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England pull off stunning run chase to win T20 series

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

CENTURION (Agencies): England pulled off a stunning chase of 223 to beat South Africa in the third Twenty20 in Centurion and take a pulsating series 2-1. Captain Eoin Morgan hit a blistering 57 not out from 22 balls, leading England to their second-highest chase in T20s – and the fourth-highest of all-time – with five…

Pakistan defeat India, win Kabaddi World Cup for the first time

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan emerged victorious from a close contest against India in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday in Lahore’s Punjab Stadium. The hosts won 43-41 to become Kabaddi world champions for the first time. Pakistan and India had yesterday defeated Iran and Australia respectively, to reach the final. The winning…

UN chief calls for full respect to human rights in Occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged for full respect to human and fundamental rights in Occupied Kashmir and implementation of the relevant UN resolutions on the issue. Addressing a joint news conference along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Sunday, he said we have taken solid position for…

UN Secretary General urges World to address challenges of climate change

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says addressing challenges and threats of climate change is a common responsibility of all global partners. Addressing a conference about Climate Change in Islamabad this afternoon, he underlined the need to step up actions to achieve goals of Climate Change and Sustainable Development. He said goals…

Struggle to send govt packing will continue: Fazlur Rehman

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report CHARSADDA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said that the struggle to over throw government will continue till it is sent packing. Addressing a press conference in Charsadda on Sunday, he said that they will never accept those coming into power with the support foreign. “Our elders have not rendered…

FM Qureshi prays for speedy recovery of ailing Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gillani

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday prayed for speedy recovery of ailing Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gillani. In a video message on Sunday, he said that the presence of Syed Ali Gillani is a source of encouragement for the youth of Occupied Kashmir. “You are a rock in…

Global

French envoy urges India to lift curbs in IOJ&K

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): French Ambassador to New Delhi, Emmanuel Lenain, has urged India to remove restrictions from the occupied Kashmir as soon as possible. Emmanuel Lenain was among the 25 foreign envoys, who were taken to occupied Kashmir, earlier this week. Speaking to media in New Delhi, Emmanuel Lenain said this trip was important…

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North Korea’s Kim makes first public appearance in 22 days amid virus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

SEOUL (Reuters): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 22 days amid an outbreak of coronavirus, state media reported on Saturday, to visit a national mausoleum and mark the anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il’s birth. Kim Jong Un paid tribute to the statue of former leader Kim…

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Rocket attack hits near US embassy in Iraq capital

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

BAGHDAD (AFP): Multiple rockets hit near the US embassy in Iraq’s capital early Sunday, an American military source said, the latest in a flurry of attacks against US assets in the country. The assault sent warning sirens blaring across the diplomatic compound but it was unclear exactly what was hit and how many rockets made…

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China toll leaps past 1,600 as first death reported outside Asia

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

BEIJING (AFP): The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surpassed 1,600 in China on Sunday, with the first fatality reported outside Asia fueling global concerns. More than 68,000 people have now been infected in China from a virus that emerged in central Hubei province in December before spreading across the country and some two…

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Sri Lanka angry over US decision to ban army chief

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

COLOMBO (Arab News): Sri Lanka has objected to a US decision to ban its army chief from entering the country over accusations of his involvement with human rights violations during the island’s civil war. Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva was elevated to the army’s second-highest position of chief of staff in January 2019 before his promotion…

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Erdogan, Trump discuss situation in Libya, Syria

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Berk Ozkan ISTANBUL: Turkish president and his U.S. counterpart discussed over the phone the latest developments in Libya and Syria and bilateral economic ties between the two countries, said Turkey’s Communication Directorate. During their conversation, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump stressed the importance of restoration of peace and stability in Libya, the directorate said.…

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Pakistan

Project of Sehat Insaf card was launched by PML-N as ‘Pakistan Card’: Rana Sanaullah

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) legislator Rana Sanaullah said on Sunday that the programme under which Prime Minister Imran Khan distributed Sehat Insaf Cards among some beneficiaries yesterday was initiated during PML-N’s tenure under the name “Pakistan Card”. The former provincial law minister during a press conference further referred to the premier’s visit…

PM endeavouring to control inflation, unemployment: Khattak

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has said Prime Minister Imran Khan is endeavouring to control inflation and unemployment and people would soon enjoy fruits of result oriented policies adopted by the government. Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating a sui gas provision scheme in Khatkale Nowshera, he said the government has significantly controlled…

Govt to launch new tax campaign across country

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to launch a new tax campaign across the country to improve the tax system. In the first phase, the drive will be started from Sialkot and will be extended to other parts of the country in coming days. Under the drive, all development projects will be named after…

Police confiscate huge cache of weapons in Mardan

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report MARDAN: Police officers on Sunday have foiled an attempt to smuggle huge cache of weapons in Mardan. According to District Police Officer (DPO) Sajjad Khan, 45 pistols have been recovered from the car. The weapons were being smuggled to Malakand from Peshawar, he told. Moreover, investigation into the matter has been launched to…

Nawaz Sharif’s mother arrives in London to meet ailing son

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report LONDON: Ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s mother Begum Shamim on Sunday has arrived in London to meet her ailing son, who is on bail by the court for medical treatment. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said Begum Shamim was advised not to travel in the light of her health and age but…

Maintenance of law and order situation to help promote tourism: PM

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said maintenance of law and order situation will help promote tourism in the country. Chairing a meeting of Safe City Authority in Lahore, he said the development of the national economy is linked with improvement in law and order situation, and rule of law. Imran Khan warned…

Afghanistan

Khalilzad calls for collective efforts to make peace a success

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, tweeted updates about progress in the peace process, noting the reduction in violence agreement between the US and Taliban, but stressed that “success cannot be guaranteed.” Khalilzad reported on Twitter that he had met with President Ashraf Ghani in Munich on Friday…

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Poll results will be announced within next two days: IEC

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has started the audit of disputed votes and will announce the final results of the September presidential elections within the next two days, the deputy of the commission said. The process was delayed for three days because of a protest from Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign team.…

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Ghani: we are ready to end years of war in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): President Ashraf Ghani met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Josef Maas on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Sunday and discussed bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. In this meeting, Ghani said the only goal of the Afghan government is to end…

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Nine men ‘mysteriously’ killed in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): At least nine people were killed “mysteriously” on Saturday evening in a remote area in the west of Kabul by a group of unknown armed men, according to residents. Kabul police in a statement confirmed the incident and said the search for perpetrators has started. “The Kabul police has started its investigation.…

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Abdullah’s running mates hint at ‘parallel govt.’

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

KABUL (AT News): A devoted supporter of the presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, Hezb-i-Wahdat Islami Party led by Karim Khalili has announced plans to form a parallel government if final results of the presidential election would give lead to frontrunner Ashraf Ghani. Preliminary results announced in December showed that Ashraf Ghani won the September 28 presidential…

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Timea will take your orders now: Kabul eatery first in Afghanistan to use robot

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

KABUL (Arab News): A Kabul restaurant has become the first in Afghanistan to use a robot as its waiter, drawing flak from experts focusing on rampant joblessness in the country. However, that hasn’t stopped regular and new diners from visiting the Times Restaurant, with its owners saying their cash registers haven’t stopped ringing since Timea…

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Business

FATF meetings begin today to assess Pakistan’s exit from grey list

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is scheduled to hold its plenary and working group meetings in Paris from today in which Pakistan’s performance on the implementation of the global illicit financing watchdog’s 27 action points to curb terror financing and money laundering will be reviewed. Experts are of the view that…

Govt to launch new tax campaign across country

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to launch a new tax campaign across the country to improve the tax system. In the first phase, the drive will be started from Sialkot and will be extended to other parts of the country in coming days. Under the drive, all development projects will be named after…

Cloud computing: invisible, versatile and highly profitable

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AFP): With each passing quarter, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have been setting new records, while cloud computing has become the invisible backbone supporting much of our daily lives. Its potential to become an even bigger part of people’s daily existence is sky-high. The rising popularity of the cloud has gone hand-in-hand with…

IMF’s treatment failed to improve economy: Business leader

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

ISLAMABAD (INP): Runaway inflation, unemployment and contracting economy have become major concerns for the people as well as the dejected business community as the IMF’s prescriptions has failed to resolve problems, a business leader said Saturday. The IMF provides financial assistance to countries in economic trouble but its policy proposals seldom yield positive results and…

Economic stability must to generate jobs

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

LAHORE (Online): SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Senior Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik Saturday said economic and political stability is prerequisite for generating the required 1.3 million additional jobs on average every year to cope with the multiple challenges. Talking to a delegation of traders here today, Iftikhar Malik said time has changed…

Businesses see promising Pak-UK ties ahead after Brexit, says Mian Kashif

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

LAHORE (INP): Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) Chairman Mian Kashif Ashfaq Saturday said the government is working on multiple fronts to enter into new markets in order to boost exports in post-Brexit scenario and leading trade organisations and Pakistani entrepreneurs both in Britain and Pakistan see this as an exciting time for…

Sports

England pull off stunning run chase to win T20 series

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

CENTURION (Agencies): England pulled off a stunning chase of 223 to beat South Africa in the third Twenty20 in Centurion and take a pulsating series 2-1. Captain Eoin Morgan hit a blistering 57 not out from 22 balls, leading England to their second-highest chase in T20s – and the fourth-highest of all-time – with five…

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Pakistan to participate in Asian Wrestling Championships in India, China’s fate to be known on Monday

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Uncertainty over Pakistani wrestlers’ participation in the Asian Championships here is finally over after they were granted visas by the government, but the Chinese grapplers’ fate will be known on Monday, a national federation official said on Sunday. Wrestling Federation of India assistant secretary Vinod Tomar confirmed to PTI that after days…

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Squash legend Jahangir Khan to bring PSL trophy at National Stadium

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

LAHORE (APP): For what will be the first-ever trophy unveiling ceremony on the Pakistani soil, squash icon Jahangir Khan will bring the HBL PSL 2020 trophy at the National Stadium, Karachi, on 19 February, for its unveiling. Jahangir, in an international-styled ceremony, will carry the silverware to the field of play and hand it over…

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Son strikes late to edge Spurs past Villa in five-goal thriller

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

BIRMINGHAM (Agencies): Son Heung-min struck deep into stoppage time as Tottenham’s chances of Champions League football next season were boosted by a 3-2 win at Aston Villa on Sunday. A third consecutive Premier League victory lifts Spurs up to fifth — which could be enough to secure Champions League qualification with Manchester City facing a…

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Uganda’s Cheptegei smashes 5km world record

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

MONACO (Agencies): Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei lowered the 5km world record on Sunday with a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds and revealed he had set out to “really go for” breaking the sub 13 minutes barrier. The 10,000m world champion made the most of perfect conditions in the second edition of this race to improve…

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Pakistan defeat India, win Kabaddi World Cup for the first time

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan emerged victorious from a close contest against India in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday in Lahore’s Punjab Stadium. The hosts won 43-41 to become Kabaddi world champions for the first time. Pakistan and India had yesterday defeated Iran and Australia respectively, to reach the final. The winning…

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Fashion & Movies

Indian filmmaker to sue makers of Oscar-winning movie ‘Parasite’

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

MUMBAI: Tamil producer PL Thenappan, who holds the rights of the 1999 Vijay-starrer ‘Minsara Kanna’, has declared he will sue the makers of ‘Parasite’, the Korean film that won big at the recent Oscars on grounds of plagiarism. “On Monday or Tuesday, I will be filing a case with help from an international lawyer. They…

Hira Mani calls her sons ‘Karan and Arjun’, pens down heartfelt note

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI” Hira Mani, who is in Maldives for her upcoming project, has penned down a heartfelt note for her sons Muzammil and Ibrahim on the Valentine’s Day. The Mere Paas Tum Ho star took to Instagram sharing adorable photos of her boys who wished her Valentine’s Day with flowers and throwback photos with…

Caroline Flack: Love Island and TV stars pay tribute to presenter

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

LONDON: Tributes have poured in for ex-Love Island host Caroline Flack, after she was found dead in her London flat. A lawyer for her family said she had taken her own life. Her management company said the 40-year-old had been “under huge pressure” since she was accused of assaulting her boyfriend – which she denied.…

French Oscars academy board resigns after Polanksi row

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: The entire board of the Cesar Academy, which awards France’s equivalent of the Oscars, resigned Thursday just two weeks ahead of its gala ceremony after more than 200 actors, producers, directors and movie personalities demanded “profound reform”. The academy had come under fire after Roman Polanski’s new film “An Officer and a…

Actress Mehwish Hayat disappointed over using indecent language in parliament

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani famous actress Mehwish Hayat has expressed her disappointment over using indecent language during the National Assembly (NA) session. In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the actress stated, “It is astounding when our politicians make personal attacks. It’s unacceptable anywhere, but the sanctity of Parliament requires a level of decorum which…

Billie Eilish drops theme song for James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Billie Eilish has dropped her long-awaited title song for the upcoming James Bond adventure No Time To Die. The film is the 25th installment in the franchise and will be Daniel Craig’s final outing as the secret agent. Eilish, 18, is the youngest singer to ever perform a title track for the…

Science & Technology

Scientists develop droplet-based electricity generator that can 100 LED bulbs per rain drop

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

HONG KONG : Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further. A research team led by scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG), featured with a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy-conversion efficiency and instantaneous power density increased by thousands…

Punjab govt bans sharing of official documents on WhatsApp

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Punjab government has banned the sharing of official documents on WhatsApp. The ban will be imposed immediately. A letter has been issued to government departments in this regard. The decision has been made in the light of the orders issued by the Cabinet Division on January 31.

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

NEW YORK (BBC): Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online content, saying it was not for companies like his to decide what counts as legitimate free speech. Citing China, Mr Zuckerberg also warned excessive control risked stifling individual expression. He was speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Social…

Four things you might not know about your digital afterlife

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring desk 1.Your digital footprint will one day become your digital remains If a complete stranger were granted access to every scrap of recorded information about you that exists in the world, would they be able to stand up at your funeral and deliver a personal, moving eulogy that captured the essence of you? Thanks…

Social media companies will have to open offices in Pakistan: Firdous

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said under the Citizens Protection [against Online Harm] Rules 2020, social media companies would have to open offices in Pakistan, follow laws of the land, and get registered and share their data with the authority concerned.…

WhatsApp crosses two billion users mark

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most widely used services in the Facebook “family” of apps,…

Health

Study suggests even light activity reduces risk of depression in young people

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Adolescents who sit for much of the day have a greater risk of depression by the time they reach adulthood, a UK study has found. Growing numbers of young people with depression and increased time spent sedentary could be two linked trends, researchers at University College London (UCL) believe. They found that…

Provincial government vows to eradicate polio

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Kazim Niaz, Minister for Finance & Health Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Minister for Information Technology Kamran Bangash inaugurated Feb round of anti-polio drive here on Friday in separate activities, reiterating strong will of the government for polio eradication and wiping out the menace that continues to hit…

Can flat head syndrome in babies be avoided?

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Warnings about the risk of sudden infant death syndrome have increased, which has added to mothers’ concern and made them more likely to lay their babies down to sleep on their backs, in keeping with medical advice. But do you worry, like many mothers, that the back of your infant’s head will…

Some car seats could endanger health over time

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists in the United States (US) said people who have a frequent, long commute  involving driving or being a passenger in a car may unknowingly be putting their health at risk. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal ‘Environment International’. The investigators from the University of California,…

WHO chief urges countries to battle against coronavirus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The death toll in China from the new coronavirus epidemic jumped on Wednesday, as the chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) urged countries to work together against the “grave threat” posed by the outbreak. The WHO is holding a conference in Geneva on combating the virus, which has killed more than…

Latest research says eating an egg a day OK for heart health

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk ONTARIO: A Funny or Die sketch set in 1979 begins with a man sitting down for breakfast of steak, eggs, and toast. Suddenly, a bright light flashes in the next room and a stranger walks into the kitchen, startling the man and his wife. “Wait! Stop! Don’t eat that food,” the stranger says.…

Travel

Fraport to speed passengers through two Brazilian airports

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIO de JANEIRO: Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of their boarding pass. This will reduce queues and…

Malaysian states to consider pivot towards domestic tourism amid COVID-19 outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUALA LUMPUR: With the Chinese government issuing a lockdown for more than 30 cities, some Malaysian states reliant on Chinese tourist dollars are looking at alternative markets. Mr Abdul Rashid Asari, the Selangor state executive councillor overseeing tourism told CNA that the state would be focusing on domestic tourism for now. This is…

China virus shakes Asian tourism

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: As a driver of one of Thailand’s renowned “tuktuk” motorized rickshaws, AmonchaiLaodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer. Since word of the new coronavirus spread from China last month, he’s seen his daily…

‘Completely dropped off’:Australia’s tourism industry braces for coronavirus crisis

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Ben Woodward has seen some difficult times in the tourism industry, but the Cairns operator says the coronavirus outbreak threatens to beat the lot. “As an industry, we’ve come through crisis situations before, there’s been Sars, there’s been the GFC, there’s been the pilot strike, but it is looking like one of…

Coronavirus fears dampen Dubai’s peak tourist season

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: With a perfect mix of good weather and citywide sales, Dubai usually draws large crowds of foreign visitors in the dead of winter. But there is evidence that the coronavirus, which has killed more than 600 people and spread to two dozen countries including the Emirates, has put a damper on the…

Passenger plane aborts landing as Storm Ciara causes travel chaos

By The Frontier Post | February 10, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled across northwest Europe on Monday as Storm Ciara swept in packing powerful winds after lashing Britain and Ireland, where tens of thousands of homes were left without power. About 240 flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol, the third-busiest airport in Europe, were also cancelled,…

Articles

Is the GCC still fit for purpose?

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Yasser M. Dhouib With Saudi Arabia and the UAE increasingly using the GCC for their own ends, other Gulf countries are considering going a separate way. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman is not serving its purpose – alternatives are being pursued.…

Is Islamophobia on the rise in the UK?

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Abdul Rahman Al-Hussein In the shadows of the Brexit vote and a new movement toward nationalism, the U.K. has seen a significant increase in the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few years. Muslim women, in particular, bore the brunt of the recent hate crimes and many have resorted to wearing caps…

Ideological prejudice spreads virus in another form

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Zhong Sheng While the world is joining China’s efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus and rooting for the country with great warmth, some US politicians are smearing China again and again. They attacked on the country and its system and sowed discord between China and other countries. They sabotaged the bottom line of morality and…

Families of Kashmiris detained in far away Indian jails refuse to give up

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Shafaq Shah The kin of Kashmirs who are imprisoned indefinitely under a ‘black law’ are willing to lose everything in their fight for justice. Holding her son’s photo close to her chest, Haseena Begum is inconsolable. “Amir was asleep; they dragged him by his ears and took him away,” the 56-year-old tells a group of…

Saudis follow Iran’s 1994 somersault on Kashmir at OIC

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Iftikhar Gilani Is Saudi Arabia playing with Pakistan on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, in a similar way as Iran acted previously in 1994? Diplomatic sources in Pakistan say that Saudi Arabia has shown reluctance to accept Islamabad’s request for an immediate meeting of the foreign ministers of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation…

On alliances in the world today

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Tarik Oguzlu The bolstering of alliances is one of various tasks upon which foreign policymakers rely. In today’s globalized and interconnected world, standing alone is far from a virtue. However, the distinction between alliances, namely collective defense organizations and other cooperative arrangements that states establish should be spelled out clearly. There exist variants of multilateral…

Editorial

Polio eradication

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

A five day extensive polio immunization campaign will start in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa from February 17 to immunize 6.7 million children in the age group up to five year across the province. As many as 29000 teams of lady health workers have been deputed for administering door-to-door to administer polio drops to children. Chief Secretary Dr.…

Agitating non-issues

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Most often humorous remarks leaves pleasing effect on human mind but sometimes it sparks unnecessary fiery debate and may even lead to unintended repercussion. Out of humour, Prime Minister Imran Khan may have said that agitation politics of Maulana Fazalu Rehman aimed at toppling the popularly elected government fall wit in the purview Article-6 of…

Skill development

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Presiding over 14th meeting of Board of Directors of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Chief Minister Mahmood Khan urged for enhancing the standard of technical education. The Authority is a static white elephant and has done nothing for the improvement of technical education and vocational training over the past few years. The delinking…

Real Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to break the cartels and come down with a heavy hand on hoarders, profiteers and elements involved in food adulteration. This is what people expected from him. He has directed federal and provincial authorities to prepare a national action plan for implementing measures to bring to justice mafias responsible…

Unequivocal diplomatic support

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while addressing joint session of the Parliament, lent unequivocal support to Pakistan on the core issue of Kashmir by drawing a parallel between the situation in the Indian held  Kashmir and the battle of Cankkale that took place between Turkish and Allied forces in the Gallipoli Peninsula of Turkey during…

Ungrateful attitude

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Presiding over the General Body meeting of Red Crescent Society for the Tribal Districts, Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Shah Farman deplored the attitude  of international community for not acknowledging the meritorious services of Pakistan for providing shelter, relief and succor to millions of Afghan Refugees who have been staying in the country for the past 40…

Arts and Literature

How calligraphy became an integral part of Arab identity

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The Iraqi calligrapher WissamShawkat is sitting quietly at a cafe in Dubai, patiently explaining the intricacies of Arabic calligraphy. “In Latin the letters are separated,” he says. “In Arabic the word is connected, so that creates a lot of ligatures and adds a layer of beauty to the script. One of the…

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk “The Forty Rules of Love,” written by Elif Shafak, is truly a life-changing book. I have found myself quoting and referencing it in daily life. The central theme of the book is Sufism and preaching the religion of love. The main character, Shams of Tabriz, is a wandering dervish, while Rumi is a…

Successful Aging by Daniel J. Levitin

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise. Daniel Levitin looks at the science behind what we all…

The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk This is the thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the US win World War II — only to be forgotten by the country they served. In The Women with Silver Wings, historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck introduces us to these young women as they meet even-tempered, methodical Nancy Love and…

Never Enough by Judith Grisel

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2020

Monitoring Desk Addiction is epidemic and catastrophic. With more than one in every five people over the age of 14 addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide. If we are not victims ourselves, we all know someone struggling with the merciless compulsion to alter their experience by changing how their…

3-day Urdu stage drama festival today

By The Frontier Post | February 10, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A three-day Urdu stage drama festival is starting at the newly furbished Agha Khan Auditorium of the University of Peshawar (UoP) on Monday (today). The Urdu drama titled as ‘Muhafiz wa Makeen’ would be presented to the general audience on the first day of the festival while it would be screened for…