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Obama speaks to Afghan president three days after NATO strike kills children

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday spoke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, for what officials said were regular consultations, three days after a NATO air strike killed 11 Afghan children. The White House announced the conversation, but would not divulge whether Obama mentioned the strike, which caused the latest of…

Karzai will not seek third term: spokesman

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is not secretly planning to change the country’s constitution to seek a third term in power, according to his spokesman. Recent media reports, citing a document set out by Germany’s foreign intelligence service, said Karzai was seeking special dispensation to guide the country through uncertainty after…

Karzai charges NATO with killing seven civilians

KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday accused NATO-led international forces of killing seven civilians, most of them children, in an air strike in the southern province of Kandahar. “Initial reports as stated by the district sub-governor indicate that an air strike carried out by the international forces in Siacha…

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