Afghanistan: Hardship grows as economy nears collapse | DW News Asia

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00:00 Afghanistan heads closer to economic collapse, with the banks limiting withdrawals, inflation high, and unemployment growing.

03:27 The Taliban has also announced the reinstatement of executions and amputations.

11:01 A roundup of other major developments from the country.

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