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    China urged to help curb cross-border terror

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Young Afghan diplomats -- currently on a training programme organised by the US and China -- have urged Beijing to encourage Pakistan to stop supporting insurgents against Afghanistan.


    Unity govt off to good start, says US envoy

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The national unity government, led by President, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, has got off to a good start, but an enormous amount of work had to be done, a top American diplomat said on Monday.


    US, China discuss stability in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Saturday discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and possible areas of coordination post 2014, a senior State Department official said.


    Afghanistan’s gains stay reversible: Levin

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The gains made by Afghanistan have been impressive, but are reversible, a top American senator said on Wednesday, stressing the need for unity among Afghans.


    5.7m Afghan refugees return in past decade

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): An estimated 5.7 million refugees returned to Afghanistan over the past decade, with most focusing their rehabilitation around Kabul, the World Bank said on Monday.


    Obama, Modi discuss Afghan transition

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, told a New York audience he was against the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, he discussed the current situation with President Barack Obama.


    Pakistan rocket attacks unacceptable: Osmani

    NEW YORK (Pajhwok): Expressing serious concern over Pakistan’s rocket strikes, Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani on Saturday told the United Nations General Assembly continuation of such attacks was unacceptable to Afghanistan.


    Kerry skips Ghani’s inauguration

    NEW YORK (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry is unlikely to attend the inauguration of Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as president, sources told Pajhwok Afghan News.


    Biden, Sharif back sovereign Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States and Pakistan on Friday reaffirmed their support for a sovereign Afghanistan and welcomed the agreement on a unity government between Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah.


    US hopeful about unity govt future

    NEW YORK (Pajhwok): President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah appear to be committed to forgetting campaign differences and working together for the people’s prosperity, a top official of the Obama administration said on Thursday.