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Apex court orders NAB to start inquiry into fake accounts case

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to start a fresh inquiry into the money laundering and fake bank accounts case, o Monday. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has headed a three-judge bench and it instructed the NAB to take over the investigation, as it resumed hearing […]

Top Judge orders to remove Bilawal and CM Shah’s names from ECL

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered to remove the names of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah from the Exit Control List (ECL). This he said remarked on Monday while hearing the mega money laundering and fake bank accounts case. CJP also ordered the […]

IHC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s petition against Al-Azizia reference today

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear Nawaz Sharif’s appeals against the verdict of Al-Azizia reference on Monday (today). According to details, a two-member bench of IHC, comprising of Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq will hear the petition. Former premier’s legal team had last week pleaded with the court to […]

Court extends interim bail of Zardari, Talpur till Jan 23 in money laundering case

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A banking court of Karachi has Monday extended interim bail of Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur until January 23 in a money laundering case, on Monday. As the hearing underway, the court said it couldn’t take any action in the case under the light of Supreme Court orders. Jail […]

Afghanistan gold mine collapse in Badakhshan kills 30

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

KABUL (BBC): At least 30 people have been killed in the collapse of a gold mine in north-eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The collapse occurred in the Kohistan district of Badakhshan province. Villagers had reportedly dug a 60m (220ft) deep but makeshift shaft in a river bed to hunt for gold and were caught in its […]

Bilawal dismisses ‘fake JIT report’ in fake bank accounts case

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

F.P. Report BADIN: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday launched a fresh attack on the PTI government saying it was using national institutions for political victimisation. Addressing the media in Lahore, he said the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe multi-billion rupees fake bank accounts case was formed on political […]

Global

Don’t reconcile with ‘war criminal’ Assad, Syrian opposition tells world

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

RIYADH (Reuters): Syria’s chief opposition negotiator said on Sunday he was surprised by countries rebuilding ties with Bashar Assad’s regime and urged them to reverse their decision. Arab states, including some that once backed the opposition against Assad, are seeking to reconcile with him after decisive gains by his forces in the war, aiming to […]

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May says if Brexit deal is rejected, UK will be in uncharted territory

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

LONDON (Reuters): Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that Britain would be in uncharted territory if her Brexit deal is rejected by parliament later this month, despite little sign that she has won over sceptical lawmakers. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29 but May’s inability so far to get her […]

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Trump confirms Badawi killed in Yemen Strike

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

MOSCOW (Sputnik): US President Donald Trump appeared to confirm reports on Sunday that Jamal Badawi, an operative of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group (banned in Russia) responsible for a 2000 attack on the USS Cole, had been killed in an airstrike. “Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly […]

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Sudan police disperse protest in Khartoum

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk KHARTOUM: Thousands have taken to the streets in the Sudanese capital to call for President Omar al Bashir to step down. It’s the latest in nearly three weeks of demonstrations and calls for his resignation, posing a serious challenge to al Bashir’s rule. Protesters gathered at five points in Khartoum before they began […]

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China says pace of Xinjiang ‘education’ will slow, but defends camps

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

URUMQI/KASHGAR/HOTAN (Reuters): China will not back down on what it sees as a highly successful de-radicalisation program in Xinjiang that has attracted global concern, but fewer people will be sent through, officials said last week in allowing rare media access there. Beijing has faced an outcry from activists, scholars, foreign governments and U.N. rights experts […]

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Malaysia’s king abdicates in historic first

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

Kuala Lumpur (AFP): Malaysia’s king has abdicated, royal officials said on Sunday, in a historic first for the country that ended weeks of speculation about his future after he took medical leave. Sultan Muhammad V’s decision marks the first time a king has abdicated in the Muslim-majority country since it gained independence from Britain in […]

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Pakistan

CM Murad orders beautification, security arrangements for international Naval exercise

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed divisional administration and police to take necessary measures for beautification of the city and proper security arrangements for international naval exercise ‘Aman-19’. Murad Shah was presiding over a meeting to review arrangements of Aman-19 naval exercise, which is scheduled to be held from […]

SC seeks progress report on Karachi anti-encroachment drive

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought reports on the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi. Justice Gulzar Ahmed, who is monitoring the drive, will preside over a meeting of government departments at the apex court’s Karachi registry on Jan 12. He has summoned reports on removal of encroachments from the city. Justice Ahmed […]

Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza nominated as accused in Ramzan Sugar Mills case reference

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday has nominated Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif and Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz as accused in Ramzan Sugar Mills reference. As per details, the NAB team has sent the reference to the Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. NAB’s executive […]

PTI govt working hard to resolve issues of public: CM Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is working hard to resolve issues of public. Talking to media in Lahore on Friday, he said that the police culture is changing slowly, adding that a Police Reforms Committee headed by Minister for Law is working […]

DRAP hikes medicine prices by upto 15 per cent

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) on Friday announced to hike prices of medicines by up to 15 per cent. A spokesperson for DRAP termed the hike to be in larger interest of the country and patients. He said the increase in medicine prices was inevitable owing to various reasons. “The […]

Don’t play politics over credible institutions, warns Chaudhry

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday warned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to stop making credible institutions controversial for the sake of politics. The information minister was responding to PML-N spokesperson Marriyam Aurangzeb’s tweet, where she had alleged Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan of being a […]

Afghanistan

Salim who defused thousands of IEDs says ignored after losing limbs

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI CITY: A soldier, who defused thousands of landmines, says the government did not help him after he lost both of his legs, eyes and one hand to a landmine blast three years ago. The former soldier, Mohammad Salim, is a resident of central Ghazni province, and had served in the national security […]

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Taliban commander killed in Faryab

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A local commander of Taliban and his two fighters were killed during a clash with the Afghan armed forces in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the clash took place 3:30pm on Sunday in the vicnity of Almar […]

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Access to information to help curb corruption, says Danish

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Second vice-president Sarwar Danish introduced new members to the Oversight Commission on Access to Information (OCAI), saying access to information could help reduce corruption. Five new members of the OCAI, including Ainuddin Bahaduri, Zahra Musavi and Hamdullah Arbab, were introduced to the commission for a period of five years and Najiba Muram […]

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399b afs budget for FY-1398 approved

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the Parliament on Monday approved the national budget for fiscal year 1398 with a total outlay of 399 billion afghanis, including 124b afghanis for development. The budget plan for Afghan solar year 1398 includes 275 billion afghanis for general spending and 124 billion afghanis for […]

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New election date decided following broad consultations

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) noted the announcement by Afghan electoral authorities for the presidential election to be held in July 2019 and welcomes the clarity in the electoral calendar, according to a statement on Monday. The United Nations understood that the new date announced by the Independent Election Commission […]

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School reopens in Helmand’s Baghran after 30 years

By The Frontier Post | December 31, 2018

 LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A school in the Baghran district of southern Helmand province has been reactivated after 30 years, at a time when the Taliban are in control of the district. Deshu and Baghran are two districts which have been under the Taliban control for the past 15 years and the government has never captured them. […]

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Business

Dollar ends strongest year since 2015

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

NEW YORK (Agencies): The dollar fell against the yen and euro in thin year-end trading on Monday as optimism about progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute hurt its safe-haven allure, but the greenback stayed on track to log its strongest annual performance in three years. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback versus six peers, […]

Abu Dhabi introduces one of world’s fastest airport wifi networks

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi International Airport has upgraded its wifi network to offer download speeds of up to 200 megabits per second. The airport has installed what it calls ‘Super-Fi’ in all three of its terminals. Full access to the network is free in arrival and departure areas. The move gives Abu Dhabi […]

Global markets in worst year since 2008

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

LONDON (BBC News): Investors will be glad to see the back of 2018 after many global stock markets suffered their worst year in a decade. The FTSE 100’s traditional early New Year’s Eve close saw it end the year down 12% at 6,728.13 points. Big European and Asian markets faced similar losses in 2018, while […]

Turkey: Net external debt stock totals $ 286 billion in Q3 2018

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Ministry announced that the country’s net external debt stock totaled $286.2 billion as of the end of September this year. The country’s net external debt stock to its gross domestic product (GDP) ratio was 34.4 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2018, the ministry’s data showed […]

Foreign trade deficit narrows 90% in Nov

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s foreign trade deficit in November narrowed by 90 percent year-on-year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) reported on Monday. The foreign trade gap in November totaled $651 million, down from $6.4 billion in the same month last year. Turkey’s exports rose 9.4 percent to reach over $15.5 billion, while imports decreased 21.3 percent […]

PTCL injects PKR 4b in U Microfinance Bank for growth

By The Frontier Post | January 1, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has signed an agreement for PKR 4 billion Unsecured Subordinated Debt Facility (Tier 2 capital) with U Microfinance Bank (U Bank), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of PTCL. This capital injection will enable the bank to further capitalize on the growth opportunities possible in Pakistan’s microfinance […]

Sports

Komal crushes tourney favorite to enter semis

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Eighth seed Komal Khan pulled a sensational upset when she defeated favorite Riffat Khan to form a complete surprise semifinal lineup in 12th DG Rangers Sindh National Squash – 2018 here at Sindh Rangers Jahangir Khan Squash Complex. None of the expected semifinalists made it to the semifinals as all four players […]

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Cricketers who retired in 2018

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we take a look at some prominent cricketers who called it quits on their careers during the year. AB de Villiers Arguably the greatest name in modern-day cricket, South African batman AB de Villiers announced a surprise retirement from all international cricket in May this year after a 14-year […]

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Nadal confident about fitness for Australian Open

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Rafael Nadal is “confident” he will be 100 percent fit when the Australian Open starts in less than three weeks’ time despite enduring yet another tough battle with injuries over the past few months. The Spanish world number two had to pull the plug early on his 2018 season and has not played […]

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Amir, Afridi star as S. Africa bowl out for 223

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk CENTURION: South African team were bowled on 223 runs and taking first innings lead of 42 runs on second day of first Test against Pakistan on Thursday. Left-arm fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Shah Afridi took four for 62 and four for 64 respectively. Bavuma made 53 and De Kock hit 45 […]

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Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Top Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa was arrested Wednesday for poaching at a forest reserve, an official said. Randhawa, who was ranked in the world top 100 between 2004 and 2009, was taken into detention at the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh state.  The 46-year-old and a companion killed a red jungle […]

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Saiss salvages late draw for Wolves at Fulham

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Fulham missed out on just their third Premier League win of the season as Romain Saiss snatched a scrappy late equaliser for Wolves at Craven Cottage. The hosts were on top in the first half but striker Aleksandar Mitrovic missed seven chances, while Raul Jimenez went close for the visitors with an acrobatic […]

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Fashion & Movies

‘I am not a star like Shah Rukh Khan’: Aamir Khan

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Aamir Khan says he’s unlike his friend and colleague, Shah Rukh Khan, in more ways than one. Both of them are loved immensely all over the globe. But the two, he insists, are different as people. Throwing light on this Aamir shares, “I don’t see myself as a star. But I do […]

Kareena Kapoor Khan likely to work in a web series

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: 18 years in the business and Kareena Kapoor Khan is still very much her P.H.A.T. self. A born superstar, Kareena has always made us swoon over her in a ‘biggish’ way (just how she calls it). With films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, 3 Idiots, Jab We Met and Omkara to her […]

‘Thugs of Hindostan’ earns Rs.100 crore in just 3 days

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Opening with a record breaking number of Rs. 52 crores on Thursday, Thugs of Hindostan made up for its negative reviews with its opening. However, the film saw an almost 50% dip on its second day, making approximately Rs. 28 crores in the Hindi language and Rs. 2.5 crores in Tamil and […]

Simmba’s trailer to release two days after Ranveer-Deepika’s reception

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are currently in Italy prepping up for their wedding which is on the 14th and 15th of November. The two will be tying the knot in Lake Como with close friends and family in a Sindhi style and then a South Indian style wedding according to their […]

Kabir Khan joins Super 30 as director

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Super 30 is one film that has been talked about a lot from the time of its inception. Starring Hrithik Roshan as Anand Kumar, a Patna based mathematician, the film was almost nearing its completion when director of the film, Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment and that brought the film’s […]

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh leave for Italy

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have left for Italy where they will solemnise their six-year-long relationship. The couple was spotted at the Mumbai airport early Saturday morning. Although the two actors have not mentioned the venue of their wedding, it is widely speculated that they will be exchanging vows in […]

Science & Technology

Samsung smartphones to receive Oreo in early 2019

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: On one side Google has launched Android 9.0 Pie, and on the other side, Samsung is still struggling to provide its users with Oreo Updates. However, if you have bought a Samsung flagship device in the last two years, your phone will be updated to Android Oreo. Samsung Smartphones are widely bought […]

Xiaomi releases first look of Xiaomi Pocophone F1

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Xiaomi is currently working on new device and soon it will launch this new device which is currently called Pocophone F1. However, the name is not confirmed and that can be change at the time of launch. First Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was certified for Bluetooth connectivity and then popped up on AnTuTu. […]

WhatsApp to bring Picture-in-Picture Mode to watch YouTube

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: WhatsApp is working on picture-in-picture feature that could soon be available for Android users. This new feature will let WhatsApp users to play videos from Instagram and YouTube in a small window within the messaging app. WhatsApp for Android Bringing Picture-in-Picture Mode so you will not need to go to Instagram or […]

Samsung leaks official image of Galaxy Note 9

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Samsung has a bad habit of “accidentally” leaking the images of their upcoming devices. Just like always, Samsung has Accidentally leaked Official Image of Galaxy Note 9, keeping their tradition alive. Samsung has opened up reservations for Galaxy Note 9 on its website ahead of the actual launch. However, the phone is […]

Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management features

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

PARIS (AFP): Do you worry that you, or your children, spend too much time on social media? Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday said they want to help you take control. In a statement, the social media giants — which are both owned by Facebook — announced “new tools to help people manage their time” spent […]

HMD Global brings Snake to masses using AR platform

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, brings the classic snake game up to date with augmented reality. Snake Mask and Snake Real World filters bring the iconic game to a new generation of fans. The addictive premise of the game remains the same, but with a fun AR twist fans can […]

Health

Pakistan safe haven for Chikungunya virus

By The Frontier Post | August 22, 2018

F.P. Report Karachi: The recent full-scale outbreaks of chikungunya arbovirus infection in Pakistan suggests the country has become a safe haven for chikungunya virus, while Sindh tops the list as the most affected province with chikungunya virus, according to the findings of an international study. Published in the latest edition of ‘Infection, Disease and Health,’ […]

Ebola death toll rises to 55

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2018

BENI, DR CONGO (AFP): The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has claimed 55 lives since the start of the month, the authorities said Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months. The health ministry´s latest bulletin said that the death toll had been increased following five new […]

Another case of Congo virus reported

By The Frontier Post | August 21, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Another case of Congo virus has surfaced in the city, taking the reported count of affected patients to nine this year. According to reports, 23-year-old Salman was taken to Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital after he showed symptoms of the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). So far in 2018, nine cases of Congo virus […]

Family, friends can help quit smoking: Study

By The Frontier Post | August 20, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A new study has suggested that family, friends and loved ones can play a crucial role to help quit smoking, if they go for a supportive approach. John Spangler, M.D., a professor of family medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina said that quitting smoking was difficult, and for some […]

Healthy diet could lower risk of multiple sclerosis

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Eating a healthful diet that is rich in vegetables, fish, legumes, eggs, and poultry is tied to a lower risk of multiple sclerosis, a long-term disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve in the eyes. How can a healthful diet lower your risk of MS? This was the […]

Gastro suffering patients on the rise in Multan

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2018

F.P. Report MULTAN: Virus causing chicken pox and AIDS has been confirmed in patients of Multan. According to details, patients under treatment in Nishtar Hospital, Multan, have been diagnosed with fatal diseases like AIDS and chicken pox. 15 years old Humaira has been diagnosed with chicken pox, while virus of AIDS has been revealed in […]

Travel

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thousands passengers stranded due to Air France strikes

By The Frontier Post | April 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: At least 40,000 passengers have been left stranded by the latest Air France strike, with a similar number likely to be affected tomorrow. The management have warned the stoppages are “putting the company’s future in danger”. Pilots, cabin crew and ground staff working for the French airline are on their eighth day of industrial […]

British Airways keen to buy up its Norwegian rival

By The Frontier Post | April 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk It’s no surprise that in the same week British Airways launched its no-frills fares on long-haul flights, the UK flag carrier considers a move for Norwegian. After all, the Scandinavian airline is all-but the reason BA felt the need to introduce hand luggage-only fares on its longer routes to compete with more fervour at the […]

Superb Egypt temple that had to be moved

By The Frontier Post | April 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk Deep within the interior of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel, carved into a mountainside in southern Egypt’s ancient Nubian Valley, lies a vast, wondrous world. Pillars adorned with intricate military artworks support a ceiling painted with winged vultures. Floor-to-ceiling hieroglyphics depicting the victorious battles of Pharaoh Ramses II, the same man responsible […]

Articles

Will Pakistan, Iran open new chapter in their ties?

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi As Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan gets ready to take oath as the new prime minister of Pakistan, pundits are keen to see what his foreign policy will be. A populist leader, his election campaign focused majorly on domestic issues and the fight against institutional corruption. But, in his televised […]

Afghanistan between hope and despair

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

Iqbal Khan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has invited prospective Prime Minster Imran Khan to visit Kabul. He twittered that they had agreed to “overcome the past and to lay a new foundation for a prosperous political, social and economic future of both the countries”. Afghan President took a good initiative to create another opportunity to […]

Despair of Trump against Iran’s power

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

Hanif Ghafari US President Donald Trump and his Foreign Minister Mike Pumpo have recently called for talks with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Even Trump took a step further and spoke with Iran on “negotiated without preconditions”. Recent Trump positions and U.S. officials about Iran have been addressed by many international analysts. Many analysts believe […]

Historical Women’s Home in Italy at risk of closure

By The Frontier Post | August 5, 2018

Ylenia Gostolii At the end of a long corridor in a labyrinthine 17th century building in the heart of Rome, archivist Giovanna Olivieri is sorting through letters and documents, most of them handwritten and belonging to a certain Laura. Lombardo “Laura” Radice was a teacher and well-known anti-fascist activist during World War II, who later […]

Deafening silence around Australia-US refugee deal

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Ann Deslandes Towards the end of the Obama administration, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck what he hoped was a momentous, one-off deal: to have refugees currently detained in offshore detention centres vetted for settlement in the United States. Under the deal, Australia would resettle refugees being held by the US in Costa Rica in […]

Iran’s risky future in imperiled Syria

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Pervez Bilgrami For obvious geopolitical reasons, the Baathist regime of the Assad clan in Syria has been Tehran’s only consistent ally in the region since its 1979 revolution. Iran’s unwavering support of the Assad regime since the dawn of Arab spring protests in early 2011 has proved that; it has not only provided weapons, military […]

Editorial

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Olive branch or trap

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

The US military commanders are talking about the prospects of Afghan peace talks with emphasis on Pakistan’s role in political settlement of the conflict. Increasing prospects of peace talks with the Taliban shows that US strategy in Afghanistan is working despite continuing violence and insurgents control over wide areas of the country side, top US […]

Power sector challenges

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

Previous governments whether run by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) or Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz PML (N) did not address the challenges pertaining to electricity production and supply. They deliberately ignored the cheap power generation by exploiting the hydro potential and renewable energy resources like wind and solar. Now the new government which will be installed […]

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