Ø  Can Pakistan shed its dependency on the US dollar?

Ø  Can US maintain focus on Asia-Pacific while distracted by conflicts in Ukraine, Middle East?

Ø  Arab Peace Initiative II: How Arab Leadership Could Design a Peace Plan in Israel and Palestine

Ø  Completing the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement: Fulfilling the Promises of a Summer Long Past

Ø  From the Ashes of Hamas-Israel War, Can Economics Drive Peace?

Ø  Greater Conflict-Phase Access to Asia

Ø  WFP Pakistan Country Brief, October 2023

Ø  Humanitarian assistance reaches UNRWA shelters in northern Gaza for the first time since the war began [EN/AR]

Ø  World must not look away from humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, UN chief tells Security Council

Ø  Impact of ‘failed promises’ on climate, evident in Antarctica: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

Ø  Explainer: What’s COP28 and why is it important?

Ø  Hopes for a sustainable planet must not ‘melt away’: Guterres


Ø  Little prospect of Russia oil deal

Ø  World Bank grants $1.2 bln loan to Ukraine

Ø  A hard, bloody winter awaits Ukrainian and Russian soldiers, say experts

Ø  Iran finalises deal to buy Russian fighter jets – Tasnim

Ø  Russia Steps Up Presence in Indian Ocean

Ø  NATO, Ukraine sign cooperation program for 2024

Ø  West sees Palestinians as second-class citizens, Russia’s UN envoy says

Ø  Zelensky doubts if Ukraine ever joins NATO

Ø  Netanyahu gone down in history as ‘butcher of Gaza,’ Erdogan says

Ø  Inflation in Europe falls to 2.4% as interest rates pack a punch. But the economy has stalled

Ø  Hungary Says It Opposes EU Membership Talks With Ukraine

Ø  Op-ed: Europe is leaving a void in a multipolar world

Ø  Baltic foreign ministers pull out of OSCE summit over Russia invite

Ø  NATO chief urges allies to ‘stay the course’ in supporting Ukraine

Ø  Lorries line up at Poland-Ukraine border as truckers expand blockade


Ø  SBP Weekly Data ReportØ  Saudi govt extends $3bn deposit for another year: SBP

Ø  Outflows jump almost 21 times in October

Ø  ‘Pakistani rupee to end 2023 as Asia’s worst-performing currency’

Ø  ‘Domestic debt restructuring will be painful’

Ø  Pakistan’s economy stuck in ‘low-growth trap’: World Bank

Ø  Economy still struggling

Ø  Industry is better for growth than IMF bailouts

Ø  Transforming the private sector

Ø  Prerequisites for attracting sustainable foreign investment

Ø  Oil prices set for sixth straight weekly fall as OPEC+ cuts underwhelm

Ø  Forests to fortune: Journey into carbon credit prosperity

Ø  COP 28: Pakistan seeks Gulf countries’ investment in renewable energy

Ø  Pakistan’s perspective on net zero

Ø  Finding $20 billion annually

Ø  Climate summit in an oil state: can COP28 change anything?

Ø  World to hit 1.4°C of warming in record hot 2023

Ø  Climate disaster fund approved at UN’s COP28 climate summit