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Indian forces martyr six more youth in IOK

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred six more Kashmiri youth in Shopian and Pulwama districts of occupied…

Pakistan records 136 corona deaths in last 24 hours

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan has confirmed 136 deaths, joint-highest count in a single day, by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has…

Trump presidency in turmoil after bombshell book, Supreme Court vote

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Donald Trump s presidency was in turmoil Thursday after top ex-aide John Bolton declared him unfit for office in a bombshell…

US has cut troops in Afghanistan to agreed level: general

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The United States has reduced its military presence in Afghanistan to the level negotiated with the Taliban, around 8,600 troops, the…

Naval Command & Staff moot reviews geo-strategic issues

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Command and Staff Conference of Pakistan Navy (NCS) on Thursday reviewed matters related to geo strategic milieu, national security, operational…

Justice Isa’s wife records statement via videolink in the Supreme Court

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s wife on Thursday recorded her statement through videolink in the apex court in a petition challenging the presidential…

Global

Devastating Japan floods kill dozens

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan has been moving northeast, battering large areas of Japan’s main island,…

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Russia and China veto extension of cross-border aid into Syria’s northwest

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Russia and China have vetoed a UN resolution that would have maintained two border crossing points from Turkey to deliver…

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Germany took in nearly 10,000 migrants under Turkey-EU deal, report says

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Germany has taken in the most migrants among European Union countries in the past four years as part of the EU-Turkey…

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Turkish, Italian defence chiefs hold ‘constructive’ talks

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Turkey’s defence minister has said that he had “constructive” talks with the visiting Italian counterpart in the capital Ankara. “We had…

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Brexiteer ex-UK Minister to run for WTO DG, report claims

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Liam Fox, the former secretary of state for international trade and defence, would join a crowded field of contenders for the…

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‘MAGA’ rapper Kanye West disavows Trump as he doubles down on 2020 White House bid

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Kanye West announced his presidential bid via a Fourth of July tweet. The billionaire rapper has long been known to be…

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Pakistan

Rental power corruption case: Court rejects Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s acquittal plea

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court (AC) in Islamabad Wednesday rejected former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s acquittal plea in rental power corruption case.…

CM Murad criticizes Ali Zaidi’s irresponsible behaviour, questions JIT report’s actuality

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday called into question the authenticity of Uzair Baloch’s JIT report that Federal…

82 stranded Pakistanis to return from India on Thursday

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: A group of 82 Pakistanis stranded in India due to COVID-19 travel restrictions will return to Pakistan on July 9, the…

EASA asks member states to take action against Pakistani pilots

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Tuesday apprised its third country operators regarding the issue of fraudulent licenses of Pakistani…

Earthquake jolts Azad Kashmir, Jhelum

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

F.P. Report JHELUM: An earthquake struck Jhelum and its adjoining areas and parts of Azad Kashmir in the wee hours of Wednesday. According to…

JUI-F to organise APC on Thursday

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) supremo Maulana Fazlur Rehman has announced to organise all parties conference (APC) on July 9. Maulana Fazlur…

Afghanistan

Ten police killed in Zabul: Officials

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk ZABUL: At least 10 police were killed in two separate incidents in Zabul province, local officials said. Amir Jan Alkozai, district governor…

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Afghan man reopens oxygen factory to help Corona patients

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: An Afghan man has reopened a long-shut oxygen factory to provide free service to patients suffering from COVID-19. Najibullah Seddiqi says…

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Ghani appoints new governors for 5 provinces

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed new governors for five provinces of Afghanistan, the Independent Directorate of the Local Governance (IDLG)…

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Pompeo asked to speak at House Committee over Russia bounty claim

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been invited to appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss allegations over Russia-offered…

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15 insurgents killed in Baghlan clashes

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

BAGHLAN (TOLOnews): At least 15 insurgents were killed in Afghan air and ground forces operation in northern Baghlan province on late Monday night, said…

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194 of 495 latest COVID-19 tests positive

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 194 new positive cases in the past 24 hours out of 495 tests.…

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Business

Gold trades above $1,800 an ounce for 1st time since 2011

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Gold reached above $1,800 an ounce Wednesday for the first time since 2011, with the precious metal benefitting from its haven…

EU forecast reveals country with lowest GDP growth amid COVID-19 pandemic

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: A recent market forecast was more dismal than earlier ones; Finland’s economy is expected to shrink 6.3 percent this year and…

UK home buyers to receive emergency tax break as part of government’s drive to reboot economy

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Previously, rumours that government measures to help cut costs for anyone buying a home might be delayed until the autumn budget…

Providing basic income could cost Canada up to $72 Billion, parliamentary budget watchdog estimates

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Providing a guaranteed basic income for Canadians struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could cost the government up…

Tokyo stocks close down after three-day winning streak

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed lower Tuesday as investors locked in profits after three straight days in positive territory, while cautiously assessing the…

NBP disburses dividends of 668 Crores among unit-holders

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Funds announced that it has paid dividends of Rs.668 Crores to unit-holders of its open-end mutual…

Sports

Counties agree to play red-ball, white-ball format

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): England’s 18 counties have agreed to play red-ball and white-ball cricket during this summer’s shortened domestic season, the England and Wales Cricket…

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Colombian FA fined $4.6 million

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

BOGOTA (Agencies): The Colombian Football Federation (FCF) and some of its senior members have been fined $4.6 million (3.6 million pounds) for planning and…

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IPL will only be staged abroad as a last resort: BCCI

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

NEW DELHI (Agencies): India’s cricket board will only consider staging the Indian Premier League (IPL) abroad as a last resort if there is no…

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Asian Chess to sponsor 20 Pak players for Arbitration course

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Asian Chess Federation (ACP) would sponsor 20 Pakistani players for the Arbitration course under the International Chess Federation (FIDE). “Chess…

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Afridi to miss upcoming CPL as remains unpicked

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Khan Afridi will not be a part of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as he went unsold…

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Dream is to have a team full of Scousers, says Liverpool boss Klopp

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he was encouraged by the development of the club’s academy graduates and hopes to have an entire…

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Fashion & Movies

Randeep Hooda cleans the beach amid the COVID-19 pandemic

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, actor Randeep Hooda has taken part in a clean-up drive at Versova Beach. On social media,…

Indian actress Deepika Padukone believes that learning comes in any form

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Deepika Padukone recently addressed the Class of 2020 during online streaming of their graduation party. She spoke about how she dropped…

‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ country star Charlie Daniels dies

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Charlie Daniels, a musical force who melded country music and southern rock, showcasing his blistering fiddle skills on hits like…

Coronavirus survivor Tom Hanks does not ‘have much respect’ for people who shun basic precautions

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who recovered after being infected with the novel coronavirus earlier this year, said he does not…

Oscar-winning Italian Maestro Ennio Morricone passes away at age 91

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk ROME: The Oscar-winning composer died in the early hours of Monday at a clinic in Rome after suffering a hip fracture several…

Indian actor Omi Vaidya talks about his anxiety

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: It has been over three months since the lockdown was imposed globally after the Coronavirus pandemic that happened. Nearly all the…

Science & Technology

Zoom rolls out new service

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Zoom Video Communications said on Tuesday it launched a hardware subscription service, seeking to make its teleconferencing app more accessible to…

Uber launches grocery delivery in Latin America, Canada with U.S. to follow

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday further expanded delivery offerings, launching an app-based grocery service in several Latin American and Canadian cities,…

Social media giants change policy over Hong Kong’s national security law

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Popular video snippet-sharing app TikTok will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications…

TikTok announces to stop its app operation in Hong Kong

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: TikTok said late Monday it is stopping its popular video snippet-sharing app from working in Hong Kong due to “recent…

NASA’s spacecraft finds more metal than expected on the Moon

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk The discovery was made as the orbiter surveyed the moon’s northern hemisphere, with researchers now poised to perform a similar study of…

Twitter drops ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’ terms in favor of more inclusive language

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Social media platform Twitter is dropping the terms “master”, “slave” and “blacklist” in favour of more inclusive language. The terms are…

Health

Asthma drug could help control or treat Alzheimer’s disease

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk PHILADELPHIA: A drug used to treat asthma has been shown to help reduce the formation of amyloid beta, a peptide in the…

‘At war time speed’, China leads COVID-19 vaccine race

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL/SINGAPORE: China is forging ahead in the race to develop a vaccine to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sinovac Biotech’s (SVA.O)…

Scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: More than 200 scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to revise its recommendations, after evidence that novel coronavirus in…

Bolivia digs mass graves as cemeteries fill with coronavirus victims

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOLIVIA: Local authorities are digging mass graves at cemeteries across Bolivia to receive a new wave of victims from COVID-19, unnerving Bolivians…

I’ve lost all trust in medical research – the financial muscle of Big Pharma has been busy distorting science during the pandemic

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk By Malcolm Kendrick, doctor and author who works as a GP in the National Health Service in England. His blog can be…

WHO sees initial Covid-19 drug trial results within next two weeks

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The World Health Organization (WHO) should soon get results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective…

Travel

Tourism activities with Turkey may resume soon, German officials say

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLING: Several German officials on Monday said they hope Berlin would soon ease its coronavirus-related travel restrictions for Turkey so tourism activities…

Alacati post lockdown: local tourists start making their way back

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: As Turkey emerges from lockdown, TRT World speaks to three establishments in the tourist hub of Alacati, Cesme, near Izmir. Managers…

Don’t forget us! Paris tour guides protest outside Louvre

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Several dozen Paris tour guides wearing masks and holding Mona Lisa portraits protested outside the Louvre museum on Monday for more…

Greece bans entry to Serbians

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece will not allow Serbian visitors in from July 6 until July 15, the government said on Sunday, as it moved…

US, China left out as England slashes quarantine list

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Travellers from more than 70 “low-risk” countries and territories will no longer have to self-isolate when arriving in England, the UK…

From tubs to toilets, Vietnam hotel opens with gold-plated pizzazz

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk HANOI: A five-star hotel in Vietnamese capital Hanoi has opened with a twist that it hopes will attract guests with intimately expensive…

Articles

Reaction to China’s military exercises hypocritical

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Mark Valencia On July 1, China’s PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Navy and Coast Guard began exercises in the South China Sea that included practice…

‘Missing refugee and migrant children in Europe’

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Yasin Aktay It’s no secret that the issue of refugees is one of the biggest challenges the European Union has faced in the past…

Will George Floyd’s death reshape discourse on racism in Britain?

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Irfan Raja As the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continues to campaign and anti-racist dialogue and events like those in Bristol are unfolding, is…

Refugees in midst of COVID-19 crisis

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

FERHAT KÜÇÜK The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that broke out in Wuhan, China, in December and has taken over the entire world, has been at…

Education and the Middle East

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

ÖMER EREN Education is a unique topic about which everyone has an opinion, regardless of their profession or background. On one hand, it naturally…

Virus is merciless, but love and kindness shall pass on

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Zheng Guichu “let’s stay, and pass on this kindness! Later generations will be good comes out of evil”. Followed this call by Pastor William…

Editorial

Save FATA University from withering away

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

A separate University was established in 2013, specifically, for former FATA to carry forward the noble mission of exploring and expanding vistas of higher…

Directives of price control

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

While chairing a meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Chief Secretaries of provinces to take immediate measures for ensuring the availability of basic food…

Hospitals’ solarisation

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has decided to shift the hospitals affected by power outages of longer duration to solar energy. All basic health units and…

NDTC proposed power generation plan

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

It appears that bitter lesson has not been learnt from the flawed power generation police of 1994 and 2013, which resulted in unaffordable electricity…

New tablet policy for inductees

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

KP, Elementary and Secondary Education department has introduced a new tablet policy, upon the approval of Provincial Cabinet in a notification no. MO-III/ESRU/E&SED/Tablet PCs…

Subsidy to LNG fertilizer plants

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

The dust of massive subsidy doled out to sugar mills is yet to settle down that Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has…

Arts and Literature

Factory Girls by E. Patricia Tsurumi

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk Investigating the enormous contribution made by female textile workers to early industrialization in Meiji Japan, Patricia Tsurumi vividly documents not only their…

Alaaddin Mosque, a Seljuk-era masterpiece famed for its crown gate, intricate decorations

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk The Alaaddin Mosque, considered to have been built by Alaattin Ali of Karaman, a bey of Karamanids, during the Anatolian Beyliks era…

First Things by Hadley Arkes

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk This book restores to us an understanding that was once settled in the “moral sciences:” That there are propositions, in morals and…

Buddha sculpture images to be in Japan school books

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

PESHAWAR (APP): Images of a Buddha’s sculpture being displayed at Peshawar Museum are to be included in school books of Japan, highlighting archaeological importance…

Western Europe’s Democratic Age by Martin Conway

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk What happened in the years following World War II to create a democratic revolution in the western half of Europe? In Western…

King Abdul Aziz Foundation offers a quarter of its Arabic content online

By The Frontier Post | July 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) recently launched its open access initiative after 5 years of hard…