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    Governance

    US slaps sanctions on Taliban financing network

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A Pakistan-based Taliban commander, along with four leaders of a Balochistan hawala network, has been designated as global terrorists by the US because of their terrorist activities inside Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Pentagon violates law in prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon violated federal law by not providing necessary notifications to relevant Congressional committees about the exchange of five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this year, an official report said.



    Governance

    Kerry vows close cooperation with next govt

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States is looking forward to close cooperation with the next government to further deepen the bilateral friendship, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. &



    Security and Crime

    American general killed in Kabul attack

    KABUL/WAHSHINGTON (Pajhwok): Condemning the terrorist attack that killed a US general in Kabul, the White House on Tuesday called the a painful reminder of the service and sacrifice made by Americans in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    US welcomes vote audit resumption

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Thursday welcomed the announcement that the vote audit process would be resumed on Saturday, saying the immense undertaking required hard work and commitment from many people involved.



    Culture

    Obama greets Muslims on Eidul Fitr festival

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Greeting Muslims across the globe on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the festival celebrated common values that united humanity and reinforced obligations people of all faiths had towards each other.



    WASHINGTON, Jul 16, 2014: The US President, Barack Obama, addressing a news conference at the White House in Washington.
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    Governance

    White House to work with new president

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Congratulating the people of Afghanistan on the successful second round of presidential elections, the White House on Saturday said it was looking forward to working with next government.



    Governance

    Taliban trade US soldier for 5 Gitmo detainees

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan was freed on Saturday in exchange for the release of five Taliban prisoners from the US-run Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba.