Afghan President Hamid Karzai survived an attempt on his life in the southern city of Kandahar Thursday just hours after a deadly car bomb explosion ripped through the downtown commercial district of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai named the members of his Cabinet Wednesday after being officially sworn-in in front of the 1,600-member loya jirga, signaling the end of more than a week of debate and discussion from the historic grand council.
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.
Interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai today called for the creation of a national army and told his people he would work to stabilize Afghanistan's economy.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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