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    Business & Economics

    Microfinance: USAID guarantees $13.5m in loan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday announced id="mce_marker"3.5 million in micro-loan guarantees to three Afghan financial institutions to increase access to credit for local small businesses.


    Obama greets Muslims on Hajj, Eidul Adha

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US president Barack Obama on Friday congratulated Muslims over the performance of this year’s sacred Hajj pilgrimage and sent them best wishes for celebrating Eidul Adha.


    10-member US team attends ceremony

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A 10-member American delegation has arrived in Kabul to attend the inauguration of Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as new president of Afghanistan.


    US hopeful about unity govt future

    NEW YORK (Pajhwok): President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah appear to be committed to forgetting campaign differences and working together for the people’s prosperity, a top official of the Obama administration said on Thursday.


    US expects BSA signing within days

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States expects that the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) will be signed by president-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai in a matter of days after being sworn in next week.

    Security and Crime

    Missing soldiers found near Canadian border

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, who had gone missing from a US military training base in Massachusetts, were found on Monday trying to cross the Canadian border.


    3 ANA soldiers missing Cape Cod base

    KABUL (Pajhwok) Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have gone missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base in the United States, a media report said.


    Dempsey attends ISAF change of command event

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Gen. Martin Dempsey, US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, arrived in Kabul on Monday night to attend the change of American military command in Afghanistan.


    Obama pledges long-term support to Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Congratulating President Hamid Karzai on the 95th Independence Day of Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged continued support to the people of the Afghans and the incoming government.


    Hayden for residual US force in Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Obama administration should not pull out all American troops from Afghanistan, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief has opined.