Afghan President urges clerics to help halt attacks

 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called for Muslim clerics and tribal elders to help stem a surge in deadly insurgent attacks that have rocked the country as US-led troops end their war against the Taliban.

Afghan power struggle seen delaying formation of new government

 Weeks after a new Afghan president was sworn in, a tussle for power means it could be weeks - if not months - before a cabinet is in place, the last thing his government needs as it gears for foreign troops to leave after 13 years of war.

Ashraf Ghani named next Afghan president, signs power-sharing deal

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan`s next president on Sunday, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result.

Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor.

Taliban rocket destroys Afghan president`s helicopter

The two rockets caused no casualties at the airport, which includes a large NATO base as well as a terminal for civilian flights to cities such as Dubai, New Delhi and Istanbul.

Karzai condemns killing of boy, 4, by US troops: Spokesman

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in an incident set to add fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul.

Karzai`s lecture in Indian Parliament cancelled

Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s Hiren Mukherjee Memorial Lecture in Parliament has been cancelled apprehending low attendance by MPs, said sources Thursday.

Karzai`s November surprise: Smart political move or bad gamble

Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States just yet while attaching new conditions is a risky gamble. It rests on the belief that the Americans will not walk away.

Afghan President softens some demands on US deal

Afghanistan`s president says he has softened some of his demands on a security agreement with the United States after receiving assurances.

Ex-finance minister Ghani to run for Afghan President

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghanii today launched his bid to become the next president of Afghanistan, kickstarting the 2014 election race as the first big name to declare his candidacy.

Afghan President calls on Taliban to stop war

In a speech for the start of a Muslim holiday, the Afghan president has urged the Taliban to lay down their arms, join the political process and stop killing innocent civilians.

Karzai urges Taliban chief to run for Afghan Presidency

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar to give up fighting and run for the post of president of the country.

US troops` photos `inhuman`, says Karzai; Taliban vow revenge

Afghan President Karzai condemned photos of US soldiers posing with the mangled bodies of insurgents as "inhuman".

Afghan President Karzai may call early elections

Karzai said he had been thinking about finding a way to avoid holding the election and the troop pullout simultaneously.

Afghan President sends condolences to France

France suspended training missions following the incident, and French President has threatened to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan early.

NATO night raids in Afghanistan must stop: Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said
Afghanistan will not sign a strategic partnership deal with the US until NATO-led night raids stop.

Suspect in plot to kill Karzai was not a bodyguard

The Afghan President`s office says a man
accused of plotting to kill President Hamid Karzai was not one
of his personal bodyguards.

Rabbani`s killer staged a ruse: Afghan President

Hamid Karzai said the suicide bomber who assassinated Burhanuddin Rabbani had delivered a CD suggesting reconciliation.

Adviser to Afghan president murdered: Official

A senior adviser to Afghan
President Hamid Karzai has been murdered at his home.

Afghan President to visit Britain this week

Hamid Karzai will also inaugurate exhibition of Afghan artefacts in London.