Ashraf Ghani hopes Afghanistan will never need foreign troops

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday voiced the hope his country would never again need foreign combat troops and said he wanted to "do business differently" with the international community.

India to support Afghanistan to build strong, peaceful democratic nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India will continue to extend its full support to the new government in Afghanistan in its efforts to build a strong and peaceful democratic nation.

India will continue full support to Afghanistan: PM Modi

 India will continue its full support to the new government of Afghanistan in its effort to build a strong, peaceful, inclusive, prosperous and democratic country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Made best efforts to stop terrorism emanating from Pakistan: Hamid Karzai

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said he made best efforts to stop terrorism emanating from Pakistan and termed the recent blast at Wagah border, in which 55 Pakistanis were killed, as an instance of "snake biting the trainer".

Afghan Prez Ghani arrives on Pakistan visit with eye on Taliban talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived for a two-day visit to neighbouring Pakistan on Friday, seeking to improve ties crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks as US troops end their 13-year war.

Narendra Modi calls up Hamid Karzai, hails his contribution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and hailed his effort to strengthen bilateral relations besides successfully steering his country on the path of peace, prosperity and stability which will "never be forgotten".

New Afghan leader thanks NATO troops for their sacrifice

Newly-inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday set a fresh tone in relations with NATO countries that have fought against Taliban insurgents, paying a fulsome tribute to foreign soldiers who died in battle.

Obama hails signing of BSA with Afghanistan as 'historic'

Terming the signing of a much-delayed bilateral security agreement between Afghanistan and the US as 'historic', President Barack Obama on Tuesday said it would help target the remnants of al Qaeda in the war-torn country.

Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills four, Taliban claim responsibility
Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills four, Taliban claim responsibility

Just before Ashraf Ghani was to take oath as the new Afghan President at Kabul's presidential palace, a suicide blast targeted a security checkpoint near Kabul airport, killing four, reports said.

New Prez Ashraf Ghani talks peace but Taliban stage suicide attack near Kabul airport
New Prez Ashraf Ghani talks peace but Taliban stage suicide attack near Kabul airport

In what is being hailed as the “first democratic transition of power” in Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani will be sworn-in as the new President on Monday, exactly a week after he signed a power sharing deal with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah, ending the months-old stand-off over the election results dispute.

Afghanistan`s road to a new president

Afghanistan on Monday was set to inaugurate Ashraf Ghani as successor to President Hamid Karzai, who has led the country since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Afghanistan to inaugurate new President as conflict rages on

Afghanistan will host a grand presidential inauguration tomorrow, with former US-based academic Ashraf Ghani taking power as NATO troops end their 13-year war without defeating the fierce Taliban insurgency.

Hamid Karzai says goodbye with a final gibe at US
Hamid Karzai says goodbye with a final gibe at US

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take a parting shot at the United States, accusing Washington of waging a war against Taliban insurgents for its own ends.

`Breakthrough` in Afghan election dispute: President's spokesman

Afghanistan`s disputed presidential election inched towards a possible conclusion Monday with a senior government official hailing a "breakthrough" in talks between the two candidates, who both claim to have won the vote.

Afghanistan's megaflag symbolises 'Hind-Afghan Dosti'

Afghanistan has boldly raised its black, red and green megaflag - big enough to drape over a dinosaur - in the heart of the capital here with India's help, a monument that symbolises 'Hind-Afghan Dosti'.

Outgoing Afghan president downsizes retirement home

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided a lavish residence specially built for his imminent retirement is too big and he will move into a more modest home instead, an official said Thursday.

Afghan president urges rival successors to unify

President Hamid Karzai is urging the country's two presidential candidates to reach an agreement on a new national unity government.

Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

Abdullah Abdullah, one of two contenders for Afghanistan's presidency on Monday said that he will not accept the expected outcome of the election's second round and that talks with his opponent to form a national unity government are deadlocked.

US urges Afghan rivals to resolve disputed vote

US President Barack Obama today urged the rival candidates in Afghanistan's disputed election to come to an agreement on a national unity government to end the crisis over the vote.

Afghanistan: NATO states urged not to shirk on rights

NATO member countries should support human rights protections in Afghanistan beyond the end of the NATO combat mission post-2014, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.