• china pledges financial aid to afghanistan

    China pledges financial aid to Afghanistan

    World | October 31, 2014 10:43 IST

    Beijing: China Friday pledged to provide a non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan ($81.43 million) to Afghanistan this year, authorities said.China will provide a non-reimbursable assistance of 1.5 billion yuan (about $244 million) in the

  • 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

  • afghanistan president visits saudi arabia

    Afghanistan President visits Saudi Arabia

    World | October 26, 2014 8:49 IST

    Kabul: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai made his first overseas trip since taking office, fulfilling an election promise to undertake a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.His office on Saturday said in a statement that Ghani

  • high security in afghanistan ahead of presidential

    High security in Afghanistan ahead of presidential inauguration

    World | September 29, 2014 10:06 IST

    Kabul: The government of Afghanistan has beefed up security measures ahead of presidential inauguration scheduled for Monday here.Some 1,400 national and international dignitaries, including more than 200 delegates from the US, China, Pakistan, India and

  • pakistan president to attend swearing in ceremony of his

    Pakistan President to attend swearing-in ceremony of his new Afghan counterpart

    World | September 29, 2014 9:55 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain would be visiting Kabul on Monday to attend the swearing- in ceremony for the new Afghanistan President, the Foreign Ministry said."The President's participation in the inauguration ceremony underscores Pakistan's consistent

  • ban ki moon welcomes unity government deal in afghanistan

    Ban Ki-moon welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan

    World | September 22, 2014 6:58 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the conclusion of the presidential polls in Afghanistan as well as an agreement on formation of a national unity government in the country."The agreement between the

  • afghanistan s presidential candidates to sign power deal

    Afghanistan's presidential candidates to sign power deal

    World | September 21, 2014 12:36 IST

    Kabul: Afghanistan's two presidential candidates were set to a sign a power-sharing deal on Sunday, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of the

  • afghan presidential runners reach unity government deal

    Afghan presidential runners reach unity government deal

    World | September 21, 2014 6:14 IST

    Kabul: Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday agreed to sign a deal on creation of national unity government, ending a weeks-long political deadlock."Dr. Abdullah and Dr. Ghani agreed on formation

  • afghanistan s abdullah rejects election outcome

    Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

    World | September 08, 2014 19:32 IST

    Kabul: Abdullah Abdullah, one of two contenders for Afghanistan's presidency, today said that he will not accept the expected outcome of the election's second round and that talks with his opponent to form a national

  • 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