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Central Asia: A Look Back at 2022 and Projections for 2023

Background The year 2022 has been challenging for the Central Asian region. In addition to the widespread anti-government protests resulting from the tumultuous internal socio-economic and political environment, the external impact of the Ukrainian...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 12, 2022

Afghanistan Clashes Occur Across Durand Line at Spin Boldak: Tolo News Clashes between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and Pakistan military happened along the Durand Line in Spin Boldak port, a spokesman told TOLOnews. Haji Zaid, a spokesman...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 17, 2022

Afghanistan Envoys of Over 10 Countries Discuss Afghanistan at Moscow Format: Tolo News Representatives and officials from more than 10 countries exchanged views on the Afghan situation in the "Moscow Format" meeting on Afghanistan that began on...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 16, 2022

Afghanistan Kabul: Unidentified Man Killed Pakistani Soldier at Spin Boldak Crossing: Tolo News The US State Department said that Washington’s “commitment to the people of Afghanistan is enduring,” in a recently released statement. “We will...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 15, 2022

Afghanistan Foreign Airlines' Use of Afghan Airspace is Increasing, Say Aviation Author: Tolo News Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) said that the number of flights passing through Afghanistan's airspace has increased...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 14, 2022

Afghanistan OIC Opens Mission in Kabul: Tolo News The Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) opened a mission in Kabul with a ceremony attended by senior officials of the Islamic Emirate and OIC representatives. Speaking at the ceremony, the acting...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 11, 2022

Afghanistan Department of Food Safety Forms Within AFDA: Tolo News According to AFDA representatives, the department was created to examine the quality and freshness of foods sold in the nation's markets."With the creation of new departments and...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 10, 2022

Afghanistan First Batch of Afghani Banknotes Arrived in Kabul: Source: Tolo News The first batch of Afghani banknotes arrived in Kabul, a source within Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank) said, adding that another batch will arrive on Thursday....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 09, 2022

Afghanistan Afghanistan Exported $1.8 Billion in Goods in Past 7 Months: Tolo News The office of the first deputy prime minister, Mullah Abdullah Ghani Baradar, said that Afghanistan’s exports abroad have reached $1.85 billion over the past seven...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 01, 2022

Afghanistan Women Hold Protest for Right to Learn and Work: Tolo News Following calls to reopen girls' schools above sixth grade and employment for women, a group of women staged a protest in Kabul to express their concerns about the continued...

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