Articles about Ashraf Ghani

Taliban says graduates of 2000-2020 useless; prefers religious studies

05 Oct 2021

Taliban says graduates of 2000-2020 useless; prefers religious studies

The Taliban on Monday said that its Afghanistan government would not recognize those who have graduated high school between 2000-2020, local reports said.

Taliban requests to address UN; names Suhail Shaheen as envoy

22 Sep 2021

Taliban requests to address UN; names Suhail Shaheen as envoy

The Taliban has reportedly sent a request letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, asking to address world leaders at the ongoing UN General Assembly.

Fled country to save 6mn lives in Kabul: Ashraf Ghani

09 Sep 2021

Fled country to save 6mn lives in Kabul: Ashraf Ghani

Ex-Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled to the UAE before the Taliban seized power last month, on Wednesday apologized to the people for leaving the country abruptly, saying he believed it was the "only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul and her six million people."

No evidence that Pakistan was along with Taliban fighters: Pentagon

03 Sep 2021

No evidence that Pakistan was along with Taliban fighters: Pentagon

The Pentagon has said it has seen no evidence to corroborate reports that there were Pakistan nationals along with the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Taliban to name Hibatullah Akhundzada as government head; announcement soon

02 Sep 2021

Taliban to name Hibatullah Akhundzada as government head; announcement soon

The Taliban has said that the discussions on forming a new government are finalized and a formal announcement of the same will be made soon.

Taliban's talk with Panjshir resistance fails; Valley attacked

01 Sep 2021

Taliban's talk with Panjshir resistance fails; Valley attacked

The negotiations between the Taliban and Panjshir leaders opposing them in Afghanistan have failed, Agence France-Presse reported.

US officials knew Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban

20 Aug 2021

US officials knew Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban

Just last month, an internal US State Department document had warned top American officials about Afghanistan's potential fall to the Taliban.

Afghanistan: Firings reported at Kabul airport, I-Day rally in Asadabad

19 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Firings reported at Kabul airport, I-Day rally in Asadabad

Continuous gunshots were heard from the Kabul airport as Afghans continued to gather outside its gate in hopes of fleeing the country.

Taliban declares Afghanistan the 'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan' on I-Day

19 Aug 2021

Taliban declares Afghanistan the 'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan' on I-Day

The Taliban today officially declared the formation of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan," on the occasion of the war-ravaged country's 102nd Independence Day.

Afghanistan: Women throw babies over fence to 'safety' fearing Taliban

19 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Women throw babies over fence to 'safety' fearing Taliban

Amid desperate attempts by Afghans to flee the country as the Taliban takes charge, women have reportedly been throwing their babies over barbed fences, asking troops to catch them and take them to safety.

Ghani shares video, says he would've been hanged in Afghanistan

19 Aug 2021

Ghani shares video, says he would've been hanged in Afghanistan

Former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said he supports the ongoing talks between the Taliban and former government officials.

Taliban kills woman over burqa after promising to honor rights

19 Aug 2021

Taliban kills woman over burqa after promising to honor rights

On the day the Taliban promised to uphold women's rights, a woman was reportedly killed by the group in Afghanistan's Takhar province.

Ex-Afghan President Karzai meets Taliban leader; talks to form government

18 Aug 2021

Ex-Afghan President Karzai meets Taliban leader; talks to form government

Taliban's Haqqani Network leader Anas Haqqani has reportedly met former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for talks in a bid to form a government in the country.

'Will never bow to Taliban,' says former Afghan Vice-President Saleh

17 Aug 2021

'Will never bow to Taliban,' says former Afghan Vice-President Saleh

Amrullah Saleh, the former Vice-President of Afghanistan, said he will never bow down to the Taliban, while also accusing Pakistan of siding with the terror group.

Afghan military plane crashed in Uzbekistan amid crisis

16 Aug 2021

Afghan military plane crashed in Uzbekistan amid crisis

An Afghan military jet crashed in the neighboring Uzbekistan after being shot down by Uzbek defense forces late on Sunday.

Kabul airport: Visuals show people falling to death from planes

16 Aug 2021

Kabul airport: Visuals show people falling to death from planes

As chaos unfolds at Kabul's airport, shocking visuals of people falling from airplanes taking off have emerged.

Twitter account hacked, says Afghan embassy official in India

16 Aug 2021

Twitter account hacked, says Afghan embassy official in India

An Afghan embassy official on Monday suggested that its Twitter handle was hacked after several tweets criticizing embattled Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for fleeing Afghanistan were posted from it.

5 killed at Kabul airport as Taliban takes over Afghanistan

16 Aug 2021

5 killed at Kabul airport as Taliban takes over Afghanistan

At least five people were reportedly killed at Kabul's airport on Monday as thousands attempted to flee Afghanistan amid a hostile takeover by the Taliban.

Pandit Rajesh, the last priest in Kabul, refuses to flee

16 Aug 2021

Pandit Rajesh, the last priest in Kabul, refuses to flee

People from all communities are looking to leave Afghanistan at the first chance they get as the Taliban gains power.

US flag comes down from embassy in Kabul amid evacuation

16 Aug 2021

US flag comes down from embassy in Kabul amid evacuation

A State Department official says the American flag is no longer flying at the US Embassy in Kabul amid evacuations from Afghanistan's capital.

'To prevent bloodshed,' says Ghani on why he left Afghanistan

16 Aug 2021

'To prevent bloodshed,' says Ghani on why he left Afghanistan

The Taliban is in full control of Afghanistan after its capital Kabul fell and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country over the weekend.

Taliban set to form interim government in Afghanistan, reports say

15 Aug 2021

Taliban set to form interim government in Afghanistan, reports say

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is set to give up the post and an interim government, led by the Taliban, will be formed, reports said on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Taliban has entered capital Kabul, reports say

15 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban has entered capital Kabul, reports say

The Taliban has entered Afghanistan's capital Kabul, and there seems to be little resistance from the country's security forces, reports said.

'Won't allow more deaths': Afghanistan President amid reports of resignation

14 Aug 2021

'Won't allow more deaths': Afghanistan President amid reports of resignation

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today said his government will prevent further violence and displacement in the country, that has been seeing deadly clashes as the Taliban advances.

Afghanistan: Taliban races toward Kabul as more cities fall

14 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban races toward Kabul as more cities fall

The Taliban is now just 50 kilometers away from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, as more cities fell to the insurgents in quick succession.

Afghanistan: Taliban captures Kandahar as clashes continue

13 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban captures Kandahar as clashes continue

The Taliban has captured Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, marking the latest jolt to the country's government in a matter of days, officials confirmed on Friday.

Afghanistan proposes power-sharing deal with Taliban to end violence: Report

12 Aug 2021

Afghanistan proposes power-sharing deal with Taliban to end violence: Report

The Afghan government has reportedly proposed a power-sharing deal with the Taliban in exchange for an end to the violence that has killed thousands of civilians.

Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

25 Dec 2020

Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

In a development that has left Beijing embarrassed, a 10-member module that operated a terror cell has been busted in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, officials in the know told HT.

Trump speaks to top Taliban leader, calls it "good talk"

04 Mar 2020

Trump speaks to top Taliban leader, calls it "good talk"

Days after the United States signed an accord with the Taliban, aimed at bringing peace in ravaged Afghanistan, President Donald Trump spoke with one founder of the terrorist organization.

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

29 Feb 2020

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

The United States and Taliban, the terrorist organization that has been waging war in Afghanistan for years, are all set to sign a historic deal.

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

08 Sep 2019

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump said that he has canceled a peace deal with Taliban leaders.

PM Modi receives highest civilian award by the Russian government

12 Apr 2019

PM Modi receives highest civilian award by the Russian government

On Friday, the Russian government awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi with their highest civilian award, 'Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle'.

I know Nepal, Bhutan are parts of India: Donald Trump

04 Feb 2019

I know Nepal, Bhutan are parts of India: Donald Trump

US President, Donald Trump, never fails to entertain people with his amusing antics, albeit unknowingly.

Taliban threatens to end talks with US: Here's why

16 Jan 2019

Taliban threatens to end talks with US: Here's why

The Taliban yesterday threatened to end contact with the US if they deflect from the issue of foreign force withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Trump mistook India-built parliament in Afghanistan for a 'library'

05 Jan 2019

Trump mistook India-built parliament in Afghanistan for a 'library'

US President Donald Trump's jibe about India building a library in Afghanistan is coming back to haunt him now.

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health Ministry

25 Dec 2018

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health Ministry

An hour-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said today, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghanistan capital this year.

Pak-based terror outfit JeM chief ailing, bed-ridden for months

09 Oct 2018

Pak-based terror outfit JeM chief ailing, bed-ridden for months

It seems like Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is all set for a change of leadership.

Delhi: Modi, Afghan President hold talks to boost bilateral cooperation

19 Sep 2018

Delhi: Modi, Afghan President hold talks to boost bilateral cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held wide-ranging talks with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on ways to further boost bilateral cooperation.

Suicide bomb attack outside EC office kills two in Afghanistan

25 Aug 2018

Suicide bomb attack outside EC office kills two in Afghanistan

A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people today outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul as security forces, militants clash

21 Aug 2018

Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul as security forces, militants clash

Multiple rockets were fired toward the Presidential Palace in the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, early today, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the capital city's old quarter.