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About Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai is the President of Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai in recent news

In September 2008, Karzai and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, at a joint press conference said that the two countries will jointly fight terrorism.

International Visits

Hamid Karzai's visit to India

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in India on February 1, 2011 on a two-day visit at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in an endeavor to strengthen the friendship and strategic partnership between the two nations.

2012 Hamid Karzai's visit to India

In November 2012, Hamid Karzai arrived in India on a five-day visit. His main purpose of the visit is to attract investors and companies from India to invest in Afghanistan. On November 12, 2012 Karzai met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Karzai said that the investment opportunities in Afghanistan are better today and expressed confidence for the future.

Hamid Karzai in News

Symbiosis International University Successfully Concludes Conference on International Relations 2013
Symbiosis International University (SIU) today successfully concluded a seminal two day Conference on International Relations held at their Lavale Campus, Pune. Supported by the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the conference witnessed keynote addresses by Hon’ble Shri. M

LPU’s 3rd Convocation was an Historic Moment as Two Presidents of Asia’s Great Nations Graced the Occasion
-- President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest of the event, and President of Afghanistan, Mr. Hamid Karzai was conferred on LPU’s first Honorary Doctorate degree -- President Pranab Mukherjee started his speech by applauding the role of LPU in redefining education and becoming the change agent in the society -- President of Afghanistan, Mr

Britain should not leave European Union, says David Cameron
Leaving European Union will risk Britain of being a greater Switzerland, he said

Afghanistan MP Ahmad Khan Samangani killed in a suicide bomb attack
Afghanistan MP Ahmad Khan Samangani was killed in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding party at 7:30 am in the morning.

US declares Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Afghanistan is a major non-NATO ally of United States

Afghan official urges Taliban to join peace talks
A senior Afghan government official asked the Taliban to join peace talks during a meeting in Kyoto, western Japan, but a Taliban official at the meeting refused the offer, local media reported on Thursday.

Afghan peace requires 'clarity' from U.S., Taliban, says Pak Envoy
A senior Pakistani diplomat has said that the much hoped-for peace deal for ending the war in Afghanistan will likely remain out of reach unless both the United States and Taliban put more clear, consistent offers on the table.

Seven Pakistani soldiers 'beheaded' by Taliban militants
Seven Pakistani soldiers have been beheaded by Taliban militants close to the Afghan border, according to a report.

Karzai admits corruption assuming epidemic proportions in Afghanistan
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has urged his government to step up the fight against the corruption that has tarnished his administration's credibility over the years.

Afghanistan eyes 4 billion USD aid in July conference
War-torn Afghanistan expects a key international conference on the country's economy to pledge 4 billion U.S. dollars a year after 2014 when all foreign combat troops leave the country, President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday.

Pak FM says governments doing 'terrible job' in tackling militancy in Afghanistan
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has accused governments of doing a "terrible job" at working together to tackle militancy in Afghanistan as she called for a more unified approach.

Uncertainty looms for Afghanistan with no post Karzai succession plan in place: Analysts
Uncertainty looms over Aghanistan's future as political analysts claim President Hamid Karzai will be taking advantage of the weaknesses in the system and of the fragile state of the country, to ensure that he will retain power for years to come in some form.

Khar to meet Karzai for revival of Afghan peace talks
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar is expected to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday on the sidelines of the latest round of international talks on Afghanistan's future.

Karzai calls U.S. airstrike 'one-sided' decision, says such operations violate pact
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said the U.S. has put the two countries' security pact at risk with a unilateral airstrike that killed 18 civilians, while a Taliban suicide bomber killed four French soldiers responding to a tipoff about a bomb hidden under a bridge.

Zardari says all-inclusive dialogue only way to end Afghan conflict
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that an all-inclusive dialogue process is a viable option to find a solution to the Afghan conflict.

SCO Beijing summit concludes
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) concluded its Beijing summit on Thursday at the Great Hall of the People, with member states agreeing to further cooperation in a variety of fields.

Brain drain of bright Afghan women taking place amid fear of Taliban return: Report
A brain drain of bright young women is taking place in Afghanistan before the 2014 handover, as most of them fear that Taliban-style rule would return to the country after of NATO forces withdraw.

Obama expresses frustration with Pak over NATO supply route reopening
U.S. President Barack Obama, during the NATO Summit in Chicago, made clear his frustration over Pakistan's adamancy over the reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.

NATO endorses timetable to end Afghan war at Chicago Summit
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) leaders have endorsed plans to hand over combat role to Afghan security forces by the middle of the next year.

Obama bemoans not being allowed to have fun anymore
US President Barack has said that he missed a baseball match because he had to attend the NATO summit.

NATO members discuss missile defense amid protests
Leaders of NATO allies on Sunday agreed on over 20 multinational defense programs to enhance the missile shield capability, while an anti-NATO protest outside the summit venue escalated into a clash.

World to continue parthership with Afghanistan after 2014: UN chief
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday that the international community will continue the partnership with Afghanistan after the withdrawal of NATO-led forces by the end of 2014.

Kazai backs setting up Taliban liaison unit in Qatar
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has backed the opening of a Taliban representative office in Qatar for the purpose of holding peace talks.

U.S. deal with Taliban breaks down
The Obama administration's tentative accord with Taliban negotiators that would have included the transfer of five Afghans from U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the Taliban's public renunciation of international terrorism, has collapsed.

Karzai urges Pak to devise policy independent of US, India rivalries
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged Pakistan not to devise its policy on Afghanistan based on its rivalries with either India or the United States.

US troops may stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014, says US general
American troops could remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014, despite President Barack Obama's pledge to withdraw them by then, a senior US commander has claimed.

Secret US-Taliban talks reach critical juncture
Washington, Dec.20 : Senior U.S. officials say their talks with the Taliban have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible.

Raped Afghan woman jailed for adultery freed 'unconditionally'
An Afghan woman, who was jailed for adultery after being raped by her husband's cousin, has been released from prison, her lawyer has said.

Panetta to meet Karzai today to reaffirm America's commitment to Afghanistan
US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta is to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai today after arriving in Kabul to reaffirm America's commitment to Afghanistan.

US officials vacate Shamsi airbase
US officials have vacated the Shamsi airbase after being asked by Pakistan following the NATO air strikes that killed 24 soldiers on November 26.

US urges Pakistan to take stringent action against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
The United States has urged Pakistan to take a stringent action against an extremist group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which was blamed by Afghanistan for the December 6 attack.

Can Pakistan's peace overtures be taken at face value?
The world, as we know it, seems to be going topsy-turvy of late. Pakistan, a sworn enemy of India since its inception as a Nation, seems to be warming up with India after six plus decades. At the same time, its relationship with its most abiding ally, the United States (US), is on the brink of a breakdown.

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