Hamid Karzai
  • But the process of opening up talks with the Taliban and handing over control of extremist prisoners will test their friendship. Middle East,Afghanistan,Hamid Karzai,John Kerry,Kabul,Karzai,Obama,Taliban,United States,White House,Matt Taylor
  • Afghan National Army soldiers roll up the red carpet after the hand over ceremony of the Parwan Detention Facility from U.S. military control to Afghan authorities in Bagram, outside Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 25, 2013. The handover of Parwan Detention Facility ends a bitter chapter in American relations with Afghanistan's mercurial president, Hamid Karzai, who demanded control of the prison as a matter of national sovereignty. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    Talks come amid concerns that the Afghan president may be jeopardizing progress in the war against extremism with his anti-American rhetoric.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 25, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT
  • The opposition’s search for a Taliban peace deal is equally self-serving: success could translate to political gold in the 2014 national elections. Asia-Pacific,Afghanistan,Hamid Karzai,Taliban,United States,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Mar 18, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai sits among the audience prior to his nationally televised speech about the state of Afghan women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March, 10, 2013.

    Afghan president claims recent high-profile attacks show that the Taliban are 'are at the service of America and at the service of this phrase: 2014'.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 10, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT