Could China's plan to help Pakistan build nuclear power plants be the first of many pacts in the region?
Pakistan asked the IMF for a loan Wednesday, after allies rebuffed its requests for aid.
It hopes a deal to ship Iranian gas to India via Pakistan can boost its energy supply, regional ties.
Pakistan weighs asking the IMF for a loan, while continuing to battle militants in Swat and Bajaur in the northwest.
The Pentagon wants to send more F-16 fighters. Critics say the jets could threaten India.
Pakistan has overtaken Iraq and Afghanistan in suicide-bomb deaths this year, its intelligence agency reports. Thursday's attack in Islamabad struck the police's antiterrorism squad.
Kabul may have tried to reach out to current insurgents by meeting with former Taliban in Saudi Arabia late last month.
The Army has a mandate to continue its offensive in the Bajaur tribal area until it's won.
A leading religious leader condemned Asif Ali Zardari's comments to Sarah Palin at the UN.
His campaign reveals he made an unannounced trip to North Waziristan, where few Westerners dare to venture.