1. Exclusive: U.S. commits to Afghan asset talks despite frustration with Taliban
2. Nearly 100 Dead In Afghanistan Floods, Officials Say
3. UN deplores deadly attack in Afghanistan, killing scores and injuring many others
4. GCC stresses global role in stabilising Afghanistan
5. Faiq: No Decision From UNSC on Travel Exemptions
6. Russia: West shrinking away from aid to Afghans
7. Vice And Virtue Ministry to Form Dept Staffed By Women
8. Taliban Delegation to Visit Turkey to Assess Situation of Afghan Refugees and Migrants
9. The Taliban’s year-one report card
10. UN’s Griffiths: Humanitarian Aid Alone Not Enough
11. At least 20 People Killed, 30 Wounded in Logar Flooding

Middle East

12.  PM Shehbaz arrives in Qatar on two-day official visit
13. Pakistan to get $2bn from Qatar: SBP
14. Erdogan says warming Israel ties won’t weaken Palestine support
15. Return of Crimea to Ukraine a requirement of international law: Turkish president
16. Iran Resumes Diplomatic Relations with UAE and Kuwait, Talks Continue with Saudi Arabia
17. Oil rises as Saudi Arabia hints at possible output cut
18. US carries out raids in Syria on Iran-linked groups
19. More Beirut Port silos collapse, more than two years after explosion rocked Lebanon’s capital
20. Israeli defense minister confirms crisis with Egypt over Gaza


21. Ethiopia: The African Union cannot deliver peace to Tigray
22. Deadly flooding brings destruction to Sudan
23. Somalia: ATMIS Djibouti forces donate relief items to displaced persons in Beletweyne
24. Madagascar: first arrests after the massacre of 32 villagers