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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.