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  1. Afghanistan and US sign long-delayed...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Suria

    Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow about 10,000 US troops to stay in the country next year, as new President Ashraf Ghani took a major step towards mending frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai, who stepped down as president on Monday, had refused to sign the deal -- a disagreement that symbolised the breakdown of Afghan-US relations after the optimism of 2001 when the Taliban were ousted from power.

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  2. Afghanistan, sign security pact with US to allow US forces in country past end of yearRead the original story

    6 min ago | Neepawa Press

    Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country's security. Afghan, American and NATO leaders welcomed the deal, which will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends Dec. 31. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had refused to sign it despite U.S. threats of a full withdrawal in the absence of legal protections for American forces.

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  3. Afghanistan, US sign security dealRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    ... future of the U.S. military's presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 had been in doubt. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai negotiated the security deal but then reneged, and it became clear that no agreement would be signed until after presidential ...

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  4. Afghanistan's new president makes unprecedented move during his inauguration: Praising his wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | National Post

    Afghanistan has sworn in its first president to be elected in a democratic transfer of power, as Hamid Karzai said farewell to the presidential palace after 13 years and Ashraf Ghani took his place. Dr. Ghani, an anthropologist who spent many years abroad working for the World Bank, was inaugurated yesterday at the culmination of a messy four-month electoral process.

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  5. Afghanistan Signs Agreement With US Guaranteeing Continuing American Military PresenceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBS Local

    ... would guarantee a continuing American military presence to help confront a resilient Taliban insurgency. As Hamid Karzai left the political stage, the new president was locked into an uneasy partnership with his defeated rival, Abdullah Abdullah, ...

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  6. Afghanistan, sign security pact with US to allow US forces in country past end of yea...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    ... troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends Dec. 31. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had refused to sign it despite U.S. threats of a full withdrawal in the absence of legal protections for American forces. U.S. ...

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  7. Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Ashraf Ghani stands next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and two deputy officials as he takes the oath during the inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul on Monday. Ahmad Massoud/Xinhua/Landov "Hold me accountable" is the message from Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, who took the oath of office today, succeeding Hamid Karzai, a leader many accused of lacking accountability.

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  8. Afghanistan and US sign long-delayed troop pactRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Thanh Nein News

    ... the country next year, signalling that new President Ashraf Ghani intends to mend frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai, who stepped down as president on Monday, refused to sign the deal in a disagreement that symbolised the breakdown of ...

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  9. U.S. signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AlertNet

    ... people, stability of the region and the world," Ghani said in a speech after the signing. Ghani's predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had long refused to agree to the deal, souring his ties with the United States. Karzai cited his anger over civilian deaths ...

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  10. Read in: Five Weeks Out EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Sign up for Read In today , and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every morning! -- The U.S. and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a Bilateral Security Agreement that will allow 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past 2014 to train, equip and advise Afghan military and police forces. The BSA had been held up by former President Hamid Karzai, who had refused to sign it; new President Ashraf Ghani signed the BSA on the second full day of his term.

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  11. Afghanistan signs security pact, ensuring continued U.S. troop presenceRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... signed last year after a loya jirga, or grand assembly of influential Afghans, approved the text, but President Hamid Karzai declined to sign it. Karzai argued that U.S. forces had not done enough to curb civilian casualties and raids on civilians' ...

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  12. Afghan and US officials sign troop dealRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | RTE.ie

    Officials from Afghanistan and the US have signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow US troops to stay in the country after the end of the year. National security adviser Hanif Atmar and US Ambassador James Cunningham signed the bilateral security agreement in a televised ceremony at the presidential palace Mr Ghani's predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had long refused to agree to the deal, souring his ties with the US.

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  13. Afghanistan to sign agreement permitting U.S. troops to stay beyond 2014Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

    ... uthorize a reduced contingent of the U.S. troops to stay in the country beyond 2014. Previous Afghan president, Hamid Karzai had refused to sign the deal that had strained the country's ties with the U.S.

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  14. Afghan, US officials sign long-awaited pact to ensure troops stay past 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    ... news comes as a relief to US President Barack Obama, who had found dealing with Ghani Ahmadzai's predecessor, Hamid Karzai, much tougher. The outgoing leader had blocked the signing of the BSA. He was apparently angered by the number of civilian ...

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  15. New pact allows U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan past 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    ... danger and the military had to move quickly to get him safely out of Afghanistan. (June 1) Ghani's predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had long refused to agree to the deal, souring his ties with the United States. Under the terms of agreement, about 12,000 ...

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  16. Afghanistan, U.S. sign security pact allowing 9,800 U.S. troops to remain in countryRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The pact provides a legal framework for the United States to keep about 9,800 troops in the country to train, advise and assist Afghan national security forces after the current international combat mission ends Dec. 31. That number of troops is expected to be cut in half by the end of 2015, and the United Staets would leave only about 1,000 in a security office after the end of 2016. Hamid Karzai, the outgoing president, had refused to approve the deal, which is intended to help Afghan security forces combat the resilient Taliban insurgency.

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  17. U.S., Afghanistan sign security pact to allow American forces to remain in countryRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... government in the first democratic handover of power in the nation's history. Ghani's predecessor, Hamid Karzai, who had presided over the country since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, had refused to sign the agreement, souring relations with ...

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  18. An imperfect AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    ... respect: politics, economy, security and human rights. But it isn't entirely a lost cause, either. President Hamid Karzai, who was given the job of running Afghanistan after the United States invaded in 2001 and who subsequently won two deeply ...

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  19. News Analysis: Pakistan eyes tension-free, strong relationship with Afghan new gov'tRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Pakistani leaders are hopeful to develop good neighborly relations with the new Afghan government as the years of tensions have proved unhelpful to effectively counter serious security challenges. In his farewell speech last week, former President Hamid Karzai blamed both the United States and Pakistan for the continuing war with the Taliban insurgents.

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  20. Afghans prepare to sign deal with U.S. allowing troops to stayRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Reuters

    Afghanistan's new government led by President Ashraf Ghani was on Tuesday due to sign a long-delayed bilateral security agreement with the United States that will allow U.S. troops to stay beyond the end of this year when their combat mission ends. Ghani's predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had long refused to agree to the deal, citing his anger over civilian deaths and his belief that the war was not fought in the interests of his country, souring his ties with the United States.

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