State Dept. voices concerns over all-male Taliban government The State Department on Tuesday expressed concerns over the makeup of the new interim Afghan government announced by the Taliban, including the lack of female leaders and the past actions of some of those Afghanistan: US 'concerned' by new Taliban governmentThe all-male hard-line cabinet has figures linked to attacks on US troops and blacklisted by the UN. Taliban announce new government for AfghanistanAfter naming its cabinet ministers, the group declared that Afghanistan is now an "Islamic emirate". Factbox: Key figures in Afghan Taliban's new governmentTaliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will lead the new government in Afghanistan, sources within the movement have said, as the Islamist militant group works to finalise its leadership team after sweeping to victory in a 20-year war. Analysis: Afghan Taliban victory brings new challenge: governing a country in crisisAfter a lightning military triumph and the departure of the last U.S. flight on Monday, the Taliban faces the challenge of forming a government that can unite different factions and rebuild Afghanistan after 40 years of war. Taliban to reveal new government as Afghanistan faces economic collapseAfghanistan's Taliban rulers were preparing on Thursday to unveil their new government as the economy teetered on the edge of collapse more than two weeks after the Islamist militants captured Kabul… The Taliban are poised to name a supreme leader and map out their government.Although the group swiftly seized final control of Afghanistan this month, the Taliban have spent more than a decade preparing to take power by steadily expanding a shadow government. Afghanistan Live Updates: Taliban Set to Name Supreme LeaderThe Taliban are likely to name Haibatullah Akhundzada as the country’s top authority as soon as Thursday, moving to establish a government days after the U.S. withdrawal.