Comment: As Arab leaders have sought to cosy up to Trump in his first 100 days, citizens of the region have significantly less reason to be positive, writes Rami Khouri.
At least 10 people were killed, including women and children, when a passenger vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Pakistan's northwest tribal region on Tuesday, officials said.
Afghanistan witnessed another massacre of security forces this week, which saw US defence minister Jim Mattis make a surprise visit to the war-torn country.
Over 100 military personnel, mainly young recruits, were killed in the deadly Taliban assault on an army base in northern Afghanistan.
Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant player, writes Naveed Ahmad.
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb hit Islamic State positions in the Achin district in the eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday.
Comment: Unlike in Iraq and Syria, casualties resulting from US airstrikes often go unreported, leaving the victims anonymous, and numbers unknown, writes Emran Feroz.
A roadside bomb killed nine policemen and wounded four others outside their checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
An American soldier was killed during operations against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan late on Saturday, the US military said in a statement posted on Twitter.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honor bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen.