In the first free election in its history, Afghanistan’s loya jirga, or grand council, voted overwhelmingly Thursday to elect Hamid Karzai the head of the interim Afghan government. Continue reading →
Jim Lehrer talks with Afghanistan’s Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai about his request for a larger peacekeeping force. Continue reading →
Hamid Karzai, a 44-year-old Pashtun tribal leader, was sworn in Dec. 22 to lead Afghanistan’s interim government — the country’s first official post-Taliban ruling body. Continue reading →
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