Ø  US Ambassador Blome optimistic on Pak-IMF talks, says positive feedback to encourage investors

Ø  Pakistan, US collaborate to advance sustainable economic growth

Ø  Pakistan and Iran vow to enhance efforts at a ‘united front’ against Afghanistan-based militants

Ø  US sanctions

Ø  US Warns of Sanctions Risk as Pakistan Inks Deals With Iran

Ø  China and the Middle East

Ø  US Aid to Ukraine Moves Forward – Expert Quick Takes

Ø  AUKUS weighs expanding security pact with Japan to deter China

Ø  General Assembly debates Security Council’s rising veto use

Ø  Report: Allegations against UNRWA staff

Ø  UNRWA seeks $1.2 billion to meet urgent needs in Gaza and the West Bank

Ø  Russia vetoes Security Council draft resolution on a weapon-free outer space

Ø  Report: State of the Climate in Asia 2023

Ø  Recovery in Gaza ‘is not only physical’, UN Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator says

Ø  UN coordinator in Gaza announces new plan to deliver lifesaving aid


Ø  Risk of military incidents on Belarus-Ukraine border quite high: Lukashenko

Ø  Ukraine welcomes delayed US aid but few say they expect Russia’s defeat

Ø  US secretly sent long-range ATACMS weapons to Ukraine

Ø  Sunak to announce UK’s ‘largest ever’ military support package for Ukraine

Ø  Europe risks dying and faces big decisions – Macron

Ø  US shifted conflict in Europe onto EU, NATO shoulders to weaken Russia, says Lukashenko

Ø  Russia ready to cooperate with all interested partners to ensure security — Putin


Ø  SBP Weekly Data Report

Ø  IMF executive board to discuss ‘approval of $1.1bn funding for Pakistan on April 29’

Ø  End of free money era: can Pakistan survive?

Ø  Reform bureaucracy to save Pakistan

Ø  World Bank criticises subsidies

Ø  Pakistan can be $3tr economy by 2047: Aurangzeb

Ø  Oil prices on track to snap two-week losing streak

Ø  UNICEF calls for urgent action to save Pakistan’s children on the frontlines of climate change

Ø  About 282 million people faced acute hunger last year: UN-led report

Ø  Pakistan to Face More Floods, Extreme Weather Events Due to Climate Change

Ø  Deadly Dubai floods made worse by climate change

Ø  WMO report: Asia hit hardest by climate change and extreme weather

Ø  Debt, climate, inflation