Friday, December 8, 2023

Topic: Taliban

Biden urged to revoke seizure of Afghan funds, prevent ‘catastrophe’

A coalition of more than 80 humanitarian groups implored U.S. President Joe Biden this week to revoke his executive order that would permanently seize $7 billion in frozen Afghan central bank assets and split the money between the families of 9/11 victims and an ill-defined trust fund ostensibly formed to benefit the people of Afghanistan.

To spare Afghanistan, world must engage with Taliban, Lyons tells Security Council

Six months after the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, it is time for concerned countries to deepen their engagement with the country’s new authorities and take action to prevent an irreversible economic collapse, the top UN official in Kabul told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Oslo talks; West presses Taliban on rights, girls education

Western diplomats have told the Taliban that humanitarian aid to Afghanistan will be tied to an improvement in human rights.

Holding $9 billion, US offers $300 million as Afghan starve

The Biden administration said Tuesday that it will contribute roughly $308 million to humanitarian assistance efforts in Afghanistan, where millions are on the brink of starvation and at...

Explosion hits Afghanistan Shia mosque; toll rises to 47

At least 47 people have been killed and 70 others wounded after an explosion went off inside a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar.

Taliban wants to address UN General Assembly

The Taliban has requested to participate in the UN General Assembly held in New York this week, while challenging the credentials of Afghanistan’s former United...