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    Obama to honour American sergeant

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President, Barack Obama would present an award to an American sergeant for his courageous action in Afghanistan in 2007, the White House said Friday.



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    Bathija presents credentials as Afghan envoy

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): New Afghan Ambassador to Canada Sham Lall Bathija on Tuesday presented his letters of credence to Canadian Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony in Rideau Hall, Ottawa.



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    ANSF can’t sustain themselves: Dempsey

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Even as Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) did a commendable job in peaceful conduct of general elections, but they were not ready to sustain themselves over the long term, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Tuesday.



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    Obama offers assistance for landslide victims

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama on Sunday called his Afghan counterpart to express condolences over loss of life in the May 2 landslide in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, the White House said. 



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    Regional connectivity in Asia seen as difficult

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday acknowledged regional connectivity between Central and South Asia was difficult to achieve. But the good part is that countries in the region have started an initiative in this regard.



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    Al Qaeda has safe havens in region: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Although Al Qaeda’s core in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been seriously degraded, its global leadership continued to operate from its safe haven in the region, a US report on counterterrorism said on Wednesday.



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    ANSF cohesive despite casualties: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) remain cohesive and confident despite significant casualties, demonstrating tactical superiority over insurgents and maintaining consistent control over populated areas, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.



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    Ukraine won’t affect ANSF chopper deal: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The ongoing spat with Russia on Ukraine, which has triggered US sanctions against Moscow, will not have any impact on the purchase of M-17 helicopters for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Pentagon said on Tuesday.



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    Hagel lauds British soldiers’ contribution

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday offered his deepest condolences to the families of the five British service members who lost their lives in Afghanistan on Saturday.



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    Dunford to receive top military award

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): General Joseph Dunford, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, would receive the Distinguished Military Leadership award from the prestigious Atlantic Council this week, along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.