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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | Today's Paper

Afghan peace deal in jeopardy as Taliban break off talks with Kabul

By Reuter

April 7, 2020 – 3:39 pm

KABUL: The Taliban broke off talks with the Afghan government on a prisoner exchange on Tuesday, a main step in peace talks being brokered by the United States after it agreed on a troop withdrawal pact with the militants.

Pakistan’s forex reserves slump 12% in just weeks amid coronavirus outbreak

By Reuter

April 6, 2020 – 3:39 pm

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign exchanges reserves plunged more than 12% or $1.6 billion over just three weeks in March as the coronavirus outbreak roiled global financial markets, the latest data from the central bank showed.

Thousands of Pakistanis in UAE seek to return home amid coronavirus outbreak

By Reuter

April 6, 2020 – 3:36 pm

DUBAI: More than 20,000 Pakistani workers stuck in the United Arab Emirates are seeking to return home, as the Gulf Arab state tightens restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

US faces ‘really bad’ week as coronavirus deaths spike

By Reuter

April 6, 2020 – 3:33 pm

WASHINGTON: The United States is entering what a senior official warned on Sunday would be the “hardest” week of the coronavirus crisis as the death toll mounted, but some saw glimmers of hope from a slight slowing of fatalities in hard-hit New York.

Planned $1 billion US aid cut would hit Afghan security force funds

By Reuter

April 5, 2020 – 8:34 pm

WASHINGTON: A planned $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan would come from funds for Afghan security forces, according to three U.S. sources, a step experts said would undercut both Kabul s ability to fight the Taliban and its leverage to negotiate a peace deal with them.