WASHINGTON (PAN): The Pentagon on Thursday said it would continue to maintain a strong diplomatic and intelligence relationship with Kabul beyond 2014 when the security transition is scheduled to be complete.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Ahead of a crucial President Hamid Karzai next week's visit to Washington, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telephoned her Qatari counterpart to discuss Afghanistan among other issues, her spokesperson said on Wednesday.
KABUL (PAN): Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Wednesday said the proposed Taliban liaison office in Qatar would not be accepted until the rebels arrived at the negotiation table with the Afghan government.
KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday failed for a second time to settle their differences over the issue of summoning nearly a dozen ministers who spent less than half of development funds last year.
JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani border guards on Wednesday tightened security checks at the Torkham border crossing by intercepting each passenger entering the country from Afghanistan, an Afghan security official said.
KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman on Tuesday rejected as baseless the accusation that President Karzai had attempted to block the release of a report on war criminals compiled by the Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is to leave for the United States next week for talks with his American counterpart, Barack Obama, on the peace process, a proposed security pact and Afghan forces equipment, an official said on Tuesday.