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    Abdullah to forge close links with neighbours

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Leading presidential candidate Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday promised a new spirit of friendship and partnership with Afghanistan's neighbours and global players including the United States, if voted to power in the June 14 presidential elections.


    No change in decisions on Afghanistan: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Obama administration has ruled out any change in its decisions regarding Afghanistan, particularly those related to troop numbers, due to the sudden resurgence of militancy in Iraq.


    Pentagon scraps delivery of patrol boats to ANP

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Pentagon purchased eight patrol boats worth $3 million for the Afghan National Police (ANP), only to cancel their delivery in 2013, an independent American watchdog revealed on Thursday raising questions over the army decision.


    US hopes for signing BSA with new president

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US is very hopeful of signing of bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the new Afghan president, the Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, told lawmakers on Wednesday.


    Afghanistan will depend on foreign aid for years

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): For many years to come, the Afghan government will depend on external assistance from the United States and the international community to meet its budget shortfall, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John Sopko, told lawmakers on Tuesday.


    Bergdahl spent much of his captivity in Pakistan: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last week, had spent much of his five years in captivity in Pakistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and refuted reports that any ransom was paid for his release.


    Ahmadzai gains 3% lead over Abdullah

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The two presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr.


    Too early to pin hope on prisoner swap for peace

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House said Monday it was too early to say if the controversial prisoner swap would pave the way for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, however the move kindled hope for a political reconciliation.


    Feinstein denounces attack on Abdullah

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): By attacking presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, terrorists have attacked the seeds of democracy in Afghanistan which the United States is not going to tolerate, a top American lawmaker said Monday.