Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: Ashraf Ghani

Afghan president seeks ‘clarification’ after Trump war comments

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn’t “want to kill 10 million people”. Trump had made several controversial statements a day earlier alongside Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ...

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Imran Khan ready for ‘any co-op’ on Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan reiterated his vision for finding a peaceful solution in Afghanistan, fully owned and led by the Afghans themselves. Talking to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani who made a telephone call to him yesterday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the spirit of brotherhood defined ...

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Fresh sparks between bitter neighbours

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan engaged in a new confrontation on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a controversial statement on Pakistan’s internal matters. In response, Pakistan urged Afghanistan’s leadership to pay attention to the issues of their own country rather than making statements against others. Rejecting the controversial tweet ...

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United States , Taliban ‘finalise deal’ to end Afghan war

KABUL: Taliban negotiators and United States officials meeting in Qatar on Saturday finalised clauses to be included in a draft agreement to end the 17-year-old Afghan war, according to Taliban sources. Details provided by the sources include apparent concessions from both sides, with foreign forces to be withdrawn from the ...

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Afghan president replaces top security chiefs in major shake-up

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani replaced two of the country’s top security chiefs with staunch anti-Taliban officials, in a major shake-up days after US President Donald Trump’s decision to slash troop numbers in the country. Amrullah Saleh and Assadullah Khaled, both former heads of the Afghan intelligence agency, have been ...

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Several Sikhs, Hindu among 19 killed in Afghan suicide attack

JALALABAD: A suicide bomb attack in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least 19 people, including the only Sikh candidate in upcoming legislative elections, officials said on Sunday. The attacker struck a market located hundreds of metres from the provincial governor’s compound where Ghani ...

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Blast rocks Afghan city killing at least 7

JALALABAD: An explosion in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least seven people, officials said Sunday. A hospital official told AFP that seven bodies and several wounded had been taken to the medical facility in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. Ghani’s spokesman ...

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Afghan president apologizes for deadly airstrike kills 30 children

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani apologised Wednesday to the families of civilians, mainly children, killed when the country´s air force sprayed an outdoor religious gathering with rockets and machine gun fire last month. The April 2 airstrike on a ceremony attended by hundreds of men and boys in Dasht-e-Archi district ...

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