Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Mattis arrives in Afghanistan as rockets hit Kabul airport

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has visited Kabul to pledge support for the government of President Ashraf Ghani, with the precarious security in the Afghan capital underlined by a rocket attack on the airport hours after he touched down.

August 26, 2018
August 26, 2018

Afghanistan president rejects resignation of three top security officials

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani reject resignations tendered a day earlier by three senior security officials, the government says.

September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017

Mattis arrives in Afghanistan as rockets hit Kabul airport

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has visited Kabul to pledge support for the government of President Ashraf Ghani, with the precarious security in the Afghan capital underlined by a rocket attack on the airport hours after he touched down.

June 6, 2017
June 6, 2017

Afghan leader issues ultimatum to Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issues an ultimatum to the Taliban, warning them to embrace peace or "face consequences" after announcing that the death toll from last week's devastating truck bombing have passed 150.

June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017

Australia stands by Afghanistan after attack

Australia’s prime minister has told the parliament that he telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani “to restate Australia’s resolve to assist and support Afghanistan in its fight against Islamist terrorism.”

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

We will bury IS: Afghan president

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has promised to "bury" the Islamic State (IS) militant group, whose local offshoot has clashed with government forces and Taliban fighters.

December 20, 2015
December 20, 2015

Afghan official makes Facebook plea

A deputy governor in Afghanistan sends a highly unusual public Facebook message to the president to plead for assistance in fighting the Taliban.