September 8, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Taliban have unveiled a caretaker government in Afghanistan, with their members dominating key positions. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid announced the names of about 30 Cabinet ministers and senior officials on Tuesday. He stressed that the appointments were for an interim government.
2.The U.S. government says it hopes to accept 95,000 people who fled their homes in Afghanistan and is seeking a 6.4 billion dollar budget for their resettlement. President Joe Biden’s administration said on Tuesday that the White House plan calls for resettling 65,000 Afghans by the end of September and 30,000 more over the next 12 months.
3. The Japanese government’s coronavirus advisory panel said on Wednesday that the pandemic’s impact on the medical system should be a key factor in deciding whether to lift a state of emergency.