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Karzai sworn in as Afghan President for 2nd term

The incumbent Afghan president Hamid Karzai was sworn in for the second five-year term on Thursday amid tight security. He vowed to fight corruption and bring good governance. Full story

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The Afghan presidential election, which has been beset by delays, violence and voter fraud, has become a one-man race.

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Karzai sworn in as Afghan President for 2nd term

2009-11-19 06:59:21 GMT Xinhua English KABUL, Nov. 19 (Xinhua)-- The incumbent Afghan president Hamid Karzai was sworn in for the second five-year term on Thursday amid tight security. He vowed to fight corruption and bring good governance.

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2009-11-04 07:46:13 GMT Xinhua English KABUL, Nov. 4 (Xinhua)-- President Hamid Karzai's top challenger Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday described the election body's decision to have announced the sitting Karzai as the winner as illegal and vowed to continue struggle.

Karzai calls on Taliban to join peace process

2009-11-03 06:53:32 GMT Xinhua English KABUL, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on Taliban militants to lay down arms and join the peace process in his first press conference on Tuesday after winning the presidential polls.

U.S., EU welcome Karzai's reelection as Afghan leader

2009-11-04 02:14:46 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- The United States and the European Union on Tuesday sent their congratulations to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for his re-election, saying they are looking forward to working with the new Afghan government.

EU urges Karzai to promote national unity

2009-11-03 16:51:55 GMT Xinhua English STOCKHOLM, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) on Tuesday urged the Afghan re-elected president Hamid Karzai to forma government which can promoting national unity.

Chinese president congratulates Karzai on reelection

2009-11-03 11:44:26 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao Tuesday sent a message to Afghan President Hamid Karzai congratulating him on his reelection.

China congratulates Karzai on re-election as Afghan president

2009-11-03 11:18:24 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday congratulated Afghan President Hamid Karzai on his re-election and pledged to continue support for the war-torn country's reconstruction.

Obama's remarks on Karzai's win in Afghanistan

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Karzai re-elected amid turmoil

2009-11-03 07:47:12 GMT SINA.com Afghanistan's election commission declared President Hamid Karzai the country's president, after his run-off opponent dropped out.

Karzai rival pulls out of runoff

2009-11-03 07:45:39 GMT SINA.com The Afghan presidential election, which has been beset by delays, violence and voter fraud, has become a one-man race.

UN chief meets with Afghan president Karzai

2009-11-03 03:18:55 GMT Reuters Ban made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday as pressure grew to abandon plans for a risky run-off vote after the withdrawal of Karzai's only rival.