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Afghan president vows to speed up release of Taliban prisoners

Afghan president vows to speed up release of Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani vowed Sunday to speed up the release of Taliban prisoners after welcoming a surprise offer by the insurgents of a three-day ceasefire during the Eid holiday.

Afghan President Ghani signs decree to release Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ghani signs decree to release Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani signed a decree to facilitate the release of some Taliban prisoners in Afghan jails, a spokesman for his office said on Wednesday.

Decree on release of Taliban prisoners Tuesday

Decree on release of Taliban prisoners Tuesday

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pledged Monday to issue a decree on the release of Taliban prisoners Tuesday. The President also said that on the same day the negotiating team will be finalised.

Afghan president, Qatar's special envoy review ties, peace talks

Afghan president, Qatar's special envoy review ties, peace talks

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani met Sunday with the Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution Dr Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani

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.