1. Pakistan carried out intelligence-based anti-terrorist operations in Afghanistan, FO confirms

2. US generals say Afghanistan evacuation was too little, too late

3. ‘Cousins at war’: Pakistan-Afghan ties strained after cross-border attacks

4. Kharlachi crossing in Afghanistan closed after Pakistani airstrike

5. Clash during aid distribution leaves 9 people injured

6. UNSC Working Group to Meet on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan

7.  Advocates fear special US visas for Afghans could run out despite dangers

8. Political Ups and Downs for Islamic Emirate in 1402

9. Contract for over $1m development projects inked

10. Kabul Denies Claims of TTP Presence in Afghanistan

Middle East

11. Israeli forces storm Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital

12. UN nuclear watchdog chief visits Syria to restart talks

13. Israelis evacuated from the Lebanese border wonder if they’ll ever return

14. US must make clear to Israel consequences of entering Rafah, Egypt FM says

15. Ombudsman raises concern over EU migration deal with Egypt

16. UAE companies eager to invest in key sectors in Pakistan, says Ambassador Al-Zaabi

17. Israel Mossad chief leaves Doha but Gaza talks continue: Qatar

18. Egypt announces $35bn deal with UAE to buy premium Mediterranean area


19. US holds out hope for partnership with Niger

20. Could new vaccines end malaria in Africa?

21. ‘Enlist or die’: Fear, looming famine and a deadly ultimatum swell the ranks of Sudan’s paramilitary forces

22. All 5 attackers killed, ending Somalia hotel siege in which 3 soldiers died

23. ‘Russia’s African lab’: How Putin won over Burkina Faso after French adieu