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New Zealand’s Ardern launches election campaign with promises of jobs, financing

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Monitoring Desk WELLINGTON: With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister…

PM lauds nation’s resilience, response against COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday appreciated the resilience and adaptability of the nation to adjust to the new normal by following…

Baradar meets Khalilzad; discusses peace process

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

F.P. Report DOHA: The Taliban issued a statement on Saturday, saying that the Political Deputy and Chief of Political Office of the Islamic Emirate,…

Kashmiris paying heavy cost due to conflict

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Kashmir conflict has been and is imposing heavy cost on the human life in occupied Kashmir where this conflict has…

Javed Ghani appointed new FBR chief

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (TLTP): In a major development, the federal government on Saturday removed Nausheen Javed from the post of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairperson…

Russia: US Intelligence is involved in drug trade

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

YAKUTSK (Sputnik): US intelligence is deeply involved in the Afghan drug trade at the same time as it accuses Russia of conspiring with the…

Global

UAE restructures government, seeking more agility as it deals with coronavirus impact

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates announced a broad government restructuring on Sunday, merging government entities and appointing new economy and industry…

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At least 34 suspects remanded in largest Turkish narcotics op

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey remanded into custody 34 of 67 suspects early Sunday from a crime group in the largest anti-narcotics operation in Turkish…

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Dozens dead in Japan floods, more rains forecast

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Monitoring Desk HITOYOSHI: Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and…

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Fire breaks out at commercial complex in India’s Kolkata

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Monitoring Desk KOLKATA: A fire broke out at a plastic goods factory in a four-story commercial complex in India’s eastern city of Kolkata on…

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Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past – President Tebboune

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Monitoring Desk ALGERIA: Algeria is waiting for an apology for France’s colonial occupation of the North African country, the president said, expressing hope that…

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India to reopen Taj Mahal despite record daily jump in Covid-19 cases

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Visitors to the Taj Mahal will have to wear masks at all times, keep their distance and not touch its…

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Pakistan

Shehryar, Masood agree on joint strategy

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Parliament’s Special Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi Saturday called on Azad Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan and exchanged…

Coaster driver responsible for Sheikhupura accident: Sh. Rashid

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

LAHORE (APP): Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said that negligence of the coaster driver is the cause of the train accident near Farooqabad…

CM Sindh decides to convert 8672 isolation beds into HDU beds

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Sher Afzal KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Saturday decided to convert 8672 isolation beds into HDU beds in more than two…

PAF aircraft airlifts bodies of Sikh Yatrees to Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: On the instructions of the Government of Pakistan, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 aircraft carrying dead bodies of Sikh Yatrees…

Smart lockdown strategy of PM successful: Shibli

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Saturday said the smart lockdown strategy of Prime Minister Imran Khan against coronavirus succeeded…

CM pays tribute to frontline health workers in flight against COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan while paying rich tribute to the services of frontline workers including health, rescue and police…

Afghanistan

Afghan govt prepares for Geneva conference

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Afghan government is preparing to attend the Geneva conference that will be held in November, where it is expected that international…

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President’s top aide dies of COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Afghanistan’s top presidential aide Yosuf Ghazanfar died of coronavirus on late Friday night, an official confirmed. Ghazanfar, who is also a leading…

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Collections of National Archive unique in region: Minister

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Acting and nominee minister of information and culture, M. Taher Zuhair, paid a visit to the National Archive and said that the…

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Laghmanis forced to buy drugs from pharmacies

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

MEHTHARLAM (Pajhwok): The warehouse of the main hospital in eastern Laghman is full of medicine but hundreds of patients are still forced to buy…

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Afghan cricketers hold friendly match

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): Members of Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team held a friendly T20 match on Friday in Kabul as part of their preparation for upcoming…

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Police foil militants bid to detonate a remote-controlled bomb in city

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KABUL (Khaama Press): The Kabul Police foiled militants bid to detonate a remote-controlled bomb in the city, the Kabul Police Headquarters said. According to…

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Business

Mercedes to recall at least 660,000 vehicles in China

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak. A seal between a…

Dubai records 83% growth in DED Trader licences in H1 2020

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

DUBAI (Agencies): Dubai Economy on Saturday said that it saw an overwhelming response for its DED Trader licence, issuing 1,947 licences in the first-half…

FCCI demands incentives to make economy self-sustaining

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

FAISALABAD (APP): An incentive package is imperative to make Pakistan’s economy self-sustaining and shock-absorbing, said Engineer Ahmed Hasan, former vice president Faisalabad Chamber of…

Govt urged for reopening marriage halls, marquees

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has urged the government to allow restaurants, marquees and wedding halls…

FPCCI congratulates Iftikhar on assuming charge of SAARC CCI

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI’s) Businessmen Panel on Saturday congratulates Iftikhar Ali Malik and Senator Haji Ghulam Ali…

Air France to shed 7,580 jobs: Management

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

PARIS (AFP/APP): Air France management said it planned to eliminate 7,580 jobs at the airline and its regional unit Hop! by the end of…

Sports

Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan retires

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

BEIJING (Agencies: China’s two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player of all time, announced his retirement on Saturday aged 36. It…

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Azharuddin might be the reason behind Younis, Flower knife incident: Latif

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s former wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif, in a YouTube video on Saturday, claimed that India’s former cricketer Azharuddin could be the reason…

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Moeen and Bairstow miss out on England squad for Windies opener

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow were both left out of England’s 13-man squad announced Saturday for next week’s first Test against the…

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Trossard strike seals 1-0 win for Brighton at struggling Norwich

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

NORWICH, England (Agencies): Brighton & Hove Albion beat rock-bottom Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road on Saturday as Leandro Trossard’s first-half goal lifted the…

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Sri Lanka drops probe into World Cup final

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

COLOMBO (Agencies): Sri Lankan authorities have said they are dropping a probe into match-fixing allegations surrounding the 2011 ICC World Cup final, saying they…

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Irfan achieves his 32nd Guinness World Record

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistani martial artist, Irfan Mehsood, has achieved his 32nd Guinness World Record by breaking the latest one of Paddy Doyle of the…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Scaled-down Czech film festival opens in empty auditorium

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

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

Actress Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Actress Christina Ricci has filed for divorce Thursday from her husband of seven years, and is asking for sole custody…

Turkey’s wedding halls reopen with lace-trimmed masks and muted celebrations

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Bride-to-be Merve Kacar adjusted her gown, placed a crown on her head and added the finishing touch of a lace-trimmed white…

Science & Technology

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…

PTA temporarily bans PUBG mobile game in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The famous third person shooter mobile game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, popularly known as PUBG, has been temporarily suspended in Pakistan over its…

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

Dubai airport’s November passenger traffic falls

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Dubai International Airport’s monthly passenger numbers dropped in November, leaving the world’s busiest airport for international travelers needing a record month…

Saudi woman ‘trapped at Bangkok airport trying to flee family’

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

BANGKOK (BBC): A young Saudi woman says she is stranded at Bangkok’s main airport after fleeing her family and having her passport seized by…

Tourists hunker down as Storm Pabuk lashes Thailand

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2019

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT (AFP): Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk struck the kingdom, forcing airports and ferries to…

Galle Face Green Colombo

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Galle Face Green is a stretch of 1,600 feet of blissful greenery and peace. Occupying over twelve acres of land, this urban park was…

Vietnam’s Vietjet continues expansion of international network with new route

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk HANOI: The Phu Quoc – Seoul route will operate daily return flights with a flight time of approximately 5.5 hours per leg.…

Solar-powered Private Island heats up the Maldives

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk MALDIVES: Crown and Champa Resorts has opened its latest property, an eco-conscious getaway that’s powered by the sun, located in Lhayivani Atoll.…

Articles

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…

Who will reap the fruits of Libya’s division?

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Levent Yilmaz In my last few columns I have been attempting to present the latest developments in Libya, especially in terms of energy and…

Emmanuel Macron trips a risky political fuse

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2020

Lionel Laurent The job of prime minister in France’s republic is frequently described as a “fuse,” one that can be usefully tripped to appease…

Is Egypt’s Praetorian state buckling under its own weight?

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Elis Gjevori      With Sisi at the helm, the Egyptian military has tightened its grip over the economy and politics, but the president’s hold over…

Editorial

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…

NIH red alert

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

National Institute of Health (NIH) has cautioned against the peak infections of coronavirus and eight other diseases in the upcoming monsoon season. These diseases…

Drug addiction

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

A news report about the rising trend of addiction of Crystal Meth, commonly known as Ice. The drug barons are particularly targeting the school,…

Arts and Literature

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…

Birthplace of legendary Ottoman architect to regain former glory

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: The historical fabric of Ağırnas, located in the central province of Kayseri, will be brought to life as part of the…