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PM chairs meeting on law and order

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired meeting on law and order at Karachi Sunday. The meeting was attended by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Commander 5 Corp Lt. Gen. Hamayun Aziz, Chief Secretary Sindh Maj. (R) Azam Sulaiman Khan, Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Sualeh Farooqi, DG Rangers Maj. […]

Pakistan, Afghanistan to advance reconciliation process: foreign minister

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Terming his visit to Kabul very advantageous, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said Pakistan, Afghanistan have decided to strengthen contacts and advance the reconciliation process. “The clouds of fear have faded away,” he said while talking to a news channel. Qureshi said he finalized few things during his meetings with […]

Zardari, Bilawal meet Nawaz to extend condolences on Kulsoom’s demise

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari met ex-premier Nawaz Sharif on Sunday to extend condolences on Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s demise. PPP Chairman Bilawal and Zardari were accompanied by a PPP delegation during their visit to Jati Umrah. In the meeting, the PPP leaders expressed […]

Hospitals should not exceed limit set by PMDC when charging patients: CJP

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Hospitals should not charge patients more than the rate set by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council for treatment, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked on Sunday. While hearing a case against private hospital owners for charging exorbitant fees from patients for medical treatment, the chief justice told Doctors Hospital […]

NAB moves SC against IHC decision to hear Sharifs’ petitions

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accoun­tability Bureau (NAB) chairman Javed Iqbal approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan pleading to set aside the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to proceed with the petitions of convicted Sharifs for the suspension of verdict given by an accountability court in the Avenfield case. NAB’s application rather requested the apex court […]

20 injured as passenger train derails near Kalabagh

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

F.P. Report MIANWALI: At least 20 people sustained injuries when the engine and seven coaches of a passenger train derailed near Kalabagh town of Mianwali district early Sunday morning. According to rescue sources, the engine and seven cars of Khushal Khan Khattak Express slipped off the rails near Kalabagh at around 5:00am. As a result, […]

Global

Super typhoon slams into China after pummeling Philippines

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters): A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing at least 29 people in the Philippines. Packing gale force winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), tropical cyclone Mangkhut is considered the strongest to hit […]

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Dozens of inmates escape in Myanmar jail break

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

YANGON (AFP): Myanmar police are hunting dozens of escaped inmates who hijacked a delivery truck and smashed through the gates of their jail in a daring prison break on Sunday, officials said. The escape occurred on Sunday morning as prisoners seized a truck that had entered Hpa-An prison in eastern Karen state. “They attacked a prison […]

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Palestinian teen dies from wounds in Gaza unrest: ministry

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

GAZA (AFP): A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry in the enclave said. Saheeb Abu Kashef, 16, died late Saturday after being shot on August 3 east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the […]

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London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, saying the prime minister’s handling of Brexit negotiations had become “mired in confusion and deadlock” and was leading the country down a damaging path. Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29. But with Prime Minister […]

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Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; six dead

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

WILSON, N.C. (Reuters): Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, toppling trees, cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses while causing at least six deaths. Florence’s intensity has diminished since it roared ashore along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast […]

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Three Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

GAZA CITY (AFP): Three Palestinians, including a 12-year-old, were shot dead by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said. The ministry said 12-year-old Shadi Abdel Aal was shot east of Jabalia in northern Gaza. It had previously said he was 14 and a […]

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Pakistan

Corruption ranking decreased from 175 to 117 after NAB efforts: Javed Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has said the NAB efforts have resulted decrease in Pakistan ranking on Corruption Perception Index from 175 to 117. Pakistan is the only country whose corruption perception index is persistently on declining trend, he said while chairing a meeting today. The NAB chairman […]

Mini-budget appears to be more like IMF plan: Miftah Ismail

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The budget presented on Tuesday by the incumbent government appears to be more like a plan by the International Money Fund (IMF), said former finance minister Miftah Ismail. “This ‘mini-budget’  seems like an IMF budget,” he said while speaking to media on Tuesday after Finance Minister Asad Umar presented the amendments proposed for the federal […]

PTI government put tax burden on people against expectation : Siraj

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, , Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the people were expecting relief from the PTI government but it had added to their difficulties by levying 178 billion taxes in the mini budget. Addressing a convention of the JI Youth Punjab at Mansoora, he said that if the government […]

Around 265 militants lay down arms in Quetta

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

F.P. Report QUETTA: Around 265 militants along with their commanders on Tuesday surrendered to the security forces in the Balochistan capital. Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal, Commander Southern Command Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa were the chief guests of the ceremony held in the courtyard of the Balochistan Assembly. Inspector-General Balochistan, IG Frontier Corps and […]

CM KP directs for effective security measures during Muharam

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan has directed for taking effective measures to maintain peaceful atmosphere and harmony during the month of Muharam-ul-Haram. Talking to Inspector-General Police KP Salahuddin Khan Mehsud and Chief Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch, the chief minister directed law enforcement agencies to be more vigilant during Muharram. He also […]

CTD apprehends five terrorists in Rawalpindi operation

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: At least five suspected terrorists were arrested in a major operation conducted by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. According to details, CTD also recovered suicide jackets and explosive material from the possession of the arrested suspects . The terrorists belong to a banned outfit and were shifted to undisclosed […]

Afghanistan

AAF new MD-530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Air Force has received five new MD-530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters as efforts are underway to boost the fighting capabilities of the Afghan armed forces. MD Helicopters, Inc. announced Wednesday the delivery of the first five MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Delivered in […]

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Relations with Iran to go unaffected, says Abdullah

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said Afghanistan’s relations with Iran would not be affected by its ties with other countries. A statement from the CEO office received by Pajhwok Afghan News said Abdullah met with Iranian deputy foreign minister Sayed Abbas Iraqchi in Kabul on Tuesday. The two […]

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‘HIA against temporary govt formation’

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has opposed the proposed formation of a temporary government and said such formulas could not resolve the country’s crisis. A statement from HIA media wing said that Hekmatyar addressed HIA loyalists delegation from Logar Council. Hekmatyar said agreement of all sides on temporary set up was not […]

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Afghans need greater humanitarian assistance, says United Nation

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Amid growing humanitarian need, Afghanistan deserved greater support than ever to deal with its challenges, top UN officials said on Monday. UN humanitarian affairs chief Mark Lowcock and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, after a joint two-day visit to the country, told journalists in Geneva that Afghanistan needed greater […]

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5 cops killed, three injured in Jawzjan

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk SHEBERGHAN: Five police personnel were killed and three more wounded in separate incidents in Qoshtipa district in Jawzjan province. Taliban attacked two checkpoints of Afghan National Army (ANA) and civil order police in Jaraqdooq area in Qoshtipa district, Jawzjan provincial assembly chairman Babar Eshchi told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP). Three civil order police […]

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32 killed in Nangarhar suicide bombing

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: As many as 32 people were killed and 128 more wounded in a suicide attack on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway in Momand Dara district of Nangarhar province on Tuesday. A suicide bomber exploded himself up near a protest camp in Daka area on Torkham-Jalalabad highway, leaving 32 people dead and 128 more injured, […]

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Business

World trade system needs reform: China

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): The current world trade system is not perfect, and China supports reforms to it, including to the World Trade Organisation, to make it fairer and more effective, Beijing’s top diplomat said. China is locked in a bitter trade war with the United States and has vowed repeatedly to uphold the multilateral trading system […]

GM to recall more than one million vehicles in the US

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): General Motors Co is recalling more than 1 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles in the United States due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The problem may cause difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of […]

Morrisons sales soar as revival continues

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): The revival of Morrisons has continued as the supermarket’s sales soared in the first half of the year, but profits slid almost a third to £142m. Like-for-like sales, excluding fuel and VAT, rose 4.9% for the six months to 4 August – better than the 3% increase for the same period last […]

US consumer prices rise modestly; jobless claims nearly 49-year low

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US consumer prices rose less than expected in August as increases in gasoline and rents were offset by declines in healthcare and apparel costs, and underlying inflation pressures also appeared to be slowing. Despite the moderate consumer price increases last month, inflation pressures are steadily building up, driven by a tightening labor market […]

‘German companies lost billions to cyber attacks’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Cyber-attacks and industrial espionage have caused a loss of €43 billion ($50 billion) for German companies in the last two years, a new study has revealed. Sixty-eight percent of German companies have become the victim of a cyber-attack, sabotage, data theft or espionage, German digital association Bitkom said on Thursday. “Many German […]

John Lewis profits slump 99% in ‘challenging times’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Profits at the John Lewis Partnership have fallen to almost zero in the first half of the year as its department store chain matched discounting “extravaganza days” by rivals. John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield said the retail sector was facing “challenging times”. Its results, which include Waitrose, showed profits for […]

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Sports

Aamir Sohail hails positive attitude of Fakhar Zaman

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former cricketer Aamir Sohail has backed his Pakistan compatriot Fakhar Zaman to play a vital role in the upcoming Asia Cup because of his “positive approach” to batting. “The reason behind Zaman’s success has to be his positive approach. No matter what the situation, he goes out and bats positively,” Sohail said […]

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My target is to improve Pakistan’s fielding: Grant Bradburn

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pakistan’s fielding coach Grant Bradburn said on Thursday, his target is to improve the Pakistan cricket team’s fielding. Speaking to the media in Dubai, Bradburn said, “It was a great first session with the Pakistan team.” Bradburn who had joined the national team squad in Dubai on Wednesday, said, “The fitness and […]

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England’s Paul Collingwood retires from cricket

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood announced on Thursday that he will end his professional career at the end of the season, 22 years after making his first-class debut. A three-time Ashes winner and the only man to captain England to a global trophy after leading them to glory in the 2010 World Twenty20, […]

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Kane, Salah in spotlight as struggling stars clash

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah have the perfect stage to end their unexpected slumps when the superstar strikers go head to head at Wembley on Saturday. Just four months ago, Tottenham striker Kane and Liverpool forward Salah were being hailed as Europe’s most feared marksmen after the pair tore through Premier League defences […]

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Mani backs Inzamam, Basit over Qadir’s claims

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2018

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani has backed Inzamam-ul-Haq despite claims that the chief selector had tried to use his position to include his son’s in a junior team. According to a press release issued by the PCB on Thursday, Inzamam called on Mani and discussed the controversy. The PCB chief expressed […]

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Au, Youseff enter final of CAS International Squash

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Semi finals of Serena Hotels CAS International for Men and Pakistan International Squash Tournament for Women were played at Mushaf Squash complex, Islamabad today. Leo Au (Hkg) and Youseff Soliman (Egy) reached the final of Chief of Air Staff International Men Squash Championship, while both Egyptian players Rowan Elarby and Nada Abbas […]

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Fashion & Movies

Aishwarya picks ‘Gulab Jamun’ over Bhansali’s film

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Each time Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali come together for a project, they create magic on the big screen. Films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Guzaarish are proof of the same. Not too long ago, speculations were rife that Ash would be collaborating with SLB for his […]

Daughter Nysa convinced Kajol to join social media

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kajol is one of those stars who like to keep her personal life away from public and media.  She did join the social media bandwagon recently but if you think she is one of those stars who likes to put everything out there and you can know everything about her personal life […]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui charges Re.1 for Nandita Das upcoming film “Manto’

By The Frontier Post | August 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ace actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui recently revealed that he charged just Re. 1. for Nandita Das’ upcoming film ‘Manto’. Not only this, celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Gurdas Maan and Javed Akhtar didn’t charge a single penny. Nawazuddin plays the character of Saadat Hasan Manto, offered to do the role at a nominal amount, […]

Sonam Kapoor starts shooting for ‘The Zoya Factor’

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After a long wait, Sonam Kapoor has finally commenced the shoot of her next – The Zoya Factor. The film first time brings together Sonam and south star Dulquer Salmaan on the big screen. Just a few days ago, makers of the film announced Sanjay Kapoor joining the film to play Sonam […]

‘Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi’ earns Rs. 13 crore at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is a sequel of 2016 blockbuster hit Happy Bhag Jayegi and it stars Sonakshi Sinha, Diana Penty, Jassie Gill and Jimmy Sheirgill in pivotal roles. The film had a slow start at the box-office with the opening day collections amounting to just Rs. 2.70 crore but positive reviews […]

Ajay Devgn wants to work with Arjun Kapoor in his next film

By The Frontier Post | August 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Arjun Kapoor has managed to charm not just his audiences but ace actor Ajay Devgn too with his acting prowess. High on his talent, Ajay Devgn had gone to the extent of recommending this actor to Raj Kumar Gupta for his directorial venture, India’s Most Wanted. He will be playing an intelligence […]

Science & Technology

Dell to launch of its G Series

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Committed to providing the ultimate gaming experience for everyone, Dell announced the launch of its new Dell G Series on Wednesday, in association with the Pakistan Rugby Union. Revitalizing the Dell’s gaming portfolio this suite of PCs is designed and engineered for the gamer who prioritizes performance and excellent gameplay. Delivering gaming […]

Pakistan ranked low in digital literacy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Despite a rapid increase in internet connectivity and gender parity in Pakistan, the country has been ranked lower than India, Iran, Sri Lanka and even Bangladesh on the Inclusive Internet Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), primarily due to unavailability of content in local language. On the index, Pakistan stood at […]

WhatsApp introduces Mute Conversations feature

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: WhatsApp has introduced a mute conversation feature and this feature is currently available on Android devices. The new shortcut is enabled for everyone running version 2.18.216. Now you can mute your conversations directly from the notification panel. One thing should keep in mind that only conversations above than 51 messages can be […]

LG will supply LCD and OLED panels to Apple

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Earlier this year, LG confirmed that it will supply OLED panels to unspecified iPhone mode. However, the new reports reveal that LG will Supply Apple with 20 million LCD Panels and 4 million OLED Panels. LG will Supply Apple with 20 million LCD Panels in 2018 and 4 million OLED Panels in […]

Amazon all set to capture half of US retail market by end of this year

By The Frontier Post | July 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Amazon’s e-commerce sales in the U.S. are expected to reach a staggering $258.2 billion this year, up nearly 30 percent from a year ago, according to a new survey from eMarketer that looks at the company’s sales by product category. That means Amazon is expected to capture nearly half of the U.S. […]

Apple to invest $300 million in clean energy in China

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

BEIJING (Agencies): Apple Inc will launch a $300 million clean energy fund in China, the firm said in a statement on Friday, working with its suppliers to invest in renewable energy projects that could power close to 1 million homes in the country. China’s government has made cutting pollution a key priority, putting pressure on […]

Health

Healthful diet could prevent Asthma symptoms

By The Frontier Post | July 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is associated with better asthma outcomes, according to a study recently published in the European Respiratory Journal. A healthful diet consists of more fruit and vegetables, and less red meat. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the main components of a healthful diet, […]

High blood pressure could increase risk of dementia

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: According to the latest research, having elevated blood pressure as an older adult predicts an increase in one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. The study authors also saw an increased risk of brain lesions. A new study looks at hypertension and brain health in older age. High blood pressure, or hypertension, […]

Four people affected from dengue in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Around four people have been affected due to Dengue virus in Peshawar, Dengue response unit reported. According to Dengue Response Unit Zar Wali son of Hashim Ali resident of Achene area Peshawar was brought to Khyber Teaching Hospital where his blood sample declared positive for dengue virus. The report further said that […]

Keeping the same doctor could help you live longer

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Those of you who have been seeing the same doctor over the years might be in luck — new research out of the U.K. suggests that visiting the same physician over time could save your life. In other words, if you want to live a long and healthy life but don’t […]

Committed to eradicate polio virus to protect children

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui has said that government is committed to eradicate the polio virus and for the purpose making all out coordinated efforts on priority bases  to make Pakistan polio free country. and to protect our children from this  crippled disease. He said this while talking to the delegation […]

Beetle can be helpful in cancer treatment

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk IZMIR: The poison of Paederus beetle will be a “ray of hope” for cancer treatment, a Turkish associate professor told Anadolu Agency. “It [poison] shows an adverse effect to cancer cells. Both our team and the colleagues that we work together abroad, are working on this poison. During the study it was found […]

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Travel

London airport tops the list of worst airports in UK with flight delays  

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Passengers departing from London Luton Airport face the longest flight delays in the country, according to a new ranking of UK airports by punctuality. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data compiled by the Press Association shows that Luton’s average take-off delay in 2017 was 19.7 minutes. Gatwick was next worse, with an average 18.9-minute delay, followed […]

Historical Greek city on sale for £6m

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk Anyone harbouring even the vaguest desire to be emperor of their own classical domain should throw their hat into the ring for the sale of a once-great ancient Greek city. Bargylia, on the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea in what was once governed by Athens, has been put up for sale for […]

Airbus, Boeing eyeing lucrative service market

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

SINGAPORE (AFP): Airbus and Boeing may have built their global success on the back of the transcontinental airliners but they are now eyeing a lucrative if rather less glamorous side of the aviation sector in their battle to dominate the skies — parts and repairs. While booming demand for air travel across has seen the […]

Flights delayed as dust storm sweeps UAE

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Blowing dust sweeping through UAE on Sunday caused some slight travel delays and flight disruptions at the airports. As of 2:20pm, more than 30 inbound and outbound flights at Dubai International Airport were delayed, and departing passengers were advised to leave for the terminal earlier than usual, as the unstable weather conditions are […]

France: Strikes hit Air France, state rails

By The Frontier Post | May 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Air France said on Friday that the number of its passenger in April had dropped by 8.7 percent amid a series of continuing strikes as part of the ongoing wage increase dispute with the carrier’s administration. In a statement, the French flag carrier said that due to the strikes in April, which […]

After the nuclear deal, Iran’s fragile tourism industry to face problems  

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: In 2016, as an indication of confidence in the renewed harmony between the West and Iran, three of Europe’s most prestigious airlines returned to the Middle Eastern country’s capital Tehran. The resumption of direct flights by British Airways, Air France and KLM, from London, Paris and Amsterdam, followed the lifting of a number […]

Arts & Literature

London airport tops the list of worst airports in UK with flight delays  

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Passengers departing from London Luton Airport face the longest flight delays in the country, according to a new ranking of UK airports by punctuality. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data compiled by the Press Association shows that Luton’s average take-off delay in 2017 was 19.7 minutes. Gatwick was next worse, with an average 18.9-minute delay, followed […]

Historical Greek city on sale for £6m

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk Anyone harbouring even the vaguest desire to be emperor of their own classical domain should throw their hat into the ring for the sale of a once-great ancient Greek city. Bargylia, on the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea in what was once governed by Athens, has been put up for sale for […]

Airbus, Boeing eyeing lucrative service market

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

SINGAPORE (AFP): Airbus and Boeing may have built their global success on the back of the transcontinental airliners but they are now eyeing a lucrative if rather less glamorous side of the aviation sector in their battle to dominate the skies — parts and repairs. While booming demand for air travel across has seen the […]

Flights delayed as dust storm sweeps UAE

By The Frontier Post | May 14, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Blowing dust sweeping through UAE on Sunday caused some slight travel delays and flight disruptions at the airports. As of 2:20pm, more than 30 inbound and outbound flights at Dubai International Airport were delayed, and departing passengers were advised to leave for the terminal earlier than usual, as the unstable weather conditions are […]

France: Strikes hit Air France, state rails

By The Frontier Post | May 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Air France said on Friday that the number of its passenger in April had dropped by 8.7 percent amid a series of continuing strikes as part of the ongoing wage increase dispute with the carrier’s administration. In a statement, the French flag carrier said that due to the strikes in April, which […]

After the nuclear deal, Iran’s fragile tourism industry to face problems  

By The Frontier Post | May 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: In 2016, as an indication of confidence in the renewed harmony between the West and Iran, three of Europe’s most prestigious airlines returned to the Middle Eastern country’s capital Tehran. The resumption of direct flights by British Airways, Air France and KLM, from London, Paris and Amsterdam, followed the lifting of a number […]

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Articles

Let’s talk about terrorism perpetuated by US

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi “There are two ways to approach the study of terrorism,” notes Noam Chomsky in ‘Western State Terrorism’. “One may adopt a literal approach or a propagandistic approach, construing the concept of terrorism as a weapon to be exploited in the service of some system of power. It comes as no surprise that […]

Facing US pressure, Iran looks for a way out of crisis

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Burhanettin Duran The war of words between US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, entered a new stage, as Iran’s president, commonly known as a moderate reformist, moved closer to hardliners such as Supreme Leader Ali Kha-menei and General Qasem Suleimani. Addressing a group of ambassadors on Sunday, Rouhani responded to Washington’s […]

‘Tweet of Mass Destruction’ ratchets up tension on Iran

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

Pepe Escobar President Trump’s late-night, all-caps Tweet of Mass Destruction threatening Iran is bound to be enshrined in the Art of Diplomacy annals. But let’s go back to how this all started. After unilaterally pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration has issued what amounts to a declaration of economic war on […]

Indian rejection of OHCHR report on Kashmir: A missed opportunity

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

qbal Khan It speaks volumes on the part of Pakistan’s successful foreign policy and vibrant diplomacy that UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report on the Human Rights violations by India in IoK. Report has been endorsed by the UN Secretary General. Indian government made strenuous efforts to […]

Europe keeps to play on the US ground

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

Mohamad Ghaderi Europe’s package of proposals which was recently offered Iran had raised concerns and complaints among our country’s officials, including the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. While Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, had promised Iran to do her best to maintain the nuclear deal, we were […]

A Contemplation on Trump’s meeting with Putin

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

Hanif Ghaffari Finally, the meeting between the presidents of the United States and Russia was held in Helsinki, Finland. At the end of the meeting, the two sides emphasized the need for having interaction with each other to resolve international crises. It should be noted that those criseswas mainly created by the United States, and […]

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Editorial

Election results, dawn of new era

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf bagged majority of seats in the hotly contested 2018 general elections and is poised to form a government in the centre.  In Punjab Assembly polls it is three seats behind the PML-N. If the party leadership succeeds in luring the 30 plus independents to the party fold PTI can also form a stable […]

Polling day violence

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Despite security arrangements on an unprecedented scale, the blood of innocent people was spelt in a suicide bomb blast in Quetta and vendetta demonstrated by ANP workers in Sawabi district of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. At least 32 people, including five police officials, were martyred and 60 injured in a suicide bomb attack in Bhosa Mandi area […]

Olive branch or trap

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

The US military commanders are talking about the prospects of Afghan peace talks with emphasis on Pakistan’s role in political settlement of the conflict. Increasing prospects of peace talks with the Taliban shows that US strategy in Afghanistan is working despite continuing violence and insurgents control over wide areas of the country side, top US […]

Power sector challenges

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Previous governments whether run by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) or Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz PML (N) did not address the challenges pertaining to electricity production and supply. They deliberately ignored the cheap power generation by exploiting the hydro potential and renewable energy resources like wind and solar. Now the new government which will be installed […]

Financing dams

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

Majority of people, by and large, expect objectivity, balanced style of reasoning from senior journalists and column writers. But sometime the element of subjectivity creeps in the comments of media persons, while using their pen on burning issues of national importance. A staff member of a leading English daily news paper, which was founded in […]

IPPs, gift or yoke

By The Frontier Post | July 22, 2018

In the Pakistan People’s Party second tenure of government in 1993-96, cobweb power purchase agreements (PPAs) were made with Independent Power Producers (IPPs) the clauses of which were heavily loaded against the national interest, particularly the capacity charges clause. But on the contrary, party leadership through persistent public relations and media campaigns; dishonestly told the […]

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