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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
April 28, 2015 3:27 pm
The visit comes amid Ghani’s pro-Pakistan approach since becoming President last September.