Biden to press ahead with talks on releasing Afghanistan’s foreign-held assets

MONITORING (SW) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration will press ahead with talks on releasing billions of dollars in Afghanistan’s foreign-held assets despite late al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s presence in Kabul and foot-dragging by the Taliban and Afghan central bank, according to three sources with knowledge of the situation.

Mahdi Mujahid killed near the Iranian border

The Ministry of Defense announced today by broadcasting a newsletter that the border forces of the Islamic Emirate killed Mahdi Mujahid in one of the border areas of Herat Province and Iran.

UN warns of dire consequences in Afghanistan as winter looms

KABUL (SW) – Although $4.4 billion is required to fund humanitarian operations in Afghanistan, $1.8 billion has been received so far, or roughly 40 per cent, a senior UN official told journalists in New York on Monday, warning of the dire consequences as winter approaches.