AFGHANISTAN

  • China fails to convince Taliban to speak to Afghanistan 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After China offered to broker stalled talks between Afghanistan and Taliban, it seems that attempt has failed. Sources said that China held talks with the Taliban in Beijing. China tried to play mediator and asked the Taliban to talk to Kabul. Sources added that attempt didn't fail as China...
  • CEO of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah talks about country's security policy 2 days ago

    CNN-IBN's Anchal Vohra speaks to Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah about the country's security policy. ...
  • Pakistan refuses to open India-Afghanistan road link, says conduct trade via Karachi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan has refused to sign the motor vehicle agreement and to open up the road link for India and Afghanistan. Instead it has asked India to conduct trade via the Karachi port, sources said. Sources within the Indian establishment said Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has told Pakistani leadership...
  • Breakfast in Delhi, lunch in Peshawar and dinner in Kabul, that's the world we seek: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani 6 days ago

    Speaking in favour of the Motor Vehicles Agreement, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he hopes for access to India which could "quadruple the income of fruit growers, our vegetable growers." He also said that they are seeking a world where one can have breakfast in Delhi, lunch in Peshawar...
  • Wanted to come to India in the first month after my election: Ashraf Ghani 1 week ago

    In his maiden visit to India, Afghanistan's newly elected President Ashraf Ghani stressed on ways to tackle terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Ghani on Tuesday and discussed key issues including security and connectivity. ...
  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he wanted to come to India in the first month after his election 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In his maiden visit to India, Afghanistan's newly elected President Ashraf Ghani stressed on ways to tackle terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Ghani on Tuesday and discussed key issues including security and connectivity. After the comprehensive talks with Ghani on entire gamut of bilateral...
  • Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arriving on three-day visit to India April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be in India for a three-day state visit beginning on Monday and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend delegation-level talks. Scheduled to arrive here at 8 pm on Monday, Ghani will receive a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan and hold...
  • India to host Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, seeks to regain ground lost to China, Pakistan April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: When Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official visit to India next week, it will be a chance for New Delhi to regain ground lost to regional rivals Pakistan and China and push interests including trade routes and arms sales. More than his predecessor Hamid Karzai, Ghani has...
  • BCCI non-committal on Afghanistan's home ground request April 22, 2015

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) game development manager Ratnakar Shetty on Wednesday refused to comment on media reports which said that the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) wants to host its 'home' matches in India. "We will not discuss regarding this with the media right now," Shetty...
  • Afghanistan to host 'home' series in India? April 22, 2015

    In a move akin to Pakistan hosting their 'home' series in the UAE, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has reportedly requested India to provide a ground for their team to host 'home' matches. According to media reports, Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is scheduled to visit India shortly and...
  • Mohammad Nabi quits as Afghanistan captain April 19, 2015

    Mohammad Nabi resigned as captain of Afghanistan on Sunday (April 19) following the team's 2015 World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand last month. Nabi said his lack of form was one of the primary reasons for stepping down. "I have served Afghanistan's national team as captain for more than...
  • Iran, Afghanistan announce security cooperation against Islamic State April 19, 2015

    Tehran: Afghanistan and Iran on Sunday announced plans for enhanced security cooperation to combat threats from the Islamic State group, including possible joint military operations. Standing alongside visiting Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the tumult hitting the region meant intelligence must be shared. His comments came after IS,...
  • Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, injures over 100 April 18, 2015

    Jalalabad: A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on Saturday. Police were investigating whether there was a second explosion after people rushed to the scene to help,...
  • Afghanistan's Taliban say Mullah Omar is alive and well April 7, 2015

    Kabul: The head of Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, Mullah Omar, is alive and in touch with current events, the group has said in a 5,000 word document released to mark his nineteenth year of leadership. Published on a Taliban website on Sunday in four languages, the account addresses rumours the reclusive one-eyed...
  • Ashraf Ghani jokes Afghanistan may beat US to woman president March 27, 2015

    New York: Afghanistan may have one of the worst reputations in the world for women's rights in the world but its leader joked in New York on Thursday that Afghans may elect a female president before the United States. President Ashraf Ghani could not resist the throwaway quip, just weeks before...
  • Afghan president says need to find way to say 'sorry' to Taliban March 26, 2015

    Washington: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that some members of the Taliban had legitimate grievances given the torture and ill treatment they had suffered and it was necessary to find a way to apologise and heal national wounds. Speaking during a visit to Washington, Ghani said South Africa and...
  • Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani vows new chapter in US ties March 26, 2015

    Washington: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani professed deep gratitude to the American people for their service and sacrifice in a protracted war in Afghanistan, but warned of extremism's persistent threat in a speech to US lawmakers. Addressing a rare joint meeting of Congress one day after President Barack Obama...
  • ISIS convinces Afghans to join their fight in Syria, reveals video March 24, 2015

    A day after President Ashraf Ghani said that ISIS is making bids to take over Afghanistan, a video shows recruiters of the terror group trying to convince Afghans to join the their fight in Syria. It is also an evidence of ISIS' attempts to expand its reach across the region....
  • Afghanistan will not be 'a burden' to US: Ashraf Ghani March 23, 2015

    Washington: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told US troops on Monday his country would always be grateful to them and promised his country would not be "a burden" to the United States. Speaking to a gathering of American soldiers and top officials at the Pentagon, Ghani repeatedly expressed appreciation for the sacrifices...
  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani admits ISIS gaining influence in his country March 23, 2015

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has admitted that in an attempt to takeover, the ISIS is gaining influence in his country. The Afghan President will meet with US President Barack Obama on Monday. ...
  • Afghanistan President to embark on landmark Washington visit March 21, 2015

    Kabul: As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a chance for both sides to start afresh and wipe the slate clean on the legacy of troubled US-Afghan relations. Ashraf Ghani faces a daunting task, long-term,...
  • US likely to delay planned closure of two Afghanistan bases March 19, 2015

    Washington: The US military bases in Kandahar and Jalalabad are likely to remain open beyond the end of 2015, a senior US official said, as Washington considers slowing its military pull-out from Afghanistan to help the new government fight the Taliban. The anticipated policy reversal reflects the US embrace of Afghanistan's...
  • Prince Harry to quit British Army after 10 years March 17, 2015

    London: Prince Harry announced on Tuesday that he is to leave the British Army after 10 years' service that has seen him fight on the front line twice in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old said it had been a "really tough decision" to conclude his military service in June, but added that...
  • World Cup: Dear ICC, take care of the minnows March 17, 2015

    The minnows are here to stay and will do so unless the ICC wants it otherwise. The performance of the lower-ranked teams has improved significantly in the past three World Cups. The 2007 Cricket World Cup had 16 participants and there was a lot of criticism then that the organisers were...
  • Afghanistan a winner and wiser at first Cricket World Cup March 14, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan finished their first Cricket World Cup with a loss, unable to exploit a frazzled England and undermined by rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. England, also heading home, won by nine wickets thanks to winning the toss, and the Duckworth/Lewis method. But, more than England did, Afghanistan enlivened...
  • World Cup 2015: England need to get the fun factor back March 14, 2015

    It was probably the last game they wanted to play after what's happened over the last few weeks but England's win over Afghanistan was a job well done. They were on a lose-lose going into this match and they've done what they had to. If they had lost it would...
  • Watch: NZ keep clean sheet, England get consolation win, ICC World Cup, Day 27 Highlights March 14, 2015

    New Zealand survived a scare from Bangladesh for their sixth straight win while England will fly back home with a consolation win against Afghanistan. Watch all the highlights from Day 27 at the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Playing against Test teams a valuable step up, says Afghan captain March 13, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan finished their first Cricket World Cup with a loss, unable to exploit a frazzled England and undermined by rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. England, also heading home, won by nine wickets thanks to winning the toss, and the Duckworth/Lewis method. But, more than England did, Afghanistan enlivened...
  • World Cup 2015: England thrash Afghanistan by nine wickets (D/L) March 13, 2015

    Sydney: Both teams were desperate for a win. England needed a crumb of comfort after their worst World Cup campaign ever, while Afghanistan needed to prove that they belong at this level. But with rain interrupting proceedings thrice, this inconsequential game was little more than a damp squib. After keeping...