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Afghan poll results may be delayed again as candidates spar over recount

Afghan poll results may be delayed again as candidates spar over recount

The result of the Afghan presidential election may be further delayed, two officials said, after the main challenger to incumbent Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday

Ghani to seek re-election in Afghan presidential poll

Ghani to seek re-election in Afghan presidential poll

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will seek re-election in 2019, his office announced Saturday, as potential rivals begin jockeying for the country's top job ahead of the ballot.

Ghani rejects resignations of Afghan spy chief, ministers

Ghani rejects resignations of Afghan spy chief, ministers

Ashraf Ghani's powerful national security adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar had resigned, in a blow to the embattled unity government before parliamentary elections.

Afghanistan's security adviser resigns in break with president

Afghanistan's security adviser resigns in break with president

Hanif Atmar's resignation was accepted by Ashraf Ghani, presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said.

Afghanistan announces Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan announces Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Afghan special forces sent to Ghazni as casualties mount

Afghan special forces sent to Ghazni as casualties mount

The attack on Ghazni, a strategic centre on the main road linking the capital Kabul with southern Afghanistan, has come as a severe blow to President Ashraf Ghani.

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers

The Taliban resumed their campaign on Thursday after rejecting President Ashraf Ghani's request to extend their ceasefire beyond Sunday.

Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Saturday an extension of the government's week-long ceasefire with the Taliban, as both sides observed a halt in hostilities for Eid.

Afghan president backs suicide bomb fatwa after 14 killed

Afghan president backs suicide bomb fatwa after 14 killed

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned Monday's suicide bomb attack outside a peace tent gathering of Muslim clerics in Kabul and backed their fatwa against suicide attacks, saying they violated the tenets of Islam.

Afghanistan sets October date for much-delayed elections

Afghanistan sets October date for much-delayed elections

The elections are considered a dry run for the presidential vote to be held in 2019 and a test of whether Afghanistan's Western-backed government can overcome past election problems of poor security and fraud.

Afghan president unveils plan for peace talks with Taliban

Afghan president unveils plan for peace talks with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban, including eventually recognising them as a political party, days after the militants called for direct negotiations with the US.

Afghanistan begins construction on major regional gas pipeline

Afghanistan begins construction on major regional gas pipeline

President Ashraf Ghani on Friday inaugurated construction on the Afghan section of a major regional gas pipeline.