IMF says Pakistan meets performance criteria, review on Dec. 19

  • IMF board to meet on Dec. 19 to review releasing $450 mln tranche
  • Global lender expressed satisfaction over the country's economic performance
By Arab News Pakistan ·

US envoy says no talks with Taliban following Bagram attack

  • The US resumed stalled peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar last week
  • Pre-dawn attack on US-run Bagram air base in Afghanistan lasted more than 10 hours
By SYED SALAHUDDIN ·

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Pakistan urges its relations with US go beyond Afghan conflict

  • US senator says Washington should change Pakistan’s behavior through a free trade agreement tied to security performances
  • US-Pakistan relations have limped on bilateral issues outside Washington’s key concern of Afghanistan
By Sib Kaifee ·

Pakistan lawyers strike over arrest of colleagues in assault

  • Authorities raised charges of treason against 250 of the lawyers
  • Lawyers claim they were enraged by alleged misbehavior by some of the doctors
By AP ·

King Salman, Imran Khan top Twitter influencers of 2019

By Arab News Pakistan ·

Proceeds from 32 govt properties to go for affordable housing

By Arab News Pakistan ·

Saudi Arabia ranked 36th in world on human development

  • UNDP produces report on an annual basis to measure countries’ progress beyond economic growth
  • Saudi envoy to UNDP sees Kingdom's ranking improving as the transformations taking place get noticed
By NOOR NUGALI ·

New group set up to monitor cancer treatment costs

By ASEEL BASHRAHEEL ·

Libya’s Haftar announces ‘decisive battle’ for Tripoli

  • Dressed in military uniform, he announced “the decisive battle and the advance on the heart of Tripoli”
  • Libya has been torn apart by violence between multiple armed groups, many of them backed by foreign powers
By AFP ·

Brussels to ‘rebuild’ ties with UK after Boris win: EU Internal Market Commissioner

  • Both sides then still need to thrash out a new trade and security agreement
  • Any future trade deal had to ensure that the EU’s social and environmental norms were also applied to trade with Britain
By AFP ·

China's aviation regulator raised concerns with Boeing on 737 MAX design changes

  • China is reviewing the airworthiness of the plane
  • China was first country to ground plane in March
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia to stage first professional ladies golf tournament

  • Royal Greens Golf & Country Club will host a Ladies European Tour event in March
By Arab News ·