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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2012.
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U.N. worried about assassinations in Afghanistan

U.N. worried about assassinations in Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Assassinations of high-ranking figures in Afghanistan raise concerns about political stability, the U.N. mission in Afghanistan said in its latest report.
Karzai assassin had been CIA contact

Karzai assassin had been CIA contact

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 16 (UPI) -- The guard who assassinated Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother was a trusted CIA contact before he joined forces with the Taliban, The Independent reported.

Karzai killer may have changed sides

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 15 (UPI) -- The killer of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half-brother helped fight the Taliban, his relatives say, but the Karzais say he switched sides.
Four dead in suicide attack at memorial

Four dead in suicide attack at memorial

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 14 (UPI) -- Four people died Thursday in an explosion at a Kandahar mosque during a memorial service for Afghan President Hamid Karzai's slain half-brother, police said.
Karzai buries half-brother, tabs successor

Karzai buries half-brother, tabs successor

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 13 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday buried his half-brother, assassinated the previous day in Kandahar, and named another brother to lead his tribe.
Karzai half-brother assassinated

Karzai half-brother assassinated

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 12 (UPI) -- Ahmed Wali Karzai, a half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a powerful figure in Kandahar, was shot and killed Tuesday, Afghan officials said.
Karzai's half-brother a U.S. concern

Karzai's half-brother a U.S. concern

LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai operates a parallel government in the southern city of Kandahar, U.S. diplomatic cables from June 2009 reveal.

At least 13 dead in Afghan bomb, fighting

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 15 (UPI) -- A bomb killed at least six people in Kandahar Thursday, while four German troops and three Afghan police officers died in northern Afghanistan, officials said.

Questions remain about Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan will rely on that country's government but the question is will the Afghans come through, The New York Times says.

No details spelled out on corruption fight

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a news conference Tuesday, promised to fight corruption during his second term but provided few details.

Report: Karzai has 6 mos. for clean govt.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai risks losing U.S. support if he does not meet a six-month deadline to cut corruption and oust his brother, Afghan officials said.

U.S. officials: CIA pays Karzai's brother

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The CIA makes regular payments to Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, U.S. officials said.
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Ahmed Wali Karzai (Pashto: احمد ولي کرزی, Aḥmad Walī Karzay, 1961 – 12 July 2011) was a prominent politician in Afghanistan and the younger paternal half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and son of Abdul Ahad Karzai. As an elder of the Popalzai Pashtun tribe, he was elected to the Kandahar Provincial Council in 2005 and served as its chairman. Karzai formerly lived in the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois, where he worked in a restaurant owned by his family. He returned to Afghanistan following the removal of the Taliban government in late 2001. He was shot and killed by one of his bodyguards on July 12, 2011.

Karzai was born in 1961 in the village of Karz, located in the Dand district of Kandahar in Afghanistan. He is the son of Abdul Ahad Karzai and brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Mahmud Karzai and Quayum Karzai. He attended Habibia High School in Kabul but was not able to finish his studies due to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. He migrated to neighbouring Pakistan and then went to the United States where lived for about ten years. He married there and has two sons and three daughters.

He came to political prominence in Afghanistan following the US occupation of the country in 2001, where he was a key ally of the US military in the country's south. He was elected to the Kandahar Provincial Council in 2005 and exercised influence in the province to the extent that he was described as "effectively the governor". At the time of his death, he was the Council's chairman.

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