Sirajuddin Haqqani is a US-designated terrorist with a $10 million bounty. He’s also Afghanistan’s acting interior minister.
The minister for the 'prevention of vice' used the same speech to complain about Afghanistan being shunned by the international community.
“Send a terrorist to catch a terrorist, indeed,” said a former security contractor for the Afghan government.
There are no women or ethnic minorities in the cabinet, while most of the new faces are sons of leaders from the previous Taliban regime.
Anas Haqqani spent years in solitary confinement in a US-run prison. Now he's a key figure in the incoming Taliban government in Afghanistan.
Members of the notorious Haqqani Network, a jihadist group with links to al-Qaida, have been meeting with the Taliban as they form a new regime.
Caitlan Coleman remains in hospital for unknown reasons
Held in captivity by a Taliban-linked group, Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle appeared with their children for first time.
After a three-month preliminary hearing, desertion and misbehavior charges against the 29-year-old soldier who walked off his Army base in Afghanistan were referred for a full trial.
The soldier accused of deserting his unit in Afghanistan in 2009 says he wanted to highlight military leaders' incompetence, and to be a Jason Bourne-type figure, in new season of popular podcast series.
The five Taliban officials released in the controversial deal have been in Qatar for the past year and restricted from traveling abroad, but this will change if the ban expires as scheduled on June 1.