Hamid Karzai

These Pictures Of Afghans Queuing To Vote Proved The Pessimists Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

The run-up to the Afghan elections was marred by violence, the killing of two Western journalists, threats against voters and fears of low turnout. ...

A Ray of God, a Ray of Hope for Afghanistan

Farzana Balooch | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Farzana Balooch

In spite of the uncertainty we currently face, the endurance of my people throughout conflict, and in particular the resilience of women, gives me hope for Afghanistan's future. I pray that they have learned from this last decade and can use that learning to build a better future for us all.

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Gove Under Fire

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 2 February 2014... 1) GOVE UNDER FIRE The education secretary is under fire - from the schoo...

'Mission Accomplished', Says Dave

Dan Holliday | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

After over a decade of futile bloodshed, David Cameron has declared ''mission accomplished'' in regards to the war in Afghanistan. It's hard not to wonder just how firm his grasp on reality is.

Afghanistan Could Bring Back Stoning For Adulterers

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Public stoning, once held up as the pinnacle of Taliban atrocity, could be reintroduced to punish adultery in Afghanistan, appearing a new draft of th...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Twilight Of The Blairites'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 8 October 2013... 1) 'TWILIGHT OF THE BLAIRITES' Liam Byrne and Stephen Twigg sacked from the shadow...

Never Negotiate With the Taliban

James Snell | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Snell

What an incredible act of disrespect to the soldiers who died bravely to battle for Afghan freedom. What a betrayal of the poor downtrodden Afghans, promised an end to theocratic tyranny in 2001. Are we to simply leave, triumphantly, with a treaty or two, and expect everything to be fine?

Hamid Karzai Is Only Saying What Soldiers Have Known for Years

Joe Glenton | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Karzai's argument that the UK troop increase in Helmand in 2006 created today's insecurity will sting politicians, but what he says is true. I remember the events clearly; I was in Afghanistan at the time.

Karzai Defends Harry Over Taliban Comments

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has defended Prince Harry over his comments that he killed Taliban fighters while serving in Afghanistan, saying: "Young...

'Helmand Was More Peaceful Before Western Troops Arrived'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Politics

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has suggested Western forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan because "they feel they were fighting in the wrong place" ...

Hammond Admits Afghanistan 'Messy' After Pullout

PA | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Afghanistan is likely to be "messy" after western troops pull out in 2014, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond admitted today. Mr Hammond said there w...

US Army To Seek Death Penalty For Afghan Shooter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The US army has announced it will seek the death penalty for the American soldier accused of murdering 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Nine children ...

Imran Khan Visits 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Taliban

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star turned politician, has caused outrage by claiming that the Taliban are fighting a 'holy war' justified by Islam...

Rusi Report: The Real News is Not Taliban but the West Wants Exit

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK
Jasdev Singh Rai

RUSI is a reputable organisation with its feet firmly on the ground and contacts with the highest decision making bodies. Hence its research that the ...

Afghanistan: It is and Always Will be a Failed State

Robert Simpson | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Simpson

As the 2014 withdrawal date for American and British combat troops creeps ever closer the rhetoric coming from leading politicians about the great strides that have been made by Afghan forces has increased significantly.

Karzai Calls For Nato Troops To Pull Back After Massacre

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has told US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta that Nato troops should pull back to their bases and Afghan forces should tak...

US Soldier Accused Of Massacre Flown Out Of Afghanistan

Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a shooting rampage in Kandahar on Sunday has been flown to Kuwait. Although Afghan off...

Afghans Demand Public Trial Of US Soldier After Civilian Massacre

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Afghan politicians are demanding that the US soldier allegedly involved in the killings of 16 civilians faces a public trial. The call came in a st...

UK Troops In Afghanistan At Risk From Revenge Attacks, Says Former Commander

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

British troops could be killed in reprisal attacks after an American soldier allegedly gunned down 16 villagers in southern Afghanistan, the former co...

Taliban Vow Revenge Attacks

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

Taliban insurgents have threatened to carry out revenge attacks after a US soldier went on a shooting rampage in Afghanistan, killing at least 16 civ...

Taliban 'Poised To Retake Afghanistan'

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Pakistan is actively helping the Taliban retake control of Afghanistan, a leaked Nato report has concluded. The top secret document seen by the BBC...

Afghanistan Bombing Kills 19 Including Women And Children

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

At least 19 people have been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan, local officials have said. Mohammad Ismail, the security command...

The Bonn Conference and Why Women's Voices Must be Heard

Julie Tomlin | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home
Julie Tomlin

The Afghan Conference that begins today in Bonn could prove to be crucial for the future of women in Afghanistan.Yet there are very few women among the 900 delegates taking part in the talks that mark the anniversary of the 2001 Bonn Conference, when Hamid Karzai was appointed president of Afghanistan and expectations were high about women's futures.

Afghan Rape Victim Does Not Have To Marry Attacker

Posted 04.12.2011 | UK

An Afghan woman who was gaoled for adultery after being raped will be released from prison with no pre-conditions, her lawyer has insisted. Reports...