1. UN Security Council denounces Taliban bans against women

2. Security council tells Taliban to reverse restrictions on women in Afghanistan

3. ‘Unfathomable restrictions’ on women’s rights risk destabilizing Afghanistan

4. ‘Proud and strong’: Afghan girl stages solo protest against Taliban university ban

5. US willing to fund Afghan border security: Bilawal



Interior Ministry Says It Has Banned Poppy Cultivation

7. Afghanistan Exports Dried Fruits Worth $270 Million in 9 Months

8. Kabul Residents ‘Frustrated’ with Electricity Blackouts

9. Pakistan Minister Claims Clashes At Durand Line Afghans ‘Fault’

10 Attack on Hotel in Kabul Has Ended: Mujahid

Middle East


Islamic State still a threat and could once again seize power in parts of the Middle East like Syria, experts say



Saudi Arabia celebrates step change in Christmas festivities



Yemen sees little hope for end to war in 2023

14. What will 2023 bring for Iran and its protest movement?

15. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt Building Factories for Battery Powered Vehicles

16. Turkey summons French ambassador after Paris shooting

17. Iraqi dinar trembles as US fights currency flow to Iran

18. Six major developments that shaped 2022 for Palestinians

19. In 2022, Kenya celebrated the Queen and forgot its own struggle

20. South Africa’s real estate industry is worried about this type of crime

21. Pakistan to continue support to Somalia in national development: Kaira

22. Young Sudanese archaeologists dig up history as ‘west knows best’ era ends