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    My award belongs to Afghan women: Oryakhil

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The prestigious International Women of Courage Award winner, Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil, a prominent leader in the field of maternal health, on Tuesday dedicated the honour to the women of Afghanistan.


    Oryakhil selected for World Courage Award

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok):  Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil, a prominent leader in the field of maternal health, has been selected for prestigious International Women of the Courage Award by the US.  


    Ukraine crisis: US position on Afghanistan unaffected

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The developments in Ukraine have not changed the US position on a post-2014 presence in Afghanistan, the White House said on Monday.


    Zero option: Dobbins warns of widespread chaos

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins warned on Friday of widespread violence and rapid political disintegration in Afghanistan if the US and NATO opted to a full withdrawal.


    White House again hints at total withdrawal

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States is open to signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), the White House said Tuesday, cautioning that a delay would enhance chances of a complete pullout from Afghanistan.     


    Complete pullout an option, Obama tells Karzai

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai to inform him that Washington was moving ahead with additional contingency planning in Afghanistan after 2014.


    Congressman: Don't pin high hopes on Karzai

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The people of Afghanistan have been amazing allies of the United States, but the same could not be said about President Hamid Karzai, a top American lawmaker said on Monday.


    Security environment to be more challenging after 2014

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The security environment in Afghanistan would become more challenging and the Taliban insurgency emerge a greater threat to stability after the drawdown of most international forces in 2014, a report said on Thursday.  

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    Americans warned against travel to Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday urged its citizens not to travel to Afghanistan, saying the current situation in the war-torn country remained dangerous.

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    US soldier confesses to fuel theft in Khost

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A US army sergeant on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges of fuel theft on a military base in southern Khost province, the Justice Department said.