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Neighborhood News Digest – 07 February 2023

Afghanistan
Saudi diplomats leave Afghanistan, relocate to Pakistani capital -sources – The Print
Saudi diplomats have left Afghanistan for “training” and will return, the Taliban administration said on Monday, though three....

AFGHANISTAN: Through the Fog of Instability

Afghanistan is a country that has seen more devastation than prosperity, especially in the last 20 years. The resurgence of the Taliban and its cat-and-mouse game with the West has brought the once lively nation on the brink of starvation and decline....

Neighborhood News Digest – 06 February 2023

Afghanistan
Days After Peshawar Blast, Pak Teams to Ask Afghan Taliban to 'Rein in' TTP – The Wire
Days after the January 30 suicide bomb attack at Peshawar which killed 100 people, Dawn has reported that Pakistan will ask the ....

Neighborhood News Digest – 02 February 2023

Afghanistan
Taliban Tell Pakistan Not to Blame Afghanistan for Mosque Bombing – VOA News
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers Wednesday rejected allegations their territory was used in this week's mosque bombing in Pakistan, urging the....

Talk on “Internal Political Dynamics in the US: Implications on India and the World”

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk by Prof K. P. Vijayalakshmi on “Internal Political Dynamics in the US: Implications on India and the World” on 27 January 2023. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF chaired the ses....

US Critical and Emerging Technology Strategy

As a part of the wider modernisation agenda, the US Department of State announced on 3rd January 2023 the establishment of a new Office of the Special Envoy for Critical and Emerging Technology. The purpose of establishing this office is to bring add....

Understanding Politics in Iraq post-October 2021 Elections

Iraq’s post-2003 political system is facing political and economic dysfunction mired by widespread corruption, economic inequalities and lack of improvement in living standards. The unstable political situation is further accentuated by the influen....

Neighborhood News Digest – 25 January 2023

Afghanistan
Taliban Discuss Restoration of Historical Sites with UNESCO – The Khaama Press
Mawlavi Atiqullah Azizi, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information of Afghanistan met with Brendan Cassar, UNESCO Culture Program Office....

Neighborhood News Digest – 24 January 2023

Afghanistan
Reviewing engagement with Taliban on human rights violation in Afghanistan: US – The Print
The US is reviewing its approach and engagement with the Taliban regime in context of the slew of human rights violations tak....

Neighborhood News Digest – 23 January 2023

Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Top UN delegation tells Taliban to end confinement, deprivation, abuse of women’s rights – UN News
Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, the Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, and the Ass....

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