Ashraf Ghani
Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Afghanistan: Theatre of strategic importance

For years, India formally refused to recognize the Taliban or give them any legitimacy. That slowly started to change two years ago. Earlier this month, the foreign minister, S. Jaishankar, gave his b...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi in

World  /  Published 29.11.19

Reopened talks with Taliban: Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared that he has reopened peace negotiations with the Taliban less than three months after scuttling talks in hopes of ending 18 years of war.He made the stateme...
By Michael Crowley/New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.19

Crystal gazing into Afghanistan’s future

The Afghan presidential elections were held successfully and surprisingly peacefully in September. Just before the elections, President Donald Trump dramatically cancelled the Camp David talks but the...
By Anand Arni and Pranay Kotasthane in

World  /  Published 01.03.20

Deal falters on prisoners

Afghanistan’s President on Sunday said he would not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy ...
By Reuters and AP in Kabul

World  /  Published 10.03.20

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud

The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the US military said on Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani...
By AP in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.20

Afghanistan's brittle peace deal

Donald Trump, facing the test of presidential re-election, would, understandably, be eager to project the freshly-minted peace treaty on Afghanistan — it was inked in Doha — as proof of his abilit...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 08.09.19

Cancelled secret meeting with Taliban: Trump

By AP in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.20

Should India talk to the Taliban?

It came as a shock for the Indian intelligence community. Firstly, the body of the lone suicide bomber found at the Sikh gurudwara on March in Kabul was said to be a Malayalee, Muhamed Muhsin. Secondl...
By Neena Gopal in

World  /  Published 17.09.19

Taliban claim attacks on Ghani rally, near US Embassy

The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally on Tuesday, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the US ...
By AP in Kabul

World  /  Published 20.01.20

Davos turns into fortress ahead of WEF meet

A restricted airspace and round-the-clock surveillance through radars, drones and fighter jets have made this Swiss ski resort town into a virtual fortress with all rich and powerful from across the w...
By PTI in Davos


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