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West Asia Roundup-December 2022

Abstract: For West Asia, 2022 ended with a hectic diplomatic activity. Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia visited several countries in the region to ensure the presence of West Asian leaders at the ensuing...

Neighborhood News Digest – 11 January 2023

Afghanistan World Clerics' Delegation Seeks Education for Every Muslim: Tolo News A delegation of Muslim clerics, which has visited Afghanistan, on Tuesday called for ensuring the right to education for every Muslim and emphasized the need for girls...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - January 05, 2023

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate Rejects US Official’s Remarks on Its Commitments: Tolo News The Islamic Emirate rejected the remarks by US State Department spokesman Ned Price and said that the Islamic Emirate is committed to all its promises.The...

West Asia – 2022 Gone by with a Twist

West Asia never ceases to spring surprises. 2022 was no different in that regard except that conflicts became milder but the Black Swan events did not spare them either. As the countries, even the oil rich ones, were beginning to come out of the...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 27, 2022

Afghanistan Deputy Minister Reiterates Commitment to Fight Drugs: Tolo News The deputy minister of counter-narcotics, Abdulhaq Akundzada, said the commitment to fight drugs and said alcoholic beverages, as well as a number of illicit drugs, are...

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia" by assessing the critical dimensions of the visit; dissecting the key areas of interest for China in the Persian Gulf and evaluating...

China Daily Scan, December 12, 2022

He Wei elected Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party chairman: Xinhuanet December 9, 2022 He Wei was elected as chairman of the Central Committee of the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party (CPWDP) on Thursday. The decision was...

China: Daily Scan, December 09, 2022

Xi Jinping chairs meeting of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee: Xinhuanet December 8, 2022 The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting on December 6 to analyze economic work in 2023, hear a...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 08, 2022

Afghanistan Female Students in Grade 12 Take Final Exam to Graduate: Tolo News On Wednesday, female students in the 12th grade took a final exam in Kabul, as well as in other provinces. Some of them were positive about the test, but they voiced...

China: Daily Scan, December 07, 2022

China's pension wealth management market sees steady operation: Xinhuanet December 6, 2022 China's pension wealth management market has seen steady operation since the country launched the pilot program last year, market data showed. The first four...

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