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    Afghan forces to receive $5.1b in annual aid

    WALES (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Thursday said the international community had increased by one billion dollars from $4.1 billion to $5.1 billion in annual aid to Afghanistan.


    NATO leaders agree to fund Afghan forces

    WALES (Pajhwok): NATO leaders on Thursday agreed to fund Afghan security forces until the end of 2017 but warned Afghan leaders that the time was short to sign security arrangements so they could install a non-combat force to train and support the Afghan forces.


    Doing everything to facilitate Afghan transition: Hagel

    WALES, WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said the United States and its NATO partners were doing everything to facilitate a peaceful transition in Afghanistan.


    Ready to play our part: Rasmussen

    WALES (Pajhwok): NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday said their mission in Afghanistan was not over yet and Afghanistan still needed international support and the alliance was ready to play its part.


    Afghan army official seeks asylum in UK

    WALES (Pajhwok): A senior Afghan military official, who accompanied Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi to attend a NATO summit in Wales, has reportedly applied for asylum in the Britain.


    Rasmussen upbeat about Afghan security pacts

    WALES (Pajhwok): NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday said they would open a new chapter in the alliance’s relationship with Afghanistan after completing its mission by the end of this year.


    NATO summit begins in Wales

    WALES (Pajhwok): A two-day NATO summit began on Thursday in Wales, the United Kingdom, amid expectations by the Afghans that the alliance would renew its long-term cooperation and assistance with Afghanistan currently paralysed by a months-long election deadlock.


    NATO prepares new chapter in ties with Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO Secretary General has said that the alliance will prepare a new chapter in its relationship with Afghanistan, as its combat mission draws to a close.