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Thursday, October 1, 2020

China launches sanctions regime after US moves on TikTok, WeChat

China on Saturday launched a mechanism that would allow it to sanction foreign companies, upping the ante in a tech war with the United...

TikTok files petition against Trump administration

Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network,...

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from...

ByteDance’s bid to keep most of TikTok faces major hurdles

China’s ByteDance faces an uphill struggle to convince the White House to allow it to keep majority ownership of its popular short video app...

Exclusive: Top Huawei executives had close ties to company at center...

An obscure Hong Kong-registered company stands at the center of the U.S. criminal case against China’s Huawei Technologies and its chief financial officer. U.S. authorities...

ByteDance picks Oracle as partner to try to save TikTok U.S...

Oracle beat Microsoft in the battle for the U.S. arm of TikTok with a deal structured as a partnership rather than an outright sale...

Tesla launches fast electric car charging

Managers at electric carmaker Tesla on Thursday demonstrated new supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus, saying they were looking at more target cities...

EU urges Facebook, Google, Twitter to do more against fake news

The European Commission on Thursday urged Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, Twitter, and other tech rivals to try harder to be more effective, two years after...

Huawei to share progress on Android rival Harmony OS

Huawei Technologies is expected to respond on Thursday to the latest salvo of US technology restrictions against it and share its progress on developing...

ECC forms committee to issue 5G licence

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has formed a committee for finalising the process of licence issuance of 5G technology in Pakistan. A series of decisions...

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Vice Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi appointed new Naval chief

Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi has been appointed as the new Chief of Naval Staff. He will replace Admiral Zaffar Abbas who retires on...

Sindh govt announces public holiday on Oct 2

The Sindh government on Wednesday announced a public holiday on Friday, October 2. The holiday has been announced in connection with the urs (death anniversary)...

Nawaz Sharif’s exit from Pakistan a ‘mockery of entire system’: IHC

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's exit from Pakistan is a "mockery of the system", said the Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench on Wednesday. The court...

Govt to establish national emergency helpline to curb untoward incidents

The federal government has decided to establish a national emergency helpline to immediately respond to people in all parts of the country who are...

PTI asks Firdous Shamim Naqvi to tender resignation

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has sought resignation from its provincial lawmaker and Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi, citing sources. Sources...

Turkey indicts six more Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Turkish prosecutors have indicted six new Saudis suspected of involvement in the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Monday. Istanbul...