1. John Kirby: ‘There’s No Plans Right Now to Recognize the Taliban’

2. Key Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossing reopens after nine days

3. Women’s Market Opens in Kabul

4. Taliban urged to uphold Afghan girls’ right to education

5. UNAMA Head Meets With Muttaqi in Advance of UNSC Meeting

6. Taliban gives a warm welcome to China’s new ambassador to Afghanistan

7. Historic fund shortage: WFP warns of leaving Afghanistan

8. Pakistani PM Urges Increased Collaboration With Afghan Taliban to Achieve Shared Goals

9. Over 100 Afghan Security Outposts Built Along Durand Line

10. IEA delegation heads to China

Middle East

11. Why Syrians in the southern city of Suweida are risking everything to protest

12. Houthis leave Saudi Arabia after talks on potential Yemen ceasefire deal

13. Blast at Egypt army base in insurgent-hit North Sinai kills three officers and four troops

14. Libya flood: Derna mayor’s house burnt down in protests

15. Turkey’s President Erdogan and Elon Musk discuss establishing a Tesla car factory in Turkey

16. Russian defence chief Shoigu makes Iran visit to deepen ties

17. Airport in Iraq’s Kurdish region hit by deadly drone attack

18. Govt seeks input on UAE’s SPM proposal


19. ​​Eight dead as Kenyan military helicopter crashes near Somalia border

20. Crimes against humanity continue in Ethiopia despite truce, say UN experts

21. BRICS Now Owns Egypt and Ethiopia’s Nile Dam Dispute

22. Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso establish Sahel security alliance