World powers seek billions more dollars to keep Afghanistan running

World powers seek billions more dollars to keep Afghanistan running
 

World powers will convene on Brussels on Tuesday to raise billions more dollars for Afghanistan to keep the country running until 2020, but the bigger prize would be a peace deal after almost four decades of conflict.
Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion that ousted Taliban rulers harboring militants behind the attacks on New York and Washington, Afghanistan remains reliant on international aid and faces a resurgent Taliban that threatens the country's progress.
The two-day, EU-led donor conference in Brussels will seek fresh funds, despite Western public fatigue with their governments'... read more

 
3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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