Mohammad Ashraf Ghani


  • Mohammad Ashraf Ghani 2019-12-24 10:45

    By Javad Heirannia

    The result of Afghan presidential election: Future possibilities and challenges

  • Iranian ambassador 2019-12-15 19:39

    Ashraf Ghani receives credentials of Iran’s new ambassador

    TEHRAN – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met Iran’s new ambassador to Afghanistan on Sunday and received his credentials.

  • Smoke rises from the site of an attack targeting the Kabul office of the running mate of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on July 28, 2019. (Photo by AFP) 2019-07-29 15:21

    Scores of casualties as Ghani's running mate escapes attack

    A huge blast has left scores of people dead and injured in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul.

  • Ghani calls for Iran’s active role in Afghan peace talks 2019-06-15 19:17

    Ghani calls for Iran’s active role in Afghan peace talks

    TEHRAN – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has underlined the necessity of promoting cooperation with Iran, calling for the Islamic Republic’s active role in the Afghanistan peace talks.

  • Ghani 2019-05-23 07:23

    By Abdul Wahid Haidari

    Afghan politicians call for interim govt; ask Ghani to step down

    KABUL - There is a palpable buzz in Afghanistan these days about the forthcoming presidential election, with people and politicians discussing, debating and speculating the future of their war-torn country.

  • Taliban talks 2019-03-03 10:40

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    In Doha talks, Taliban call for withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Hectic negotiations are underway between a delegation of the Afghan Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha to hammer out a solution to the protracted Afghan war.

  • 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.