By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing 15 and wounding several dozen more.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked set Sunday to return to power for a third term, with an overwhelming election tally that just weeks ago seemed out of reach for a man who had been ousted in a coup and was exiled abroad before clawing his way back as an opposition leader.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that yes, the United States may indeed install military bases in his country — if America first coughs up enough cash.
A watchdog in charge of tracking how taxpayer dollars are spent in Afghanistan accused the U.S. government of trying to keep him quiet so that the White House isn't embarrassed by waste and fraud reports.
The CIA will continue paying cash to the Afghanistan government, President Hamid Karzai said over the weekend.
The CIA delivered over the course of a decade tens of millions of dollars of U.S. cash to Afghan President Hamid Karzai's offices via suitcases, backpacks and plastic bags, a media outlet reported.
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Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, has given his stamp of approval for Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar to seek the presidency in next year's elections.
U.S. special operations forces handed over their base in a strategic district of eastern Afghanistan to local Afghan special forces on Saturday, senior U.S. commanders said. The withdrawal satisfies a demand by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that U.S. forces leave the area after allegations that the Americans' Afghan counterparts committed human rights abuses there on U.S. orders.
Secretary of State John Kerry is headed home following a busy week of mostly clandestine travels that saw him issuing blunt warnings to Iraqi leaders, trying to bridge disputes with Afghanistan’s president, dining with Pakistani military chiefs and heading a soccer ball.
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a show of unity Monday, shortly after the U.S. military ceded control of its last detention facility in Afghanistan, ending a longstanding irritant in relations between the two countries.
Pentagon and State Department officials Monday appeared to work in tandem to tamp down reports of mounting tension between the Obama administration and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
The United States has ceded control of its last prison in Afghanistan, the informally dubbed Bagram facility, bringing an end to two years of strained relations and disputes over which country controls prisoners.
The U.S. military and the Afghan government reached a deal Wednesday on a gradual pullout of American special forces and their Afghan counterparts from a contentious eastern province, officials said.
Last week, Mr. Karzai said he had agreed to an American request to keep nine U.S. bases in Afghanistan after the NATO combat mission ends in 2014, but the White House said it had no intentions of keeping any "permanent" U.S. bases here.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he hopes a new government in Islamabad "cooperates in fighting terrorism and sincerely rooting out terrorist sanctuaries."