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    A moment of great statesmanship: Kerry

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday hailed president-elect Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and runner-up Dr Abdullah, for their statesmanship after the two signed an agreement on a unity government.



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    Unity govt best option, Kubis tells UNSC

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The current impasse over results from presidential elections has deepened the political crisis in Afghanistan, taking a heavy political, security and economic toll, a UN diplomat told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday.



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    Obama to talk Afghanistan with world leaders

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The current situation in Afghanistan would be one of the major topics for discussion when US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry meet world leaders in New York next week.



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    Opium cultivation up for 3rd year in a row

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Monday urged countries of the region, including Iran, Pakistan, India and China, to support Afghanistan’s counter narcotics efforts.



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    White House wants unity govt vow honoured

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Friday urged presidential candidates Dr Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to honour their commitment to the national unity government, which it argued was in the best interest of Afghanistan.



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    Honour unity got pledge, UN tells candidates

    WASHINGTON (PAN): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and Dr Abdullah Abdullah to abide by their pledge to form a unity government.



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    Focus on Afghanistan undiluted: State Dept

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Obama administration on Wednesday said there had been no diversion or dilution of its attention on Afghanistan in the wake of the US launching an offensive against the ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria.



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    Haqqani network threat to Afghan stability: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pakistan-based Haqqani network posed a serious threat to peace and stability in Afghanistan post 2014, a top American counter-terrorism official told lawmakers on Wednesday.



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    Obama under fire for Taliban prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives on Tuesday condemned President Barack Obama for swapping five Taliban prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying them.



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    Hagel, Bismillah discusses election audit process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, met his Afghan counterpart, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi to discuss progress in the election audit process, as well as the security situation in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.