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Russia bars Opp candidates from Moscow city ballot

MOSCW (AFP): Russian officials on Tuesday refused to register nearly 30 candidates for elections to Moscow’s local parliament including prominent critics of President Vladimir Putin despite protests over the move. Opposition politicians have been fighting to get on the ballot for September’s elections to the Moscow city legislature as they seek to capitalise on growing…

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ to deliver verdict on July 17

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to announce the verdict over Kulbhushan Jadhav case on July 17. According to official sources, the verdict will be announced at 3:00 pm, according to Netherlands time. Kulbhushan Jadhav who is currently in the custody of Pakistan’s Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs) has been accused…

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US cities attacked by stolen NSA cyber weapon: NY Times

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has lost control of its valuable cyber-weapon to hackers, according to The New York Times. Hackers have threatened vulnerable American cities from Pennsylvania to Texas by using the so-called EternalBlue tool and paralyzed local governments and driven up costs, the daily reported on Saturday. Recently the cybercriminals…

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Saudi intercepts two missiles from Yemen

JEDDAH (AA): Saudi air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s rebels, according to local media on Monday. The Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya television said one missile was shot down over the city of Taif, while the other was intercepted over the city of Jeddah. Saudi authorities have yet to issue an official statement on the…

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Rain keeps Federer waiting in Rome

ROME (Agencies): Roger Federer was among dozens of players kept off court by rain on a chilly Wednesday at the Italian Open as organisers refused to provide refunds in case of a total washout. The policy promises to create ill-will after officials last weekend doubled the price of Wednesday tickets after Federer’s late decision to…

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Rs 100 bln will be spent every year on development of tribal districts: NA told

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The House has now started discussion on “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2019 aimed at increasing the number of tribal districts’ seats in the National Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Defence Minister Pervez Khattak said the National Assembly is going to pass a constitutional amendment bill unanimously on Monday to increase the number…

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Police recovers cache of arms, explosives materials in Parachinar

F.P. Report PARACHINAR: Police foiled a major terror bid and recovered cache of arms and explosive material during an operation conducted in Parachinar area of Kurram district. According to details, the police on Thursday conducted operation and recovered four RPG rockets, one machine gun, explosive material and two IEDs. Police sources informed that the recovered…

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