1. Report: Global Trends 2040; A More Contested World
2. Under Biden, Pakistan and the US face a dilemma about the breadth of their relationship
3. Russia to boost ties with Pakistan, supply military gear
4. As India ‘Rethinks’ S-400 Acquisition, Russia Puts ‘Everything On Table’ For Pakistan
5. Biden to Withdraw All Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11
6. China Poses Biggest Threat to U.S., Intelligence Report Says
7. US Troops to Leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11
8. A Disarming Mission: A RAND Conversation with William Perry and Tom Collina
9. US Intelligence Raises Concerns About Afghanistan Pullout
10. Why Biden should be careful about courting India’s Modi government
11. Article exposes humanitarian disasters caused by U.S. wars
12. Report: Severe Humanitarian Disasters Caused by U.S. Aggressive Wars against Foreign Countries


1. Russia’s anti-hypersonic missile radar to enter combat duty in Arctic by July
2. Russia tests sea-denial systems with Soviet echoes
3. Turkish Airlines suspends Russia flights
4. Bilateral sanctions illegal, will deliver S-400 as planned: Russia
5. Zakharova said Russia’s response to US sanctions would be inevitable
6. Biden imposes new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference and cyber hacks
7. FM’s trip rejuvenates ties with EU powerhouse
8. Curtain Raiser: Pakistan-Uzbekistan Virtual Summit – 14 April 2021
9. Biden, Putin discuss future summit meeting in phone call
10. Brexit is fuelling tensions in Northern Ireland
11. US to coordinate Afghan troop withdrawal with NATO: Blinken
12. France tells citizens to leave Pakistan ‘due to serious threats’
13. India-Russia friendship is too pragmatic for US and China to ruin it


1. Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows
2. New global compact aims to drive down diabetes deaths, boost insulin access
3. UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month
4. Settler violence is rising in Occupied Palestinian Territory, warn experts


1. SBP Weekly Data Report
2. SDGs-related projects unveiled to attract FDI
3. Pakistan set to achieve fiscal sustainability: IMF
4. Pakistan to make single-dose Covid vaccine
5. Elite privilege eats up $17.4b of Pakistan’s economy, UN report finds
6. Overseas remittances exceed $2bn for 10th consecutive month
7. Wheat production to hit new record this year in Pakistan
8. Govt sets economic growth target at 4.2pc for FY22
9. Big industrial output expands 4.85pc in February
10. Government, SBP coordination is a must
11. Pakistan Single Window to save $500m, says PM
12. G20 extends moratorium on debt interest payments for poorest Covid-hit nations
13. SBP considering issuing digital currency to boost financial inclusion
14. Pakistan, Iran to deepen trade ties by inking FTA
15. Credit to private sector slows down
16. Pakistan promoting regional linkages to deal with economic challenges: FM
17. PM, Uzbek president agree to boost bilateral ties
18. Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy in India
19. How the WTO Changed China
20. Oil prices jump despite fresh coronavirus fears
21. Biden Wants Leaders to Make Climate Commitments for Earth Day
22. Biden’s Earth Day Summit Is a Crucial Opportunity for Climate Action
23. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reschedules the approval session for the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to 26-30 July 2021 from April
24. Global Changes in Secondary Atmospheric Pollutants during the 2020 COVID‐19 Pandemic
25. Reducing water availability pushing Pakistan to stage of water scarcity: Wapda
26. Chairman PCRWR underlines need of building more reservoirs to overcome water scarcity
27. Minister for multi-pronged approach to tackle water issues
28. Food Security in Pakistan: Surplus Food is not Enough to Create a Food Secure Country
29. Pakistan’s rising housing crunch devours fertile land
30. Food to growing population: Call for developing sustainable agriculture
31. A global food crisis is brewing
32. Food and Poverty: Misfortune or Fault?
33. Punjab reports 79 Covid-19 deaths, 2,775 fresh cases
34. The race for antiviral drugs to beat COVID — and the next pandemic