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Topic: Hamid Karzai


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  Hamid Karzai - MSN Encarta
Hamid Karzai, born in 1957, first president of Afghanistan, elected in 2004 in the country’s first popular election of a leader.
Karzai was born in Kandahār into the prestigious Popolzai (Popalzai) clan of the Durrani tribe of ethnic Pashtuns.
Karzai and others advocated the return from exile of former king Zahir to help lead the country, and in 1999 Karzai was a key participant in the loya jirga that Zahir organized in Rome, Italy.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701610397/Hamid_Karzai.html   (832 words)

  
  Hamid Karzai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hamid Karzai is congratulated by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Faisal Ahmad Shinwari after he was administered the oath of office on December 7, 2004, becoming Afghanistan's first directly elected president.
Karzai was a candidate in the October 9, 2004 Presidential Elections.
Karzai was officially sworn in as President of Afghanistan on December 7, 2004 at a formal ceremony in Kabul.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hamid_Karzai   (1335 words)

  
 Hamid Karzai information - Search.com
Karzai's actual authority and popular support outside the capital city of Kabul was said to be so limited that he was often derided as the "Mayor of Kabul".
Hamid Karzai is congratulated by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Faisal Ahmad Shinwari after he was administered the oath of office on December 7, 2004, becoming Afghanistan's first directly elected president.
Karzai was officially sworn in as President of Afghanistan on December 7, 2004 at a formal ceremony in Kabul.
www.search.com /reference/Hamid_Karzai   (1350 words)

  
 Afghanland.com Afghanistan Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai, the leader of Afghanistan’s interim government wasn’t even in Bonn when he was selected to head the post-Taliban administration.
Karzai then devoted himself to the campaign against the Taliban, determined to follow his father’s wishes that a multi-ethnic, broad-based government rule Afghanistan, starting with the convening of a grand tribal assembly known as a loya jirga.
Mr Hamid Karzai, President of Transitional Islamic state of Afghanistan, revived the memories of the days he spent in the Queen of Hills as a student where he recieved the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from Dr Suraj Bhan, the Chancellor of the Himachal Pradesh University.
www.afghanland.com /history/karzai.html   (1311 words)

  
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Hamid Karzai was appointed interim president of the Afghan Transitional Administration in December, 2001, to serve until official elections take place, scheduled for June, 2004.
Karzai was born on December 24, 1957, in Kandahar into the prestigious Popolzai (Popalzai) clan of the Durrani tribe of ethnic Pashtuns.
Hamid Karzai was born to a distinguished family of the Popalzai tribe of the Pashtun people in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan.
www.lycos.com /info/hamid-karzai.html   (482 words)

  
 The Online NewsHour: Afghanistan and the War on Terror | Hamid Karzai | PBS
Afghan President Hamid Karzai -- a tall man, known for his trimmed gray beard, ceremonial karakul cap and cape -- is presiding over the reconstruction of a country mangled by decades of civil war, foreign invasion and religious strife.
Karzai was educated in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and attended university in India from 1979 to 1983.
Karzai also has had to wrestle with neighboring Pakistan, which he insists needs "to take a stronger cooperative approach towards terrorism and to remove sanctuaries of terrorism from their country," he told ABC News in Sept. 2006.
www.pbs.org /newshour/indepth_coverage/asia/afghanistan/keyplayers/karzai.html   (1271 words)

  
 CNN.com - Hamid Karzai no stranger to leadership - Dec. 21, 2001
Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, has been involved in the politics of his homeland since the country was pushed into war when the Soviet Union invaded it in 1979.
Karzai fled the country like millions of other Afghans but unlike the majority of his eight siblings, he stayed in the region and took an active voice in how his homeland was governed.
Karzai did not attend the meetings in Bonn, Germany, that led to his appointment as interim leader but he was represented there and spoke to the gathering via satellite phone.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/12/21/ret.karzai.profile   (1038 words)

  
 Hamid Karzai: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hamid Karzai, (Dari (Dari: An Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan), Pushtu (Pushtu: more facts about this subject) : حامدکرزى) (born December 24, 1957) is the current and first democratically elected President of Afghanistan (President of Afghanistan: the president of afghanistan is afghanistans head of state, head of government,...
Karzai was born in Kandahar (Kandahar: A city in southern Afghanistan; an important trading center).
Karzai was awarded the Philadelphia Liberty Medal (Philadelphia Liberty Medal: the philadelphia liberty medal is an annual award presented by the philadelphia foundation...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/hamid_karzai   (1287 words)

  
 Foreign Policy In Focus | Global Affairs Commentary | Hamid Karzai Moves From Lightweight To Heavyweight In Afghan ...
All three respect Karzai and, in fact, behind the scenes quietly told the UN before the Bonn talks began that they would be happy to work with Karzai if he were nominated as the future head of the interim government.
Karzai will now adopt the same the strategy he used to woo the Pashtun tribes against the Taliban in order to run the new government when it is installed in Kabul on December 22.
Karzai will first have to gather around him like-minded Pashtun leaders from the east and the south, who have relatively clean track records and are not noted for their past butchery, drug smuggling, or human rights violations.
www.fpif.org /outside/commentary/0112karzai_body.html   (1390 words)

  
 Talk:Hamid Karzai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to columnist Ted Rall, Karzai used to be on the board of Unicoal.
A short Google short brought the answer: Karzai is married, his wife is called Zinat, and a doctor by profession.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai, (Pushtu: حامد کرزي; Dari: حامد کرزی;) (born December 24, 1957) is the current and first democratically elected President of Afghanistan (since December 7, 2004).
The Loya Jirga of June 19, 2002 appointed Karzai Interim holder of the new position as President of the Afghan Transitional Administration and he was appointed shortly afterwards.
Karzai was a candiate in the October 9, 2004 Presidential Elections.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Hamid_Karzai   (1038 words)

  
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Karzai then served as the chairman of the Afghan Transitional Administration that was confirmed by a mid-2002 loya jirga.
Hamid Karzai is the son of Abdul Ahad Karzai, a leader of the Popalzai Durranis and a member of the 1964 loya jirga and parliamentarian (1964-73) who presided over the Afghan national council.
Hamid Karzai's resolve to see the ouster of the Taliban regime is said to have stiffened when his father was killed in 1999 while in self-exile in Quetta, Pakistan, presumably by elements allied with the Taliban.
www.azadiradio.org /en/specials/elections/candidates-karzai.asp   (586 words)

  
 BBC - BBC Four Profile - Hamid Karzai
Karzai revels in his identity of "Afghan and Pushtun both", a reference to the huge tribe that encompasses a large number of his country's citizens.
Born into privilege and politics, Karzai was part of the mujahideen resistance against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, when he used his strong mediation skills to liaise with the CIA over weapons and aid.
Karzai's personal risk was highlighted in September 2002, when an assassin's bullet missed him by inches.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/documentaries/profile/hamid-karzai.shtml   (406 words)

  
 CNN.com - Hamid Karzai no stranger to leadership - Dec. 21, 2001
Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, has been involved in the politics of his homeland since the country was pushed into war when the Soviet Union invaded it in 1979.
Karzai fled the country like millions of other Afghans but unlike the majority of his eight siblings, he stayed in the region and took an active voice in how his homeland was governed.
Karzai did not attend the meetings in Bonn, Germany, that led to his appointment as interim leader but he was represented there and spoke to the gathering via satellite phone.
www.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/12/21/ret.karzai.profile   (1038 words)

  
 Karzai urges new approach to war on terror - Boston.com
Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged the international community to reassess its approach to the war on terror Thursday, saying the deaths of hundreds of Afghans in fighting with U.S.-led forces was "not acceptable."
Afghan Presindent Hamid Karzai adjusts his hat during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, June 22, 2006.
A clearly frustrated Karzai said the approach being taken by coalition forces to hunt down militants does not focus on the roots of terrorism itself.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/06/22/karzai_urges_new_approach_to_war_on_terror   (332 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Relatives of Hamid Karzai praise his leadership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Karzai family home could be any home in their native Kandahar, Afghanistan, except for the modern amenities such as running water and electricity.
Hamid Karzai's father and the mother of Sher and Noor are brother and sister.
Hamid Karzai's impeccable English and Western mindset is respected by his family and considered an asset.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2001/12/13/karzai-relatives.htm   (583 words)

  
 Hamid Karzai Biography
Hamid Karzai was born on December 24, 1957, in Karz, a small village near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.
Karzai's grandfather was president of the national council under King Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914–; ruled 1933–73); his father served as a senator in the king's parliament.
Karzai communicated via satellite telephone, and by unanimous vote, he was named interim president for six months, after which a loya jirga (a traditional council of Afghani elders) would be assembled to decide on future leadership.
www.notablebiographies.com /news/Ge-La/Karzai-Hamid.html   (2474 words)

  
 Khaleej Times Online - A promising phase for Afghanistan
Hamid Karzai has a new face today: he is not an imposed leader anymore; he is the people's leader, and he holds his nation's mandate to shape its destiny.
Karzai considers himself as an Afghan, and does not identify himself as a Pashtun.
All this go a long way to stress that Karzai is the right man at the right place -and at the right time, when he is getting full support from the super power to set his house in order.
www.khaleejtimes.com /DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/comment/2004/December/comment_December8.xml§ion=comment   (592 words)

  
 Afghanland.com Afghanistan Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai, the leader of Afghanistan’s interim government wasn’t even in Bonn when he was selected to head the post-Taliban administration.
Karzai then devoted himself to the campaign against the Taliban, determined to follow his father’s wishes that a multi-ethnic, broad-based government rule Afghanistan, starting with the convening of a grand tribal assembly known as a loya jirga.
Mr Hamid Karzai, President of Transitional Islamic state of Afghanistan, revived the memories of the days he spent in the Queen of Hills as a student where he recieved the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from Dr Suraj Bhan, the Chancellor of the Himachal Pradesh University.
afghanland.com /history/karzai.html   (1311 words)

  
 Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai (born December 24, 1957) is Afghanistan first elected president.
Endorsement by the second Bush administration, incumbency, the brief one month campaign season, and the paucity of news coverage in the country about his opponents made him the winner in an election initially expected to be flawed by violence and vote fraud.
On November 3, 2004, Hamid Karzai was declared the winner of Afghanistan's first-ever presidential election, after the United Nations-Afghan joint electoral commission endorsed the election results as free and fair and announced that Karzai had won more than 55% of the votes.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/karzai.htm   (728 words)

  
 Karzai, Hamid on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Karzai's father and grandfather, who both served in the government of King Muhammad Zahir Shah, were heads of the Populzai, a powerful Pashtun clan, and his family fled Afghanistan (1979) after the Soviet invasion.
Karzai studied (1979-83) at Himachal Univ., Shimla, India, then lived in Pakistan, where he supplied money and matériel for the fight against the Soviets in the Afghanistan War.
Karzai's quest: the man and the plan: decimated by decades of war, Afghanistan finally has hope for a brighter future.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/K/KarzaiH1.asp   (462 words)

  
 Afghan Leader Says Stability Is His Nation's First Priority (washingtonpost.com)
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 7 -- President Hamid Karzai is the public face of Afghanistan's troubled transition to democracy, the head of a weak civilian government in a country long controlled by gunmen, the recipient of American support in a society ambivalent toward the United States.
Yet Karzai, who lives in a heavily guarded residential compound with deer, fruit trees and tennis courts, also suggested he had acquired no love for the trappings of power, saying he is "embarrassed by the pomp" and dreams of retiring to a quiet garden spot in his native southern province of Kandahar.
Last week, Karzai said he was stung by American columnist Robert Novak's description of him as "hopelessly corrupt." In the interview he defended his personal honesty and said he had been frustrated in attempts to attack corruption, especially because Afghan public institutions are weak and the reach of the central government is extremely limited.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A22628-2004Jun7.html   (761 words)

  
 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Hamid Karzai Moves From Lightweight to Heavyweight in Afghan Politics
All three respect Karzai and, in fact, behind the scenes quietly told the UN before the Bonn talks began that they would be happy to work with Karzai if he were nominated as the future head of the interim government.
Karzai will now adopt the same the strategy he used to woo the Pashtun tribes against the Taliban in order to run the new government when it is installed in Kabul on December 22.
Karzai will first have to gather around him like-minded Pashtun leaders from the east and the south, who have relatively clean track records and are not noted for their past butchery, drug smuggling or human rights violations.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav121001.shtml   (1503 words)

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