NPR: Yaqoob is part of the second generation of Taliban leadership. He is a son of Mullah Muhammad Omar, the cleric who led the Taliban during their first time in power from 1996-2001. Asked if he wanted better relations with the United States, Yaqoob laughed. “This is obvious,” he said, adding that recognition of the
Ariana: Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) announced that a humanitarian cash aid package of $40 million arrived in Kabul on Tuesday. This comes just two days after another cash aid package of $40 million arrived in the country. DAB said in a statement that on arrival of the cash packages are transferred to a commercial bank
(Xinhua) — Afghanistan received a fresh batch of 40 million U.S. dollars in cash humanitarian aid and deposited to one of the country’s commercial banks, the central bank said in a statement on Monday. The last tranche of cash provided to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid was 32 million U.S. dollars, which helped the war-torn country
Ariana: US and Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) [Taliban] officials have exchanged proposals for the release of billions of dollars from Afghan central bank reserves held abroad into a trust fund, three sources familiar with the talks told Reuters. Some $9 billion in reserves have been held outside Afghanistan, including $7 billion in the US.
Ariana: In a discussion released on Saturday by US-based investment bank and financial services company Goldman Sachs, Khalilzad said that parts of the US deal with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) have not been implemented. “Parts of it were implemented, parts are not,” Khalilzad said. “We need to go back and tell the Talibs
Tolo News: Acting Minister of Defense Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said that Kabul and Doha are expected to sign an agreement for security cooperation. Mawlawi Yaqoob Mujahid said that he requested Qatar’s assistance in providing salaries, uniforms and equipment for Islamic Emirate forces. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News June 29, 2022 ISLAMABAD — The United States and the Taliban are scheduled to hold talks in Qatar later this week that are expected to focus on economic and banking sanctions on Afghanistan, where last week’s devastating earthquake has worsened a humanitarian crisis. Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, along with senior
Xinhua: Afghanistan’s central bank would inject 11 million U.S. dollars into the local market in a bid to strengthen the national currency, afghani, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) said on Sunday. The DAB was requesting all eligible banks, foreign exchange and monetary service providers to participate in the auction scheduled on Monday, according to a DAB
Mustafa Sarwar Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 10, 2022 The head of a U.S. government watchdog says he is concerned that money sent by the United Nations to Afghanistan for humanitarian and economic aid will end up in the hands of the Taliban government. In a wide-ranging interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi, John Sopko, the U.S. Special
Ariana: Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced a $30 million grant to support the Afghanistan Humanitarian Trust Fund (AHTF). Operated under the umbrella of the Islamic Development Bank in coordination with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the AHTF grant will be provided through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and the Saudi Fund for