The Taliban called on the United States and other countries to recognize their government in Afghanistan, saying that a failure to do so and the continued freezing of Afghan funds abroad would lead to problems not only for the country but for the world.
Lebanon’s new Prime Minister Najib Mikati pledged Friday to do everything in his power to halt the country’s dramatic economic collapse, urging politicians to work together after a new government was announced — the first in over a year.
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf blamed the crisis in Afghanistan on the former “puppet government” of Kabul, saying the Afghan politicians made the strategic mistake of relying on the US for development and security.
Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will lead a new Afghan government set to be announced soon, sources in the group said on Friday, as its fighters battled forces loyal to the vanquished republic in the Panjshir Valley north of Kabul.
An adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said he has held talks with several Afghan dignitaries and leading figures, and they have maintained their country requires an inclusive government involving all ethnic groups.
The Taliban aim to unveil a new governing framework for Afghanistan in the next few weeks, a spokesman for the group said on Saturday as the group’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Kabul for talks on establishing a new "inclusive" government.
Tunisia’s president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that his opponents labelled a coup, calling their own supporters to come onto the streets in protest.