News Wire | January 2023 Archive

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Pakistan Reels After Bombing Kills Almost 100, Fears More Terrorism To Come

By Haq Nawaz Khan & Pamela Constable | The Washington Post (free)

After frantically combing through the debris of the devastated mosque throughout the night and Tuesday morning, police called off the search for survivors of a terrorist suicide bombing in the highly guarded site where several hundred police and army men had gathered for afternoon prayers.

IMF Upgrades Global Outlook as Inflation Eases

By Alan Rappeport | The New York Times

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday that it expected the global economy to slow this year as central banks continued to raise interest rates to tame inflation, but it also suggested that output would be more resilient than previously anticipated and that a global recession would probably be avoided.

U.S. Military Poised to Secure New Access to Key Philippine Bases

By Ellen Nakashima & Rebecca Tan | The Washington Post

The U.S. military is poised to secure expanded access to key bases in the Philippines on the heels of a significant revamp of U.S. force posture in Japan—developments that reflect the allies’ concern with an increasingly fraught security environment in the region and a desire to deepen alliances with the United States, according to U.S. and Philippine officials.

Blinken Heads to West Bank After Surge in Violence

By Michael Crowley & Patrick Kingsley | The New York Times

Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the occupied West Bank on Tuesday for a meeting with the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, in the final stop of a whirlwind regional tour aimed, in part, at calming a spasm of tensions in the region.

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