Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

United States and Mexico To Co-Host Second Prosperity and Security Conference in Central America

Vice President Michael R. Pence, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Secretary of Government Alfonso Navarrete, will co-host the second Conference for Prosperity and …

PAKISTANI FM HOLDS TALKS WITH U.S. AFGHAN SPECIAL ENVOY

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday received U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan’ peace and reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in capital Islamabad and reiterated his country’s efforts for achieving peace in Afghanistan.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal wrote on Twitter …

Pakistan’s Currency Plunges Against U.S. Dollar As It Seeks IMF Bailout

Pakistan’s currency plunged by nearly 7 percent after the government said it would seek emergency bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The Pakistani rupee briefly weakened to 138 to the dollar on October 9 before settling at 133.6. …

U.S. Envoy For Afghanistan Visits Pakistan In Bid To Further Peace Process

Washington’s new envoy tasked with pursuing a peaceful settlement of Afghanistan’s 17-year war is visiting Pakistan to seek help from Islamabad’s new government in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, the U.S. Embassy said.

Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. …

Pakistan Appoints New Head Of ISI Intelligence Agency

Pakistan has appointed a new head for its main intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) service.

The military said in a statement on October 10 that Asim Munir will replace Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, who is retiring.

Munir was promoted …

Hackers target the Sustainable Development Goals

In October and November 2018, the Belgian development agency Enabel organizes ‘Hack the Goals’, a series of six hackathons in five partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation. Creative teams in Senegal, Niger, Palestine, Morocco, and Uganda will look for …