Ø  Pakistan’s human trafficking rating improves as US takes it off ‘watchlist’
Ø  Report:
Ø  Pakistan’s Climate Challenges Pose a National Security Emergency
Ø  Time to hit ‘reset’ on Pak-US relations: Ahsan Iqbal
Ø  IMF reaches preliminary deal with Pakistan on $6B bailout
Ø  Crisis and instability threaten Pakistan’s economy yet again
Ø  Bolster maritime ties in the Indo-Pacific
Ø  Explainer: Rival Islamists in 2022
Ø  Another Quad Rises
Ø  The Palestinians: Overview, Aid, and U.S. Policy Issues
Ø  Afghanistan: Report highlights multiple human rights violations and abuses under Taliban
Ø  Report:
Ø  Guterres hails ‘critical step forward’ on resuming Ukraine grain exports
Ø  WMO warns of frequent heat waves in decades ahead 
Ø  At UN, Pakistan urges focus on children’s plight in occupied Kashmir   
Ø  Analysts say disruptions to Nord Stream 1 pipeline could accelerate move away from liquified natural gas in the region
Ø  Ukrainian officials say campaign to retake parts of Kherson, Zaporizhia oblasts has begun, urging civilians to leave
Ø  UN aid chief says first shipment of grain could take place Friday, but ‘crucial’ details are still being worked out
Ø  At least six missiles hit the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, wounding 15 people, officials say
Ø  Welcome for Ukrainians in stark contrast with treatment of other migrants and refugees, UN special rapporteur says
Ø  The INSTC, a pipe dream for years, is offering a vital economic escape path for Moscow as it battles sanctions
Ø  Roscosmos chief says space agency will focus on creating its own orbital outpost as it exits multilateral project
Ø  Moscow plans to hold strategic military exercises in the east of the country from August 30, defence ministry says
Ø  Yale study shows sanctions are crippling Russia’s economy
Ø  Germany plans gas levy on consumers as Russia turns down supply
Ø  Inflation in Germany has peaked, IFO researchers say
Ø  Europe optimistic for winter as Nord Stream cut comes into effect
Ø  Germany’s Afghanistan mission investigated — What went wrong and why?
Ø  Macron defies criticism to host Saudi crown prince
Ø  Number of IS militants in Afghanistan approximately at 6,000 — diplomat
Ø  Kherson Region to hold referendum, accede to Russia soon — official
Ø  Putin and Erdogan to exchange views on work on Ukrainian grain export center — Kremlin
Ø  Defense minister says Germany has supplied Mars II MRLS to Ukraine
Ø  UN Security Council may consider resolution on grain deal on July 29, says source
Ø  US needs to advance peace in Ukraine, not label Russia as terrorist state, says China
Ø  EU banks continue freezing Russian fertilizer producers’ funds — source
Ø  Russian, Chinese top diplomats discuss Ukraine, SCO prospects
Ø  SBP Weekly Data Report
Ø  S&P downgrades outlook on Pakistan’s long-term ratings to ‘negative’
Ø  Political turmoil intensifying market uncertainties, warns finance ministry
Ø  Privatising state assets without debate
Ø  Dollar dearth creates dislocation in Pakistan’s foreign exchange market
Ø  Import ban on luxury items lifted
Ø  Potential buyers begin on-site inspections of PSM
Ø  Petroleum levy set to rise on IMF demand
Ø  SCO asked to develop economic strategy
Ø  Pakistan’s financing needs of $33.5bn fully met for 2022-23: SBP chief
Ø  New world economic order
Ø  Is the rupee too weak to recover?
Ø  FDI hits 20-month high in June
Ø  Pakistan borrows $22.5bn in FY22 to prevent depleting foreign reserves
Ø  Pakistan urges enhanced D-8 economic ties
Ø  Oil payments create shortage of dollars in Pakistan
Ø  Pakistan’s current account deficit swells to $17.4bn
Ø  Unease about supply-side inflation
Ø  IMF cuts global growth outlook
Ø  Super seeds help boost Pakistan’s rice exports
Ø  Agreement with Kabul reached to facilitate coal trade for power generation
Ø  Oil prices rise on tight supply as attention turns to OPEC+ meeting
Ø  Saving forests from fire to improve environment
Ø  Wasting waste and recycling potential
Ø  Flood alert issued for Punjab
Ø  Armed forces assist in rescue efforts as over 100 perish in floods across Pakistan
Ø  Surprise Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken by U.S.