In their statement, Putin and Xi stressed the need for the United States to take responsibility for Afghanistan's economic and social challenges, actively support post-war reconstruction efforts, and initiate measures to release the country's frozen assets.


Special Reports

Law of the Gun: How Local Conflicts Became Extortion Sprees
Backed by the Taliban's full force, nomadic tribes are on a spree to extort sedentary populations who are already pushed to the brink by drought, poverty, and conflict.
Life in Limbo
Millions are on the brink of being thrown back under Taliban brutality, some after decades of living abroad.