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NAB forwards case of removing Nawaz’s name from ECL to interior ministry

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said Monday that the government itself should look into the matter of excluding the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). According to private channel sources, the anti-graft watchdog has returned the matter to the Interior Ministry after they sent Nawaz Sharif’s…

Army chief meets Raiwind Tablighi Ijtima leaders: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Top leaders of the Raiwind Tablighi Ijtimaa on Monday met Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Army said. “Notables of Raiwind Tablighi Ijtimaa met COAS,” the director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor, wrote on Twitter. “Army Chief offered Fateha…

Economic indicators on positive trajectory: Hafeez

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh says economic indicators of the country are on positive trajectory with growth rate projected to increase. He said this while addressing a news conference along with Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, Chairman FBR Shabbar Zaidi and Special Assistant to…

JUI-F to move to Plan B for Azadi March: Sources

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Leadership of JUI-F under Maulana Fazlur Rehman is deliberating to shift to plan B of Azadi March. As per details, a meeting of JUI-F held in Islamabad to ponder over plan B of Azadi March. Sources said it is expected that important roads would be blocked and there would be a shutter…

Pakistan Navy ships participate in Int’l Maritime Exercise

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Ships of Pakistan Navy including Shamsheer, Muhafiz and P-3C have participated in the International Maritime Exercise. The exercise IMX-19 was conducted in the Arabian Sea, Oman Gulf and the Persian Gulf. According to Spokesperson of Pak Navy, the exercise was attended by representatives from over fifty countries and was aimed at improving…

Delay, ambiguity over ECL removal threatening Nawaz’s life: Marriyum Aurangzeb

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Monday that the delay caused by the ambiguity surrounding removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) is posing serious danger to his life. In a statement, Marriyum said PML-N supremo’s doctors have warned that repeated dosage of high…

Global

AB de Villiers to skip PSL for ‘managing workload’

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): AB de Villiers will be released from the Lahore Qalandars roster ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Draft, with ESPNcricinfo learning that “managing workload” is the reason for the South African superstar reconsidering his plans. De Villiers hasn’t played representative cricket since turning out for Middlesex in England’s Vitality Blast T20 tournament…

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As Trump fumes, public impeachment hearings set to grab spotlight

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): This week will mark a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency, as the Democratic-led impeachment probe goes public with televised hearings into allegations about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Beginning on Wednesday, three witnesses will publicly detail their concerns, previously expressed behind closed doors, that the Trump administration sought to tie…

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Brexit Party will not contest 317 seats: Party head

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

LONDON (AA): Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said his party will not contest in more than 300 constituencies in December, which were won by the leading Conservative Party in 2017 elections. Farage’s announcement came as a direct boost for the Tories three days ahead of the deadline the parties should nominate their candidates for the…

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Turkish president to visit US on Tuesday

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a two-day working visit to the United States at the invitation of his American counterpart Donald Trump starting Tuesday, according to the Turkish Communications Directorate. Erdogan’s talks with Trump on Wednesday will tackle all aspects of bilateral relations, as well as regional and global issues, especially…

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Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at World Court: justice minister

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

THE HAGUE (Reuters): Gambia has filed a case at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said on Monday. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, is the United Nations’ top legal institution that rules on disputes…

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Australia mobilizes army to fight ‘catastrophic’ fires

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Australia’s government has asked its army to use all available resources to fight “catastrophic” bush fires as a state of emergency was declared in New South Wales. Defense Minister Linda Reynolds asked the head of the Australian Defense Force to direct local base commanders to “use all available resources in bushfire fighting efforts,”…

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Pakistan

National economy is improving: PM

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says further strengthening the economic stability and providing facilitation to investors and business community is top priority of the government. He was chairing a meeting of the government’s economic team in Islamabad on Monday. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction on the improvement in economic condition and restoration of…

Indian govt renaming cities to crush identity of Kashmiris: Mishal Malik

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Mishal Malik, wife of Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik on Monday revealed that the Indian government was renaming cities and playgrounds in occupied kashmir to crush the identity and history of Kashmiris. Talking to journalists, Mishal Malik said, “Narendra Modi-led Indian government has changed the name of Srinagar to Shwenagar and renamed Sher-i-Kashmir…

LHC approached to stop Nawaz Sharif from travelling abroad

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: A constitutional petition seeking to restrain former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from flying abroad for medical treatment was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday. The petition states that allowing the PML-N supremo to travel abroad would amount to meeting out unfair treatment to other ailing inmates. It apprehends that…

37 fresh dengue cases reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Around 37 new cases of dengue fever have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, increasing the total number of cases of the epidemic to 6917. According to a press release issued by the Dengue Response Unit issued, out of 37 new cases, six were reported in Peshawar while 31 from other…

Govt ready to sit with opposition to improve NAB laws: Azam

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati has said government fully supports accountability across the board. He was winding up a discussion on a motion moved by Raja Zafar-ul-Haq and others regarding alleged political victimization and denial of fundamental rights to members of opposition. The Minister invited the opposition to sit with…

Target killer Waseem Commando arrested with accomplice

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Police has arrested a notorious target killer with an accomplice in a raid. SSP East region Ghulam Azfar Mahesar in a press briefing said that hit-man Waseem Commando, who was leading an extortion gang, was arrested with an accomplice in a raid from Gulshan Iqbal area of Karachi. Police also recovered Rs.…

Afghanistan

’44 percent of votes are fraudulent’: Hekmatyar

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Presidential candidate and Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar at a press conference on Monday in Kabul said that 44 percent of the presidential election votes are not valid. “44 percent of the votes are fraudulent and are non-biometric votes, which is about 1.2 million of the votes,” Hekmatyar said. “The presidential election was…

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‘ISI chief in Kabul’ to address Afghan envoy ‘harassment’: Source

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): A reliable source within the Afghan government confirmed that a Pakistani delegation led by Gen. Faiz Hameed, head of the Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, is in Kabul to meet with Afghan officials. Two deputies of Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry are also accompanying the Pakistani spy chief, the source said. The source added that…

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‘All Afghans’ should oppose ‘fraudulent votes’: Nabil

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil at a press conference in Kabul on Monday stressed the need for sorting out the fraudulent votes from the current total number of votes, and he said fraud will not be tolerated. During his speech, Nabil called out a “certain election campaign team” multiple times, saying it has…

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Int’l donors: IEC, candidates should not hinder election process

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): The Election Support Group, or ESG, which consists of major donors to the Afghan election process, issued a statement today urging political candidates to cooperate with the ongoing vote recount and called on Afghanistan’s Election Commission to “keep further delays at a minimum.” The ESG is comprised of the following organizations and…

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Ismail Khan: List of China meeting attendees not finalized

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Ismail Khan, a former Mujahideen leader and a prominent member of the Jamiat-e-Islami party, on Monday said that the government has not yet finalized the list of attendees for the China meeting on Afghan peace that is expected to take place soon. Seven people from the government and 18 representatives from political…

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Acting Foreign Minister accused of ethnic cleansing

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

KABUL (Ariana News): Afghanistan’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Idrees Zaman accused of ethnic cleansing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after he dismissed several directors from their positions in a short period of time. A number of lawmakers on Monday called on the Afghan parliament to prevent “such illegal dismissals”. “Mr. Idrees Zaman has…

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Business

Tomatoes available for Rs17/kg in Karachi, says Hafeez Sheikh

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Sheikh seems totally unaware of the tomato prices in Karachi as he said on Monday that they are being sold at a lower price of only Rs 17 per kg. The Adviser to PM said that while talking with media on Monday. When…

British Steel agrees £70m rescue with Chinese firm

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: British Steel is set to announce a rescue deal with China’s Jingye Group, which could safeguard up to 4,000 jobs in the UK. Jingye Group has agreed in principle to buy British Steel for £70m. It is understood that the government will help in the form of loan guarantees and other financial…

Iran announces discovery of massive oil field

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran has discovered a massive new oil field, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, a find that would boost its proven reserves by about a third in a rare piece of “good news” for an economy battered by US sanctions. In a speech aired on state TV, Rouhani said the country s economy…

Goldman faces probe after entrepreneur slams Apple Card algorithm in tweets

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A probe into Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s credit card practices has been initiated after tweets from a tech entrepreneur alleged gender discrimination in the new Apple Inc card algorithms that are used to determine credit limits. In a series of Twitter posts starting on Thursday, David Heinemeier Hansson railed against the Apple…

China trade talks moving along nicely, says Trump

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that trade talks with China were moving along “very nicely,” but the United States would only make a deal with Beijing if it was the right deal for America. Donald Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews before leaving for a visit to Tuscaloosa, Alabama,…

Saudi Aramco’s record IPO starts Nov 17, prospectus says

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2019

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi Aramco’s much-anticipated initial public offering will begin on November 17, the company’s prospectus said, without revealing the size of the stake sale or the pricing range. The 658-page document, released just before midnight Saturday, said the final share price will be determined on December 5 — a day after the subscriptions close…

Sports

AB de Villiers to skip PSL for ‘managing workload’

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): AB de Villiers will be released from the Lahore Qalandars roster ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Draft, with ESPNcricinfo learning that “managing workload” is the reason for the South African superstar reconsidering his plans. De Villiers hasn’t played representative cricket since turning out for Middlesex in England’s Vitality Blast T20 tournament…

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Pakistan Army leads with 16 gold medals in 33rd National Games shooting

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): Pakistan Army led the way by winning the overall trophy of the shooting event after grabbing 13 gold medals, eight silvers and nine bronze, followed by Pakistan Navy with seven gold medals and 11 silver medal held at Army Shooting Range Jehlum. PAF shooters won two gold medals and got third position while…

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Azam, Shafiq plunder runs against Australia A

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

PERTH (Monitoring Desk): Middle-order batsmen Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq centuries helped Pakistan reach 336 for 3 against Australia A on day one in the three-day tour match at Perth. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Pakistan was dealt an early blow as they lost their Test skipper Azhar Ali with only…

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Football: Barcelona remain atop of Spanish La Liga

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

BARCELONA (AA): Barcelona, reigning champions of Spanish La Liga, remained at the top of the table after they hammered Celta Vigo 4-1 at home over the weekend. Fans at the Nou Camp witnessed the free-kick feast, as Barcelona’s striker Lionel Messi scored two free-kicks as he netted his first hat-trick of the season (two free-kicks…

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Pakistan’s Mahoor swats aside top seed to win Int’l Badminton Tournament

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad swatted aside top seed Soraya Aghahajiaghe of Iran to lift women’s singles title of ‘Yonex Sunrise Pakistan Series International Badminton Tournament at the Rodham Hall of Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad the other day. The 23-year-old, who also won Pakistan International Badminton Tournament in 2017 defeated her opponent in a seesaw…

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FIH Hockey’s World Cup to be held in 2023

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

ISLAMABAD (APP): To further boost the development of the game globally, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to hold a FIH Hockey5s World Cup, with an inaugural edition planned for 2023. This was decided in the FIH Executive Board held last week which was chaired by its President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, at Lausanne,…

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Fashion & Movies

‘Midway’ goes all the way to top of box office

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: “Midway,” a new take on the pivotal naval battle between the US and Japan in the Pacific during World War II, opened atop the North American box office this weekend with an estimated US$17.5 million in ticket sales, an industry group said Sunday. Director Roland Emmerich’s PG-rated film from Lionsgate looks…

Nawazuddin to be honoured at SIFF for Sacred Games

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: Known for his several knock-out performances, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been honoured by Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) for his popular web series Sacred Games. This is the 30th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival and is expected to commence on November…

Janhvi Kapoor to start shooting for Dostana 2 in Amritsar

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Janhvi Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and debutant Lakshya are set to take on the big screen in Dharma Productions’ Dostana 2. The sequel to the hit 2008 release Dostana, Dostana 2, has already created a lot of buzz among the audience as the film has Janhvi and Kartik teaming up for the first…

‘Hollywood Superman’ is dead at 52

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Christopher Dennis aka Hollywood Superman    has died in San Fernando Valley at the age of 52. His body was found in a clothing dustbin used for clothing donations. The cause of his death is still unknown. His body was found in clothing dustbin, used for clothing donations, the law enforcement sources said.…

Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh to share screen in upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: John Abraham’s production house, JA Entertainment, has been producing some noteworthy films with unique subjects and now, the actor will once again collaborate with Bhushan Kumar and Nikhil Advani after Batla House and Satyameva Jayate for a lovey story. John played the lead actor in both and now he’s all set to…

Vijay Varma joins Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi 3

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Last seen in Zoya Akhtar’s critically acclaimed Gully Boy, actor Vijay Varma is all set to join Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in their next – Baaghi 3. Vijay, who has earlier worked with the likes of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh and more, will be seen playing an important role in…

Science & Technology

NASA Instrument to Explore the Atmospheres of Exoplanets

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of hundreds of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun, or exoplanets, for the first time. The instrument, called the Contribution to ARIEL Spectroscopy of Exoplanets, or CASE, adds scientific capabilities to ESA’s (the European Space Agency’s) Atmospheric…

China kicks off work on 6G communication technology

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China has launched research and development work for 6G mobile networks, having only just rolled out 5G, said the country’s Science and Technology Ministry. Officials from relevant ministries gathered in the capital Beijing to discuss 6G communication technology, according to a ministry statement on Wednesday. Beijing established a team of 37 telecommunication…

Scientists probe the limits of ice

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk UTAH: How small is the smallest possible particle of ice? It’s not a snowflake, measuring at a whopping fraction of an inch. According to new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the smallest nanodroplet of water in which ice can form is only as big as 90 water molecules—a…

Google Maps’ Incognito mode finally goes live for Android users

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk Google started talking about Google Maps’ Incognito mode back in May 2019, and besides some news trickling out about the feature undergoing testing with a small group of users, we’ve heard little about it since. Until now, that is. An update to Google’s help pages posted in recent days reveals that Incognito mode…

DevFest Peshawar 2019 – A Google Tech Conference happening on 9th Nov

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk PESHAWAR: Google Developer Group (GDG) is organizing the Developer Festival in Peshawar on 9th November 2019. The event is a celebration of Peshawar’s transformation with the help of technology and it is going to be the biggest Google tech conference in Pakistan. The event will take place at The Institute of Management Sciences,…

Egyptian Start-Up Swvl Plans to Invest $25 Million in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | November 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk The company plans to invest $25 million in Pakistan, which will in turn create more than 10,000 jobs every year. The news comes forth a mere month since the app based bus hailing company expanded operations by launching in Pakistan’s metropolitan hub, Karachi. “We have plans of mobilising half a million Pakistanis by…

Health

12 new dengue cases surfaces in KP

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: As many as 12 new cases of dengue have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the total number of cases of the epidemic reached to 6880, on Sunday. According to a press release of Dengue Response Unit issued here, out of 12 new cases, 7 were reported in Peshawar while 5 from…

Only half of U.S. children get enough sleep

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk CAROLINA: Experts have a list of tips for parents on how to improve their child’s sleep habits. Among them are no electronic devices between dinner and breakfast. Our children aren’t getting enough sleep. Early school start times, screen related distractions, and other external pressures have contributed to 52 percent of American children ages…

Two children die of dengue fever in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Dengue viral fever has claimed lives of two children at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH), taking the death toll from this mosquito-borne disease to 32 since Jan 01, 2019. A three-month Moosa son of Iran resident of Korangi was shifted to the NICH with high grade fever and later tested…

Smoking may increase risk of mental health problems: study

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk BRISTOL: Smoking tobacco cigarettes could increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia, research suggests. It has long been known that smoking is more common among people with mental health conditions. However, it has been unclear whether smoking could be a factor in causing such problems or is simply…

44 new dengue cases reported

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR. Around 44 cases of dengue have been reported in the last 24 hours in the province as the dengue cases has been raised to 6751 in KP. According to the Dengue Response Unit report new cases of dengue around 44 has been reported in the province in the last 24 hours. The…

214 dengue fever patients confirmed in Hazara

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: During the current season 406 patients of Dengue fever were registered in Ayub Medical Complex (AMC) and District headquarters Hospital Abbottabad while only 214 patients were confirmed with Dengue fever. This was stated by the Coordinator Health Department Dr. Shahid while talking to media here today. He further said that only 105…

Travel

Istanbul airport named ‘Airport of the Year’

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Istanbul Airport has just won the accolade for “Readers’ Choice: Airport of the Year” by International Airport Reviews’ (IAR) on Monday. The readers of the UK magazine chose from the list of 10 various airports across the world. Their preferences depended upon factors such as connectivity, cleanliness, and delays. The CEO of…

The tourists nobody wants

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Rowdy groups of bachelor parties. Backpackers asking locals to pay their way. The hordes that pour daily off cruise ships, choking up city centers. It wasn’t so long ago that tourists were (relatively) feted in the destinations they visited, with locals relishing the chance to earn money through a tourism economy. But…

Growing tourism to be a key topic of G20 Riyadh summit

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Tourism will be one of the key Topics for discussion when Saudi Arabia hosts next year’s G20 summit in Riyadh, The Kingdom’s sector chief has revealed. The country aims to attract 100 Million visitors a year while creating 1 Million new jobs by 2030, ministers at a World Tourism Conference heard. Ahmad…

UK tourism industry set to struggle under post-Brexit immigration plans

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Concerns among UK tourism businesses are intensifying over post-Brexit immigration rules that seem likely to leave shortages in the workforce. The proposed new skills- and salary-assessed system will mean those in jobs the government categorises as low-skilled – including many frequently found in tourism – would be unlikely to qualify for a…

Mackay Tourism back on track

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MACKAY: Tourism in Australia has good news. For the three years leading up to the 2018/19 financial year, Mackay Tourism reported a surplus. Now, the organisation has more than $128,000 in the bank even after reporting a $29,118 loss this financial year. With a few major moves behind the scenes, including the relocation…

Serbia becomes tourist paradise for Chinese, Turks

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk BELGRADE: Serbia attracts millions of tourists every year despite being beset by political and economic difficulties due to its turbulent past of the 90s. The latest figures show that from January to August nearly 2.5 million tourists visited Serbia, a 6% rise than the same period last year. They include a large number…

Articles

Leftists make a comeback in Latin America

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2019

Mohammad Ghaderi In Argentina and Uruguay, leftist candidates won the elections and Evo Morales could maintain his position as the president of Bolivia, but in Chile, people have protested against the US-backed president. The failure of the US-backed candidate in the Argentinean election in recent days was a sign of the US failure in Latin…

German unification: An ongoing process

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Najla M. Shahwan On Oct. 3, Germany marked the 29th anniversary of the Day of German Unity with official celebrations in the northern city of Kiel. The Day of German Unity is held annually to mark the official unification of West Germany and the former communist East Germany in 1990, a year after the fall…

Algerian ‘Hirak’ is neither a revolution nor a social movement

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

Imad Atoui Debates about the ongoing Algerian movement called “Hirak” are still highly contested and unclear among political commentators. Political scientists find it difficult to identify, with clearly defined borders, the differences between social movements and revolution. Therefore, the aims and consequences have been the main indicators emphasizing the differences between the two concepts. About…

Iraqi blood spilled in Karbala for the sake of Iran

By The Frontier Post | November 7, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq Iraqi demonstrators are being killed in the streets for demanding an end to a corrupt status quo propped installed by the US and propped up by Iran. It seems that the city of Karbala is destined to receive the blood of martyrs into its soil, as Iraqi security forces and allied pro-Iran Shia…

How to help Syrian refugees return home

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2019

Maria Beat The long-awaited safe zone, stretching from the towns of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria, has finally become a reality. It may soon become home to around 2 million Syrian refugees currently in Turkey. Yet, in order to house this number, at least 10 further towns must be built, at an…

Modi’s Kashmir Policy Leading to a Blind Alley

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

Iqbal Khan The illegal and unilateral changes effected by India are in no way an internal matter as the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remains on the agenda of the Security Council. Pakistan and China have vehemently rejected the formal revocation of the constitutional autonomy of India-occupied Kashmir (IOK) and splitting the disputed of state into…

Editorial

Pompeo’s attacks on CPC show his hysteria

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a speech at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin on Friday, took a swipe at China and the Communist Party of China (CPC). He claimed the CPC “is shaping a new vision of authoritarianism, one that the world has…

Kartpur corridor opening

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2019

Kartarur corridor was formally opened yesterday to allow thousands of Sikh pilgrims to perform their religious rituals in three day celebration on the 550th celebration in Gurudwara  Darbar Sahib where the founder of Sikh religion spent last 15 years of his life till his last breath. Addressing jubilant mammoth gathering of pilgrims, Prime Minister Imran…

Disciplinary action against doctors

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

The protest of doctors and staff in government hospitals against new recruitment and transfer rules in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa continues and the deadlock has worsened. Backdoor negotiations failed to achieve viable solution and the government has decided to dismiss from service doctors and medical staff who do not call ff the six week long strike. In…

Worrying disclosure

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2019

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs HamadAzhar told the National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue that greylist period of Pakistan may be extended beyond February 2020. He said that Financial Action Task Force (FATF) may base its decision in this regard on the mutual evaluation report of Asia Pacific Group (APG)released a few weeks…

US adopts blinkered view of TikTok

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

A Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday focused on discussions about the significant risks that short-form social video app TikTok could pose to US national security and citizens’ privacy. The accusations about TikTok are based on the assumption that its parent company ByteDance may hand over personal information of the app’s US users to the Chinese…

Lawmakers meeting with IMF delegation

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2019

Standing Committees of Senate and National Assembly on Finance and Revenue had, in camera,  joint meeting with the visiting staff level International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation led by Ernesto Ramirez Rigo. However, the members of these committees afterwards shared some points with media. The parliamentarian of PML-N seemed more or less satisfied with the multilateral…

Arts and Literature

IJT photos exhibition shows Indian atrocities in IoK

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday organized a photo exhibition at the Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Chowk to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The exhibition, portraying the Indian forces atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris, attracted a large number of students including senior faculty members. Director Area Study…

Oxford University Press organizes its annual book fair

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The annual month-long Oxford Book Fair, organized by Oxford University Press (OUP), commenced on Friday and will continue till 30 November at the Oxford Bookshops in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Hyderabad, and Sukkur. The much-awaited yearly event offers huge discounts on an extensive…

Children’s Agency Central to CLF in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2019

Baela Raza Jamil We all agree that there is an urgency to build positive narratives in Pakistan that truly reflects the capabilities and spirit of our generations in the making. At the heart of each Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) lies the agency of the children themselves (3-18 years), and it was no different at the…

Oxford to launch book on making of Pak’s national identity

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Oxford University Press (OUP) is organizing the launch of its publication Islam, Ethnicity, and Power Politics: Constructing Pakistan’s National Identity by Rasul Bakhsh Rais. The book analyzes the issue of identity in Pakistan in relation to power dynamics and competing ideologies. Dr Saeed Shafqat, Dr Ryan Brasher, and Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais…

Inaugural Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference Starts in Adelaide

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk ADELAIDE: More than 200 top-level delegates from around the world – including 20 cities from the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) – will converge in Adelaide today for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference. Organised by Adelaide Festival Centre, the first time four-day event, from October 23-26, brings together world-leading thinkers, creative practitioners…

Austin’s Literati lands $12M to grow its subscription service for kids’ books

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Austin-based startup Literati has landed $12 million to grow its subscription service for children’s books. The company offers an online service that charges a recurring $9.95 membership fee for five curated titles a month. Once the books are delivered, members have seven days to try out the books and decide whether to…