1. Critics lament exclusion of Afghanistan from COP27
2. How Afghans are Turning Balochistan
3. Afghan official says 19 people lashed in northeast province
4. Pakistan reopens border crossing with Afghanistan after shooting
5. Norway promises long-term ties with Afghanistan


US Campaigners Raise Funds for Afghan Blast Survivor
7. Officials agree to boost Pak-Afghan trade via Torkham
8. Pressuring Afghanistan won’t help: Muttaqi
9. Turkey Pushes Afghans Back at Iran Border
10 UNHCR launches 1st microfinance scheme in Afghanistan

Middle East



Erdogan threatens Syria ground operation ‘as soon as possible’


How one non-profit group is spearheading recycling in Lebanon


Saudi Arabia: Resumption of executions for drug-related offences
14. Houthis attack Yemeni oil terminal in latest assault
15. Egypt: Sisi orders private jet to repatriate exiled Sudan leader
16. Iran could attack World Cup: Israeli security chief
17. Turkey launches air raids against Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq
18. Fears over oil producers’ influence with UAE as next host of Cop climate talks
19. Zakhiku: The ancient city in Iraq revealed by severe drought


20. Tanzania to Sign Key $40 Billion LNG-Project Accords Next Month – xj4y7vzkg
21. King Charles welcomes South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa – in pictures
22. Crime ‘worrying’ in South Africa: 7,000 murdered in three months
23. Macron accuses Russia of spreading anti-French propaganda in Africa
24. UK troops may go to Ghana in shift of strategy against terror