|Afghanistan's new president calls for peace talks with Taliban|
Monday, 09.29.2014, 09:22pm
Afghanistan's new president has used his first day in office to call
on the Taliban to rejoin peace talks, as the militant insurgency gains
strength. During the ceremony to swear in Ashraf Ghani, a bomb exploded in the capital Kabul, killing seven people.
|UN's Ban Ki-moon Congratulates Afghanistan’s New President, CEO on Inauguration|
Monday, 09.29.2014, 08:18pm
UNITED NATIONS, September 29 (RIA Novosti) - After the belated inauguration of a new president in Afghanistan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement, congratulating Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the country’s new Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
|US Hopes to Deepen Partnership With Afghanistan Under New Afghani Government|
Monday, 09.29.2014, 08:15pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the newly-elected
Afghani President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer
Abdullah Abdullah on their inauguration and hoped to deepen the US
partnership with "unified and democratic Afghanistan," the statement,
published on the US Department of State website Monday said.
|Afghan 'First Lady' Edges Towards a Public Life|
Monday, 09.29.2014, 05:48pm
strictly patriarchal society, women are generally hidden from public
view, but Rula Ghani could be the exception after her husband paid her a
heartfelt tribute at his presidential inauguration on Monday.
|163 10 40 U.S. to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan|
Monday, 09.29.2014, 05:47pm
A top aide to President Obama said Monday that the United States and
Afghanistan will sign an agreement Tuesday allowing some 10,000 U.S.
troops to stay in Afghanistan after combat operations end at the close
of this year.
|Ashraf Ghani Sworn in as New Afghan President|
Monday, 09.29.2014, 11:23am
Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan’s president in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul. It comes after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount of votes.