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Another Provincial Governor Defies Dismissal Orders from Afghan President

Afghanistan’s political crisis deepened Sunday when a second provincial governor defied a presidential order for his removal. On Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani’s office approved and announced the appointment of new heads for six provinces, including Samangan in the north, as part of efforts to improve local Afghan governance. But Abdul Karim Khedam, who has been governing Samangan for about a year, denounced and dismissed his ouster by the president as unacceptable. The central...

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