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The Taliban drew from its inner high echelons to fill top posts in Afghanistan’s new government Tuesday, including an associate of the Islamist militant group’s founder as premier and a wanted man on a U.S. terrorism list as interior minister.

World powers have told the Taliban the key to peace and development is an inclusive government that would back up its pledges of a more conciliatory approach upholding human rights, after a previous 1996-2001 period in power marked by bloody vendettas and oppression of women.

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