Senior Taliban official says the South Asian country is diversifying its trade partners and Moscow has offered discount on energy and grain prices.
US government’s preconditions are, at best, attempts by the President to delay returning the money the Taliban government desperately needs to rebuild Afghanistan after years of death and destruction.
Taliban slams upcoming Geneva-based Afghan Fund as "illegal venture", saying external trust set up by Washington to manage $3.5 billion of its seized reserves amounts to usurpation.
Anti-Pakistan Taliban leader Idrees Khan was among five people killed in the blast caused by an improvised explosive device in the northwestern city of Swat.
The statement comes in response to TRT World’s exclusive report revealing that an international board has been set up by the US to disburse a portion of frozen funds through a Swiss bank.
Phyllis Rodriguez, who lost her 31-year-old son in the twin tower attack, leads a group of US citizens to protest the US government’s ‘unjust’ targeting of Afghan civilians.
Sources privy to negotiations say that Washington is working on a plan to deposit $3.5 billion with the Bank of International Settlements and have the money distributed under a third-party monitoring system.
Daesh's attack on the Russian diplomatic mission in Kabul is a major setback for the Taliban's efforts to win the confidence of foreign governments and investors, experts say.
Two Russians and a civilian are killed and 11 others wounded in the blast near the entrance of the Russian embassy in Kabul.
Afghanistan's defence minister demands Pakistan not allow its airspace to be used by the US military, while Islamabad denies the accusation and cites a lack of evidence.
Judge Sarah Netburn says victims of September 11, 2001 attacks should not be able to tap into some of the $7 billion of Afghan central bank assets frozen since Taliban's return to power a year ago.
Afghans shout for freedom at the Abu Dhabi facility and demand quick resettlement to the US or elsewhere.
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