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  Masooda Jalal's Campaign for President of Afghanistan
Jalal is Afghanistan's female warlord of sorts, though her weapons are not the traditional kind.
In staying in Afghanistan during a time when most intellectuals were fleeing, and in successfully defying the Taliban, she both grew stronger and formed a social base that would later grow into a small groundswell of support for her candidacy.
Afghanistan is slightly smaller than Texas, but it can take more than five hours to drive a hundred miles on dusty, rocky and narrow roads.
www.awakenedwoman.com /hamilton_jalal.htm   (1049 words)

  President of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of Afghanistan is Afghanistan's head of state, head of government, and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The current President of Afghanistan is Hamid Karzai, as of December 2004.
Afghanistan has only intermittently been a republic - between 1973-1992 and from 2001 onwards - at other times being governed by a variety of kings, emirs and (under the mujahideen and Taliban regimes in the 1990s) Islamist rulers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_Afghanistan   (449 words)

 Hamid Karzai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 with Hedayat Amin Arsala as one of his vice presidents.
As incumbent president Karzai held high name recognition among voters, and was admired by his supporters for his steady leadership during an uncertain post-war period.
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   (1360 words)

 President Provision @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Under the French Third and the Fourth Republics, the "President of the Council" (of ministers) was the head of government, with the President of the Republic a largely symbolic figurehead.
A common presidential symbol are the presidential sashes as worn by Latin American presidents as a symbol of the presidency's continuity, and presenting the sash to the new president is a key part of the inauguration ceremony.
Though the president is to be chosen solely by a unanimous decision by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the entire body of the church votes to sustain the President in this calling.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/President   (1637 words)

 Remarks With President of Afghanistan
President, we are united in the campaign against terrorism, we are united in the cause of peace and freedom in this part of the world.
President, I think we have seen a lot over the last two years but not as much as we are going to see over the next two years.
In Afghanistan, if they cross over or if they are hiding in the mountains here and in Pakistan, we are glad and happy for what Pakistan is now doing on their part, in their territory to chase terrorists and to arrest them.
www.state.gov /secretary/former/powell/remarks/30494.htm   (1735 words)

 President of Afghanistan: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Hafizullah amin (august 1, 1929 - december 27, 1979) was the second president of afghanistan during the period of the communist democratic republic...
Babrak karmal (january 6, 1929 - december 3, 1996) was the third president of afghanistan (1980 - 1986) during the period of the communist...
Burhanuddin rabbani (born 1940), an ethnic tajik, is the political leader of the northern alliance of afghanistan....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/president_of_afghanistan.htm   (1031 words)

 President of the Republic of Lithuania - President of Afghanistan thanked for assistance in Ghor Province
Presidents of Lithuania and Afghanistan discussed Lithuania‘s contribution to the reconstruction of Ghor Province, the progress made by the state of Afghanistan, and exchanged their views about the recent elections in the country.
President Adamkus expressed his satisfaction with opportunity for Lithuania to contribute to the reconstruction of Ghor Province and with the involvement of Lithuanian troops in operations to stabilize the region.
President Karzai thanked Lithuania for its contribution to the reconstruction of Ghor Province and emphasized that his kind of support is very important for the Province.
www.president.lt /en/news.full/6057   (313 words)

 President of Afghanistan articles on Encyclopedia.com
Afghanistan is bordered by Iran on the west, by Pakistan on the east and south, and by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan on the north; a narrow strip, the Vakhan (Wakhan), extends
It borders on Afghanistan and Iran in the south, Uzbekistan in the east and northeast, Kazakhstan in the northwest, and the Caspian Sea in the west.
It borders on China in the east, Afghanistan in the south, Kyrgyzstan in the north, and Uzbekistan in the west and northwest.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=President+of+Afghanistan   (475 words)

 Press Conference with the President of Afghanistan
We believe that Afghanistan, rather than being abused as a haven for terrorists and for the Taleban to oppress people, that Afghanistan and its people deserve the chance to increase their prosperity and to live in a proper democratic state.
In the past five years we have shown in Afghanistan, together with the international community, that while we have all the time, we are also in a hurry, in a hurry to make life better in Afghanistan, and that hurry has given us results.
Yes, narcotics is a serious problem to Afghanistan's security, to Afghanistan's economy and to the youth of our country, as it is a problem to the youth of the international community.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page10453.asp   (2754 words)

 Afghanistan text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The purpose of Afghanistan's Jihad was to end the influence and occupation by Russia.
The rivalry that keeps Afghanistan in a perpetual state of economic and political instability is further complicated by foreign participants vying for access to oil reserves or hoping to use Afghanistan as a pawn in their own international rivalries.
Afghanistan was the second-largest opium producer in the world and was responsible for the production of more than 1/3 of the world's opium and heroin.
www.nutshellnotes.com /afghanistan_text.htm   (3150 words)

 Elections in Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under the 2001 Bonn Agreement, Afghanistan was scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in 2004 in order to replace the transitional government led by Hamid Karzai.
Presidential elections were held in 2004, but parliamentary elections were not held until mid-September 2005.
Afghanistan has a multi-party system in development, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_Afghanistan   (142 words)

Since the Taliban came into Afghanistan, there had been an increase in the cultivation and traffic of narcotics, an attack on women's civil rights, and the whole system of education had been abandoned, said Burhanuddin Rabbani, President of Afghanistan, at a press conference this afternoon at Headquarters.
President Rabbani said that the current conflict was not a civil war, but an imposed war introduced from outside the country.
President Rabbani said there was a tremendous amount of evidence that there was interference in the fighting from outside Afghanistan.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/1998/19980609.afghan.html   (778 words)

 BBC News | BUSINESS | Afghanistan plans gas pipeline
Afghanistan hopes to strike a deal later this month to build a $2bn pipeline through the country to take gas from energy-rich Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India.
Afghanistan plans to build a road linking Turkmenistan with Pakistan parallel to the pipeline, to supply nearby villages with gas, and also to pump Afghan gas for export, Mr Razim said.
The pipeline is expected to be built with funds from donor countries for the reconstruction of Afghanistan as well as ADB loans, he said.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/1984459.stm   (445 words)

 - Welcome to the Official Website of President Hamid Karzai -
The fact-finding delegation that was dispatched as instructed by the President to find out on the casualties and damages caused by the recent military operation by the Coalition Forces in Haidar Abad village of southern Helmand Province reported on their findings to President on July 17.
President Karzai announced the death of His Majesty during a news conference at the Presidential Palace and said, “With much grief, I inform my dear citizens that his majesty Mohammad Zahir Shah, Father of the Nation died at 5:45 this morning.
On July 15, President Hamid Karzai pardoned the young boy who was caught wearing a suicide vest to assassinate governor of Khost province.
www.president.gov.af   (333 words)

 The President on Afghanistan - ADB Review - ADB.org
The following are excerpts of ADB President Tadao Chino’s remarks at the Afghanistan Reconstruction Meeting, cohosted by Japan and the United States, on 20 November 2001 in Washington DC.
The events unfolding in Afghanistan, and their repercussions in the neighboring countries of South Asia and Central Asia, are of concern to all of us, and particularly to the Asian Development Bank.
Afghanistan is a founding member of ADB, from our inception in 1966.
www.adb.org /Documents/Periodicals/ADB_Review/2002/vol34_1/pres.asp   (320 words)

 President Pledges Continued U.S. Support for Afghanistan
President Bush congratulated interim Afghan President Hamid Karzai September 23 for the success his country has attained since the defeat of the Taliban regime less than two years ago, and pledged accelerated U.S. support, according to a senior U.S. administration official.
The president of Afghanistan said that there had been significant progress in arresting and eliminating al-Qaeda elements that are Arab, non-Afghan; that, on the other hand, with regard to the Taliban in some madrassas in Pakistan and across the border, there are still people that are preaching a kind of Talibanism and they come across.
President Karzai reported some 400,000-plus questionnaires had been sent out and he reported on the responses that he had received, and said that he would be willing to share the experience of Afghanistan with the Iraqi Governing Council.
usinfo.state.gov /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2003&m=September&x=20030923205817ynnedd0.960293&t=xarchives/xarchitem.html   (2601 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
Afghanistan's government launched a probe last week of humanitarian organisations working in the country in a move long sought by the frustrated aid community.
President Hamid Karzai's spokesman Jawed Ludin told a news conference on Tuesday that "hundreds, probably thousands" of aid groups were misusing aid money due to the absence of a legal framework to oversee their activities.
Afghanistan's newly appointed defense minister, Abdul Rahim Wardak, reports that plans to build the new national army are progressing on schedule: "The target to have a 70,000-strong army will be achieved by December 2006," he says.
www.opinionjournal.com /extra?id=110006137   (9769 words)

 Remarks by President Bush and President Karzai of Afghanistan in a Press Availability
PRESIDENT KARZAI: Well, such a wonderful moment for us in Afghanistan today to have our great friend, our great supporter, a man that helped us liberate, a man that helped us rebuild, a man that helped us move toward the future, President Bush, today with us in Afghanistan.
I conveyed upon President Bush's arrival to him that when the Afghan people come to know that you are here today, but when they see on the television that we did not provide you the kind of hospitality perhaps we want to provide you, I'll be in serious trouble.
The President has talked to me a lot about this issue, assures me that the government is sincere in its request that the United States and coalition help Afghanistan grow its democracy.
www.earnedmedia.org /wh0301.htm   (1989 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Bush makes first visit to Afghanistan
The US president arrived this morning for a five-hour stop in Kabul ahead of his three-day visit to India, where thousands of protesters rallied before his arrival, shouting "Death to Bush".
At a news conference with Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, an Afghan reporter pointed out to Mr Bush that it was more than five years since the September 11 2001 attacks and Bin Laden was still at large.
The president ordered US forces to lead an invasion of Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks to topple the Taliban regime, which was sheltering Bin Laden.
www.guardian.co.uk /afghanistan/story/0,,1720703,00.html?gusrc=rss   (890 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Karzai declared Afghan president
Mr Karzai, who is attending the funeral of the United Arab Emirates president, won 55.4% of the vote on 9 October.
We are announcing the first elected president of Afghanistan," the electoral board chairman, Zakim Shah, said.
Afghanistan's leading human rights body had criticised the fact that no Afghans were part of the panel.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/3977677.stm   (503 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghan election campaign begins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
She is among 17 challenging interim President Hamid Karzai on 9 October.
Afghanistan has never before experienced the cut and thrust of political campaigning, including rallies and gatherings, and party political broadcasts, says the BBC's Andrew North in Kabul.
President Hamid Karzai is seeking a popular mandate in the landmark vote, which precedes parliamentary polls due to take place in April.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3632286.stm   (544 words)

 Embassy of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The women of Afghanistan, once forced to live as subhumans under a shroud that served as both a physical and symbolic instrument of the Taliban's oppression, are now vibrant and active participants in Afghan society.
This resolution welcomes President Karzai upon his visit to the United States this week and recognizes that a democratic, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan is a vital national security interest of the United States.
I congratulate President Karzai for this victory, his job has not been easy and surely there were few who would have been willing to assume the burden of leadership that he did.
www.embassyofafghanistan.org /embassy/home.nsf/0/920baba0d59ff1488725700e00614565?OpenDocument   (2206 words)

 Press Statement by Security Council President on Afghanistan
They agreed that a comprehensive approach to Afghanistan could help end the conflict, promote peace and rehabilitation of the country, and address the concerns of the international community, such as terrorism, refugees, human rights and the humanitarian suffering of the Afghans.
They expressed support for the meeting of the Afghanistan Support Group and the Six-Plus-Two Group, to be convened in Geneva in October, to mobilize support for the rehabilitation of former poppy cultivators.
They expressed their strong support for the central role of the United Nations to help bring peace to Afghanistan, and encouraged the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to continue his efforts in that direction.
www.unis.unvienna.org /unis/pressrels/2001/sc7130.html   (385 words)

 Afghanland.com Afghanistan Hamid Karzai
He was in southern Afghanistan, preparing for the final push on the city of Kandahar.
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.
In 2004 Elections Karzai was elected the first President of Afghanistan by a nation wide poll.
www.afghanland.com /history/karzai.html   (1311 words)

 President of Afghanistan seeks stronger ties with US - nV News Forums
Afghanistan is woefully short of trained troops to keep the nation's security needs under check once our troops pull out.
fact is, Afghanistan is still a tribal mess, the opium industry is still alive and growing, so it makes sense for Karzai to allign himself with the US: he needs the military power of the US to maintain his control over the country.
Also, unless Afghanistan has an incredibly miraculous creation of communications and infrastructure to bring all the various factions and tribes together, they will be pretty much the same as they were before.
www.nvnews.net /vbulletin/showthread.php?p=587601   (1406 words)

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