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Saudi Arabia announces health protocol for domestic Hajj pilgrims

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the 2020 Hajj season, banning gatherings and…

Coronavirus kills 50 more people, infects 3,344 in past 24 hours

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The country recorded 3,344 new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the past 24 hours, taking the countrywide tally to…

Court again defers Asif Zardari’s indictment in Park Lane reference

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday again deferred the indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari in Park Lane reference after his…

Virus pushes US hospitals to the brink, India hits record new cases

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Officials at the epicenter of the worsening coronavirus crisis in the United States warned Sunday their hospitals were in danger of…

6000 Indian soldiers get IOK domicile certificates

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

NEW DELHI (KMS): A majority of the retired Indian Army soldiers and officers belonging to Gorkha and Valmiki community have been issued domicile certificates…

At least 48 doctors in Punjab resign over inadequacy of PPEs

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

LAHORE (TLTP): The resignations of 48 doctors across Punjab have been accepted by the provincial government, according to a notification of Specialised Healthcare and…

Global

Tehran says accord under negotiation with China ‘not secret’

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran has been negotiating a 25-year accord with China and the terms will be announced once a deal is struck, the…

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Libya’s unity govt says ‘foreign air force’ hit key base

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk TRIPOLI: Libya s UN-recognised government Sunday condemned overnight air raids against a recaptured strategic air base in the west of the country,…

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Chile crosses 10,000 virus deaths as president announces aid package

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk SANTIAGO: Chile recorded 10,159 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, as President Sebastian Pinera announced a $1.5 billion aid package to help the middle…

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Responsible behaviour hailed as English pubs reopen

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: People in England appear to have broadly behaved themselves as pubs reopened this weekend, Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock said on…

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‘Beyond worst nightmares’: Argentina’s child poverty rate soars amid pandemic

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk BUENOS AIRES: Antonio Chenarce, a 49-year-old baker and father of three in Buenos Aires, has struggled to make ends meet since losing…

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Saudi Arabia extends expat visas for three months

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

RIYADH (Agencies): Sau-di Arabia announced on Sunday that it will extend expatriate visas and residency permits for another three months free of cha-rge, according…

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Pakistan

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

CM Sindh inaugurates Infectious Disease Hospital

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Sher Afzal KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here on Sunday inaugurated newly established 200-bedded Sindh Infectious Diseases Hospital that would start…

ISPR: Indian violates ceasefire along LoC

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Indian Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Battal Sector along the Line of Control targeting civil population late last night. According…

Asim: Commencing work on M-8 Motorway govt top priority

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa Sunday said work on M-8 motorway would…

Nationwide tally of coronavirus reaches 2, 28,474

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday said that 129,830 patients recovered from Corona so far while 25,527 tests were…

PPP observes black day

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

LAHORE (APP): The Pakistan Peoples Party on Sunday observed black day to mark the 43rd anniversary of imposition of 1977 martial law in the…

Afghanistan

10 Taliban killed in two provinces

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk LASHKAR GAH: Ten Taliban militants were killed and four others wounded during clashes with the Afghan National Army soldiers in two southern…

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Calls for new probe into Education Ministry under Farooq Wardak

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Six years have passed since large scale corruption was reported within the Afghan Ministry of Education with Farooq Wardak serving as…

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Three police killed in roadside mine blast

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk HERAT: At least three policemen were killed and three others were wounded in a roadside mine blast in the Kohistan district of…

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Afghanistan’s Abdullah likely to visit Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is likely to visit Pakistan, at the invitation of Foreign…

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279 new COVID-19 cases reported

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Ministry of Public Health reported 279 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 592 samples tested in the last 24 hours…

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Long-shut factory helps corona-struck Afghans breathe free

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Seven years ago, Najibullah Seddiqi closed his oxygen factory, frustrated with power cuts and with rampant corruption that kept him from getting…

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Business

Banks look to make lockdown branch closures permanent

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: As Spain reopens after the Covid-19 crisis, its banking industry is seizing the opportunity to shrink its swollen branch network which…

Shell boss weighs up moving HQs to Britain

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk AMSTERDAM: Royal Dutch Shell is not ruling out moving its headquarters from the Netherlands to Britain, the oil company’s CEO Ben van…

Big Oil confronts possibility of terminal demand decline

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Although crude prices have rebounded from coronavirus crisis lows, oil execs and experts are starting to ask if the industry has…

Virtual Rawal International Expo 2020 to be held in August

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) would hold first virtual Rawal International Expo 2020 in August. President RCCI Saboor Malik…

Malik called for increased level of connectivity among SAARC members

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik Sunday called for increased level of coordination and connectivity among the SAARC…

Arrangements finalized for Digital Global Apparel Sourcing Expo

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

SIALKOT (APP): Regional President of International Apparel Federation (IAF) and Chief Coordinator Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ijaz A. Khokhar on…

Sports

England tour our biggest series, it’s like the Ashes for us: Kemar Roach

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

MANCHESTER (Agencies): Pacer Kemar Roach feels the upcoming series against England is equivalent to the Ashes for the West Indies team which will look…

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Romania’s Halep hopes to play in Palermo next month

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Bucharest (Agencies): Romanian women’s world number two Simona Halep hopes to take part in next month’s Palermo Open, the first WTA event to be…

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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal crash

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

COLOMBO (Agencies): Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested Sunday after his vehicle collided with a cyclist, killing him. The 25-year-old batsman was…

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Travel quarantine rules relaxed for top sports events

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

MANCHESTER (Agencies): Participants in major upcoming sports events in England will be exempt from travel quarantine rules, Britain’s Culture Secretary has said. The British…

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Grant Flower apologises over knife incident with Younis Khan

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower has aplogised for his controversial remarks regarding the Men in Green’s batting great Younis Khan.…

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Ramos holds nerve again as Madrid beat Bilbao

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

MADRID (AFP): Sergio Ramos scored his 22nd consecutive penalty on Sunday as Real Madrid held on for another 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao to…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan to be released next year

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The Ajay Devgn-starrer sports drama “Maidaan” has been confirmed for a theatrical release on August 13, 2021. “2021 Independence week. An…

Priyanka Chopra completes 20 years in film industry

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: From a girl who dreamt of becoming an aeronautical engineer to global icon now, actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has made her…

Touch The Sky: Rapper Kanye West announces 2020 presidential run

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to “reach for the stars, so if you fall, you…

When Nora Fatehi broke the internet with her famous dance video

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

NEW DLEHI (Web Desk): Nora Fatehi has always been a phenomenal performer and has won hearts with her eye-catching screen presence and dance moves. Today, she…

Czech film festival opens in empty auditorium due to pandemic

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARLOVY VARY: A Czech film festival disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic unveiled a scaled-down programme of movies on Friday with an opening…

Science & Technology

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…

Two Ubisoft execs leave after sexual harassment allegations

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Last month, Ubisoft said it launched an investigation into claims of sexual assault and harassment levelled against some of its employees.…

TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Social media app TikTok distanced itself from Beijing after India banned 59 Chinese apps in the country, according to a…

Russia develops first generation of space defense systems

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia is developing the first generation of space defense systems, head of the Russian Aerospace Forces Sergey Surovikin said on Friday.…

Swiss authorize anti-viral drug for wide use against COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk Switzerland announced Thursday that COVID-19 patients beyond those on clinical trials could be given remdesivir, the first drug shown to be relatively…

World’s pile of electronic waste grows ever higher

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: The world’s mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year, according to…

Health

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…

WHO urges countries to ‘wake up’ and halt virus

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Friday urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to “wake up” to the realities on the…

South Africa’s hospitals bracing for surge of virus patients

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk JOHANNESBURG: The nurse started crying when describing her work at a Johannesburg hospital: The ward for coronavirus patients is full, so new…

EU greenlights use of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Remdesivir, an antiviral drug produced by the California-based Gilead Sciences biopharmaceutical company, has become the first treatment for COVID-19 to receive…

Travel

Myth: Strong baht deterring western tourists to Thailand

By The Frontier Post | June 22, 2019

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: The rise and rise of the Thai Baht, and it’s pushing through the 31.05 to the US Dollar barrier on Wednesday,…

Icelanders in shock as tourism collapse halts economic miracle

By The Frontier Post | June 21, 2019

Monitoring Desk REYKJAVIK: Gudrun Asta Gunnarsdottir found herself at ground zero of Iceland’s latest crisis. Four months into her second pregnancy, the 33-year-old check-in…

Taif season of events to be started in Saudi Kingdom from 1 August

By The Frontier Post | June 20, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi tourism officials have carried out more than 700 inspections of visitor sites in the run-up to one of the Kingdom’s…

Turkey, Russia agrees to increase mutual tourism

By The Frontier Post | June 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russia and Turkey agreed on June 17 to expand cooperation in tourism and strengthen cultural ties at the opening of a…

From Amsterdam to Venice, the impact of too many tourists sparks outrage and action

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk Overtourism is being blamed for everything from climbers dying on Mount Everest to cruise ships going aground in Venice. Popular tourist sites…

Scenic Kumrat valley awaits million tourists this season

By The Frontier Post | June 17, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Scenic Kumrat valley famously known as fairy land awaiting million tourists this season. There are a lot of places, luxurious in…

Articles

As Algerians mark independence, the revolutionary spirit lives on

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Malia Bouattia Algerians fought colonialism for the more than 132 years, now they’re fighting to build a better country. As Algeria’s independence day looms,…

Arctic oil infrastructure faces climate karma

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Julian Lee Beaches, clear blue seas, scorching temperatures and long days. Forget the Caribbean, your next summer beach holiday could be on the shores…

Is the ‘American Century’ finally over?

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu The U.S. was founded on July 4, 1776, with the decision of 13 British colonies to leave the English Monarchy. That’s why…

Wrong for India to think provoking China is countering a ‘Wolf Warrior’

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Yu Ning China-India relations are undergoing their worst crisis since the 1962 border war between the two Asian giants, which has been to the…

The fearful and the fearless

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Urban Lehner Four months into the pandemic, the United States finds itself in a strange and disturbing situation. With only 4% of the world’s…

Russia and US elections: Another hoax, or not?

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Kilic Bugra Kanat The 2016 presidential election in the US is being remembered not only as an election that many pollsters and political analysts…

Editorial

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…

Fast-tracking CPEC

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on Friday to review the pace of work on different projects under the umbrella of China-Pakistan Economic…

Tribal districts’- electricity transmission

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan reviewed the progress on schemes pertaining to improvement and upgradation of power transmission and distribution system in the…

Doctors’ appointment

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government had decided to overcome the deficiency of doctors in government hospitals. The doctors’ appointments made on regular basis through Public service…

Directionless vision

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Cabinet Committee on Energy has decided to lift ban on import of furnace oil to meet the demand of thermal power plants which were…

Arts and Literature

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…

Life in Corona times

By The Frontier Post | July 1, 2020

These days life has been hard, Been trying but it’s like I’ve been barred, Corona virus I know we’ve done wrong, And I know…