US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Taliban claims

The US has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said on Sunday.The statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the chaotic withdrawal of US troops at the end of August.There was no immediate comment from the US on the weekend meeting.The Taliban said the talks held in Doha, Qatar, “went well,”…


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