Hundreds throng passport office in Afghan capital

https://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/10/06/hundreds-throng-passport-office-in-afghan-capital Hundreds of Afghans flocked to the passport office in Kabul on Wednesday, just a day after news that it would re-open this week to issue the documents, while Taliban security men had to beat back some in the crowd in efforts to maintain order. Taliban officials have said the service will resume from Saturday,… Continue reading Hundreds throng passport office in Afghan capital

Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell: document

https://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/09/29/afghan-central-bank-drained-dollar-stockpile-before-kabul-fell-document The Afghan central bank ran down most of its US dollar cash reserves in the weeks before the Taliban took control of the country, according to an assessment prepared for Afghanistan’s international donors, exacerbating the current economic crisis. The confidential, two-page brief, written early this month by senior international economic officials for institutions including… Continue reading Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell: document