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    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.


    US satisfied with progress in vote audit

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States expressed “broad satisfaction” with the progress made in ballot auditing, saying that given the complexity and unprecedented scope of the effort, it was not surprising that issues arose during the process.       


    US for global firm to take forward TAPI project

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has urged Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to engage an international energy company to take forward the ambitious TAPI gas pipeline project that has the potential to transform the entire region.


    US hopes for govt of national unity in Kabul

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Heartened by several meetings between presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai since the agreement on an audit of ballots, the US hoped the election results would lead to the creation of a national unity government.


    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.