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Taliban seals $6.5B in mining deals

Afghanistan's Taliban regime claimed on Thursday that it has signed deals with mining companies from the UK, Turkey, China and Iran worth some US$6.5 billion to develop seven "large-scale" mines.

Craig Guthrie
 Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund

The contracts cover several provinces and involve the extraction and processing of iron ore, lead, zinc, and gold, government ministers announced on national television. Deputy Prime Minister for Economic...

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