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    US doubles reward for Siraj Haqqani to $10m

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US on Wednesday announced doubling its rewards on Sirajuddin Haqqani to $10 million for information leading to his arrest.



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    White House regrets action against reporter

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Wednesday asked Afghanistan to reverse its decision to expel The New York Times (NYT) reporter, Matthew Rosenberg, calling the action a significant step backward for the freedom of the press in the country.



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    US reward for Siraj Haqqani doubled to id="mce_marker"0m

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US on Wednesday announced to double its rewards money on Sirajuddin Haqqani to $ 10 million for information leading to his arrest.



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    Extraconstitutional actions to impact aid: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday warned against extra-constitutional actions by any stakeholders in Afghanistan, saying such a move will have an impact on financial and security support.



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    Kabul urged to lift travel ban on NYT reporter

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday urged the government of Afghanistan to lift a travel ban on a reporter from The New York Times.



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    Obama signs bill allowing visas for Afghans

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authorising an additional 1,000 Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for the Afghan Nationals, the White House said.



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    White House hails deal on national unity govt

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Friday welcomed the agreement on “unity government” between the presidential candidates; Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr Abdullah Abdullah.



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    Afghan strategy unchanged: White House

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Thursday ruled out any change in its Afghan strategy as announced by President Barack Obama in May, hailing it as a sound approach that reflected the best interest of the people of Afghanistan.



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    Kerry in Kabul to shore up electoral deal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barrack Obama's pointman on Afghanistan, arrived in Kabul on Thursday evening to help resolve issues related to the presidential election, a well-placed source said.



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    Progress made in Afghanistan: White House

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has made significant progress in the war against terror in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban government in late 2001, the White House said on Tuesday.