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    Governance

    Congress to Kabul: Stop extra-judicial releases

    WASHINGTON (PAN): A Congressional resolution, supported by nine top senators, has urged the administration of President Hamid Karzai to cease the “extra-judicial release” of detainees.



    Governance

    US using all options to get Bergdahl freed

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States is pursuing all available options, including military, intelligence and diplomacy, to have Sergeant Robert Bergdahl released from the Taliban, the White House said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    Detainees' release threat to Afghans: State Department

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The Obama administration and top American lawmakers on Wednesday expressed concern over the planned release of prisoners by the Afghanistan government.



    Governance

    US slaps curbs on Afghan drug trafficker

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions against Jalalabad-based Afghan citizen Lahore Jan for his alleged significant role in international narcotics trafficking.



    Governance

    Karzai won't sign BSA: US spy chief

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), a top US intelligence official on Tuesday told lawmakers, indicating the Obama administration had given up on having the deal signed before the elections.   



    Governance

    Karzai may sign BSA before leaving office

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai is likely to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US before he leaves his office, but after presidential elections, sources said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Planning for post-2014 mission continues: Hagel

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Obama administration continues to plan a post-2014 mission in Afghanistan, despite an impasse over the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday.



    Governance

    Planning for post-2014 mission continues: Hagel

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Obama administration continues to plan a post-2014 mission in Afghanistan, despite an impasse over the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    US slaps curbs on 3 Haqqani leaders

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions against three leaders of the Pakistan-based Haqqani Network and declared them as specially designated global terrorists.



    Governance

    State Dept endorses Afghan peace process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Contrary to the public perception, the United States on Tuesday endorsed peace talks between the Karzai government and the Taliban, saying it had always supported Afghans talking to Afghans to bring peace and stability to their country.