1. Afghanistan urges Pakistan to release 1,000s of containers from port
2. Taliban minister raised refugee assets issue during Pakistan visit: Embassy
3. Afghanistan celebrates heritage, craftsmanship at International Horticultural Expo
4. Guterres Offers Assessment of Afghanistan to UNSC
5. Mass Deportations ‘Could Bring Further Trouble’ to Region: ICG
6. NEPA Calls for Resumption of Intl Projects
7. Turkey deports thousands of Afghans , following Pakistan, Iran
8. Pakistan opens new border crossings amid mass Afghan deportation
9. Russia says Afghanistan’s financial assets should be unfrozen

Middle East

10. US and Iran-backed groups trade fire in Syria. Will it get worse?
11. Saudi Arabia interested in acquiring Reko Diq stakes: Pakistan
12. Israeli Military Storms Shifa Hospital in Gaza
13. Riyadh hosts joint Arab-Islamic summit after disagreements over response to war on Gaza
14. Gaza war pushes tumultuous Israel-Turkey ties into ‘deep freezer’
15. US renews waiver letting Iraq pay Iran for electricity
16. UAE strongly condemns Israeli attack on Qatari organisation in Gaza

17. Qatar urges united efforts for ceasefire in Gaza


18. Ethiopian PM affirms “no plans for invasion over Red Sea ports access”
19. Mali’s military seize control of Kidal rebel stronghold
20. Nations convene in Kenya to hammer out treaty on plastic pollution

21. US to resume food aid deliveries in Ethiopia