Afghanistan exports stuck in Chabahar Port

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan’s exports are stuck at Iran’s Chabahar Port since the past three months due to technical problems in one of India’s ports, according to authorities. Officials from Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment said on Friday that a technical glitch at India’s Nhava Sheva Port has deterred …

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Qatar urges aid to avert Afghanistan collapse

AT News KABUL: Qatar has called for international consensus on what should be done in Afghanistan and urged the Afghan government to show its commitment to engaging all parties without discrimination and ensuring rights, especially the rights of girls and women. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H …

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UN airlifts aid into Kabul amid humanitarian crisis

AT News KABUL: The UN refugee agency has begun airlifting humanitarian aid into Kabul for the first time since Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, with a plane carrying 33 tons of supplies for displaced Afghans. UN will airlifts two more aid cargoes this month, but UN refugee officials say far more …

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UNICEF says will fund Afghan teachers directly

AT News KABUL: The United Nations children’s agency has said it is working on a system to fund Afghan teachers directly bypassing Taliban authorities, after the international community froze funding to Taliban government. “UNICEF is setting up a system that will allow direct payments to teachers without the funds being …

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Taliban bans foreign currencies in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The Taliban have banned the use of all foreign currencies in Afghanistan as a step to try to stabilize a shrinking economy despite the widespread use of the US dollar. “All Afghans must use Afghani currency in their every trade given the current economic situation and national …

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Central Bank doubles limit on weekly withdrawals

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan’s Central Bank on Wednesday eased restrictions on weekly withdrawals and doubled its cap, a day after the Taliban government banned all foreign currency transactions. On Wednesday, the Central Bank announced the cap would increase to the equivalent of $400 a week, or $1,200 a month. The …

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UK vows to provide £50m to Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: The United Kingdom has pledged to give 50 million pounds to Afghanistan in a bid to help those most at risk, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Johnson said he urged the G20 leaders to prioritize the rights of women and girls in all …

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Taliban say TAPI project will resume in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: a senior official of the Islamic Emirate said the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project will resume soon, giving way for the long-delayed mega project. Addressing a press conference with Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said the Turkmenistan delegation and Islamic Emirate held …

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