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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Afghanistan’s gains stay reversible: Levin

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The gains made by Afghanistan have been impressive, but are reversible, a top American senator said on Wednesday, stressing the need for unity among Afghans.


    5.7m Afghan refugees return in past decade

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): An estimated 5.7 million refugees returned to Afghanistan over the past decade, with most focusing their rehabilitation around Kabul, the World Bank said on Monday.


    Obama, Modi discuss Afghan transition

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, told a New York audience he was against the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, he discussed the current situation with President Barack Obama.


    Pakistan rocket attacks unacceptable: Osmani

    NEW YORK (Pajhwok): Expressing serious concern over Pakistan’s rocket strikes, Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani on Saturday told the United Nations General Assembly continuation of such attacks was unacceptable to Afghanistan.