Hamid Karzai and Barack Obama meet in Washington - 12 May 2012
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai in crucial US visit

President Hamid Karzai is due to arrive in the US on Tuesday for a visit that could decide the future of the US presence in Afghanistan.

His three-day trip will include a meeting with US President Barack Obama, at a time when correspondents say relations between the two countries have been more fractious than usual.

Mr Karzai wants US troops out of Afghan towns and villages.

Quentin Sommerville reports from Kabul.

  • 08 Jan 2013