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Afghan foreign minister loses job

Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has been dropped in President Hamid Karzai’s first reshuffle since parliamentary elections last autumn. Dr Abdullah is to be replaced by Dr Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, the president’s former adviser on foreign affairs. The cut-size cabinet has no seat for Dr Abdullah who led foreign policy before and after the Taleban in the 1990s. The new cabinet contains 25 ministers, and all major ethnic groups have seats. Each minister must be approved by MPs. Full Story

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