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Taliban Spokesman to the World: Give Us Money

Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release funds frozen following the jihadist group’s ouster of the government of Afghanistan in an interview with the Chinese government broadcaster CGTN on Friday.

Suhail Shaheen (C), spokesman for the Taliban in Qatar, speaks to people as he attends the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in the Qatari capital Doha on July 8, 2019. - Dozens of powerful Afghans met with a Taliban delegation on July 8, amid separate talks between the US and the …

Cash-Strapped Lebanon Looks to China for Financial Help

BEIRUT — Facing a worsening economic crisis and with little chance of Western or oil-rich Arab countries providing assistance without substantial reforms, Lebanon’s cash-strapped government is looking east, hoping to secure investments from China that could bring relief.

A Lebanese man, wearing facial gas mask as part of health safety measures related to the spread of COVID-19, walks past a graffiti in the northern port city of Tripoli, on March 16, 2020 - Lebanon, on March 15, urged people to stay at home for two weeks and prepared …

U.N. Chief Guterres Renews Call for More Global Governance, Bureaucratic Regulation

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres renewed his call for “more robust global governance” Wednesday, adding the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), regional authorities such as the African Union and the European Union (E.U.) to a list of organizations he says can bring “order” to a future world disrupted by the coronanvirus pandemic.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks on during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. - The UN's secretary general launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming …