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    Progress made in Afghanistan: White House

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has made significant progress in the war against terror in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban government in late 2001, the White House said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Odierno renews commitment to Afghan mission

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Expressing grief over the killing of Maj. Gen. Harold J Greene, US Army Chief General Ray Odierno on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of the American armed forces toward the mission in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Afghanistan still dangerous: US lawmakers

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Condemning the killing of Maj. Gen. Harold J Greene in an attack on a military university in Kabul, top American lawmakers on Tuesday said Afghanistan remained a dangerous place.



    Governance

    White House pleased with vote audit process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Pleased that presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai remain engaged in the audit of ballots, the White House said on Monday it was important for the Afghans to have confidence in their electoral institutions.



    Governance

    Kerry stresses urgency in accelerating vote audit

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry called both Afghan presidential candidates on Friday to express continued support for the electoral process and a framework agreement for a national unity government agreed during his last visit, an official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    1,000 more special visas to Afghans extended in US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Congress on Friday passed a legislation extending 1,000 more special visas to Afghan citizens who have been working for the United States, an approval immediately welcomed by Secretary of State John Kerry.



    Governance

    US praises India’s Afghan development efforts

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday praised India’s developmental activities in Afghanistan as part of New Delhi’s commitment to regional stability.



    Governance

    Obama stresses acceptance of audit results

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Friday called presidential candidates Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and Dr. Abdullah to discuss with them the ongoing count of ballots and the need to accept the results. 



    Governance

    Campbell confirmed as ISAF commander

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US Senate on Thursday confirmed General John F Campbell as commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.



    Business & Economics

    US honours ADB for key Afghan rail project

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received a US Department of Treasury award for a pioneering rail project in Afghanistan, which is providing a cross-border trade link crucial to the country's post-conflict economy.