1. Taliban, US hold first official talks since Afghanistan takeover

2. US presses Taliban on human rights at Doha talks

3. Moscow Format Meeting on Afghanistan to Take Place in September

4. WHO: Afghanistan, Pakistan Close to Eradicating Polio

5. Pakistan expresses readiness to support Afghanistan in curbing terrorism: FM Bilawal

6. Afghanistan: The alarming effects of climate change

7. Taliban urge World Bank to resume projects in Afghanistan

8. 7 people killed, 2 injured in Afghanistan last week

9. Project Afghanistan’s true image, FM asks UK scholars

10. CPEC Extension in Afghanistan Faces Challenges

Middle East

11. Foreign ministers of Iran, Syria meet in Tehran

12. Road to normalising ties with Saudi Arabia ‘still long’: Israeli official

13. Saudi Arabia Will Host Talks About Ukraine’s Peace Plan, Diplomats Say

14. Saudi Arabia’s economic growth slows as oil cuts, price drops bite into revenues

15. ​ Egypt energy-saving measures power satirical reaction

16. Iraqi PM Sudani and Syria’s Assad hold talks in Damascus

17. UAE promises to allow climate protests at COP28

18. Iraq and Kuwait seek to solve contested border issue


19. ​Sudan fighters evict Khartoum residents

20. Al-Shabab Islamist kills dozens in attack on army

21. Burkina Faso, Mali warn against military intervention in Niger

22. ​South Africa: EFF’s 10th anniversary celebrations – to fight for real radical change, break with capitalism!