KABUL (PAN): A Britain lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson while expressing optimism that peace could be achieved with the active support of civil society, has said the ongoing improvement in the relationship with Pakistan is crucial to creating the right environment for a sustainable peace.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai exchanged greetings at the memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa, for Nelson Mandela, but they did not discuss the bilateral security agreement (BSA).
WASHINGTON (PAN): Warning that prolonged uncertainty over the bilateral security agreement (BSA) will erode larger international support for Afghanistan, the Obama Administration Tuesday hoped that neighboring countries such as India would persuade President Hamid Karzai to sign the vital security pact.
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said more high and elaborate security arrangements had been put in place for next year’s elections than taken for the 2009 vote in most parts of the country.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Two key Congress committees on Monday reached a deal on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014, approving $6.2 billion for Afghan forces, $1.5 billion less than the budget request.