South Asia and Beyond

Taliban Announces Afghan Cabinet

The Taliban has announced its cabinet line up: Mullah Hassan Akhund will head the government with Mullah Baradar as his deputy. Amir Muttaqi is the foreign minister while the interior ministry goes to Sirajuddin Haqqani and the defence ministry to Mullah Yaqoob, Taliban military chief and son of late Mullah Omar, the terrorist group’s founder.