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    US praises India’s Afghan development efforts

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday praised India’s developmental activities in Afghanistan as part of New Delhi’s commitment to regional stability.



    Governance

    Obama stresses acceptance of audit results

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Friday called presidential candidates Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and Dr. Abdullah to discuss with them the ongoing count of ballots and the need to accept the results. 



    Governance

    Campbell confirmed as ISAF commander

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US Senate on Thursday confirmed General John F Campbell as commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.



    Business & Economics

    US honours ADB for key Afghan rail project

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received a US Department of Treasury award for a pioneering rail project in Afghanistan, which is providing a cross-border trade link crucial to the country's post-conflict economy.



    Governance

    US satisfied with progress in vote audit

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States expressed “broad satisfaction” with the progress made in ballot auditing, saying that given the complexity and unprecedented scope of the effort, it was not surprising that issues arose during the process.       



    Governance

    US for global firm to take forward TAPI project

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has urged Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to engage an international energy company to take forward the ambitious TAPI gas pipeline project that has the potential to transform the entire region.



    Governance

    US hopes for govt of national unity in Kabul

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Heartened by several meetings between presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai since the agreement on an audit of ballots, the US hoped the election results would lead to the creation of a national unity government.



    Governance

    Dunford calls for keeping Pakistan engaged

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Gen Joseph Dunford, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has called for continued engagement with Pakistan as the only option to seek its help in resolving the Afghan crisis, even as he told American lawmakers after 2104 Washington could reframe its relationship with Islamabad.



    Governance

    Pentagon concerned at increasing terror attacks

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon has expressed its concern over a sudden increase in terror attacks in Afghanistan, but exuded confidence in Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) taking on terrorist organisations in the country.



    Governance

    Dunford: Didn't seek complete pullout

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan on Thursday told lawmakers that military leaders had not sought complete withdrawal of American forces from the country by 2017, as announced by President Barack Obama.