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Shahbaz Sharif granted bail in Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing scheme

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday accepted Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif’s request for bail in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases. Shahbaz was taken into custody by NAB Lahore in connection with the Ashiana Housing case in October 5, 2018. The former Punjab chief […]

Top Court wraps up Memogate case

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has wrapped up a suo motu case pertaining to the implementation of the 2011 Memogate scandal, on Thursday. Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa headed a three member bench and other members are Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan. The bench disposed of the case after none […]

LHC orders judicial inquiry into CTD’s Sahiwal encounter

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday has ordered the session judge to appoint a magistrate for a judicial inquiry into Sahiwal alleged Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) encounter and sought its report within 30 days. According to details, Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim, headed a two member bench […]

Taliban negotiation team to meet US officials in Islamabad on Feb 18: Taliban spokesman

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told media that next round of talk between Taliban negotiation team and US delegation will be held on 18 February in Islamabad. While talking to international media outlet, Mujahid said that the decision was taken as part of accelerating diplomacy to end more than 17 years of war […]

FM Qureshi to attend international security conference in Germany

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has left for Germany to attend international security conference, on Thursday. According to media reports, the international security conference will be attended by defence, foreign ministers and security experts across the globe. FM Qureshi is scheduled to meet his counterparts from Russia, Germany, Uzbekistan, Canada and other […]

Money laundering case: Court extends Zardari, Talpur’s bail till March 5

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A banking court hearing money laundering case has extended the bail of Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects till March 5, on Thursday . Former President Asif Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects, including former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai, Omni Group Chairman […]

Global

‘US leaving Syria shouldn’t give room to terrorists’

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

MUNICH (AA): The vacuum that emerges after the expected withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria should not give room to terrorists, Turkey’s defense minister said on Friday. Speaking at a session on Daesh at the Munich Security Conference alongside his U.S., German, French and British counterparts, Hulusi Akar reiterated that despite using different labels, the […]

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Russia: Sochi summit receives extensive media coverage

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

MOSCOW (AA): Russian news media gave extensive coverage to a summit meeting between Turkish, Russian and Iranian leaders in Sochi where they discussed a lasting solution to the Syrian crisis. Thursday’s meeting was the fourth in a series of such meetings held between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President […]

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Trump set to declare border emergency, sign shutdown-averting bill

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress. Trump was also expected to sign a bipartisan government spending bill approved by Congress on […]

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U.S.-China trade talks to resume in Washington next week

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters): Talks between China and the United States to resolve their bruising trade war will resume next week in Washington, with both sides saying this week’s negotiations in Beijing made progress. The White House stood by its March 1 deadline for reaching a deal or raising tariffs on certain Chinese goods, despite U.S. President […]

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McCabe says Justice Dept. officials had discussions about pushing Trump out

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

Adam Goldman and Matthew Haag WASHINGTON: Andrew G. McCabe, the former deputy F.B.I. director, said in an interview aired on Thursday that top Justice Department officials became so alarmed by President Trump’s decision in May 2017 to fire James B. Comey, the bureau’s director, that they discussed whether to recruit cabinet members to invoke the […]

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Kremlin, after summit, says no offensive planned in Syria’s Idlib

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters): President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had agreed to take unspecified extra steps to clear Syria’s Idlib region of what he called “a hotbed of terrorists,” but the Kremlin said there would be no military operation there. Putin, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s closest allies, was speaking […]

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Pakistan

Court acquits all accused in Sana Cheema murder case

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report GUJRAT: A district and sessions court here on Friday acquitted all the accused in the murder case of a Pakistani-Italian woman, Sana Cheema who was allegedly strangled to death by her relatives in the name of honour. Judge Amir Mukhtar Gondal announced this verdict after hearing arguments from both the defence and prosecution […]

Holding company for state-owned enterprises launched: Asad Umar

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Friday announced that Sarmaya-e-Pakistan, the holding company for state-owned enterprises, has been launched. Taking to Twitter, the finance minister said, “Sarmaya-e-Pakistan, the holding company for state owned enterprises, incorporated.” The main aim of the company is to turnaround state-owned enterprises. Umar added, “Turning around the state-owned enterprises […]

Section-144 imposed in Rawalpindi ahead of Saudi crown prince’s visit

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The Government of Punjab on Friday imposed section-144 under the Criminal Procedure Code ahead of the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to Pakistan. The Section-144 has been imposed in the city for seven days from Feb 15 to 21. Saudi Crown Prince is due to land in Pakistan tomorrow […]

India calls back envoy from Pakistan following Pulwama attack

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: India on Friday called back its High Commissioner to Islamabad following the suicide attack in Occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama district. India media says that Ajay Basaria will fly to New Delhi tonight for consultation over the situation arisen after the attack. On the other hand, Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale summoned Pakistani High […]

Lahore High Court constitutes Punjab Water Commission

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered constitution of Punjab Water Commission while hearing petitions seeking court order to secure clean water. The lawyer of Punjab government argued before the court that the Water Act has already been in effect in the province adding that there was no need of the water […]

Police file FIRs of two PTI workers’ killings in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Police have filed FIRs of murder of two Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers in Karachi on Friday. Two PTI workers were shot dead in separate attacks at Karachi’s Orangi Town and SITE area on Thursday night. According to police officials the case of murder of PTI worker Abdul Rehman, 27, has been registered […]

Afghanistan

Kabulov, Khalilzad to meet in Ankara on Feb 22

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan on Tuesday said he will be meeting his American counterpart Zalmay Khalilzad in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb 22. Also head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asia Department, Zamir Kabulov said he and Khalilzad will particularly discuss preparations for the next round of Moscow […]

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Taliban Red Unit militant killed

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A member of the Red Unit of Taliban was killed along with several others during the operations in Badghis and Uruzgan provinces. According to the informed military sources, several other militants were also wounded during the same operations. The sources further added Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Badghis province killing […]

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2 Moldovan pilots released from Taliban captivity

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Moldovan President Igor Dodon has announced the release of two pilots from 42 months of Taliban’s captivity Dodon told journalists in Chisinau on Monday: “At the end of the week or the beginning of next week, I’ll fly to Moscow to return with the aviators..,” Taliban militants had swized the two pilots […]

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President Ghani signs draft amendments to electoral law

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

KABUL (Khaama Press): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday signed draft amendments to electoral law which was passed during the meeting of the cabinet today. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the draft amendment to electoral law which includes modification, addition, and removal of some of the items of the […]

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Taliban form new peace negotiating team ahead of Qatar talks

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

DOHA (TOLOnews): Taliban on Tuesday announced the formation of a 14-member peace negotiating team ahead of fresh round of peace talks with the US envoy in Doha, Qatar later this month. In a statement, the group said that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy head of Taliban’s Qatar office has assigned the team in line […]

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Taliban include jailed Anas Haqqani in negotiating team

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government and the Taliban on Tuesday confirmed Anas Haqqani remained jailed in Afghanistan after his name was included in a Taliban negotiating team for this month’s peace talks with the US. Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Haqqani network leader, was detained in Qatar few years back and then extradited to the Afghan government. The Taliban today […]

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Business

Emerging equities to continue holding fort as challenges seen

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

DUBAI (Gulf News): Emerging markets equities are favoured compared to developed market equities going forward amid challenges, maintaining its outperformance, even as the last decade was a paradise for investors, executives at Emirates NBD said on Sunday. Emerging market equities are expected to accrue 8.3 per cent, the most in terms of returns across asset […]

Yemen aims to export 75,000 bpd oil in 2019

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

ADEN (Reuters): The government in Yemen hopes to scale up its crude production to 110,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2019, with exports touching about 75,000 bpd, its oil minister told journalists on Sunday. The government of Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi controls the southern port city of Aden and areas holding Yemen’s oil-and-gas fields. The […]

Algeria energy revenues up 15% in 2018

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

ALGIERS (Reuters): Algeria’s energy earnings rose 15.27 percent in 2018 from the previous year due to higher global oil prices, the government said. Stronger revenues helped to reduce the OPEC member’s trade deficit by 53.73 percent to $5.03 billion in 2018, according to customs figures. Oil and gas exports, which accounted for 93.13 percent of […]

Results continue to weigh on Dubai index

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

DUBAI (Gulf News): Weaker than expected results from Dubai Investments forced investors to sell the stock, weighing on the Dubai index. Net profit of DIC nearly halved to Dh1 billion in 2018 because of loss on investment properties and financial investments when have been battered due to current market conditions. “Dubai Investment’s 2018 earnings look […]

Oil exporters have not fully recovered from the 2014 oil shock, says IMF chief

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

DUBAI (Agencies): Oil exporters have not fully recovered from the dramatic oil price shock of 2014 and the outlook is highly uncertain despite modest growth, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday. “With revenues down, fiscal deficits are only slowly declining, despite significant reforms on both the spending and revenue sides, […]

US Steel wins tax breaks from one of America’s poorest cities

By The Frontier Post | February 9, 2019

GARY, Indiana (Reuters): United States Steel Corporation founded Gary, Indiana in 1906 – naming it after co-founder Elbert Henry Gary – and the city’s fortunes have been closely tied to the company ever since. When the firm started losing business to cheap Asian imports in the 1970s, waves of layoffs followed as Gary became a […]

Sports

PSL-4 all set to begin as ‘Pakistan Trophy’ unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

F.P. Report DUBAI: The glittering trophy of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League was launched on Tuesday as all the six participating teams aimed for the glory in Pakistan Cricket’s biggest event starting on Feb 14th. The trophy was formally unveiled by chairman PCB Ehsan Mani along with owners and captains of the all […]

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PSL to kick off from Feb 14th in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The HBL Pakistan Super League is one of the most exciting, challenging and competitive cricket leagues in the world and the appearance of 77 foreign international cricket stars over the past three editions is a testament to this statement, says a press released of PBC. England leads the pack of fielding most […]

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FIFA WWC tickets to go on sale

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: As excitement continues to grow around this summer’s eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee announced Monday that individual match tickets for the competition will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, 7 March at 15:00 CET at fifa.com/fifawwc/tickets. Individual ticket prices will […]

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Middlesex sign Afghan teen Mujeeb Ur Rehman

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): Afghan spin-bowling teenage sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman will play for English county Middlesex in their T20 campaign next season, the club announced on Monday. The 17-year-old — who has taken 54 international wickets in all formats since making his debut aged 16 — will hope to make the same impact his compatriot Rashid […]

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Ashleigh Barty-led Australia knock US out of Fed Cup

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2019

NORTH CAROLINA (Agencies): Ashleigh Barty has led the way and debutante Priscilla Hon was her reliable sidekick as Australia knocked the United States out of the Fed Cup to set up a world group semi-final clash with Belarus. The US had the home crowd in Asheville, at North Carolina’s US Cellular Center indoor arena on […]

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Nashra, Diana, Sidra star in Pakistan’s historic series win decider

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2019

DUBAI (PPI): Nashra Sandhu and Diana Baig equally shared six wickets between them while Sidra Ameen struck a half-century as Pakistan women defeated the West Indies women by four wickets in the third and final ODI at the ICC Academy in Dubai to take the series 2-1. The victory in the fourth round fixture of […]

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Fashion & Movies

Salman Khan and Rohit Shetty likely to collaborate in upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2019

Monitoring DeskMUMBAI: Rohit Shetty is one of the most successful directors of recent times. His films are blockbusters and are known for their action sequences. His latest directorial, Simmba, is a big hit. Post its release the director is gearing up for his next, Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar, which will be filmed between June and […]

Thackeray earns Rs 16 crores in two days

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Thackeray, the biopic on Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray hit the theatres this Friday and ever since its release the film has received rave reviews. The audience too has taken to the film quite well. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s performance is being deemed as the best of his career and that is what is […]

Uri all set to become the highest grossing mid-range film

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam starrer Uri:The Surgical Strike which released two weeks back has managed to earn big bucks at the box-office. Though the film began slowly it picked up pace at the box-office in no time because of the good word of mouth publicity. Uri’s third Friday at the box-office […]

Mariah Carey to perform in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2019

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Latest in the pace towards modernization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country will now be welcoming American singer Mariah Carey to perform later this month as well. After opening its gates to numerous prominent artists, Mariah Carey will also be getting a pass into the country to perform at the […]

Pakistani embassy in Turkey to help send Roohi Bano’s body home, says sister

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistani embassy in Turkey has contacted Rubina Yasin, sister of deceased actress Roohi Bano, to discuss arrangements for sending the body to Pakistan for burial. Renowned Pakistani television and stage actor Roohi Bano passed away on Friday at the age of 67. Yasmin said that the officials contacted her and asked her […]

Sidharth Malhotra to play a double role in upcoming film

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sidharth Malhotra has a good line-up of films for the year ahead with Jabariya Jodi, Marjaavaan and Vikram Batra biopic in his kitty. The actor has had his share ups and downs over the years but the one thing that his fans love about him is that he never backs down. Sidharth […]

Science & Technology

Apple admits fall in demand for iPhones, cuts revenue

By The Frontier Post | January 4, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple said that demand for iPhones on the market is declining and its revenue guidance for its fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on Dec. 29, 2018, was revised downward. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to investors earlier in the day that the contraction in China’s smartphone market […]

China Lands Spacecraft on Far Side of Moon

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

BEIJING: China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, state media announced. The landing of the probe, called Chang’e-4 after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology, is one in a coming series of missions that underscore the country’s […]

Sony vows better face identification through new 3D sensors

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

LOS ANGLES: Sony, the global leader in imaging sensors both for smartphones and professional DSLR and mirrorless cameras is eager to establish itself as the go-to supplier for the next generation of visual-processing chips with a set of new 3D sensors. Speaking with Bloomberg last week, Sony’s sensor division boss Satoshi Yoshihara said Sony plans […]

NASA spacecraft survives risky encounter with faraway world

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

TAMPA (AFP): NASA rang in the New Year on Tuesday with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, a cosmic body ever explored by humankind — a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule — in the hopes of learning more about how planets took shape. A series of anxiously awaited “phone […]

Best multiplayer games for Android in 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 2, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Playing games in their spare time is a hobby for many people. However, some people are so addictive to play games. Some play games just to pass their free time. However, some play games to sharpen their skills. For example, some people love to play puzzle games to sharpen their brains. As […]

Google’s New Year doodle is the best way to start 2019

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Google’s Doodle is a permanent feature to mark anniversaries, birthdays and other important events globally. The tech giant ended the year 2018 with a doodle showing two purple baby elephants playing. In order to mark the beginning of 2019, Google’s new Doodle shows the animals playing at a party with balloons. “Well, […]

Health

Japan witnesses steep fall of smokers

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): The number of smokers in Japan has drastically decreased over the years, new findings have revealed. The Far East nation, often recognized for its citizens’ health-consciousness, witnessed figures of smokers ages 20 and older decrease by half in 2018. Japan’s smoking rate now stands at 17.9 percent, down from 36 percent when last […]

Researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk BALTIMORE: Scientists have located an intriguing link between schizophrenia and the Epstein-Barr virus, a type of herpes virus. Now, they need to determine which way the risk lies. Schizophrenia, a condition characterized by a confused perception of reality, delusions, and altered behavior, affects more than 21 million people globally. In a new study, […]

Influenza epidemics declared in parts of Bulgaria

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

BULGARIA: Influenza epidemics were declared in the Bulgarian districts of Bourgas, Silistra and Stara Zagora on January 14. The threshold for the declaration of a flu epidemic is reached when there is a rate of 290 out of 10 000 of the population of a district who have flu. In Bourgas, the regional health inspectorate […]

Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad is building a hospital for survivors of sexual violence

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

SINJAR: Murad is a survivor of sexual violence at the hands of Islamic States militants herself. Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war around the world and puts women and girls at risk. Nadia Murad is a fierce champion for survivors and is working to put an end to wartime sexual violence. Join […]

Higher calcium levels may predict heart disease

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could signal early risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in men from South Asian countries, including India, and may help develop treatment methods, researchers say. According to the team from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), people from South Asia are known to have […]

New cholesterol guidelines put ethnicity in the spotlight

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

NEW YORK: As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family’s ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a recent update of cholesterol guidelines, a national panel of scientists and health experts stressed a more personalized approach to risk […]

Travel

Vietnam’s Vietjet continues expansion of international network with new route

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk HANOI: The Phu Quoc – Seoul route will operate daily return flights with a flight time of approximately 5.5 hours per leg. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – New-age carrier Vietjet officially launched a new service connecting Phu Quoc Island and the South Korean capital of Seoul on 22 December 2018, contributing to the promotion […]

Solar-powered Private Island heats up the Maldives

By The Frontier Post | January 3, 2019

Monitoring Desk MALDIVES: Crown and Champa Resorts has opened its latest property, an eco-conscious getaway that’s powered by the sun, located in Lhayivani Atoll. Being eco-conscious nowadays is a must for top-end resorts. It’s a major consideration factor for travellers, and more importantly, it pays a great contribution to the well-being of our planet. Kudadoo […]

Abu Dhabi introduces one of world’s fastest airport wifi networks

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi International Airport has upgraded its wifi network to offer download speeds of up to 200 megabits per second. The airport has installed what it calls ‘Super-Fi’ in all three of its terminals. Full access to the network is free in arrival and departure areas. The move gives Abu Dhabi […]

Turkish Airlines to start new flights from Istanbul

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines will start new flights from the new Istanbul Airport, the company’s chief executive officer said on Friday. The carrier will fly to nine domestic — Diyarbakir, Kayseri, Hatay — and foreign — Moscow, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Ashgabat, Tbilisi — destinations, Bilal Eksi said in a Twitter post. […]

Turkey: Hotel occupancy rate up at 66.7 per cent in Jan-Nov

By The Frontier Post | December 29, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Hotel occupancy rate across Turkey rose to 66.7 percent in the January-November period, a report revealed on Friday. The figure was up 10.3 percent on a yearly basis in the first 11 months of 2018, according to the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB) report, based on a survey conducted by data and analysis company […]

You must try this tour guide in Egypt

By The Frontier Post | December 28, 2018

We’ve been promised three days of pristine beaches, snorkeling and encounters with the endangered Dugong (a marine mammal related to manatees). The bus is loud with chat and laughter. Organizers pass out water, chocolate and blue pins that say, ‘I am an Egyptian Adventurer.” Many of the students weren’t familiar with Marsa Alam. “I never […]

Articles

Living as a refugee in Germany under shadow of violence

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Emran Feroz A German man was involved in a deliberate attack seeking to mow down immigrants in an attempt to kill them. Such acts of violence against immigrants are part of an increasingly hostile political atmosphere in Germany against refugees. New Year’s Eve in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia ended in bloodshed. “I saw how the car […]

Sisi’s continuous coup in Egypt

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Sam Hamad Egypt’s Abdul Fatah el Sisi is preparing the ground to demolish constitutional term limits, and he will probably get away with it. Egypt’s counter-revolution was almost perfect in that it appeared like a malicious doppelganger of the revolution itself. Tahrir’s occupation became the symbol of January 25 – of democracy and egalitarianism in […]

Modi’s Muslim phobia

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Iqbal Khan Minority rights crisis is getting worse in India; life is upended for those left off Indian citizenship list. Rivals say that as Prime Minster Modi’s government faces disillusionment for failing to deliver on jobs and prosperity, it is setting up religious mobilization across the country. India has a history of discriminating against its […]

Turkey’s millennium-long standoff with the West

By The Frontier Post | January 14, 2019

Yusuf Kaplan The history of our relations with the West goes back approximately a thousand years, it is deep-seated; it gave the West a hard time, and in time, it gave us a hard time as well. We can best illustrate our relations with the West using the terminology of aesthetics. The process that started […]

Climate change and agricultural challenges in Pakistan: The need of adaptation policy

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2019

Nasir Abbas Khan Pakistan has been one of those few developing countries who always suffered from problems brought by the developed nations. For instance the current issue of climate change is mainly caused by the world’s highly industrialized nations due to massive emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and Pakistan despite of having a trivial count […]

India’s labour woes put Modi government at a disadvantage

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2019

Manira Chaudhary As many as 200 million workers in India took part in a two-day strike on Tuesday to protest the government’s labour policies. The streets of New Delhi reverberated with slogans “Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao” (meaning: remove Prime Minister Modi, save the country), as thousands of workers, including construction workers, bank employees, students, teachers, […]

Editorial

Penalising honest gas consumers

By The Frontier Post | December 26, 2018

Stepping into the shoes of NEPRA, in a controversial move Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has allowed the state run gas utility—Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited—to recover billion of  rupees, which are outstanding against gas stealers and bills defaulters, from the honest consumers on account of gas theft during the last five years with […]

Delay in bailout package

By The Frontier Post | December 25, 2018

The scale of adjustments being demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is too large and accession to the programme is likely to be delayed. There is no chance that adjustments a sproposed by the fund can be made because of its political and socio-economic repercussions. It has put the government in a quandary because […]

Need for counter narrative

By The Frontier Post | December 24, 2018

Over the past few years there has been lack of interest and persistent efforts by the ruling political leadership to build a counter narrative to give befitting response to the smear campaign against Pakistan in the Indian and Western media. Our adversaries are effectively using the tools of hybrid warfare. Chief of Army Staff General […]

Prerogative of foreign policy decisions

By The Frontier Post | December 23, 2018

The leadership of almost all pontifical parties frequently dwell on the theme that foreign policy should originate in the parliament but it is an established fact that the our parliamentarians remain least interested to study foreign relations, gather experience and knowledge and develop expertise and acumen for preparing the required in put for foreign policy […]

CPEC diversification

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2018

Pakistan and China signed a memorandum of understanding MoU) on Thursday to expand to expand cooperation in industrial fields and attract investment in the special economic zones (SEZs).The connectivity projects like up-gradation of Peshawar-Karachi railway track, industriaisation, transfer of technology and skill development should have not been given its due priority in agreement signed by […]

Another mini budget on the anvil

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2018

People from the bottom and lower middle classes are yet to come out of shocks of the first money bill of the present government. But the Finance Minister Asad Umar has hinted on second money bill or mini budget to be presented in the parliament next month to meet International Monetary Fund (IMF) condition of […]

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