MOHAMMAD Hassan Akhund (centre), the head of the Taliban government, speaks during an economic conference at the former presidential palace in Kabul on Wednesday. Even as Afghanistan’s economy teeters on the brink of collapse, the United Nations representative told the conference that the country had made some progress, including a surprising $1 billion in exports. — AP
January 20, 2022
No country has yet recognised the Taliban, with most watching to see how the group restrict freedoms.