With eye to China investment, Taliban now preserve buddhas


              A general view of Mes Aynak valley is seen some 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The valley is the world's second-largest unexploited copper estimated to be worth nearly $1 trillion. (AP Photo/Shafiullah Zwak)
            
              Taliban soldiers stand guard in Mes Aynak valley, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The valley is the world's second-largest unexploited copper estimated to be worth nearly $1 trillion. (AP Photo/Shafiullah Zwak)