World wary of Taliban government, Afghans urge action on rights and economy
- New Taliban government gets to work on Wednesday
- Veteran hardliners dominate the cabinet, disappointing donors
- Afghans urge leaders to address economic crisis, rights
- Women protest again in Kabul after big rally on Tuesday
Sept 8 (Reuters) – Foreign countries greeted the makeup of the new government in Afghanistan with caution and dismay on Wednesday after the Taliban appointed hardline veteran figures to top positions, including several with a U.S. bounty on their head.
Small protests persisted in Afghanistan, with dozens of women taking to the streets of Kabul to demand representation in the new administration and for their rights to be protected.
More broadly, people urged the new leaders to revive the Afghan economy, which is…