1. Pakistan appoints Asif Durrani as special envoy for Afghanistan

2. China Interested in Investing in Afghanistan’s Lithium

3. It’s Time To Recognize the Taliban

4. Hina, UK special envoy discuss Afghanistan situation

5. House Foreign Affairs chairman views dissent cable on Afghanistan withdrawal

6. Who’s Maulvi Abdul Kabir, Afghanistan’s new Taliban-appointed PM?

7. Bodies of 18 Afghan migrants who died while being smuggled into Bulgaria returned to Kabul

Middle East

8. Syria’s Assad tells Arab leaders to take ‘historic opportunity’ to remake Middle East

9. SpaceX sends Saudi astronauts, including first Arab woman, to ISS

10. Bahrain to restore full diplomatic relations with Lebanon

11. Pakistan ‘strongly condemns’ killing of 33 Palestinians by Israeli forces — foreign office

12. How Turkey’s president maintains popularity despite economic turmoil

13. Iran says it is strong enough to defend regional waters

14. UAE invites Israeli president, PM to attend COP28 in Dubai
15. Malaysia, UAE to start talks on bilateral trade deal


16. Ukrainian and Moroccan FMs meet in Rabat

17. Africa-China dialogue provides boost to green industrial revolution

18. Ceasefire in Sudan appears to bring some respite for citizens

19. A day without press’ in Guinea as the media snubs ruling junta