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    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    Kerry calls for stepped-up vote audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the presidential candidates to speed implementation of the agreement on the vote audit and formation of a national unity government, offi



    Governance

    Afghan strategy unchanged: White House

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Thursday ruled out any change in its Afghan strategy as announced by President Barack Obama in May, hailing it as a sound approach that reflected the best interest of the people of Afghanistan.



    Governance

    US welcomes vote audit resumption

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States on Thursday welcomed the announcement that the vote audit process would be resumed on Saturday, saying the immense undertaking required hard work and commitment from many people involved.



    Governance

    Kerry pressures candidates for unity govt: Analysts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political commentators call US Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest comments a kind of pressure on presidential candidates to form a unity government, but others support him for his efforts to end the political deadlock.



    Governance

    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.