President Hamid Karzai
Feb 2, 2014 — With the presidential campaigns underway, one of the questions commonly asked around Kabul is whether the election will be held at all this year. If it is, there are a handful of candidates who are likely to come out ahead.
Nov 26, 2013 — The U.S. wants to nail down a security deal that would allow a limited number of troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014. But American officials say the Afghan president keeps making new demands and could put the deal in jeopardy.
Oct 12, 2013 — The U.S. has said it wants to reach a deal by the end of October to keep some members of its military in Afghanistan. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul meeting with President Hamid Karzai to work out an agreement, but two main points seem to be standing in their way.
Jun 20, 2013 — U.S. officials promised to remove a nameplate and flag from the Taliban office in Qatar. But the Afghan government remained furious and committed to staying out of the talks.
Jun 19, 2013 — The developments cast doubt on the newly announced peace talks between the insurgents and the U.S.
Jun 18, 2013 — It marks the first time the whole country has been under Afghan control since the coalition invaded to oust the Taliban in 2001.
Mar 10, 2013 — The allegations come as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues his first visit to the nation as Pentagon Chief - and after a deadly explosion in Kabul on Saturday that the Taliban called a message to the new defense secretary.
Feb 24, 2013 — The province in question is Wardak, the focus of recent counterinsurgency operations. The Afghan president's move comes amid allegations of torture and disappearances centering on Afghans who are part of the U.S. forces.
Jan 11, 2013 — The White House and Pentagon are weighing how many troops will need to stay after 2014. Today, the two leaders are meeting at the White House and taking questions at a joint news conference. President Obama said Afghan soldiers "are stepping up" and U.S. forces can now step back.
May 1, 2012 — One year to the day after announcing to the world the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, President Obama has arrived in Afghanistan. He will beam back a televised message to Americans later today.