Asia

Afghans dismayed as both Ghani and Abdullah claim presidency

Both leaders hold ceremonies and form parallel governments, with Abdullah refusing to recognise Ghani's inauguration.

Afghans dismayed as both Ghani and Abdullah claim presidency

Afghanistan

Who is Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah?

The Afghan leader has thrice been contender for the presidency since democracy was introduced in 2004.

Who is Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah?

Afghanistan

Afghan political rivals to hold parallel inaugurations

Abdullah's spokesperson says invitation issued for Monday's inauguration which will coincide with Ghani's event.

Afghanistan: Ghani, Abdullah set to hold parallel inaugurations

Afghanistan

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving country

Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as chief executive, issues decree a day after he contested the presidential poll results.

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving country

Afghanistan

Ghani declared Afghan president, rival rejects result

Final result announced months after vote rejected by runner-up Abdullah Abdullah, who pledges to form parallel gov't.

Afghanistan's presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner

Afghanistan

Afghanistan to reveal long-delayed election results

In December, the election commission announced incumbent President Ghani had won a slim majority of 50.64 percent.

Afghanistan to reveal long-delayed election results

Afghanistan

Afghan preliminary vote results delayed due to 'technical issues'

About 2.7 million of Afghanistan's 9.6 million registered voters cast ballots in the September 28 first-round poll.

Afghan preliminary vote results delayed due to 'technical issues'

Asia

Afghan officials call for probe into sexual favours scandal

Allegations that members of Afghan administration offer posts in exchange for sexual favours need probe, officials say.

Afghan officials call for probe into sexual favours scandal

Opinion

Afghanistan: Beyond reactive tactics and quick fixes

How Afghan leaders deal with the security crisis, amid their own internal disputes, will determine Afghanistan's future.

Waliullah Rahmani

by Waliullah Rahmani
- David Kilcullen

Waliullah Rahmani

Opinion

No consensus in Afghanistan on how to deal with Taliban

Afghans still divided over whether the Taliban is the enemy or a band of "dissatisfied brothers".

Massoumeh Torfeh

by Massoumeh Torfeh

Massoumeh Torfeh

Opinion

The need for inclusive partnership in Afghanistan

There is a dire need for statesmanship, a visionary and honest leadership, and a balanced and inclusive partnership.

Omar Samad

by Omar Samad

Omar Samad

Opinion

Afghanistan political crisis: Entitlement vs democracy

Only legitimate, effective and sustainable politics can untangle the country from its multitude of challenges.

Davood Moradian

by Davood Moradian

Davood Moradian

Opinion

Afghanistan's tough year, but optimism persists

2015 was arguably the year that showcased consequences of all erroneous policies in the country.

Helena Malikyar

by Helena Malikyar

Helena Malikyar

Taliban

Fierce fight for Helmand as Afghan Taliban gains ground

District falls to Taliban a day after Helmand's deputy governor warned president of losing the key province.

Reporter's Notebook

Political stalemate driving Afghans mad

A hundred days after Ashraf Ghani took office, a cabinet has yet to be formed and many people are growing impatient.

Political stalemate driving Afghans mad