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Afghanistan signs BSA deal with US today allowing some troops to stay after 2014

Taking up one of its first tasks, the newly sworn-in Ashraf Ghani government in Afghanistan signed the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States on Tuesday.

Barack Obama warns Afghan President of full troop withdrawal

US President Barack Obama has threatened to pull all US troops out of war-ravaged Afghanistan by the year-end if a crucial bilateral security agreement is not signed.

US wants Afghanistan to sign security deal in `coming weeks`

The United States wants the bilateral security agreement with the Afghan Government to be signed in matter of weeks if US troops are to remain in the country after 2014, the White House has said.

US urges Karzai to quickly sign bilateral security agreement

The US has asked Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to quickly sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), saying the delay in signing will affect its allies` ability to plan a potential follow-on mission.

Hamid Karzai’s military wishlist leaves India worried: Reports

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s efforts to push through the "wish list" request for military hardware in his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his upcoming visit has left India worried.

Hamid Karzai to press for stepping up defence aid during India visit

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who will visit India from Friday, will hold talks with top leadership here during which he is expected to press for stepping up of aid - both civilian and military including lethal and non-lethal weapons - while apprising it of "ground realities" in the face NATO forces withdrawal by next year.

Top US official visiting Afghanistan to discuss BSA signing

A top US official is visiting Afghanistan as part of the Obama administration`s efforts to convince the Afghan leadership, including President Hamid Karzai, to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) as soon as possible.

`US for complete withdrawal for Afghanistan if BSA not inked`

The US would start planning for a complete withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan after 2014 if the Bilateral Security Agreement is not signed by the end of this month, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Taliban back Karzai in US pact dispute

Taliban insurgents fighting against the US-backed Afghan government expressed their support on Monday for President Hamid Karzai`s refusal to sign a security pact with Washington.

US pushes to sign security deal with Afghanistan by year end

US wants Afghanistan to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) by the end of this year to ensure smooth post 2014 transition, a top presidential aide has said.

BSA talks remain suspended: US

The Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between the United States and Afghanistan continues to be suspended.

US, Afghan name negotiators for bilateral security agreement

Hillary acknowledged that the past few months have presented obstacles and some potential setbacks.