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US to reduce Afghan aid by $1 billion after Pompeo fails to break impasse

03 March, 2020 1:09 pm 1:09 pm

DOHA/KABUL (Reuter) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a $1 billion cut in US aid to Afghanistan after he failed to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political foe to end a feud that has helped jeopardize a US-led peace effort. The US also is prepared to cut 2021 assistance by the … Read More

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Afghan government set to release thousands of Taliban prisoners

03 March, 2020 10:07 am 10:07 am

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to release at least 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days to pave the way for direct talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 18-year-long war in Afghanistan, according to a copy of the decree seen by Reuters. However US Special Representative to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalizad … Read More

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Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president, Abdullah Abdullah holds parallel...

03 March, 2020 4:46 pm 4:46 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for a second term on Monday but his main rival refused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing-in ceremony as a rival president. Both Ghani and former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah say they are Afghanistan’s rightful leader following a disputed election last September, … Read More

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No commitment to release Taliban prisoners in Afghan peace deal: Ghani

03 March, 2020 2:53 pm 2:53 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Just hours after US-Taliban peace deal, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani rejected a key component of the agreement that calls for the release of thousands of Taliban prisoners on Sunday. Ashraf Ghani rejected a Taliban demand for the release of 5,000 prisoners as a condition for talks with the Afghan government and civilians, … Read More

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Afghan president’s tweet is direct interference in internal matters: Firo...

01 January, 2020 2:38 pm 2:38 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Responding to recent tweet of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that it amounts to direct interference in the internal matters of Pakistan. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the special assistant said that the tweet of Afghan president is equivalent to interfering … Read More

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Ashraf Ghani wins slim majority of Afghanistan presidential vote

12 December, 2019 3:35 pm 3:35 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s incumbent President, Ashraf Ghani, won a slim majority of votes in a September 28 election, delayed preliminary results showed on Sunday, in a poll that plunged the country into political uncertainty. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said the total turnout in the presidential election, which was marred by allegations of massive … Read More

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24 die as blast hits Ashraf Ghani’s election rally in Parwan province

09 September, 2019 2:48 pm 2:48 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, north of Kabul, health officials said. Ghani had been due to address the rally in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, north of Kabul, when the suspected militant … Read More

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani renews calls for peace, demands ceasefire

09 September, 2019 10:23 pm 10:23 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a renewed call for peace on Monday but insisted the Taliban must observe a ceasefire, as he sought to regain a hold on the peace process following the surprise collapse of talks between the United States and the militants. Ghani’s comments, to a meeting of military leaders … Read More

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Trump wants forces reduced in Afghanistan: Pompeo

07 July, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

Washington (92 News) – US President Donald Trump wants combat forces reduced in Afghanistan by the next US presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, introducing a timeline to Washington’s plan for cutting troop numbers there. Trump’s South Asia strategy, unveiled in August 2017, called for an open-ended deployment of US forces with the … Read More

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US, Afghanistan agree to accelerate Afghan peace talks

07 July, 2019 10:26 am 10:26 am

Washington (92 News) The US and Afghanistan said that they have agreed to accelerate efforts to reach a negotiated end to the conflict in the war-ravaged country. In a joint statement, Washington and Kabul said the agreement had been reached in a telephone call between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Afghan President Ashraf … Read More

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Afghan president arrives in Lahore

06 June, 2019 3:15 pm 3:15 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar warmly welcomed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani upon his arrival at Lahore Airport. On this occasion, children presented bouquets to Ashraf Ghani.  He was taken to the Governor’s House in tight security measures where he would hold one-on-one meetings with Punjab governor and chief minister. Ashraf … Read More

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Ashraf Ghani lauds Pakistan’s efforts for peace process in Afghanistan

06 June, 2019 11:49 am 11:49 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace process in Afghanistan. He was talking to Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, the foreign said Pakistan will continue playing its role for peace in Afghanistan with sincerity, good intentions and open … Read More

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Afghan president calls on PM, discusss regional issues

06 June, 2019 3:11 am 3:11 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday and discussed matters related to the region. During the meeting, the prime minister and the Afghan president discussed regional security and the ongoing peace process. The Afghan president, who is in the country on a two-day official visit on … Read More

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Afghan president will visit Pakistan on June 27

06 June, 2019 4:36 pm 4:36 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 news) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country’s relationship with its neighbour. In his message to mark Eidul Fitr, Ashraf Ghani said he agreed to visit Prime Minister Imran Khan after the two leaders met last week … Read More

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PM Imran Khan invites Afghan president for visit in Pakistan

05 May, 2019 7:59 pm 7:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday invited Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani for visit in Pakistan. The prime minister was talking to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani who made a telephone call to him today. During the conversation, both the leaders exchanged views on matters relating to peace, security and prosperity in … Read More