I. PM Imran congratulates newly sworn in US President Joe Biden
II. What Biden’s Defence Secretary Said About Future Relations With India, Pakistan
III. For Joe Biden, an Experienced Foreign Policy Team
IV. Joe Biden Could Rescue The Last Nuclear Treaty—But Don’t Expect Him To Negotiate A New One
V. New Pods Will Allow Reaper Drones To Hunt Submarines And Launch Small Weapons And Drones
VI. In declassified US’ secret Indo-Pacific strategy, India is central, Pakistan has fallen out
VII. Pakistan urges Biden to stick to Afghan troop withdrawal
VIII. Time to heal


I. Europe can only fix its relationship with Africa if it exorcises its colonial ghosts
II. China and EU poised to sign long-delayed investment deal
III. Nord Stream 2: MEPs call for halt to Russian gas pipeline
IV. UK accused of ‘petty’ behaviour in EU diplomat row
V. Experts: the United States uses Russia as an enemy for the unity of the West and avoiding criticism
VI. Zakharova called on the EU to lift sanctions against Syria, exacerbating the crisis in the republic
VII. What Biden’s Team Tells Us About His Russia Policy
VIII. Russia and U.S. Must Not Squander Chances For Cooperation
IX. Patrushev discussed with his Iranian counterpart cooperation between the two countries and the Afghan settlement
X. Biden seeks five-year extension of New START arms treaty with Russia
XI. Russian leftist political parties unite into new electoral bloc ahead of national vote later this year


I. UN, ICRC warn of famine over Houthis’ ‘terrorists’ designation
II. Political chief highlights crucial cooperation between UN and the Arab League
III. UN rights office ‘deeply troubled’ by Russian activist Aleksei Navalny’s arrest
IV. UN adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on protection of religious sites
V. Violent attempt at US Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts


I. SBP Weekly Data Report
II. SBP most likely to keep policy rate unchanged for third time
III. Telecom sector’s tax contribution increased by 129% in FY20: PTA
IV. China to gift half a million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Pakistan
V. Pakistan gets $5.7b in foreign loans
VI. LNG firm moves international court against PSO
VII. LNG company backs out of deal, Pak in gas crisis
VIII. No gas for captive power plants, new connections for industry
IX. C/A turns negative in December after five-month surplus
X. Pakistan’s exports to 10 countries decline
XI. The galloping gap
XII. Right of Way policy for telecom sector approved
XIII. Border trade ranking improves to 111th: FBR
XIV. ECNEC approves Rs70b healthcare package
XV. Pakistan looking for strong trade, investment ties with US: Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan
XVI. Oil import bill shrinks 22.3pc in 1st half of FY21
XVII. Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president
XVIII. Secretary-General welcomes US return to Paris Agreement on Climate Change
XIX. Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast