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Afghan Leader Defies Parliament by Tellling Sacked Ministers to Stay

By Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Nov 14 – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani instructed cabinet ministers sacked by parliament to remain in their jobs on Monday, looking to the Supreme Court to resolve an escalating power struggle. Ghani has quickly intervened to halt parliament’s cabinet reshuffle, which he fears could weaken the already fragile Western-backed government and

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Afghan Parliament Sacks Three Ministers Including that of Foreign Affairs

KABUL, Nov 12 – The Afghan parliament sacked the minister of foreign affairs and two of his cabinet colleagues on Saturday citing poor performance, in a sweeping move that underlined the fragility of President Ashraf Ghani’s struggling government. Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Public Works Minister Mahmood Baligh and Social Services Minister Nasreen Oryakhel all failed

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Explosions Hit Afghan Parliament Compound, No Casualties Reported

KABUL, March 28 (Reuters) – Rockets fired by Taliban fighters struck the compound of Afghanistan’s new parliament on Monday as the country’s top intelligence official and caretaker minister of interior prepared to address the assembly. Lawmakers said no one was reported wounded, contradicting Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid who said the militants’ attack had caused heavy

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