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    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.

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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.