Life under the Taliban: ‘Herat is now like a ghost city’

Life under the Taliban: ‘Herat is now like a ghost city’

Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com US military officials are blaming Isis for an attack near Kabul airport yesterday that killed at least 13 service members and an unknown number of civilians, and the Federal Reserve is preparing for today’s virtual Jackson Hole economic symposium under the cloud of the Delta variant, and Brussels has warned that it could sever a data-sharing agreement with the UK. Plus, the FT’s Najmeh Bozorgmehr reports on life in Afghanistan’s third-largest city, Herat, now that the Taliban are in control.  At least 13 US troops among those killed in Kabul bombings, with Aime Williams in Washington Life under the Taliban: ‘Herat is now like a ghost city’, with Tehran correspondent Najmeh Bozorgmehr Fed prepares for virtual Jackson Hole meeting under cloud of Delta, with US economics editor Colby Smith  EU takes aim at UK plan to rewrite data laws, with EU technology correspondent, Madhumita Murgia  The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   

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