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‘Medium’ to ‘lower’ confidence: US spy agencies express doubts over ‘Russian bounties’ allegations, says new report

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: A fresh intelligence memo casts doubts on the media-pedaled story that US spy agencies were dead sure that Russia supposedly offered…

NYT: Intelligence officials say there is ‘lack of direct evidence’ on Russia-Taliban ‘collusion’

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Despite the absence of evidence and waves of criticism from all sides regarding the media allegations that Russia offered bounties to…

First alerted of coronavirus by our own office, not Beijing: WHO

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: The World Health Organisation has said it was alerted by its offices about the coronavirus outbreak in China by its own…

Pakistan confirms 68 deaths by coronavirus in a single day

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan has confirmed 68 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to…

US marks record 57,683 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours: tracker

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The US notched 57,683 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Friday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, the third consecutive day…

As US struggles with virus, Trump heads to Rushmore for fireworks

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Under fire for his response to America s spiraling coronavirus caseload, President Donald Trump headed to Mount Rushmore on Friday for…

Global

US reportedly sends two aircraft carriers to S China Sea amid Beijing’s drills in area

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: On Friday, Beijing rejected the Pentagon’s criticism of Chinese military exercises in the South China Sea, blaming “non-regional countries” for affecting…

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White House reportedly plans to interview Pentagon officials for ‘political litmus test’

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Over the past few months, several US Department of Defence officials have announced their resignations after being at loggerheads with President…

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Japan sends troops to the rescue as rains pound southern Kyushu

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Japan is sending thousands of troops to join rescue operations on the southern island of Kyushu, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said…

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Deaths as 2 explosions rock Somalia cities

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOGADISHU: Explosions have rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu…

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North Korea says no need to sit down with US for talks

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than “a…

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Heavy rain floods southern Japan, several feared dead

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: More than 75,000 residents in the southern prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. Heavy…

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Pakistan

Park Lane case: Court decides to indict Asif Ali Zardari on July 6

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Accountability court has decided to indict former president Asif Ali Zardari in Park Lane case on July 06. The court has…

Punjab reports 1,341 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab reported 1,341 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, taking the province-wide tally of infections to…

Zilhaj moon likely to be sighted on July 21st: met office

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said that there is fair chance of sighting the moon of Zilhaj, 1441 AH on the…

Pakistan to reopen its border with Iran for trade from tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to reopen its border with Iran seven days a week at four points for trade purposes from July…

Coronavirus pandemic completes 100 days in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre has marked 100 days of ‘action and resilience’ against the coronavirus pandemic that is raging…

Administration imposes smart lockdown in Karachi’s seven UCs

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Smart lockdown was imposed in seven Union Councils (UCs) of District East in Karachi at 12:00midnight (night between Friday and Saturday)…

Afghanistan

Afghan warlord accused of rights abuse awarded highest military rank

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A powerful Afghan warlord accused of kidnapping and raping a political opponent and of committing rights abuses for decades has been…

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Taliban sustained casualties

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): More than 23 anti-government militias were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in Maidan Wardak, Helmand and Zabul provinces. Security officials…

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ANDSF discovered mines

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

ZARANJ CITY (Agencies): Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) by discovering and confiscating 12 round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent…

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After Nangarhar, Takhar also awaits ventilators

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says 10 ventilators exist in northern Takhar province while local authorities confirm only four ventilators…

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Intra-Afghan talks should begin without delay

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative of the United States to Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, has said that in a recent virtual meeting with President Ashraf…

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Senate criticizes inaction on ex-Finance Minister case

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): Senators in Afghanistan’s Meshrano Jirga (the upper house of parliament) criticized the Afghan government for its ambiguity towards the corruption case against…

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Business

Audi, EnBW to turn electric car batteries into grid support tools

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk FRANKFURT: German carmaker Audi (NSUG.DE) and utility EnBW (EBKG.DE) are setting up an electric car battery operation at EnBW’s Heilbronn plant to…

Uber widens taxi app to Tokyo

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Uber Technologies launched a ride-hailing smartphone application in Tokyo on Friday in partnership with three domestic taxi firms, even as strict…

Fiat sticks by terms of PSA deal

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MILAN: Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said the terms of its merger with France’s PSA had not changed after an Italian newspaper report that…

Tokyo stocks close higher on US jobs data

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday, extending rallies on Wall Street following a solid rebound in US employment, but investors remained…

SPI inflation increases compare to last week

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ended on July 02, for the combined consumption group, witnessed an…

SCCI irks over hour long power outage

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), expressed concerns over unannounced and prolonged electricity loadshedding on industrial and commercial feeders,…

Sports

Man City honour Liverpool before emphatic 4-0 trashing

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester City generously applauded new champions Liverpool onto the field before their Premier League match on Thursday — and promptly showed no…

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Curran tests negative for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

London (Agencies): England all-rounder Sam Curran has tested negative for the coronavirus, the England and Wales Cricket Board said Friday. Curran went into self-isolation…

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UFC star Khabib”s father passes away due to COVID-19 complications

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

MOSCOW (Agencies): The father and former trainer of Russian Mixed Martial Arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov has died at 57 after contracting coronavirus, Chechen leader…

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Babar seems to reach 10,000-run-benchmark after Younis: Rashid

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former Pakistani gloveman Rashid Latif has predicted that the limited-overs skipper Babar Azam seems like the player to reach the 10,000-run-benchmark after…

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FIFA president Infantino under investigation over criminal allegations

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Switzerland named a special prosecutor to review criminal complaints against FIFA chief Gianni Infantino and Attorney General Michael Lauber after the men…

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Lewis Hamilton on top as Mercedes dominate Formula One opening practice

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

SPIELBERG (Agencies): Defending six-time champion Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Formula One roared back at Friday’s opening…

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Fashion & Movies

Craig confirms he´s back as 007… one last time

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Daniel Craig, the British actor who famously complained he´d rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, has…

Stuntwoman killed filming Deadpool 2 in Canada

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

OTTAWA (AFP) – A stuntwoman was killed Monday on the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver while filming a motorcycle stunt for the much-anticipated…

Game of Thrones actor warns about husky craze

By The Frontier Post | August 16, 2017

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage  urged fans of the series to stop buying huskies because of their similarity to fearsome “direwolves”, as many…

Salman Khan compensates worried distributors over Tubelight losses

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Salman Khan has scored hits after hits for the past decade or so, naturally spiking expectations of his fans after…

Tom Cruise injured during ‘Mission Impossible 6’ stunt in London

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

Web Desk The actor – famous for insisting on performing all of his own stunts – is said to have broken his ankle in…

Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone fail to bag awards at Teen Choice 2017

By The Frontier Post | August 15, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood divas Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone didn’t emerge as winners at the Teen Choice 2017 award ceremony, where TV show…

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

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…

US not on EU’s ‘safe’ travel list, diplomats say

By The Frontier Post | July 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: The United States is not on a “safe list” of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union…

Sweden losing millions per day as high COVID-19 spread stifles tourism

By The Frontier Post | July 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk STOCKHOLM: With no lockdowns and only minor restrictions in place, Sweden has seen close to 68,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over…

Gümüşler Monastery, Andaval archaeological site reopen for visitors as normalization sets in

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Museums and archaeological sites have begun reopening in line with Turkey’s recently rolled out normalization measures following months of closure in…

Articles

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…

53 years of Israeli annexation of Jerusalem

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Najla M. Shahwan June 28 marked the 53rd anniversary of Israel’s annexation of east Jerusalem, whose status remains one of the most sensitive and…

Resistance against injustice toward Muslims grows in India

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2020

Shakir Husain They are assertive, resolute and articulate. They are attracting admirers and getting noticed by their detractors. They are India’s new Muslim youth…

The US Declaration of Independence demands Americans abolish the police

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Wilson Dizard Sometime in the not-too-distant future, the date July 4 may become obsolete, marking a rebirth of a country alongside a new constitution…

U.S. political persecution deviates from human rights protection

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Zhong Sheng Speaking at the 44th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on Tuesday, Cuba on behalf of 53 countries welcomed…

Welcome to our self-induced national suicide. The UK is entering the worst and most prolonged recession in living memory

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2020

Keith Pilbeam Despite the UK government lobbing billions of pounds at the problem, millions will lose their jobs and thousands of businesses will go…

Editorial

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,…

FBR performance

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2020

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has collected taxes of Rs.3967 billion in the outgone fiscal year, which its authorities claim to have exceeded exceed…

Ban on PIA flights

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2020

When national institutions are either used as political base for enhancing vote bank or their much needed modernisation is deliberately ignored with the sole…

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…