The country’s Taliban rulers say that the US agreed to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. The statement came at the end of their first direct talks, in Qatar, since US troops left Afghanistan in August. Aside from aid, the talks focused on containing extremist groups and the evacuation of US citizens. US officials described the discussions as candid and professional, but added that the Taliban would be judged by their actions.
- The Prime Minister meets teachers’ trade union representatives
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