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US sees more delay likely on Afghan security pact

02/14/2014 2:40am
The Obama administration has quietly stopped demanding that Afghan President Hamid Karzai finalize a stalled security pact within weeks, opening up the possibility that a decision on keeping U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan after this year might not be made until after Karzai's successor is elected this spring.

State Department plans Arctic representative

02/14/2014 4:50pm
The U.S. State Department plans to create an Arctic representative position to highlight the growing importance of that region.

Obama to seek additional financial aid for Jordan

02/14/2014 10:11pm
Seeking crucial help for a key Middle Eastern ally, President Barack Obama announced late Friday that he will ask Congress to approve a new round of financial aid for Jordan, which is struggling to manage the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the civil war in Syria.