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Stories with person: Hamid Karzai
  • Obama praises Afghans on presidential election 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 8:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Saturday that Afghanistan's presidential election marks another milestone in the effort by the Afghan people to take full responsibility for their country as the United States and its allies gradually withdraw their forces.

  • AP reporter in stable condition in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:40 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An Associated Press correspondent shot and wounded while covering preparations for elections in Afghanistan was in stable condition Saturday and receiving medical treatment at a military hospital in Kabul.

  • AP photographer killed, reporter wounded 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

  • AP Interview: Afghan candidate praises Karzai 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:05 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - A leading Afghan presidential candidate praised Hamid Karzai for allowing the country's first democratic transition of power and said Thursday that he'll offer the longtime leader an advisory role if he wins this weekend's election.

  • Afghans line up for last-minute voter registration 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:00 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghans lined up by the hundreds Tuesday up in a last-minute rush to register for voting cards, a sign that interest in national elections is high despite fears of violence.

  • Mixed legacy for Karzai as Afghan president 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:29 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghans go to the polls next weekend to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Hamid Karzai's greatest achievement.

  • AP Interview: Afghan candidate will respect vote 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:02 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the top three contenders in Afghanistan's presidential race said Thursday that he won't challenge the results even if he loses and suspects fraud, and he urged his opponents to do the same.

  • In Afghan race, wooing votes with ethnic strongmen 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:13 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - On the edge of a Kabul neighborhood dominated by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority, an election poster of presidential candidate Abdul Rasoul Sayyaf is damaged - partially scraped away by someone trying to remove it.

  • Will Afghanistan security take backseat to Europe? 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 3:19 am
  • WASHINGTON - With Russia pushing new hostilities to Europe's doorstep, U.S. and NATO officials are trying to gauge whether already dwindling resources and attention will be diverted from what, until now, has been a top security priority: Afghanistan.

  • NATO chief: Russian aggression is 'wake-up call' 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 4:12 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Russia's advances in Ukraine are the greatest threat to European security since the Cold War, NATO's chief said Wednesday, making clear that military alliance must refocus on risks closer to home after years of fighting in faraway war zones.

  • Candidates vie for Afghan women's vote 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 3:43 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - The candidate strode down the aisle separating hundreds of male and female supporters at a campaign rally in Kabul. She shook hands with the women filling the chairs to her right. To the men on the other side, she simply nodded.