With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.
The number of piracy attacks has certainly declined. But the risk of being attacked at sea remains.
Yemen now needs a new kind of politics where its people must be allowed to make their own future.
771,945 have been infected.
Surviving a hurricane in poor countries such as Haiti is no guarantee of surviving the secondary problem of cholera.
The international law on arms transfers is clear: suppliers are at least partly accountable for recipients' human rights violations.
Qatar withdrawing its troops has reignited tensions between Eritrea and Djibouti which the UN and African Union are trying to mediate. This comes as Eritrea is also embroiled in the Yemen civil war.