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    US welcomes better Afghan-Pak ties prospect

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has welcomed the prospect of better bilateral ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan following the Pakistan Army Chief’s visit to Kabul this week.



    Governance

    BSA a setback for Taliban: US commander

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Highly capable and increasingly professional, Afghan forces are winning the war against the Taliban, a top American commander based in Kabul said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    US studying impact of delay in BSA signing

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States is looking at the impact on preparedness of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) due to delay in signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), a top American general in Kabul said.



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    Af-Pak mistrust challenge to stability: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Expressing concern at border incidents including artillery shelling and increased rhetoric from leaders of the two countries, the Pentagon has told US Congress relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan pose a significant challenge to regional stability.



    Governance

    Convergence of interest with China on Afghanistan: 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.



    Governance

    New administration asked to address graft

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A top American Senator on Monday said the new Afghan government had an obligation to address corruption and use the US taxpayer resources responsibly.



    Governance

    Feldman, Aziz discuss regional stability

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): America’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dan Feldman has arrived in Islamabad for talks with top Pakistani officials on bilateral and regional issues.



    Governance

    China urged to help curb cross-border terror

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Young Afghan diplomats -- currently on a training programme organised by the US and China -- have urged Beijing to encourage Pakistan to stop supporting insurgents against Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Unity govt off to good start, says US envoy

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The national unity government, led by President, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, has got off to a good start, but an enormous amount of work had to be done, a top American diplomat said on Monday.



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    US, China discuss stability in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Saturday discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and possible areas of coordination post 2014, a senior State Department official said.