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Afghan Bank Staff Rob Their Own Bank And Flee

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

By Sarwar Amani KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Staff at a branch of Afghanistan's central bank in southern Kandahar province may have...

The Great Afghan Corruption Scam

Dilip Hiro | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Dilip Hiro

Between 2005 and 2007, when American combat forces in Afghanistan doubled, the Pentagon's budget for the Afghan War leaped from $17.2 billion to $34.9 billion annually. In this period, opportunities for corruption rose exponentially.

Karzai Family Ties Shielded Flailing Afghan Bank

New York Times | ADAM B. ELLICK and DEXTER FILKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In early 2009, as President Hamid Karzai scanned the landscape for potential partners to run in his re-election bid, he was appr...

Afghan Authorities Take Over Biggest Bank To Avoid Meltdown

Washington Post | Joshua Partlow and Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan's Central Bank has taken control of the country's biggest and most politically potent private bank and ordered its chairman to hand over $...