1.Wang Yi meets Afghan Taliban in Doha, yielding more positive remarks on fighting terrorism: experts
2.Afghanistan’s neighbours gather in Tehran to discuss its future
3.Nato was a political failure in Afghanistan: UK’s defence secretary
4.NATO to convene meeting on Afghanistan in Brussels
5.Daesh Capable of Attacking US in 6 Months: Pentagon
6.Afghan Protestors: Nation’s Bank Assets Should Be Released
7.Food for Work Program Launched in Kabul
8.Islamic Emirate Welcomes Possible EU Office Reopening
9.Pakistan, Iran call for active world response to plight of Afghanistan
10.PM Imran, Xi seek world help to rebuild Afghanistan
11.‘Children are going to die’, U.N. agency warns as Afghanistan verges on collapse
12.Pakistani foreign minister meets Taliban in Afghanistan
13.Pakistan to give humanitarian assistance worth Rs5bn to Afghanistan, says Qureshi after Kabul visit
14.John Kerry and Imran Khan discuss Afghanistan on sidelines of MGI summit
15. IEA to assess academic credentials of religious scholars
16.Up to $857,000 in losses to traders daily as Afghan-Pakistan border crossing stays closed

Middle East

17.Turkey denounces addition to FATF ‘grey’ list
18.Turkey, Qatar express ‘concern’ over coup in Sudan
19.Senior Chinese diplomat to meet Taliban interim gov’t on Qatar trip
20.Most Gulf markets fall in early trade; Qatar gains
21.Iran’s Khamenei urges reversal of Arab-Israeli normalisations
22.Israel holds largest-ever military drill with UAE participation
23.US military exit from Syria unlikely anytime soon, officials say
24.Lebanon: Beirut violence fuels fears of return to civil war
25.Saudi govt revives $3bn support to Pakistan
26.Saudi Arabia launches two initiatives at cost of $10.4 billion to combat climate change: Crown Prince
27.Palestinians in Gaza call to save seven hunger-striking prisoners


28.Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency
29.Egypt’s el-Sisi lifts state of emergency in force since 2017
30.Sudan army seized power to prevent civil war – coup leader
31.Africa to benefit from 110 million doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines