1. Over 400 Afghan families receive China-donated aid, UNICEF assistance
2. UN says its female staffers banned from working in Afghanistan
3. Militant Groups Behind Illegal Drug Trade in Afghanistan: MoI
4. IS-Khorasan Leader Talks Afghanistan Losses in an Audio Message
5. Taliban carries out deadly raid on ISIL hideout in Afghanistan


Russia Allows Passage Of U.S. Supplies For Afghanistan
7. Pakistan: Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response Dashboard (As of December 2022)
8. US arms left behind in Afghanistan fall into TTP hands
9. Iran, Taliban Discuss Release Of Iranian Nationals From Afghan Prisons

Middle East

10. Israel Army Intelligence Directorate warns Israel of its weakening strategic position in latest report
11. Saudi Arabia, Opec+ producers announce surprise oil output cuts
12. At Last, Some Good News From Yemen
13. How will the Iran-Israel conflict play out in Syria?
14. World Bank Approves $450 Million Loan to Boost Inclusion in Morocco
15. ​Explainer: After Finland joins NATO, why is Turkey making Sweden wait?
16. Energy Wrap — QatarEnergy expands operation with Shell deal; Iraq’s March oil revenue at $7.4bn
17. Revealed: UAE plans huge oil and gas expansion as it hosts UN climate summit
18. Egypt’s Sisi visits Saudi Arabia amid financial pressure, regional realignment


20. Xi Jinping Meets with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti
21. Kenya president visits Rwanda
22. Kenya to launch first operational satellite next week
23. ​Africans should help bring Putin to the ICC