People wait to cross into Afghanistan from Iran at the border near Islam Qala. Photo: EPA

US slashes Afghan aid as Taliban talks stall and coronavirus threatens push for peace

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US could cut another US$1 billion in 2021 while other aid programmes would be reviewed
  • The Afghan government must now also confront the threat of coronavirus, having confirmed on Sunday the country’s first casualty
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People wait to cross into Afghanistan from Iran at the border near Islam Qala. Photo: EPA
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