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Afghan Economy Sinks As Troops Depart

Sitting on stackable plastic chairs around a cheap plastic table, drinking Afghan tea in glass mugs, a group of construction workers reminisce about the “golden days” when foreigners were aplenty in Afghanistan. “It used to be like Dubai before,” Haji Niaz Mohammad, owner of a business that rents out construction machinery, remembers with a wistful look in his eyes. “People from all over the world, from U.S., from Europe, were working here.” Most of them have now left, taking their...

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