Neighborhood News Digest- 29 February 2024

Muttaqi Hopes for Improved Relations with New Govt in Pakistan-Tolo News
The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amir Khan Muttaqi, in a special interview with TOLO news said that he is hopeful that the relations b....

Neighborhood News Digest- 27 February 2024

Afghanistan launches Polio Vaccination campaign- The Khama Press
The Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with international organizations, has initiated the second sub-national polio vaccination campaign fo....

Red Sea Crisis and India’s Options

Since mid-November 2023, the maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the larger Western Indian Ocean has been gravely upended due to the repeated attacks on merchant shipping by the Yemen-based Houthi rebels. T....

Neighborhood News Digest- 06 February 2024

Posting of UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan against UN Law: Mujahid- Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the appointment of the UN special envoy for Afghanistan—a vacancy approved ....

Uncertain Winds: Trends in West Asia in 2024

Israel-Hamas Conflict
On 7 October, Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades backed by Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s (PIJ) Al-Quds Brigades executed a multi-domain ‘shock and awe campaign’, ‘Operation Al Aqsa Flood’ i....

Taliban Interim Administration: A Review of its Regional Engagements in 2023

The year 2023 marks the second anniversary of the Taliban’s return to power in Kabul. After more than two years of the takeover, Afghanistan is still in the middle of a deep humanitarian crisis and a grappling economy amids....

Neighborhood News Digest – 30 January 2024

India among 10 countries to participate in meeting convened by Taliban in Kabul- Hindustan Times
India was among 10 regional countries that participated in a meeting of diplomatic representatives convened by the Ta....

Global Situation and Challenges Ahead in 2024

While it is difficult to predict the future, one can be reasonably sure that the forces of change unleashed in the last few years will continue to intensify and create unexpected situations. Black swan events are becoming increasingly common. In 2022....

Neighborhood News Digest – 19 January 2024

Women’s Rights fully secured in Afghanistan: Taliban leader-The Khama Press
Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban leader, has claimed in his latest statements that women’s rights in Afghanistan have been fu....

Neighborhood News Digest- 18 January 2024

UNICEF Announces 950 Community-Based Education Classes- Tolo News
UNICEF announced the establishment of 950 new community-based education classes in Afghanistan with the cooperation of South Korea. UNICEF has said ....

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