Ashraf Ghani

US special envoy talk over Taliban deal with Ashraf Ghani

The U.S.-Taliban deal was struck in protracted negotiations in the Qatari capital Doha and was announced on Friday after a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Ghani and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Munich.

Feb 20, 2020, 08:32 AM IST

Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll

Ghani`s opponents say the vote on September 28, 2019, was marred by massive fraud, technical problems with biometric devices used for voting, attacks and irregularities.

Feb 18, 2020, 19:04 PM IST

Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani secures victory in presidential elections with 50.64% votes

Ghani has gained 9,23,868 voted, paving the way for his second five-year term, Pajhowk News Agency reported.

Dec 22, 2019, 13:59 PM IST

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghanistan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally

In the wake of the attack, bodies littered the dusty ground as smoke rose from the site of the explosion, a giant blue billboard bearing the face of Ghani`s running mate Amrullah Saleh looming over the scene.

Sep 17, 2019, 20:02 PM IST

Blast kills 24 near Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's election rally

"Women and children are among them and most of the victims seem to be the civilians. Ambulances are still operating, and the number of casualties may rise," an official said.

Sep 17, 2019, 15:18 PM IST

Taliban denounce Afghan election, warn rallies face attack

The Taliban called for a boycott of the election scheduled for September 28, and said foreign powers should instead focus on the effort to negotiate the deal with the United States on "ending the occupation of Afghanistan".

Aug 06, 2019, 21:07 PM IST

Intra-Afghan talks only after US agrees to withdraw troops: Taliban

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Qatar, says talks with the Afghan government would only come after a deal had been struck with the United States on the departure of its forces.

Jul 28, 2019, 16:36 PM IST

Will back legitimate govt chosen through democratic path: PM Modi tells Afghan President

PM Modi met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for a bilateral meet on the sidelines of the SCO Summit on Thursday.

Jun 14, 2019, 06:46 AM IST

Afghanistan all set to get connected to India via Chabahar from Sunday

Last month on January 27, India formally established shipping lanes with the port by sending ships.

Feb 23, 2019, 22:10 PM IST

Afghan president offers Taliban local office, but group wants Doha instead

Ghani has expressed alarm at the Taliban shutting his administration out of negotiations with the United States. 

Feb 10, 2019, 19:38 PM IST

Ashraf Ghani says his government must be 'decision-maker' in any peace deal

He made his remarks in a television interview as Afghan opposition politicians, including his predecessor Hamid Karzai, met Taliban representatives in Moscow.

Feb 06, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

Mike Pompeo calls Afghan President amidst talks with Taliban

The top US diplomat also emphasised the importance of an intra-Afghan dialogue and the role of a ceasefire in ending the violence and creating the conditions for his government, the official added.

Feb 06, 2019, 06:09 AM IST

Afghanistan says Kandahar attack planned in Pak, Islamabad refutes allegation

Kandahar's police commander General Abdul Raziq was killed in an attack which, according to Ghani, was a conspiracy hatched in Pakistan.

Oct 24, 2018, 21:19 PM IST

Afghanistan not on the verge of collapsing: Ashraf Ghani

During his one-day visit to India, Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of the multi-faceted India-Afghanistan strategic partnership.

Sep 19, 2018, 23:42 PM IST

Afghanistan forces kill insurgents after mortars hit Kabul

President Ghani acknowledged the explosions that were heard during his speech and described the perpetrators as enemies of Afghanistan, Islam and peace.

Aug 22, 2018, 00:15 AM IST

PM Modi condemns blast targeting Sikh community in Afghanistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Afghanistan of all possible help.

Jul 02, 2018, 08:33 AM IST

Taliban terrorists kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers after ceasefire ends

The Taliban observed a ceasefire over a three-day holiday but rejected the government`s request to extend it.

Jun 22, 2018, 13:12 PM IST

UN welcomes temporary ceasefire announcement by Afghan government; urges Taliban to reciprocate

Ceasfire follows the Afghan Government's call for unconditional peace talks with the Taliban

Jun 08, 2018, 10:27 AM IST

Sorry, not giving Rashid Khan away: Afghan President Ghani to PM Narendra Modi

Rashid Khan's 10-ball 34 with the bat, 3/19 with the ball and two catches in the final over ensured Hyderabad defeated Kolkata to reach the IPL final.

May 26, 2018, 07:04 AM IST

Afghan President Ghani makes offer to Taliban for peace talks

At a meeting on Wednesday of nations involved in the so-called Kabul Process, aimed at building a platform for peace talks, Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:11 AM IST