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DPO Pakpattan case: CM Buzabar submits unconditional apology in SC

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar and former IG Punjab Kaleem Imam have submitted an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court during the hearing of DPO Pakpattan transfer case on Monday. CM Buzdar arrived in the Supreme Court after Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered him to appear while hearing the […]

President Arif Alvi to address joint session of parliament today

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif ur Rehman Alvi will address the joint session of both the Houses of Majlis-e-Shoora, (Parliament) on Monday (today). The joint session will be first meeting after the general elections of July 25 and according to constitutional provisions, the President has also to address a joint session of Parliament at […]

ECC approves hike in gas tariffs  

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Economic Council Committee (ECC) has approved the hike in gas prices and decided to reduce the tax on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) import, on Monday. Finance Minister Asad Umer chaired the meeting of ECC and it taken the decision regarding the hike of gas tariffs. During the meeting, Asad Umar remarked […]

PM pays tribute to CJ Nisar for initiating Dam campaign

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has paid tribute to Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar for initiating the campaign for Diamer Bhasha dam in the country. Addressing Diamer Bhasha Dam fundraising at the Governor House on Sunday, he said that the water per capita availability in the country has dropped from approximately […]

Pakistan crush Hong Kong in Asia Cup

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Former champions Pakistan thrashed an inexperienced Hong Kong by eight wickets in a one-sided match to open their Asia Cup campaign in style on Sunday. Pakistan’s bowling attack was too hot to handle for Hong Kong in Dubai as Usman Shinwari finished with 3-19 and Hasan Ali took 2-19, while leg-spinner Shadab Khan […]

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. […]

Global

Large-scale military exercises to be held in Russia every five years – defense minister

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

MAGADAN (TASS): Russia demonstrates openness and invites observers and journalists to its military exercises to show its peacefulness and “tame the ardor” of its partners, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in an interview with the Rossiya-1 television channel. He stressed that Russia’s military doctrine is purely defensive and the drills in conducts vividly demonstrate […]

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Trump administration to send US cellphones a test alert on Thursday

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies. The messages will bear the headline “Presidential Alert”, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement this week. Phones will make a […]

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Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

By The Frontier Post | September 16, 2018

SEOUL (AFP): South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States. Moon —whose own parents fled the North during the 1950-53 Korean War —flies north on Tuesday for a three-day trip, […]

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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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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

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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Kabul hosts first tripartite talks on Chabahar

By The Frontier Post | September 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan, India and Iran on Tuesday reviewed progress on completing the Chabahar port project and agreed to consolidate economic cooperation during their first trilateral meeting in Kabul. The meeting was chaired by Afghan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hekmat Khalil Karzai and the Indian and Iranian delegations were led by Foreign Secretary […]

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A military govt to help overcome crises: Ismail

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: Former jihadi leader Mohammad Ismail Khan claimed on Monday that ‘50 percent’ of the upcoming elections had already been rigged and called for establishing a military government to overcome the country’s current crises. Addressing a rally in Herat City, the capital of western Herat province, the former Water and Energy minister […]

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MPs: BSA behind growing insecurity in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday asked the government to revoke the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States because the deal had resulted in increased insecurity instead of peace and stability. The BSA was inked between Afghanistan and the US back in 2014. President Ashraf Ghani had said the agreement […]

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Taliban’s bomb making factory destroyed

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk LASHKARGAH: Local security sources on Monday claimed a bomb making factory of Taliban militants has been destroyed in a foreign forces attack in Naad Ali district of southern Helmand province. A statement from 215 Maiwand Military Corps in Helmand received by Afghan News said that foreign forces targeted the bomb making factory from […]

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Business

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 […]

Turkish Central Bank hikes interest rates by 625 bps

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkish Central Bank on Thursday hiked its one-week repo rate by 625 base points. In a statement, the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee said the policy rate was increased to 24 percent, up from 17.75 percent. According to Anadolu Agency’s survey on Monday, a group of 17 economists expected a rise in one-week […]

European stocks waver before rate calls

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Europe’s major stock markets wavered on Thursday before key interest rate decisions in the region. In late morning deals, London stocks slid 0.4 percent while Frankfurt added 0.4 percent and Paris gained 0.2 percent. The Bank of England (BoE) is due at 1100 GMT to reveal the outcome of its latest monetary […]

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Sports

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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Ravi Shastri under fire after England series defeat

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2018

NEW DELHI (Agencies): India coach Ravi Shastri has come under fire for his side’s humiliating 4-1 Test series loss to England — a second consecutive away defeat for the world’s top-ranked side. The thrashing in England, following the loss in South Africa earlier this year, piles pressure on Shastri ahead of a tour to Australia […]

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Serena ‘out of line’ but umpire ‘blew it’: Billie Jean King

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2018

WASHINGTON (BBC): Serena Williams was “totally out of line” for her US Open final outburst, but umpire Carlos Ramos “blew it”, says tennis legend Billie Jean King. Williams, beaten in straight sets by Naomi Osaka, was docked a game for verbal abuse, having already had a point penalty for smashing her racquet and a code […]

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All Balochistan 22nd Inter-districts Wushu C’ship held

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2018

Rafiullah Mandokhail QUETTA: The 22nd All Balochistan Inter-districts Wushu Championship 2018 concluded with an impressive ceremony held in the provincial capital Quetta. The championship was organized by Balochistan Wushu Association, where ten districts teams from Balochistan participated in the event. Quetta team dominated the tournament when its athletes scoped eight gold, two silver and four […]

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Fashion & Movies

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 […]

Vishal Bhardwaj and Priyanka Chopra to work together in upcoming film

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj and Priyanka Chopra already have had two scucesfull collaborations with Kaminey and 7 Khoon Maaf and now, this popular director-actor duo is ready to work together again. Vishal Bhardwaj confirmed his next film with Priyanka at the song lunch of Pataakha. He told, “I want to work with Priyanka. […]

Shah Rukh Khan & Rani Mukerji reunited on Salman’s ‘Dus Ka Dum’

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji will be making a special appearance on Salman Khan’s television game show Dus Ka Dum. The channel just released a promo of the episode and we just can’t wait for it to come on air. Looking at the promo, we are sure the episode will be […]

Gold earns more than Rs.100 crore at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | August 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: When Gold and Satyameva Jayate were about to release together on Independence Day, people feared that the movies will end up eating into each other’s business. But, the box-office figures have proved that there is place for more than one film for the audience. Gold had a head start over the business […]

Science & Technology

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 […]

UK: Facebook fined over Cambridge Analytica data leak

By The Frontier Post | July 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Facebook has been fined £500,000 ($663,042) for failing to secure and protect users’ private information, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced. The fine, which is for breaching the Data Protection Act and is the maximum amount possible, was imposed on Facebook for failing to prevent the harvesting of users’ data by […]

Galaxy Note 9 looks a lot like the Note 8: reports

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk An allegedly official render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been posted over at Android Headlines, and… well, there’s not a lot to see. The render only shows the front of the device, and if it’s accurate, the Note 9 will look almost identical to its predecessor from this angle. The bottom bezel might be slightly […]

Nokia X5 to arrives on July 11

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Nokia X6 arrived back in the middle of May, and now it’s time for the next phone from the portfolio of the Finnish brand. The Nokia X5 will be announced on July 11, as the company confirmed on Weibo. The event will take place in Beijing and will begin at 8 PM […]

Xiaomi reveals the launch date of Mi A2  

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The details about Xiaomi Mi A2 are appearing online time to time. Specifications and design details are already surfaced online, but the latest information has confirmed the exact models and revealed Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch Date. Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch Date Revealed & Color Options Leaked The launch date is expected on […]

Xiaomi to introduce Redmi S2 and Note 5 in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD:  Global technology leader Xiaomi announces the launch of Redmi S2, touted as the best Redmi phone for selfies with a 16MP front camera that is powered by pixel binning technology and featuring AI Beautify. It also sports a 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera, coupled with AI face-unlocking, and is powered by […]

Health

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 […]

Nuts could boost male fertility

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2018

PARIS (AFP): Eating nuts “significantly” boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers said Wednesday. The findings “support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality,” they said, but stressed the study participants were all healthy, apparently fertile men. The potential benefits of nuts for men […]

Coffee to increase teamwork

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk Coffee is known to keep us more alert and focused, so many of us use it to boost our energy levels and productivity. However, it turns out that this popular stimulant may help to sustain not only individual effort, but also constructive interaction within a team. A new study suggests that a little […]

Air pollution increases risk of diabetes

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

PARIS (AFP): Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine […]

Anti-polio drive in Tribal districts and Sub-divisions launches

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Special three days anti polio campaign in selected tribal districts and sub-divisions started from Monday (Today) on July 2, 2018, under the supervision and security provided by Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Health Officials and Security Agencies. As per the press release issued by the Emergency Operations Center(EOC) Tribal Districts and sub-divisions the three […]

Coffee might be helpful in protecting your liver

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk When you have your morning coffee, you might be doing more than just giving yourself a boost to start your day — you could also be keeping your liver healthy. New research presented earlier this month at the American Society for Nutrition’s annual meeting in Boston suggests that coffee lovers might have a lower risk […]

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Travel

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 […]

Saudi carrier begins offering flights to Turkey’s Izmir

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Airlines, the oil-rich kingdom’s national carrier, launched a new flight route to the Turkish city of Izmir on Wednesday. Flights to Izmir, located on Turkey’s Aegean coast, will depart from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport. In a statement issued late Tuesday, the airliner said that four Jeddah-Izmir flights would begin operating […]

Sri Lanka tourist arrival up by 13%

By The Frontier Post | May 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka for the month of April rose 12.6 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 180, 429 amid higher arrivals from Asia & Pacific and Europe, the data released by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed. Arrivals from Asia & Pacific, which include North East Asia, South East Asia, Oceania […]

Turkey expects three millions British tourists in 2018

By The Frontier Post | May 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANTALYA: Almost three million British tourists are expected to visit Turkey in 2018, the UK Ambassador to Turkey Dominick Chilcott said on Monday. Visiting Governor of Antalya Munir Karaloglu in his office in Antalya, Chillcott said the tourists from the UK would reach record numbers this year. “There is a rapid comeback. So, […]

Etihad Airways offers free hotel stay to passengers in Abu Dhabi

By The Frontier Post | May 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation in select hotels in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from certain destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the UAE’s capital. The hotels participating in the offer are the Radisson Blu Yas Island and […]

Passenger plane lands 200 passengers on wrong, unfinished runway

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk An airline crew has been suspended after landing a passenger jet carrying more than 200 passengers on the wrong runway. Vietnam Airlines Flight VN7344 from Ho Chi Minh City touched down on a runway still under construction and soon to be Nha Trang Cam Ranh International’s second landing strip. The runway is not yet […]

Arts & Literature

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 […]

Saudi carrier begins offering flights to Turkey’s Izmir

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Airlines, the oil-rich kingdom’s national carrier, launched a new flight route to the Turkish city of Izmir on Wednesday. Flights to Izmir, located on Turkey’s Aegean coast, will depart from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport. In a statement issued late Tuesday, the airliner said that four Jeddah-Izmir flights would begin operating […]

Sri Lanka tourist arrival up by 13%

By The Frontier Post | May 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka for the month of April rose 12.6 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 180, 429 amid higher arrivals from Asia & Pacific and Europe, the data released by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed. Arrivals from Asia & Pacific, which include North East Asia, South East Asia, Oceania […]

Turkey expects three millions British tourists in 2018

By The Frontier Post | May 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANTALYA: Almost three million British tourists are expected to visit Turkey in 2018, the UK Ambassador to Turkey Dominick Chilcott said on Monday. Visiting Governor of Antalya Munir Karaloglu in his office in Antalya, Chillcott said the tourists from the UK would reach record numbers this year. “There is a rapid comeback. So, […]

Etihad Airways offers free hotel stay to passengers in Abu Dhabi

By The Frontier Post | May 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation in select hotels in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from certain destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the UAE’s capital. The hotels participating in the offer are the Radisson Blu Yas Island and […]

Passenger plane lands 200 passengers on wrong, unfinished runway

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk An airline crew has been suspended after landing a passenger jet carrying more than 200 passengers on the wrong runway. Vietnam Airlines Flight VN7344 from Ho Chi Minh City touched down on a runway still under construction and soon to be Nha Trang Cam Ranh International’s second landing strip. The runway is not yet […]

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Articles

Does an elected president or an unelected intelligence community govern US?

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

John Wight The madness that gripped liberals and neocons within the Western political, media, and security establishments, over the sight of a US president having the temerity to treat his Russian counterpart – Vladimir Putin – as an equal rather than colonial vassal who knows his place, was and is more pronounced than anyone could […]

Afghanistan must convert warlords into ‘peace-lords’

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

Ihsanullah Omarkhail Afghanistan is struggling to achieve peace and stability. In the process, the government has to cope with both the problem of insurgency on one side and the warlords’ atrocities on the other. The latter problem was seen most recently in the case of Nizamuddin Qaisari, a militia commander in the country’s north. The […]

In Helsinki, Trump angers all Americans

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Hussain Abdul Hussain For the first time since his candidacy, President Donald Trump has managed to unite Republicans and Democrats against him. In his statements during the press conference that followed his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, Trump said that he had heard from US Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, about […]

Together against Trump and his dangerous policies

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

Batool Subeiti Tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of London on Friday to protest against the visiting ‘megalomaniac’ president of the United States. Holding placards and chanting slogans, the protestors called Donald Trump a “complete idiot” who does not understand how the world works. More than 100,000 protestors from all walks of […]

Come July: The living legacy of struggle for Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Iqbal Khan Month of July has special significance with regard to struggle of Kashmiri people. Two events “Martyrs day” and “Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan day” are commemorated of 13 and 19 July respectively. Martyrs’ Day is observed in Kashmir and the World over in remembrance of 22 Kashmiris killed on 13 July 1931 due to […]

Pakistan’s economic crisis deepens in an election year

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Kunwar Khuldune Shahid The Pakistan government to be formed after July 25 elections will inherit a record high-trade deficit of $37.7 billion, a plunging stock market that hit this year’s lowest at 39,288 points on Monday and a currency that has been devalued by over 15% in the past seven months. The outgoing Pakistan Muslim […]

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Editorial

India’s regional designs

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Foreign Office Spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Faisal while responding to a question about the reports of opening of ‘Free Baluchistan Office’ in New Delhi, said Indian interference in Pakistan is an established fact which indicates its hegemonic designs in the region. He said, “India needs to act as a responsible member of international community and desists […]

IMFs conditions for bail out package

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

Media reports reveal that International Monetary Fund (IMF) has set tough conditions for granting bail out package to Pakistan to save it from the imminent default situation created by the previous PML-N government financial wizard Ishaq Dar. This time the international lending agency has stressed on the implementation what they call economic reforms prior to […]

Which charter of democracy?

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Two former Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, who were leading two main stream political parties, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz  PML-N had signed a charter of democracy (CoD) in May 2006 with an apparent objective of peoples’ participatory democracy. The people expected that if these political parties were allowed […]

Shift in US Afghan policy

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2018

It is a good omen that President Trump administration has realized that military solution of decades long Afghan war is not possible. The US top commander John Nicholson, who leads the NATO led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, said on Monday that Washington is ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban in an effort […]

Water pricing stratagem

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has asked the government to generate funds for construction of future dams through water pricing and contended that 25 percent funds required for major reservoirs  could be acquired from the people. Presiding over a meeting of Law and Justice Commission, the Chief Justice said the issue of water […]

Lender of the last resort

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

To devise a viable mechanism for lessening the burden of economic mess created by the previous PML-N government and provide a temporary easy sailing to the next government, the caretaker government has to kick-start the process of availing the much needed financial bail out from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It had become a necessary […]

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