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Ghani's powerful message: Thank you.

Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, came to Washington this week and expressed something that we hadn't heard from his predecessor, Hamid Karzai: gratitude. Ghani praised the sacrifices of American troops who have fought to defend his country against the Taliban. "You stood shoulder to...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Expected To Get Warm Reception From Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is untested as a leader, yet he is expected to get a warm reception from both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. The reason: He's not former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The White...Show More Summary

US Slows Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan

Afghan's new president gets along much better with the US than did predecessor Hamid Karzai, and today that paid off for him: President Obama agreed to Ashraf Ghani's request to slow down the withdrawal of US troops from the country. Under the original plan, nearly half of the approximately 10,...

An Afghan’s Sentiment for an Ally: Gratitude

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

In his first official visit to the United States, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan established a stark contrast with his predecessor Hamid Karzai.

Afghans to start night raids again next year

Hamid Karzai, the most Taliban man in Afghanistan, banned night raids last year to help his pals out in their war against Karzai’s government. According to Stars & Stripes, and the New York Times, the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is going to lift that ban with the coming of the new year; Afghan National […]

Afghanistan Swears In New Leader Amid Violence

WASHINGTON — Afghanistan has inaugurated their first new president, after Hamid Karzai’s latest term ended, while the Taliban has attacked Westerners and locals at an alarming rate. Reuters reported that Ashraf Ghani was sworn in on Monday to head a power-sharing government, but it comes at a time when the West and NATO are pulling […]

The Misunderstanding of Hamid Karzai

Afghanistan's president of 13 years exits the stage, and leaves behind him a slew of missed opportunities.

Afghan government signs security pact with the U.S.

Afghanistan's new government signed a long-delayed security agreement with the U.S. on Tuesday, a day after the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had refused to sign, partly over his anger over civilian deaths. Show More Summary

Exit Hamid Karzai, Afghan Legend

After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg

Afghanistan swears in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as new president; bomb attacks kill at least a dozen

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.

Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

6 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.

Ghani inaugurated as Afghanistan's president

Ashraf Ghani took the oath of office as Afghanistan's new president on Monday, taking over the job from Hamid Karzai in the first democratic transfer of power in the country's history. Ghani, a former World Bank official, was sworn in...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today: September 29, 2014

1. Ghani inaugurated as Afghanistan's presidentAshraf Ghani took the oath of office as Afghanistan's new president on Monday, taking over the job from Hamid Karzai in the first democratic transfer of power in the country's history. Ghani,...Show More Summary

Afghanistan Swears in New President

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in today as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban. Moments after Ghani Ahmadzai took the oath, he swore in his election challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, as chief executive, fulfilling a...

Afghanistan inaugurates new president

6 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated Monday as president of Afghanistan, succeeding President Hamid Karzai and marking the first peaceful transition of power in the nation’s history.

New Afghan president sworn in after disputed vote

6 months agoNews : The Newsroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.

Afghanistan to inaugurate new president

Ashraf Ghani set to succeed President Hamid Karzai after a three-month standoff over disputed election results.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Slams U.S. Foreign Policy in Farewell Speech

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, You’ve got to hand it to the brain surgeons running America’s foreign policy. They possess an uncanny ability to seamlessly forge alliances, break alliances and turn former allies...Show More Summary

Karzai Denounces U.S. In Farewell Speech While Thanking China and Iran

6 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Outgoing Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai denounced the United States in his farewell speech and insisted that, despite tens of thousands of wounded and dead American service personnel (and over a trillion dollars in aid), the United States has been a curse upon his country. Instead Karzai showered praise on Iran and China as great allies […]

The new boss — or bosses — in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai assured that he'll leave office on a disgraceful note by delivering a farewell speech Tuesday that claimed "America did not want peace for Afghanistan, because it had its own agendas and goals here." Afghanistan's...Show More Summary

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