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Don’t recognise Taliban regime, resistance urges

Anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan have asked the international community not to recognise the new government announced by the Islamists on Tuesday.

The all-male cabinet consisting entirely of Taliban leaders or their associates is “illegal”, they said.

The US has expressed concern that the interim government includes figures linked to attacks on US forces.

And the EU said the Islamist group had reneged on promises to make it “inclusive and representative”.

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Chaos and confusion: The frenzied final hours of the Afghan government

The Taliban have announced a new government from Kabul, 20 years after they were driven from power.

For a generation that grew up with education, international investment and hope in a democratic future, reading that line must feel scarcely believable.

So how did the previous administration fall so quickly? The Taliban went from taking control of their first major city to arriving at the gates of Kabul in just 10 days.

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