Tag - Hibatullah Akhundzada

Taliban Supreme Leader appoints new acting PM of Afghanistan


Kabul: Taliban's Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada in a special decree has appointed Mawlawi Abdul Kabir as the new acting Prime Minister of Afghanistan. It is reported that acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund is unwell and until he recovers, Mawlawi Abdul Kabir will serve as the head of the Taliban government, TOLO News reported. Mullah Mohammad...

Taliban supreme leader vows to enforce Islamic law in Afghanistan


New Delhi: Taliban supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada has vowed to enforce Islamic law in Afghanistan and will remove "anything against Sharia or the interests of the people". In an audio message to mark Eid-al-Adha recorded outside a Kandahar mosque, Akhundzada said: "I have asked the procedures and policies of all ministries made during the governments of...

Afghan newsmen stand in solidarity with women colleagues


Kabul: Male newsreaders have been wearing masks on Afghan TV to protest a new Taliban ruling forcing women to cover their faces on air. Earlier this month, Afghanistan's supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada issued a diktat for women to cover up fully in public, including their faces, ideally with the traditional burqa. The feared Ministry for Promotion of...

Wary world watches Afghan situation after US pullout


Washington/Kabul/Delhi: Every move made by the Taliban in the coming weeks will be analyzed in several time zones, as governments everywhere grapple with the complicated question of how closely they should cooperate with the group. The Taliban will have to earn international legitimacy and support by meeting their commitments on freedom of travel, counterterrorism, respecting the...