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India

James Mackenzie

Reality bites after IMF tells Pakistan to leave rupee to market forces

24 May 2019

ISLAMABAD Less than 10 months after coming to power in Pakistan with visions of creating a welfare system to lift millions out of poverty, economic crisis has forced Prime Minister Imran Khan into the hard realities of an IMF bail-out.

Pakistan says wants peace with India, Modi responds after victory speech

23 May 2019

ISLAMABAD The Pakistani and Indian prime ministers exchanged messages via Twitter on Thursday hoping for peace, after Narendra Modi returned to power in New Delhi in an election fought in the wake of confrontation between the nuclear-armed enemies.

Pakistani central bank lifts interest rate as inflation bites

20 May 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's central bank raised its key interest rate to 12.25% on Monday, warning that already soaring inflation risked further rises on the back of higher oil prices and reforms required for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

Pakistan agrees another multi-billion IMF bailout

13 May 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has reached an accord with the International Monetary Fund for a three-year, $6 billion bailout package aimed at shoring up fragile public finances and strengthening a slowing economy, officials said on Sunday.

Explainer: U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed

01 May 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.

Explainer: U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad

01 May 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.

Taliban announce annual spring offensive in Afghanistan

13 Apr 2019

KABUL Taliban fighters mounted a big attack in eastern Afghanistan on Friday heralding the start of a spring offensive despite ongoing preparations for another round of peace talks.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan says anti-militant push vital for stability

10 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's push to curb armed militant groups in the wake of a standoff with India that brought the nuclear-armed neighbours close to war reflected an urgent need for stability to meet growing economic challenges, Prime Minister Imran Khan said.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan sees better chance of peace talks with India if BJP wins election

10 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin there on Thursday.

RPT-Pakistan PM sees better chance of peace talks with India if Modi's BJP wins election

10 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD, April 9 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin there on Thursday.

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