• Harvard Grad’s Rejection at Central Bank Shows Afghan Disarray

    Harvard Grad’s Rejection at Central Bank Shows Afghan Disarray0

    A pedestrian walks past Da Afghanistan Bank headquarters in Kabul in 2013.  Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg Afghanistan’s inability to confirm a full-time central bank governor for more than a year is adding to economic woes brought on by the pandemic and a surge in Taliban violence. Parliament last month vetoed the appointment of

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  • Trump was briefed on unverified intelligence that China offered bounties to Afghan

    Trump was briefed on unverified intelligence that China offered bounties to Afghan0

    President Donald Trump was briefed earlier this month on unconfirmed intelligence reports that China offered bounties to non-state actors in Afghanistan to attack US troops, according to Axios and Politico. “The U.S. has evidence that the PRC attempted to finance attacks on American servicemen by Afghan non-state actors by offering financial incentives or ‘bounties,’” one

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  • Is the integrity of Afghanistan’s central bank under threat?

    Is the integrity of Afghanistan’s central bank under threat?0

    Afghanistan is one of the poorest and most dangerous places in the world, and many of its institutions are in very weak condition. Its central bank, however, appeared to be an exception. Outside officials who worked with Bank of Afghanistan (DAB) often described it as an independent institution staffed by dedicated professionals. But close observers

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  • “Sticky bombs” kill 2 Afghan officials amid wave of assassinations

    “Sticky bombs” kill 2 Afghan officials amid wave of assassinations0

    Kabul — A deputy governor of Kabul province and his aide were killed Tuesday by a bomb in the Afghan capital, officials said. It was just the latest in a wave of targeted killings in the country. Mahbobullah Mohebi died when a bomb attached to his vehicle detonated while he was on his way to his

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  • Islamic State claims responsibility for killing journalist

    Islamic State claims responsibility for killing journalist0

    The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the shooting death of a female Afghan reporter and activist Thursday morning — marking the latest attack on journalists in the country. Malalai Maiwand, 25, a reporter at Enikas Radio and TV, was with her driver on her way to work in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern

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  • Republican Outcry Over Trump’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Plan Grows | Politics

    Republican Outcry Over Trump’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Plan Grows | Politics0

    The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday added to growing condemnation within the party of reports that President Donald Trump plans to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq and Afghanistan in the waning days of his presidency. “Increased military pressure brought the Taliban to the table,” Rep. Mac Thornberry told reporters Tuesday,

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