Ø  Making Sense of Iran-Pakistan Cross-Border Strikes

Ø  Pakistan, Iran Ease Tensions after Tit-for-Tat Missile Strikes

Ø  Experts react: What’s really going on with Pakistan and Iran exchanging attacks?

Ø  Relevance of Diaspora Diplomacy to Bolster Pakistan-U.S. Relations

Ø  India to be included in foreign-interference inquiry into federal elections

Ø  The Greater Goal in Gaza

Ø  The War That Remade the Middle East

Ø  Report: Foresight Africa 2024

Ø  The Great and the Good in Davos Ignore Afghanistan at Their Peril

Ø  Pakistan calls for concrete steps by UN to stop Israeli slaughter of people in Gaza

Ø  End the war and recognize Palestine, Security Council urged

Ø  Africa now ‘global epicentre’ of terrorism: UN chief

Ø  Nine killed in direct hit on UNRWA shelter in Gaza

Ø  Rejection of two-State solution by Israeli leadership ‘unacceptable’, says Guterres

Ø  Women’s rights key for Afghanistan’s economic recovery

Ø  Gaza crisis: Back two-State solution urges UN chief, ‘once and for all’

Ø  Gaza crisis: Babies being born ‘into hell’ amid desperate aid shortages

Ø  Guterres urges G77 and China to drive momentum for global governance reform


Ø  Putin commends privileged strategic partnership between Russia, India

Ø  US bars Russia from International Grains Council meeting — Russian embassy

Ø  EU not prepared for potential armed conflict with Russia — Politico

Ø  EU has no Plan B for Ukraine aid ahead of next summit — Belgian minister

Ø  Russia says Ukraine had 15-minute warning on PoW flight; Kyiv denies this

Ø  Yemen’s Houthis In Russia Discuss “Pressure” On US, Israel To End Gaza War

Ø  Plans For an India-to-Europe Trade Route Get Shelved

Ø  Oil supply tightens in Europe over Red Sea disruptions

Ø  Why has Belgium vowed to back the ICJ’s verdict on Gaza ‘genocide’?

Ø  Turkey’s parliament approves Sweden’s NATO bid


Ø  SBP Weekly Data ReportØ  Is it time for SBP to alleviate debt burden?

Ø  Pakistan to remain dependent on IMF for next few years: Fitch Ratings

Ø  IMF warns of risks to economy despite stabilization

Ø  Debt servicing up by 74% in first five months of FY24

Ø  PM Kakar requests China to rollover $2bn loan

Ø  Indispensable micro-level reforms

Ø  Exports of non-textile goods shrink

Ø  World Bank touts more loans despite debt sustainability risks

Ø  Financial controls tightened ahead of IMF review

Ø  Oil near 2024 high on U.S. economic growth, Mideast concerns

Ø  Intersectoral health

Ø  AI in agriculture

Ø  How energy-efficient lighting is helping Pakistan counter climate change

Ø  Pakistan faces unique challenge of balancing economic growth with climate change