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Karzai lauds forces for swift a...
KABUL: The Afghan government yesterday lauded its security forces for beating back a Taliban assault on central Kabul that left one policeman, two civilians and all four militants dead.
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President Barack Obama signs executive orders with Vice President Joe Biden, left, and invited guests during an event unveiling a package of proposals to reduce gun violence at the White House, Jan.
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The Huffington Post
CNN Anchor Calls Obama Protester 'Rude' And 'Crazy'
Medea Benjamin, the activist who interrupted President Obama's drone speech on Thursday , got a chilly reception from CNN's Carol Costello when she appeared on the network on Friday morning.
Fri May 24, 2013
Voice of America
Expert: US Foreign Policy in 'Retreat'
A former senior advisor to the late Richard Holbrooke, who served as U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, says when it comes to foreign policy, the U.S. is in "retreat." Vali Nasr, who is now dean of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies , said the Obama administration has concluded that the best way forward ... (more)
Explosions, Gunfire in Kabul in Second Attack This Month
Two explosions followed by gunfire erupted in central Kabul today and casualties were feared, police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzai said by phone.
Karzai seeks help in healthcare & skill building centers
NEW DELHI: In an exclusive interaction with a group of CII CEOs , visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai called for Indian investment in prominent sectors including Healthcare, Agri business, Telecom and Capacity Building.
Hamid Karzai wraps up India visit
New Delhi, May 23 : The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai paid a two-day working visit to India from May 20-22. During Karzai's visit, he was conferred an Doctoris Honoris Causa for Letters by the Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, on May 20, and met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ... (more)
Thu May 23, 2013
Wall Street Journal
India in Pictures
Devotees at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a man splashes water on an elephant in New Delhi, people walk at a beach in Kochi, and more.
Turkish trader freed by rebels
KABUL: A Turkish restaurant owner kidnapped 11 days ago in Kabul was freed in an overnight raid by elite commandos from Afghanistan's intelligence agency, officials said yesterday.
IRS probe - At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress.
Wed May 22, 2013
Afghanistan: Bomb kills 15, including 6 Americans
A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans in a blast so powerful it rattled the other side of the Afghan capital.
Stars and Stripes
Afghan security concerns to ease after 2014, Karzai says
Afghan security after the departure of foreign combat troops in 2014 will become easier because of the ill-advised, misdirected and often corrupt ways NATO and its contractors have pursued the "war on terror," Afghan President Hamid Karzai told reporters in India on Wednesday.
Afghan suicide attack kills 14, including politician
SHARIF: A suicide bomber struck outside government buildings in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing 14 people, including a local politician, in the latest attack to target provincial officials.
Afghan students protest women's rights decree
Hard-line Islamist students protested Wednesday in the Afghan capital demanding the repeal of a presidential decree for women's rights that they say is un-Islamic. It was the latest sign of a backlash against the legal protections passed in the 12 years since the toppling of the Taliban regime known for its harsh treatment of women.
Malaysian National News Agency
India Would Stand By Afghanistan In Its Transition: India's President
India is prepared to increase bilateral contribution to Afghanistan's institution-building, training and equipment and would stand by that country during its critical period of transition, Press Trust of India reported, quoting India's President Pranab Mukherjee as saying here Tuesday.
Tue May 21, 2013
Body of Footless Torture Victim Unearthed Near US Special Forces Base in Afghanistan
Laborers digging a water ditch just 200 yards from a former US Special Forces outpost in Afghanistan have discovered the body of a missing Afghan man, Sayid Mohammad, who was last seen being taken to the base after being taken into custody by men associated with the US military.
The Land of the Free
Afghan President Karzai Cashing In
Last week The New York Times reported that the CIA has been delivering large sums of cash to the Karzai led government of Afghanistan.
UN officials in Afghanistan urge ratification of law to eliminate violence against women
President Hamid Karzai passed the Elimination of Violence against Women law with a presidential decree in 2009, but law has yet to be ratified by the Parliament.
In Kabul, UNESCO chief spotlights Afghanistana s educational and cultural gains
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova , toured the Ayesha-e-Durrani school in Kabul as part of her three day visit to Afghanistan.
Mon May 20, 2013
Hamid Karzai in India on two-day visit
NEW DELHI : Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India on Monday on a two-day visit during which he is expected to seek greater military aid from the government in New Delhi, officials said.