Ø  Pakistan Seeks US Help Against Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan

Ø  US says has no role in choosing political leaders in Pakistan

Ø  With COAS in Washington, US reaffirms Pakistan’s ‘ally’ status

Ø  Pakistan’s Army Chief Comes to Washington

Ø  Congress Should Ask Hard Questions About Israel Aid

Ø  America’s Indo-Pacific Alliances Are Astonishingly Strong

Ø  China’s Global Energy Interconnection

Ø  Gaza ceasefire ‘in everybody’s interest’: UN humanitarian coordinator

Ø  INTERVIEW: ‘Climate of division’ creating more challenging environment for UN peacekeeping

Ø  UN General Assembly votes by large majority for immediate humanitarian ceasefire during emergency session

Ø  COP28: UN says staggering $7 trillion spent every year on investments that fuel climate change

Ø  Global Refugee Forum opens amid ‘crisis of humanity’

Ø  COP28 ends with call to ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels; UN’s Guterres says phaseout is inevitable

Ø  ‘Rebuild a foundation of hope’ for global human rights: Türk


Ø  Zelenskyy hails ‘victory’ as EU agrees to open Ukraine membership talksØ  Hungary blocks $54bn EU financial aid for Ukraine

Ø  Finland set to again shut its entire border with Russia

Ø  Ireland’s prime minister urges EU leaders to call for Gaza ceasefire

Ø  Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange prisoners in step towards normalization

Ø  Zelenskyy urges new Ukraine aid, as Biden warns funding delay helps Putin

Ø  UK’s Sunak wins parliament vote on deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda

Ø  Poland’s new PM promises to push for full Western support of Ukraine

Ø  EU set to approve budgetary aid to Ukraine worth 50 billion euro in January – EC president

Ø  Austria unblocks 12th package of anti-Russian sanctions, but it is yet to be approved

Ø  Direct Line and Vladimir Putin’s Press Conference

Ø  Russia ready to resume dialogue with US, but groundwork needed first – Putin


Ø  SBP Weekly Data ReportØ  Revitalising Pakistan’s export engine, economic activity

Ø  Pakistan expects $4.5bn in inflows this year: FinMin Akhtar

Ø  High external funding risks remain: Fitch

Ø  SBP holds key rate for fourth time in a row

Ø  IMF wants increase in tax on salaried class

Ø  IMF board to review loan deal on Jan 11

Ø  ADB keeps growth forecast at 1.9%

Ø  Privatisation is not a silver bullet

Ø  Oil prices on track for first weekly rise in two months

Ø  Climate Change: Paving The Way For A Sustainable Tomorrow

Ø  Security of energy supplies

Ø  New climate finances

Ø  Pakistan’s children are feeling the human toll of climate change: stunted growth and school dropouts

Ø  Climate Examining COP28’s potential impact on climate change