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    UNSC backs agreement to train Afghan forces

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday stoutly supported the new agreement for NATO to advise, train, and assist Afghan security forces after its combat operations end on Dec 31, media reports Saturday.


    Above 11000 Afghans issued US immigrant visas

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has issued more than 7,900 special immigrant visas to Afghans who risked their lives working for American forces in Afghanistan.


    US hails prospect of improved Afghan-Pak ties

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Friday welcomed the prospect of improved co-operation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, calling President Ashraf Ghani’s trip to Islamabad as important in this regard.

    Business & Economics

    Annual US-Afghan business conference in Dec

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The three-day 10th annual US-Afghan business match-making conference would begin here from December 9, its organisers said on Monday.


    Convergence of interest with China: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Describing Afghanistan as a positive part of the US-China relationship, Obama administration officials on Thursday said there had been increasing convergence of interest between the two countries on the issue. 


    Ahmadzai, Abdullah invited to White House

    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.


    CASA-1000: Kabul, Islamabad agree on transit fee

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan signed an agreement on electricity transit fees as part of the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project, known as CASA-1000.

    Business & Economics

    EU to give Afghanistan 1.4b euros in grant

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) on Friday announced 1.4 billion euros in grant for Afghanistan to help the war-torn country boost development efforts post-2014.

    Business & Economics

    A gloomy Afghan growth projected

    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.


    Obama greets Muslims on Hajj, Eidul Adha

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US president Barack Obama on Friday congratulated Muslims over the performance of this year’s sacred Hajj pilgrimage and sent them best wishes for celebrating Eidul Adha.