Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US commander General David Petraeus had a one-hour long meeting to discuss the former”s call for US forces to leave the country by 2011. The two reached an agreement that Special Forces raids, which the president had earlier said should end, can continue in Afghanistan, the BBC reported. Throughout their [...] Continue reading Karzai, Petraeus ‘agree’ on Special Forces raids in Afghanistan
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Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly held a secret meeting with three Taliban leaders in an effort to weaken the Haqqani network. Jalaluddin Haqqani, a commander in the 1980s Afghan war against the Soviets, leads the Haqqani movement. The network, based in the North Waziristan’s tribal area along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, is thought to [...] Continue reading Karzai holds ‘secret talks’ with Taliban to contain Haqqani network
The White House said Tuesday it would consider cancelling the visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai if he continues to make controversial accusations against Western interference in the central Asian country.
Karzai is due in Washington in May, and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said a meeting with President Barack Obama remained on the schedule “as [...] Continue reading White House could cancel Karzai visit
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly threatened to join the Taliban if he continues to come under “outside pressure” to reform, a media report said Tuesday.
Karzai made the unusual comments at a closed-door meeting Saturday with select lawmakers, just days after kicking up a diplomatic row with remarks alleging foreigners were behind the fraud in [...] Continue reading Karzai threatens to join Taliban
US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kabul was shrouded in secrecy and even Afghan President Hamid Karzai was informed about his visit barely an hour before he arrived, a media report said Monday.
Karzai was notified about the visit just an hour before he arrived, Daily Mail quoted the White House as saying.
Obama Sunday made his [...] Continue reading Karzai told of Obama visit one hour before touchdown