Taliban special force fighters at Kabul airport on Tuesday, after the last US troops withdrew to end a brutal 20-year war that had started with ousting the hardline Islamist insurgent group. Photo: AFP
Taliban special force fighters at Kabul airport on Tuesday, after the last US troops withdrew to end a brutal 20-year war that had started with ousting the hardline Islamist insurgent group. Photo: AFP

Stop arms sales to ‘non-state actors’, China urges UN treaty partners, in likely rebuke of US

  • Chinese envoy for disarmament affairs calls out a country that ‘abuses the arms trade as a political tool’, in apparent reference to US weapons sales to Taiwan
  • Caution on illicit arms transfers comes as Taliban take control of US weapons in Afghanistan, deepening worries about militant spillovers in China’s Xinjiang

Taliban special force fighters at Kabul airport on Tuesday, after the last US troops withdrew to end a brutal 20-year war that had started with ousting the hardline Islamist insurgent group. Photo: AFP
Taliban special force fighters at Kabul airport on Tuesday, after the last US troops withdrew to end a brutal 20-year war that had started with ousting the hardline Islamist insurgent group. Photo: AFP
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