Press TV January 17, 2022 Iranian government authorities have allowed transportation of diesel to Afghanistan through the Iranian territory amid a shortage of the fuel in the neighboring country. Iran’s former trade attaché to Afghanistan Mehdi Javanmard said on Monday that the government had agreed to a request from Afghan authorities to allow the transit
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 17, 2022 Taliban leaders are attempting to institutionalize large-scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against Afghan women and girls, a group of 36 UN human rights experts warned in a statement on January 17. The experts said an array of restrictive steps that have been introduced since the Taliban’s takeover of
People living in Afghanistan’s Khost Province are facing long waits to get new passports since the Taliban took over the country in August. For migrant laborers who work abroad in Gulf states like Saudi Arabia, the delay is hurting them financially.
Press TV January 14, 2022 The Taliban government has called on the United States to release billions of dollars of Afghanistan’s frozen assets to avoid a worsening humanitarian crisis after the 20-year invasion of the war-ravaged country by US-led forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid made the call on Friday, a day after UN Secretary-General Antonio
Ariana: Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan), said Thursday, said that Automated Teller Machine (ATM) services by commercial banks will be resumed in the country. Da Afghanistan Bank, so far, has not disclosed the amount of money people can withdraw from the ATMs. Click here to read more (external link).
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS January 13, 2022 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the international community to immediately inject liquidity into the Afghan economy and ensure the country’s central bank is preserved as millions face starvation and death. The global community, led by the United States, since the collapse of Kabul has made extensive efforts to bypass
Fox News: The hundreds of millions of dollars that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged to send to Afghanistan will be going into the wrong hands, nonprofit rescue groups warn. The funds, over $308 million in all, “are not going to go in the hands of the average Afghan, it is
Bloomberg: The Afghanistan economy was already in bad shape, with heavy reliance on foreign dollars, prior to the collapse of the government and the takeover by the Taliban. Since the fall, things have gotten even worse, with inflation accelerating and GDP plunging. There are multiple factors driving the leg lower, though the main one is
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 13, 2022 Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Taliban’s return to power following the complete withdrawal of the U.S.-led forces from Afghanistan in August has aggravated the humanitarian and economic situation in the war-torn country amid an abrupt deterioration of human rights. “The Taliban victory propelled Afghanistan from humanitarian crisis
Ariana: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said the electricity supply from Uzbekistan has returned to normal after output fell by 60% due to technical problems. Two days ago, Uzbekistan was forced to cut supply by 60%, which left large parts of Afghanistan without power. Click here to read more (external link).