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    No change in troop level post 2014: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon on Tuesday ruled out any change in US troop level of 9,800 in post-2014 Afghanistan as determined by President Obama earlier, but said that talks with NATO partners were underway in this regard.


    UN Security Council condemns Paktika attack

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the terrorist attack in Paktika reiterating that no terrorist act can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in the country.


    'Afghan forces may get combat enabler support'

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama has newly decided that American troops “may provide combat enabler support” to Afghan forces post-2014 in limited circumstances to prevent detrimental strategic effects on them.


    Afghanistan dominates Gen Sharif US visit

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The current situation in Afghanistan, post 2014 and the recent improvements in Af-Pak relationship dominated the discussions that the visiting Pakistani Army Chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, has had with the top American leadership – both civilian and the military.


    UN resolution applauds transfer of power

    Washington (Pajhwok): The UN General Assembly has passed a unanimous resolution applauding the peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan and establishment of the unity government after general elections earlier this year.


    US welcomes TAPI project commitment

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Welcoming the establishment of TAPI Ltd, the United States on Wednesday favoured a successful completion of the ambitious gas transportation project from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.


    ‘US needs sustained aid to Afghanistan’

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States needs to sustain its financial and security assistance to Afghanistan to ensure lasting peace and stability in the war-torn country, a President Obama confident has said.


    Haqqanis threat to regional security, US reminds Pakistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US on Wednesday reminded Pakistan that the Haqqani network was as much a threat to regional security as any other terrorist group.


    Nearly $420m worth of equipment lost in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Army equipment and supplies in Afghanistan worth hundreds of millions of dollars have been lost or are unaccounted for, a report has said.


    US welcomes better Afghan-Pak ties prospect

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has welcomed the prospect of better bilateral ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan following the Pakistan Army Chief’s visit to Kabul this week.