Posts by The Frontier Post

North Korea hits out at US presidential candidate

ANKARA (AA): North Korean media on Wednesday condemned US’ democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden after he criticized Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un. Biden, a former vice president, has recently criticized US President Donald Trump, saying: “Are we a nation that embraces dictators and tyrants like [Vladimir] Putin and Kim Jong Un? We don’t, but Trump…

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17 Taliban dead in Khost, Helmand and Nangarhar

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Multiple airstrikes were carried out against Taliban militants in Helmand, Nangarhar and Khost province killing at least 17 Taliban militants. Informed military sources said Tuesday that three separate airstrikes were carried out in Sangin and Kajaki districts of Helmand. The sources further added the airstrikes killed 6 militants in Sangin and 3…

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Balkh commercial firms, traders offer discounted food items

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Commercial firms and traders have announced a $50 discount in each ton of food items for Ramadan month in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, officials said. The program kicked off and would continue until the end of the holy month in order to facilitate common people. Provincial chamber of commerce and industry…

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Explosion rocks Ghazni City; three killed

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI CITY: An explosion rocked Ghazni city on Wednesday afternoon after security forces ordered an explosive-laden vehicle to stop, but the driver refused to do so and the vehicle was targeted by security forces. Ghazni police said security forces recognized an explosive-laden vehicle and ordered the driver to stop, but he did not…

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Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

LONDON (BBC News): UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC. ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown. ARM’s designs form the…

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British Steel enters insolvency endangering 5,000 jobs

LONDON (BBC News): British Steel has been placed in compulsory liquidation, putting 5,000 jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 in the supply chain. The move follows a breakdown in rescue talks between the government and the company’s owner, Greybull. The Government’s Official Receiver has taken control of the company as part of the liquidation process.…

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Boeing 737 Max: China’s airlines seek compensation

BEIJING (BBC News): China’s three biggest airlines are demanding compensation from Boeing over its grounded 737 Max fleet. Air China, China Southern and China Eastern have filed claims for payouts, according to state media reports. China’s regulator was the first to ground the fleet in the wake of two deadly crashes involving the US-made aircraft.…

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Those using Taliban as a tool are barrier to peace, says Stanekzai

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Senators in the Meshrano Jirga, the Upper House of Parliament, summoned heads of security agencies over a sharp spike in militants attacks in parts of the country which according to reports have left casualties among civilians as well as security force members. The lawmakers said militants have infiltrated big cities where they…

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Germany to invest afg 264m in Afghanistan

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan-German Cooperation will invest 264 million Afghanis in support of the renewal energy policy of the Afghan government. An agreement was signed in this regard between Afghan and German officials representing the Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Energy Sector Improvement Programme (ESIP) with an aim…

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Islamic State in Afghanistan growing bigger, more dangerous

KABUL (VOA): The collapse of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq is doing little to slow down the terror group’s branch in Afghanistan. Newly unclassified intelligence suggests IS-Khorasan, as the group is known, is growing both in numbers and ambition, now boasting as many as 5,000 fighters — nearly five times as…

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