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Ashraf Ghani: President of Afghanistan
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is an Afghan politician and current president of Afghanistan, elected on 21 September 2014. An anthropologist by education, he previously served as finance minister and the chancellor of Kabul University.

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Afghan president says Taliban can't escape blame for deadly bombing

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for a "barbaric" suicide bomb attack on a wedding hall in the capital, Kabul, that killed 63 people.
Reuters - Published

A Leading Afghan Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

a leading afghan presidential candidate suspends campaign
A leading Afghan presidential candidate suspended his campaign Thursday, casting increasing doubt that the elections will be held as scheduled on Sept. 28. Mohammad Hanif Atmar, a former national..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan marks 100 years of independence from British rule [Video]Afghanistan marks 100 years of independence from British rule

President Ashraf Ghani planned a large celebration, but it was postponed following a suicide attack at a wedding on Saturday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide attack [Video]Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide attack

A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan wedding on Saturday killing more than 60 people, amid Taliban and U.S. negotiations aimed at securing peace. Anna Bevan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Afghanistan: Scores killed in Kabul wedding blast [Video]Afghanistan: Scores killed in Kabul wedding blast

President Ashraf Ghani condemns 'inhumane attack' after suicide bombing kills at least 63 and wounds 182 others.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published

 

Afghanistan's presidential candidates fear for safety after attackers kill 20 people on first day of campaigning in Kabul

Candidates contesting for the upcoming Afghanistan elections lashed out at Ashraf Ghani after deadly violence on the first official day of campaigning. At least 20 people were killed, 50 others wounded..
Firstpost - Published

Death toll from attack on Afghan VP candidate's office rises to 20

The death toll from a suicide attack on the Kabul office of Amrullah Saleh, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's running mate in September elections, reached 20 with at least 50 wounded, officials said on..
Reuters - Published

India condemns terrorist attack on office of Afghanistan's VP candidate

The political office of the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani's running mate was hit in the attack.
DNA - Published

Afghan VP candidate injured as Kabul blast kills two, wounds 25

A powerful explosion hit central Kabul on Sunday, wounding Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's running mate on the first day of official campaigning for a presidential election and killing at least two..
Reuters - Published

Blast, gunbattle reported at Amrullah Saleh's Kabul office; Afghanistan vice-presidential candidate unharmed

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani also tweeted that Saleh was unharmed in the "complex attack" targeting the Green Trend party headquarters in Kabul.
Firstpost - Published

Afghan president launches re-election bid amid worsening security

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani launched his re-election campaign on Sunday, promising to start peace talks with the Taliban after decades of war and to transform his nation into a trade hub.
Reuters - Published

Bombs in Kabul kill at least 11 as U.S. steps up diplomacy in effort to end war

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45, officials said, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff met Afghan President Ashraf..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, Ghani agree to 'accelerate efforts' to end war in Afghanistan: State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani agreed that it was time to "accelerate efforts" to end the war in Afghanistan, the State Department said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

On return from US, Imran Khan vows to meet Afghan Taliban and try to initiate interaction with Ashraf Ghani government

Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan said that he would meet with the Taliban after returning to his country, as part of efforts to end 18 years of war in Afghanistan.
Firstpost - Published

Ashraf Ghani says US should clarify Donald Trump's remarks about not wanting to 'kill 10 million people' in Afghanistan

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani said that the US should clarify remarks Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but did not want to kill millions.
Firstpost - Published

'Intra-Afghan' peace talks: Taliban exerts dominance as US-backed negotiations with Afghanistan once again sideline Ashraf Ghani govt

The Taliban have been indulging in escalated violence to gain end-game advantage in the talks. The continuing violence makes a complete mockery of claims by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that..
Firstpost - Published

Amid US-Taliban talks, Afghan leaders to meet separately with terror group in bid to secure peace; Ghani administration snubbed

The Taliban, who have refused to negotiate with the Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani, have stressed that those attending are only doing so in a 'personal capacity'.
Firstpost - Published

Ashraf Ghani-Imran Khan meet, discuss peace efforts and bilateral ties

ashraf ghani-imran khan meet, discuss peace efforts and bilateral ties
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Thursday discussed peace efforts in the war-torn country and agreed to open a new chapter of friendship and cooperation between..
WorldNews - Published

Afghanistan's Ghani to visit Pakistan in bid to step up peace effort

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani will visit Pakistan on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, less than a week after its neighbor hosted Afghan opposition leaders to discuss ways to end an..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo visits Kabul, hopes for a peace deal before September 1

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday to discuss ongoing peace talks with the Taliban and the security situation ahead of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Kabul

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday to discuss ongoing peace talks with the Taliban and the security situation ahead of..
Reuters - Published

SCO Summit: Narendra Modi meets Ashraf Ghani in Bishkek, assures Afghanistan president of India's support in conducting elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani that India will support Afghanistan to ensure that a 'legitimate government is chosen through the democratic process' in the..
Firstpost - Published

High-level Afghan delegation led by Hamdullah Mohib holds talks with Pakistan authorities to discuss security issues

A high-level Afghan delegation led by national security adviser has held talks with top civilian and military officers in Pakistan, discussing security issues, the peace process with Taliban and also..
Firstpost - Published

Ghani congratulates Modi for landslide victory in India’s elections

ghani congratulates modi for landslide victory in india’s elections
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the landslide victory in India’s Lok Sabha or parliamentary...
WorldNews - Published

Afghanistan's grand council ends with call for Taliban peace talks

An Afghan grand council convened by President Ashraf Ghani ended Friday with a resounding call for peace with the Taliban and a promise from the president to free 175 Taliban prisoners ahead of..
France 24 - Published

Afghan leader holds council to set agenda for Taliban talks

afghan leader holds council to set agenda for taliban talks
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Afghanistan's president opened a grand council on Monday of more than 3,200 prominent Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the..
WorldNews - Published

Afghan president urges new lawmakers to participate in peace process

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani encouraged newly-elected lawmakers to participate in the peace process with the Taliban as he opened on Friday the first session of parliament since a controversial..
Reuters - Published

Afghan Supreme Court allows Ghani term to cover delay to election

Afghanistan's Supreme Court has ruled that President Ashraf Ghani can stay in office until a much-delayed presidential election, which is due to be held after his mandate expires next month, officials..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Seven killed in suicide blast in Afghanistan's Kabul; explosion comes day after collapse of peace talks

Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the attack in a statement, saying the enemies of Afghanistan, by targeting civil servants, are trying to create terror among the people.
Firstpost - Published

In U.S. pursuit of peace talks, perilous rift opens with Afghan leader

Washington's relationship with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears increasingly at risk of permanent damage, the consequence of a U.S. policy shift that has so far excluded his government from talks..
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

afghanistan presidential election delayed to sept 28
President Ashraf Ghani plans to seek re-election in the polls, which will now be held five moths later than scheduled War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28,..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud: sources

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In fallout from a feud over U.S.-Taliban peace talks, a senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that U.S. officials will no longer deal..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Gunfight erupts in north Afghan city over police chief's appointment

A gunbattle erupted on Thursday between Afghan forces and supporters of a powerful politician in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif who rejected the appointment of a new provincial police chief by..
Reuters - Published

Afghan president supported start of U.S.-Taliban talks: U.S. general

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani supported the initiation of peace talks between the United States and the Taliban despite his public concerns, a top U.S. general said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks

afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks
In a BBC interview, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is in contact with the Taliban.
BBC News - Published

Afghan president offers Taliban local office, but group wants Doha instead

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday offered the Taliban the possibility of opening an office in Afghanistan but the proposal was swiftly spurned by the group that is determined to keep his..
Reuters - Published

Afghan president says his government must be 'decision-maker' in any peace deal

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday no peace deal between the Taliban and the United States could be finalised without involving his government as "the decision-maker".
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan's Ghani says 45,000 security personnel killed since 2014

afghanistan's ghani says 45,000 security personnel killed since 2014
More than 45,000 security personnel have been killed since 2014, President Ashraf Ghani, says.
BBC News - Published

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