Xi visits Pakistan with $45bn in pledges

A policeman stands guard next to giant portraits of (L-R) Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain, China's President Xi Jinping, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, displayed along a road ahead of Xi's visit to Islamabad April 19, 2015. Xi will visit Pakistan on April 20 on a two day official visit to meet Pakistani leadership. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood - RTR4XX43

China president launches diplomatic drive as US influence wanes

Bangladesh executes opposition Islamist

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman hanged for 1971 war crimes

Pakistan rebuffs Riyadh over Yemen force

Parliament votes to stay neutral in Houthi conflict

Islamabad close to Yemen military decision

Pakistan mulls over extent of Saudi help against Houthi rebels

Pakistan’s Shia fear reprisals over Yemen

Saudi request underlines Islamic divisions and fear of revenge

Pakistan nears deal to buy 8 Chinese subs

Sale would be China’s biggest arms export contract

Xi snub belies China-Pakistan ties

Despite absence from parade, the two are cementing link

Taliban kill 14 at Lahore churches

Attacks renew concerns about Pakistan’s internal security

Tensions rise as Pakistan army raids MQM

Operation recovers weapons from party in Karachi

Avijit Roy

US-Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death

Avijit Roy had been threatened over his secular beliefs

China and Pakistan make an oddball couple

Beijing has stayed the course but the US has blown hot and cold

Pakistan clerics voice security fears

Sharif faces criticism over failure to protect worshippers after mosque bombing

Europe’s banks are pivotal to ECB success

Positives of QE for economy — and banks — are unproven

Pakistan bows to US with Haqqani ban

Stance hardens against militant groups after Peshawar attack

The ‘war on terror’ is going backwards

Fight against jihadis now resembles a more conventional battle

Pakistan PM orders emergency petrol

Alarm over fuel stocks threatens to further tarnish Sharif’s already weak credentials

US seeks Pakistan push against extremists

Kerry praises operations against Taliban but calls for wider campaign

India-Pakistan tensions rise after clashes

Reports of five people killed in Kashmir fighting

Pakistan votes on use of military courts

Parliament responds to security threat from insurgents

US pullout leaves Pakistan fearing blowback

End of US combat missions in Afghanistan risks empowering jihadis