Resurgence of the Taliban and its Haqqani allies are not the only disappointments for a people who thought everything had changed a decade ago.
The Pakistanis are furious and are on the offensive, at times saying the US is not helping; at other times saying the US is simply blaming Pakistan for its own failings in Afghanistan.
As ever, finding the truth is tricky business. Perhaps more difficult for both parties is figuring out what the real issue is.
About 80,000 to 100,000 protests, what Beijing call "mass incidents," occur every year, many of them concerning the confiscation of farmland for commercial purposes as the economy continues to grow.
One of the largest armed conflicts in the world is also the most under-reported. Al Jazeera's Imran Garda looks at the war between India's Maoists and government forces.
Al Jazeera travels through China's border region to speak with members of the Uigher population - and is shadowed by plainclothes officers for the entire duration of the trip.
Many Pakistanis have lost their livelihoods, others their homes, and in some extreme cases, their lives.
A closer look at flood rescue efforts reveals a dismal attempt that hardly dignifies an already encumbered people.
Not keen on waiting for what they see as the national government's slow response, Japanese engineers come up with innovative ways of decontaminating Fukushima.
No one would argue now that choosing New Zealand to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup was the right decision. At least that's what Al Jazeera's resident New Zealander thinks.
How does a country recover six months after an earthquake and tsunami? This slideshow might give you an idea.
A wealthy coal-mining town in Inner Mongolia, designed to house one million people, remains nearly empty, five years after construction began.