As the death toll rises to over 300, emergency services in quake-hit Pakistan and Afghanistan are struggling to cope. Rescuers are searching rubble in northern Pakistan to find thousands of people believed trapped.
"Islamic State" has once again chosen to target Shiites in its latest Kabul attack that killed at least 26 people. Experts say the group is trying to create sectarian rifts in the country and use them to its advantage.
Trump's first year as US president has been seen positively by Afghanistan, while Pakistan feels betrayed and angered by Washington's censure of Islamabad. It's unclear if Trump’s policies will bring lasting peace.
The inclusion of Afghanistan in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would boost the country's economy, but its implementation will be difficult for Beijing without regional consensus and a green light from the US.
Regional politicians have launched construction work on the Afghan section of a natural gas pipeline linking Turkmenistan with Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Even the Taliban are now approving the project.
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