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



1. Judge blocks 9/11 victims’ claim to Afghan assets
2. Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan, Pakistan closed
3. 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
5. Afghan Refugees Without Papers in Iran Banned from University Enrolment
6. Women’s Rights Under the Taliban in Afghanistan: The China Factor
7. Afghanistan: Humanitarians await guidelines on women’s role in aid operations
8. Afghanistan: Freezing weather kills at least 124 people
9. Taliban Refute Russia’s Terror Charges Against Afghanistan

Middle East

10. Turkey’s ‘aid diplomacy’ reverberates in global quake response
11. Iran’s currency hits all-time low as EU prepares more sanctions
12. UAE announces new launch date for 6-month space mission
13. ILO-Qatar warns of fake job opportunities
14. Iraq revalues currency to 1,300 dinars per USD, state news agency says
15. Egypt Seeks $1.5 Billion in Islamic Debt Sale as Payment Looms
16. Cube-shaped conspiracies won’t stop Saudi reforms
17. Saudi Arabia announces new guidelines for travellers with pets
18. Panic injures many as traumatised Syria hit by new earthquakes


19. Africa’s longest river is under threat
20. Sudan court sentences three men to hand amputation for stealing
21. Djibouti contributes $1M in cash to Turkish relief efforts for earthquake victims
22. France eyes Ivory Coast after Burkina Faso boots out French troops