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At least 21 Afghan soldiers killed, seven kidnapped by Taliban – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 21 soldiers have been killed and seven kidnapped by Taliban in a raid on a border outpost, prompting Afghan President Hamid Karzai to blame Pakistan for failing to eliminate “terror nests”. The attack in the eastern province of Kunar was the single …Taliban kill 21 Afghan soldiers in predawn attackSydney Morning HeraldTaliban […]

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US says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — Over strong U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners it has said it cannot prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking coalition forces and civilians. The U.S. military had expected the …US-Afghan ties so discordant, even vow to sign security deal hits a sour note (+ […]

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Afghan presidential election campaign begins – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April, with 11 candidates to replace Hamid Karzai, who cannot stand again.Afghan Presidential Campaign Kicks OffVoice of AmericaAfghan presidential election campaign kicks offThe Daily StarAfghanistan presidential […]

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Afghan presidential election campaign under way – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April. There are 11 candidates to replace Hamid Karzai, who cannot stand again …Afghan elections offer Taliban an easy targetThe AustralianResult of unfair elections unacceptable: Afghan […]

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Afghan Presidential Election Campaign Kicks Off – ABC News

ABC NewsCampaigning is officially underway for Afghanistan’s presidential election, with 11 candidates vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai. The April 5 presidential vote will be a crucial test of whether Afghanistan can ensure a stable political transition as NATO …Campaigning starts for Afghan presidential electionThe Sun DailyAfghan presidential candidate’s aides shot deadThe NationAfghan election campaign […]

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Afghanistan-US deal ‘hinges on Taliban peace talks’ – BBC News

BBC NewsAfghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated his refusal to sign a key US security pact until a peace process is under way with the Taliban. “Afghanistan will absolutely not accept or sign anything under pressure,” he said at a news conference on Saturday.Afghan president: No pact without peace processBusinessweekAfghan president rejects pressure over US […]

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Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai orders release of prisoners seen as threat by US – CNN

CNNKabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has authorized the release of dozens of prisoners seen as a security threat by the United States. A judiciary meeting chaired by Karzai decided Thursday to free 72 prisoners from Bagram prison …Karzai not seen meeting US deadline on security dealReutersUS ‘concern’ over Afghan prisoner releasesBBC NewsAfghan […]

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Afghan’s Karzai not seen meeting US deadline on security deal – report – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. efforts to persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a long-term security agreement according to Washington’s timetable will likely fail, the lead American negotiator has warned the Obama administration, the Washington …US ‘concern’ over Afghan prisoner releasesBBC NewsKarzai unlikely to sign BSA with US on American timetable: reportAssociated Press of […]

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Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his …In His New Memoir, Robert M. Gates, the Former Defense Secretary, Offers a …New York TimesFormer Defense […]