Hamid Karzai http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23763/all en As Obama, Karzai meet, Afghan peace efforts show flickers of life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Crucial meeting set for Friday</p> <p>* Hopes resurrected for negotiated end to decades of war</p> <p>* Peace matters most delicate item on a long agenda</p> <p>By Warren Strobel and Mehreen Zahra-Malik</p> <p>WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - President Barack<br /> Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will discuss matters of<br /> war, including future U.S. troop levels and Afghanistan's army,<br /> when they meet on Friday, but matters of peace may be the most<br /> delicate item on their long agenda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan Peace Jirga Afghanistan Asia Business Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai Health Pashtun people Person Career Person Communication Politics Politics of Afghanistan Quotation Taliban Technology War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:56 +0000 5731465 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in<br /> the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>TUESDAY, JANUARY 8<br /> ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Greek Prime<br /> Minister Antonis Samaras (1030).</p> <p>DAVOS - Launch of World Economic Forum's Global Risks 2013.</p> <p>BRUSSELS - EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy meets with<br /> Slovenia's President Borut Pahor (0800).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Contents of the United States diplomatic cables leak Government Hamid Karzai Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian nationalism Person Career Politics Protests in Egypt Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Social Issues Technology Turkish general election Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:25 +0000 5731568 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. does not rule out leaving no troops in Afghanistan after 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-does-not-rule-out-leaving-no-troops-afghanistan-after-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By AFG</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Obama administration does not rule out the possibility that no U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014, the White House said on Monday, just days before President Barack Obama is due to meet Afghan president Hamid Karzai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-does-not-rule-out-leaving-no-troops-afghanistan-after-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Entertainment Environment Hamid Karzai Health Pashtun people Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:30:34 +0000 5731825 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9</p> <p>WASHINGTON - Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits United States (to Jan. 11). ** LONDON - Britain hosts an international meeting to plan for the period after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's departure (to Jan. 10).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian people Hamid Karzai Pashtun people Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:45:03 +0000 5731990 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 ** WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Afghan President Hamid Karzai (2200). ** ROME - Libyan president meets Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Mario Monti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hamid Karzai Pashtun people Shinzō Abe Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:15:03 +0000 5732523 at http://www.globalpost.com US, Afghanistan have reached 'last chapter' in war aim -Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/us-afghanistan-have-reached-last-chapter-war-aim-panetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday that the two countries had reached the "last chapter" in their effort to establish a sovereign Afghanistan that can provide for its own security.</p> <p>After a formal welcoming ceremony at the Pentagon, Panetta told Karzai that 2013 would mark an important turning point in the war, with Afghan forces due to begin taking the lead role in providing security across the country while coalition troops offered support and training.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/us-afghanistan-have-reached-last-chapter-war-aim-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Entertainment Environment Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai Health Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:16:03 +0000 5732807 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>FRIDAY, JANUARY 11</p> <p>WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai.</p> <p>GENEVA - Russian and U.S. diplomats to hold meeting with the international mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hamid Karzai Pashtun people Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:45:20 +0000 5733026 at http://www.globalpost.com Karzai says Afghanistan to be safer once foreign troops leave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/karzai-says-afghanistan-be-safer-once-foreign-troops-leave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a press briefing on Monday that his country will be "more secure" once most foreign troops leave by the end of 2014.</p> <p>When asked if security would deteriorate after the withdrawal of the NATO-led force, Karzai replied: "By no means... Afghanistan will be more secure and a better place". (Reporting by Hamid Shalizi, writing by Amie Ferris-Rotman, editing by Dylan Welch)</p> Asia Hamid Karzai Pashtun people War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:15:03 +0000 5734026 at http://www.globalpost.com Immunity for U.S. troops in Afghanistan to be decided by yr-end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/immunity-us-troops-afghanistan-be-decided-yr-end <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL, Jan 14 (Reuters) - - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday that a decision on immunity for U.S. forces staying in the country after 2014 will be made after "eight or nine" months.</p> <p>"The issue of immunity is under discussion (and) it is going to take eight to nine months before we reach agreement," Karzai told a press briefing in the Afghan capital, Kabul. (Reporting by Hamid Shalizi, writing by Amie Ferris-Rotman, editing by Dylan Welch)</p> Asia Hamid Karzai Pashtun people War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:30:30 +0000 5734034 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb kills family of six in south Afghanistan: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/bomb-kills-family-six-south-afghanistan-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A landmine explosion ripped through a civilian vehicle in southern Afghanistan and killed six members of a family, provincial authorities said Saturday.</p> <p>"Six people all onboard -- two elderly men, two women and two men -- were killed in a landmine explosion in Nad Ali district of Helmand province," Ahmad Zirak, the provincial governor's spokesman, told AFP.</p> <p>The blast at around 7:00 pm on Friday took place as they were travelling from one village to another in the district, Zirak added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/bomb-kills-family-six-south-afghanistan-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hamid Karzai Pashtun people AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 11:01:16 +0000 5750908 at http://www.globalpost.com 34,000 US troops home from Afghanistan in next year: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/34000-us-troops-home-afghanistan-next-year-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address Tuesday that he will pull 34,000 US troops home from Afghanistan in the next year, a source familiar with his speech said.</p> <p>The move will effectively halve the size of the current 66,000 strong US force in Afghanistan, ahead of a final withdrawal of most foreign combat troops by the end of 2014.</p> <p>The source, speaking on condition of anonymity so as not to preempt Obama's remarks, said the president would undertake to make the withdrawals around the time of his next State of the Union speech next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/34000-us-troops-home-afghanistan-next-year-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Hamid Karzai Human rights abuses Politics War War in Afghanistan AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:45:35 +0000 5753582 at http://www.globalpost.com Karzai summons top NATO commander in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/karzai-summons-top-nato-commander-afghanistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Afghan president Hamid Karzai has summoned the new commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan over an air strike that allegedly killed ten civilians, according to a statement issued Thursday.</p> <p>General Joseph Dunford, who took over from General John Allen on Sunday, was called in "for explanations" to the Afghan presidential palace following the air strike in the insurgency-plagued Kunar province a day earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/karzai-summons-top-nato-commander-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Hamid Karzai Pashtun people War AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:31:30 +0000 5755567 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO air strikes for Afghan security forces must end - Karzai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/nato-air-strikes-afghan-security-forces-must-end-karzai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Karzai expresses anger over recent civilian deaths</p> <p>* Air strikes a major stress point in relations with U.S.</p> <p>* Afghan forces face increased pressure ahead of 2014 international pullout</p> <p>By Mirwais Harooni</p> <p>KABUL, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Afghan security forces will be banned from calling for NATO air strikes in residential areas to help in their operations, President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday, three days after 10 civilians died in such a strike in the country's east.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/nato-air-strikes-afghan-security-forces-must-end-karzai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai Politics War Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:45:03 +0000 5757436 at http://www.globalpost.com Scandal-hit Kabul bank draws just one bidder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/scandal-hit-kabul-bank-draws-just-one-bidder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Afghan consortium has bid to buy New Kabul Bank, the remnants of Afghanistan's largest private bank which collapsed in a fraud scandal, after four others withdrew, officials said Saturday.</p> <p>Three domestic and two international groups had expressed interest in the bank, but by deadline Saturday only one -- Ali Akbar Zhawandal consortium -- had stepped forward, central bank governer Norullah Delawari said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/scandal-hit-kabul-bank-draws-just-one-bidder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hamid Karzai New Kabul Bank AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:15:25 +0000 5757518 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO 'will comply with Afghan air strike ban' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/nato-will-comply-afghan-air-strike-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The commander of US-led forces in Afghanistan said Sunday he would comply with President Hamid Karzai's order banning Afghan security forces from seeking NATO air support.</p> <p>Karzai Saturday said he would issue a decree ordering an end to local security forces calling in NATO air strikes amid new tensions over civilian casualties caused by such attacks.</p> <p>Karzai made the statement after a NATO air raid killed 10 civilians including women and children in a region of eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/nato-will-comply-afghan-air-strike-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Hamid Karzai Pashtun people War AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:01:39 +0000 5758046 at http://www.globalpost.com