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    Russia faults global effort to combat Afghan drugs

    MOSCOW (Pajhwok): Russia’s Federal Service for the Control of Narcotics has voiced serious concern over the growth of drugs in Afghanistan, saying Kabul and the international community have failed to deal with the challenge.


    Abdullah supporters stab 3 election workers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers were attacked with knives by supporters of presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, an official said.


    Karzai sees no signs of mayhem after polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday there were no signs of mayhem after the presidential runoff election, urging both the frontrunners to maintain friendly approach to each other during their campaigns.


    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.


    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.