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    No extra military gear for Pakistan: State Dept

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Addressing concerns of the Karzai government, the Obama administration on Monday ruled out transferring the leftover military hardware from Afghanistan to Pakistan.


    Candidates duty-bound to prevent fraud: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Monday said that candidates running for Afghanistan’s presidency had an important responsibility to prevent fraud in Saturday’s presidential vote.     


    White House hopes for peaceful, inclusive polls

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Days ahead of the presidential elections, the White House on Monday hoped the milestone event would be peaceful and inclusive, and broadly acceptable to the Afghan people.


    Hagel, Hammond discuss Afghan situation

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his British counterpart Philip Hammond discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, including the upcoming presidential elections.


    Karzai's comment on Crimea unhelpful: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The Pentagon on Monday took strong exception to the President Hamid Karzai's recent remarks in support of Russia's annexation of Crimea, a former Ukrainian province.


    Kerry, Sharif stress stable Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Reiterating support for a non-interference policy, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday reaffirmed a stable, independent and unifie


    US supports stable, prosperous Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The Obama administration on Friday condemned as barbaric the attack in Kabul resulting in death of nine people, including eminent Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmad, women and children.


    US may be paying salaries of ghost police: SIGAR

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has expressed concern the US may be unwittingly helping to fund the salaries of non-existent members of the Afghan Police (ANP).


    No change in Kabul’s stance on BSA: Tanin

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador to the United Nations, Zahir Tanin, on Tuesday categorically refuted reports of any change in his country’s stand on the bilateral security agreement or differences with President Hamid Karzai on the issue.


    Regional cooperation vital to peace: Tanin

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Protecting the rights of all citizens remains a fundamental priority for the government in Kabul, the Afghan ambassador to the United Nations told the UN Security Council on Monday.