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    Dunford calls for keeping Pakistan engaged

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Gen Joseph Dunford, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has called for continued engagement with Pakistan as the only option to seek its help in resolving the Afghan crisis, even as he told American lawmakers after 2104 Washington could reframe its relationship with Islamabad.


    Pentagon concerned at increasing terror attacks

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon has expressed its concern over a sudden increase in terror attacks in Afghanistan, but exuded confidence in Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) taking on terrorist organisations in the country.


    Dunford: Didn't seek complete pullout

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan on Thursday told lawmakers that military leaders had not sought complete withdrawal of American forces from the country by 2017, as announced by President Barack Obama.


    Obama hopeful of peaceful power transition

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): As the Independent Election Commission (IEC) began the process to audit ballots following an agreement between the presidential candidates, US President Barack Obama hoped the process would result in peaceful transition of power in Afghanistan.


    AAF may not need all C130s: SIGAR

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Afghan Air Force (AAF) may not need all C-130 aircraft provided by the US under a id="mce_marker"00 million-plus deal, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said on Wednesday.

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    UNSC, others denounce deadly Afghan attacks

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The UN Security Council, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the US Embassy have vehemently condemned the terrorist attacks in Paktika and Kabul. They voiced their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other terrorist groups in the country.


    Ghani-Abdullah deal beginning of tough process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The agreement on auditing of ballots between Ashraf Ghani and Dr Abdullah, meditated by Secretary of State, John Kerry, is just the beginning of another arduous process, a senior US official said on Monday.


    Ghani, Abdullah agreement beginning of an arduous process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The agreement on auditing of ballot between the two presidential candidates, Asharf Ghani and Dr Abdullah Abdullah, as meditated by the Secretary of State, John Kerry, is just the beginning of another process that will be very arduous in its own right and is not an end, a senior US official warned Monday.


    Poll candidates urged to rise above divisions

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Welcoming the ballot-auditing agreement reached out between the two presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Dr Abdullah Abdullah, US lawmakers have urged the Afghan leaders to rise above their divisions.

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    Obama invites Afghan-American to Iftaar dinner

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan-American Bassir Caravan on Monday received the rare privilege of being seated with US President Barack Obama at his annual Iftaar dinner at the White House.