1.Pakistan to host Troika Plus meet on Afghanistan on Thursday  
2.Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi arrives in Pakistan  
3.China says will attend meeting on Afghanistan hosted by Pakistan  
4.Afghan FM’s visit to Pakistan ‘significant,’ says Pakistan’s Kabul envoy  
5.New US envoy for Afghanistan to visit Pakistan this week
6.After Pakistan, China also snubs India-hosted summit on Afghanistan  
7.Tax abolished on all items exported by Afghanistan: Fawad  
8.Taliban to take military actions if talks between TTP and Pakistani government fail  
9.Before Collapse, Plan Was in Place for Inclusive Govt: Khalilzad  
10.Pakistan, Afghanistan open Chaman border crossing after nearly a month  

Middle East

11.UAE foreign minister meets Syria’s Assad in Damascus
12.Pakistan’s naval chief arrives in Kuwait for defense cooperation talks
13.Saudi Arabia’s economy grows at fastest rate in nearly a decade
14.Arab League hails ‘positive’ talks with Lebanon over GCC row
15.Blinken says Egypt has more ‘issues of concern’ on human rights ahead of dialogue
16.Palestinians slam Israeli comments on US consulate in Jerusalem
17.‘EU not paying money to Turkish gov’t, but supporting refugees’
18.Paris Climate Agreement comes into effect in Turkey
19.Iran’s failure to tackle climate change – a question of priority
20.Rise in energy prices increases Qatar’s budget surplus
21.Iraq’s political instability raises Al-Sistani succession stakes


20.South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa plays down ANC election setback
21.WFP: $65 Million Needed to Ease Zimbabwe Food Insecurity
22.A wealth of sorrow: why Nigeria’s abundant oil reserves are really a curse
23.Foreign envoys eye ‘small window’ to end Ethiopia war
24.West Africa bloc ECOWAS imposes sanctions on Mali leaders