Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

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  • Ghani 2019-02-11 23:52

    'Taliban can open office in Kabul': Ghani

    TEHRAN - With the Taliban directly engaging with the U.S. and regional countries, Afghan government led by Ashraf Ghani has been completely sidelined. But, President Ghani has not given up. He says he is ready to pay the ultimate sacrifice for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

  • Afghan govt-Taliban talks in Moscow 2019-02-07 01:39

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Sidestepping govt, Afghan politicians hold ‘fruitful talks’ with Taliban in Moscow

    TEHRAN - Despite strong protest from the government in Kabul, senior Afghan politicians led by former president Hamid Karzai held two-day talks with a Taliban delegation in Moscow.

  • Asif Durrani 2019-02-05 10:40

    By Asif Durrani

    U.S. withdrawal and fears of uncertainties in Afghanistan

    Ashraf Ghani’s government is visibly upset over the proposed understanding between the U.S. Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in return for Taliban’s assurances that Afghan territory would not be available to Al-Qaida or ISIS. President Ghani has reportedly written a letter to President Trump pleading to review his decision of hasty drawdown. He has also appealed to the international community not to repeat mistakes of the past which culminated into a disaster for the world and Afghanistan.

  • Ghani 2019-02-04 23:09

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Govt, politicians in Afghanistan on the warpath over talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN - Afghanistan’s politicians are on the warpath with government over peace talks with the Taliban, a situation that threatens to disrupt the fragile political environment in the run up to general elections in July.

  • Afghan president Ashraf Ghani 2019-01-28 17:14

    Afghan president calls on Taliban to 'enter serious talks' with Kabul

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to "enter serious talks" with the government in Kabul Monday, following unprecedented marathon negotiations between the insurgents and the US in Qatar last week.

  • Rivals launch political marathon in Afghanistan 2019-01-21 11:38

    Rivals launch political marathon in Afghanistan

    A confident and relaxed President Ashraf Ghani launched his reelection campaign Sunday, registering as a candidate at the national election commission and then delivering a lengthy speech on peace, poverty and the need for a strong government to unite all Afghans and end 17 years of insurgent conflict in a “just and honorable” way.

  • firouzabadi 2019-01-10 09:21

    Military advisor: Iran can help Taliban, Afghan govt. reach common understanding

    TEHRAN – Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, a top military adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has said Iran can help the Taliban and the Afghan government reach a common understanding for stabilizing Afghanistan.

  • Zarif 2019-01-07 23:25

    Ghani’s ‘peace envoy’ to visit Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Afghan President President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy for peace and head of High Peace Council's (HPC) secretariat, Umer Daudzai is expected to visit Pakistan this week.

  • Araqchi briefs Ghani on Iran’s talks with Taliban 2019-01-05 20:39

    Araqchi briefs Ghani on Iran’s talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, who held talks with a Taliban delegation in Tehran on December 30, met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday.

  • Ghani 2018-12-31 21:45

    Afghan presidential polls delayed till July 20

    TEHRAN - In the wake of volatile security situation and lack of preparedness of election authorities, the presidential polls in Afghanistan have been delayed by three months.

  • Two anti-Pakistan figures 2018/12/25

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Two anti-Pakistan figures nominated to top security posts in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - In a very significant but debatable move, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has appointed two political rivals and avowed adversaries of neighboring Pakistan to two key ministries.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-23 11:36

    Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan underscores fatigue and failure

    TEHRAN - In a surprise announcement, U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered withdrawal of half of the 14,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan, underscoring sense of fatigue and failure.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-19 20:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Afghanistan deadliest country in world for journalists in 2018'

    TEHRAN - Journalists in Afghanistan, where the foreign-imposed war has now stretched into its 18th year, continue to walk a tightrope, living dangerously while trying to report the daily incidents.

  • Ghani 2018-12-10 21:56

    Corruption hinders rule of law: Ghani

    TEHRAN - While Afghanistan is known as the hotbed of terrorism and home to dreaded terrorist groups like Taliban, the country has another enemy that does not get so much attention — corruption.

  • Ghani 2018-12-02 10:48

    At Geneva summit, Afghan government presents 'roadmap for peace and prosperity'

    TEHRAN _ The much-awaited two-day Geneva conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the Afghan government and United Nations, was held this week, attended by delegations from 61 countries and 35 international organizations.

  • Afghanistan election 2018-11-26 21:45

    Afghan presidential polls to be delayed

    TEHRAN _ In the wake of security concerns and disarray in counting votes from last month’s parliamentary elections, the presidential polls in Afghanistan slated for April next year might be delayed.

  • Ghani 2018-11-17 23:07

    Sharp rise in casualty toll of Afghan security forces since 2015

    TEHRAN - As the security situation in war-ravaged Afghanistan deteriorates, the Afghan government has revealed the numbers that are both deeply alarming and highly distressing.

  • Taliban talks 2018/11/12

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban talks: Dialogue and violence can’t go together

    TEHRAN _ Dialogue and violence cannot go hand in hand. The first cardinal principle of ‘peace negotiations’ is an unconditional ceasefire. That is how the two warring sides build trust, bury the hatchet and make peace with each other. You cannot extend an olive branch and point the barrel of gun at the same time. That renders the whole exercise futile.

  • Ghani 2018-11-06 07:45

    ‘Peaceful Afghanistan in interest of region’

    TEHRAN - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that a peaceful Afghanistan is in the best interest of the region, especially Pakistan so all the regional countries should come together to ensure peace in Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan 2018-10-17 20:49

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Journalists in war-ravaged Afghanistan continue to walk a tightrope

    TEHRAN- s violence against journalists surges in Afghanistan and government faces the heat for failing to safeguard their rights, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is not at odds with the media and that government and the media should work together and be committed to implementing the law.

  • Ghani 2018-10-03 22:30

    Ghani says no to ‘foreign mercenaries’

    TEHRAN - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, reacting to recent remarks made by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, has said that Afghan security forces have enough capability and have managed to save the country from “collapse”.

  • Ghani-Trump 2018-09-25 11:16

    Donald Trump refuses to meet Afghan President

    TEHRAN - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has reportedly cancelled his visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session after Donald Trump refused to meet him, said a media report.

  • Pakistan 2018-09-16 03:10

    Pakistan’s FM visits Kabul, holds talks

    TEHRAN - In a bid to improve bilateral ties, Pakistan’s newly-elected foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday arrived in Kabul on his first foreign visit. Qureshi-led delegation held talks with senior Afghan officials in the first bilateral engagement between the two estranged neighbors since December 2015. The relations between Kabul and Islamabad have frayed in recent years, with Kabul accusing Pakistan of sheltering militant groups that launch attacks on Afghanistan. Pakistan has rejected the accusations.

  • Araqchi - Rabbani 2018-09-16 01:26

    Tehran, Kabul explore ways to deepen ties 

    TEHRAN – At a meeting between Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Thursday, Tehran and Kabul pledged to deepen ties in various arenas including water sharing. 

  • Shafeek Seddiq 2018-08-26 10:06

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Peace talks with Taliban are not feasible without Afghan government leading it’

    The security situation continues to worsen in war-ravaged Afghanistan with a spate of terror attacks in recent months. The Afghan government and the Taliban observed an unprecedented three-day ceasefire on Eid al Fitr but it turned out to be a lull before the storm. This week, to mark Eid al Azha, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who has been under tremendous pressure, again announced conditional ceasefire but the Taliban has not responded to it.

  • Imran Khan - Ashraf Ghani 2018-08-21 09:40

    Khan wants to engage with Kabul for regional peace

    TEHRAN - Felicitating Afghanistan on its 99th Independence Day, Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is looking forward to engage with Kabul for promoting peace, stability and prosperity of the two countries.

  • Ghani-Taliban 2018-08-21 09:36

    President Ghani again extends olive branch to Taliban ahead of Eid al Adha

    TEHRAN - Stung by the scathing criticism for failing to contain escalating violence, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has again extended an olive branch to the Taliban, declaring a conditional ceasefire ahead of Eid al Adha.

  • Taliban 2018-08-16 13:19

    Afghan forces take back Ghazni, but Faryab falls

    TEHRAN - Afghan government forces regained control of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, after five days of intense fighting with the Taliban, which led to the killing of hundreds of people, according to officials.

  • Ashraf Ghani 2018-08-05 10:37

    Amid surge in violence, Afghanistan sets date for 2019 presidential election

    TEHRAN - Afghan authorities have announced April 20, 2019 as the date for next presidential election, when the five-year term of President Ashraf Ghani-led national unity government (NUG) comes to an end.

  • Khan-Ghani 2018-07-31 12:23

    Ghani, Khan agree to improve Afghanistan-Pakistan ties

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two estranged neighbors, are expected to open a new chapter in their debilitating relationship with the change of guard in Islamabad, according to reports.