Russian President Meets his Chinese Counterpart in MoscowChinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for an official three-day visit, during which he will discuss Russia’s ongoing military campaign in Ukraine as well as other issues of bilateral and international interest with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has once again insisted on his claim that the US instigated the April no-confidence motion against him in order to undermine Islamabad’s “independent foreign policy.” Khan has described his successor Shehbaz Sharif as a “stooge” of foreign powers and has demanded early elections.
Geopolitical changes in the world after the Ukraine war, which overshadowed the global economy, have significantly increased the importance and status of regional organizations. The countries of the Central Asian region, which in recent months held meetings in the form of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the CICA Summit and the legal regime of the Caspian Sea, in order to strengthen their level of cooperation in the turbulent world and to be safe from the harmful effects of global crises, this time in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) have come together to discuss developing trade cooperation.
The last year has brought Pakistan to the brink. A series of rolling disasters — including catastrophic flooding, political paralysis, exploding inflation, and a resurgent terror threat — now risk sending a key, if troubled, global player into full-blown crisis. If the worst comes to pass, as some experts warn, the catastrophe unfolding in Pakistan will have consequences far beyond its borders.
A suicide bomber riding on a motorcycle rammed into a police truck in Pakistan’s restive southwest, killing at least 10 policemen and wounding 12 officers in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces this year.