United Nations
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.....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - January 02, 2023

Afghanistan
Blast Outside Military Airport in Kabul; Casualties Reported: Tolo News
A blast took place on Sunday morning near the gate of the military airport in Kabul, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said. MoI spokesman ....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 14, 2022

Afghanistan
Attack on Kabul Hotel Sparks International Reactions: Tolo News
The attack on a hotel in the Shar-e-Naw area of Kabul on Monday has brought international condemnation and calls to action. The Chinese Ministry of Fo....

Why Securing the Information Domain has become an Urgent Necessity for India?

A Special Meeting of the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was conducted in India in October this year. It was led by the External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar, on India’s behalf, where he emphasized the increasing usa....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 07, 2022

Afghanistan
UNAMA Calls for Climate Change in Afghanistan to Be Addressed: Tolo News
As the UN climate change summit began in Egypt on Sunday, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) called for urgent glo....

Vif Neighbourhood News Digest - October 11, 2022

Afghanistan
US, Islamic Emirate Held 'Detailed' Talks in Doha: Source: Tolo News
After the report by CNN, a source from the Islamic Emirate confirmed that a delegation of the Islamic Emirate met with US officials in Doha and h....

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....

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Where do African Countries Stand?

Context
On 21st February 2022, President Vladimir Putin recognised the independence of Ukraine’s breakaway regions, Donetsk and Luhansk and decided to support Moscow-backed separatists with a military operation March 17, 2022 International Relations and Diplomacy , Africa , Article , Russia , Energy Security , Ukraine , United Nations , Sudan , Food Security , Mali , African Union , Coups , Russia Africa Summit , Wagner
Israel’s Africa Conundrum: Bilateral Relations, Multilateral Opposition

Background
In the first week of February, the annual summit of the African Union (AU) took place in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the headquarters of the African Union. The principal objective of the meeting was to evaluate AU's achieveme....

VIF Interactive Session with Sunil Bahadur Thapa and Bishow Parajuli

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interactive session with Shri Sunil Bahadur Thapa, Joint General Secretary, Nepali Congress, and Member of Constituent Assembly on 08 November 2021. Shri Thapa was joined by Brishaw Parajuli, Repr....

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