Ex-Afghan Leader Attacks New US Combat Rules, Urges Taliban to Talk Peace

By James Mackenzie and Rupam Jain KABUL, Sept 15  – Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sharply criticised new authorities giving the U.S. military greater freedom to fight Taliban insurgents, saying they were a further erosion of the country’s sovereignty. In an interview, Karzai, who continues to exert considerable behind-the-scenes influence on Afghan politics, also

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Gun, Bomb Attack on American University in Kabul Kills 12

By Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Aug 25 – Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead. The attack began at around 6:30

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