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At least 15 injured in Mastung grenade attack: police

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

MASTUNG (Monitoring Desk): At least 15 people were injured in a grenade attack in Balochistan’s Mastung on Thursday, according to police. The attack took place in main market of Mastung city this evening, when unknown miscreants lobbed a hand grenade, police said, adding that it also partially damaged four shops and two vehicles. Rescue teams…

Nawaz terms NAB proceedings as ‘murder of justice’

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

LONDON (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif termed the National Accountability Bureau proceedings against his family as ‘murder of justice’ on Thursday. While speaking to media, he remarked “You tell me if this is justice or murder of justice” when asked about his indictment in corruption cases. He reiterated his earlier claims that…

Corruption cases: Former PM Nawaz, Maryam and MNA Safdar indicted by accountability court

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law MNA Safdar were indicted in the Avenfield properties case by accountability court on Thursday. Accountability court after rejecting their separate requests of suspending the proceedings and stop their indictment in the corruption reference against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and MNA Safadar.…

At least 43 ANA soldiers killed in Taliban attack

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: As many as 43 solder of Afghan National Army (ANA) were killed and nine other were injured in a Taliban suicide attack on the army base camp in Maiwand district in Kandahar province. Security officials told that as many as 43 soldiers of ANA were killed and nine others were injured when…

Organized terrorism is a threat to Muslim countries: Raheel Sharif

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Former Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan, General (Rtd) Raheel Sharif has said that the Muslim world has been facing several challenges and the biggest threat to our foundation is the organized terrorism. He said while addressing to the Middle East Military Alliances and Coalitions Conference (MEMAC) as it is the part…

Three terrorist killed in CTD operation in Quetta

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

F.P. Report QUETTA: As many as three alleged members of banned organization were killed in an operation conducted by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and Security forces near East By-pass area of Quetta. As per details, security forces and CTD personnel started a joint operation in East Bypass area of Quetta after receiving intelligence report regarding…

Global

Yemeni missile strike kills dozens of Saudi-led soldiers, mercenaries

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

SANA’A (Agencies): Dozens of Saudi-led soldiers and Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed when Yemeni army forces and their allies fired a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile at their camp in the southern Yemeni provinces of Abyan. The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said on…

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US tops 400,000 coronavirus cases: Johns

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): The United States on Wednesday surpassed 40-0,000 novel coronavirus cases, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The pandemic has now claimed the lives of at least 12,936 people in the United States, which leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 401,116, by the Baltimore-based school’s count. The…

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Putin orders bonuses for Russia virus medics

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced bonuses to health care workers on “the frontline” of the country’s fight against the coronavirus. Putin included the payments among several new measures to support Russians during the epidemic after health officials reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases. The president urged the public to…

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Children vulnerable to abuse, violence, UN experts warn

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk UNITED NATIONS: UN human rights experts have appealed to States to boost child protection measures for safeguarding the welfare of millions of children worldwide who may be more exposed to violence, sale, trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation during the coronavirus pandemic. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of…

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Sanders suspends presidential campaign

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to become US president. The development clears the way for former vice-president Joe Biden to become the Democratic party’s nominee. Mr Sanders, 78, told his campaign staff about his decision on a conference call on Wednesday before addressing his supporters online. A self-described Democratic socialist,…

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Airlines asked to refund flights cancelled because of coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Airlines must reimburse customers for flights cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union transport chief said on Wednesday, rejecting calls by carriers to relax EU rules and allow an EU-wide waiver of refund obligations. EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean also said the parameters could be changed for compliance with a…

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Pakistan

Shab-e-Barat being observed

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Shab-e-Barat, the night of blessings and forgiveness, was observed last tonight with solemnity. A large numbers of the faithful throng the mosques to offer special prayers and Nawafils during the whole night. The religious scholars have appealed to the masses to make diligent and whole-hearted supplications before the Almighty Allah on the…

Torkhum, Chaman crossing points opened

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday decided to facilitate the movement of cargo trucks and containers to cross-over into Afghanistan through Torkham and Chaman border crossing points thrice a week (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from April 10, 2020 onwards. The decision was taken in response to Afghanistan Government’s special request, and based on humanitarian…

Akram Durrani’s bail extended till May 12

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday extended the interim bail of former federal minister Akram Khan Durrani till May 12, in inquiries initiated by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The bench also sought report from new investigation officer of cases against Durrani till next date of hearing. A division bench headed by Chief…

Qureshi, Malaysian counterpart discuss Covid-19 situation

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Malaysian counterpart Hishamuddin Hussein on Wednesday discussed the COVID-19 situation in their countries and exchanged views on ways to control the pandemic. Qureshi, in a telephonic contact with the Malaysian foreign minister, underscored that the infection rates and fatalities of both Pakistan and Malaysia were…

CRTF reflective of Islamic concept of community help: Alvi

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: President Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Tiger Force (CRTF) was an embodiment of the Islamic concept of social work and community help. Addressing a briefing on the CRTF here at the Governor House, he said the concept of Tiger Relief Force was embedded in the Islamic society…

Slums need extra steps to stem Covid-19

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Slums – Katchi Abadis – require extra precautionary measure due to peculiar conditions and specific steps for the dwellers with high exposure to unhygienic and untidy places. Generally, the dwellers, engaged as sanitary workers or janitors at homes, have high exposure due to ‘infected’ places, so specific steps are required to ensure…

Afghanistan

41 health workers test positive for Coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

HERAT (TOLOnews): Local officials have reported a surge in the number of positive cases of the coronavirus among health workers in the western province of Herat, which lies on the border with Iran and has the highest number of COVID-19 patients. The province has three health facilities for COVID-19 patients. Two of them have been…

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Taliban halting talks with govt over prisoner release

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Taliban’s spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweeted on Tuesday that the “technical team will not participate in fruitless meetings with relevant sides starting from tomorrow.” “We sent a technical team of the prisoner’s commission to Kabul for verification and identification of our prisoners as release of prisoners was to start as per the signed…

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House visits raise Afghan COVID-19 awareness

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Ministry of Public Health is seeking to raise awareness about the coronavirus with traditional media, social media, messages from religious leaders, and also health workers who go door-to-door, according to officials. “Along with seeking religious scholars’ help, we have used the polio vaccination volunteers, whose number is 30,000. We have community health…

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Coronavirus outbreak fears in Afghanistan amid influx from Iran

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (AP): Mahdi Noori, a young Afghan refugee in Iran, was left jobless when the factory where he worked cutting stone was shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. He had no money, was afraid of contracting the virus, and had no options. So he headed home. He joined a large migration of some 200,000…

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Impact of COVID19 on Afghan Economy

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (Khaama Press): With the rapid outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the last quarter of 2019, the world economy has begun to experience a historical economic disruption. The COVID-19 death toll has so far been more than 60,000 globally. A total of more than one million confirmed cases, of which 246,000 are confirmed to…

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Armed oppositions killed

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KUNAR (Agencies): Three armed oppositions were killed by ASF conflict in Kunar and four others have been injured. The clash occurred while a group of Taliban storm on a convoy of security troops in Dangam District. Three armed oppositions were killed and four others have been wounded. According to another report, police of Kunar with…

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Business

SCCI resents arrest and harassment during crackdown on armed factory

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: President of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Engr Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz has expressed resentment over crackdown on armed manufacturing factory, located in small industrial estate Kohat Road Peshawar and arrest of people. He asked the government to take prompt notice of the unlawful act of district administration and police. He…

Easypaisa joins hands with Zakat & Ushr Deptt to disburse Rs.1.5 billion

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Easypaisa, Pakistan’s leading provider of digital financial services has partnered with Zakat and Ushr Department of the Government of Punjab to digitally disburse funds to those who are being affected by the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration is aimed to disburse Zakat funds of PKR 1.5 billion to more than…

ICCI delegation calls on new Chairperson FBR

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) led by Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President called on Nausheen Javed Amjad and congratulated her on being appointed as Chairperson FBR. Saif ur Rehman Khan Vice President and Malik Sohail Hussain were in the delegation. Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen, Member Legal & Accounts – Customs,…

PSX gains 652 points to close at 31,231

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Tuesday witnessed bullish trend as KSE 100 index closed at 31,231.55 points as compared to 30,579.15 points on the last working day with the positive change of 652.40 points (2.13 %). A total of 172,769,586 shares were traded compared to the trade 233,329,238 shares during the previous day,…

Gold imports increase 8.89 in eight months

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The gold imports into the country increased by 8.89 percent during the first eight months of the current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan imported gold worth $11.188 million during July-February (2019-20) compared to the imports of $10.275 million during July-February (2018-19), showing growth of 8.89%,…

USA, China, UK top destinations of Pak exports

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The United States of America (USA) remained the top export destinations of the Pakistani products during first eight months of current financial year (2019-20), followed by China and United Kingdom (UK). The total exports to the USA during July-February (2019-20) were recorded at US $ 2755.213 million against the exports of US $…

Sports

Amir Khan wants to fight Goyat, Pacquiao before retirement

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): British boxer of Pakistan-origin Amir Khan wants to fight India’s Neeraj Goyat and Filipino Manny Pacquiao before retiring from the sport. Goyat (11-2-2, 2 KOs) holds the WBC Asian welterweight title, and he’s someone that Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) feels would attract a lot of interest from India and Pakistan. Khan would like…

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Australian cricketers ‘sucked up’ to Kohli to save IPL deals: Clarke

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

SYDNEY (Agencies): Australian cricketers “sucked up” to India and Virat Kohli by holding back on verbal sledging to protect lucrative Indian Premier League deals, according to former Australia captain Michael Clarke. Clarke said players were “too scared” to play a normal game against India because of the influence of the world’s wealthiest cricket tournament. “Everybody…

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Hockey players start training at home

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

LAHORE (APP): A number of national hockey players have started physical training at their homes to maintain the high level of fitness and remain in good trim for their possible selection for future international hockey events at a time when coronavirus pandemic is finally controlled. “The players have engaged themselves in physical training on the…

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FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over Qatar World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

DOHA (Agencies): The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new U.S. Department of Justice indictment which says bribes were paid to football officials to secure their votes for hosting rights. Suspicion and rumours have long surrounded both the 2010 vote by FIFA’s…

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Ramiz asks people not to lower guard against virus

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Observing that coronavirus [COVID-19] has brought everything to a halt former captain Ramiz Raja believes that the best way to beat the pandemic is social distancing and getting engaged in some sort of hobby. “We are in the habit of relaxing very quickly and lowering our guard. The approach [by some people] that…

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Salman Butt takes a swipe at hypocrites questioning tainted players return

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s batsman Salman Butt, while speaking to a local news channel on Monday, took a swipe at the critics who questioned the return of tainted players to the national fold. The 35-year-old claimed that if a player had served his punishment, he should be treated like every other player. “As per the…

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Fashion & Movies

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson reflect on good fortune after surviving coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Tom Hanks was in Australia when he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, came down with coronavirus Top Hollywood actors Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson are back home in Los Angeles after two weeks in hospital and self-isolation in Australia where they contracted the coronavirus. “Hey, Folks… We’re home now…

From the Middle East to Europe, fashion houses join the fight against COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Since the outbreak of coronavirus at the end of 2019, international and regional companies, including Prada, Gucci and Sarah’s Bag, have all joined the fight against the infectious disease. Ana Khouri The Brazilian-Lebanese jeweler decided to create a sapphire version of her signature Mirian ring and donate 100% of the proceeds to…

Jennifer’s nuptial ceremony with Brad was not attended by her mother

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Aniston has achieved excellence in her showbiz career. The actress is enjoying a dreamy life with her ever-shining beauty. She has plenty to be thankful for, but her personal history is more complex than it seems. Hollywood’s gorgeous and sought after actresses, in her memoir, revealed that she went through…

The Zay Initiative: The region’s first ‘fashion-history archive’

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: There is no question that what we wear tells a story: By understanding the history of our regional dress, we also gain an appreciation of our cultural heritage. That’s something Dubai-based author and founder of The Zay Initiative, Dr. Reem Tariq El-Mutwalli, has long recognized. She has been involved in art and…

Bob Dylan drops first original music in nearly a decade

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Bob Dylan surprised fans overnight into Friday by releasing his first original music in eight years, a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Backed by delicate piano, strings and muted drums, “Murder Most Foul” retells the shooting of the US president while describing the evolution of 1960s counterculture.…

Fox News slammed for talking hair, nails during pandemic

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A Fox News host sparked a firestorm of outrage Thursday by voicing concern over how women are going to get their hair and nails done during the coronavirus pandemic. Ainsley Earhardt was absolutely clear that she was talking about trivial everyday worries rather than the life-or-death issues which are of much larger…

Science & Technology

Tribal students are facing issues taking online classes

By The Frontier Post | April 6, 2020

Wajeeh Hassan PESHAWAR: As the federal as well as provincial governments have extended the vacations till May 31 amid coronavirus outbreak across the country, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed all the public-sector universities to go online to save the time of their students during the coronavirus lockdown and their academic year. However, this…

NFLP-Y launching its e-learning portal

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan in collaboration with National Institute of Banking & Finance (NIBAF) is implementing National Financial Literacy Program for Youth (NFLP-Y) to impart essential financial education to Pakistani youth and school going children for strengthening of their money management skills and enhance their understanding of financial matters. National Financial Literacy…

A popular, Low-Tech way to pass the time in quarantine: Puzzles

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk Millions of people are preoccupying themselves in coronavirus isolation with  various forms of technology, from Disney+ to DoorDash and FaceTime to Fortnite. But after a long day of distance learning or working from home, there’s only so many glowing pixels we can endure. That could explain why an old-school trade is seeing an…

Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: NASA on Friday picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station, a crucial building block to its plans to build a permanent post on the moon and mount future missions to Mars. SpaceX will get a portion of a…

Huawei unveils new photography-focused smartphones online

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad…

Turn off the microwave to boost wifi signals

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: People should avoid using the microwave at the same time as they are making video calls, watching HD videos or doing something important online because the ovens can slow wifi signals, Britain’s media regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday. The tip was included in advice on improving broadband performance during the coronavirus pandemic,…

Health

Coronavirus brings online education

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Ali Sheikh Coronavirus is a pandemic that has not hit a single area, community or country. But has badly clinched the whole world. It already has killed a large number of people and the number is increasing each passing day. China, which is the epicenter of this deadly virus, has controlled the situation to a…

Journalists donate blood to thalassemia patients

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Due to constant lockdown in the province, thalassemia-stricken patients are facing worst health conditions because of shortage of blood transfusion to them. There are different sort of thalassemia related patients as some of patients are needed blood transfusion on weekly basis while some on monthly basis, for which, more and more blood…

What really KP police is doing

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Wadood Jan If Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is known for many great reasons like food, traditions and cultures but it is also known brave police force. The KP police have been fighting militancy and terrorism and saved the lives of people by sacrificing their own. I have been moving around and visiting various places and departments and…

Thousands sign French call for chloroquine in virus fight

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide. Support for the treatment has gained ground as doctors try to keep the coronavirus outbreak from overwhelming hospitals, with some…

Strong immune system to ward off coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): A weak immune system makes the body prone to the attack of all sorts of diseases ranging from benign to the deadly ones; therefore, a strong immune system is quintessential to ward off the diseases. Now, the question is how to boost up the immune system? The health experts recommend a balanced diet,…

Staying home is not a BIG job

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Wadood Jan No, this is not funny or we cannot afford non serious attitude in the prevalent situation as even after huge efforts of the government and spending immense economy the number of coronavirus infected persons is increasing. Like everyday a half century or more confirmed cases are reported, one can imagine where are we…

Travel

Malam Jabba giving a deserted look amid looming fears of coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 6, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Like other parts of Pakistan, the spring season of blossoming flowers and chirping birds has also arrived in the most scenic tourism destination of Malam Jabba but the hotels lying deserted, chair-lift empty and ski resorts have been shut down due to looming fears of corona pandemic. The tourism industry is about…

Spanish hotels become medical bunkhouses in tourism meltdown

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: Before the coronavirus pandemic besieged Europe, Kike Sarasola worried about whether he was building enough hotels to capitalize on the region’s long-running tourism boom. Such concerns have disappeared, along with the tourists. The only guests at three of his six boutique hotels in Madrid are doctors and nurses fighting the deadly disease.…

Olympics delay a blow for virus-hit Tokyo hotels

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk Tokyo: The shock postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has dealt a savage blow to Japan’s hotels and tourism industry, already reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many operators have seen bookings decimated by the virus and had been clinging to the hope that the Games would help them claw back…

Global tourism to fall up to 30% due to virus: UNWTO

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: The number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20-30 percent in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, putting millions of jobs at risk, the World Tourism Organization said Friday. This revises sharply lower a forecast made earlier this month of a decline of just 1.0-3.0 percent. The drop in arrivals will…

Stormy year ahead for Japan’s tourism industry as Olympics postpone

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Now that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are postponed until next year, concerns are growing about whether small and midsize businesses in the tourism and service industries can weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next year, economists and analysts say. With tourist traffic drying up and domestic consumption severely…

Turkish tourism workers exposed to Coronavirus ‘Tsunami’

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Hamza Aksoy was supposed to start waiting tables in Turkey’s Mediterranean tourist hub Antalya this month. But the hotel has not returned his calls since the coronavirus hit, leaving him like millions of others out of work with little protection. Turkey, where infections have surged to nearly 1,900 in two weeks, has…

Articles

What is Henry Kissinger really trying to say about the epidemic, new world order?

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Nedret Ersanel “The world is not going to be the same after the virus”: This has now become a cliché. Nice. In the beginning there were those who did not understand what we were talking about, now they can’t get enough of this phrase. That is all very well too. Those who said this while…

Recalling a fireside chat

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Edward Dougherty In his Fireside Chat of February 23, 1942, in the bleak days two months before the Jap-anese were turned back at the Battle of the Coral Sea and then at the Battle of Midway, US president F-ranklin Roosevelt turned to George Washington for inspiration: “For eight years, General Washington and his Continental Army…

The world needs ventilators. Here’s the snag

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Anjani Trivedi In the face of a global health emergency, automakers are stepping in — or being summoned — to make ventilators. Can they manufacture at the scale required, with the world needing a 10-fold increase in production to cope with the surge in coronavirus infections? It will be a severe challenge. Car companies such…

EU misses another chance to lead as countries take different paths to lifting lockdowns

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Damian Wilson Just when 500m anxious Europeans could use some coordinated leadership over easing the restrictions over coronavirus, what do they get from Brussels? Silence. As the lockdown continues to take its toll on the mental well-being of millions of people around the globe, and social isolation is made even more difficult by glorious spring…

How do you lift a covid-19 lockdown? Ask Austria

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Lionel Laurent We are seeing glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel that is the Covid-19 crisis. China, where the pandemic first struck, had its first day with no new deaths to report. Europe’s worst hit countries, Italy and Spain, are recording a slowing of their respective death tolls. And governments are now…

The shelves are empty, the test swabs are gone

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Michael Lewis A series of dispatches from America in the age of Covid-19. The hunt for a roll of toilet paper: It’s now one of those shared experiences in American life we will all one day tell our grandchildren about, just before they infect us with some new virus. None of the delivery services here…

Editorial

PMDC restoration

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Complying with the decision of Islamabad High Court on the petition filed by the Registrar of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), federal government has agreed to restore the constitutional body, which is mandated with powers of granting registration to the newly opened government and private medical colleges, registration and renewal of degrees of doctors.…

Blessing in disguise

By The Frontier Post | April 9, 2020

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has postponed review of Pakistan’s performance report till October, regarding action on the remaining 13 points of action plan to make robust its anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorism financing regimes (CTF). The review was scheduled for June 21-26 for which performance report has to be submitted by April 20. Now…

Economic diplomacy

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

A meeting Chaired by the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi at the Foreign Office and attended by Minister for Palanning Asad Umar and Advisor on Finance Dr.Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, decided to launch diplomatic initiative for rescheduling bilateral and multilateral loans to offset the negative impact of halted production activities and decline in exports due outbreak…

Purchase of equipment for hospitals

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Over the years, lack of expansion in physical infrastructure and dearth of medical equipment in the district level government hospital have been glaring deficiencies of secondary healthcare system. These hospitals, by and large, functioned as referral centers for sending most of the patients to teaching level hospitals, which were already bursting with patients. Khyber Pukhtunkhwa…

Fish rot from the top

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

It is a matter of record that practice of doling out subsidy on export of sugar was started in the last PML-N government. Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had always approved it in the meetings of Executive Committee of the Cabinet (ECC), later approved in the cabinet meetings which were not regularly held. Grant of…

COVID-19, doctors safety

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

Safety kits are now manufacturing in a country, in addition to emergency supplies from China, but the protective suits and equipment are not being provided to the doctors, who are treating Corona Virus patients in government hospitals across countries. Being exposed to Corona Virus risks, Pakistan Medical association and Young Doctors association have declared a…

Arts and Literature

Art out of control

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk It’s interesting how, as an author, I’m often at the mercy of my characters. On some occasions, they speak to me all night making me restless and keeping me awake. On a few others, they’re at a cold war with me, and no amount of pleading helps. Recently, I shared this thought with…

Calligraphy artist Wissam Shawkat seeks to break the mold after mastering classic styles

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: “If you continue practicing calligraphy in its traditional scripts, that’s a limitation by itself,” Iraqi artist Wissam Shawkat told Arab News while explaining the need to master the craft and then innovate to push Arabic calligraphy into the future. “I mean I am not against learning traditional scripts. I’ve been doing calligraphy…

The Cat: A Natural and Cultural History by Sarah Brown

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk Of all the domesticated species, cats have enjoyed the most complex relationship with people — one that still leads to arguments about whether you can truly call the cat asleep by your fire “tame.” The Cat is a comprehensive, richly illustrated exploration of the natural and cultural history of this much-loved pet. Chapters…

Healing as art: Marina Fokidis discusses Art Dubai’s online performance program

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: In these strange times, where it feels to many as if we have suddenly assumed the role of characters in a sci-fi film, fighting off an unknown assailant whose attacks are highly unpredictable and deadly, most would agree that we need to conjure up other modes of power. While the art world…

Art Dubai Residents: Nigerian artist Tonia Nneji wants women to know they aren’t alone

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Nigerian visual artist, photographer, art blogger and graffiti artist Tonia Nneji was one of six talents invited to take part in the Art Dubai Residents program, which will no longer exhibit physically due to the coronavirus pandemic. Color plays a central role in Nneji’s practice — a tool she embraces to imbue…

A new future for art fairs? Highlights from Art Dubai’s first digital program

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Back in February as the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) threatened the global art calendar, Art Basel Hong Kong was the first to go. Day by day, the art world watched as fair by fair was either postponed or cancelled. Frieze New York, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Milan’s Salonedel Mobile, Art…