Subscribe to the Salaam Times newsletter We send updates twice a week with the latest news and features Subscribe Sample Newsletter Taliban steal government aid intended for deprived Herat families Herat residents and provincial council members accuse the Taliban of stealing Dastarkhwan-e-Meli aid intended for families grappling with poverty, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. International probe reaches Wuhan, but what evidence will it find? Beijing's history of secrecy, disinformation and delays raises concerns that the team of World Health Organisation specialists will find a cold trail more than a year after COVID-19 first emerged. Taliban assassinations aim to sow chaos, silence critics and gain leverage By killing journalists, civil society activists and other civilians, the Taliban seek to create a climate of fear and stifle dissent, analysts say. Salaam Times Daily news and features from local correspondents covering terrorism, security, and co-operation on the path to greater stability in Afghanistan.