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    US warns against extra constitutional actions

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States warned against any extra-constitutional actions by any stake holders in Afghanistan, asserting that such a move would have an impact on financial and security support of the US.


    Afghanistan urged to lift travel ban on NYT reporter

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States urged the government of Afghanistan to lift the travel ban on a reporter from The New York Times.


    Obama signs bill allowing visas for Afghans

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authorising an additional 1,000 Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for the Afghan Nationals, the White House said.


    White House hails deal on national unity govt

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Friday welcomed the agreement on “unity government” between the presidential candidates; Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr Abdullah Abdullah.


    Afghan strategy unchanged: White House

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Thursday ruled out any change in its Afghan strategy as announced by President Barack Obama in May, hailing it as a sound approach that reflected the best interest of the people of Afghanistan.


    Kerry in Kabul to shore up electoral deal

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barrack Obama's pointman on Afghanistan, arrived in Kabul on Thursday evening to help resolve issues related to the presidential election, a well-placed source said.


    Progress made in Afghanistan: White House

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has made significant progress in the war against terror in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban government in late 2001, the White House said on Tuesday.


    Odierno renews commitment to Afghan mission

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Expressing grief over the killing of Maj. Gen. Harold J Greene, US Army Chief General Ray Odierno on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of the American armed forces toward the mission in Afghanistan.


    Afghanistan still dangerous: US lawmakers

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Condemning the killing of Maj. Gen. Harold J Greene in an attack on a military university in Kabul, top American lawmakers on Tuesday said Afghanistan remained a dangerous place.


    White House pleased with vote audit process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Pleased that presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai remain engaged in the audit of ballots, the White House said on Monday it was important for the Afghans to have confidence in their electoral institutions.