Sri Lanka
Neighborhood News Digest – 10 January 2023

Afghanistan
Aid Chief Says NRC Cannot Work without Women: Tolo News
The Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugees Council, Jan Egeland, said on Monday that without female staff, they cannot work and will not work in Afghanistan.....

Neighborhood News Digest – 09 January 2023

Bangladesh
US to keep working with Bangladesh in different areas: Biden – New Age
United States president Joe Biden has said that his country acknowledges their enduring partnership with Dhaka and termed Bangladesh’s economic ....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 26, 2022

Afghanistan
Islamic Emirate’s Ban on Women’s Jobs Faces Widespread Reactions: Tolo News
The Ministry of Economy in a statement on Saturday ordered all national and international non-government organizations to suspend thei....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 December 2022

DEFENCE

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 19, 2022

Afghanistan
Afghan Traders Abroad Face Hurdles Investing in Afghanistan: Tolo News
Some Afghan traders living abroad said current problems caused by the banking system and international sanctions, as well as the closed girls....

China: Daily Scan, December 06, 2022

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
December 5, 2022
The State Council, China's cabinet, on Monday announced the appointment and removal of officials. Wu Zhaohui was appointed vice minister of science an....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 18, 2022

Afghanistan
Plan Launched to Collect Major Debts: DABS: Tolo News
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said it has made a scheme through which it will collect the debts of consumers. "We have been able to identify 329 major....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest- October 10, 2022

Afghanistan
Intelligence Head Wasiq Meets Deputy CIA Head in Doha: Source: Tolo News
A source from the Islamic Emirate confirmed that a delegation of the Islamic Emirate met with US officials in Doha on Saturday. The source sa....

China: Daily Scan, September 13, 2022

Top Chinese legislator pays official goodwill visit to Mongolia: Xinhuanet
September 12, 2022
Li Zhanshu, chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, paid an official goodwill visit to Mongolia from....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2022

In the month of August 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of seven expert group, think tank, round table and eminent person interactions with most of them being hybrid but with increasing in person attendance. The month....

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