Ashraf Ghani

Facebook shuts down Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s account

The social networking site Facebook has shut down the account of former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. According to the news agency, Facebook has also blocked the account of Dr. Fazel, the chief officer of Ashraf Ghani. It may be recalled

Taliban has won as militants enter Kabul, says former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declared after being ousted from the country that the Taliban had won as soon as they entered Kabul. Ashraf Ghani said that we did our best but to halt the Taliban from capturing

Afghan President arrives in Washington to meet Biden

WASHINGTON: Afghanistan’s President Ghani and his delegation landed in Washington DC on a direct flight from Kabul on Thursday afternoon.   Afghan President Ghani is accompanied by First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National

PM Imran Khan discusses peace process with Afghan President

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated Pakistan’s steadfast support for the Afghan peace process for a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. In a telephonic conversation with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, the prime minister reiterated Pakistan’s call on

Afghan president orders release of 500 Taliban prisoners

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners as part of a new ceasefire that could start long-delayed peace talks. Ghani said the militants would be freed during the Eid-ul-Azha holiday, which started on

Afghan President agrees to release Taliban prisoners before talks

KABUL: The Afghan government will complete a Taliban prisoner release to pave the way for peace talks to end nearly two decades of war, the country’s president said. During an online discussion with the Washington-based Atlantic Council, President Ashraf Ghani

COAS Bajwa meets Afghan President in Kabul

KABUL: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has arrived in Afghanistan on a one-day visit and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed is also accompanying the army chief on the visit.

PM felicitates Ashraf Ghani on inauguration as Afghan President

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated Ashraf Ghani on being sworn in for a second term in office as the President of Afghanistan. In a tweet, the prime minister said he is looking forward towards working with him. He

Ghani sworn in as Afghan president, Abdullah holds parallel inauguration

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for a second term on Monday but his main rival refused to recognise the inauguration and held his own swearing-in ceremony as a rival president. Both Ghani and former chief executive Abdullah

Return of Taliban rule

Despite a historic peace deal between the United States and the Taliban, there are still doubts whether peace will return to Afghanistan. The war-ravaged nation is on verge of descending into further chaos and anarchy and more importantly whether the

The problem with Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has become a major obstacle in the historic peace agreement signed between the Taliban and the US. He has now called on the Taliban to break ties with Pakistan for the prisoner swap to go ahead.

Afghan deal hits a roadblock

The US-Afghan Taliban peace deal has hit its first roadblock just days after being signed. The historic agreement was meant to usher a new era of peace and stability but cracks have begun to emerge threatening the entire peace process.

Afghan election results

The long-delayed results of the Afghan presidential elections have been released. President Ashraf Ghani has secured a second five year term. There has been a mixed reaction as ordinary Afghans would now seek an end to the conflict that has been

Ghani set for second term as Afghanistan President

KABUL: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have secured a second term on Sunday after election officials announced preliminary results from polls that were marred by low turnout. Ghani’s apparent clean win, however, was unlikely to immediately quell the controversy

Election results of Afghanistan expected next week, says official

KABUL: An election official has said on Thursday that  Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s delayed presidential results will be announced in the coming few days after the main candidate ended his boycott of a recount. Afghanistan has been stuck in political

Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN: US President Donald Trump on Thursday night made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with troops engaged in America’s longest-ever military conflict. Trump’s visit was his first to Afghanistan since becoming president and came a

President Alvi meets Malaysian, Afghan leaders in Baku

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Friday held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Muhammad on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The president appreciated Prime Minister Mahathir’s statement for

85 civilians killed, 373 wounded during Afghan election campaign: UN

KABUL: Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan’s recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said on Tuesday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

PM meets Afghan Taliban delegation in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has met the Afghan Taliban delegation in the federal capital on Thursday. According to details, the two sides discussed issues related to regional peace and stability. The prime minister apprised Taliban delegation on his conversation

Afghan presidential vote held in relative calm, but turnout low

KABUL: Tight security ensured Afghanistan’s presidential election was held on Saturday in relative calm, though several small attacks, low turnout and complaints about the voting system heightened fears an unclear result could drive the country into further chaos. Preliminary results

Afghan election’s uncertainty

Afghanistan is finally heading towards its fourth presidential election. This comes after months of false starts and uncertainty since peace talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban were suspended by Donald Trump threatening to derail the entire election

Blast in Ashraf Ghani’s election rally kills 24 and injured 31

KABUL: A suicide bomber exploded near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and 31 sustained injuries, Ghani remained unhurt. President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani was due to address the rally in Charikar, capital of