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U.S. ambassador warns Karzai over criticism of West

KABUL (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Kabul has issued a thinly veiled warning to Afghan President Hamid Karzai that harsh criticisms of the West could jeopardize the troops and funding critical to the Afghan government’s survival. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry said he found comments from “some” Afghan leaders “hurtful and…

NATO chief Petraeus to leave post by end of year: report

LONDON – US war commander General David Petraeus will leave his post as chief of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan before the end of the year, the Times newspaper reported Wednesday. US President Barack Obama plans to replace Petraeus, who was only appointed eight months ago, as part of…

US to spend $511 million to expand Kabul embassy

US to spend $511 million to expand embassy in Afghan capital in sign of long-term commitment The U.S. government will spend $511 million to expand its embassy in Kabul, the U.S. ambassador said Wednesday, describing the work as a demonstration of America’s long-term commitment to Afghanistan. “We make this commitment…

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