U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday to discuss ongoing peace talks with the Taliban and the security situation ahead of Afghan presidential polls in September. Pompeo stopped over on his way to New Delhi for meetings with ...
The Afghan government released 490 Taliban fighters and commanders from its prisons earlier this month, as part of a goodwill gesture to persuade the militant group to come to the table for direct talks with the Ashraf Ghani-led administration.
A bomb detonated near the Qandahar home of a brother of former president Hamid Karzai on Sunday evening, hours after three other blasts in the Afghan capital killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen others.
President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Mecca today, Friday on the sidelines of the Islamic Summit where matters of regional security in the context of ‘Af-Pak’ (Afghanistan-Pakistan) and bilateral ties were discussed.
The Afghan Presidential Palace (Arg) on Saturday announced that President Ashraf Ghani is ready to negotiate with the protesting presidential candidates regarding the extension of his tenure beyond May 22.
At this critical point that inflation and economic problems, insecurity, terrorism, possibly a civil war and the collapse of the system threaten the whole country, it is necessary that all political forces put aside “stubbornness” and gather around the main axis of the system.
President Ghani's current term in office is due to end next week — four months ahead of the next presidential elections. His opponents are calling for a caretaker government, but Ghani is refusing to step down.
American and Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Wednesday aimed at ending a 17-year war in Afghanistan, while the Afghan government hosted a rare assembly in Kabul to ensure its interests are upheld in any peace deal.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Zalmay Khalilzad, chief U.S. negotiator with the Taliban, emphasized the importance of an intra-Afghan dialogue in a meeting Saturday evening between the two in Kabul.
Any peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban would depend on the declaration of a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to end the country’s long war, the U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Sunday.