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    US-supplied weapons missing in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in a report released on Monday said tens of thousands of excessive AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons the Pentagon supplied to Afghan security forces since 2004 have gone missing.



    Culture

    Obama greets Muslims on Eidul Fitr festival

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Greeting Muslims across the globe on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the festival celebrated common values that united humanity and reinforced obligations people of all faiths had towards each other.



    Governance

    Obama stresses acceptance of audit results

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Friday called presidential candidates Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai and Dr. Abdullah to discuss with them the ongoing count of ballots and the need to accept the results. 



    Reconstruction

    AAF may not need all C130s: SIGAR

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Afghan Air Force (AAF) may not need all C-130 aircraft provided by the US under a id="mce_marker"00 million-plus deal, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Dobbins retiring this month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan veteran diplomat James F. Dobbins is leaving government this month and will be succeeded by his deputy, Daniel F. Feldman.



    Governance

    US moves to freeze LeT funding sources

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The US said on Thursday it had named four charity trusts associated with Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) as foreign terrorist organisations to stop the Pakistan-based group from using them for funding its activities.



    Governance

    New Afghan mission test of NATO ability: Kerry

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The US secretary of state has commended NATO’s ability to deal with a variety of security threats, including in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Allies must be ready for follow-on Afghan mission

    BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): US defense secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said NATO’s European allies must dedicate more money to defence spending, “and all are ready to do their part in the follow-on operation in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Exit plan means more focus on Afghan forces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Ambassador James Cunningham on Tuesday said President Barack Obama’s exit plan from Afghanistan did not mean the so-called zero option, but to focus more on building the capacity of Afghan forces.



    Reconstruction

    Baghlan jail being used despite severe damage

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on Tuesday said severe damages had occurred to a State Department funded $11.3 million prison in northern Baghlan province after its construction.