WASHINGTON (PAN): The Obama administration on Thursday refuted President Hamid Karzai’s remarks on America’s demand for nine military bases in Afghanistan, saying it had no intention to have a permanent presence in the South Asian country.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US Secretary of State John Kerry would discuss the current situation in Afghanistan and the post-2014 transition with leaders of Russia and Italy during his trip to Moscow and Rome this week, his spokesperson said Monday.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday announced the appointment of veteran diplomat James Dobbins as new Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, replacing Marc Grossman.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Britain promised on Thursday it would not abandon Afghan interpreters with its military but the Afghan government would like to see as many of these people as possible making their future in their country.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and his British counterpart Philip Hammond on Thursday said their mission in Afghanistan was on track, reiterating their commitment to building strong and effective Afghan security forces.