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President of Afghanistan

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Ashraf Ghani: President of Afghanistan
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is an Afghan politician who is serving as the President of Afghanistan, elected on 21 September 2014 and re-elected on 9 March 2020. An anthropologist by education, he previously served as Minister of Finance and the Chancellor of Kabul University.

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'It Did Not Work': Pompeo Unable To End Afghan Political Feud [Video]

'It Did Not Work': Pompeo Unable To End Afghan Political Feud

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday tried to rescue a U.S.-led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan. Pompeo met with Taliban officials at a Qatari military base after visiting Kabul. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Afghans dismayed as both Ghani and Abdullah claim presidency [Video]

Afghans dismayed as both Ghani and Abdullah claim presidency

Both leaders hold ceremonies and form parallel governments, with Abdullah refusing to recognise Ghani's inauguration.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published
Afghan President's swearing-in interrupted by rocket attack [Video]

Afghan President's swearing-in interrupted by rocket attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's swearing-in for a second term is interrupted by rocket fire. He kept his cool as the palace was rocked by explosions. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:53Published
President Ghani rejects peace deal's prisoner swap with Taliban [Video]

President Ghani rejects peace deal's prisoner swap with Taliban

Government never committed to set free 5,000 Taliban prisoners as a precondition for talks with the group, says Ghani.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published
Afghanistan's presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner [Video]

Afghanistan's presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner

Final result announced months after vote rejected by runner-up Abdullah Abdullah, who pledges to form parallel gov't.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:55Published
Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll [Video]

Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll

Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani the winner of a disputed presidential election on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took place in September. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published
U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal [Video]

U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal

The United States has reached an agreement with the Taliban on a week-long reduction of violence that could lead to U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:22Published
US and Taliban reach Afghanistan truce on sidelines of Munich security conference [Video]

US and Taliban reach Afghanistan truce on sidelines of Munich security conference

The truce came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met in Munich with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:08Published

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U.S. to reduce Afghan aid by $1 billion after Pompeo fails to break impasse

u.s. to reduce afghan aid by $1 billion after pompeo fails to break impasse
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan after he failed to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political foe to end a feud that..
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Pompeo strives to salvage stalled Afghanistan peace effort

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought on Monday to salvage a U.S.-led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan, meeting with Taliban officials at a Qatari military base after visiting Kabul to try to..
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Pompeo arrives in Kabul to try to revive flagging Afghan peace talks

pompeo arrives in kabul to try to revive flagging afghan peace talks
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a US peace deal signed with the Taliban last month, a trip that comes despite the coronavirus..
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Kabul, Taliban should begin prisoner releases as soon as possible: U.S. envoy

U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on Wednesday the coronavirus pandemic adds urgency to prisoner releases agreed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government and the Taliban and that they..
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Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani signs decree to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners

afghan prez ashraf ghani signs decree to release 5,000 taliban prisoners
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has pardoned thousands of Taliban prisoners in a key preliminary step to intra-Afghan talks between a government delegation and the extremist group, his spokesman said..
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Afghanistan electoral crisis delays naming of negotiating team: U.S.

The electoral dispute between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and political rival Abdullah Abdullah has delayed the naming of a team to negotiate with the Taliban, the U.S. State Department said in a..
Reuters - Published

Afghan government to release Taliban prisoners as U.N. backs push to end war

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is preparing to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days, according to a decree viewed by Reuters on Tuesday, as the United Nations backed a U.S.-led push to end..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Afghan government to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners from jails - decree

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days to pave the way for direct talks with the insurgent group aimed at ending the 18-year-long war in Afghanistan,..
Reuters - Published

Taliban prisoner swap begins as part of Afghan peace talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agrees to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners as negotiations begin.
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Afghan president Ghani to issue decree on Taliban prisoner release, sources say

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will issue a decree for at least 1,000 Taliban prisoners to be released this week, five official sources said on Monday, paving the way for opening direct talks between..
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Afghanistan's 'Game of Thrones' jeopardizes peace process

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for a second term on Monday, but the ceremony was marred by a rocket attack and a rival held his own inauguration ceremony in an escalating political feud..
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Each of Afghanistan's two dueling leaders declares himself president

each of afghanistan's two dueling leaders declares himself president
KABUL, Afghanistan — Each of Afghanistan’s rival leaders was sworn in as president in separate ceremonies on Monday, throwing plans for negotiations with the Taliban into chaos and creating a..
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Daesh claims responsibility for rockets that hit Afghan presidential inauguration

daesh claims responsibility for rockets that hit afghan presidential inauguration
KABUL: Daesh on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack that hit Afghan capital during two separate presidential inaugurations of rival politicians Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Earlier in..
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Islamic State claims rocket attack targeting Afghan inauguration: statement

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack targeting the inauguration of Ashraf Ghani as Afghan president in Kabul on Monday, the group said in a statement on an affiliated Telegram..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Who is Afghanistan's self-appointed president, Abdullah Abdullah?

Abdullah Abdullah, a three-times presidential contender, held a parallel inauguration as his rival, Ashraf Ghani, was sworn in as president of Afghanistan on Monday.
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Ghani sworn in as Afghan president, rival holds parallel inauguration

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for a second term on Monday but his main rival refused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing-in ceremony as a rival president.
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Afghan president-elect delays inauguration amid talks to end stand-off

Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani on Monday delayed his planned inauguration until later in the day, after his rival postponed his scheduled competing swearing-in ceremony as their dispute over an..
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U.S. special envoy arrives at inauguration ceremony for Afghan President Ghani

U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived at the presidential palace in Kabul on Monday afternoon ahead of an inauguration ceremony for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Reuters - Published

Afghan president-elect Ghani's inauguration ceremony pushed back to afternoon - spokesman

The inauguration ceremony for Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani will take place on Monday afternoon, his spokesman said on Twitter, pushed back from the morning as was originally planned.
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Afghan president to go ahead with inauguration despite rival's offer

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will go ahead with his inauguration on Monday, a top aide said, despite an offer by his main political rival challenging him for the job to postpone his parallel..
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Afghan political rivals issue parallel invites for inauguration ceremonies

Abdullah Abdullah, the bitter rival of Afghanistan's president-elect Ashraf Ghani, has issued invitations to a parallel swearing-in ceremony due next week, his spokesman said on Saturday.
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Kabul needs ‘executive guarantee’ before freeing Taliban prisoners under peace deal with US – Afghan president

kabul needs ‘executive guarantee’ before freeing taliban prisoners under peace deal with us – afghan president
The proposed release of 5,000 jailed Taliban fighters, required under their peace deal with the US, can happen only if the Afghan government gets a guarantee that they will not ‘return to..
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Afghan president's rival threatens parallel inauguration after disputed election

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's main political rival said on Thursday the two sides were holding talks over a disputed presidential election result but that if no solution could be found, he would hold..
Reuters - Published

Afghan political rivals divided over release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's main political rival supports a Taliban demand for the release of thousands of their prisoners before they will take part in peace talks with the government, his..
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Afghan truce to continue, but Ghani rejects prisoner release

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that a seven-day partial truce would continue, but he rejected a key component of a new US-Taliban deal that calls for the release of thousands of insurgent..
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Afghan conflict: President Ashraf Ghani rejects Taliban prisoner release

Ashraf Ghani says he has not pledged to free 5,000 militants, as stated in a key US-Taliban deal.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Afghanistan did not commit to release 5,000 Taliban, Ghani says

The government of Afghanistan has made no commitment to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners as stated in a pact signed between the United States and Taliban Islamic militants, President Ashraf Ghani said on..
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