CAMEA Bulletin – News from Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (February 16, 2023)

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Afghanistan

1. UNHCR Deputy Calls for Continued Aid to Afghanistan
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-182041
2. Investigators of alleged war crimes by Australians in Afghanistan set to hand over first brief of evidence
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/feb/14/investigators-of-alleged-war-crimes-by-australians-in-afghanistan-set-to-hand-over-first-brief-of-evidence
3. Russia to Pakistan, India: Help stabilise Afghanistan
https://pajhwok.com/2023/02/12/russia-to-pakistan-india-help-stabilise-afghanistan/
4. Differences emerge in Taliban leadership as interior minister makes public criticism
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2250366/world
5. For disaster-hit Afghans, a brutally cold winter and shrinking aid
https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2023/02/14/Afghanistan-cold-winter-shrinking-aid
6. Amiri Discusses Employment, Education of Afghan Women in Doha
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-182059
7. UNICEF: Hundreds of children died due to cold weather, illness
https://pakobserver.net/unicef-hundreds-of-children-died-due-to-cold-weather-illness/
8. 115 roadblocks removed in Kabul since political change
https://pajhwok.com/2023/02/14/115-roadblocks-removed-in-kabul-since-political-change/
9. Females Will Get Jobs, Education Within Islamic Framework: Stanekzai
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-182023
10. Pakistanis living in Afghanistan to get travel passes
https://www.dawn.com/news/1736055

Middle East

11. Turkey-Syria earthquake live news: UN appeals for $397m in aid
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2023/2/15/turkey-syria-earthquake-live-news-un-appeals-for-397m-in-aid
12. Rising toll makes quake deadliest in Turkey’s modern history
https://apnews.com/article/earthquakes-2023-turkey-syria-earthquake-government-8694408019fb13a8131cb146c347ec88
13. China’s Xi conveys support for Iran during Raisi’s visit
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/2/14/chinas-xi-conveys-support-for-iran-during-raisis-visit
14. UAE, Iraq issue joint statement following Prime Minister’s visit
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/government/uae-iraq-issue-joint-statement-following-prime-ministers-visit
15. Iraq’s FM: We are in touch with the US, Iran to reduce tensions
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2023/02/iraqs-fm-we-are-touch-us-iran-reduce-tensions
16. UAE Says Oil Supply A Bigger Issue Than Demand For 2024
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-02-14/uae-says-more-worried-about-oil-supply-than-demand-for-next-year
17. Seventh Saudi relief plane departs to assist victims in earthquake-hit Syria, Turkey
https://english.alarabiya.net/News/saudi-arabia/2023/02/13/Seventh-Saudi-relief-plane-heads-to-earthquake-hit-Syria-Turkey-
18. First UN team since quake crosses into rebel-held Syria
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2251011/middle-east
19. How China Is Leveraging Its Belt & Road Initiative In Pakistan, Egypt To Expand Its Space Internet Edge In LEO
https://eurasiantimes.com/china-leverages-its-belt-road-initiative-in-in-pakistan-egypt/

Africa

20. What caused South Africa’s energy crisis?
https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2023/2/11/what-caused-south-africas-energy-crisis
21. Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti join forces for new offensive against al-Shabaab terror group
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/somalia-ethiopia-kenya-djibouti-join-forces-for-new-offensive-against-al-shabaab-terror-group/2803678
22. Senegal Traffic Fatalities Indicative of Problem That Spans Continent
https://www.voanews.com/a/senegal-traffic-fatalities-indicative-of-problem-that-spans-continent-/6923584.html
23. Pakistan, Ivory Coast Reiterate To Enhance Bilateral Cooperation
https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/pakistan-ivory-coast-reiterate-to-enhance-bi-1642783.html