Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicAshraf Ghani

Topic: Ashraf Ghani

Taliban seeks global help to shore up ‘sinking’ Afghan economy as inflation spirals

Afghanistan’s Acting PM Mullah Mohammad Hassan said the former US-backed Ashraf Ghani government was corrupt and damaged the country’s economic situation.

No country can ‘ignore’ Pakistan as it convinced Taliban to talk with US: Interior minister

Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said PM Imran Khan also tried to convince Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to hold talks with the Taliban but he was not prepared.

Afghan defense minister urges Interpol to arrest President Ashraf Ghani for treason

Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi said those 'trading and selling out their motherland' should be arrested. The Afghan embassy in Tajikistan also requested Interpol to detain Ghani.

UAE says welcomed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, family on ‘humanitarian grounds’

Ghani left Afghanistan Sunday after the Taliban entered the presidential palace. He said he fled to prevent 'bloodshed'.

How Ashraf Ghani, man who was supposed to fix Afghanistan, became a villain in hiding

Ghani, who became Afghanistan president in 2014, was seen as an outsider who lacked the political touch to unite disparate factions, and he became more isolated over time.

President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan with four cars, helicopter full of cash, Russia claims

A spokesperson of the Russian embassy in Kabul claims Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani fled with cars and helicopters full of cash and some money was left lying on the tarmac.

Afghan embassy in India berates ‘traitor’ Ghani in deleted tweet, official says account hacked

The embassy also tagged India's MEA, the Taliban spokesperson and Afghanistan’s Presidential Office in the tweet. It was shared more than 700 times before being deleted.

Who is Mullah Baradar? Likely new Afghan president is Taliban co-founder, ‘peace talks’ envoy

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is the group’s most public face and its political chief. He oversaw the signing of troop withdrawal agreement with US.

Made tough choice of leaving Afghanistan to avoid ‘big human disaster’, says Ashraf Ghani

Ghani, in his first comments after leaving Afghanistan, said Taliban is facing a new historical test of either protecting the name & honour of the country or prioritise other things.

Will not hide, say Afghan women as Kabul falls, burqa shops get busy, but worry about education

There has been a reprisal of killings, women being ordered from their workplaces into their homes and girls forbidden from attending school now that the Taliban are back in power.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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