Ashraf Ghani

Had no choice but to flee Kabul: Ex-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani 

Ashraf Ghani said he had just minutes to decide to flee and denies an agreement was in the works for a peaceful takeover, disputing accounts of former government officials, Taliban and a U.S. official

published on : 31st December 2021

Ex-Afghan president says had no choice but to flee Kabul

Ghani said in a BBC interview that an adviser gave him just minutes to decide to abandon the capital, He also denied accusations that he left Afghanistan with milions in stolen money.

published on : 30th December 2021

Taliban unlikely to participate in UNGA as diplomats of ousted government still in office

Afghanistan is scheduled to address the ongoing UN General Assembly session on September 27.

published on : 23rd September 2021

Taliban's 'spectacularly uninclusive' government unlikely to survive: Historian William Dalrymple

Surprised that the Taliban talked about inclusivity but did not even "dress it up", Dalrymple said the new government wouldn't appeal to either Western donors, a majority of Afghans including women.

published on : 12th September 2021

Ex-Afghan president Ashraf Ghani apologises, regrets 'how it ended'

In a statement on Twitter, Ghani said he left at the urging of the palace security in order to avoid the risk of bloody street fighting, and again denied stealing millions from the treasury. 

published on : 8th September 2021

Taliban government is anything but inclusive: Afghan UN Ambassador 

The Taliban on September 7, unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, with key roles being shared by high-profile members of the insurgent group.

published on : 8th September 2021

Taliban form all-male Afghanistan government of old guard members

Drawn mostly from Afghanistan's dominant Pashtun ethnic group, the Cabinet's lack of representation from other ethnic groups also seems certain to hobble its support from abroad. 

published on : 8th September 2021

With press freedom on the line, Afghan media brace for what's next under Taliban rule

Still, independent Afghan news stations are keeping female presenters on the air and testing the limits of media freedom under the group, whose militants have killed journalists in the past.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Taliban spokesman says China to keep embassy in Afghanistan, increase aid

"The Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister said that they would maintain their embassy in Kabul, adding our relations would beef up as compared to the past," a Taliban spokesperson said.

published on : 3rd September 2021

From insurgent group to governing power: Taliban close to forming new administration in Afghanistan

While the West has adopted a wait-and-see approach to the Taliban, there were some signs of engagement with the new leaders gathering pace.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Hope Taliban will listen to a sincere friend in forming inclusive government: Pakistan

Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram stressed that humanitarian help must be top priority and called it "very unhelpful" for Afghanistan's assets to have been frozen by the West.

published on : 3rd September 2021

'This was all China's and Pakistan's plan': Talking Afghanistan with Kolkata's Kabuliwalas

Although 'Kabuliwalas' are popularly known to be moneylenders, according to Amir, the Pathans in Kolkata are currently engaged in a variety of professions like selling clothes and dry fruits.

published on : 25th August 2021

Russia won't intervene in standoff with Taliban 

Moscow fought a 10-year war in Afghanistan that ended with Soviet troops’ withdrawal in 1989 and has made a diplomatic comeback as a mediator, jockeying with the U.S. for influence in the country.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Taliban warns of 'consequences' if August 31 deadline for US-led troop withdrawal is extended

On the agenda for world leaders there is expected to be a push for the US to seek an extension of the August 31 deadline, as time is running out for the evacuation of foreign nationals.

published on : 23rd August 2021

US cannot simply abandon Afghanistan: China

China has expressed readiness to work with all parties in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, to rebuild the war-torn nation.

published on : 23rd August 2021
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