Some 71 economists, including Nobel prize winners, ask Washington to return $7 billion to Kabul, saying over half of the poor country's population faces acute food insecurity and three million children are at risk of malnutrition.
Ex-Afghan leader asks US courts to reverse President Biden's order freeing up $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the US for families of America's 9/11 victims, saying the money belongs to Afghanistan's people.
Proposed funds would help the Taliban's ability to protect some 3,500 UN personnel in Kabul and 10 field offices, a UN document says.
Washington says there is an "urgent" humanitarian situation in Afghanistan while calling on regional and nearby countries to do more in the war-ravaged South Asian country.
Some 31 donors to Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund must approve fund transfer to World Food Program and UNICEF, Reuters news agency reports.
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