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Blinken speaks to Afghan President Ghani, reaffirms US support to peace process

January 29, 2021 11:44 am

During the call, Blinken highlighted robust diplomatic support for the peace process focused on helping the parties to the conflict achieve a durable and just political settlement and permanent and comprehensive ceasefire that benefits all Afghans.

Focus now on getting to the intra-Afghan negotiations: Khalilzad

June 02, 2020 1:31 pm

Special US Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad made the remarks days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal, paving the way for intra-Afghan negotiations to end the decades-old conflict in the country.

Indian-American Congressman seeks refugee status for Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

April 30, 2020 11:36 am

Just last month, a terrorist organization linked to an ISIS-affiliate killed 25 Sikh worshippers in Kabul, including a four-year-old girl named Tanya Kaur, he said.

Afghan government to release Taliban prisoners as UN backs push to end war

March 11, 2020 9:38 am

US warned the Taliban that the current high level of violence was "not conducive to advancing the peace process" after the 15-member U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution.

Watch: Ashraf Ghani continues to speak amid blasts during swearing-in ceremony

March 09, 2020 10:32 pm

Ghani is seen holding his ground and continuing with his speech even as people flee the venue. "I have no bulletproof vest on, only my shirt, I will stay even if I have to sacrifice my head," Ghani told the crowd remaining, as sirens sounded overhead.

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president, rival holds parallel inauguration ceremony

March 09, 2020 7:07 pm

Television footage showed Ghani taking an oath at the Presidential palace in Kabul at a ceremony attended by a number of foreign diplomats, including US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.

Afghanistan war enters new stage as US military prepares to exit

March 02, 2020 11:41 am

The signing of a deal Saturday in Doha, Qatar, to start withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan may not immediately stop the fighting, but it will at least usher in a new era in the 18-year war.

Afghan peace deal hits first snag over prisoner releases

March 01, 2020 4:05 pm

President Ashraf Ghani's comments pointed to the first hitch in implementing the fragile deal, which is aimed at ending America's longest war after more than 18 years and getting rival Afghan factions to agree on their country's future.

Afghan challenge

February 22, 2020 10:56 am

Post-Taliban order is breaking down in Kabul. Sooner rather than later, Delhi will have to revise its Afghan policy

Ashraf Ghani named Afghan election winner. His opponent claims victory, too

February 19, 2020 9:05 am

Afghanistan election results: Abdullah and several other candidates have disputed roughly 300,000 votes from a low turnout of about 1.8 million.


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

April 28, 2015 3:27 pm

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