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.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani stressed achieving viable peace in his militancy-battered country through dialogue in the much-awaited consultative Loya Jirga or traditional grand assembly of elders and chieftains inaugurated here on Monday.
Fighting in Afghanistan has escalated ahead of the usual spring season, as both sides seek to increase leverage in talks on a peace settlement - a gamble that analysts warn could also risk hardening positions.
President Trump has settled on a new military strategy in Afghanistan after months of bitter internal debates by his national security team and will announce a plan Monday expected to provide U.S. commanders with additional troops and broader authority to pursue militant forces.
Ghani’s aids are putting false words in his statements. They wrongly compare the history, makes imaginary Wazir Akbar Khan, and vilify about Shah Shujah. They quip about Ghalji history against Durrani and the bodyguards of a security firm.
The United States is trying to prevent simmering tensions between India and Pakistan from impacting a third country, Afghanistan, where a fragile peace push is underway to try to end more than 17 years of war with Taliban insurgents.
Sahar Halaimzai is an advocate and human rights campaigner working for PEN International. Zarlasht Halaimzai is director and co-founder of Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI). Quhramaana Kakar is a peace activist, a development practitioner, and the founder and director of Women for Peace and Participation....
Encouraging comments from the U.S. envoy to Afghanistan on "significant progress" in talks with the Taliban heightened hopes for peace, but the envoy and experts on the region warned that major obstacles remain.