1. Decker: US has Provided About $1.5 Billion to Afghanistan So Far

2. UN says prominent Afghan girls’ education activist arrested

3. German envoy on Afghanistan calls on foreign secretary

4. Six killed in suicide attack near Afghan foreign ministry

5. Afghanistan school year starts without millions of teenage girls

6. Afghanistan’s exports touch $2 billion for first time: Ministry

7. Security Council Press Statement on Afghanistan

8. Afghanistan dissent cable: McCaul subpoenas Blinken

9. Afghan Child Reunited with Family in Qatar

10. Ministry: About 100 Foreign Investors Given Afghan Visas in 1401

Middle East

11. Saudi, Iran foreign ministers to meet during Ramadan

12. Saudi-Iran deal opens the door to peace in Yemen

13. Turkey says Iraq was ordered to pay compensation to Ankara in arbitration case

14. What is next for Egypt-Turkey rapprochement?

15. Bahrain’s Economic Growth Hits Fastest in Almost a Decade

16. US will not back off Syria mission despite deadly attacks – White House

17. Saudi crown prince, in talks with Chinese president, recognizes Beijing’s role in renewal of ties with Iran

18. Saudi Arabia seeks exit from Yemen war

19. Labor chiefs probe exploitation of Palestinian workers in Israel


20. Dollar Trading in Kenya Improves as Central Bank Changes Stance

21. Report: 43,000 Estimated Dead in Somalia Drought Last Year

22. Sudan’s military leader Burhan backs democratic transition

23. Xi Jinping Meets with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti