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Anti-PTI alliance finalises candidates for PM, NA Speaker, deputy

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Political parties aligned against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) finalised names for their candidates for the posts of prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly, a senior member of the alliance confirmed Friday. The anti-PTI parties held another meeting on Friday to decide the names for the key posts. Muttahida Majlis-s-Amal’s […]

US Senate cuts aid to Pakistan by $150 million  

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: United States Congress has passed a bill to slash Pakistan’s defense aid to $150 million amid tensions in bilateral relations. The bill will hold the status of law after signatures of US President Donald Trump. As per details garnered, the US Congress on Tuesday approved a $716 billion defense authorization bill to […]

Special court to hear treason case against Musharraf on August 20

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: A special court will start hearing of a high treason case against former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on August 20. Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC), Muhammad Yawar Ali will head the bench that will hear the case. The other members of the bench are Chief Justice of Tahira Safdar […]

Indian forces martyr two Kashmiri youth in IoK

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: At least two Kashmiri youth were martyred by the the occupied Indian forces in Sopore district of Kashmir on Friday. Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported that the youth were killed by the Indian forces during a violent cordon and search operation in the district. The occupied forces also suspended internet service and […]

NAB again summons PTI chief Imran in Helicopter misuse case

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been summoned again by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a case pertaining to the alleged misuse of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopters. NAB has directed the PTI chief to appear before the NAB Peshawar office where he is most likely to be questioned about the […]

More than dozen girls’ schools attacked in GB

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report GILGIT BALTISTAN: As many as thirteen girls’ schools were attacked in Chilas area of Gilgit on late Thursday night. Police told media that unidentified persons attacked 13 girls’ schools across Diamer district and damaged school property. Reports added that the attackers also torched some items in the schools and explosions were also set […]

Global

Putin says ‘ready to go to Washington’, invites Trump to Moscow

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

WASHINGTON/(AFP): Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he had invited US leader Donald Trump to visit Moscow and was ready to travel to Washington for a new summit, as he praised their “useful” meetings. Speaking after their Helsinki summit sparked a political crisis in the United States, Putin said the two leaders planned to […]

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Turkish foreign minister told Pompeo that Ankara will not bow to threats: source

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

ANKARA (Reuters): Turkey’s foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in their call on Thursday that Turkey “will not bow down to anyone’s threats”, a foreign ministry source said, after President Donald Trump threatened to slap sanctions on Ankara. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also told Pompeo that the rule of law applies to […]

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South Africa opens door to future Russian nuclear power deal

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters): South Africa cannot afford large-scale expansion of its nuclear power capacity but would still be open to future deals with Russia, a senior ruling party official said on Thursday, shortly before the arrival of President Vladimir Putin for a summit. Russian state firm Rosatom was one of the front runners for a project […]

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Venezuela’s last anti-Maduro paper clings on

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

CARACAS (Reuters): Three hours before Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper goes to print, a bare-bones staff of 20 journalists toils in its vast newsroom, surrounded by empty desks. A poster on a wall warns employees not to steal toilet paper while another asks for medicine for a reporter’s mother, as the scarcity of basic goods that […]

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600 migrants scale fences to enter Spanish enclave

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

MADRID (AP): Around 800 migrants stormed border fences separating Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco to get into Europe, police said Thursday. Spain’s Civil Guard said 602 migrants made it onto Spanish soil in a massive assault on high, barbed-wire fences shortly after dawn. Migrants cut holes in the fences and threw feces […]

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Heatwave grips northern Europe as Greece burns

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

ATHENS (AFP): Scorching hot weather set the conditions for Greece’s wildfires Europe’s deadliest this century with scores killed while record temperatures in the north of the continent have also sparked blazes causing widespread damage in recent days. Ten EU countries have mobilised firefighters and equipment to help battle the fires in Greece as well as […]

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Pakistan

‘Electricity bills of FATA people being paid by federal govt’

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Tuesday was informed that there were 27 million connections of electricity across the country while electricity bills of consumers in Federal Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) are paid by the federal government. Chaired by Senator Talha Mahmood at Parliament House Islamabad, the Committee was briefed […]

No additional charges on postpaid connection: SC

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday barred cellular companies from levying additional charges on postpaid connections till further orders. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case regarding deduction of high tax and other charges by mobile phone companies. During course of proceedings, Advocate General Ahmad Awais […]

NAB receives about 3,99,861 complaints since inception

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau  (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal Tuesday said the bureau  has received about 3,99,861 complaints from individuals and  private/public organizations since its inception. During this period, NAB authorized 13,180 complaint  verification, 8,587 inquiries, 4,124 investigations and filed  3,401 corruption references in respective accountability courts. Chairing a meeting here at […]

Noted Tabla player, Walidad ustad dies at 69

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Noted Tabla player, Waliddad ustad died at the age of 69, on Tuesday due to multiple health complications. He left behind his widow and seven children. He was laid to rest in Akhund Baba graveyard near Rahman Baba shrine where a large number of local artists, writers and fans attended his Namaz-i- […]

No new tax in KP budget, 41,000 people to get employment: Jhagra

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Taimur Saleem Jhagra said that no new tax was introduced in provincial budget 2018-19, rather changes were proposed in tax schedule and some new sectors brought under tax net. Addressing the post budget press conference here, he said it was difficult for the government not impose new […]

Galiyat receives first snowfall of season

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

M Bilal Baseer Abbasi ABBOTTABAD: First snowfall of the season started in famous tourist spots of the country Galiyat and Murree and their adjacent areas including Nathia Gali, Donga Galli, Changla Galli, Mushkpuri & Miranjani Peak, doubling enjoyment for tourers. Galiyat received first snowfall of the season on Tuesday morning, bringing the mercury down and […]

Afghanistan

Abdullah sees election as key to solving problems

By The Frontier Post | April 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said holding transparent and inclusive elections is the only way to overcome “current problems” in the country. Addressing an event on the 26th anniversary of Mujahedeen’s victory in Panjsher province on Saturday, Abdullah called on the people to participate in elections. Members of Jamiat-e-Islami party’s leadership and former […]

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Protesters demand security on highway

By The Frontier Post | April 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk TIRINKOT: In their second day of protest, the residents of central Uruzgan province have closed Tirinkot, the provincial capital, and demanded improvement of security on Uruzgan-Kandahar highway. The protesters blocked the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway. They said insecurity had increased on the highway and passengers were kidnapped and killed on the highway on daily bases. […]

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Since a decade, Panjshir dam project in doldrums

By The Frontier Post | April 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARAKH: The escape of a Russian company and criticism over the new company has prolonged construction work on the Panjshir Dam while some officials of the Energy and Water Ministry face corruption allegations in the project at the Attorney General Office. The Russian company, which for the first time inked the contract, is […]

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2 ANA troops, 8 Taliban killed

By The Frontier Post | April 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Two Afghan National Army (ANA) troops and eight Taliban were killed during a clash in the restive Shindand district. Taliban gunmen attacked an ANA post in the Chishma area of Shindand district last night, sparking a gunfight, said Jilani Farhad, spokesman of Herat governor. He said two Afghan troops and eight Taliban […]

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Ghani refutes Taliban’s notion behind the group’s latest spring offensive

By The Frontier Post | April 28, 2018

HELMAND (KHAAMA PRESS): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in reaction to the announcement of the latest spring offensive by the Taliban group has said that the group has no justification for the launch of the offensive under the name of Al-Khandaq. In his speech during a ceremony to mark the 26th victory of Mujahideen, President Ghani […]

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4 civilians killed, 7 wounded as suicide car bombing rocks Helmand

By The Frontier Post | April 28, 2018

HELMAND (KHAAMA PRESS): At least five people were killed and ten others were wounded in a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province at around 8 am near an […]

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Business

US and China stop imposing import tariffs

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: China and the US say they will stop imposing penalizing import tariffs, putting a possible trade war “on hold”. The deal came after talks in the US aimed at persuading China to buy $200bn (£148bn) of US goods and services and thereby reduce the trade imbalance. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did […]

US, China agree to ditch trade war: Beijing

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday. The announcement came after high-level talks in the US capital and followed months of tensions over what President Donald Trump has blasted as an unfair commercial relationship between […]

No help yet for Hong Kong stock market

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

HONG KONG (Agencies): The losing streak has hit three sessions for the Hong Kong stock market, which has stumbled almost 600 points or 2 percent in that span. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 30,940-point plateau and it may extend its losses again. The global forecast for the Asian markets is slightly […]

Deutsche Boerse to include tech stocks

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters): Deutsche Boerse, the German stock exchange operator, is planning a major shakeup of the composition of three key indexes later this year that affects technology stocks. Technology shares will now be included in the midcap index MDAX and the smallcap index SDAX, Deutsche Boerse said. Previously, medium and small technology stocks were only […]

US, China talks focus on cutting trade gap

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters): China is “meeting many” Trump administration demands to cut its trade surplus with the United States, but a definitive deal to resolve deep trade differences could take a while to develop, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday. “China has come to trade,” Kudlow told reporters at the White House as […]

Wall Street posts weekly loss as banks, chipmakers weigh

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): The S&P 500 ended lower on Friday after a choppy trading session as bank and chipmaker stocks weighed on the index and investors grappled with U.S.-China trade talks. All three major U.S. stock indexes posted a weekly loss as the markets reacted to reports from the U.S.-China trade summit, rising U.S. government […]

Sports

LA Lakers player makes NBA debut aged 32

By The Frontier Post | April 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BBC): One minute you’re tutoring maths students, the next you’re playing for Los Angeles Lakers in front of Magic Johnson, Will Ferrell and Nicki Minaj. It’s fair to say it has been something of a whirlwind week for 32-year-old Andre Ingram, who finally made his NBA debut after more than 10 years and […]

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Roma send Barcelona out of Champions League

By The Frontier Post | April 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk “Historical debacle,” announces Mundo Deportivo. Ridicule,” blasts Sport. “The Fall of Barca’s Empire,” trumpets Marca. “Without football or fight,” laments El Pais. There is certainly a consensus among the Spanish media: Barcelona got what they deserved in Rome on Tuesday night, suffering elimination from the Champions League at the quarter-final stage for the […]

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Pakistan plays another draw

By The Frontier Post | April 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk GOLD COAST: Pakistan just needed a win to book a 5th place but all such expectations and hopes went otherwise when the green-shirt played another draw against Malaysia in the XXI Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games pool match played here at Hockey Club ground on Wednesday. Things were really proved to be otherwise […]

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RMI MCL: Qabails boost chance to qualify for q-final, Tigers also wins

By The Frontier Post | April 12, 2018

Ali Sheikh PESHAWAR: PPC Qabails and PPC Tigers won their respective matches comprehensively on Wednesday as Qabails strengthen their position for the quarter-final spot of the second RMI Media Cricket League. In the first match of the day PPC Tigers outplayed PPC Jaguars by seven wickets. Batting first Jaguars could score only 48 runs as […]

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ICC team of the year: Babar Azam, Hasan Ali awarded caps

By The Frontier Post | April 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistani young talents Babar Azam and Hasan Ali were awarded their caps for being named in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI Team of the Year 2017. ICC ODI Team of the Year 2017 includes: David Warner (Australia) Rohit Sharma (India) Virat Kohli (captain) (India) Babar Azam (Pakistan) AB de Villiers (South […]

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Morkel joins Surrey

By The Frontier Post | April 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk London: South Africa great Morne Morkel has joined Surrey on a two-year contract ahead of the new English county season, the club announced Tuesday. The towering fast bowler retired from international cricket this month after helping South Africa seal their first home Test series victory over Australia since their apartheid-enforced exclusion. Morkel, 33, […]

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