1. Muttaqi Leads Delegation to China to Attend Trans-Himalaya Forum
2. Afghanistan closes embassy in India citing lack of diplomatic support
3. Pakistan announces big crackdown on migrants in the country illegally,

including 1.7 million Afghans

4. Kabul-Jalalabad Highway Reopened After Two Weeks
5. Central Bank: Afghani Increases Against Dollar
6. NAI: Lack of Access to Information Increased By 32 Percent
7. Pakistan Tightens Entry Rules for Afghan Travelers
8. Taliban: 200 Anti-Pakistan Militants Arrested in Afghanistan
9. ‘Moscow Format’: Pakistan, regional countries call on Afghanistan to

‘dismantle’ militant groups

Middle East

10. Egypt’s President el-Sisi to run for third term, opposition decry pressure
11. Saudi-Iran Asian Champions League game cancelled in row over Soleimani bust
12. Saudi Arabia-Israel deal outline agreed ‘sans key Palestine demand’

13. Yemen economy tanks as talks fail to restore truce: NGOs
14. ​Ankara bomb blast: What’s Turkey’s troubled history with the PKK?
15. Biden thanks Qatar’s emir for rare Iran-US prisoner swap deal
16. The UAE holds a major oil and gas conference just ahead of hosting UN climate talks in Dubai
17. Bahrain’s economy grows 2% as non-oil sector expands


18. South Africa gives go-ahead for TotalEnergies to drill offshore
19. Somali land rejects talk of unification with Somalia after Museveni comment
20. Sudan conflict ‘like planning for the apocalypse’, say aid workers
21. Kenyan President Welcomes UN Resolution on Haiti Intervention