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    No change in troop drawdown strategy: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama reserves the right to make adjustment to his Afghan policy, a senior White House official said on Friday, ruling out any change to the post-2014 troop drawdown strategy.



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    NATO Summit to discuss post 2014 scenario

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Amid uncertainty that who would represent Afghanistan at next week’s NATO Summit in Wales, the post-2014 scenario in the war-torn country and the current situation in Ukraine would dominate the proceedings of the important session.



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    Candidates to accept results, hopes US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Asserting that it will be premature to draw conclusions from the vote audit, the United States on Wednesday hoped the two presidential candidates would accept its outcome.



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    Afghan leaders need hard compromise: Obama

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Amidst a lingering dispute over the auditing of votes, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the leaders of Afghanistan needed to make hard compromise for the sake of their country's future and security.



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    Campbell leadership comes at defining moment: Hagel

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): As General John Campbell assumes command of International Assistance Security Force (ISAF), US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday said his leadership came at a defining moment in Afghanistan.



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    US doubles reward for Siraj Haqqani to $10m

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US on Wednesday announced doubling its rewards on Sirajuddin Haqqani to $10 million for information leading to his arrest.



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    White House regrets action against reporter

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Wednesday asked Afghanistan to reverse its decision to expel The New York Times (NYT) reporter, Matthew Rosenberg, calling the action a significant step backward for the freedom of the press in the country.



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    US reward for Siraj Haqqani doubled to id="mce_marker"0m

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US on Wednesday announced to double its rewards money on Sirajuddin Haqqani to $ 10 million for information leading to his arrest.



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    Extraconstitutional actions to impact aid: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday warned against extra-constitutional actions by any stakeholders in Afghanistan, saying such a move will have an impact on financial and security support.



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    Kabul urged to lift travel ban on NYT reporter

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