Hamid Karzai

Hundreds of people, some holding documents, gather near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 27, 2021.

Afghanistan airlift continues after deadly suicide attacks

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Evacuation flights at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport have resumed after suicide attacks. Biden vows to hunt down those responsible for the bloodshed. And the Cuban government announces that it will recognize and regulate the use of cryptocurrency.

Several US military personnel are show standing guard next to the runways of the Kabul airport with two large military vehicles in the distance.

How the Kabul airport went from calm to chaos

A man dances during celebrations for Afghan New Year, or Newroz, in Kabul on March 21, 2015.

Why an American and an Afghan are optimistic about Afghanistan’s future

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Hamid Karzai calls for disbanding of private security companies

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This is why a US veteran tries not to think about the upcoming Afghan elections

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The battle for Kandahar

Conflict & Justice

American Special Operations forces have been working to weaken the Taliban for several weeks in Kandahar as part of a pending operation in the southern Afghanistan city. The operation is being touted as a ‘make or break’ battle in the Afghan war.

Afghan National Army soldiers on guard at the gate of the Bagram detainee centre, north of Kabul.

US officials angered as Karzai releases dozens of Taliban suspects

Conflict & Justice

The US has protested the decision by the Afghan government to release 65 detainees. In an unusual move, the US military released a dossier of information against all 65 men.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the prime minister's residence in Islamabad

Here’s why the US dance with Iran will ultimately affect Afghanistan and Pakistan

Global Politics

Afghanistan and Pakistan have occupied central roles in American foreign policy for the last decade — and some role long before that. But their influence may well wane if relations between the US and Iran continue to improve.

Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of an attack in Kabul.

Many Afghans are keen to strike a deal to keep US troops in their country

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Many Kabul residents aren’t ready for a complete pullout of US troops next year. They’re pinning their hopes on an Afghan-US security deal that Afghan elders will consider this week.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is slated to step down next April.

In Afghanistan, a lame duck president is complaining and perhaps conspiring

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President Hamid Karzai may be intent on holding power, even after he leaves office. As the April presidential election approaches, some Afghanistan watchers suspect that Karzai may be manipulating the 22-strong field of early contenders.