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    Governance

    Mobile SMS service suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): On the eve of presidential and provincial council elections, the government on Friday suspended the Short Message Service (SMS) of leading mobile phone companies operating in the country.



    Governance

    Ahmadi appointed as deputy foreign minister

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday appointed senior career diplomat Ershad Ahmadi as deputy minister of foreign affairs for political affairs, replacing Jawed Ludin.



    Security and Crime

    ANSF to stay at peak strength until 2018

    BRUSSELS (PAN): Fifty NATO and ISAF nations have promised to continue supporting the Afghanistan National Security Forces (A



    Governance

    Post-2014 mission to be smaller: NATO

    BRUSSELS (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in post-2014 Afghanistan would be much smaller in



    Security and Crime

    Partnership with Kabul to continue: NATO chief

    BRUSSELS (PAN): Defence Ministers from 50 nations contributing to the ISAF and representatives of the European Union and the United Nations are holding an important meeting at NATO headquarters to discuss the long-term international commitment to Afghanistan. General Joseph Dunford, who took over as ISAF commander on February 10, will brief participants on the overall security environment.



    Security and Crime

    Funding large Afghan force possible: NATO

    BRUSSELS (PAN): The NATO chief on Thursday called for allies to undo defence spending cutbacks to keep the western alliance strong enough to deal with present and future challenges.



    Meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Defence Ministers session

    Governance

    Rasmussen: Afghan forces strenghthened

     BRUSSELS (PAN): With the current situation in Afghanistan on its omnibus agenda, a two-day meeting of NATO defence ministers began in this Belgian capital on Thursday.