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    BSA a setback for Taliban: US commander

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Highly capable and increasingly professional, Afghan forces are winning the war against the Taliban, a top American commander based in Kabul said on Wednesday.


    US studying impact of delay in BSA signing

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States is looking at the impact on preparedness of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) due to delay in signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), a top American general in Kabul said.


    Af-Pak mistrust challenge to stability: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Expressing concern at border incidents including artillery shelling and increased rhetoric from leaders of the two countries, the Pentagon has told US Congress relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan pose a significant challenge to regional stability.


    Convergence of interest with China on Afghanistan: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Describing Afghanistan as a positive part of the US-China relationship, Obama administration officials on Thursday said there had been increasing convergence of interest between the two countries on the issue.


    New administration asked to address graft

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A top American Senator on Monday said the new Afghan government had an obligation to address corruption and use the US taxpayer resources responsibly.


    Feldman, Aziz discuss regional stability

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): America’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dan Feldman has arrived in Islamabad for talks with top Pakistani officials on bilateral and regional issues.


    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.