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    US diplomat arrives in Kabul for talks

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A top American diplomat is visiting Kabul to discuss with his Afghan counterparts issues related to counter-narcotics measures and the criminal justice system.



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    US diplomat arrives in Kabul for talks

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A top American diplomat is visiting Kabul to discuss with his Afghan counterparts issues related to counter-narcotics measures and the criminal justice system.



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    No direct contact with Taliban after Doha: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has had no direct contact with the Taliban after the collapse of the Doha round of talks last year, a senior official said on Friday, acknowledging there has been no substantial progress.



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    Afghanistan: US, Pakistan on same page

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Ahead of the important US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue next week, the Obama administration on Friday said both Washington and Islamabad are on the same page on Afghanistan and promised it would continue to work toward pushing constructive ties between the South Asian neighbours.



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    US says eyeing sustained aid for Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Strongly refuting reports of a drastic reduction in aid, the Obama Administration Thursday said it will seek sustained level of economic and civilian assistance for Afghanistan, which would be at or near the level of the past one decade.



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    No troops post-2014 absent a signed BSA: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): There would be no US troops or that of the NATO countries in Afghanistan without a bilateral security agreement (BSA), the White House said Thursday, renewing its call on President Karzai to sign the deal as soon as possible.



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    Afghan forces overmatch summer fight: general

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A senior US military commander in Afghanistan on Thursday said the Taliban lost the last fighting season against Afghan forces and were on the “edge of strategic defeat.”



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    No decision yet on troop numbers: White House

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama has not made a decision on the final troop numbers in post-2014 Afghanistan as consultations on the issue continued, the White House said on Wednesday. 



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    Pentagon eyes 10,000 troops or none post-2014

    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.



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    Lay down arms and begin peace talks, US tells Taliban

    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.