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    Campbell all praise for Afghan forces

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A top American general, nominated by President Obama to head US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has reposed his full confidence in the strength and capabilities of Afghan national security forces.


    Power-sharing essential for unity: Dobbins

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins has said some degree of patronage allocation and power-sharing is going to be essential for a new Afghan government to be formed.


    Rasmussen wants security pacts signed by Sept.

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed the current situation in Afghanistan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during a meeting at the White House.


    Talk out issues, Obama asks Ghani, Abdullah

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday phoned the leading presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, stressing the need for political dialogue -- a message he delivered to Dr Abdullah during a previous call.


    Obama warns against extra-constitutional steps

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Urging calm and dialogue, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called presidential candidate Dr Abdullah Abdullah and cautioned him that any extra-constitutional measures would cost Afghanistan America’s financial and security assistance.


    Avoid provocative actions, US urges candidates

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has urged the presidential candidates to cooperate fully with officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and refrain from provocative actions or statements.


    Kerry concerned at Balkh governor’s remarks

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok):  US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday expressed grave concern over reports of protests in Afghanistan and suggestions of a parallel government, saying there was no justifiable recourse to violence.


    Feldman to replace Dobbins, confirms Kerry

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Daniel Feldman would replace James Dobbins as the Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday, announcing that the veteran diplomat was leaving the top diplomatic position.


    US, India share interest in Afghanistan: McCain

    WASHINGTON (PAJHWOK): Noting that the United States and India have common interest in Afghanistan, a top Republican Senator, John McCain, has said that the decision of the US President Barack Obama to pull out American troops from this country has security implications on both the US and India.


    Kerry urges Karzai to address candidates’ concerns

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry called President Hamid Karzai and urged him to address concerns of rival presidential candidates, following allegations of fraud that could trigger instability.