“Unforeseen consequences arise as mysterious UK investments fuel foreign direct investment to unprecedented heights in Germany post-Brexit.”

Germany saw a surge in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, with the highest-ever levels recorded due to UK companies setting up operations to maintain a presence in the EU following Brexit. The FDI into Germany rose by 261% to €25.3 billion compared to last year when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The USA, Switzerland and […]

“Foreign Minister’s Unprecedented Afghan Tour Raises Suspicion: Will He Charm or Charm Offensive?”

The foreign minister of Afghanistan’s Taliban government, Amir Khan Muttaqi, held talks with his counterparts from Pakistan and China during his rare visit abroad. Muttaqi is barred by international sanctions from leaving Afghanistan but was granted an exemption for a trip to Islamabad just days after the United Nations secretary-general again condemned the Taliban government’s […]

“Unsettling Security Visits Haunt Foreign Businesses Amidst China’s Reopening.”

The Chinese government’s tightening of security measures and crackdown on potential espionage has left foreign consulting and advisory firms feeling vulnerable. Several companies have faced unannounced security visits to their Chinese offices, leading to fears that they may be cut off from information about markets, competitors and potential deals. The attention follows President Xi Jinping’s […]

FO announces upcoming visit of Chinese foreign minister to Pakistan, sending chills down the spine of political analysts.

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Qin Gang, will be visiting Pakistan for a two-day official trip from May 5th to attend the Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue. This will be his first visit to Pakistan since taking office. The fourth round of the Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue will be co-chaired by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Qin […]

As Sudan erupts in turmoil, foreign states scramble to evacuate while the US and UK abruptly withdraw their diplomats.

The United States and United Kingdom have helped evacuate their embassy staff from Sudan, while other countries’ evacuations faced difficulties due to the ongoing battles between rival military factions in Khartoum. The fighting, which started eight days ago between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group, has resulted in a humanitarian crisis […]

Cheen ne US-led tech blockade ke baad foreign companies ke khilaf ‘surgical’ retaliation shuru kar diya.

صدر ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ اور جو بائیڈن کے تحت امریکہ کی سربراہی میں پانچ سال کی برف باری کی تجارت اور ٹیکنالوجی کی پابندیوں کے بعد چین ملک میں مغربی مفادات کو نشانہ بنانا شروع کر رہا ہے۔ گزشتہ دو ماہ کے دوران، چینی حکام نے امریکی ہتھیاروں کی کمپنیوں لاک ہیڈ مارٹن اور ریتھیون پر […]

Beijing’s Self-Reliance Driven by Japanese Chip Restrictions, According to China’s Foreign Minister

China’s Foreign Minister, Qin Gang, has warned his Japanese counterpart that Tokyo’s new export controls on semiconductor equipment will drive Beijing further down its quest for self-reliance. The warning came as part of Yoshimasa Hayashi’s visit to China. The foreign ministers’ meeting took place just days after Japan unveiled its plans for export controls on […]