World should not link humanitarian aid to politics, says Taliban Sep 15, 2021 0 0 12345 Islamabad The Taliban government in Afghanistan on Tuesday thanked the international community for pledging over a billion dollars in humanitarian aid to the suffering population.But while speaking in a press conference in Kabul, the militant group’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said that such humanitarian aid should not be linked to political issues.Muttaqi said that the Taliban government promises that the aid would reach the “deserving and poor Afghans.” A United Nations-hosted international aid conference for Afghanistan in Geneva raised more than 1.2 billion dollars on Monday.The sum includes emergency aid for the suffering population as well as development aid and support for neighbouring countries taking in refugees, UN emergency relief coordinator Martin Griffiths said.In the press conference, Muttaqi asked the international community to re-engage with the Afghans in various sectors, including education and health. The Taliban on Monday called on the international community to cooperate with them in order to help the people of Afghanistan, as food and medicine were scarce in the war-torn country.(dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Biden tours wildfire ravaged areas during California trip Sep 15, 2021 0 0 British govt’s winter COVID plan welcomed as ‘sensible’ Sep 15, 2021 0 0 EU-wide survey finds respect for Merkel, fears for the future Sep 15, 2021 0 0 Biden to address UN General Assembly for first time as president Washington Joe Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week for first the time as US president. Biden will travel to New York on Tuesday next week to speak at the assembly’s General Debate, .. Boris Johnson’s mother dies aged 79 London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mourning the loss of his mother after she died aged 79. Charlotte Johnson Wahl, a painter, died “suddenly and peacefully” at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, on Monday .. Putin critic Khodorkovsky warns of election rigging in Russia dpa Moscow Shortly before parliamentary elections in Russia, outspoken critic of the Kremlin Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned about the possibility of results being falsified. Neither opposition members nor .. Macron wants curbs on police power dpa Paris Following recurring reports of excessive police violence in France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced stronger checks on the powers of police officers. A supervisory body is to be created at .. Children full of anxiety over environment, says international study London The majority of young people are filled with anxiety over climate change, a study which quizzed thousands of youngsters from around the world suggests. A study based on surveys of 10,000 children and young people ..