1. Commission Formed to Hold Loya Jirga: Delawar (Acting Minister)
2. Taliban to sign agreement with UAE to cooperate on airport operations
3. Karzai Tells CNN Burqa is Not Afghan Tradition
4. Davos updates | Urgent need in Afghanistan is saving economy
5.  Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors
6.  Afghan Women ‘Systematically Discriminated Against’: Amnesty Intl
7.Deputy Foreign Minister Calls for Girls’ Education
8.US envoy meets Taliban foreign minister, raises women’s rights
9.Islamic Emirate Pledges Safety for Returning Afghans
10.Pakistan Taliban extends ceasefire in talks brokered by Kabul
Middle East
11. Executions surge 20 percent in 2021 led by China, Iran: Amnesty
12. ‘Palestine an open wound’ says Qatar’s emir at Davos forum
13. No Iran nuclear deal ‘worse’ than even a bad one: Israel sources
14. Iran: Revolutionary Guard colonel ‘assassinated’ in Tehran, says state TV
15. More hardship as a new sandstorm engulfs parts of Middle East
16. Yemeni army reports 4,276 Houthi truce violations
17. Egypt’s Sisi approves law to increase state budget by 6 billion Egyptian pounds
18. UN: 18 million people facing severe hunger in Sahel region
19. African Union chief announces impending visit to Moscow, Kyiv
20. 20 million farmers in Africa to benefit from $1.5 billion emergency food facility
21. Ethiopia’s Tigray forces announce release of thousands of POWs
22. Somalia re-elects Hassan Sheik Mohamud as president
23. Africa Live: Dozens missing in Nigeria after militant attacks