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Around 1800 arrested in countrywide crackdown on rioters

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Law enforcement agencies have apprehended around 1800 individuals from all over the country, who were allegedly involved in vandalism, torture and arson during demonstrations following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi. The number of arrestees was provided by the Ministry of Interior, which said they had been booked under relevant sections […]

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US envoy Alice Wells due in Islamabad today

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The United States’ Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells will arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday to follow up on Qureshi-Pompeo meetings in Washington, the Foreign Office of Pakistan said. Foreign Office spokesman Dr. Muhammad Faisal said on Monday that during her visit, the US envoy […]

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Son points finger at Afghanistan after Samiul Haq’s assassination

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Maulana Hamidul Haq, son of assassinated Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq on Monday claimed that his father’s assassination might have planned in Afghanistan. As per the details, Maulana Samiul Haq’s brother Maulana Anwarul Haq has been appointed chancellor of Darul Uloom Haqqania while his son Maulana Hamidul Haq has been […]

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PM Imran Khan invites Russian counterpart to visit Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday as both the leaders met on the sidelines of International Import Expo in Shanghai, China. According to details, PM Imran, who is on his first official visit to China since assuming charge as the country’s premier, met his […]

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COAS terms joint drills important for Pak-Russia military relations

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2018

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has informed that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the National Counter-Terrorism Centre, Pabbi, on the last day of Pakistan-Russia Joint Training Exercise ‘Druzhba III’ on Monday. The media wing of military informed media that the exercise focused on counter-terrorism training of the Special […]

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Nawaz Sharif meets brother Shehbaz in NAB sub-jail

By The Frontier Post | November 5, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) sub-jail. Former premier inquired about younger brother’s health and the two discussed the current political situation of the country during the meeting. Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif has been […]

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Global

Arab League urges Brazil to reverse Jerusalem decision

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (AA): The Arab League on Friday called on Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to revoke his decision to relocate the Brazilian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. In a statement, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul-Gheit said that Arabs had been “alarmed” by remarks attributed to Bolsonaro regarding his stated intention to relocate the embassy […]

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Syria regime, allies target Idlib, killing 10 civilians

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

SYRIA (AFP): At least 10 civilians were killed and dozens more injured on Friday in attacks by the Syrian regime and pro-regime terrorist groups in Syria’s northwestern Idlib de-escalation zone. The regime and Iranian-backed terrorist groups have been firing artillery into the villages of Jarjanaz and Al-Tamanah, both of which are situated inside the de-escalation […]

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Amid trade war, China PM says Sino-US ties can improve

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters): China and the United States can overcome their differences and get relations back on track if they work together in a spirit of mutual respect, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a group of visiting U.S. politicians on Thursday. China and the United States are locked in an increasingly bitter trade war, with both […]

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Moscow: US move to exit INF ‘driven by desire for total military superiority’

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik): Washington is using claims about Russia’s alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) to cover up its own direct violations of the arms limitation pact, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. According to the foreign ministry spokeswoman, Washington’s talk about exiting the INF is an extremely dangerous step. “This […]

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Israel approves plan for new WB settlement units

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk RAMALLAH: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has approved plans to build new Jewish-only settlement units in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil). “We will continue strengthening the [Jewish] community in Hebron through actions,” Lieberman tweeted on Thursday. “Following the recent approval of 31 housing units and kindergartens in the Hezekiah neighborhood […]

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Italy to give fertile families land to boost birth rate

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

ROME (Sputnik): Only 464,000 births were registered in Italy last year, a record low in a country which currently has the lowest birthrate in Europe. Analysts attribute the fall to a lack of childcare benefits, poor opportunities for mothers in the workplace and an economic recession that prompted many young Italians to put off having […]

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Pakistan

Parliamentary committee appoints Justice Athar Minallah as IHC chief justice

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Judges (PCAJ) has appointment Justice Athar Minallah as new chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). According to details, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan chaired the meeting of Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Judges. Pakistan People’s Party’s Farooq H Naek and […]

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Pakistani team arrives in Moscow for Afghan summit

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

Tariq Ullah Wardak ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Foreign Affairs Spokesman Dr. Muhammad Faisal in weekly press briefing on Thursday confirmed that Pakistan would send a representative to Friday’s meeting in the Russian capital on Afghanistan. Dr. Faisal said in reply of the question of The Frontier Post Pakistan has been participating in this process since its […]

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PM’s vision to reflect in 100 Days plan in Punjab: Aleem

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan has said that vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan will reflect in 100 Days’ Plan in Punjab and effective planning has been made in 16 main departments of the province. He expressed these views here on Thursday while presiding over a special meeting Prime Minister Reforms […]

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Strict action to taken against those challenging writ of State: Minister

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Sheheryar Khan Afridi on Thursday said that State will take strict action against the unruly elements, who challenged its writ and were involved in breaching the law. Giving a policy statement in the Senate about handling the recent protests, he said that data of those involved in […]

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Senators call for effective measures to reduce gas, electricity prices

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Senators on Thursday called for effective measures to bring down prices of electricity, gas and other daily-use items and put details of the visit of the Prime Minister to Saudi Arabia and China before the upper house. They dilated on these issues while speaking on the motions moved by Senator Raja […]

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ECP reserves verdict of plea against Khan’s poll victory

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: An election tribunal on Thursday reserved verdict on maintainability of a petition seeking annulment of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s election victory in NA-95, Mianwali. The petitioner had approached the tribunal set up by the Election Commission of Pakistan, stating that Mr. Khan didn’t disclose his complete [asset] details in his nomination papers, […]

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Afghanistan

President meets with Commander of US CENTCOM in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the Commander of the US Military Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel in Kabul on Monday. The office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the two sides held talks regarding the intra-Afghan peace talks, equipping and strengthening of the Afghan armed forces, reforms in […]

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Taraki sworn in as Meshrano Jirga member

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Ahmad Shah Khan Taraki, an influential figure from Kandahar province, was administered oath as member of Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday. Ahmad Shah Khan Taraki was introduced as presidential nominee for the membership of the Meshrano Jirga a week back on October 22. He replaced Allah Daad Andar. Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar administered […]

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Retired policemen protest over non-payment of pension

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A number of retired police officers on Tuesday staged a protest against what they said not receiving their pensions since May this year. Around 80 retired personnel of the Minister of Interior (MoI) took part in the protest rally in Chaman-i-Hozori area of capital Kabul. Abdul Haseeb Arian, a retired officer, talking […]

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Three fresh polio cases reported in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Three new polio cases were detected in southern and eastern Afghanistan, the health ministry announced on Tuesday. According to a press release issued by the public health ministry, the first fresh polio case was confirmed in a five-month girl in Paroon district, capital of Nuristan province. The second case was confirmed in […]

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Kandahar produces 150,000 tons of pomegranates

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Monday said southern Kandahar province produced 150,000 tons of pomegranates this year. A statement from the MAIL’s media office to Pajhwok Afghan News quoted the Kandahar agriculture department director Sayed Hafezullah Sayeed as saying that orchards of the province produced 150,000 tons of […]

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Deadline extended on 95% tax liability exemption

By The Frontier Post | October 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Finance has extended until the end of the ongoing current fiscal year the deadline regarding a 95 percent exemption on tax liabilities and has warned defaulters of cancelling their licenses, freezing bank accounts and putting their names on Exist Control List (ECL). Addressing reporters here, Abdullah Raqibi said the […]

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Business

General Electric reports 3Q loss of $22.8 billion

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP): General Electric reported a third-quarter loss of $22.8 billion Tuesday following a large asset write-down and cut most of its dividend as it seeks a turn-around under a new chief executive. The loss compares with profits of $1.3 billion in the year-ago period and is due to a $22 billion write-down announced […]

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Fiat Chrysler reconsiders Mexico

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

AUBURN HILLS (Reuters): Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s new CEO is tired of being No. 3 in US pickup truck sales. With a strategy of loading up its revamped Ram 1500 full-size trucks with new features – ranging from 12-inch touch screens on the dashboard to large battery packs and electric motors to help adjust speed […]

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Brussels urged to drop digital tax proposal

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

BRUSSELS (AFP): Spotify, Booking.com and other European hi-tech firms on Tuesday urged EU member countries to drop plans for a digital tax, warning it would harm economic growth and innovation in Europe. France for a year has rallied European Union partners to draw up the tax which Paris says is necessary to ensure that global […]

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Global stocks slide as investors fret over new tariffs

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Early gains on Wall Street fizzled and sent global stocks lower on Monday after reports that the US is planning an additional $257 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods if upcoming talks between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping fail to end a trade war between two of the world’s largest […]

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BOP partners with Punjab Safe Cities Authority

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Bank of Punjab, in its endeavor to automate the collection of government receipts, has taken another step towards the facilitation of Punjab Citizens. Subsequent to the Lahore High Court’s instructions for the improvement of traffic in Lahore, PSCA has launched the initiative for e-Challans through its automated monitoring system installed all […]

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JS Bank helps entrepreneurs through Szabist partnership

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: JS Bank has joined hands with Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST), a leading educational institution to support graduating students in their quest for becoming potential entrepreneurs by availing the JS Prime Minister Youth Business Loan (PMYBL) scheme. This partnership will enable aspiring students of SZABIST to avail […]

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Sports

Pakistan defeat Malaysia by 3-1 in Asian Hockey Champions Trophy

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUSCAT: Pakistan defeated Malaysia by 1-0 in the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Thursday night. Muhammad Irfan scored only goal of the match and sealed the win for Pakistan. Pakistan played well in the last match of the round-robin phase, against Malaysia. Pakistan will meet […]

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Windies all-rounder Bravo announces int’l retirement

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Jamaica (Agencies): All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket after 270 appearances for West Indies. After making his Windies debut in 2004 against England, Bravo went on to play 40 Tests, 164 one-dayers and 66 Twenty20 fixtures, scoring 6,310 runs across all three formats. Bravo’s international career ends with […]

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Javed tips Pakistan to complete series sweep against Australia

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Former fast-bowler Aaqib Javed believes Pakistan have a great opportunity to complete a clean sweep against the struggling Australia side in the ongoing T20I series. The Men in Green registered a comprehensive 66-run win in the series opener in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Javed — who was part of the Pakistan’s 1992 […]

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If underperforming, Hasan Ali should be dropped: Akhtar

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that pacer Hasan Ali should be dropped from the team if he keeps underperforming. Hasan — who won the man of the tournament award at the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 — has lost his magical touch during the recently concluded Asia Cup, where he […]

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Pliskova storms into WTA Finals semis after beating Kvitova

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Singapore (Agencies): Czech Karolina Pliskova stormed into the semi-finals Thursday after a convincing straight sets victory against compatriot Petra Kvitova, sending the former Wimbledon champion crashing out of the WTA Finals in Singapore. Pliskova became the first player into the final four after a 6-3, 6-4 triumph in 83 minutes. Winless Kvitova needed to win […]

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Barcelona triumphs without Messi as Dortmund pummel Atletico

By The Frontier Post | October 26, 2018

Barcelona (Agencies): Barcelona overcame the absence of an injured Lionel Messi to defeat Inter Milan 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Borussia Dortmund signalled their intent with a 4-0 demolition of Atletico Madrid. Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool strolled past Red Star Belgrade, but Paris Saint-Germain needed a superb stoppage-time equaliser from […]

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Fashion & Movies

Nana Patekar denies Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has denied sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by actress Tanushree Dutta. Speaking to Times Now, Patekar said he is considering legal action against Tanushree. “What do you mean sexual harassment? There were 50-100 people on the set with me,” Patekar said when asked about the allegations. […]

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‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ receives decent collection at box office

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s latest film, is doing fine at the box office. After five days of its run, it has collected Rs 29.33 crore. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Batti Gul Meter Chalu also stars Divyendu Sharma and Yami Gautam. The film is based on the […]

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Aishwarya wants to be director claims Abhishek Bachchanan

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a much-loved power couple. Sharing a supportive relationship, Abhi and Ash have set some major couple goals. However, when it comes to Abhishek’s films, each member of his family has a different perspective. Be it mother Jaya Bachchan, dad Amitabh Bachchan or wife Aishwarya. Recently, […]

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Big B to start work with Nagraj Manjule after TOH promotions

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Busy with his television show, Kaun Banega Crorepati 2018 and soon to begin promotions of his next – Thugs Of Hindostan, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has a lot on his plate. Another interesting project he intends to begin work on shortly is Nagraj Manjule’s (of Sairat fame) Jhund. Manjule will be marking his […]

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‘Brahmastra’ to take Indian cinema to another level, claims Alia Bhatt

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt, who recently returned to Mumbai after shooting for over a month in Bulgaria, is all excited for the coming year. The young superstar has some great projects lined-up – Brahmastra, Takht, Gully Boy and Kalank. Talking about Brahmastra, her first project with boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and best friend Ayan Mukerji, […]

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‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ trailer to be launched on Yash Chopra’s 86th birthday

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Coming together on the big screen for the first time  Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have got fans really excited for their next – Thugs Of Hindostan. Produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, TOH is a period drama packed with action – adventure which also stars Katrina […]

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Science & Technology

Twitter to confirm new accounts as part of battle against manipulation

By The Frontier Post | July 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter on Tuesday said it will begin asking for email addresses or phone numbers to confirm new accounts as part of a battle against manipulation, particularly by automated bots. Adding a way to check that a real person is behind new accounts was described by Twitter as being among measures to fight abuse, […]

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Alphabet invests $300 million in electric scooter service

By The Frontier Post | July 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk You didn’t think Silicon Valley’s biggest names would stand on the sidelines while the electric scooter trend continued to grow, did you? The Financial Times sources have learned that Alphabet has invested directly in scooter service Lime as part of a larger $300 million funding round that already included Google Ventures. There’s no mention of how much cash was […]

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Huawei to launch its first 5G phone next year

By The Frontier Post | June 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk 5G is the next tech revolution. Slated to launch around 2020,Huawei is getting a head start. The company’s first 5G phone will go on sale next year, it announced at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, sometime before the end of June 2019. It’ll follow Huawei’s first 5G Kirin chip, which it says will come in […]

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ZTE to announce new board to end the U.S ban

By The Frontier Post | June 29, 2018

HONG KONG (Agencies): Chinese telecoms giant ZTE Corp is expected to announce a radical management overhaul following a shareholder meeting on Friday, in line with conditions laid out in a $1.4 billion settlement deal to lift a crippling U.S. supplier ban. Some shareholders attending ZTE’s annual general meeting (AGM) at its Shenzhen headquarters in southern […]

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These fake Android apps could steal your money

By The Frontier Post | June 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk If you thought you were immune from hackers when downloading “legit” Android apps from Google Play, then think again. The McAfee Mobile Research team recently discovered a new campaign where at least 15 apps were “re-packaged” to secretly sign up for premium paid services in the background. The list includes Qrcode Scanner, Cut Ringtones […]

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Facebook, Google influence users to share data

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2018

OSLO (AFP): Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the U.S. tech giants’ privacy updates clash with the new General […]

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Health

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 […]

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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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Workplace treats can add extra calories

By The Frontier Post | June 29, 2018

Monitoring Desk Do you like noshing on the job? The food you eat at work whether it’s at the cafeteria, from a vending machine, or in the break room, probably isn’t healthy for you. And those extra calories can add up. A study of 5,222 workers in the United States found that the foods we eat at […]

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Flight attendant lifestyle can increase risk of developing cancer

By The Frontier Post | June 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk People who work on U.S. flight crews have higher rates of certain types of cancer, according to a new study out of Harvard. Not only are flight crews more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, the longer they work in the field, the higher the risk of developing it becomes, researchers from the […]

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Minister directs to follow WHO protocols for blood transfusion

By The Frontier Post | June 27, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Caretaker Minister for Health and Population, Akbar Jan Marwat has directed health authorities to follow World Health Organization (WHO) protocols for safe blood transfusion. He said during his visit to Regional Blood Center (RBC) Peshawar here on Tuesday. Regional Manager RBC Dr. Saba briefed the minister regarding working of the centre. She […]

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Polio comeback to Papua New Guinea after almost two decades, says WHO

By The Frontier Post | June 26, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (AFP): An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the Pacific nation was declared free of the disease. The WHO said there was one confirmed case — a six-year-old boy with […]

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Travel

Articles

Is the World Cup whitewashing Russia’s crimes?

By The Frontier Post | July 11, 2018

Sam Hamad Russia has a primarily role in one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of this century while Putin erodes democracy both at home and abroad. The World Cup is Putin’s PR coup. It has become a grizzly routine for me to browse social media and come across pictures of dead Syrian children on my […]

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The lone president: Trump’s isolation from White House, his Cabinet and world

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2018

Gloria Shkurti Without any doubt, Donald Trump will be one of the most debated presidents of the United States. While it would be very difficult to speak about a specific Trump doctrine or legacy, Trump’s years in office will be associated with volatility and isolation. Trump’s moody character has led to a volatile domestic and […]

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Global response to Rohingya crisis astonishingly slow

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi In the crammed and dingy refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya refugees are currently languishing in impoverished conditions, women who were gang-raped by Burmese security forces nearly 10 months ago are now giving birth to babies. These newborns are remi-nders of the inconceivable horror the Rohingya Muslim women […]

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Strong messages from Pacific while Atlantic is stumbling

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2018

Kerem Alkin Over the last 15 years, while we watch the rise of the Asia-Pacific region increase its weight in the world economy and politics, we see that they are aware of how meaningful it is for them to create significant cooperation opportunities with Turkey, whose playmaker role in Eurasia is rising. On the Atlantic […]

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Third force emerges in Indonesia’s presidential race

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2018

John McBeth Unlike the English folklore song popularized by American General Douglas MacArthur, outgoing Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla not only has no intention of allowing age to overtake him any time soon, but the old political soldier doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to fade away either. Legally disqualified from a third term, […]

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Iran’s nuclear program and West’s blatant double standards

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi A few weeks ago, new nuclear enrichment facility was inaugurated at Natanz, which will be producing centrifuges, while operating within the limits of the nuclear deal. The facility’s construction had begun even before the 2015 nuclear deal was inked, Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi informed, expressing hope that the first old-generation […]

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Editorial

Transparency International advice

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

The developed western countries on the one hand penalize Pakistan by grey-listing for its failure to check money laundering and terror financing but on the other hand facilitate its political elite in money laundering with buying valuable properties like Avenfield Apartments with stolen money. Reacting to the Accountability Court verdict in corruption charges against Nawaz […]

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Enforcing FATF action plan

By The Frontier Post | July 8, 2018

Presided by the Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasirul Mulk on Friday, National Security Committee (NSC) meeting reaffirmed its commitment to implement the action Plan that was agreed with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international illicit financing watchdog for checking terror financing and money laundering. The plan was discussed and the participants reiterated […]

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Galloping inflation

By The Frontier Post | July 7, 2018

The economy has remained in the state of stagflation, a mix of steadily rising inflation and stagnation, from 2009 to 2016. But after the end of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Extended Fund Facility bailout programme the inflationary pressures gradually got momentum and has now become galloping due to fast depreciation of rupee, sagging exports and […]

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SC directives for construction of dams

By The Frontier Post | July 6, 2018

Despite the looming water crisis, construction of big dams remained at the bottom of priorities of the ruling political leadership. Starting construction work on Diamer Basha dam and Mohamand dam, officially named Munda dam, was delayed for over 15 years. Consequently, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had to take the initiative for […]

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Rationale for power sector reforms

By The Frontier Post | July 5, 2018

The Ministry of Finance informed a parliamentary body that the previous PML-N government had borrowed Rs. 180 billion to reduce circular debt, but the burden was shifted to consumers in the form of debt surcharge who honestly and regularly pay their electricity bills. The government has miserably failed to recover Rs. 850 billion from defaulter […]

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Is financial crisis emerging?

By The Frontier Post | July 4, 2018

The downturn of the economy accelerated by the Previous PML-N government now seems to be heading towards financial crisis. The budget deficit has hit a new high of Rs. 2.4 trillion, compelling the finance ministry to instruct the Central Bank and Accountant General Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) to block the clearance of government cheques on June […]

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