An armed memer of the Afghan security mans a check point in Kabul, Afghanistan today  as part of intensified measures in the capital as president-elect Ashraf Ghani is sworn in. Photograph: EPA

Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade today, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the (...)

Afghanistan’s accord

The agreement reached in Afghanistan to appoint Ashraf Ghani as president and his rival Abdullah Abdullah chief executive of the government rounds off(...)

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani dance on the street yesterday in Kabul after he was named president-elect. Photograph: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

Ashraf Ghani, a former World Bank economist, was officially declared the new president of Afghanistan yesterday, after three months of political dead(...)

Afghan security officials inspect the site of a suicide bomb blast that targeted an intelligence office in Ghazni, Afghanistan, yesterday.  EPA/Naweed Haqjoo

Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, sent a message to Nato leaders saying they will do their utmost to r(...)

Secretary of State John Kerry greets Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah at the American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, yesterday. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Pool via The New York Times

US secretary of state John Kerry began a series of meetings in Kabul yesterday in the hopes of finding a way out of a presidential election crisis tha(...)

Abdullah Abdullah (centre) at a Kabul rally yesterday at which supporters urged him to form his own government. Photograph: Diego Ibarra Sanchez/New York Times

The US threatened yesterday to scrap security and financial support to Afghanistan if a deepening crisis over the disputed presidential election en(...)

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has told thousands of supporters he plans to declare victory as he claimed massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results putting his rival ahead. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has told thousands of supporters he plans to declare victory as he claimed massive fraud was responsib(...)

Ashraf Ghani (centre) who has been announced the winner in Afghanistan’s presidential run-off against former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah. Photograph: Parwiz Sabawoon/EPA

Afghanistan declared former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani the winner of last month’s presidential election run-off on Monday on preliminary results(...)

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced last week he was withdrawing from the election process, accusing incumbent Hamid Karzai and the country’s chief electoral officer a rival candidate rig the vote. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghanistan’s leadership crisis has deepened after one presidential candidate released audio recordings that he said captured a senior election offici(...)

 Afghan voters whose fingers were cut by Taliban militants for casting their ballot, receive medical treatment at a hospital in Herat, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA

Eleven people, including election workers, were killed in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb blew up their bus, the governor of the northern province o(...)