1. Concerns Raised Over Drone Activity in Afghan Airspace
2. Assembly of Religious Scholars Calls to Reopen Girls’ Schools
3. Iran closes Afghanistan consulates after angry protests
4. World Bank: Afghan Private Sector ‘Hit Hard’ by Political Crisis
5.  French MPs Call for Sanctions on Afghan Officials Over School Ban
6.  State Dept report notes HR abuses in Afghanistan
7.700-metre canal constructed in Lashkargah
8.RSF urges UN action to protect Afghan journalists
Middle East
10.US expects new ‘atrocities’ in Ukraine from Russian general dubbed ‘Butcher of Syria’
11.Saudi Arabia rekindles ties with cash-strapped Lebanon
12.UN envoy makes first visit to Yemen after truce
13.Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is likely to visit Saudi Arabia and China
14.Iran says US ‘imposing new conditions’ in nuclear talks
15.Dozens hospitalized as Iraq gripped by dust storm
16.Turkey accelerates efforts for energy cooperation with Europe
17.UAE: Sheikh Mohammed announces plans to link payment systems across GCC
18.Qatar, Iran sign agreement to connect Doha, Tehran Flight Information Regions
19.South Africa looking at introducing ‘digital rand’
20.More than 7.7 million facing food crisis in South Sudan
21.Zimbabwe repossessing unused land from black farmers
22.Djibouti: ‘I will not let anyone touch the constitution,’ says President Guelleh