• india visit has led to forward outlook in close ties afghan

    India visit has led to forward outlook in close ties: Afghan President

    Politics | April 29, 2015 14:25 IST

    New Delhi: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said that India and Afghanistan are bound by a "million ties across the millennia or several millennia" and that his visit has resulted in a "forward outlook"

  • obama afghan leader to finalize plan for us troop pullout

    Obama, Afghan leader to finalize plan for US troop pullout

    World | March 24, 2015 12:42 IST

    Washington: President Barack Obama welcomes Afghanistan's new president to the White House on Tuesday with a fraught question staring them in the face: Will the U.S. slow its departure from Afghanistan -- and for how

  • afghan president condemns pakistan mosque attack

    Afghan president condemns Pakistan mosque attack

    World | February 14, 2015 17:13 IST

    Kabul: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a mosque in Pakistan."Killing of defenceless individuals, particularly those offering prayers, is a solely un-Islamic and inhuman act that is never

  • afghan president played key role in modi sharif handshake

    Afghan president played key role in Modi-Sharif handshake

    World | November 30, 2014 23:04 IST

    Kathmandu: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other SAARC leaders played a key role in bringing together Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif for a handshake that ended their cold vibes at

  • afghan president has both foe friend in pakistan

    Afghan president has both foe, friend in Pakistan

    World | November 13, 2014 11:48 IST

    Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani this week will make his first state visit to neighboring Pakistan, long blamed by his predecessor for harboring militants, in hopes of finding a way to revive peace talks with

  • india china share converging views on terror at afghan meet

    India, China share converging views on terror at Afghan meet

    India | October 31, 2014 21:01 IST

    Beijing: India and China today shared their converging views on terrorism while highlighting mutual concerns over resurgence of terror groups in the backdrop of the US' troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The two countries with shared

  • chinese minister to attend conference on afghanistan

    Chinese minister to attend conference on Afghanistan

    World | October 31, 2014 6:36 IST

    Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday met senior officials to attend the fourth foreign ministerial conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan in Beijing, slated to open on Friday.When meeting with his Afghan

  • doval visits kabul reaffirms india s commitment to

    Doval visits Kabul, reaffirms India's commitment to assistance

    World | October 22, 2014 21:58 IST

    Kabul: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah here and reaffirmed India's commitment to assist Afghanistan in building a strong, democratic and prosperous country.Doval, who is

  • modi assures afghan president of india s support as friend

    Modi assures Afghan president of India's support as friend, partner

    India | October 15, 2014 16:45 IST

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday assured Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani of New Delhi's support in Kabul's efforts to build a strong and prosperous nation and said India will stand as a friend and

  • john kerry to skip afghan president inauguration for

    John Kerry to skip Afghan President inauguration for Narendra Modi's luncheon

    World | September 28, 2014 11:51 IST

    New York: US Secretary of State John Kerry would skip inauguration of new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on September 29 to attend the luncheon he and Vice President Joe Biden have organised for Prime Minister

  • hamid ansari to represent india at new afghan president s

    Hamid Ansari to represent India at new Afghan president's swearing-in

    World | September 26, 2014 18:22 IST

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari will represent India at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, which is to be held on Monday."Vice President Hamid Ansari will represent India at the

  • barack obama calls for deal on afghan unity government

    Barack Obama calls for deal on Afghan unity government

    World | September 08, 2014 12:22 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama urged two Afghan presidential candidates to conclude a deal on a national unity government as soon as possible, the White House said.Obama spoke over phone with Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf

  • afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

    Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

    World | August 27, 2014 21:08 IST

    Kabul: Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil today as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a June

  • hamid karzai s cousin killed in suicide attack

    Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in suicide attack

    World | July 29, 2014 13:58 IST

    Kandahar: A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.Hashmat Karzai

  • obama urges afghan presidential rivals to work together

    Obama urges Afghan presidential rivals to work together

    World | July 26, 2014 16:52 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has spoken with the men vying to become Afghanistan's next head of state, encouraging them to follow through with a plan to form a national unity government regardless of the

  • afghan poll should be source of unity not discord india

    Afghan poll should be source of unity not discord: India

    India | July 13, 2014 7:47 IST

    New Delhi: Amid the impasse in the Afghan presidential election, India yesterday said the process "should become a source of unity, not of discord" and that New Delhi counts on the wisdom of the Afghan

  • afghan presidential poll preliminary result out ahmadzai

    Afghan presidential poll preliminary result out, Ahmadzai leads

    World | July 07, 2014 22:08 IST

    Kabul: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is leading as Afghan election authorities announced the preliminary results of the presidential election Monday."Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai secured 56.44 percent of more than eight million votes in the presidential runoff held

  • pm pledges to provide usd 1 mln to afghan landslide victims

    PM pledges to provide USD 1 mln to Afghan landslide victims

    India | May 06, 2014 9:06 IST

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai and pledged to provide an assistance of USD 1 million to the families displaced by a landslide that entombed a village, killing atleast

  • abdullah leads in afghan presidential election

    Abdullah leads in Afghan presidential election

    World | April 13, 2014 20:21 IST

    Kabul: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was leading in the partial results, the country's Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman announced Sunday."The IEC had tallied 10 percent of the votes from 26 provinces and the partial

  • afghans vote in presidential election

    Afghans vote in presidential election

    World | April 06, 2014 0:01 IST

    Kabul, Afghanistan: Across Afghanistan, voters turned out in droves Saturday to cast ballots in a crucial presidential election.The Taliban threatened to target voters and polling places, but there were few instances of violence. Instead, those

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