Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders met Tuesday with UK officials for the first time since taking power, a move the group hopes will pave the way for the country to refill cash-starved coffers as it teeters on the brink of economic collapse.

One month after the chaotic withdrawal of American forces, ordinary Afghans are trying to move forward under Taliban rule and a precarious security situation. A suicide attack on one of Kabul’s biggest mosques, Sunday, highlights the growing threat from ISIS K.

The Taliban’s meeting with British diplomats in the capital Kabul came a day after they met with an Iranian delegation to discuss trade relations, a key driver of Afghanistan’s economy. The meeting marked Britain’s first diplomatic visit to the country since the Taliban seized Kabul on August 15, and took control of Afghanistan following the US exit.(Courtesy NEWSWEEK)



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