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‘We kissed the noose but didn’t take a U-turn’, says Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, while referring to late leadership of his party, said on Thursday that “we kissed the noose but did not take a U-turn”, in the face of hardships. Addressing a ceremony here, the PPP chairman said culture holds enormous importance in any society. “Sindh is […]

India intensifies ceasefire violation on LoC: DG ISPR

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said India continuously violating the ceasefire on the Line of Control and they intensified during the last two years. DG ISPR said that the Indian forces deliberately targeting civilian population on the LoC and he also referred to propaganda and negativity being spread in […]

Azam Swati resigns as minister

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology  Azam Khan Swati has announced his resignation from his ministry on Thursday. The decision came apparently in the wake of an inquiry pertaining to transfer of IG Islamabad. According to media reports, the decision came following Supreme Court (SC) order to launch trial against him under […]

Pakistan starts discussion with US over coalition support fund: FO

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has said that Pakistan has started a discussion with US over a coalition support fund. This he said during his weekly briefing on Thursday, Dr Faisal confirmed that no conditions were placed during US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad’s recent visit to Pakistan. […]

Top court seeks details of Aleema Khan’s properties

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has sought the complete details Aleem Khan’s properties on Thursday. According to reports, while hearing a case related to properties of Pakistanis in foreign countries, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar expressed anger over tax officials for failing to submit their reply in the court. Top […]

Nawaz Sharif to complete his statement in Flagship reference today

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before the accountability court in the federal capital to complete his statement in a Flagship reference the Sharif family, on Thursday. According to details, Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris will conclude his arguments in the case a day after the former premier recorded his statements before […]

Global

Muslims rally to defend privileges in multi-ethnic Malaysia

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): Tens of thousands of banner-waving Muslims rallied in the Malaysian capital Saturday to defend their long-cherished privileges, at a time of growing racial tensions in the multi-ethnic country. About 55,000 people dressed in white flooded a historic square in downtown Kuala Lumpur, according to police, chanting “God is great” and brandishing banners […]

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Chinese police shut down 1,100 social media accounts: Xinhua

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

BEIJING (AFP): Chinese police said on Saturday that it has closed 1,100 social media accounts, along with 31 websites, this year for unlawful activities such as trolling or blackmailing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The police found that some social media accounts on Tencent’s Wechat and Sina-owned Weibo fabricated accusations against companies and individuals, […]

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President Xi urges North Korea, US to meet halfway

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told North Korea’s foreign minister that he hoped North Korea and the United States could meet each other halfway and address each other’s reasonable concerns, China’s foreign ministry said. China is the North’s most important economic and diplomatic backer, despite anger over its neighbour’s nuclear and missile […]

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Russia ready to discuss fate of detained Ukrainian sailors after their trial

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

MILAN (Reuters): Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow would only be ready to discuss the fate of a group of Ukrainian sailors it captured last month after their trial was finished. The United States and the European Union have called on Russia to free the 24 Ukrainian sailors who were detained […]

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France seeks way out of Yellow Vests protests

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: France is seeking a way out of the Yellow Vests movement which started in mid-November forcing the government to scrap plans to raise fuel prices. The week-long protests which saw incidents of plunder and arson have plummeted approval ratings of President Emmanuel Macron. A poll by French firm Elabe shows that 78 […]

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Civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week

By The Frontier Post | December 8, 2018

RIMBO (AP): The United Nations’ refugee agency said Friday that there have been nearly 1,500 civilian casualties in Yemen from August through October, the latest grim tally to emerge from a four-year civil war as opposing parties hold talks in Sweden. UNHCR urged the two sides to do more to protect civilians, saying data from […]

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Pakistan

CM KP orders action against ‘crystal meth’ business in province

By The Frontier Post | December 30, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has directed the officials concerned to take stern action against elements involved in business of ‘crystal meth’ across the province. This he said while chairing a meeting in Peshawar held here today. “Progress underway for introduction of Narcotics Control Act in the province,” the CM KP was briefed […]

Faisal Vawda foresees forward bloc in PPP

By The Frontier Post | December 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Faisal Vawda Sunday claimed that he was foreseeing a forward bloc in Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP). He said that a group of 20 to 26 members of the PPP could form a forward bloc, adding that if Sindh government survived, the name of new provincial CM […]

Murad Ali Shah meets Bilawal Bhutto, discusses JIT report, ECL issue

By The Frontier Post | December 30, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah called on Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and discussed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report and placing names of the party leaders in the Exit Control List (ECL). Sindh chief minister also briefed the PPP chairman about performance of the party’s government in the […]

Asad Umar explains why he opposed alliance with PPP

By The Frontier Post | December 30, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Sunday took to Twitter to comment on a report compiled by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the fake bank accounts case involving former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. Sharing excerpts from his interviews to various private TV channels, the minister in a […]

Three killed, several injured in Karachi road accidents

By The Frontier Post | December 30, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: At least three persons were killed and five others injured in Sunday morning traffic accidents in Karachi. A speedy coach hit a rickshaw near New Sabzi Mandi at Super Highway this morning. Two people were injured in the road mishap, rescue sources said. In another road accident a man was killed and […]

Foggy conditions likely to continue in parts of country

By The Frontier Post | December 30, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Foggy conditions are likely to continue in plains of Punjab, upper Sindh and Peshawar division during morning and night hours today, according to the Pakistan Metrological Department. Cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country as very cold and dry weather in night hours and frost in morning hours is expected in upper parts of the […]

Afghanistan

Khalilzad meets Taliban delegation in Qatar

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): The US Special Envoy for Peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad met Taliban officials in Qatar for the second time where they discussed the issue of ending the war in Afghanistan. Khalilzad said he is optimistic about the outcomes of these talks. Khalilzad is expected to arrive back in Kabul on Saturday. Meanwhile a […]

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Taliban kill 30 Afghan forces in restive Farah province

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

FARAH (AA): At least 30 Afghan security forces were killed in a coordinated attack by the Taliban in Farah province bordering Iran on late Wednesday, officials said on Thursday. Shah Mohammad Naeemi, deputy head of the Farah Provincial Council, told Anadolu Agency the rebels attacked a joint station of army and police on the main […]

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Russia betting on Taliban victory in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Thirty years after its defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has made common cause with what was once its bitterest enemy in the country — the Taliban movement. Despite its status as an outlawed terrorist group, in recent years Russia has taken a very friendly attitude towards the Taliban. At a press conference last […]

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Loya Jirga to decide on CEO, 3rd vice president positions: Abdali

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Shaida Mohammad Abdali, a would-be presidential candidate and former ambassador to India, has said Loya Jirga preserved the authority to decide the fate of Chief Executive Office (CEO) and consider the third vice president. During an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Abdali said consultation with political forces, alliances, civil society activists […]

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US commends Qatar’s help to NATO mission

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has praised the role of Qatar in supporting NATO operations in Afghanistan during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah. The meeting of the Mattis and al-Attiyah was an affirmation of the strategic and security partnership between Washington and Doha, Pentagon spokeswoman Rebecca […]

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‘Turkey ready to help establish Afghan peace’

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL (AA): Turkey is ready to help establish peace in Afghanistan, the country’s ambassador to Kabul said on Wednesday. Speaking to press members at the Turkish Embassy in the Afghan capital, Oguzhan Ertugrul said: “Turkey is ready to help on the matter of peace if Afghanistan is willing [for us to do so].” […]

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Business

Iran warns ‘painful months’ ahead for oil consumers due to insufficient supplies

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

WASHINGTON (PressTv): Iran’s minister of petroleum says President Donald Trump has coordinated an increased draw in US oil inventory to lower gasoline prices ahead of midterm elections. Iran’s minister of petroleum says President Donald Trump has coordinated an increased draw in US oil inventory to lower gasoline prices ahead of midterm elections. Iran’s Minister of […]

Beijing spends $32bn to control the damages of trade war

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

BEIJING (The FinancialTimes): China spent roughly $32bn in foreign exchange reserves to strengthen the renminbi in October, its heaviest monthly intervention in nearly two years in the latest sign of Beijing’s nervousness about the economy. The data released on Wednesday eased worries that Beijing intended to deploy exchange-rate devaluation as a weapon in its trade […]

UAE economy to grow 4.2% in 2019

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

ABU DHABI (Arabian Business): Only two Iranian banks, Bank Melli and Bank Saderat, will continue to operate in the UAE, since their operations are limited to Iranian customers living in the country, Mansoor said. The UAE economy is expected to grow 4.2% in 2019 due to higher oil prices and a stronger non-oil sector, the […]

Tokyo stocks closed lower on growing concerns over U.S. midterm elections

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

TOKYO: Stocks closed lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, as investors grew concerned about the results of the closely watched U.S. midterm elections. The key 225-issue Nikkei average fell 61.95 points, or 0.28 percent, to end at 22,085.80. It gained 248.76 points Tuesday. The Topix index of all first-section issues finished down 6.92 […]

No blockbuster from Fox results before Disney sale

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) fell short of estimates for quarterly revenue on Wednesday, hit by the absence of a major movie hit at the end of the US summer as it prepares to sell the bulk of its business to Walt Disney. Murdoch agreed in June to sell Fox’s entertainment assets […]

WS set to rise as investors take split Congress in stride

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): US stocks were on course to open higher on Wednesday after the midterm elections handed Democrats the House of Representatives and saw Republicans reinforce their control of the Senate in a widely expected outcome. After an initial muted market reaction globally, futures for the three major Wall Street indexes powered higher along […]

Sports

Spain’s Alonso signs new deal with Chelsea

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Spain defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract with Chelsea that will run until 2023, the Premier League club announced Wednesday. The 27-year-old Spain defender, who joined Chelsea in August 2016, helped them win the Premier League in 2016-17 and claim the FA Cup last season. “I am so happy to stay […]

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Ronaldo helps Juve sink Man Utd as Real Madrid win but fail to convince

By The Frontier Post | October 25, 2018

Manchester (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return to Old Trafford with a victory as Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, while under-pressure Real Madrid got back to winning ways. Julen Lopetegui’s days as Madrid coach still look numbered despite seeing the reigning European champions beat Viktoria Plzen on a night […]

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Pakistan are a very strong unit: Glenn Maxwell

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

DUBAI (Agencies): Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said on Monday that Pakistan are a very strong unit and that he is looking forward to taking them on in the three-match T20 series starting October 24. “We are looking forward to the challenge. We had a good tri-series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe,” Maxwell said in an interview […]

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McGregor ready to face ‘next in line’ if not Khabib

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Conor McGregor intends to return to the UFC’s Octagon with his “confidence high” and is apparently willing to do so against someone other than Khabib Nurmagomedov. In a rare public comment on social media, McGregor (21-4) said he was beaten “fair and square” by Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6 at UFC 229, but he […]

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Infantino for two new global tournaments back

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

MANCHESTER (Agencies): FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for two new global tournaments are back on the agenda at the governing body with soccer officials set to discuss the proposals on Friday. FIFA’s ruling council meets in Kigali, Rwanda and Infantino’s plan for a new ‘mini World Cup’ and an expanded Club World Cup feature among […]

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Malik to miss the opening T20I against Australia

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Pakistan’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed announced the playing XI for the first T20I of the series against Australia in a press conference on Tuesday. Shoaib Malik, the veteran all-rounder, will join the squad on Wednesday, but will not play the opening game of the three-match T20I series in Abu Dhabi. The Karachi […]

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Fashion & Movies

Baahubali-2 to release in China May 4

By The Frontier Post | April 20, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Prabhas’s Baahubali-2 is on its way to get bigger, after winning the audiences globally, Baahubali-2 will finally have its China release on May 4. Following the league of various other Bollywood films like Dangal, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK, Secret Superstar; Baahubali 2 is on its way to break several records. It was last year […]

Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

KARACHI (Web Desk): As the #MeToo campaign empowered a lot of women to come forward and express what they had been keeping silent about for a long time, famous singer Meesha Shafi has opened up on a very touchy subject claiming to have been sexually harassed by colleague and fellow singer, Ali Zafar! Meesha, in […]

Hrithik Roshan likely to star in Bhansali’s period film ‘Prince’

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Award winning filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to reunite with Hrithik Roshan in the upcoming period film ‘Prince’. The super hero of Bollywood actor reportedly met the ace director for his next project, tentatively titled Prince. Prince is a period film and Bhansali is said to be quite excited about his […]

SRK and Anushka Sharma to shoot the climax of Zero in America

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma starrer ‘Zero’ will be hitting the theatres on this Christmas and Shah Rukh Khan will be seen playing the role of a dwarf in 25 years of his glorious career. Now the makers of the films told King Khan Shah Rukh Khan and Anushkar […]

Varun’s performance appreciated in ‘October’

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Varun Dhawan performance was appreciated and won the audience’s heart for his brilliant act in Shoojit Sircar’s October. During in an Interview, Varun said that it is the most amazing experience to receive five stars from the biggest critics of the country. Varun said that it was a great experience working with […]

Priyanka Chopra to romance Salman Khan in ‘Bharat’

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra is reuniting with co-star Salman Khan ten years after being on screen together. Both the superstars worked together last in ‘God Tussi Great Ho’ (2008). ‘Bharat’ is a remake of the South Korean film, An Ode To My Father, and is helmed by Abbas Zafar. It will also be […]

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