Hamid Karzai

Afghans Are 'Waiting For Death' If Countries Keep Their Doors Shut

Mellissa Fung | Posted 04.22.2017 | Canada Politics
Mellissa Fung

Eight years ago, the National Directorate of Security in Afghanistan saved my life. I was being held hostage by a gang of criminals who were threatening to sell me to the Taliban. I will forever be in his debt, but I was also impressed by the smarts and savvy of this young intelligence chief. If Afghanistan had politicians of his character, I thought, the country's future was in decent hands.

John Baird Praises High Turnout In Afghan Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Afghans have demonstrated their commitment to a democratic future, and now a new government must dem...

Canadians Lose Important Ally to Afghan Suicide Bomb

Murray Brewster | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Murray Brewster

The death of Haji Sayed Fazluddin Agha as the victim of a suicide bombing last week could have more impact on U.S. efforts to keep a lid on Kandahar than just about anything else since the surge.

Canadian Soldiers Couldn't Save Afghan Rape Victim

Peter Worthington | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Now our combat role in Afghanistan is finished, yet honour killings, death by stoning and imprisoning pregnant rape victims seem more the normal than aberrations. The question raised again is whether the mission has been worthwhile, considering the barbaric cultural mores of Afghanistan?

Suicide Bomber Kills 5 At Memorial For Karzai's Brother

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghan officials now say five people are dead and 15 wounded after a suicide bomber set off an explosion...

Karzai Weeps Over Slain Brother's Grave

Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai wept and made a plea for peace as he led thousands of mourners at the fune...