CAMEA Bulletin – News from Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (February 23, 2023)

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Afghanistan

1. Judge blocks 9/11 victims’ claim to Afghan assets
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64727394
2. Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan, Pakistan closed
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/2/20/main-afghan-pakistani-border-crossing-closed-gunfire-reported
3. Thousands of trucks loaded with goods stuck at Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing
https://www.geo.tv/latest/472134-thousands-of-trucks-loaded-with-goods-stuck-at-pakistan-afghanistan-border-crossing
4. Sept. 11 Victims Cannot Seize Afghan Central Bank Assets -U.S. Judge
https://tolonews.com/world-182180
5. Afghan Refugees Without Papers in Iran Banned from University Enrolment
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-182156
6. Women’s Rights Under the Taliban in Afghanistan: The China Factor
https://www.mei.edu/publications/womens-rights-under-taliban-afghanistan-china-factor
7. Afghanistan: Humanitarians await guidelines on women’s role in aid operations
https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/01/1132997
8. Afghanistan: Freezing weather kills at least 124 people
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-64386145
9. Taliban Refute Russia’s Terror Charges Against Afghanistan
https://www.voanews.com/a/taliban-refute-russia-s-terror-charges-against-afghanistan/6963968.html

Middle East

10. Turkey’s ‘aid diplomacy’ reverberates in global quake response
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/2/21/turkeys-aid-diplomacy-reflected-in-earthquake-response
11. Iran’s currency hits all-time low as EU prepares more sanctions
https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2023/2/20/irans-currency-hits-all-time-low-as-eu-prepares-more-sanctions
12. UAE announces new launch date for 6-month space mission
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/uae-announces-new-launch-date-for-6-month-space-mission
13. ILO-Qatar warns of fake job opportunities
https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/21/02/2023/ilo-qatar-warns-of-fake-job-opportunities
14. Iraq revalues currency to 1,300 dinars per USD, state news agency says
https://www.reuters.com/markets/currencies/iraq-revalues-currency-1300-iqd-per-usd-cabinet-statement-2023-02-07/
15. Egypt Seeks $1.5 Billion in Islamic Debt Sale as Payment Looms
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-02-21/egypt-starts-debut-islamic-debt-sale-ahead-of-eurobond-payment#xj4y7vzkg
16. Cube-shaped conspiracies won’t stop Saudi reforms
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2254986
17. Saudi Arabia announces new guidelines for travellers with pets
https://www.dawn.com/news/1738128
18. Panic injures many as traumatised Syria hit by new earthquakes
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/2/21/panic-injures-many-as-traumatised-nw-syria-hit-by-new-earthquakes

Africa

19. Africa’s longest river is under threat
https://www.africanews.com/2023/02/21/africas-longest-river-is-under-threat/
20. Sudan court sentences three men to hand amputation for stealing
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/feb/14/sudan-sentences-three-men-hand-amputation-stealing-theft
21. Djibouti contributes $1M in cash to Turkish relief efforts for earthquake victims
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/djibouti-contributes-1m-in-cash-to-turkish-relief-efforts-for-earthquake-victims/2822044
22. France eyes Ivory Coast after Burkina Faso boots out French troops
https://www.reuters.com/world/france-eyes-ivory-coast-after-burkina-faso-boots-out-french-troops-2023-02-20/