1.NSA says won’t attend Afghanistan moot in India
2.Pakistan reopens Chaman border crossing to Afghanistan
3.Taliban bans the use of foreign currency across Afghanistan
4.Explosions and gun attacks on central Kabul hospital kill 25 people
5.Anti-Taliban Group Registers with US to Try to Build Afghan Resistance
6.US trying to set up military bases near Afghanistan: Russian Minister
7.Amrullah Saleh asks Ashraf Ghani to release tapes on peace talks with Khalilzad
8.Left Behind After U.S. Withdrawal, Some Former Afghan Spies and Soldiers Turn to Islamic State
9.UN Security Council to meet on Afghanistan

Middle East

10.Lebanese minister: ‘No question’ of resigning over Saudi crisis
11.‘Extremely grateful’: PM Imran thanks Saudi Arabia for $3bn financial support to Pakistan
12.Saudi-Iran ‘proxy wars’ play out in embattled Lebanon
13.Israel approves Palestinian homes after advancing settlements
14.The United States Provides $125 million in Economic Assistance to Egypt
15.UN warns Libya
16.‘Nothing left to burn’: wildfires and floods could turn the tide on Turkey’s climate policy
17.Eastern Mediterranean 2021 drills hosted by Turkey starts
18.Should Qatar offer mediation over Kashmir?
19.Pakistani consortium, Qatar Petroleum to build LNG terminal
20.Iran won’t accept oversight beyond IAEA safeguards agreements: MP


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