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Thursday, February 9, 2023

23 Pakistanis successfully evacuated from Turkey

The Foreign Office on Thursday confirmed that 23 Pakistani nationals were evacuated from the quake-hit Turkiye, while no casualties were reported so far. “So far,...

Google loses $100B m-cap after new chatbot gives...

 Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) lost $100 billion in market value on Wednesday after its new chatbot shared inaccurate information in a promotional video and a company event...

China to receive first Australian coal shipment in...

The first Australian coal shipment to China in over two years neared delivery on Thursday, according to shipping data and media reports, as tensions...
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Record High Exchange Rate of USD against Pak Rupee

The Pakistani rupee has continued to depreciate steeply, as it hit an all-time low of Rs 269.10 against the US dollar in the interbank market, on January 30.

Cost-of-living crisis biggest global risk: Davos study

Global inflation remains at sky-high levels after energy and food costs rocketed last year following the invasion of agricultural powerhouse Ukraine by major oil and gas producer Russia.

Taliban government signs oil deal with Chinese firm

The Taliban government of Afghanistan has signed an oil extraction deal with a Chinese company, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Russia warns Germany to not confiscate its assets

Russia warns Germany to not confiscate its assets and their subsequent transfer to Ukraine may create a dangerous precedent in international law, Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, has claimed.

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Internment of the former interior minister

Despite tall claims of reforms, not much has changed. In fact, there has been an unprecedented decline in the state apparatus since July 1977 after the civilian rule was toppled by the third usurper, writes Dr. Farid A. Malik, ex-Chairman of the Pakistan Science Foundation.

Sino-Russian rapprochement and its limits in Ukraine

China may be willing to back up Russia if it stands to gain economically from doing so, however, China has and will avoid needlessly antagonizing the West, which is the essential market for its goods.

Robust Russian-Pakistani energy ties contribute to stabilizing South Asia

Moscow is aware that it’s the only actor with the capabilities to help avert the worst-case scenario of Pakistan’s collapse which could in turn destabilize South Asia and thus endanger the security of Russia’s strategic partners in India.

No end in sight to Pakistan’s foundational issues

The country – in its polity and its population – remains a confused entity. For a state to become a state, its nation has to be progressive, demanding, competitive, and innovative.

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