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Afghan President Hamid Karzai heads to Sochi for opening ceremony of Winter Games

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is travelling to Russia to attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Winter Games in Sochi.The Afghan presidential palace said in a statement Friday that Karzai and his high-level delegation were invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin.It added that Karzai will meet with Putin, China's president and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while he is in Russia.Karzai's trip is expected to last one day.Some prominent leaders — including U.S. President Barack Obama — are staying away from Sochi, upset at a law that Putin championed barring homosexual "propaganda" aimed at minors that has been used to more widely discriminate against gays.But organizers say some 66 leaders — including heads of state and international organizations — are joining the games....

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  1. Afghan President Hamid Karzai defends move to disband private security firms

    KABUL , Afghanistan (AP) — President Hamid Karzai on Sunday defended his decision to disband private security firms, saying they were undermining Afghanistan's polic...

  2. Afghan President Hamid Karzai Confirms Peace Talks With Taliban

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed his government has been in informal talks with the Taliban on securing peace in war-weary Afghanistan "...

  3. Afghan President Hamid Karzai Says Mining Border With Pakistan Won't Stop Terror

    President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that Pakistan 's proposal to selectively mine and fence parts of the border between the two countries will not stop the terroris...

  4. Afghan President Hamid Karzai Arrives in Netherlands for 2-Day Visit

    Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is visiting the Netherlands for two days of diplomatic talks with officials.Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen says Karzai's v...

  5. Afghan President Hamid Karzai Survives Apparent Assassination Attempt by Taliban

    Taliban militants fired rockets near President Hamid Karzai in an apparent assassination attempt in central Afghanistan on Sunday, but the missiles fell short and no...

  6. Authorities Probe Attack on Afghan President Hamid Karzai

    Afghan security officials hunted Monday for suspects in the attempted assassination of President Hamid Karzai during an attack that killed three people and underscor...

  7. Afghans line up for last-minute voter registration

    Afghan voters are lining up in a last-minute rush to register for voting cards in a sign that interest in Saturday's presidential election is high despite fears of v...

  8. International community praises Afghan vote despite complaints about ballot shortage

    The international community has widely praised Afghanistan for holding national elections that saw a heavy turnout despite complaints about a shortage of ballots and...

  9. Obama hails Afghan elections as milestone toward democracy

    President Obama on Saturday called Afghanistan's presidential election another important milestone in that country’s march toward democracy and praised the millions ...

  10. In change of tone, Afghanistan's President Karzai welcomes Obama's State of the Union

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has welcomed President Barack Obama's State of the Union remarks on his country, striking a friendlier note after weeks of anti-America...

  11. AP reporter shot while working in Afghanistan is in stable condition, receiving medical care

    An Associated Press correspondent shot and wounded while covering preparations for elections in Afghanistan was in stable condition Saturday and receiving medical tr...

  12. Pentagon chief hints at US impatience with Afghan President Karzai

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is hinting at growing U.S. impatience with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for not signing an accord permitting American troops to remain...

  1. Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges closure of Guantanamo Bay prison

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pressed for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison as President Barack Obama mulls a renewed push before a reluctant U.S. Congres...

  2. Pinheads: Afghan President Hamid Karzai

    O’Reilly and McGuirk weigh in on the latest 'Pinheads' of the week

  3. Afghan election: After encouraging turnout, Obama must stick with support for war-torn country

    Afghans went to the polls Saturday, but results won’t be in for at least another two weeks. If none of the candidates wins a majority of votes (the most likely scena...

  4. Afghan official cautions on possible fraud in presidential vote

    An Afghan election official said Wednesday that national elections held last weekend were a success in terms of turnout and enthusiasm, but he cautioned that there m...

  5. Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits volatile Kandahar province to meet tribal leaders, AS

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits volatile Kandahar province to meet tribal leaders.

  6. Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is considering early presidential elections in 2013

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is considering early presidential elections in 2013.

  7. President Obama is in Afghanistan to meet with President Hamid Karzai and Gen. David Petraeus

    President Obama is in Afghanistan to meet with President Hamid Karzai and Gen. David Petraeus.

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