A spokesman for President Hamid Karzai expressed dismay Monday over four airstrikes in recent days by international forces in which dozens of civilian casualties have been reported.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is incredibly frank in his first interview since the massacre of 17 Afghan villagers.
The performance of Afghan forces in reacting to a series of sustained assaults shows that the country's security situation will not deteriorate after the departure of international troops scheduled for next year, President Hamid Karzai said Monday.
Afghan Pres. Hamid Karzai cast doubt on the U.S. account of a shooting rampage after meeting with the families of victims.
The U.S. soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians was identified Friday by sources, even as Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed doubt over U.S. authorities' account of events that led to the rampage.
American troops should pull out of outposts in Afghan villages and return to their main bases, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday, Karzai's office said.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports apologizes don't appear to be stopping anger over NATO's burning of Qurans.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the Taliban spokesman saying they won't talk peace with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai asked a Taliban-linked cleric based in Pakistan Saturday to help mediate talks with the Afghan Taliban, the cleric told CNN.
CNN's John King talks to former Sec. of Defense Robert Gates about the Afghanistan drawdown and drone attacks.
The Taliban rejected a claim Thursday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that it was taking part in secret talks with the Afghan government.
NATO is investigating a report by Afghan authorities that an airstrike by coalition forces killed eight children in Kapisa province this week, it said Friday.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh explains how the Marines video scandal could affect the Afghanistan peace process.
America's special envoy to the region talked peace and reconciliation with Hamid Karzai in Kabul Saturday, while the Afghan president made it clear that Afghans should be in the driver's seat.
The Afghan government will investigate reports of civilian casualties in a recent NATO bombing, the office of President Hamid Karzai said Thursday.
Taliban may open an office in Qatar to facilitate talks with the U.S.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared to endorse talks between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the opening of a Taliban liaison office in Qatar.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai called for an investigation into the torture of a 15-year-old girl, who police say they rescued after she was locked in the basement of her in-laws' house, starved and her nails pulled out.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzi about whether NATO is winning in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's government can't hold peace talks with its Taliban insurgents until the Islamic militia identifies a representative with the authority to negotiate, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview that aired Sunday.
An Afghan woman imprisoned for adultery after a relative raped her was freed after President Hamid Karzai intervened.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a rape victim freed from prison after he intervened on her behalf has the right to make her own choice about whether to marry her attacker.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai put pressure on Pakistan on Wednesday to help investigate an unprecedented attack on Shiite Muslim worshippers in Kabul a day earlier, saying his country would pursue the probe "with all the power we have."
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh explains why today's suicide bomber attacks in Kabul are unprecedented.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered the release of an Afghan woman imprisoned for adultery after a relative raped her.
Afghan prosecutors shorten the sentence of a rape victim, jailed for adultery and pushed into marrying her attacker.
President Hamid Karzai condemned Thursday what he said was a bombing by coalition forces that killed seven civilians, six of them children, in southern Kandahar province.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday endorsed the plank of a national assembly of tribal elders, a list of demands that include no immunity for U.S. personnel who commit crimes and a halt to any secret talks between the United States and insurgents.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been setting out his vision for the country in a speech to the loya jirga, or national assembly.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai sought to set limits on what American and NATO troops could -- and could not -- do in his country Wednesday in a lengthy speech to tribal elders.
The Pentagon was walking carefully Monday around the latest apparent rift with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai about talking peace with the Taliban.
The Afghan election commission on Sunday expelled nine lawmakers who faced election fraud allegations.
A special court set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that had been prosecuting alleged electoral fraud by 62 parliament members has been dissolved, a presidential spokesman announced Wednesday.
Support from the United States, Pakistan and other Afghan allies is crucial to the success of reconciliation talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that aired Sunday.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the pace of U.S. troop withdrawal.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama's plans for a U.S. troops drawdown and said it's a sign that Afghanistan is ready to take control of security in the war-torn nation.
The United States is involved in peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a youth group in Kabul on Saturday.
Seven areas of Afghanistanwill begin to be handed over to Afghan forces to maintain their security in July, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday.
Apologies are not sufficient when it comes to civilian casualties, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told the NATO commander Sunday, days after a NATO airstrike killed nine Afghan boys.
The commander of U.S. and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday after an investigation concluded that coalition troops accidentally killed nine civilians -- including some children -- in a strike Tuesday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that a critical phase in the transfer of security authority from international to domestic forces would begin March 21, a precursor to a planned full handover three years hence.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered to end a political standoff and move up the inauguration of parliament. CNN's Arwa Damon reports
Afghanistan's parliament will be inaugurated Wednesday, ending a political standoff, President Hamid Karzai's office said Monday.
Afghan lawmakers Sunday offered a new proposal to end a political standoff with President Hamid Karzai over complaints from the losers of September's parliamentary vote .
Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered Saturday to end a political standoff and move up the inauguration of parliament after hours of heated debate among the country's lawmakers, officials said.
President Hamid Karzai's decision to postpone the inauguration of the Afghan parliament could spark ethnic divisions and more violence, analysts warned Friday.
Following allegations earlier in the year that Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his brothers owned private security companies, Interior Ministry adviser Abdul Manan Farahi said an investigation by the ministry concluded they did not.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports on how Afghan President Hamid Karzai is perceived in the release of WikiLeaks documents.
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The early and pre-trial release of prisoners by the Afghan government, at times with the intervention of the country's president, has frustrated U.S. officials, diplomatic documents released by WikiLeaks reveal.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, have met in an effort to ease tensions after the president criticized foreign forces operations in his country, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.
An Afghan government official worked Tuesday to publicly smooth over tensions created when President Hamid Karzai spoke extensively about reducing U.S. military operations and the number of American forces in Afghanistan.
In what may be one of the most significant breaches between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration, Gen. David Petraeus personally warned Afghan officials over the weekend the U.S.-Afghan partnership could be "untenable" if Karzai wants U.S. troops out of Afghanistan prematurely.
President Hamid Karzai said the United States should reduce its military operations and stop night raids in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
A top-ranking American diplomat said Friday that the international community, including the United States, did not pay enough attention to the Afghan government's repeated statements that it was serious about cracking down on private security contractors on Afghan soil.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks about receiving bags of cash from Iran.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday stoody by a decree to disband private security firms operating in his country, despite objections from the United States and other countries that the move would leave international development organizations without adequate protection to do their work.
Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission released preliminary results of the September 18 parliamentary elections stating that 1.3 million votes of the total of 5.6 million ballots have been cancelled out because of fraud.
The Afghan government on Sunday clarified the exceptions to a ban on private security contractors, stating that those firms offering protection to embassies and foreign diplomats will be allowed to continue to operate.
Talking with CNN's Larry King, Afghan President Hamid Karzai agrees there is corruption in the Afghan government.
Attempting to advance his nation's peace progress with insurgents, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said unofficial talks with the Taliban have been taking place, and hopes the formation of a peace council will further those efforts.
Afghanistan's president broke down in tears while making emotional comments during a speech. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
It was supposed to be a day celebrating Afghan achievements in education. Instead, Afghanistan's embattled president broke down crying at an official gathering commemorating International Literacy Day.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday ordered an investigation into the beheading death of an Afghan journalist, his office said in a statement.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is expected to announce Monday a plan for two special anti-corruption units -- set up with U.S. help and participation -- to operate without government interference.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed Sunday that he engineered the release of a security official arrested on suspicion of corruption, bolstering the perception by many that he is unwilling to confront a major problem in his country.
For the first time, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is committed to allowing two key government anti-corruption units to operate without political interference.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai issued a decree Tuesday disbanding all private security firms within four months.
Afghanistan's president will issue an order shutting down private security operations in Afghanistan.
The Afghan president met with a top U.S. senator Tuesday and asked for a review of Washington's Afghanistan war strategy, the president's office said in a statement.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says leaked secret U.S. military documents endanger the lives of Afghans.
Afghanistan's president said he is incensed that leaked secret U.S. military documents include the names of Afghan informants.
Afghanistan's president says he is "determined" the country will take over security by 2014. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
Afghanistan is "determined" to be responsible for its own security operations by 2014, President Hamid Karzai told an international donors conference in Kabul Tuesday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, say they've secured backing from local leaders for an upcoming military operation in the province.
Afghanistan's interior minister and director of national security have resigned in the wake of an attack on a high-level peace conference last week, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai said Sunday.
Afghan security officers are pursuing suspects in a gun battle in Kabul, as CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Suspected militants fired rockets, detonated explosives and engaged in an intense gun battle with security forces Wednesday near the site of a jirga, or peace meeting, where Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke.
Pres. Obama welcomed Afghan Pres. Hamid Karzai to the White House, saying, "Our strategy has to succeed on both sides."
On the surface, President Hamid Karzai's whirlwind visit to Washington was all about atmospherics.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai ended his four-day U.S. trip on Friday with a visit to a military base in Kentucky, according to officials.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the Afghan leader's visit to the United States this week a success, saying on Thursday that it had helped strengthen the partnership between Washington and Kabul at a critical point in the war against Taliban and al Qaeda extremists.
President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai dismissed tension rumors and focused on a means to a safer Afghanistan
Six weeks ago in Kabul, President Obama struggled to find something positive to say about his host, Afghan President Hamid Karzai. U.S. National Security Adviser James Jones was far less diplomatic, saying his boss wanted Karzai to understand "that in his second term, there are certain things that have not been paid attention to, almost since Day One."
As Afghanistan's president meets with President Obama to talk reconciliation, victims cry foul. Paula Hancocks reports.
Brushing recent public spats aside, the Obama administration welcomed Hamid Karzai to Washington on Tuesday, opening a round of partnership talks with the Afghan president.
The administration details its strategy for dealing with Afghanistan in anticipation of Pres. Karzai's U.S. visit.
The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday took stock of the Obama administration's new counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, and examined whether more troops could be deployed if conditions warrant.
The Obama administration is making a mistake by sending Afghan President Hamid Karzai the forceful and repeated message that it's not happy with his regime, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
After "troubling" remarks from the Afghan leader, the White House weighs whether to cancel his meeting with Pres. Obama.
An upcoming U.S. visit by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai could be called off if he continues to make troubling political statements, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.
Plans to drive the Taliban from Afghanistan's second-largest city and surrounding districts will start only when the plans have the support of the population, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday.
CNN's Atia Abawi reports on Afghan President Hamid Karzai's balancing act as he meets with Afghan tribal leaders.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with tribal leaders Sunday in the violence-plagued Kandahar province to shore up support for an impending military offensive. He promised to hold back until he had their backing.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday about remarks he had made blaming election fraud in his country on the international community.
A top U.S. commander visits the battlefield in northeast Afghanistan. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
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