In Afghanistan, Taliban expands interim cabinet

21 September
Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid (photo credit: Rahmat Gul)
Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid (photo credit: Rahmat Gul)
The Taliban government has expanded its interim cabinet by naming deputy ministers on Tuesday. But it failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hardline course despite the international outcry that followed their initial presentation of an all-male cabinet lineup earlier this month. The international community has warned that it will judge the Taliban by its actions, and that recognition of a Taliban-led government would be linked to the treatment of women and minorities. In its previous rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990s, the Taliban had barred girls and women from schools, work and public life. [...] The Taliban has framed the cabinet as an interim government, suggesting that changes were still possible, but it has not said if there would ever be elections.
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