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


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

New group set up to monitor cancer treatment costs


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 ·