1. Officials: Curriculum for Girls’ School Reason for Delayed Reopening
2. Blast Occurred in Chandawal of Kabul
3. Haqqani: Kabul Will Not Submit to Intl Calls To Oppose Islamic Sharia
4. Accused Men, Women Publically Whipped in Kabul
5. Major Airlines Still Not Making Flights to Kabul


Reports of Afghan-Pakistani Clash in Kunar


MoD Requests Helicopters Be Returned to Afghanistan
8. As Attacks Rise, UNAMA Calls for Security for Minorities
9. Officials: Girls’ Schools Closed Due to ‘Cultural Constraints’
10. US: ‘We Can Still Reach Out And Touch’ Terrorists in Afghanistan
11. Senior TTP Member Killed in Paktia: Reuters
12. World Bank: Afghanistan at Great Risk of Overlapping Food, Debt Crises
13. Beggars Increase on Streets of Kabul Amid Widespread Poverty

Middle East

15. Turkey’s defense industry eyes export expansion as government navigates geopolitical stage
16. Four cargo ships sail from Ukraine: Turkish, Ukrainian officials
17. Iran sets condition for finalizing negotiations
18. New Salwa port connecting Qatar and Saudi Arabia starts trial operations
19. Israel re-opens Gaza crossings as truce with Palestinians holds
20. Syria more than doubles petrol prices
21. Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce: UN
22. Hezbollah warns Israel over border dispute with Lebanon


23. Gaza needs int’l intervention, South African ruling party says
24. Sudan Launches Workshop on Transitional Constitutional Framework
25. Ethiopia Deploys New Troops into Neighboring Somalia
26. ‘Why Are We Being Ignored’ Plead The Hungry In Ethiopia’s Afar