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    Lashkar-i-Taiba behind Herat attack: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday said Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was s responsible for the May 23 terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat.


    Waziristan offensive a serious concern: Tanin

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The ongoing operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region has resulted in displacement of thousands of families, a serious concern for Afghanistan, the country’s diplomat said on Wednesday.


    Dobbins in Kabul to seek support for poll process

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): America’s Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to meet key Afghan and international stakeholders to support the electoral process.


    Pentagon promises strong partnership with Kabul

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work has reiterated America’s strong partnership with Afghanistan, the Pentagon said at the conclusion of his three-day trip to the country on Tuesday.


    Campbell named next US commander in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): President Barack Obama has nominated Gen John Campbell as his next commander of NATO and American troops in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday.


    White House for fair adjudication of fraud cases

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Amidst allegations of large-scale electoral fraud by presidential runner Dr Abdullah, the White House on Monday called for an impartial review and adjudication of all rigging claims.


    Abdullah asked to observe vote count

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A prominent American lawmaker on Monday urged Dr Abdullah Abdullah to observe established electoral procedures following the June 14 election between him and Dr. Ashraf Ghani.


    Don’t penalise trafficking victims, Kabul urged

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghanistan is a source, transit and destination country for men, women and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.


    US eyeing stable Afghanistan before pullout

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States wants to leave behind a stable, self-governing and self-securing Afghanistan, the Obama administration said on Friday.


    Congressional panel OKs $1.9b for Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A key congressional committee has approved $1.9 billion for the State Department and USAID operations in Afghanistan. Of the amount, $961.4 million will be spent on assistance programmes.