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Boehner warns against arbitrary deadlines in Afghanistan

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Mar 27, 2015 - 11:13
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday warned against any arbitrary deadline for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. A day after, President Ashraf Ghani addressed a joint meeting of the Congress,...
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Commitment to Afghans will endure beyond war: Obama

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Mar 25, 2015 - 00:11
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): American's combat mission might be over, but its long-term commitment to in Afghanistan was not over, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he announced to keep 9,800 troops in the South Asian country. "Our commitment to...
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New Afghan leader more cooperative than Karzai: US

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Mar 22, 2015 - 11:22
WASHINGTON (PAN): The new Afghan Government led by the President, Ashraf Ghani, and CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah, is more co-operative and better than the previous one headed by Hamid Karzai, top Obama administration officials have said. “This is a...
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Red-carpet welcome awaits Ghani, Abdullah in US

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Mar 21, 2015 - 12:15
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A red-carpet welcome awaits President Ashraf Ghani and his Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Abdullah Abdullah in the United States on Sunday, an official said on Saturday. President Barack Obama will host the Afghan leaders for...
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Obama may keep more US troops in Afghanistan

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Mar 20, 2015 - 15:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Scheduled to meet next week, the US and Afghan leaders are likely to confer on a shift in Washington’s troop drawdown plans, an American newspaper reported. Due in Washington on his maiden US visit as president, Ghani has reportedly...
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No decision yet on change in troop levels: White House

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Mar 20, 2015 - 12:29
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama has taken no decision yet on changes the troop levels in Afghanistan or pace of the drawdown, the White House on said Thursday -- days ahead the Afghan leader’s visit. “The president has not made any...
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US hails Pakistan’s plan to outlaw Haqqani network

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Jan 16, 2015 - 14:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Obama administration has welcomed Pakistan’s plan to proscribe the Haqqani network and other militant groups linked to violent extremism.
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Obama, Cameron vow joint efforts to defeat terrorists

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Jan 16, 2015 - 14:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Thursday to work together to defeat the forces of evil that did not even spare innocent schoolchildren.
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US-funded police centre in Wardak crumbling: SIGAR

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Jan 16, 2015 - 12:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): A $500,000 US-funded police training center in central Afghanistan is crumbling because of embarrassing construction flaws, America’s federal investigators said on Thursday.
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US hunt for Omar may go cold after 2014

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Dec 22, 2014 - 11:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): US forces in Afghanistan would not target Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Omar unless they posed a direct threat to America, a Department of Defence official indicated on Sunday.
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Drawdown plan unchanged: White House

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Dec 16, 2014 - 22:48
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Tuesday ruled out any change in its drawdown plan from Afghanistan in the aftermath of the brazen terrorist attack on a Peshawar school.
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USAID plans launching new programmes

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Dec 16, 2014 - 18:29
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to launch three new programmes focused on women’s situation, good governance and municipality services in several provinces.
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McKinley confirmed as new US envoy

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Dec 10, 2014 - 11:39
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States Senate on Tuesday confirmed Peter Michael McKinley as next US ambassador to Afghanistan.
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CIA’s torture of detainees called brutal

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Dec 10, 2014 - 00:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Senate on Tuesday accused the CIA of using brutal but ineffective techniques in interrogating detainees during the Bush administration.
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Anti-Pakistani rallies staged in US, UK

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Dec 08, 2014 - 16:45
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan citizens held anti-Pakistan rallies in the US, Canada and the UK, demanding an immediate halt to Islamabad’s interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.
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Hagel arrives in Kabul on surprise visit

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Dec 06, 2014 - 12:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived on an unannounced trip in Kabul on Saturday. The Pentagon also tweeted Hegel had reached Kabul.
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Envoy: US encourages EVAW law enforcement

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Nov 26, 2014 - 10:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Ambassador in Kabul on Wednesday said his country encouraged enforcement of the law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) as essential legal instrument to combat gender-based violence in Afghanistan and end impunity.
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Obama expands Afghan combat mission

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Nov 22, 2014 - 12:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama has quietly issued guidelines allowing American forces to target Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan and conduct air support for Afghan operations when needed post-2014.
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‘US needs sustained aid to Afghanistan’

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Nov 20, 2014 - 14:46
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States needs to sustain its financial and security assistance to Afghanistan to ensure lasting peace and stability in the war-torn country, a President Obama confident has said.
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Haqqanis threat to regional security, US reminds Pakistan

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Nov 19, 2014 - 20:47
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US on Wednesday reminded Pakistan that the Haqqani network was as much a threat to regional security as any other terrorist group.
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