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    Governance

    $3.6m TV trucks still under tarps in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The State Department is funding a contractor $3.6 million for three mobile television trucks that cost a lot more than expected and were delivered two years behind schedule, a US federal watchdog said on Friday.



    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.



    Culture

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.