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    US now focused on South-Central Asia economies

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Preparing to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by this year’s end, the US is now focused on connecting the economies of South and Central Asia, a top President Obama administration official said Wednesday.


    Republicans in Kabul to push for troops' stay

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading a delegation of Republican lawmakers, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, has been in Kabul since Sunday to underscore their call for US forces to remain and review the April 5 presidential election, Boehner's office said on Monday.

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    US supports trilateral gas pipeline project

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday supported a gas pipeline project involving Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan and the supply of electricity from Central Asia.

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    US has spent $53b funding Afghan forces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States has spent around $53 billion funding the Afghan security forces, in addition to providing the Afghan National Army (ANA) with 160 aircrafts, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.


    Afghans force can secure vote: Gen. Dunford

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Although Afghan forces have made remarkable progress, they still need American support to build and sustain their capabilities, NATO top commander in Kabul told US lawmakers on Wednesday.


    Zero option: Dobbins warns of widespread chaos

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins warned on Friday of widespread violence and rapid political disintegration in Afghanistan if the US and NATO opted to a full withdrawal.


    BSA impasse encourages Taliban, says Dempsey

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The top US military officer on Wednesday depicted a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, saying Kabul’s refusal to sign the security agreement could make the summer fight more difficult this year.


    Dempsey in Afghanistan as US mulls pullout

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid talk of contingency plans for a total military pullout, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman arrived in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the military said.


    Complete pullout an option, Obama tells Karzai

    WASHINGTON (PAN): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai to inform him that Washington was moving ahead with additional contingency planning in Afghanistan after 2014.