Neighborhood News Digest – 16 August 2023

Ministry: Low Level of Water in Helmand River 'Alarming' – Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate's foreign minister expressed alarm over the Helmand River's lack of water. The ministry said in a statement that Iran's Te....

Myanmar Round-Up: June 2023

The month witnessed important developments within Myanmar. Two military leaders, Lieutenant Gen. So Htut and Lieutenant Gen. Yar Pyae met Aung San Suu Kyi. Internationally, UN Special Envoy, Noleen Heyzer 18 month tenure concluded. She also met, Nati....

Korean Peninsula Back in Limelight Following ICBM Launch

On 12 July 2023, North Korea fired a Hwasong-18 solid-propellant intercontinental range ballistic missiles (ICBM), the longest-ever flight for a North Korean missile, that flew for 74 minutes, triggering fresh tensions in the....

Neighborhood News Digest – 24 July 2023

Toll in Afghanistan flash floods jumps to 26 killed, 40 missing – The Hindu
The death toll from overnight flash floods caused by torrential rain in central Afghanistan has risen to 26, with more than 40 people m....

Neighborhood News Digest – 13 July 2023

Afghanistan: Four people publicly flogged by Taliban – The Print
Taliban’s Supreme Court has announced that four people including a woman have been publicly flogged on accusations of committing “immorality�....

Neighborhood News Digest – 12 July 2023

Taliban halt Swedish activities in Afghanistan after Koran burning – Devdiscourse
The Taliban administration halted all activities by Sweden in Afghanistan on Tuesday in response to the burning of a Koran in Sto....

Neighborhood News Digest – 20 June 2023


Restrictions on women, girls should be removed in Afghanistan: UN – Business Standard
Representatives from several countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) criticized the humanitarian situati....

Neighborhood News Digest – 19 June 2023


Water wars: Afghanistan and Iran’s deadly border flare-up spotlights scarcity crisis – CNBC
Iran and Afghanistan are going head-to-head over control of the supply of a crucial resource that’s shrinking by th....

Myanmar Round-Up: May 2023

During the month, the western region of the country suffered Cyclone Mocha, which further exacerbated the economic, social and humanitarian crisis in the country. There have also been reports about fuel shortages affecting supply of electricity to in....

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