KABUL/WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): For the first time after the political transition in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama spoke with his Afghan counterpart Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai over the telephone late on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The World Bank (WB) on Monday projected a dismal 1.5 percent growth rate for Afghanistan for the year 2014, attributing this to the uncertainty over political and security transition in the country.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The delay in signing of the bilateral security agreement (BSA) has no impact on the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, a top American military general based in Kabul said on Thursday.
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.
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.