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Calendar-based Afghan exit places US security at risk: McCain

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Feb 04, 2016 - 21:06
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan without taking into account the ground realities would put at risk the security of the United States, a top Republican Senator said Thursday. “I fear that the latest calendar-based...
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Militants enjoy sanctuaries in Pakistan: Gen. Nicholson

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Jan 29, 2016 - 14:01
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Taliban and the Haqqani network continued to enjoy sanctuaries inside Pakistan, posing a major challenge to both American and Afghan forces inside Afghanistan, a top American general told lawmakers on Thursday. “This (safe...
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US insists on Af-Pak joint efferts against Taliban

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Jan 22, 2016 - 12:27
WASHINGON (Pajhwok): The White House on Thursday asked Afghanistan and Pakistan that it was important for both the countries to jointly work for addressing security challenges posed by Taliban.
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Biden, Ghani, Sharif discuss renewed Afghan peace bid

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Jan 21, 2016 - 20:21
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Vice President Joe Biden, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a tri-lateral meeting in Davos and discussed the recent push to jumpstart the Afghan peace talks in Davos, the White House...
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Biden to meet Ghani, Sharif on renewed Afghan peace push

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Jan 21, 2016 - 11:43
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Vice President Joe Biden will meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Davos on Thursday, the White House said. Biden, Ghani and Sharif are currently in Switzerland to attend the...
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US wants to work with Russia for peace in Afghanistan

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Dec 30, 2015 - 12:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): After days of reported contacts between the Taliban and Russia, Washington has said it hopes to find ways of working together with Moscow for peace and stability in Afghanistan. Last week, a Russian foreign ministry spokesperson...
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Bagram attack won’t affect our mission in Afghanistan: US

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Dec 22, 2015 - 11:54
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Obama administration Monday condemned the terrorist attack at the Bagram airport, saying the incident would not affect its counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan. “The United States condemns this cowardly attack on...
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Terrorists won’t find safe havens in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

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Dec 18, 2015 - 19:32
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who arrived at the airbase in eastern Nangarhar province, on Friday said Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups were in search of hideouts in Afghanistan, but they would never be allowed to reach...
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US welcomes Afghanistan’s accession to WTO

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Dec 18, 2015 - 15:12
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday welcomed Afghanistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a major step forward in the Afghan government’s efforts to unlock the country’s economic potential. “We welcome the...
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US to help Pakistan revive Afghan peace talks

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Dec 16, 2015 - 18:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday said it would help Pakistan materialise pledges the country held out about the Afghan peace process during the recent Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process conference in Islamabad.
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2 Afghan Air Force trainees reported missing in US

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Dec 09, 2015 - 09:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Air Force (AAF) students, attending s training course in the Georgia state of America have disappeared, CNN reported on Wednesday. Assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron, the trainees did not report for duty on Monday at...
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US designates Torek Agha as global terrorist

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Oct 20, 2015 - 21:14
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Tuesday designated a senior Taliban leader and Quetta Shura member as a global terrorist and slapped sanctions against him for facilitating external funding and military operations in Afghanistan. “Torek...
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China, US reiterate support for Afghan peace process

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Sep 27, 2015 - 11:23
NEW YORK/KABUL (Pajhwok): China and the United States have reiterated their support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned inclusive peace process and for Kabul’s efforts at advancing reconciliation with Taliban and other armed groups. Leaders of...
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India, US to deepen cooperation on anti-terror fight

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Sep 23, 2015 - 20:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a significant move, India and the United States on Wednesday agreed to deepen cooperation in fighting terrorism and asked Pakistan to bring to justice the 2008 Mumbai attack perpetrators. US Secretary of State John Kerry and...
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UN, US, UK wish Afghans happy Eid, renew pledges

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Sep 23, 2015 - 18:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations and the US on Wednesday wished the Afghans a peaceful and joyful Eidul Adha. “Eid-ul-Adha is a time of peace, which Afghanistan richly deserves,” said Nicholas Haysom Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special...
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Delay in get-Osama operation was a big mistake: Ex-DIA chief

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Sep 12, 2015 - 21:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): A former director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has said the Americans instead of joint intelligence operations should have conducted joint military action in Pakistan against Al Qaeda remnants. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn...
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US concerned over increased violence in Afghanistan

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Aug 18, 2015 - 10:49
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Monday expressed concern over increase in violence in Afghanistan and supported President Ashraf Ghani’s recent effort to address this security challenge in the country.
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US calls for Af-Pak efforts to defeat violent extremists

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Aug 11, 2015 - 10:44
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan need to work together to achieve the shared goals of defeating violent extremists, the United States said on Monday, as it expressed concern over growing tension between the neighbors after a series of terrorist attacks in Kabul.
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US condemns car bomb attack near Kabul airport

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Aug 10, 2015 - 22:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States on Monday strongly condemned a car bomb attack that killed at least five persons and wounded another 16 near the Kabul airport. The car bombing near the entrance to Kabul airport comes days after a series of...
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President, others vehemently denounce Kabul suicide attack

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Aug 07, 2015 - 12:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and others on Friday categorically condemned the suicided attack in Kabul early this morning that left eight persons dead and around 400 wounded.
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