1. Kabul Will Mediate TTP-Islamabad Talks If Pakistan Wants It: Mujahid
2. UN in talks with Taliban about possibly handing over Afghan teaching projects to local organisations
3. Taliban treatment of women could be ‘gender apartheid’, UN expert says
4. Iran envoy to Afghanistan meets UN official
5. Islamabad to relocate outlawed Pakistani Taliban to western Afghanistan
6. Taliban carries out second public execution in Afghanistan since seizing power
7. Japanese diplomats meet with Afghanistan’s economy minister
8. Mending Economic Bridges: Afghan Central Bank Governor’s Meeting with the Chinese Ambassador
9. Long Sanctions Will Harm Investment Opportunities in Afghanistan: Minister
10. Afghanistan: Unemployment worsens humanitarian crisis, people with disability among worst affected

Middle East

11. Turkey lifts minimum wage by 34% to address inflation
12. U.S. and Iran in indirect talks over nuclear program and prisoners
13. Qatar secures second major LNG supply deal with China
14. UAE, Qatar reopen embassies after years of tensions
15. ​Turkish Drone Strike Kills Three in Northeast Syria: Kurdish Official
16. Yemen prisoner exchange talks wrap with focus on political figure
17. Saudi Arabia is quietly changing its textbooks. Could that lead to acceptance of Israel?
18. Israel-Palestine: UN envoy ‘deeply alarmed by continuing cycle of violence’


19. South Africa leader hails ‘historic’ Ukraine peace mission
20. African countries are fed up with being marginalised in global institutions
21. Darfur governor calls for international probe in Sudan violence
22. Ethiopia-Lebanon labour agreement contains little protection for domestic worker