28 September 2022


Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat (9)
By Mohammad Yunus Yawar and Charlotte Greenfield KABUL The Taliban have signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Acting Afghan Commerce and Industry Minister Haji Nooruddin Azizi told Reuters. Azizi said his ministry was working to diversify its trading partners and that Russia had offered the Taliban administration a discount to average global commodity prices.
UN envoy sees need for engagement with Afghanistan's Taliban (9)
Indo-Asian News Service| 28th September 2022 10:05 am IST The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations United Nations: A UN envoy has stressed the need for the international community to engage with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Blinken defends Pakistan arms sales against Indian criticism (8)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar hold a press conference at the State Department - SAUL LOEB by Shaun TANDON September 27, 2022 - Washington (AFP) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday defended military sales to Pakistan after withering criticism from growing US partner India, which considers itself the target of Islamabad's F-16 planes.
UN official warns of conflict, more poverty in Afghanistan (5)
The Associated Press September 27, 2022, 8:26 PM UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A senior U.N. official warned Tuesday of a possible internal conflict and worsening poverty in Afghanistan if the Taliban don't respond quickly to the needs of all elements of society, saying their crackdown on the rights of girls and women signals indifference to over 50% of Afghanistan's population and a willingness to risk international isolation.
World 'running out' of patience with Taliban, says UN envoy (3)
September 28, 2022 UNITED NATIONS, United States: The world is losing patience with the Taliban, a UN envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday, as the Islamist regime shows no sign of allowing girls' education and question marks remain over its links to al-Qaeda. Markus Potzel, the United Nations deputy representative in Afghanistan, told the council that while there have been some positive developments
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