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Explained: Taliban-US talks and the future of Afghanistan

The very fact that the US is talking to the Taliban legitimises their role in Afghanistan's present and future. All of this is worrying for India -- a Taliban government in Afghanistan in the near future will mean a hugely increased leverage for Pakistan in that country.

To slow US exit, Afghan leader offers Donald Trump a cost reduction

Ghani has made no secret of his concern about a hasty American exit by an increasingly impatient Trump, fearing it could unravel the fragile Afghan state and lead to a renaissance in power by the Taliban.


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani orders probe into abuse of female athletes 

On Monday night, Ashraf Ghani met with officials from the Afghan National Olympic Committee, sportsmen and sportswomen, and pledged authorities would "conduct a thorough investigation into this."

Attack on UK security group compound in Kabul, 10 dead

A senior security official said the blast happened close to a compound of British security contractor group G4S, near an industrial park on the main road leading out of Kabul towards eastern Afghanistan.

Ashraf Ghani: 'Undeclared war' between Afghanistan, Pakistan must end

Ghani said that he has not seen "urgency" from the new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding holding concrete dialogue with Afghanistan to fight terrorism or to assist in holding fruitful talks with the Taliban.

Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats

In the capital of Kabul, security was tight, with police and military personnel stopping vehicles at dozens of checkpoints throughout the congested city.


Joint collaboration: India, China to train Afghan diplomats from mid-October

This is the first time New Delhi and Beijing are undertaking a joint collaboration in Afghanistan in recent times.

Russia postpones peace talks with Taliban: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Ghani spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "to iron out the differences and ensure talks with the Taliban happen in presence of the Afghan government," a senior Ghani official said.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declines resignation of top officials

On Saturday, Ghani accepted the resignation of Mohammed Haneef Atmar, his national security adviser, and replaced him with Hamdullah Mohib, who previously served as the ambassador to the United States.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani calls Imran Khan, congratulates him on his victory

The Afghanistan president further said that he had extended an open invitation to Khan who "expressed his wishes to visit Kabul soon".

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Modi holds talks with Ashraf Ghani, shares views on regional security and Taliban

The visit comes amid Ghani’s pro-Pakistan approach since becoming President last September.