Pakistan is attempting a highwire balancing act between a set of contradictory regional actors and in the process is showing how difficult it will be for the government to maintain the momentum.
1979 not only transformed the region but led to global repercussions still being felt 40 years later.
As the country's Brexit plan stands, its departure from the EU could have both positive and negative implications.
Although Pakistan aims to protect the endangered markhor through trophy hunting, some experts from the Indian side are also making their own, separate efforts to increase the population of the species.
Pakistan's dynamic with Saudi Arabia has historically been of subservience, but the latest visit by Saudi Arabia's crown prince shows that the nature of the relationship could be changing.
Before heading to India as part of his Asia tour, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Pakistan signed memoranda of understanding valued at about $20 billion to help prop up Pakistan's economy.
The International Court of Justice has started proceedings on the case of a former Indian navy commander sentenced to death in Pakistan over charges of being a spy.
Pakistan has denied any involvement in suicide bombing in the Indian-administered Kashmir last week and has called for UN intervention while the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan says he wants stability.
Four Indian soldiers, three rebels, and a civilian killed in Pulwama district of India-administered Kashmir, days after a suspected Kashmiri suicide bomber killed at least 44 Indian soldiers.
As the war in Afghanistan winds down, China looks to make Afghanistan a bigger part of its regional ambitions.
Saudi Arabia also signed investment agreements with Islamabad worth $20 billion on Sunday as crown prince Mohammed bin Salman began his Asia tour with a two-day trip to Pakistan.
The attack targeted a security post in Panjgur district. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is in Pakistan, has announced petrochemical investments in the province.
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