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    US links troop presence beyond 2014 to BSA

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): There is a possibility of US troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014 only if the bilateral security agreement (BSA) is signed, the White House said Monday.


    Zakhilwal signs $255m projects with WB

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal on Friday signed with the World Bank (WB) four projects worth $255.5 million, which once implemented, would play a significant role in Afghanistan's development.


    Vote was a referendum against Taliban: Zakhilwal

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The successful conduct of last weekend's presidential elections and the massive turnout despite Taliban's threat proved global skeptics as wrong, the finance minister said Friday.

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    Economic growth rate may fall to 3.2pc

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Projecting a drop in Afghanistan’s growth rate to 3.2 percent this year, the World Bank on Wednesday expected the country’s economy would recover around five percent in 2015 and 2016.


    US eyeing cordial ties with Karzai successor

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Amidst tallying of votes after the presidential elections, the White House on Monday said it was looking forward to having a productive relationship with the successor of President Hamid Karzai.


    Polls a step forward in power transfer: Ban

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The UN secretary-general on Sunday congratulated Afghans for the successful conduct of elections, noting the polls marked an important step forward in first democratic transition of power in the country.


    World hails Afghan vote as historic

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US-led international community on Saturday greeted Afghans on the historic elections, promising continued partnership with the new government on the basis of mutual respect.

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    UNSC wants stakeholders to be patient

    WASHINGTON (PAN): With the vote count underway, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Saturday urged all stakeholders to exercise patience and respect electoral institutions.


    Polls vital moment after long sacrifice: Kerry

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The April 5 presidential elections, which would see the first peaceful transition of power post 9/11, is a pivotal moment for Afghanistan after over a decade of sacrifice, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.


    Afghans better prepared to detect fraud: US

    SAN FRANCISCO (Pajhwok): Afghans are better prepared to detect election fraud now than they were in the 2009 presidential elections, the United States said on Tuesday.