Tag Archives: Hamid Karzai

Bowling for Najeeban

A US soldier in Afghanistan has shot dead 15 civilians and wounded others after entering their homes in Kandahar province, Afghan and Nato sources say. He reportedly left his base early in the morning to attack village homes. Nine children are among the dead. The White House voiced “deep concern” and Nato-led forces in Afghanistan […]

Sorcery for the Goose

The former spiritual mentor to Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has publicly accused his protégé of being “under a spell” as a constitutional crisis engulfs the country. The president has taken the unprecedented step of refusing to obey orders handed down by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, less than two years after the pair formed […]

Those Pesky Foreigners

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused foreign election observers of fraud during last year’s disputed vote. Fraud had been widespread, Mr Karzai conceded, but he blamed foreigners for it, saying the UN was its focal point. Mr Karzai singled out Peter Galbraith, the then deputy head of the UN mission, who he said had organised […]