1. ​Afghanistan Future Thought Forum Calls to Lift Restrictions on Females
2. West calls for reversal of curbs on Afghan women
3. Afghanistan: Humanitarians await guidelines on women’s role in aid operations
4. Turkey to help Afghanistan use new entry test system
5. Winter has come for Afghanistan


Russia, Pakistan to work for stability in Afghanistan
7. To Help Afghanistan, Engage Its Political Opposition
8. Can the Taliban Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan?
9. Taliban Tell Pakistan Not to Blame Afghanistan for Mosque Bombing
10. US imposes visa restrictions on Taliban members involved in repression of women and girls
Middle East


​’They call us garbage people’: The Syrians surviving off US army waste


UK gov’t facing High Court battle over arms sales to Saudi Arabia


Yemen crisis: WFP gives Marib’s displaced fewer, lighter food packets
14. Blinken arrives in Egypt as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar
15. ​ US not interested in pressing Israel amid violence: Experts
16. ​Erdogan says Turkey may block Sweden’s Nato membership bid
17. Turkey rises, Russia fades as Iran and Azerbaijan clash over Armenia
18. Iran, Russia link banking systems amid Western sanction
19. Qatar, Kuwait discuss ties in transportation
20. Killing of Pakistani journalist Sharif in Kenya ‘planned’: Report
21. World’s ‘most wanted people smuggler’ arrested in Sudan
22. Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti hold talks on joint anti-terrorism efforts
23. Mauritius: Tourism industry recovering on climate, covid-hit paradise island
24. Ethiopia’s drought-stricken internally displaced people – in pictures