September 27, 2021
Economy

World wary of Taliban government, Afghans urge action on rights and economy

Taliban soldiers stand in front of protesters during the anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

  • 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…

Read full article here: www.reuters.com