35 Burst results for "Ashraf Ghani"

14 rockets hit Kabul on Afghan Independence Day, 10 hurt

Rush Limbaugh

00:25 sec | Last month

14 rockets hit Kabul on Afghan Independence Day, 10 hurt

"Independence Day in Afghanistan and the fireworks are really as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was placing a wreath at a monument marking the founding of the country in 1919. Others had a different kind of celebration in mind, Officials now say. At least 14 rockets hit different parts of Kabul during the ceremonies with at least 10 people injured. Most of the Rockets reportedly hit civilian homes.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Kabul Afghanistan
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on CFR On the Record

CFR On the Record

03:33 min | Last month

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on CFR On the Record

"Hardened criminals. Data's has been shared with all our allies in France. Beth, again, this considered necessity in after the consensus. Of the LOGICA I've signed. That documents. We are focused on the request of does trade INS. My heart goes found yet spoken to the family. Years before. His crime, it would see how we can dissolve. Thank you next question. please. We'll take our next question from Barbara Slaven. Thank you very much. Hi, ambassador and president. Ghani. It's a pleasure on Barbour Slayton with the Atlantic Council. My question is about the I the nature of Iran's relationship with the Taliban are there specific groups that it has been assisting? How do you regard that assistance and also the impact of the US maximum pressure campaign? So called on Iran, how has that affected? Afghanistan's economic prosperity and potential. Thank you. Of course. Grid to. Very true the and please might as regards the Atlantic Council. Mathematician was always a pleasure. When? They, regime for removal of sanctions was negotiated the port of trump beginning, extremely important issue for US weekly in terms of connection within. Because our factory is based on diversification. and. We want to be connector for everyone reach. Our neighbors. After sanctions, financial transactions, legal financial transactions of becoming. A suggested that that also. I will thank US Administration for giving exception one of the few countries that enabled us to continue. So the illustration was at the time of. When The market was student settle. India. Made a great gesture of committee seventy. Five. Thousand. Times wake forty, five thousand of that. If Iraq, to the port of trouble. Athletic Sunday can have a substantial economic relationship legal economic relationships. The. Regime of sanctions usually results. It brightening economic relations underground. Substantially increasing dead former economy that criminal. And the narcotics issue is an issue that it ain't society in the night because now we over t Connecticut's. It in that regard. We have. list officials that are discussing with. The Golden. State to state, relationship It, on his knowledge that the relationship..

Atlantic Council Iran LOGICA US Administration US Barbour Slayton Barbara Slaven France Beth Taliban Connecticut president Iraq Afghanistan India
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on CFR On the Record

CFR On the Record

03:35 min | Last month

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on CFR On the Record

"A vague close coordination. With Central, Asia finds. Is. reversed. The year since the talents. I cut. Rates a could it or after corridors opening. The relationship that extremely constructive and I think there's an enormous. Potential. Defend for all of us. WIKI RUN A, we have a bilateral relationship. Sanctions and Ben of an important part officially complained with sanctions. But all day shoes are undertake. A It's a dial that this preceding constructively and in terms of stable that. I think playing. A. Dramatic. Net constructive. That needs to be see. China India Turkey. United that have been there. It's Saudi Arabia. Are. The larger players in of course. The billion dollar questions. Regarding. Buxton. Weight. Again, with constructive discussions of the original staff jumped budge when kid The key issue is how the Bijan and seeps of its. We argue that a stable Afghanistan. Ed We've. Coined the term, a monkey aligned of once. A number lineup when it's done is not Monkey lined up. With, friends, we have the greatest prince offense and don't get involved. In the disputes among friends and neighbors and do not allow our territory to be used against any of the. Can Be an anchor for stability. This possibility is Ben acknowledged. At equity other site is being acknowledged that an unstable of Wednesday or God forbid in Afghanistan that is plunged. Into a vicious civil war or internal conflict. Could do substantial harm its neighbors this balance is what we need to try and the heart of strategy and tactics is to be able to bring the balance is not the easiest balance but I think the necessity Batman's lowest form. And Yes. I agree on the need to find that balance. We have been arguing we Americans have been arguing with your regional neighbours for some time on that very point that a stable Afghanistan. Is, is of great benefit to the region rather than one that's an Afghanistan that continues to be in conflict. Do you think that argument really is I take it from your remarks. You think that argument is gaining traction now at this as time has evolved. keying onto that point will be very important as you get through these negotiations about the future because of the temptation of outside parties to try to disrupt if they if they wish. So. Do think that that that realization is is something really that you can. You can build on as you continue your own diplomacy in the region..

Afghanistan Ben Asia Saudi Arabia Buxton Batman China Ed
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on CFR On the Record

CFR On the Record

04:03 min | Last month

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on CFR On the Record

"Will. Thank you and good morning to one and all this is a special meeting for the Council on foreign. Relations. We are thrilled to have the president of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. President. Ghani. Has. been central to his country's history for the last two decades has been a little figure. Just recently was reelected as as president. He has long association as well with our country with this country he was educated in the United States and was resident here for for many years both as a student. But also then subsequently on his work as I understand the UN and obviously the World Bank. So it's a real personal and. Institutional pleasure to welcome the president back to the the council on foreign. Relations. He's an extremely good hands today. Presiding at today's meeting will be Jim Cunningham. Best Cunningham really is one of the most distinguished preeminent diplomats of his generation. It's almost easier to list the countries. He was not ambassador to than those he was, but I'll wasn't to Israel was US permanent rep at the UN. Was consul-general in Hong Kong and most relevant for today's purposes. He was the US ambassador in Kabul to to. Afghanistan. Timing for this meeting hardly. Be Better so much going on in and with Afghanistan it is as they say, a delicate. Moment politically diplomatically strategically. inside the country and its relationship with its immediate neighbours at its relationship with the with the United States. So again, timing is a lot in life we feel extremely fortunate. To, have the president. So with that again, welcome president and Bachelor Cunningham over to you. Thank you very much Richard and let me thank president. Ghani on behalf of the Council and the members today for giving us his time and the opportunity to to talk with. That's about the important things going on in his country and and in the world. We have more than three hundred people registered for this virtual meeting. and. WE'LL TRY to get to as many of the questions as we can in the second half of the discussion. And I want to know if the entirety of today's session is on the record. both the our discussion now and later on the questions and answers. The Mr President Welcome pleasure to see you again. Let him and it's a great pleasure to be with you. I might deep but these on. Naval. History covers the strapping and. My pairs. wishes. To the veterans has. Senate particularly. To two, thousand, four, hundred, forty, eight, gold star families, and for the civilians that seven you. Campaign campaign. Is On to be with. You know, let me say how much I in other people in this country value our partnership with with you and the Afghan people over the past years. As Richard Just said your country now is that a Is that a pretty historic threshold or at least potentially. So. You and the Afghan people through the Loya Jirga had made the decision now to release the final prisoners that the Taliban had been demanding and opening the the pathway to negotiations, which reportedly will start in the next couple of days. That's an extremely important threshold. To Cross when that I know you addressed with great seriousness in conviction but also with difficulty giving the given the sacrifices that your people have made..

president Bachelor Cunningham Afghanistan Council Ashraf Ghani Richard Just UN United States Hong Kong Loya Jirga Taliban Kabul Senate World Bank Israel
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on The TED Interview

The TED Interview

05:36 min | 3 months ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on The TED Interview

"We'll take one more community question. Personality. Thank you for the full. Granting in the peacemaking is a discipline. Can you share more about how every human being can actively practice the discipline of peacemaking in our daily lives and in our nation's? Absolutely, because the first thing is mutual respect. Two types of conversations have been differentiated by a professor argies one of the key practitioners of this. One is called type one listening where one just repeats wants. Position in doesn't hear that they're site type. Two is to really have a conversation where we listen. What is in shortage in our daily attractions is capacity to listen. We talk too much. We listen to little and this is crucial. Second is our basic humanity. When all forms of differences or socially and culturally constructed. There's no such thing. As ethnic or linguistic or racial ground, France boas the founder of cultural anthropology demonstrated to measuring heads and noses that migrants Italian denial gets. There was enormous prejudice were not different, so it's important second. Hierarchy in participation needs to be balanced I. Lot of things need to be done by community I'm delighted for instance that as an architect of a program called national solidarity. Now this is A. One villages now have fifty fifty fifty percent of our village councillors led by women fifty by men. Gender is an extremely important area because women bring that New Perspective Enbridge perspective, and we are complementary to each other, it's finding common ground that allows us to live because all a lot of times, particularly within ideological communities with a religious or secular small differences or exaggerate to such an extent that makes hearing each other possible now why hear the tribes? Mutually exclusive to digital systems applied to the United States. It's such a tragedy. We need to move forward and come together. As a boy I remember. Just the beauty of concern I remember walking by the incredible blue lakes of Bundy skipping stones, because there's all this flat slate there..

Enbridge A. One Bundy cultural anthropology professor United States France founder
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on The TED Interview

The TED Interview

03:08 min | 3 months ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on The TED Interview

"Hardware store in new, Jersey, and meet a guy who dresses up as a Lucido to protect citizens from traffic in Mexico, city? CHECKOUT PIN-DROP ON APPLE PODCASTS spotify oil wherever you listen. The final series of the TV show homeland was located in Afghanistan featured tense negotiations evolving the US. The Afghan government the Taliban Pakistan. Did? You see that series and did it any relation to reality. Unfortunately not I'm a compulsive reader, but I don't watch. My sixteen hour days. But let me take the question. Peace making is no longer jest an amateur art for. It really has become a discipline. Two of my friends that have been working very closely William Maury. In Jonathan Powell if done, an enormous amount turned this discipline. The German Burqa Foundation there others in particular recent book on Kissinger's diplomacy distinctively. William Murray is come with two concept. One is called. Baton off the best alternative to negotiation. We need to understand that reduce the option of war. Peacemaking will move forward. The second is called the Zona possible that. We have to ever approach to bridging. and. There's work at the table. There's work off the table. The work of the table means bringing the region the national community other key stakeholders my own. Take. From this is if defined objectives. Instead of moving blind forward to have what is called the in-state or the objective. Then we can avoid a lot of those tensions in others, because the classic was the act of improvisation This is not jess. Disciplined, we need to have a lot more. Disciplined so, the instruments come together in the voices could come around. Speaking of which you've fought to disputed elections with. Dollar Abdullah. His now leading the High Council of. Reconciliation, I guess playing a key role in the negotiation with the Taliban. Have you been able to build a productive relationship with him? Absolutely. We've a saying in Pashto. Says Clam Collado. Ambala says your tongue. Is either a fortress or occurs. molineaux puts it better all town. You're in endless treasurer old ten. You're also in endless disease at I've never..

Taliban spotify Afghanistan Clam Collado William Murray William Maury Jonathan Powell Mexico Afghan government Ambala US treasurer German Burqa Foundation Kissinger High Council
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on The TED Interview

The TED Interview

02:37 min | 3 months ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on The TED Interview

"Today. We have something pretty special. It's a chance to talk with the man who arguably has the single most challenging job in the entire world. Doctor Ashraf Ghani has been distinguished anthropologist. He's at the World Bank, and now he is the president of Afghanistan. So this country you know I had the great good fortune to spend several years there as as a boy between the ages of ten and thirty, and then again eighteen at a time when the country was at peace, my father was an ophthalmologist working there and seeing this nation with its beautiful mountains. It's valets, an extraordinary people it really it. It will never leave my head. It is such a special place. It's been absolutely heart breaking to see that it has been racked by one war after another and to run that country. I mean that is just an impossible job and yet. This man talked Kearney as I think you'll you're here. He doesn't sound like a typical politician. A philosopher spirit in there. You actually gave a Ted talk in two thousand five on how to rebuild a better state, and of course he's trying to put some of those ideas into practice now. Whenever I have the honour of speaking with Dr. Garni I learned something new. I heard his nuanced thoughts on what to make this two decades old war that has cost so much in both blood and treasure. And how he handles delicate relationships with the US with Pakistan with his political rivals. But most four he teaches me how the deep thousand traditions of a country torn by. Might actually have a lot. Teach us about making peace. So this interview was recorded before a live audience that Ted Twenty twenty, which is going on now and into July. Let's begin. To. com, thank you for coming and spending this time with us. you are facing issues that almost no one else on the planet is is having to face. help us understand your country. Doctor Garnet The New York Times in recent article, described Afghanistan in this language, the impoverished, central, Asian country once unfamiliar to many Americans now symbolizes and less conflict, foreign entanglements and an incubator of terrorist plots. How would you describe Afghanistan. Attempts catches one side of the story..

Afghanistan Doctor Ashraf Ghani Ted Twenty twenty Dr. Garni Kearney World Bank Ted The New York Times US Pakistan
Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday

The Organic Gardeners

00:44 sec | 4 months ago

Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday

"The Taliban and Afghanistan's president have announced a three day cease fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that begins today to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan the Taliban order which was soon followed by an announcement via Twitter from Afghan president Ashraf Ghani announcing the agreement comes just days after U. S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the area Khalilzad on his trip urged both the Taliban and the Afghan government to reduce violence and move ahead with the intra Afghan negotiations a key pillar of the U. S. peace deal with the Taliban signed in February to allow American troops to leave Afghanistan the deal was also touted at the time as Afghanistan's best chance for peace after nearly four decades of

Taliban Afghanistan President Trump Twitter Ashraf Ghani Zalmay Khalilzad Afghan Government U. S. Intra Afghan
Taliban, Afghan president declare three-day Eid ceasefire

Purity Products

00:34 sec | 4 months ago

Taliban, Afghan president declare three-day Eid ceasefire

"The Taliban and Afghanistan announcing a three day cease fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that's starting today the ceasefire marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan the Taliban order was followed by an announcement on Twitter from Afghan president Ashraf Ghani announcing the government extends the offer of peace it comes just days after the U. S. special peace diplomats how many callers odd was in Kabul in Doha the Taliban leader released a message which says the groups committed to the recent peace deal was not seeking to monopolize power and promised to guarantee the rights of women and men under an

Taliban Afghanistan Twitter President Trump Ashraf Ghani Kabul
Afghanistans power-sharing deal

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:02 min | 4 months ago

Afghanistans power-sharing deal

"Is really an indication that a given status coherent cohesive unfunctional when more than one person to be the head of it indeed. This sort of situation is much more usually an indication of actual or imminent civil war. Such a standoff has been occurring for some months in Afghanistan where Tuman Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdulah each insist that they won last. September's presidential election enough honeystone President Ashraf Ghani has sworn in for a second term in Kabul but his rival Abdulah dealer diffused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing in ceremony as a pleasant. The official result held the Gandhi. The incumbent had won pretty handily and had the full being re elected. Abdullah claimed the whole thing was a fixed declared victory anyway and vowed to foam a parallel administration. The earlier indications are that we have more votes and that's That's what was clint and The yes of course Even to the extension things have been investigated so far it shows a lot of irregularities last month Ghani and Abdullah went so far. As to hold competing inauguration ceremonies a watching world struggled to imagine how this was going to end. Well there is now some possibly positive. News reports are coming in K. political development in Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have ended months of crisis by agreement share power. The rival claimants appear to have put their dispute behind them earlier. This Week Ghani and Abdullah came to terms the agreement. They signed acknowledges Ghani as President Bit Allows Abdullah to choose half of Janis cabinet and to lead peace talks with the Taliban should any. Such negotiations occur in close by funnest. Today's a great and historic day for our beloved Afghanistan of Africans proved that the think wisely in collectively about their national interests of militia Augusta. They were the leaders who are present. Here what hard to encourage the Afghan people? There's no doubt that the international communities in support of this political agreement along with countries in the region should make before we look at how and why we got here and what might happen. Next spoiler alert the dawning of a gilded era of peace and prosperity is a long shot a recap of the to uneasily reconciled pretenders in terms of direction. We're going in terms of accomplishments. We have some significant funds but in terms of satisfying the needs and aspirations of the people. We've looked Ashraf. Ghani President Ashraf Ghani he now. Indisputably is spent much of Afghanistan's decades of war with the Soviet Union and subsequently itself in the United States where he worked as an academic and for the World Bank he returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban which out of Kabul by the United States and its allies in late. Two thousand one. Gandhi became Minister of Finance. Won plaudits in some quarters and was at one point touted as a potential secretary general of the United Nations instead he ran for president in two thousand nine and lost then again in two thousand fourteen and one the candidate he beat Abdullah. Abdullah disputed the result and forced gone the into a power sharing arrangement. Observant listeners may detect a pattern emerging election is commitment before the people who have harnessed which has to take place on time at the same time it has to be free and fair and trucks patent That's the condition that too was promised to the people of Stan. In the commission the Independent Elegant Commission has to deliver Abdullah Abdullah an ice surgeon by training spent much of the war against the Soviets as an advisor to legendary Mujahedeen commander Ahmed Shah Masud and during the period of Taliban rule in the nine hundred ninety s served as a sort of foreign minister in exile for the Northern Alliance and other factions attempting to take the country back. He became Afghanistan's actual foreign minister. In the first post Taliban government the two thousand and nineteen election was his third unsuccessful attempts to become president as to what nudged Garni and towards compromise while some variety of agreement was always likely after an amount of theatrical posturing attention seems to have been focused by last week's terrorist attack on the maternity ward at Kabul's Dash Budget hospital a horrific crime that left twenty four women children and babies dead it was revolting enough indeed that it refocused international attention on Afghanistan which most violence in the country nowadays does not on the same day as the atrocity at Dusty Botchy. Thirty two people were killed by a suicide bomber at a police officer's funeral in Nangahar province five more in the truck bombing of military caught in Gardez resulting in many fewer headlines. Abroad this past Monday. Seven more people were killed. In the car-bombing of an Afghan intelligence facility in Ghazni Islamic state claimed the funeral bombing the Taliban the God is Ghazni attacks. The big brave warriors who perpetrated the hospital massacre have been strangely reluctant to own up

Ghani President Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah Afghanistan Taliban Abdullah Abdulah Kabul President Trump Gandhi Ahmed Shah Masud Abdulah Ghazni United States Clint Official Gardez Minister Of Finance Soviet Union
Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement

WBZ Afternoon News

00:39 sec | 4 months ago

Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement

"Another a power sharing agreement in the Middle East as announced in Afghanistan ABC's Julia macfarlane feels as in it from the foreign desk president Ashraf Ghani was pronounced the winner of lost his election by the Afghan Election Commission however his rival Abdullah Abdullah alleged voter fraud and rejected the results on March ninth this year both men held parallel inauguration ceremonies but the long standing dispute has not been resolved nearly two months off to secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the withdrawal of one billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan threatening another billion dollars next year if the plates live password to continue to limit for the navy C. news at the foreign

Middle East Afghanistan Julia Macfarlane President Trump Ashraf Ghani Afghan Election Commission Abdullah Abdullah Mike Pompeo
Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:22 sec | 4 months ago

Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement

"In Afghanistan's rival leaders have signed a power sharing deal aimed at ending a political stalemate a spokesman for president Ashraf Ghani announced the agreement on Twitter today gadis rival Abdullah Abdullah had disputed the results of September's presidential election and under the agreement signed today members of his team will be included in the cabinet and he will lead the council for peace

Afghanistan President Trump Ashraf Ghani Twitter Abdullah Abdullah
Official says suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 5

BBC World Service

02:03 min | 4 months ago

Official says suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 5

"The Taliban have claimed yet another deadly attack in Afghanistan at least five people were killed in an attack on a military base in the eastern province of Paktia on South Asia regional editor John the giving joins me now so Joe just tell us what happened in today's attack one official site there's a drive in a truck which is apparently full of explosives were approached the gates of the military compound it's not every weather facilities and also Medici court it sounded as though the god stopped the driver somebody opened fire and then that the drives a blue at the the truck up so most of the dead and injured were just local people who were milling around civilians also a few military personnel amongst the injured as you say the Taliban says they carried out the attack and they say it was a response to the announcement by the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani lace on Tuesday that they were going to return to offensive operations against militants including the Taliban and he made that announcement in response to an attack on a maternity hospital and suddenly the savagery of which Afghans are still trying to process absolutely I mean you know we used to reporting of death and destruction and blasts and someone from Afghanistan this was just a scale I think a lot of people are gonna be very how to process I think that's partly why am I struck down he felt that he needed to stand up and give a response even though the Taliban has said they distance themselves from that attack but was still hearing stories coming out about the I witness is talking about the government going from room to room through the hospital searching out the maternity unit and then opening fire at close range on pregnant women women who had recently given birth and even on your phone status there were two babies who were killed under the stories as well women now who knows that that they deserve died babies who have survived but are now motherless so I think that was something that the authority is very much needed to respond to but it's also lead to an unraveling all hopes of a growing peace process that seems not very distant thank you very much for that still recovering

Taliban Afghanistan Paktia South Asia Editor John JOE President Trump Official Ashraf Ghani
Afghanistan: Taliban breaks off 'fruitless' prisoner exchange talks

BBC World Service

00:44 sec | 6 months ago

Afghanistan: Taliban breaks off 'fruitless' prisoner exchange talks

"The Taliban in Afghanistan has walks out of landmark talks with the governments that began last week in Kabul as part of a deal between the militant group in Washington these face to face talks are meant to facilitate the fraying of hundreds of prisoners held by both sides with more details his number a senator Rajin a Taliban spokesman said they would no longer participate in what he described as fruitless discussions with the off on government he blamed the administration of president Ashraf Ghani for delaying the prisoner release under one pretext or another but the government negotiators that the Taliban but unreasonably demanding the release of fifteen commanders involved in what he called big attacks yeah I did we cannot release the killers of our people

Taliban Afghanistan Kabul Washington Senator Ashraf Ghani President Trump
US cuts aid to Afghanistan after rival leaders fail to agree on new government after Pompeo visit to Kabul

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:38 sec | 6 months ago

US cuts aid to Afghanistan after rival leaders fail to agree on new government after Pompeo visit to Kabul

"News the trump administration is cutting assistance to Afghanistan it's also threatening further reductions in all forms of cooperation the decisions were made after the country's rival leaders failed to agree on the formation of a new government the announcement by secretary of state Mike Pompeii today came after he made an unannounced visit to the capital Kabul to meet with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah each of the men has declared himself president of the country after disputed elections last year in unusually harsh statement pump pale criticize the two for being unable to work together Pompeii said their inability to cooperate threatens a state peace deal that could end America's longest running

Afghanistan Mike Pompeii Kabul Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah President Trump America
Afghans set to release 1,500 Taliban; US wants less violence

Austin's Morning News

01:04 min | 7 months ago

Afghans set to release 1,500 Taliban; US wants less violence

"News despite attacks on going in the Middle East the peace deal between the US and the terror group the Taliban seems to be holding up its end of the deal and could be an end to America's longest war securing America started withdrawing troops from Afghanistan part of a historic peace deal with the Taliban this is Afghan president Ashraf Ghani signals and openness to release five thousand prisoners on condition of less violence there might be a somewhat an offer from a president Ghani to provide some prisoner releases Kathryn Wheelbarger Assistant Secretary of defense for international security affairs said intra Afghan talks could soon get started but marine general Kenneth McKenzie because since the Taliban is still acting out those attacks are relatively low in scale they are not directed against coalition forces they are not occurring in city centers they're occurring in isolated checkpoints but those attacks are occurring and they're not consistent with the movement toward a negotiated settlement the U. S. Taliban deal calls for the reduction of U. S. troops eighty five hundred over the coming months in hopes of ending America's

Middle East United States Taliban America President Trump Kenneth Mckenzie U. S. Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani Kathryn Wheelbarger Assistant
Afghanistan - Rival 'presidents' hold two inaugurations

Post Reports

01:00 min | 7 months ago

Afghanistan - Rival 'presidents' hold two inaugurations

"What we saw in Kabul today was actually quite surreal to dueling presidential inaugurations. Afghan president. Ashraf Ghani lamely yard line for John and his rival Abdullah Abdullah associate upon corning. Both held presidential inauguration ceremonies at almost exactly the same time just a few yards apart from each other in these two different compounds in downtown Kabul and this came despite weeks of efforts to mediate between the two men to find some sort of compromise that could avoid the spectacle that played out today but in the end a compromise was not reached no one budged and both men declared themselves president of the country. I am Susannah George and I am the Afghanistan and Pakistan Bureau chief for The Washington Post

Kabul Abdullah Abdullah President Trump Ashraf Ghani Susannah George Afghan Pakistan Bureau Afghanistan Corning The Washington Post John
Dueling Afghan leaders both declare themselves president

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 7 months ago

Dueling Afghan leaders both declare themselves president

"In Kabul president Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for another term after being declared the winner of September selection but next door rival Abdullah Abdullah was also sworn in after charging voter fraud they both say they're in charge which is threatening to wreck the peace process after the U. S. and the Taliban signed a deal last month to go she Asians between Afghans themselves word to start tomorrow which is now what near impossibility after duly inaugurations Sager mag Donny at the White House

Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah Taliban Donny White House Kabul President Trump
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria GPS

10:20 min | 7 months ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS

"Medications. Those pragmatic things. I think are things that people can do Anytime they're not designed to panic or alarm people but that is some of the preparedness at the individual level. Yes wash the hands yes. Avoid People We touch our face a lot more than we realize. Would you shake hands with people? Don't shake hands even when I came up to the set with you did the the Ebola elbow bump Because look at th th those. Are these tiny little fragments of Arna. They can spread that way so I just do everything I can to avoid that sort of spread. It helps it. This isn't just a euphemism that actually helps curb outbreak Sylvia when you look at it from the point of view kind of a more macro level people are wondering is Will the Olympics be held Japan is already canceled. Basically it's football season which I think seventy five Games of various kinds You're the president of a big university. Are you in a at someone? Have to consider cancelling classes or conversations. What are you looking at to figure out whether those decisions need to be made and need to be made affirmatively. So the decision about the Olympics we also faced wins Zico occurred. I don't know if folks remember that as well Because the Olympics were in South America and that was the place where we had the highest concentration of those cases with regard to things like the Olympics and events that are further out. I think what we need to do is Continued to start and think about the planning but this is one where more and more information that we learn over the next weeks and months will be very helpful to those decision making Decisions that decision makers will make together the. Us supported Brazil During the time of Zeke. Is We did that with regard to a university. We're in it right now because we have students who are studying abroad at American University. We have about five hundred students studying abroad. We've already brought our students back from China. Korea And are in the middle of following. Cdc Guidance when Italy went up in terms of its warning. And I think that's an important thing that we at university follow that guidance in terms of when the levels and that's what I think institutions should do and individuals should do the second part we need to plan for is enrollment and thinking about Our foreign students for the fall. How will this impact that and the third place that we're planning university is thinking through? What would happen here if we had an outbreak in the area of Washington DC where American universities located and how we would work through that you can see those are different in time one is right now and we are bringing those students back following the protocols that CDC has put forward the other is thinking about sort of the medium-term and the other is thinking about something that could be long term or short term depending on the trajectory of the virus Sunday. Very quickly If gets bad let's be honest. We can't possibly have the number of The supplies that we need for something like this. I was doing some quick math In preparation for the show. And you know you you start looking. At the the number of percentage of people who give become critically ill need more intensive care maybe even need breathing machines things like that say a million people are contract the virus here That means about fourteen percent. Fifteen percent would become more seriously or critically ill hundred hundred and fifty thousand people. We ventilators in this country. Just a simple thing like breathing machines. We have around one hundred thousand but there's a certain percentage two-thirds at are in use at any given time. So what how do we account for the shortfall of ventilators at that point? What is our surge capacity? Are we going to bring equipment out of stockpiles? Are we GONNA ask for equipment from other places? All these are decisions that need to be made. Now you know. China bought US TIME BY PLAN. Implementing these measures that they did over there month month and a half. That's really important time because ours matter here days matter. How are we going to go going to prepare in that regard Dr? She's been thinking about this. Public buildings could suddenly become places where people are cared for not just hospitals those of again not to incite panic enemies. But that's part of being prepared at the medical level and the societal level as well sort of run fast. Don't run scared. That's good yes. Thank you both thank you. That was very important next on. Gps AS president trump toured India this week. He praised it as a diverse tolerant democracy and at that very moment mobs were attacking and killing Muslims in that nation in that city. What is going on? We'll explore when we come back. The wait is over coming to H. L. Lyn all new episodes of forensic files follow the evidence and crack the case. For instance foils to Sundays at ten only on H. L. N. with a no-holds-barred election. Right around the corner take a look back. Some of the most hard-fought presidential races throughout history the CNN original series race for the White House is bad for a brand new season. Sundays at nine on CNN on the same day that president trump was touting religious tolerance of India's prime minister not far away from where the president's spoke Muslims. Were BEING BEATEN BY MOBS? More than forty people have been killed in the violence and the last week alone. Prime Minister Modi's a Hindu leader in a country whose population is about eighty percent Hindu and less than fifteen percent Muslim critics charge to. The prime minister has infected the nation with a virulent form of Hindu nationalism. Let me bring in Rana. Who is standing by in Delhi? The site of this week's violence You visit journalist and the author of Gujarat files a book about the two thousand in two Muslim massacre Rana you've covered many of these kind of incidents How bad is this one read? I was nine years old. Went in ninety-three anti-muslim carnage took place. And I remember covering the good rod carnage when Mr Moody presided English Rod as Chief Minister when a thousand Muslims were killed but nobody was really prepared for what we are witnessing in Delhi for the last two weeks because the prime minister and India's largest democracy and the visuals that we are seeing emerging from new daddy seemed to be coming straight from a dystopia confirmed that That we have been making an India. You know there are. There are families Muslim families abandoning their homes with their belongings in trucks There are muddle sweeping the children. That are booming. Huambo listed with moths entering their localities chanting judiciary room which is glued into law drum. And there are there are most with Withstand torched The bund copies of the Koran lying down and all this was happening at the same time as trump was addressing the Indian and international media and telling the world. That movie is got everything in control. I have never witnessed anything More traumatizing that. What have been witnessing right now as journalists in India. What has the role of the police been in in all of this because I should Russian very serious scholar says that if you look at the way the police was either standing by actually encouraging the mobs this is what he says by. Definition was the state-sponsored ballroom absolutely. I mean there have been many arguments whether this should be called the program or is it just a riot? It is a program for the reason that the mops have been given a free lease to go under attack. Muslim locality has been. It was replant. The cops are not standing as bystanders but also complicit in in one video which emotion there are four Muslims lying on the street with blood on their clothes and the cops asking beating them and asking them to shunt the national anthem There are places where cope cops are running along with the mops and attacking Muslims themselves. So and not. Just the Delhi Police. The Home Minister India amid shot himself. Who's responsible for maintaining law and order in the country has been giving? The most provocative speeches are in the country to take that. Home Minister of the country has not yet visited the site. In fact he gave a speech to these ago. Why is the right thing was happening that we are going to build a grand Ram Temple? Yukio speaks volumes of you know where we stand today and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who took him three days to actually put out a statement on twitter that peace should be maintained. Prime Minister Narendra. Modi has not with did not daily where the carnage took place. I mean not that. I'm surprised I'm here is a man who was the chief minister in Gujrat in the genocide happen to today. He has not expressed regret over the incident. And today when this happening the prime minister's just silent he's not GonNa let me ask you Rana quickly. What about the average Hindu? Hinduism is remarkably peaceful religion. Menu is India's a very diverse country. Hindus generally have always had kind of living lead live attitude has the rhetoric of Hindu. Nationalism changed that for the average Hindu unfortunately all the rhetoric Hindu nationalism is an overweight as meeting with the Common Hindu. You see the you know the kind of hate crimes that are happening every day. Not just to the national capital but in parts of the kind of videos that are being created. Just when I was coming here. There was a video from In in Calcutta already. There is a more disjointed. The most provocative slogans against Muslims are just this month. Uber has suspended three drivers for making anti Muslim statements. So somewhere the hate that has been federal by the government of India by Mr Moody and Mr Amateur and his ministers who have openly asked for Muslims to go to Pakistan These are kind of creating this victimhood syndrome in the AP. Listen majority that. Muslims are taking away what rightfully belongs to them and they have the post writer sources. So sorry I'm so. Sorry New coaching. So sorry to cut you off because we are. We are literally out of time. Thank you for all the work. You're doing thank you for your courage and thanks to all of you bartered my program. This week I will see you next week..

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi prime minister trump president Prime Minister Narendra Us China Mr Moody Arna South America American University Sylvia Korea Olympics Calcutta Washington Japan CNN
'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases, but 'we're ready'

Weekend Edition Sunday

07:17 min | 7 months ago

'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases, but 'we're ready'

"You it's been a dramatic few days of developments related to the corona virus Washington state announced several first yes date the first death of someone in the U. S. infected with the virus the first health worker to be infected and the first potential outbreak at a long term care facility outside Seattle more than fifty people are being tested for the corona virus the trump administration has also ramped up its response and here to bring us up to speed is NPR science reporter Selena Simmons Duffin high Selena hi Lisa so president trump held a press conference yesterday with members of the coronavirus task force what did we hear the president announced first of all that there had been the first U. S. death trump said the victim was a woman but authorities later confirmed it was actually a man in his fifties with underlying health conditions and he was in Kirkland Washington near Seattle vice president pence also announcing that press conference new travel restrictions in areas that have seen recent outbreaks are Ron and parts of South Korea and Italy up president trump also took a few questions and some of them referred to the fact that he used the word hoax in connection to corona virus on Friday he tried to clarify he was referring to Democrats criticism of the response not the virus itself so at the end of the week there were reports of a few positive cases that appear to be community spread in California Oregon meaning not connected to travel to Asia other affected areas the contracted rate here in the U. S. and now there are several more confirmed in Washington state potentially dozens more what's going on so the big change was that public health officials started looking for cases differently the medical director for infectious disease at the hospital evergreen health explained how it happened at a press conference yesterday he said that the guidelines about who should be tested changed last week you no longer need to travel history or close contact with somebody with corona virus so evergreen health looked at its patients and sought to with no travel history who are very sick with respiratory infections with the new guidelines they became candidates to test for crown of fight virus and both tested positive so one was the patient in his fifties who sadly died the other was a resident of this nursing home life care center in Kirkland local health officials realize that a health care worker from life care was sick as well she tested positive and that's what led officials to look into this possible outbreak so these might not be new cases then right exactly the remember the symptoms look a lot like the flu and it's flu season and health officials say most cases are mild so people might not be even going to the hospital for them so now that the new guidelines for food to test has changed and there are these new abilities for local labs around the country to do more testing we will likely see many more positive cases it's hard to know at this point how many more are out there a health official from Seattle king county said in yesterday's press briefing these newly confirmed cases are likely quote the tip of the iceberg but it's important to remember overall the risk to the American public is still low the important thing to do with the thoroughly washing your hands keeping away from sick people all of those method measures that you can take to protect yourself and prevent the spread the messages be vigilant but don't panic that's NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin thank you so much thank you the US has signed a deal with the Taliban that aims to end the eighteen year war in Afghanistan the longest in American history but there's already a glitch Afghan president Ashraf Ghani says he will free thousands of Taliban prisoners as yesterday's the deal called for joining us to talk about that is NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman he spent years in batting with US and Afghan forces good morning Tom Taylor so the agreement for less than a day old and there's already a problem how serious is it that on he says he won't release the prisoners well we don't know yet and I'm sure the U. S. and NATO officials will be reaching out quickly to Connie no the release of five thousand Taliban prisoners were supposed to be a precondition of the Taliban Afghan talks slate to begin soon Connie says he's not ready to release any prisoners before talks begin he said that prisoner release was not a promise the U. S. could make I I think it shows what many predicted the most difficult step was not a U. S. Taliban agreement but one between the Afghans and the Taliban so they're about twelve thousand US troops in Afghanistan what are they doing and and when will they begin to leave well right now they're training Afghan troops and also together with Afghan commandos going after terror groups like ISIS the U. S. troops will drop to eighty six hundred in the next several months but the military still says at that number the cans of both train Afghans in go after ISIS or other terrorist the agreement says all U. S. troops out in fourteen months no Layla that's faster told than some earlier plans to draw down in two years so either the Taliban pressed hard for a better deal or president trump just wanted the troops out faster so is it realistic than depends who you ask one official told me the time line is he called it optimistic and said the Taliban has to abide by the agreement to stop attacks break with al Qaeda and open talks with Afghan officials but here's the thing last September right when an earlier U. S. Taliban peace agreement was about to be signed the U. S. attacked in el Qaida cell in western Afghanistan and American officials told me when I was in Afghanistan at that time that the Taliban were also working with al Qaeda in the east near the Pakistan border so some question whether the Taliban will really break with al Qaeda so then how does the U. S. make sure that the Taliban is honoring the agreement well the U. S. in the Taliban will have some sort of a monitoring office in Qatar to make sure everyone abides by the agreement and yeah in in Afghanistan the U. S. and Taliban are communicating by phone or radio to report on what they're seeing on the ground the problem is U. S. troops are in small numbers in largely confined to bases and not out and about around the country like they were in past years you know patrolling with Afghans going into villages one retired general with years of experience in Afghanistan told me as a result there is no way the U. S. can effectively monitor this agreement on the ground or even witness if the Taliban are intimidating the population but the U. S. will stop the troop drawdown if the Taliban doesn't cooperate right that's what they said and it's likely even in the face of some television non compliance the U. S. will continue to draw down then military leaders have long said of course there's no military solution here only a political one resident trump wants to bring what he calls endless wars to a close no I'll be heading to Syria soon labels are check out the U. S. military mission against ISIS the president also is cutting back their their once about two thousand American soldiers in Syria now it's down to about five hundred or so that's NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman Tom

Washington
Afghanistan election commission says Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president with 50.64% of the vote

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 7 months ago

Afghanistan election commission says Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president with 50.64% of the vote

"The corruption trial of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins on March seventeenth on March second Israelis will head back to the polls which show Netanyahu now trailing his primary opponent at a campaign event yesterday Benny Gantz Val to bolster bi partisan American support for Israel politician trying to unseat prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is sending a message to Washington general Benny guns is vowing to repair ties with the Democratic Party if he wins the March second election the former head of the IDF accusing Netanyahu of alienating Democrats and turning Israel into a partisan Republican issue especially under president trump the time now is long rejected such criticism but if you research center poll last year found two thirds of Democrats had negative views of Netanyahu's

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz Val Washington Benny Guns Democratic Party IDF Israel President Trump
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 7 months ago

Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

"A truce agreement is in the works between the United States and the Taliban it looks very promising defense secretary Martin asper says it would involve a seven day hall to Taliban attacks before signing that means taking some risks peace talks between the Taliban and Afghanistan's government will begin within ten days of the signing we can only be governed in a democratic system where the player is sticks side rather Ashraf Ghani says as long as Afghanistan remains democratic the Taliban is not much of a threat I think the society is been immunized against that type of radicals because if the Taliban and support why would they be so afraid of elections it all could lead to an eighteen month phased withdrawal of US forces Ben Thomas Washington

United States Taliban Martin Asper Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani Ben Thomas Washington
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 7 months ago

Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

"It looks very promising the proposal would see a seven day hold to Taliban attacks then the signing of the U. S. Taliban peace deal defense secretary mark asper says to deal means taking some risk but a a peace deal that would involve a very soon afterward an inter Afghan negotiation asper spoke with Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani on Friday and says he's on board he wants to be a clearly a full partner in that and wants to lead on that and make sure that all Afghans come together are well representative and can come up with an agreement that would end door all Afghan peace talks would begin within ten days of a deal with a phased withdrawal of US forces over eighteen months Ben Thomas Washington

Mark Asper Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani United States Ben Thomas Washington Taliban U. S. Taliban President Trump Representative
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 7 months ago

Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

"A day after meeting with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani defense secretary mark as birds says a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban looks very promising we have on the table right now a reduction in violence at the Munich security conference defense secretary mark asper says he's been consulting with Congress and only two allies on a proposed peace deal that would see a seven day hall to Taliban attacks I think there's general agreement it's my view as well that we have we have to give peace a chance that the the best if not only way forward in Afghanistan is through a political agreement and that that means taking some risk that's intended to lead to talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government president Ashraf Ghani has been a skeptic but that's process I think he is fully on board an agreement could lead to a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan Ben Thomas Washington

United States Taliban Mark Asper Congress Afghanistan President Trump Ashraf Ghani Ben Thomas Washington Munich Afghan Government
US and Taliban agree to truce in Afghanistan.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:52 min | 8 months ago

US and Taliban agree to truce in Afghanistan.

"United States and the Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce that if successful would open the way for a deal that would bring American troops home from Afghanistan and end eighteen years of war. The deal would call negotiations between Afghans on both sides of the conflict to start next month and eventual countrywide ceasefire and a commitment from the Taliban not to harbor terrorist groups like Al Qaeda while setting a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops. The Taliban have committed to a halt in roadside and suicide bombings as well as rocket attacks if the Taliban uphold their commitments a US Taliban peace agreement would be signed within ten days. The signing has been tentatively set for February twenty-ninth with the start of the Afghan talks planned for March tenth. A Taliban said the agreement would provide for the release of five thousand Taliban prisoners before the start of negotiations. The new developments came as secretary of state. Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Asper met yesterday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of an international security forum in Munich to make good on. Its promise to release. The Taliban prisoners Washington is going to need the cooperation of Ghani who has been critical of the way. Us envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has conducted the talks with the Taliban complaining about being kept in the dark. The United States has sufficient intelligence gathering assets to be able to determine within the seven day period whether the Taliban is making a good faith effort to reduce violence even if some limited violence persists Omni Secretary Ryan McCarthy on Friday called the US agreement a first step in the process

Taliban Us Taliban United States Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Afghanistan Secretary Mike Pompeo Zalmay Khalilzad Ryan Mccarthy Mark Asper Omni Washington Munich
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:29 min | 10 months ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Boston's newsradio local this is Boston's news radio WBZ ten thirty and I forty three degrees we of overcast skies in Boston it is four thirty on this thanksgiving day Thursday afternoon thanks for joining us I'm Jim McKay and here's what's happening for a surprise trip to Afghanistan for president trump addressing servicemen and women also meeting with Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani the president saying the two sides will be discussing a drawdown of some American troops once again talks with the Taliban had been called off by the administration earlier this year as thousands are still serving on Afghanistan soil as we speak with the president hoping to bring some of those troops home soon there are currently thirteen thousand U. S. troops in Afghanistan around eight thousand are involved in a mission to train advise and assist Afghan security forces five thousand are involved in counterterrorism missions nineteen U. S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan this year the deadliest for American troops in five years in two thousand fourteen the U. S. transition from a combat mission to a training mission most recent deaths occurred last week when an Apache helicopter crashed killing two pilots on board president trump with at Dover Air Force base when the remains were returned to the U. S. Karen Travers ABC news Washington and the president in Afghanistan today also helping serve the thanksgiving day dinner for troops at the Bagram air base for more on this throughout the evening tonight on WBZ newsradio ten thirties for thirty one back here at home for many thanksgiving means travel and wallets starting to clear out in Boston right now for many of us we saw wind and lots of rain earlier but that's nothing compared to what's going on across the Midwest ABC's Alex Perez is at o'hare airport in Chicago this is one of the busiest holiday thanksgiving holiday travel periods more than thirty one million people will be traveling over the course of the long holiday weekend that's up from last year the busiest day still ahead of us that's on Sunday there you go Sundays or watching out for here in New England especially on those roadways with overnight temperatures hitting below freezing later tonight in different spots Friday and Saturday chances of that as well Sunday we're gonna be seeing some rain and snort the town to see some sleet and snow it's four thirty two and of course what would be the thanksgiving holiday without a little football some of the oldest high school rivalries in the country going toe to tell on this thanksgiving Thursday here in New England W. B. C.'s Kevin Coleman was at one such match up just south of Boston Quincy high presidents and the north Quincy high readers meet seventh annual Turkey bowl played at veterans Memorial Stadium before the game former Quincy high school principal Lloyd hill was honored during the coin toss Lloyd tells me how big this robbery is is one of the great high school rivalries in the state in the on I jumped into the Quincy high student section during the game we're Jake says it's his senior year and hasn't seen his football team win as a student for Clinton lost for years this is a as a like a quick lets get this W. in Quincy Kevin Coleman WBZ Boston's news radio and north Quincy edging out Quincy twenty to six will also have more in sports coming up with Dan Watkins said about four forty two but for now four thirty.

Boston forty three degrees five years
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

11:39 min | 1 year ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of the crisis. It's chair, Dr Patrick Kapoor also threatened to take further action who for that? Besides that shoe traditional military fields over power to civilian letters show ability without any for that. The council automatically impose punitive measures on individuals and entities that are obstructing the establishment of physical, lead transitional authority, the decision comes after Sudanese security forces shot dead dozen to protest is in the capital cartoon the health ministry. There says, sixty one people died in the violence, but doctors linked to the opposition protest movement. Say more than one hundred civilians were shot dead. According Germany, has convicted a former nurse of killing five patients in his care news HOGAN is believed to be the most prolific murderer in Germany's postwar history prosecutors said he injected his victims with an undescribed medication in an apparent attempt to impress colleagues by then trying to revive the patients who go has been given a second life sentence after convictions in a previous trial. Christiane mullebeck is a spokesman for the victims families. He said the hospitals where her goal worked needed to be held to. Account from Sean, as I promised my family at the time that I would not only ensure that the killer goes to prison that also those responsible. I believe it's very important for all to bring those responsible to Justice, who made it possible that these murders became a series of murders, a massive security. Operation is in place in the Indian city of Amrita. The thirty fifth anniversary of the Indian army's deadliest salt on the Golden Temple thousands of security personnel have been deployed, here's our South Asia correspondent rajini Vaidyanathan the Golden Temple and number it's our is the most sacred and symbolic shrine in Sikhism in one thousand nine hundred eighty four it became the scene of some of the bloodiest violence. The faith has faced when Indian government forces stormed it in an operation to drive out seek separatists the government said around four hundred people were killed, including nearly ninety soldiers, but seek groups maintain that the death toll was far higher and included. Many. Worshipers commemorations for those killed passed off peacefully today. The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani is coming under fire for green to release almost nine hundred mainly Taliban prisoners as a goodwill. Gesture, for aid, Mr Guy, who's term ended last month announced the move on Tuesday. But the identity of the inmates wasn't known until now several candidates for September's. Presidential election said the release was illegal world news from the BBC. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. Good morning, emergency personnel are on the scene of apparently in a major vehicle crash near the US military academy at West Point officials there have confirmed that there was an incident earlier this morning in the vicinity of the camp, natural bridge training side and Orange County. Travelers advised to avoid route two ninety three for the first time in decades, Democrats control, both houses of the state legislature in Albany with significant majorities. But WNYC's Fred mogul reports that. Even so internal divisions are slowing down several bills. Governor Cuomo in many Democrats, think New York state should give undocumented immigrants driver's licenses but six Long Island Democrats say, they're not so sure Senator Jim Gordon from Suffolk County says he's trying to figure out the licenses would make the roads, safer or more dangerous. And there's some issues concerned with law enforcement, but state Senator Diane Savino says she's also from a conservative area Staten Island and the Long Island six should use facts, ticks, and supportive statements from business groups to over come their constituents fear of immigrants. Public advocate Germany Williams is joining the outrage over the prosecution of the nineteen thousand nine central park, jogger case Williams wants action taken against to key prosecutors in that case Elizabeth Lederer, and Linda fairstein, black men are the most incarcerated people in the history of the earth. In the history of the earth. Linda fifteen Elizabeth letter helped perpetuate them Williams, spoke after watching Netflix miniseries focusing on the men wrongfully. Convicted they were teenagers at the time and the city's taken dozens of ice cream trucks off the road for allegedly dodging millions of dollars and traffic violations. The finance department seized forty six trucks as part of what it calls operation meltdown officials say the truck owners racked up about four point five million dollars in fines over nearly a decade, and frequently reregistered the vehicles through phony shell companies. This is WNYC at nine oh six. Hello, welcome to NewsHour from the BBC. Well service, it comes to live from Australia's in central London. I'm Russia today. We'll have extensive coverage of the seventy fifth anniversary of this people of western Europe. Landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the allied expeditionary force. This landing is part of the concerted United Nations plan for the liberation of Europe, General Eisenhower on d day when allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy and began the, to end the Nazi Germany occupation of France. We'll hear the memories of those who were there and ask how today's transatlantic alliance has stood the test of time to stay with us for that story. We begin today, though, with Sudan, a country that has plunged into increasing uncertainty and brutal violence on Monday security forces attacked a weeks, long sitting outside the army headquarters in the capital. Cartoon dozens of people have been killed, though, the numbers on disputed, the assault was the worst violence in Sudan. Since April the eleventh when Omar al-bashir was overthrown. He had been in power for three decades. The ensuing talks between the transitional military council and the opposition would not making enough progress, which is why the demonstrators continued to protest consistent a numerous reports say the paramilitary unit the fed rapid security forces, also known as the Jeonju, we'd, which gained notoriety for brutal atrocities, in the full conflict in western, Sudan, back in two thousand and three is now roaming the streets and initiating random violence this morning. We got through to three women who fled from the paramilitaries, and now in hiding in a house in cartoon they asked us not to use either their names or their voices for fear of being identified. So we've stopped what they told us my first question. What evidence do they have? That the rapid support forces and the John Jay we'd a one and the same the either part of the rapid support forces, they are them, actually they were wearing the uniform of the rapid support forces and it was clear from their accent. And what is it about the accent, then that distinguishes them and makes us think that it was the judge he'd well here in Sudan, we have different accents, depending on which part of Sudan, you're from you can distinguish it? Can you give us a sense of what's happening today because there is, of course from the outside world's perspective. The government is saying that x number of people were in fact, killed the opposition are saying, far more have been killed is the violence continuing today. Yes, the violence is continuing. But in a very random way, they stop people in the street. They asked them to leave their cars. They beat them. They pee on them the humiliate them they. They still people you can't predict what they could do in the streets, and it's your it's your understanding that they are being given free rein to do what they want to do, it seems like that less than an hour ago. We heard gunshots in a residential neighborhoods, and there's no need for gunshots. They're just randomly attacking people. Terrorizing people and how do you account for that? Why are they doing that obviously to scare people? So they make sure people don't go out in the streets to stop people from demonstrating, they're giving us a taste of what could be to them. This is just a fraction of what they can expose. They've been practicing this for years. And now they're giving us a taste of what could happen to him. Let's go back to Monday. You said you've been in hiding since Monday. What happened to you on Monday on Monday? We were all at the Sitton. It was the last day of Ramadan. We go to phone call from our friend that we should find a place to hide because hundreds and hundreds of pickups were on their way to. Attack then they started shooting. So we found an electrician control room. We hid there we were on the ground flat on the ground. Trying to hide from the live ammunition. The rapid support forces attacked the room and they showed a small glass window right on the top of where we were hiding, we started begging them, not to shoot. Luckily, they didn't shoot us but they were standing at the exit door beating everybody who was running outside the room, brutally with sticks. Whips different kinds of sticks and whips and they will men men and women in this hiding in this room. Yes. Men women and old ladies. Yes. Then they led us to this wired caged area on the way they were beating us about ten of them at that point beating soul and on the left as we were running. There was a building skeleton of a building, that's still under construction with snipers shooting randomly, then they asked us to jump over barbed wire as they beat us. We were trying to jump over the fence, one of the women, the old lady, that was with us her clothes got stuck on the wire, and he would beat her as he. Laughed an apologizing at the same time. So it was very confusing psychological manipulation, you know, he would apologize but at the same time he would beat her calling her mother, we jumped over the fence. And after we jumped they didn't give us a chance. They just beat you and your forced to run away as they beat you. We have to run through them on each side as they beat us. They were insulting us and making comments about our clothing and saying, are you doctors because three of us were wearing eyeglasses. They were provoked by the glasses because in their head. It's a sign of education or something, I don't know. The snipers were still shooting. They were still beating us. We went forward as we were being beaten, and we kept on finding more and more of them and this lasted for about an hour. So as we reached a small green patch offense area in the middle of the street where they told us to sit and locked us in there until the pickups arrived, as we were sitting there, some of us were injured badly, and then the RSF soldier said things like how about we just set them on fire or how about we just let two of them go and kill the rest, or some of them would just give us. I gestures like a sexual implication. You know, we were waiting there for about half an hour, as we were being insulted, the beatings stopped by then, and then the pickups arrived, we were trying our best to stick together as a group because we didn't know where they were taking us during all of this the shooting was going on. So we were terrified that we would get shot by random bullets and then they drove over the bridge,.

Sudan WNYC Germany Williams BBC Germany Linda fairstein Golden Temple Elizabeth Lederer Dr Patrick Kapoor Christiane mullebeck Sean US France Albany Omar al-bashir Senator Diane Savino Ashraf Ghani Russia New York
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"Cold enough to be dangerous in the upper midwest Kotas through Wisconsin and Minnesota down into Illinois and up to the Great Lakes the words bundle up. Don't quite capture. Just how frigid it really is. And it's it's Minnesota cold now. Just snow snow. Snow snow. So it's been tough. Really once it gets below like negative ten it really doesn't matter. What the number is. I'm not leaving. It doesn't take long for frostbite to set in on especially cold days. But with these bone chilling temperatures health experts warn anyone outside could get frostbite in as little as five minutes. And the national weather service says this dangerously cold weather is expected to hang around through Thursday in Chicago. Mike Tobin, Fox News. Michigan's governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Michigan for Tuesday negotiators for the US. Taliban. Insurgents have reached agreements in principle on key issues for a peace deal that would end seventeen years of war. According to the chief U S unbelie the region who is now urging the insurgents to engage in direct talks with the government of. Afghan's president Ashraf Ghani murder charges have been filed against an undocumented man in Nevada accused of killing four people. You county District Attorney Chris heck says Wilbert Martinez. Guzman is facing multiple charges in his county. What someone status may be in the country has nothing to do with how we're preceding on this case Douglas county DA Mark Jackson, says even though the crimes happened in two different counties. One of those being his the DA's teamed up to file one case we understand that. There could be some legal issues associated with that. That will be resolved in the courts. He says the twenty year old El Salvadoran stole a gun from a couple in Reno killed two women without weapon in one county. Then went back to the home of the couple in Reno to kill them. He's been charged already in Carson city in connection with pawning his alleged victims, jewelry, Jessica Rosenthal. Fox News Monday. On Wall Street, the Dow losing nearly two hundred nine points, NASDAQ off seventy nine the S and P five hundred dropping almost twenty one points. I'm Jack Callaghan. This is Fox News. Some rain on the way Tuesday, follow by maybe a little rain and snow Tuesday night. But most of the moisture gone before we have chance to get any real snow tonight. We'll see clouds increasing lows in the thirties. Cloudy, Tuesday, rain towards evening, highs in the mid thirty s a little rain or snow early Tuesday night. I'm meteorologist Mark sibito. From the Weather Channel, I'm one oh, six one FM talk. I.

Fox News Minnesota Mark Jackson Reno Michigan Great Lakes Gretchen Whitmer Taliban DA Wisconsin Ashraf Ghani Mark sibito Mike Tobin Chicago Carson city Guzman Illinois US Jack Callaghan
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has more than forty five thousand Afghan soldiers have been killed since he took office in September twenty fourteen. The latest numbers are far higher than figures provided by Mr. Garni last November. Here's embarrassing at Rajin speaking during a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, president Ashraf Ghani justified. The high casualty rate saying Afghan soldiers are doing most of the fighting not the international forces. It's a staggering casualty figure nearly thirty debts a day many analysts have described the current death rate as unsustainable an utterly demoralizing for the Afghan. Army military observers say that Afghan soldiers are spread too thinly on the ground on the Taliban exploited this by attacking isolated checkpoints and basis with ferocity. The Venezuelan opposition leader Honda. Why do has repeated his call to the military to support his movements to secure new and free elections. Addressing crowds in bolivar square in Caracas. Mr. Guido said the opposition controlled national assembly would be passing new amnesty law, which would be distributed by hand to military personnel. Will news from the BBC. The top human rights envoy working for the United Nations says Myanmar's army chief should be prosecuted for genocide against the Roe hinge Muslims they fled to Bangladesh following a military crackdown in seventeen he he the UN special reporter on human rights in. Myanmar said gentlemen, are laying had to be prosecuted for genocide a mining time in southeast Brazil has collapsed unleashing a torrent of mud in an area close to the city of blue or resulting in the state of Minardi arise. Could officials say rescue teams have been dispatched to the area television footage showed a helicopter team trying to pull out to survivors up to their waists in mud. Another video showed the moment the torrent tour across the road destroying houses in its path. Lack of air. Traffic controllers to flight delays in New York, Philadelphia and Florida had been working without pay for more than a month because of the partial government shutdown from New Yorker correspondent not a topic reports at brief ground stop at LaGuardia increase the strain already felt on one of the nation's busiest transport hubs and cause delays across the nation's airports. This incident will additional pressure on President Trump and lawmakers to end the government shutdown which has lasted for thirty five days. Trish Gilbert of the national air traffic controllers association called the government shutdown reckless and just yesterday. Airline execs warned that the shutdown was pushing the US aviation system to a tipping point severely disrupting a system that millions of passengers rely on each day ahead of copter at a light aircraft crashed after colliding above an alpine classier in the northwest Italy Italy's mountain Rescue Corps, say five people have been killed. Hey published a photograph of the crashed aircraft in the snow. The collision happened over the Ruutel glass. You're not far from mom blow on the border with FRANZ. Those other nations stories from BBC news W O RT, thanks.

Ashraf Ghani president BBC Myanmar Mr. Garni Davos Rajin bolivar square Taliban Honda Caracas Ruutel glass Mr. Guido Trish Gilbert UN United Nations Brazil New York
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Sorry. Dissipation me, very America. Runs on Dunkin. This is Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN still ahead here in the opening bell Brian summers Skift dot com will join us another conversation about bag fees going up on the airlines. That's right after the news first. Let's check it. With a nineteen year old man who participated in anti-violence activism in Chicago was shot and killed Wednesday night on Chicago's south side. It happened around seven thirty near eighty third and Richland that's the city Stony island neighborhood del. Monte Johnson was a member of a youth group called good kids mad city. He was one of several activists to recently held a Diane at city hall in protest of the Emanuel administration's approached gun violence. One person is in custody. We could see charges later today. US Defense Secretary James Mattis has arrived in the Afghan capital city of Kabul. This is a surprise. Visit is now expected to meet with commanders of the US military Afghan army NATO as well as with Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani. And Chicago jury awarded ten million dollars to seven former hospital workers all seven are women one doctor six, nurses, they all worked at advocate, Illinois masonic medical center. Their lawyer says the doctor was choked at work by another doctor and that the six nurses were secretly, videotaped undressing and using the restroom by yet another doctor. He's since been arrested. Let's get an update now from WGN sports. Here's David Ortiz. Sponsored by northwestern football. Chicago's big ten team the 2018 NFL season. Got started a little later than scheduled a weather delay force the eagles and falcons to start their game Forty-five minutes late once they did neither team could muster a touchdown in the first half. The eagles. Got a pair of second half scores from JJ the game wetter just over two minutes left and Philly topped Atlanta. Eighteen to twelve the bears open at Green Bay Sunday. Still no definitive word on how much newcomer Khalil Mack will play baseball the cubs. Gotta run. The eighth douse. The nationals threatened the bottom of the then scored two in the tenth to beat Washington. Six four David Bodey that game winning RBI double. The White Sox were off. They host the LA. Angels. Tonight pregame six thirty five I page with and DJ seven ten here on seven twenty WGN. Serena Williams has advanced to the US open final show face Naomi Osaka. And what around for Tiger Woods at the BMW championship. But he wasn't alone would shot an eight under par sixty two is lowest round and more than five years. But so did Rory mcilroy. They share the lead a one shot up on Zander shuffling coach fits in the Wildcats returned to Ryan field tomorrow. Now's Duke in their home opener. Kickoff a set for eleven AM season and single game tickets on sale now at then you sports dot com. Although the Blackhawks the Wildcats and the White Sox, David WGN sports. Last year. The Dow Jones.

Chicago US WGN White Sox Monte Johnson David WGN eagles President Ashraf Ghani David Ortiz Brian summers Dunkin America Rory mcilroy Afghan army NATO James Mattis Richland David Bodey Kabul
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In Italy The government in Afghanistan says it's killed all of what it called. The terrorists involved in an attack in the old quarter of Kabul today the assault. Came as president Ashraf Ghani was making a speech marking the first day the holidays he'd previously offered the Taliban a conditional three-month ceasefire the, BBC's Schwab Sharifi. Joins us from Kabul what more do you know about the attacks swipe well attack started very early hours of the. Morning but now it seems to have ended but this happens on. Day one of the year's most. Important festival as five million. Kabul's citizens were preparing to start celebrating immediately after eat. Pray. And as Adam president was delivering his message and the most important on highly secure Cured part of Kabul the presidential palace was literally Charlotte with mortars something unprecedented before we have. Had one or two here and there but then level of the number of motor Thrown from very close vicinity then followed, by armed attack when the Salen according to The. Police, in the area using a, small Laurie manage to come all very close vicinity literally the doors of presidential palace showering, with motor, and then breaking. Into building and threatening and firing at important government buildings including Avon ministry of. Defense so was a hope that it was eat festival in mid-june June we had. And back then we had a bilateral ceasefire both from Taliban and Afghan government side this time it was, hoped he was highly expected that the government conditional ceasefire maybe, welcome by the Taliban but Kabul had a terrible and Dan day one. Of it, although Taliban have refused to have rejected having had any hands in today's but overall at least people didn't have a quiet and peaceful. Eat as dissected has there been any claim of responsibility Well at least Taliban have refused to have. Had any, hands in this attack in the past situation when tolerant claim the. Other group that often claim is the The so-called slamming state group affiliates. That just a few days back they had an attack a bloody explosion. In Kabul that. Killed at least fifty students it's believed that it. Is not the Taliban it's. One of these insurgents groups that the. Government is fighting against many thanks for that the BBC's swayed Sharifi, on a slightly, dodgy. Line apologies for that. From Kabul you're listening to. The BBC World Service don't forget. If you want to listen, to this program news album missed the live broadcast a podcast is available it's updated twice a day you need to search. For BBC NewsHour all one.

Kabul Taliban BBC Schwab Sharifi president Ashraf Ghani assault Salen Italy Sharifi Afghanistan Laurie Avon Adam Charlotte Dan three-month
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington i'm jack spear the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the families of four soldiers killed in a military operation in nizhny earlier this month deserve an explanation and today he said he intends to share that information what's a military investigation is completed general joe's of dunford says the soldiers were attacked while on patrol and he provided a time line is what took place the assessment by our leaders on the ground that time was that contact with the enemy was unlikely mid morning on october fourth to patrol began to take fire as they were returning to their operating base approximately one hour after taking far the team requested support and within minutes remotelypiloted aircraft arrived overhead within an hour french mirage jet to ride one station in response to a question about whether us army special operations forces have been taking too many risks dunford said there was nothing to suggest that secretary of state rex tillerson made an unannounced visit to afghanistan today npr's michele calvin reports tillerson met with afghan leaders had bagaram airforce base under heavy security he met afghan president ashraf ghani who he says assured and that his government will crack down on corruption and continue with reforms this secretary says he is also pushing kurdistan to deny safe haven to the taliban and other terrorist groups worst concern about the future stability of puk restored are admitted researcher them goose new artist on the early take a clearer view of the situation that their congruent with interviews with terrorist organizations fine save within inside of buggers he said falvin america's longest war requires a regional approach and he'll be making that case in pakistan in india this week as well michelle kelemen npr news by graham airfield afghanistan president trump is praising the us relationship with singapore trump hosted singapore's prime minister at the white house today the two addressed reporters in the roadhouse or the rose garden.

trump graham airfield researcher ashraf ghani michele calvin afghanistan rex tillerson secretary of state nizhny chairman of the joint chiefs o jack spear white house prime minister singapore washington michelle kelemen india pakistan america taliban kurdistan secretary president npr us dunford joe one hour
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"You've been listening to that report in the interview with ashraf ghani how optimistic o how realistic is what he's saying in the the idea that that the troops the nato troops can leave within four years this full year security plan given the context and how many people killed so regularly in the diet security situation how realistic is that well there's a reason for prisoner gonese optimism he stated quite clearly that the the taliban how strategic goals to try and take over the country and how to as a whole on on the the way there to try and capture whole chunks of it so they can now set up islamic eminent if you value wait the way the fighting has gone over the past year they have made zero progress towards that goal despite the fact that there have been heavy casualties on both sides so i mean the afternoon was difficult to call it optimism i don't think that adds up to victory for either side but it does add up to walk president ghani point to two witches this will end in some form of a political settlement will let's talk about where where at win the possibilities and the options of the political settlement that the us wants cobbled to close the taliban office in in doha inkatha what where are we at in terms of back channel talks i'm not aware of any substantial progress towards your closing a deal on the political settlement or even setting up in the go shaking channels the the of the future of the the cutter offices in doubt as some of us have warned that this closed it would look very much like closing the door of negotiation but on the other hand that office has been therefore for on obviously the taliban delegation a cutter has been there for four or five years on the really haven't taken any initiatives themselves donohue think near towards progress towards peace so the situation on the ground i think is convincing many in the taliban movement that they will have to talk but that talking is not yet happening really how that's going to be the next stage who's going.

taliban us ashraf ghani nato president doha donohue five years four years
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Ashraf ghani his leadership while battling an active insurgency within his own country it's not a tidy processed and a charred work and despite enormous political pressures you have demonstrated a commitment to put your country and the people of afghanistan first he says half of the troops on the ground there are americans says their mission is to train advise and assist afghan security forces and the help build the fence and security institutions the another round of economic sanctions the us treasury department has announced that its blacklisted eight north korean banks money from a private health care program for veterans could run out by the end of the year ap's might grassy a reports despite an emergency in fusion of two point one billion dollars a few weeks ago the private sector veterans choice healthcare program may need more money as early as december to avoid a disruption of service for thousands of veterans in a statement to the associated press that a product the veteran's affair said it hopes to move quickly on a proposed longterm legislative fix neutros choice program was passed by congress in twenty fourteen in response to that scandal over long wait times at the phoenix va back locally a man was beaten robbed and then thrown into lake michigan early this morning near the shed aquarium the 23yearold was able to pull himself out of the watered call police he is in stable condition in northwestern it habit just after midnight a group of men and women in who attacked him to took off on foot heading south on lakeshore drive with his backpack in cell phone at chicago's puerto rican and mexican communities are mobilizing to help victims of hurricane maria and that recent earthquake in mexico which set up a regional collection senator in cities hubbell port neighborhood at lokossa puerto rican year it will accept the nation's all week they're asking things like cash batteries flashlights diapers baby formula can't food and toiletries skill check it out will you gene sports would they vented thank you bet good morning at some point in the next day or so the cubs will celebrate a second straight division title but it didn't happen last one high.

treasury department ap phoenix va chicago hurricane maria mexico senator cubs Ashraf ghani afghanistan us north korean congress lake michigan puerto rican lokossa puerto one billion dollars
"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"ashraf ghani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Significance of this particular development movie maybe we you know what what is the question everybody out all the time the reason we found that those startling is that central question had been if you're a connection amid all the investigation is there a connection between donald trump campaign in two thousand sixteen and russian official or russian individual who really had a connection to the kremlin you you gain ways in which they have been meeting he pain you know donald trump jr meeting with somebody who was connected in some way and this is one more length that's carol lennick who covers the federal government for the washington post carol thank you you pat you are listening to me morning edition from npr news and just ahead afghan president ashraf ghani says he welcomes the decision from the white house to send more us troops to his country it's emotional increase of troops that it's a maximisation of all instruments of us pilot coming up more on why ghani says the strategy makes sense stay with us mm well we've got nothing to complain about whether wise for the next few days partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid '80s mostly sunny tomorrow with highs around eighty and then looking ahead to the weekend mostly sunny on saturday with highs in the lower 80s and fully sunny on sunday with highs in the mid '80s right now it's 73 degrees in new york city and you're listening to wnyc on saturdays wnyc is all about the stories stories about the day's news i'm not just going to willy nilly make generalizations the entire who people based on my feelings on stories that transport on the bus to school there was this she will be there saviours of lows in the book named generally and that was usually what i would do the news you want the break you need saturdays on 939 fm w.

carol lennick president white house donald trump official washington npr ashraf ghani new york 73 degrees