WORLD UAE says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is in the country

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UAE says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is in the country

AP

22:08, August 18, 2021

The United Arab Emirates says it has accepted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his family for "humanitarian considerations."

In this handout photograph released by the Taliban, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center left, senior Haqqani group leader Anas Haqqani, right, meet in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Photo: AP)

Ghani fled Afghanistan just as the Taliban approached Kabul.

The statement carried by the UAE's state-run WAM news agency on Wednesday did not say where Ghani was in the country.

It quoted the country's Foreign Ministry in a one-sentence statement.

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