The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn

The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn, blaming the failure of President Ashraf Ghani and his main political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, to agree on a unity government for talks with the Taliban. A further $1bn could be cut in 2021, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said after a surprise visit to Kabul on Monday failed to persuade the two men to make a deal. Pompeo suggested the aid could be restored if they changed their minds. “When I’ve made suggestions he’s taken them. He’s never countered or overridden me — the idea … Continue reading The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn