Abdul Ghani Baradar

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Familiar Faces Helm Taliban's Newly Named Cabinet

Interim PM Mullah Hasan Akhund headed Taliban government in Kabul during last years of former rule

(Newser) - The Taliban on Tuesday announced a caretaker Cabinet that paid homage to the old guard of the group, giving top posts to Taliban personalities who dominated the 20-year battle against the US-led coalition and its Afghan government allies. Interim Prime Minister Mullah Hasan Akhund headed the Taliban government in Kabul...

CIA Chief Had Hush-Hush Meeting With Taliban Leader: Sources

Washington Post: William Burns sat down with Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday

(Newser) - Last week, William Burns had a full calendar in the Middle East, meeting with various officials from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Lebanon, and Egypt, per Axios . This week, a more under-wraps gathering went down, this time in Kabul between the CIA chief and Abdul Ghani Baradar, the de facto leader...

A Key Figure Makes Symbolic Return to Afghanistan
A Key Figure Makes Symbolic
Return to Afghanistan
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A Key Figure Makes Symbolic Return to Afghanistan

Abdul Ghani Baradar, a former prisoner, is a co-founder of the Taliban

(Newser) - Americans might soon become more familiar with the name Abdul Ghani Baradar, a pivotal figure in the Taliban who arrived back in the country on Tuesday for the first time in a decade. Coverage:
  • A co-founder: Baradar is described as the Taliban's de facto leader by the Washington Post

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