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Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai under 'house arrest' in Kabul: Report

Former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, too, is believed to be under house arrest.
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai (File Photo/AP)
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai (File Photo/AP)
Published on Aug 26, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Bombs, shooting attack in Kabul kill 4: Officials

The attacks are the latest in relentless violence in Afghanistan even as the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators hold talks in Qatar, trying to hammer out a peace deal that could put an end to decades of war.
The slain council chief, Abdul Rahman Atshan, was the apparent target of the attack, which took place around noon in the provincial capital of Faroz Koh.(Reuters file photo for representation)
The slain council chief, Abdul Rahman Atshan, was the apparent target of the attack, which took place around noon in the provincial capital of Faroz Koh.(Reuters file photo for representation)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

‘Afghan leadership won’t have concerns if India engages with Taliban’: Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, is the senior-most Afghan leader to publicly speak on this issue which has been the subject of a debate within diplomatic and decision-making circles in New Delhi since last year.
File photo: Abdullah Abdullah.(AP)
File photo: Abdullah Abdullah.(AP)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 09:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Full support for peace in Afghanistan, Jaishankar to Abdullah Abdullah

At their meeting on Thursday, PM Modi assured Abdullah Abdullah of India’s continued backing for the Afghan peace process
Abdullah said in a tweet that he and Jaishankar had “exchanged views on the #AfghanPeaceProcess, bilateral relations, & regional support for peace efforts. He assured me of India’s full support for peace in Afghanistan.”(PTI)
Abdullah said in a tweet that he and Jaishankar had “exchanged views on the #AfghanPeaceProcess, bilateral relations, & regional support for peace efforts. He assured me of India’s full support for peace in Afghanistan.”(PTI)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 07:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

India committed to peace in Afghanistan: Jaishankar after meeting Abdullah Abdullah

Chairperson of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah too took to Twitter and said that the two leaders also talked about the Afghan peace process apart from bilateral ties and regional issues.
external affairs minister S Jaishankar met Afghan peace negotiator Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Friday.(@DrSJaishankar/Twitter Photo)
external affairs minister S Jaishankar met Afghan peace negotiator Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Friday.(@DrSJaishankar/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

‘Early withdrawal of US troops will have consequences’: Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah, in New Delhi to seek the Indian leadership’s support for intra-Afghan negotiations underway in Doha, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, he said, had assured him that India will back any settlement acceptable to the Afghan people.
According to a UN report issued in June, some 6,500 Pakistani nationals are among foreign terrorists operating in Afghanistan, and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) play a key role in bringing foreign fighters into the country. (Photo@DrabdullahCE)
According to a UN report issued in June, some 6,500 Pakistani nationals are among foreign terrorists operating in Afghanistan, and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) play a key role in bringing foreign fighters into the country. (Photo@DrabdullahCE)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

India ‘among lead countries’ facilitating peace restoration in Afghanistan, says Abdullah Abdullah

The chief negotiator in the intra-Afghan peace process further said that there is a chance to “look at the light at the end of the tunnel” if everyone “works towards restoring peace, stability” of Afghanistan.
Abdullah Abdullah earlier today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and re-affirmed the long-term commitment to further deepen India-Afghan ties.(AFP)
Abdullah Abdullah earlier today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and re-affirmed the long-term commitment to further deepen India-Afghan ties.(AFP)
Published on Oct 08, 2020 09:47 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

PM Modi assures Abdullah Abdullah of India’s support for Afghan peace process

Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, met Modi at his official residence to brief him on the peace process and the talks currently being held by the Afghan government and the Taliban at Doha in Qatar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah during the latter's five day visit to India as part of the efforts to build a regional consensus and support for the Afghan peace process.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah during the latter's five day visit to India as part of the efforts to build a regional consensus and support for the Afghan peace process.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 05:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

NSA Ajit Doval meets Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah in Delhi

Abdullah Abdullah arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday afternoon for a five-day visit, during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday.
Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, met Ajit Doval on Wednesday evening to brief him on the talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban at Doha in Qatar. (Photo @DrabdullahCE)
Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, met Ajit Doval on Wednesday evening to brief him on the talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban at Doha in Qatar. (Photo @DrabdullahCE)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Top Afghan peace negotiator set to meet PM Narendra Modi, EAM Jaishankar

Abdullah Abdullah’s visit is part of an outreach to key countries in the region for support for the negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban at Doha in Qatar
Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah.(AFP File)
Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah.(AFP File)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 04:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Afghan peace negotiator urges new era in relations with Pakistan

Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation said the two countries need better prospects as both have paid a high price by facing various terror groups that are still acting as spoilers.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (left) speaks with Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah during an event at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad on September 29.(AFP)
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (left) speaks with Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah during an event at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad on September 29.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 07:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Afghan peace negotiator urges new era in ties with Pakistan

Abdullah Abdullah is in Pakistan on a bridge-building mission meant to mend deep-rooted mistrust between the two countries. It was his first visit in 12 years.
Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah (L) greets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (R) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.(AFP photo)
Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah (L) greets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (R) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.(AFP photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 04:06 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

Top Afghan negotiator in Taliban peace process holds talks in Pakistan

Abdullah Abdullah, who leads the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation said he had a constructive meeting with Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Abdullah Abdullah (left) chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, bumps elbows with Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, during a meeting in Islamabad.(AP)
Abdullah Abdullah (left) chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, bumps elbows with Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, during a meeting in Islamabad.(AP)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 08:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Afghan peace talks with Taliban begin

Negotiations will be arduous, delegates acknowledged at an opening ceremony in Doha, and are starting even as violence continues to grip Afghanistan.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad, US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, shake hands after signing an agreement at a ceremony between members of Afghanistan’s Taliban and the US in Doha, Qatar.(Reuters)
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad, US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, shake hands after signing an agreement at a ceremony between members of Afghanistan’s Taliban and the US in Doha, Qatar.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 01:34 AM IST
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Doha | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Doha

Pompeo welcomes Afghan power-sharing deal, chides leaders for lost time

“Secretary Pompeo noted that he regretted the time lost during the political impasse,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate in Afghanistan(REUTERS)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate in Afghanistan(REUTERS)
Updated on May 18, 2020 07:29 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

Afghan president and rival strike power-sharing deal after months of feuding

“Today is a historic day for our dear Afghanistan. Afghans have proven that they are committed to their national interests with common thinking,” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said during the signing ceremony.
Discussions over the final sticking points including the allocation of some key posts had been underway throughout the day, three sources said.(Reuters)
Discussions over the final sticking points including the allocation of some key posts had been underway throughout the day, three sources said.(Reuters)
Published on May 18, 2020 07:23 AM IST
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Kabul | ByReuters | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

India hopes Afghan political deal will end externally sponsored terrorism

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday after months of political discord triggered by last year’s disputed presidential election.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) and his rival Abdullah Abdullah (L) interact with eachother ahead of signing a power-sharing deal agreement at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.(AFP)
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) and his rival Abdullah Abdullah (L) interact with eachother ahead of signing a power-sharing deal agreement at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.(AFP)
Updated on May 17, 2020 08:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar | Posted by Arpan Rai

US calls on Afghans to set aside disputes, focus on coronavirus pandemic

“The well-being of the Afghan people and the country itself depend on all parties devoting their full energies to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the shared enemy of all,” Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted early Sunday.
Vendors walk with colored balloons for sale on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.(AP)
Vendors walk with colored balloons for sale on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.(AP)
Published on Apr 26, 2020 03:57 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan president for the second time

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah held his own ceremony at a similar time as a rival president in a disputed election.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s oath taking ceremony at the Presidential Palace was attended by a number of foreign diplomats, including United States Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.(AP)
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s oath taking ceremony at the Presidential Palace was attended by a number of foreign diplomats, including United States Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.(AP)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Kabul | ByReuters

India must support its allies in Kabul

New Delhi must also expand its equities among different political constellations in Afghanistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi, September 19, 2018(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi, September 19, 2018(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 24, 2020 06:14 PM IST
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ByAvinash Paliwal

End the uncertainty around the Afghan polls

A lot is at stake. India’s interest lies in a democratic Afghanistan
Preliminary results of Afghanistan presidential election show President Ashraf Ghani is on course for a second term(AP)
Preliminary results of Afghanistan presidential election show President Ashraf Ghani is on course for a second term(AP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 07:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani wins 2nd term in preliminary vote count

Ashraf Ghani received 50.64 per cent of the vote, said Hawa Alam Nuristani, head of the Independent Election Commission, at a press conference in the capital, Kabul.
Ashraf Ghani . (Reuters photo)
Ashraf Ghani . (Reuters photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2019 04:18 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAssociated Press

In Afghanistan’s polls, Donald Trump holds the trump card | Analysis

People believe that whichever candidate is willing to play ball with the US will have a shot at power
Despite the conundrum the presidential candidates and their supporters face, there is still unanimity in Kabul that the US will decide the outcome of the elections(AFP)
Despite the conundrum the presidential candidates and their supporters face, there is still unanimity in Kabul that the US will decide the outcome of the elections(AFP)
Published on Oct 17, 2019 07:51 PM IST
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BySanjay Kapoor

Afghanistan presidential polls scheduled for April postponed for several months

More time is needed to verify voter lists and train staff on a biometric identification system designed to reduce fraud, said Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, deputy spokesman for the Independent Election Commission.
Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah speaks after casting his vote during parliamentary election at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah speaks after casting his vote during parliamentary election at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 12:19 AM IST
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Kabul (Afghanistan) | ByAssociated Press
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