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    Governance

    Avoid provocative actions, US urges candidates

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has urged the presidential candidates to cooperate fully with officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and refrain from provocative actions or statements.



    Governance

    Kerry concerned at Balkh governor’s remarks

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok):  US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday expressed grave concern over reports of protests in Afghanistan and suggestions of a parallel government, saying there was no justifiable recourse to violence.



    Governance

    Feldman to replace Dobbins, confirms Kerry

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Daniel Feldman would replace James Dobbins as the Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday, announcing that the veteran diplomat was leaving the top diplomatic position.



    Governance

    US, India share interest in Afghanistan: McCain

    WASHINGTON (PAJHWOK): Noting that the United States and India have common interest in Afghanistan, a top Republican Senator, John McCain, has said that the decision of the US President Barack Obama to pull out American troops from this country has security implications on both the US and India.



    Governance

    Kerry urges Karzai to address candidates’ concerns

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry called President Hamid Karzai and urged him to address concerns of rival presidential candidates, following allegations of fraud that could trigger instability.



    Security and Crime

    Lashkar-i-Taiba behind Herat attack: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday said Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was s responsible for the May 23 terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat.



    Governance

    Waziristan offensive a serious concern: Tanin

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The ongoing operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region has resulted in displacement of thousands of families, a serious concern for Afghanistan, the country’s diplomat said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Dobbins in Kabul to seek support for poll process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): America’s Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to meet key Afghan and international stakeholders to support the electoral process.



    Governance

    Pentagon promises strong partnership with Kabul

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work has reiterated America’s strong partnership with Afghanistan, the Pentagon said at the conclusion of his three-day trip to the country on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Campbell named next US commander in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): President Barack Obama has nominated Gen John Campbell as his next commander of NATO and American troops in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday.