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Afghan President rejects foreign interference in country's fate

President Ashraf Ghani spoke during the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Adha and as US and Taliban negotiators continue their work in the Gulf nation of Qatar.

Trump says 'US could wipe out Afghanistan in 10 days', President Ghani seeks clarification

Donald Trump's comments followed a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House on Monday.


Afghan President in Pakistan for bilateral talks and to boost peace process

This is Ghani's third visit to Pakistan and follows the recently held first review session of the landmark Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity. A 57-member Afghan delegation took part in the conference on Afghan peace held here. Pakistan had during the event reiterated its resolve to support efforts to bring peace in the war-torn Afghanistan.

Pakistan's assessment says Afghanistan could descend into new 'civil war': Report

In the present situation, according to Pakistan's assessment, there are more chances of Afghanistan slipping into the ‘civil war' than reaching a peace deal. However, the official said the ‘civil war' did not necessarily mean the Taliban would return to Kabul.

In US pursuit of peace talks, perilous rift opens with Afghan leader

Since his 2016 election campaign, Trump has made the case to end the Afghan conflict that began in 2001 and has tied the prospect of troop drawdowns in Afghanistan to success in peace talks. But it is unclear if Trump will accept a deal at any cost - something that Ghani and other Afghans increasingly fear.

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.

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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.