, compared to the golden decade of international aid and assistance that defined Hamid Karzai's terms in ...