WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon has proposed that 10,000 US troops stay in Afghanistan post-2014, or no troops by 2016 when President Obama leaves office, but the White House said no decision has been taken in this regard as yet.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Joining the international community in condemning the Taliban's attack on a restaurant in Kabul, the White House on Saturday urged the Taliban to put down arms and begin peace talks.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US president Barack Obama has signed an executive order to create a temporary organisation named “Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategic Partnership Office” aimed at promoting further security and stabilisation in the two South Asian states.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Afghan peace process and often tense relations between Kabul and Islamabad are expected to figure high when US Secretary of State John Kerry will host Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz in Washington later this month.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The international community, including the US and the United Nations, strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack that killed 21 people, including foreigners and Afghans, at a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Thursday urged President Karzai government to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) as soon as possible, arguing the delay is negatively affecting US and its allies’ confidence in the region.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): As the World Bank (WB) projects a sharp decline in Afghanistan economic growth rate in 2013, the US says it is working with the international community to seek sustained assistance to keep the the impoverished country's economy on track post 2014.
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Thursday supported British Prime Minister David Cameron’s efforts to hold talks with Afghan and Pakistani leaders on establishing peace and stability in the region.