Karzai rejects US request to replace minister

Afghan President Hamid Karzai refused to remove a former warlord from atop the energy and water ministry despite US pressure to oust the minister because they considered him corrupt and ineffective.


Secret diplomatic records showed the minister - privately termed "the worst" by US officials - kept his perch at an agency that controls $2 billion in US and allied projects. (AP)


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