"Try an innovative way of engaging with them [Taliban]. The way that they were being dealt with has not worked," says Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
Global lender's engagement with Taliban-led Afghanistan remains suspended, says IMF spokesman Gerry Rice, which means IMF funding is on hold.
The Bank, which has provided $5.3 billion to the country since 2002, is deeply concerned about the situation there and the impact on its development prospects, a bank spokesperson says.
The IMF's aid would include an existing $370 million loan program, as well as access to reserves in the form of Special Drawing Rights.
Afghanistan has some $9 billion in reserves abroad - most of it held with the US Fed, says the central bank governor.
The IMF warns inadequate vaccine access and pandemic relief measures are widening the gulf between recoveries in developed and less developed economies.
Any political instability is likely to worsen Tunisia’s economic woes, not lessen it.
Vaccine programs have sparked optimism and encouraged a revision of global growth projections for 2021 and onwards.
A new law allows the State Bank of Pakistan to say no if Islamabad comes asking for funds.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said that when the IMF releases its updated economic forecast next week, it will show the global economy growing at a faster pace than the 5.5 percent gain it projected at the start of the year.
The economic and financial crisis roiling Lebanon is the gravest threat to its stability since the 15-year civil war ended in 1990.
Sunday's move, seen as the boldest economic measure taken by the joint military-civilian government, could provoke a popular backlash as the price of goods and services rise in response to the fall of the pound’s value.
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