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Ishaq Dar rejects Top court order to pay penalty in Attaul Haq Qasmi case

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ishaq Dar has rejected the Supreme Court order of paying penalty amount imposed on him in a case pertaining to the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi as chairman of PTV. Earlier on Thursday, the Supreme Court (SC) declared the appointment and monetary benefits bestowed upon […]

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LHC to hear treason case against Khadim Rizvi on November 12

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Saturday has accepted the plea for hearing seeking the initiation of treason proceedings against Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and the chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Maulana Fazlur Rehman. According to local media report, LHC accepted the application, filed by Advocate Syed Mohammad on behalf […]

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Indian occupied forces martyrs two Kashmiri youth in Pulwama

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Two more Kashmiri youth were martyred by Indian soldiers in their fresh act of state terrorism in Pulwama district of Indian occupied Kashmir on Saturday. According to Kashmir Media Service, the occupied Indian forces continued its atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris and killed two more youth identified as Liaquat Ahmed Wani and […]

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Nine killed, 35 missing in California wildfire   

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

RADISE: At least nine persons were killed and 35 others were after wildfires burned out of control on Friday across California, in a mountain town and forcing residents to flee the upscale beach community of Malibu in the face of a monster fire storm. According to California Department of Forestry and Fire protection data, all […]

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Ashiana housing scheme: Court extends Shehbaz Sharif’s physical remand by 14-day

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Accountability Court in Lahore on Saturday has granted 14-day physical remand of Opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ashiana Housing Scheme case. According to reports, accountability court announced the verdict which was reserved on a petition filed by the National Accountability Bureau […]

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MQM-P expels former leader Farooq Sattar for violating party rules

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has decided to expel the senior politician, Farooq Sattar from the party for violating the party rules. According to local media reports, the Rabitta Committee of MQM-P meeting was held and it was decided to cut all ties with former leader Farooq Sattar and directed all party workers […]

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Global

Turkish court hands sentences to journalist for criticising Erdogan, officials

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters): A Turkish journalist was handed a suspended sentence of two years and five months in prison on Thursday for insulting Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, a court ruling seen by Reuters showed. Husnu Mahalli, a prominent journalist who also writes columns in the opposition newspaper Sozcu, will not be sent to jail due to […]

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Bangladesh’s PM Hasina to seek re-election Dec. 23

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

DHAKA (Reuters): Bangladesh’s Chief Election Commissioner said on Thursday that the South Asian nation would hold a general election on Dec. 23, and vowed that the Election Commission would ensure a free and fair election. K.M. Nurul Huda, the head of the Election Commission, said he hoped all parties will participate in the election, in […]

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11 killed in bar shootings in California

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — At least 11 bar patrons and a sheriff’s deputy were killed late Wednesday in a shooting at a country and western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., that was holding an event for college students, officials said. The gunman is dead, officials said early Thursday, adding that there was no longer […]

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Several injured in California Bar shooting, US Officials

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk CALIFRONIA: Multiple people were injured in what the international media called it a mass shooting at a bar in Southern California on Thursday. According to international media reports, around 30 shots were fired at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, some 40 miles west of Los Angeles. Reports claimed that several […]

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Trump Installs loyalist as Attorney General, Jeff Sessions fired

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

WASHINGTON: President Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with a loyalist who has echoed the president’s complaints about the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference, on Wednesday. Jeff Sessions send his resignation letter to the White House at the request of the president, who tapped Matthew G. Whitaker, Mr. Sessions’s […]

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New US sanctions over chemical weapons would be illegal: Kremlin says

By The Frontier Post | November 8, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik): On Tuesday, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that the US intended to move forward with imposing additional sanctions on Russia in connection with the poisoning of former intelligent officer Sergei Skripal. Moscow considers US sanctions targeting Russia in connection with Skripal’s poisoning unlawful, and a new set of sanctions from the […]

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Pakistan

SP Tahir Dawar killed in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P Report PESHAWAR: Police officer Muhammad Tahir Dawar, SP Rural was mysteriously disappeared in Islamabad few days back was brutally killed in Afghanistan here on Tuesday. Islamic State’s Khurasan branch has claimed the responsibility of murder as per the letter. Hailing from North Waziristan agency Tahir Dawar was serving in Peshawar as SP rural circle. […]

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Zia seeks teachers’ details working in merged areas

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Advisor to Chief Minister on Elementary and Secondary Education, Ziaullah Bangash Tuesday sought details of all teachers working in merged areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In this connection, a letter has been written to Director Education of Merged Areas to provide details of all teachers serving in Primary, Middle, High and Higher Secondary […]

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CM holds detail discussion with parliamentary leaders on overall developmental strategy of KP

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Tuesday had a detailed discussion with the Parliamentary leaders in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on the overall developmental strategy of the province. The parliamentary leaders were led by leader of the opposition in the provincial assembly, Akram Khan Durrani. Speaker Provincial Assembly Mushtaq Ghani, Senior Minister […]

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Prof. James Knowles visits University of Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: James Knowles, MD.PhD, Professor and Chair Cell Biology at State University New York visited University of Peshawar along with Dr. Muhammad Ayub Professor of psychiatry Queen’s University canada. Both scholars delivered their speeches at SSAQ auditorium for awareness of their subject areas. Both professors are visiting Pakistan for collaborating with Department of […]

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Harmful emissions: Factory’s clinkering unit sealed

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Sahibzada Afridi KOHAT: The district administration sealed a clinkering unit of Kohat Cement Factory for emitting large amounts of dust and posing threats to health of nearby localities here on Tuesday. Accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief Analyst Muhammad Irshad and Analyst Dr Khaista Gul, Additional Assistant Commissioner Revenue Tahir Ali visited Kohat Cement […]

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Untrained gynecologist kills mother, newborn baby

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Rafiullah Mandokhail MUSAKHAIL: An expecting woman died apparently due to the negligence of the ‘gynecologist’ here in far-flung Musakhail district. A newsman Ghulam Mustafa addressing a press conference said that due to the non-availably of labor and maternity facilities he intended to take his expectant wife in a taxi to a doctor in Loralai, en-route […]

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Afghanistan

Record 435 casualties reported during Afghan polls: UN

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

KABUL (AFP): Afghanistan suffered 435 civilian casualties (56 deaths and 379 injured) during the last month’s parliamentary elections in the country, the UN said on Tuesday. In a special, titled 2018 Elections Violence, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) noted the Taliban launched “deliberate” campaign of violence and intimidation to disrupt parliamentary elections, resulting […]

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Ghazni residents in troubles as Taliban suspend telecom services

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI CITY: Residents of the capital of southern Ghazni province said Taliban insurgents again suspended mobile phone services in the province that faced them with great trouble. Taliban confirmed suspending mobile phone services in Ghazni. It is the third time telecom services have been shut in the province after the insurgents’ coordinated attack […]

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Wells discusses peace, security with Afghan officials

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United States principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asian affairs Alice Wells and National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib have discussed peace and security in a meeting. Alice Wells met Mohib in his office and they discussed security, peace regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism and regional trade, […]

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Indonesia pledges to step up efforts for Afghan peace process

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The visiting Ulema delegation of Indonesia and the High Peace Council (HPC) delegation have discussed the upcoming meetings on Afghan peace process which would be held in Indonesia, an official said. HPC Spokesman Syed Ihsanullah Taheri told Pajhwok Afghan News the 13-member Ulema delegation of Indonesia headed by their deputy head of […]

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Nearly 2,900 businesses granted licenses in Heart

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: A total of 2,880 trade licenses were issued since last year in Herat province after a reduction in the license free, local officials said on Monday. Jamila Bahaduri, Director of the Provincial Commerce and Industry Department, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the decreased business license fee encouraged people to obtain the […]

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Rigging claims, 567 ballot boxes reopened in Balkh

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHRIF: Following complaints regarding alleged fraud and rigging in recent Wolesi Jirga polls in Balkh province, the regional Independent Electoral Compliant Commission has reopened the seals of 567 ballot boxes. The IEC regional office in Balkh province said on Monday the investigation process of the ballot boxes was being conducted in presence of […]

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Business

Investors slam brakes on stocks rally as trade, Fed worries dominate

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): World stocks slipped and US shares were set to fall on Monday, halting a four-day recovery rally as anxiety surrounding global trade conditions and rising US interest rates dampened risk appetite. European shares managed to reverse losses in choppy trade as investors readied for US congressional midterm elections on Tuesday, while sterling briefly […]

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Futures muted as election uncertainty, rate fears weigh

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): US stock index futures were little changed on Monday, with little impetus moving markets as election campaigns heat up ahead of crucial US midterm elections and a Federal Reserve meeting this week. Opinion polls show a strong chance for President Donald Trump’s Republican Party holding the Senate but losing control of the […]

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Brexit uncertainty hits Brittany Ferries’ bookings

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): UK holidaymakers are delaying booking Channel crossings for next summer amid concerns about the consequences of Brexit, Brittany Ferries has said. Forward bookings were down between 4% and 5% from some of its regular customers, the company said. Nigel Wonnacott from Brittany Ferries said people were worried about the impact on areas […]

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Oil steady as US sanctions on Iran starts, Tehran defiant

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Oil prices steadied on Monday as US sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports began but were softened by waivers allowing major buyers to import Iranian crude for a while, as Tehran said it would defy Washington and continue to sell. Brent crude oil LCOc1 was unchanged at $72.83 a barrel by 1230 GMT. US […]

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Turkey eyes $500m carpet export to US

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

GAZIANTEP (AA): Turkey targets $500 million of carpet export to the US by the of 2018, a regional carpet export association head said on Monday. Ahmet Kaplan, the head of Southeast Anatolia Carpet Exporters Association (GAHIB), told Anadolu Agency that the US comes at the first place as the major market of carpet export. “By […]

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Turkey’s annual inflation at 25.24% in October

By The Frontier Post | November 6, 2018

ANKARA (AA): Consumer prices in Turkey rose by 25.24 percent year-on-year in October, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced Monday. The annual inflation increased by 0.72 percentage points from 24.52 percent in September. On a yearly basis, the biggest price hike of 37.92 percent was in furnishing and household equipment in October. “Transportation with 32 […]

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Sports

Djokovic beats Sousa in straight sets at Paris Masters

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

PARIS (AP): Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round on Tuesday, and lent a helping hand to a spectator in the process. Serving for the match at 5-1, Djokovic handed a towel to a man in the crowd […]

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Root scores century but Ben and Pathum injured

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

COLOMBO (BBC): England captain Joe Root scored a century on the second and final day of their warm-up match in Colombo. Root scored 100 from 117 balls before retiring out against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI. All-rounder Ben Stokes retired hurt in the afternoon, having being hit on the left arm, but returned to […]

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Mourinho avoids punishment

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

MANCHESTER (BBC): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will not be punished by the Football Association after the club successfully contested a charge that he swore in Portuguese during a win over Newcastle. The FA used a lip reader and his remarks were interpreted as offensive during the 3-2 victory on 6 October. But BBC Sport […]

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Misbah not to be part of PSL 4

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

F.P. Report Lahore:  Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will not be part of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), sources close to the matter said. Misbah, who captained the two-time PSL champions Islamabad United, has been with the franchise for all its last three seasons. According to sources, talks are ongoing between the […]

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Williams sisters, Stephens, Keys out of Fed Cup final

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

WHITE PLAINS (AP): Four of the top five U.S. women in the WTA singles rankings will skip the country’s Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic, including both Williams sisters and Sloane Stephens. Instead, the roster announced for the defending champions by captain Kathy Rinaldi on Wednesday includes No. 35 Danielle Collins, No. 48 Sofia […]

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First Women T20 Cricket Super League: Saima spins Quetta to a 7-wicket win

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

PESHAWAR (APP): Saima Malik spins Quetta to a seven wickets victory against strong Islamabad Fighters on the second day of the First Women Twenty20 Cricket Super League being played here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Saima Malik grabbed three key wickets of Islamabad stars batters Erum Khalid, Saba Aslam and Amna. Saima Malik […]

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Fashion & Movies

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor likely to reunite in next movie

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The dazzling duo, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone is loved by the audience. Every film they do together ends up being remembered for their fabulous performances. Though they were once in a relationship, the two continue to be friends. It has been three years since Tamasha released, which was their last project […]

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Diljit Dosanjh and Badshah to be seen together in ‘Koffee With Karan’ season 6

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Television’s favorite host, Karan Johar, is back with the season 6 of his talk show Koffee With Karan (KWK). All set to premiere on October 6, we can’t wait to get our update on all the juicy banter in KWK. While the shooting for the show has already begun and Karan has […]

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‘Andhadhun’ is receiving good response at the box-office

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Tabu starrer Andhadhun released this weekend and it has fared well at the box-office. The Sriram Raghvan film is a thriller, a genre that has not been tapped to its full potential in Bollywood. However, this film has come like a breath of fresh air steering clear […]

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Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh movies to clash at box-office

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ranveer Singh’s Simmba is all set to hit the cinema screens on December 28 this year. Simmba will also mark the first collaboration of Ranveer with Rohit Shetty, who is known for his entertaining and action packed films. Ranveer plays the role of a corrupt inspector named Sangram Bhalerao. People are looking […]

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Kartik Aaryan to work in Imtiaz Ali’s next movie

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Kartik Aaryan has already impressed the audience with his performances in the Pyaar Ka Punchnama series and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. It looks like the actor has finally made his way into the big league as he has got an interesting line up of films ahead of him. If rumours are […]

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Deepika Padukone to play an acid attack survivor in next project

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This morning Deepika Padukone had some great news for her fans as she confirmed her next with Raazi director Meghna Gulzar. Deepika will be playing the lead and as well co-producing this film, which is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, […]

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Science & Technology

Facebook probes firm for sharing user data

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

BOSTON: Facebook has suspended a US-based analytics firm while it investigates concerns about the collection and sharing of user data. Crimson Hexagon, based in Boston, describes itself as offering “consumer insights” and has contracts with government agencies around the world. Facebook said it was looking into whether some of these deals were in violation of […]

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Technology firms agree on ‘data portability’ plan

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

WASHINGTON: Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter unveiled plans Friday to make it easier for users to take their personal data and leave one online service for another. The “Data Transfer Project” revealed by the companies responds to concerns about the growing influence of internet platforms and internet user concerns about control of their personal information […]

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Fans shows interest to buy Porsche’s first electric car

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: German carmaker hopes US$75,000 car, which begins production in 2019 and can travel more than 300 miles on one charge, will rival Tesla’s Model S Porsche fans are already signing up to order the carmaker’s first fully electric vehicle, the Taycan, Autocar reports. The British weekly car magazine said the German company, […]

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Samsung to launch Foldable Samsung Galaxy X next year

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: We all are super excited to see the Samsung’s first foldable phone ever. We have already heard a lot of rumors about the Foldable Samsung Galaxy X. Even though some of the leaks have unveiled the most astonishing features of this upcoming phone. Recently, a new report from “The Wall Street Journal” showed up. […]

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Social media, blogging help shape political opinion

By The Frontier Post | July 20, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The social media expedites political campaigns of contesting candidates with easy access and least expenses to approach and convince their potential voters. The social media not only helps political parties to disseminate their manifesto messages on social issues besides creating political awareness abound them on economical and political progress of the country […]

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EU fines Google $5B for illegal practices via Android

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Wednesday imposed a €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion) fine on Google for breaching the EU’s antitrust rules through Android. For the last seven years Google has imposed illegal restrictions on device manufacturers and GSM operators who use its operating system — Android — to strengthen the dominance of its […]

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Health

Controlling blood pressure can prevent dementia and memory loss: study

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Lowering blood pressure to recommended levels can prevent dementia and the memory and thinking problems that often show up first, researchers reported Wednesday. People whose top blood pressure reading was taken down to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, the loss of memory and brain processing […]

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Painkiller’s side effects are worse for Alzheimer’s

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Dementia is a large and growing concern. Because it cannot be reversed, understanding the best way to care for people with advanced dementia is increasingly important. Roughly 50 percent of people with dementia who are living in nursing homes experience substantial pain. According to earlier studies, this pain often goes unnoticed by clinicians […]

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Latest food trends to benefit heart health

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: A new US review has investigated some of the health benefits and controversies associated with some of the latest food trends, with the authors offering their advice on foods such as legumes, coffee, and alcohol. Carried out by researchers from the American College of Cardiology Nutrition & Lifestyle Workgroup of the Prevention […]

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Heat Stroke Centers set up in Rawalpindi

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

F.P. Report Rawalpindi: The District Health Department has established 112 Emergency Heat Stroke Centers across Rawalpindi District to shield voters against heatstroke on the Polling day. According to details, 98 Emergency Heat Stroke Centers have been set up at Basic Health Units, 8 at Role Health Centers and 6 Heat Stroke Centers have been established […]

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Monsoon bring with it fungal infections, other skin problems

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: One of the side-effects of monsoon, besides waterlogging, is the health hazard the rain brings with it, fungal, allergies and parasitic infections. Patients, mostly children between the age group of 4-10, suffering from allergies and fungal infection, account for around 20% skin and dermatological ailment at the hospitals. Taking adequate precautions is […]

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Multi-drug resistant typhoid cases rising in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Eminent pediatrician, Prof Dr Jamal Raza has revealed that the multi-drug resistant typhoid (MDRT) cases are on the rise in Karachi as well as in Hyderabad city as thousands of children have been infected from the disease in Karachi so far. Prof Jamal Raza, who is also President of Pakistan Pediatric Association, […]

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Travel

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 […]

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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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Egypt to fine traders for harassing tourists with different tactics

By The Frontier Post | April 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Tourists could be saved from over-zealous touts at Egypt’s most popular archaeological sites after the country’s government approved a new fine of to 10,000 Egyptian pounds (£406) for those caught overstepping the line. The new rule, part of the broader Antiquities Protection Law, will target those in and around tourist sites or […]

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Air France pilot unions announce strikes in May

By The Frontier Post | April 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Three Air France pilots unions have announced new strikes for May 3, 4, 7 and 8 in the latest move in a long-running pay dispute with the French flag carrier. “We must continue to keep up the pressure for our wage demands,” the unions said in a statement, arguing that their objectives […]

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British holidaymakers returning to Turkey: Cook

By The Frontier Post | April 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: British holidaymakers are returning to Turkey and package holiday bookings to Turkey are currently up 84 percent year-on-year, a global travel company said Monday. “Package holiday bookings to Turkey are currently up 84 percent year-on-year while Egypt bookings have increased by 89 percent year-on-year,” according to Thomas Cook’s 2018 Holiday Report. “Turkey’s […]

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The perfect way to use Your Airplane Oxygen Mask

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk The frightening and tragic accident on a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday, in which one passenger died, is an uncomfortable reminder to always pay attention to those pre-flight safety instructions. Except for a few minor injuries, the other passengers on the flight were safe and were instructed to use their oxygen masks after the […]

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Articles

Recent South Sudan peace agreement and its regional stakeholders

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2018

Abdinor Hassan Dahir On June 27, three days before the African Union Summit, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir mediated the deal which was intended to end the five-year civil war in Africa’s youngest nation. The areas agreed […]

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US anti-narcotics campaign in Afghanistan a big disaster

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi The protracted war in Afghanistan has many convoluted dimensions and needless to say the foreign invaders have failed in almost every way. Their engagement in the war-ravaged country has only wreaked havoc, brought misery to the people and emboldened insurgent groups to carry out deadly strikes across the country. More than 17 […]

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Time to fight and time to unite!

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

Iqbal Khan Prospective Prime Minister’s Victory speech was reassuring and refreshing. Hopefully, he won’t get bogged down in cosmetics and would go ahead with substantive reforms. Likewise, the tone of All Parties Conference indicated that the losers elements are more likely to settle down with fate accompli after making face saving noises. With elections 2018, […]

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Trump’s funding cuts to Palestinian refugees put lives at risk

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

Zaha Hassan A bipartisan group of seven former US ambassadors to the United Nations this month sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking that the Trump administration restore its funding to UNRWA, the UN agency that provides humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees. While the world waits to learn the details of White […]

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Understanding American Islamophobia in the age of Trump

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2018

Khaled Beydoun In the shadows during the Obama administration, Islamophobia has come out into the light under Trump. The silver lining is that it can now be challenged. On June 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order, widely dubbed as the “Muslim Ban.” This decision came 932 days after […]

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What does football say about the enduring power of racism in Europe?

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Dr Yakoob Ahmed Racism in football is a reflection of a wider problem in European society of institutional racism and discrimination. Can Europe evolve and become accepting or will it retreat in fear at the confidence displayed by immigrants. It wouldn’t be an understatement that to many, especially in Europe, football is not just a […]

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Editorial

US Taliban talks

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

The Taliban officials told several US media outlets that they have held face to face meetings with American diplomats in the capital of Qatar, Doha last week. The Top US diplomat of State Department for South Asia Alice Wells led the US team in these talks. The meeting reflects “a reversal of US long time […]

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CJP soul searching speech

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

Addressing a function at Judicial Academy in Lahore, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar dwelt at length on the most important national issues including water scarcity, ballooning public debt and lack of dispensation of easy and inexpensive justice. He said the acute water shortages faced by the country is because of international conspiracy […]

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US paradoxical response

By The Frontier Post | July 29, 2018

Despite all odds Imran Khan prevailed against the international establishment by virtue of his legendary and charismatic personality, honesty, courage and fortitude. He made PTI to bag National and Provincial Assembly seats from all provinces catapulting the party to a position to form governments in the centre and provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and […]

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Tackling economic crisis

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

The technocrat law maker Asad Umar, who has been tipped to lead the finance ministry, minced no words about the economic mess created by the two previous governments due their bad governance, mismanagement and rampant corruption. He said no option including knocking on the doors of International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be ruled out to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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