Hamid Karzai

Conflict & Justice

Afghanistan's contested election

Afghan election returns released on Tuesday pointed to a first-round victory for incumbent president Hamid Karzai. But the results were immediately questioned as a U.N.-backed watchdog agency said it had found �clear and convincing evidence of fraud�.

Conflict & Justice

Karzai confirms cash from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a transparent process. Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Quentin Summerville and a reality check from Pamela Constable.