Midweek Roundup: Afghanistan’s Financial System Grinds to Halt, Taliban Orders Banks to Reopen, and More

Most banks and hawaladars in Afghanistan suspended operations after the Taliban, a U.S.-blacklisted group, seized the country this month, The New York Times reported. More The Taliban has ordered banks to reopen amid currency shortages and rising inflation, the Washington Post reported. More The U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted three Paraguayan importers and five of their companies after they laundered the proceeds of tax evasion through local banks and exchange houses and routed them overseas, ACAMS reported. More Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control also imposed sanctions on an Eritrean general for allegedly overseeing rapes, public executions, torture and other...