1. EXCLUSIVE Afghan Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and
2. World ‘must engage’ or risk Afghanistan’s collapse, Security Council hears
3. US Voices Terrorism Concerns in Afghanistan, Opts for Taliban Engagement
4. Russia offers the Taliban administration in Afghanistan a ‘discount’ to average global commodity prices
5. Pakistan foreign minister warns against isolating Taliban


Stanekzai Calls on Pakistan to Stop Interfering in Afghan Affairs

Middle East



Seven wounded in rocket attack on Iraq’s Green Zone as parliament sits


Russia strikes northwest Syria IDP camps, injuring women and children


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman named PM
10. Egypt among 20 most vulnerable countries to cyber-attacks: NTRA
11. Nine dead in Iranian attacks on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq


12. Kenya’s new president scraps petrol subsidy
13. Nigeria battling floods ‘beyond control’ as warning given of dams overflowing
14. 4,000 escaped prisoners at large after Nigeria’s jailbreaks
15. Govt blames passport crisis on Russia-Ukraine conflict–3965102