Ø  US monitoring Pakistan’s electoral process closely: State Dept

Ø  With Imran Khan Jailed, Pakistan’s Election May Be Torpid, But the Aftermath Might Not Be

Ø  Biden’s retaliatory strikes in Middle East come with significant political risk: Experts

Ø  US sees signs Iran is worried about escalating proxy attacks amid heightened tensions

Ø  Russia, Putin, and Ukraine in 2024 with Fiona Hill

Ø  U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, With Ray Takeyh and Robin Wright

Ø  War crimes fears over Israeli ground invasion of Rafah

Ø  UN rights office voices concern ahead of elections in Pakistan

Ø  Amid a funding crisis, UNRWA’s work in Lebanon could end by March

Ø  UN’s political chief warns of escalating toll as third year of war in Ukraine looms

Ø  Rafah a ‘pressure cooker of despair’ in Gaza; US ambassador to UN stresses vital role of UNRWA

Ø  Humanitarian response in Gaza ‘completely dependent’ on UNRWA, says relief chief


Ø  Europe farmers protests: EU scraps plans to halve pesticide use

Ø  Farmers’ protests have erupted across Europe. Here’s why

Ø  Russia and Ukraine exchange 100 prisoners each after UAE mediation

Ø  Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi denounce US ‘interference’

Ø  Sweden closes probe into Nord Stream pipeline blast

Ø  EU recommends ambitious 2040 climate target, goes light on farming

Ø  Russia and China slam US for Middle East strikes

Ø  Putin currently sees Ukraine as US satellite state

Ø  Pakistan, Germany ink deals worth €45m

Ø  Putin currently sees Ukraine as US satellite state


Ø  SBP Weekly Data ReportØ  Economic recovery plan

Ø  Exports of services shrink in December

Ø  Caretakers make record borrowing from banks

Ø  Pakistan signs Roosevelt Hotel deal with US consortium

Ø  Govt privatises loss-making PIA ahead of polls

Ø  DISCOs contribute Rs396b to debt

Ø  S&P hints at upgrading Pakistan’s credit rating

Ø  Trade deficit shrinks to $13.1b

Ø  Oil price surges

Ø  The world just marked a year above a critical climate limit scientists have warned about

Ø  As Pakistan votes, farmers want climate change action – not words

Ø  Elections 2024: Pakistan’s Next Government Faces Pressing Environmental Issues