Afghan tribal elders vote in favour of US security pact

Afghanistan's council of tribal elders - the Loya Jirga - has voted in favour of a US-Afghan security deal, the deputy speaker has said.

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Karzai rejects calls to sign deal

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the US needs to bring peace to Afghanistan before he will sign a security deal enabling Washington to keep troops in the country beyond next year.