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Afghans Line Up to Vote in Presidential Runoff

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Associated Press | Jun 14, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Amid tight security, Afghans lined up Saturday to vote in a presidential runoff between two candidates who both promise to improve ties with the West and combat corruption as they confront a powerful Taliban insurgency and preside over the withdrawal of most foreign troops by the end of the year.   Whoever wins faces majo... more

Afghans Flock to Polls to Vote for New Leader

Associated Press | Apr 05, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power.   Amid tight security, men in traditional tunics and loose trousers, and women covered in burqas lined up at polling centers more t... more

Karzai Says Afghanistan Doesn't Need US Troops

karzai speaking

Associated Press | Mar 16, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely. He reiterated his stance that he would not sign a pact with the ... more

Karzai Says War 'Imposed' on Afghanistan

Associated Press | Mar 15, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the last 12 years of war were "imposed" on Afghans, a reference to the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban. In a last address to Parliament on Saturday, Karzai also said his armed forces, now responsible for 93 percent of the country, were ready to take over entirely after the f... more

Afghanistan Frees Detainees US Calls 'Dangerous'

prisoner is released from Parwan Prison at Bagram Air Field

Associated Press | Feb 13, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan released 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison on Thursday despite protests from the American military, which says the men are Taliban fighters who will likely return to the battlefield to kill coalition and Afghan forces. The move further strains relations between Washington and President Hamid Karzai,... more

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