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    Governance

    5.7m Afghan refugees return in past decade

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): An estimated 5.7 million refugees returned to Afghanistan over the past decade, with most focusing their rehabilitation around Kabul, the World Bank said on Monday.



    Governance

    Obama, Modi discuss Afghan transition

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, told a New York audience he was against the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, he discussed the current situation with President Barack Obama.



    Governance

    Pakistan rocket attacks unacceptable: Osmani

    NEW YORK (Pajhwok): Expressing serious concern over Pakistan’s rocket strikes, Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani on Saturday told the United Nations General Assembly continuation of such attacks was unacceptable to Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Kerry skips Ghani’s inauguration

    NEW YORK (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry is unlikely to attend the inauguration of Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as president, sources told Pajhwok Afghan News.



    Governance

    Biden, Sharif back sovereign Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States and Pakistan on Friday reaffirmed their support for a sovereign Afghanistan and welcomed the agreement on a unity government between Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah.



    Governance

    US hopeful about unity govt future

    NEW YORK (Pajhwok): President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah appear to be committed to forgetting campaign differences and working together for the people’s prosperity, a top official of the Obama administration said on Thursday.



    Governance

    US expects BSA signing within days

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States expects that the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) will be signed by president-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai in a matter of days after being sworn in next week.



    Misc

    Shah Rukh Khan gifts bike to Afghan American

    WASHINGTON (PAN): For Najira, an Afghan American and her husband Jimmy Sunday night would remain etched on their memory as a memorable time in their life.



    Governance

    Obama, Ban promise support to president-elect

    WASHINGTON, KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Sunday called president-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and CEO-designate Dr Abdullah Abdullah on reaching an agreement on a unity government, the White House said.



    Governance

    A moment of great statesmanship: Kerry

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday hailed president-elect Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and runner-up Dr Abdullah, for their statesmanship after the two signed an agreement on a unity government.