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Neighbourhood News Digest – 06 June 2024

Afghanistan
Russia Supports Afghanistan's SCO Membership – Tolo News
Zamir Kabulov, Russia's special envoy for Afghanistan, stated that if the Islamic Emirate is recognized, Moscow will support Afghanistan's membership in th....

A Brief Evaluation of Maldives Presidential Elections

The recent presidential elections in Maldives saw the victory of Dr Mohamed Muizzu as their president, beating incumbent President Ibrahim Solih in a second-round runoff. Muizzu received 54% of the ballots, with 46% for Solih. In this episode, Amb Ra....

Neighborhood News Digest – 10 April 2023

Afghanistan
Russia to participate in foreign ministers meeting of countries neighbouring Afghanistan – The Print
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will head the Russian delegation at the fourth foreign ministers’ meeting....

Neighborhood News Digest – 10 March 2023

Afghanistan
Afghanistan blast: Taliban governor killed in his office – BBC
The Taliban governor of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province has been killed in a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. Mohammad Dawo....

Neighborhood News Digest – 09 March 2023

Afghanistan
India to send 20,000 MT of wheat to Afghanistan via Chabahar – The Hindu
India will send its next consignment of wheat as aid to Afghanistan under the Taliban regime via Chabahar, the MEA announced on Tuesday. The d....

Review of Sri Lanka Crisis and the Way Forward

Since its independence in 1948, Sri Lanka faced its worst economic crisis in the year 2022. Initially, in 2022, the country was facing Omicron, a variant of Covid19, followed by deep political and economic distress throughout the year. Economic distr....

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....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 06, 2022

Afghanistan
Zardari Expects to Talk With Kabul Over Threats Facing Pakistan: Tolo News
Pakistan's foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said they are expecting to work with an “interim authority” in Afghanistan to “addre....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 22, 2022

Afghanistan
Acting Min. Muttaqi Meets with Norwegian Charge d'Affaires: Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate's acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, met with Norway's chargé d'affaires in Afghanistan to discuss political and h....

Sri Lankan Leaders: Forcing the Hands of its Citizens

Last Saturday morning (9 July 2022) Sri Lanka faced a level of mayhem on the roads of not only Colombo but all of its major cities as that was most unprecedented but not truly unexpected. For a country that has struggled through ethnic stride, the so....

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