.Kabul, Afghanistan
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks to the media (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada said Afghanistan will be governed by 'Sharia law'
  • Taliban put together a caretaker government on Tuesday
  • Mohammed Hasan Akhund is the acting PM of Afghanistan

.Moscow, Russia
The announcements were made by Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Russia is trying to understand if the Taliban will stick to their "promises and statements"
  • The Taliban invited Russia and other countries to Afghanistan
  • A new Taliban led government for Afghanistan was announced on Tuesday

.Kabul, Afghanistan
Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on August 15 (Photo Credit:AP)

  • The Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar has been named as one of the two deputies
  • Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund will head the new government
  • “All issues of governance and life in Afghanistan will be governed by the laws of holy sharia,” Taliban said

.Panjshir, Afghanistan
A Taliban fighter stands guard (Photo Credit:PTI)

  • Taliban claimed Panjshir Valley on Monday
  • Panjshir resistance said they still hold “strategic positions”
  • Earlier, the NRF called for a negotiated settlement with Taliban

.Kabul, Afghanistan
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is the political head of the Taliban (Photo credit: AP)

  • Afghan media reported gunfire in Kabul on Friday
  • The gunfire was reportedly a result of fighting between Taliban and Haqqani Network
  • ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Ahmed visited Afghanistan Saturday

.Kabul, Afghanistan
Abdul Ghani Baradar is the Taliban's de facto leader and deemed as chief negotiator. (Photo credit: AP)

  • William Burns and Taliban's leader meet as the US is trying to evacuate it's citizens from Kabul
  • The CIA has declined to comment on the Taliban meeting
  • Baradar was arrested by CIA-Pakistani forces 11 years ago

Washington, Aug 24 (PTI) America's top spy held a secret meeting with the Taliban’s de facto leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday in the highest-level face-to-face encounter between the ...