News from Afghanistan

1.Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border: Pakistan army
2.UN: Women, children casualties on the rise in Afghanistan
3.Taliban collecting taxes in Spin Boldak, Wesh
4.‘US really messed up in Afghanistan’: PM Imran urges inclusive political settlement
5.Taliban delegation visits China for talks with officials
6.China tells Taliban expects group to play ‘important’ Afghan peace role
7.Group of Afghan soldiers amicably returned to their country: ISPR
8.UK cuts direct aid to Afghanistan by 78% at same time as withdrawing military support amid Taliban advance
9.To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go
10.US general vows to continue airstrikes supporting Afghan troops fighting Taliban
11.NSA, ISI chief reach US for talks on Afghanistan, other issues
12.Russia seeks to forge ties with Taliban as US troops leave Afghanistan
13.Exclusive: Taliban Puts Tajik Militants Partially In Charge Of Afghanistan’s Northern Border

News from the Middle East

14.Saudi-Pakistan in ‘clear alignment’ on bilateral, regional issues
15.FM to co-chair Pak-Bahrain JMC in Manama
16.Israel halves Gaza fishing zone over incendiary balloon fires
17.The Search for a Syria Strategy
18.Lebanon: Najib Mikati named new prime minister-designate
19.Oman, USA Hold Official Talks Session
20.UAE’s Top Prince in Saudi Arabia for talks with Crown Prince
21.Kuwait sets in motion far reaching bankruptcy law with new court set up to handle disputes
22.Qatar’s FM meets Iran’s newly-elected leader Raisi in Tehran visit
23.Iran’s special envoy reassures Afghanistan of Tehran’s supports
24.Iranian Intelligence Ministry deals ‘heavy blow’ to Mossad agents
25. Iraqi PM al-Kadhimi: Iraq does not need US combat troops
26.Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

News from Africa

27.Nigeria faces deadly Covid-19 Delta wave as infections jump 150%
28.After Two Years of Three Digits, Zimbabwe Inflation Drops to 56%
29.Pakistan, South Africa vow to forge deeper ties
30.Nigeria: Covid-19 Impact Worsens Hunger in Lagos
31.Kenya deal with UK aims to turn Nairobi into Africa’s financial hub
32.Angering Egypt and Sudan, Ethiopia completes second phase of filling Africa’s largest dam
33.Fighting erupts in Sitti, Somali region of Ethiopia amid tension in Tigray
34.Report: Rwanda used Israeli spy tech to tap phones of top Ugandan officials
35.Somalia postpones long-delayed election
36.Algeria reimposes restrictions on gatherings to stem coronavirus cases
37.Morocco authorities arrest Uyghur activist at China’s request
38.Influential voices in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE celebrate Tunisia turmoil as blow to political Islam
39.South Africa counts the cost of its worst unrest since apartheid