CAMEA Bulletin – News from Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (July 11, 2024)

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Afghanistan

1. Ishaq Dar says security remains a major issue with Afghanistan

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/1207958-fm-dar-says-security-a-major-issue-in-pak-afghan-ties

2. UN, Qatar Hail Success of Third Doha Meeting on Afghanistan
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-189653
3. IEA calls govt inclusivity an internal issue
https://pajhwok.com/2024/07/06/iea-calls-govt-inclusivity-an-internal-issue/#google_vignette
4. UN refugee chief discusses Afghan refugee situation with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz
https://www.khaama.com/un-refugee-chief-discusses-afghan-refugee-situation-with-pakistani-prime-minister-shehbaz/
5. Taliban reduce salaries for female govt employees
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2478227/taliban-reduce-salaries-for-female-govt-employees
6. Key Islamic State commander reported killed in Afghanistan
https://www.voanews.com/a/key-islamic-state-commander-reported-killed-in-afghanistan/7688326.html
7. New procedure for cross-border movement of Afghans
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/1208183-new-procedure-for-cross-border-movement-of-afghans
8. Pakistan suspends deportations of Afghans on ‘humanitarian grounds’
https://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-suspends-deportations-of-afghans-on-humanitarian-grounds/7691406.html
9. Ministry of Refugees: Over 18,000 Afghan migrants deported from Iran and Pakistan in 18 days
https://www.khaama.com/ministry-of-refugees-over-18000-afghan-migrants-deported-from-iran-and-pakistan-in-18-days/
10. NPC gives go-ahead to a dozen projects worth 5b afs
https://pajhwok.com/2024/07/08/npc-gives-go-ahead-to-a-dozen-projects-worth-5b-afs/

Middle East

11. UAE showcases investment opportunities at trade fair in Russia
https://gulfnews.com/business/markets/uae-showcases-investment-opportunities-at-trade-fair-in-russia-1.1720532595069
12. Mossad chief to meet CIA director, Egyptian intelligence head in Qatar
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2477876/mossad-chief-to-meet-cia-director-egyptian-intelligence-head-in-qatar
13. Pakistan PM discusses ways to enhance trade, investment cooperation with Iran’s president-elect
https://www.arabnews.pk/node/2546096/pakistan
14. Iraq: 5 big ISIL bombs found hidden in Mosul’s al-Nuri Mosque
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/29/iraq-5-big-isil-bombs-found-hidden-in-mosuls-al-nuri-mosque
15. Chinese EV giant BYD to build $1 billion plant in Turkey
https://edition.cnn.com/2024/07/09/business/china-ev-byd-turkey-plant-intl-hnk/index.html
16. Oman’s SalamAir launches inaugural flight from Muscat to Islamabad
https://arynews.tv/salamair-launches-inaugural-flight-from-muscat-to-islamabad/

Africa

17. Kenya court rules police killing of Pakistani journalist unlawful
https://www.arabnews.pk/node/2545656/media
18. South African rand stable as markets await US interest rate hints
https://www.brecorder.com/news/40312004/south-african-rand-stable-as-markets-await-us-interest-rate-hints
19. Deputy FM meets with Sudan’s Al-Burhan to reiterate calls for ceasefire, humanitarian aid
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2545971/saudi-arabia
20. Somalia and Eritrea forge closer ties
https://apanews.net/somalia-and-eritrea-forge-closer-ties/
21. Turkey mediating Somalia-Ethiopia talks on port deal
https://www.reuters.com/world/turkey-mediating-somalia-ethiopia-talks-port-deal-officials-2024-07-01/
22. At least 18 killed, dozens injured in Nigeria suicide attacks
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/30/at-least-18-killed-dozens-injured-in-nigeria-suicide-attacks
23. New National Cancer Centre in Mauritius to Deliver Advanced Nuclear Medicine in the Country and Region
https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/new-national-cancer-centre-in-mauritius-to-deliver-advanced-nuclear-medicine-in-the-country-and-region