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.

Afghan President-elect seeks favour in Washington

Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States months ago.

Ghani hails Afghan election deal, vows to bring peace

Afghanistan's new President-elect Ashraf Ghani congratulated the country on Monday on what he called its first democratic transfer of power, but the former rival with whom he signed a power-sharing deal was absent from celebrations.

New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court

Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, and he pledged to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court.

Taliban reject Afghan unity government pact as US 'sham'

Afghanistan's Taliban militants on Monday decried a pact by rival election candidates to form a government of national unity as a "sham" orchestrated by the United States and unacceptable to the Afghan people.

Doubts and distrust over Afghan power deal

 Secret election results and an uneasy power-sharing deal have raised fears that the legacy of the US-led intervention in Afghanistan will be a government that lacks the legitimacy or strength to avert the risk of a return to civil war.

US hails Afghan power deal, seeks quick security pact

The United States has welcomed a power-sharing deal that saw former finance minister Ashraf Ghani declared Afghanistan`s next president, and said it hopes a crucial security agreement will be signed within a week.

51 militants killed in clashes across Afghanistan

 At least 51 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the country`s interior ministry said Sunday.

Three Afghan soldiers missing from Massachusetts training exercise

 Three Afghanistan National Army soldiers have been reported missing from a joint military training exercise taking place in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, officials said on Sunday.

Taliban slam Afghan power deal as 'sham' staged by US
Taliban slam Afghan power deal as 'sham' staged by US

A power-sharing deal signed by presidential rivals Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah ended the months-long dispute in Afghanistan, paving the way for a National Unity Government that will see both the key leaders at the helm.

UN chief welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed the conclusion of the presidential polls in Afghanistan as well as an agreement on formation of a national unity government in the country.

US-Afghan security deal could be signed soon: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday voiced hope a long-delayed US-Afghan security deal governing the presence of American troops in the country beyond 2014 may be signed shortly.

Ashraf Ghani named next Afghan president, signs power-sharing deal

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan`s next president on Sunday, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result.

51 militants killed in clashes across Afghanistan

At least 51 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the country's interior ministry said Sunday.

PM Narendra Modi welcomes agreement between Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated both the Afghanistan's leaders Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah for signing an agreement on the formation of a national unity government to end the election deadlock.

Abdullah Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani end Afghan impasse with an embrace, sign unity deal
Abdullah Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani end Afghan impasse with an embrace, sign unity deal

In a much-awaited end to the impasse of Afghanistan presidential election results, the rival presidential candidates have agreed on a power-sharing deal to form a national unity government, with Abdullah Abdullah letting Ashraf Ghani be the president and himself nominating the “Chief executive officer”.

14 Pakistanis freed from US custody in Afghanistan

The United States has released 14 Pakistani prisoners from its custody at the Bagram prison in Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Saturday.

Afghan presidential rivals set to ink `unity government` deal

Afghanistan`s two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement Sunday, officials said, forming a potentially rocky coalition that will end a prolonged stand-off over the disputed election result.

Disputed Afghan election result to be announced Sunday

The result of Afghanistan's disputed election will be declared tomorrow, officials said today, as last-minute talks between the two rival candidates struggled to nail down a proposed power-sharing deal.

Disputed Afghan election result to be announced Sunday: Official

The result of Afghanistan`s disputed election will be declared on Sunday, officials said Saturday, as last-minute talks between the two rival candidates continued on a proposed power-sharing deal.