Ø  Taliban wages campaign of targeted killings against former members of Afghan security forces Ø  Pakistan ‘welcomes’ second round of US-Taliban talks in Doha
Ø  Pakistan pledges $28m in Afghanistan humanitarian support
Ø  NATO Chief Says Mission Creep Corrupt Hurt Afghan Effort
Ø  Host’s headache: Invite list for Biden’s democracy summit proves divisive
Ø  Where Afghanistan’s New Taliban Leaders Went to School
Ø  Dozens of Former Afghan Security Forces Dead or Missing Under Taliban, Report Says
Ø  Report Link:
Ø  Report: Biden Administration Signals Plans for an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Ø  Report: China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress
Ø  Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief
Ø  Defense Primer: What Is Command and Control?
Ø  Getting the world unstuck on the Sustainable Development Goals
Ø  All Against All: The Sectarian Resurgence in the Post-American Middle East
Ø  The Last Days of Intervention: Afghanistan and the Delusions of Maximalism
Ø  Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds One Entry to Its Sanctions List
Ø  Sustainable Development Hinges on Collaboration between Aid, Peace-building Efforts, Says Secretary-General at Launch of Global Humanitarian Overview
Ø  “Group of 77” Developing Countries and China Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stresses Need for Vaccine Equity, Fairer Global Economic Architecture
Ø  WFP appeals for greater support for Afghanistan as hunger increases
Ø  Conference to Create Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Middle East, Says It Would Strengthen Global Non-Proliferation Norms, Help Build Safer World
Ø  ‘Turning point’ reached for survivors of ISIL crimes in Iraq, Security Council hears
Ø  Drowning of 27 migrants in English Channel is worst disaster on record: IOM
Ø  Interview: ISIL survivors can be assured of international support     


Ø Ceremony Commemorating 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Spain
Ø  Visit of Expert Delegation from Pakistan to Brussels to discuss Non-Traditional Security Challenges with EU and NATO
Ø  9th Meeting of the Russia-Pakistan Joint Working Group on Combating International Terrorism and Other Challenges to Security
Ø  Foreign Minister attends the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM13)
Ø  Immigration to UK fell by almost 90% in 2020
Ø  Sweden’s 1st female PM resigns hours after appointment
Ø  Russia and America’s top generals speak by phone


Ø  SBP Weekly Data Report
Ø  Trade balance in Pakistan rapidly getting worse
Ø  ‘Mini-budget’ with adjustments worth Rs600bn finalised
Ø  Billion Tree Tsunami project being probed: NAB chief
Ø  Saudi Arabia, Pakistan sign agreement for $3bn deposit
Ø  PM Imran Khan says ‘heavy damage’ inflicted on economy due to smuggling
Ø  An unholy alliance
Ø  Circular debt rising by Rs35bn a month
Ø  Exports touch record high at $2.9b
Ø  No steps to curb swelling imports Ø  Ministry concedes economy faces inflationary, external pressures
Ø  Imports of 30 items surge 142pc in November
Ø  The wages of the IMF
Ø  Islamabad snubs Delhi’s wheat transit proposal
Ø  SBP responds to policy rate concerns
Ø  Panic gives way to carnage at stock market
Ø  Samsung starts producing mobile phones in Pakistan
Ø  November inflation hits 11.5pc, highest in 20 months
Ø  USA, UK, China remain top three destinations for Pakistani exports in 4MFY22
Ø  Current account deficit surges to $5.1bn in 4MFY22
Ø  Oil ends higher after a day of wild swings on OPEC, Omicron
Ø  Food insecurity in Pakistan
Ø  ADB confirms Pakistan’s inclusion into its first-ever Energy Transition Mechanism
Ø  UNESCO’s mission to mitigate climate change to be supported
Ø  These 11 countries could face extreme instability from climate change, says U.S. intelligence
Ø  How Lahore became world’s most polluted city
Ø  Nature-based solutions can mitigate impact of climate change on agriculture