1. Celebration, uncertainty and fear grip Kabul one year on
2. Taliban say bombing kills prominent Afghan cleric in Kabul
3. More than 70 Economists Urge U.S. to Release Afghan Assets
4. Afghanistan has lost 60% of journalists under Taliban: NGO
5. Protesters in Kabul call for women’s rights
6. Hamid Karzai: Taliban must allow girls to go to school
7. As West puts Taliban on hold, Kabul eyes future in China, Russia
8. UK treatment of Afghan refugees ‘continues to be source of shame’
9. Afghanistan wants India to complete unfinished projects
10. Islamic Emirate Denies Detention of Its Forces in Panjshir
11. US halts talks with Taliban on freeing up Afghan assets
12. Media Rights Groups Demand Help for Afghan Journalists
13. US halts talks with Taliban on freeing up Afghan assets
14. Afghanistan: UN human rights experts warn of bleak future without massive turnaround

Middle East

15. ​Iraq’s finance minister resigns over political crisis
16. Russia launches Iranian satellite into space from Kazakhstan base
17. ‘Gaza’s children are used to the death and bombing’
18. 34-year-old woman is Iran’s first monkeypox case
19. Three Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli missile attacks: Report
20. Iran hosts drone tournament with Russia, Belarus and Armenia
21. Israeli strikes on Syria kill three soldiers, says state media
22. Saudi Aramco oil giant tops own record with $48.4bn quarterly profit
23. Eleven dead in Turkish strikes on Syria border post, says monitor
24. Palestinian hunger striker will appeal to Israel’s Supreme Court


25. Kenya election 2022: Raila Odinga rejects William Ruto’s victory
26. Hunger still rising across East Africa, says new UN-backed report
27. South Africa calls for Israel to be declared an ‘apartheid state’
28. South Africa’s fear of state failure