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Taliban violence pose ‘serious challenges’ to Afghan peace process, says Afghan president

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani warned Monday that Taliban violence is threatening the country s peace process, as he briefed the international…

Britain imposes sanctions on Russians, including top investigator, Saudis over rights

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain imposed sanctions on 25 Russians and 20 Saudis on Monday as part of post-Brexit measures foreign minister Dominic Raab said…

Islamabad urges international community to support well-resourced program for repatriation of Afghan refugees

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reiterated that the repatriation and reintegration of Afghan refugees should be part of the peace and reconciliation process and…

KP CM Mahmood directs review of laws to remove discrepancies

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Monday directed all the provincial departments to meticulously review their respective laws having conflicts with…

Pakistan’s economic future lies in CPEC: PM

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would take Pakistan on the path of rapid progress and…

IHC: Decision reserved in temple construction case

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday reserved its judgment on a petition against the construction of a temple in Sector H-9 of the…

Global

US troops reportedly cost Germany over $1Bln over 10 years

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN:  Germany has spent roughly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) on US troop upkeep in the past decade, according to Finance Ministry…

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French police reportedly discover 11 migrants smuggled in truck from Italy

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: French police have found 11 migrants in a truck that came from Italy, the France Info broadcaster reported on Monday. According…

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Israel announces launch of another spy satellite

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEL AVIV: Israel has announced the launch of a new spy satellite as its foreign minister hints that Tel Aviv may have…

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China signs UN arms trade treaty

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk UNITED NATIONS: China signed a global pact Monday to regulate arms sales that has been rejected by the United States, the Asian…

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Rain hampers rescue efforts after deadly Japan floods

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUMAMOTO: Torrential rain hampered the efforts of tens of thousands of rescue workers in southwestern Japan Monday as they hunted for survivors…

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Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residents

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday opened hajj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 percent of…

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Pakistan

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

More CPEC agreements to be signed soon: Asim

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Monday said despite prevailing…

FO summons Indian envoy, lodges protest

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A senior Indian diplomat was summoned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Monday to register Pakistan’s strong protest over…

PM: Provision of wheat at affordable rate, top priority

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday directed all the provincial chief secretaries for formulation of a well-coordinated strategy under the Minister for…

SC issues notice to NAB

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court on Monday accepted the bail petition, filed by former Secretary Land Sindh Aftab Memon, for hearing and issued notice…

Nurses recruited for COVID-19 duty demand salaries

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

KARACHI (TLTP): A large number of nurses staged a protest near the Sindh Chief Minister’s House at PIDC traffic intersection on Monday against non-payment…

Afghanistan

Taliban attacks stop traffic

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Security sources on Monday reported a cluster of attacks by the Taliban on multiple parts of the Baghlan-Balkh highway, a key…

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12,189 known active cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): The ministry also reported 239 new positive cases in the past 24 hours out of 668 tests. The Ministry of Public…

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‘90% of Herat customs tax lost to fraud’: Governor

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): Herat governor Waheed Qatali says that 90% of Herat customs income is stolen by the mafia in the province, who also…

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India signs 5 MOUs for edu projects

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): Afghan and Indian officials signed five memoranda of understanding (MOUs) at a ceremony in Kabul for the development of educational infrastructure…

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Govt not releasing 597 prisoners: Official

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): The Afghan government revealed one of the main reasons behind the delay in the intra-Afghan negotiations, saying it is not releasing…

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Pandemic crisis: Tough challenge for people amid COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

KABUL (Khaama Press): The first case to test positive for COVID-19 in Afghanistan was reported on February 24 in western Herat province. The patient…

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Business

French drug company accused of favouring profits over lives

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: In the 33 years that Mediator was on the market, it was suspected in 1,000-2,000 deaths among millions who took it…

Patchy demand at stores spells more pain for garment suppliers

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID/DHAKA: Fashion brands and retailers re-opening around the world to patchy demand, and carrying unsold stock from spring have cut fall orders…

Ford’s Bronco SUV bucking to take on FCA’s Jeep

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Monday rolled out the product and marketing strategy for its new family of Bronco SUVs designed…

State-run corporations slaying people, economy: Mian Zahid

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, FPCCI’s Businessmen Panel Sr. Vice Chairman, and former provincial minister…

Wall Street set to open higher on hopes of China-led rebound

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters): Wall Street’s main indexes were set to open higher on Monday, with the Nasdaq eyeing another record level, as bets on…

ICCI for automation of all tax refunds in FBR

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Muhammad Ahmed Waheed has welcomed Mohammad Javed Ghani on taking over the charge…

Sports

Pakistan thrashed 3-1 by India in Asia Cup

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2017

DHAKA (Agencies): India won 3-1 against arch-rivals Pakistan in their last pool match of the Hero Hockey Asia Cup at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey…

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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2017

SHANGHAI (Agencies): Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to…

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Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2017

TIANJIN (Agencies): Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit…

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Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2017

Monitoring Desk TIANJIN: Former World No 1, Maria Sharapova crushed Chinese player Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 in semifinal of Tianjin Open on Saturday to…

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Top cricket stars join HBL Pakistan Super League

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2017

LAHORE (NNI): HBL Pakistan Super League is all set to become bigger and better with more international stars signing up to take part in…

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Sri Lanka players refuse to visit Pakistan for final T20I

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Sri Lankan cricket team has indicated strong reluctance to visit Pakistan for the third and final T20I scheduled to be…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

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…

Science & Technology

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…

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…

Health

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…

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…

Travel

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…

Austria issues travel warning for six Balkan states

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk VIENNA: Austria has issued travel warnings for the whole of the Western Balkans, on the day the European Union added two of…

Articles

The twin tragedies of Iranian civilian airliners caught in the fog of war

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

IBRAHIM AL MARASHI The anniversary of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 is part of an Iranian-American war that continues to this day.…

Abnormal times, abnormal policies

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Ummad Mazhar John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential economists of the last century, laments the indecisive response of policymakers to the Great…

Why there is no Islamic theory of International Relations?

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Asif Manzoor The world of theories is very vast. Theories place central place in any discipline of science, philosophy and divinity studies. Theories of…

Tonya Harding Syndrome in China-US relations

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Victor Gao Tonya Harding was a promising American figure skater, eager to strike more fame and fortune at the world championships and the Olympics.…

Joe Biden jolts India

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2020

Iqbal Khan Almost all presidential candidates talk about resolving outstanding international disputes, including Kashmir. However, they remember very little of that promise, and especially…

Skulls and bones: Algeria’s martyrs and France’s message to North Africa

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2020

Zekeriya Kurşun Turkey taking initiative in the Mediterranean in cooperation with Libya’s legitimate administration, the Government of National Accord (GNA), shifted the balances in…

Editorial

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…

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…

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…