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Qandeel Baloch’s absconding brother arrested with help of Interpol

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

F.P. Report MULTAN: An absconding brother of slain social media star Qandeel Baloch has been arrested by Multan police with the help of Interpol. Mohammad Arif, who was residing in Saudi Arabia, has been brought to Multan and handed over to the city’s Muzaffarabad police station. A Multan court hearing the murder case of Baloch…

Crossing LoC would strengthen Indian narrative, says PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that any one crossing the Line of Control (LoC) from Azad Jammu and Kashmir to provide humanitarian aid or support for the Kashmiri struggle against aggression will play into the hands of the Indian narrative, on Saturday. This he said in a message shared on Twitter,…

‘Azadi March’ will sweep away PTI govt: JUI-F chief

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

Ishaq KhanPESHAWAR: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman has claimed that huge number of masses will participate in the ‘Azadi March’ to get rid of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government. JUI-F chief said while talking to media representatives in Peshawar on Saturday. Mualana Fazal-ur-Rehman said that the whole country will turn into a…

10 killed, several injured as passenger bus overturn on Makran Highway

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: As many as ten passengers were killed and several others injured when a passenger bus overturned on Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan, on Saturday. According to reports, the passenger bus was travelling to Pasni from Karachi and it overturned due to over speeding near Buzi Stop. Rescue teams immediately rushed to the…

Guterres reiterates his concern over Kashmir situation

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

F.P. Report UNITED NATIONS: A U.N. spokesman said Friday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remains concerned over the grave situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir where people are languishing under a tight lockdown,  now on its 60th day,  and he again urges India and Pakistan to  hold dialogue to resolve the crisis.. “The secretary-general’s position in Kashmir…

‘All voices in Jammu & Kashmir arrested’

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: During the two-month clampdown by the Indian government, every single native of Jammu and Kashmir “who has a voice at all” has been put behind bars, lamented famed Indian novelist and social activist Arundhati Roy. “Every single person who has a voice at all has been arrested. And that, as you say,…

Global

UK ‘concerned’ over alleged Russian jets in Libya

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

LONDON (AA): The UK on Saturday expressed concern over the recent transfer of Russian aircraft from Syria to Libya. “We are concerned by recent US reports of Russian fighter jets being deployed from Syria into Libya, and growing evidence of Russian involvement in Libya in support of General Haftar’s forces. This external interference exacerbates the…

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Afghan head of peace talks says ready for dialogue with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

KABUL (AFP): A top Afghan official appointed to lead the much-awaited peace talks with the Taliban said Saturday his team was ready to start “at any moment” with the insurgents. Abdullah Abdullah, who heads a council to represent the government in negotiations, said an ongoing lull in violence triggered by a surprise ceasefire offered by…

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EU regrets US decision on Iran nuclear deal

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

BRUSSELS (AA): Key European actors of the Iran nuclear deal disapprove the US’ recent decision on ending the sanction waivers. The spokespersons of the EU foreign policy chief and foreign ministers of Germany, France and the UK expressed their “deep regret” in a joint statement on Saturday. “These projects (…) serve the non-proliferation interests of…

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Mentally disabled Palestinian shot dead in Jerusalem

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli forces shot dead a mentally disabled Palestinian in East Jerusalem on Saturday, according to Israeli media. Border police officers opened fire on a man in Jerusalem’s Old City after they suspected he had a gun, The Times of Israel newspaper reported. In a statement, police said the Palestinian man was carrying “a…

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India records highest single-day COVID-19 cases

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

NEW DELHI (AA): India saw its biggest single day jump of 265 deaths from COVID-19 and 7,964 cases in the last 24 hours till 8 a.m. local time (0230GMT) Saturday, according to the Health Ministry. The death toll from the pandemic rose to 4,971 and the total number of cases reached 173,763. At least two…

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Saudi Arabia to open Prophet’s Mosque from tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk MEDINA: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz approved opening the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina to the public starting from Sunday, May 31, as part of the government’s plan to ease coronavirus restrictions and re-open the Kingdom. The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has completed the plan to reopen…

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Pakistan

All credit for conducting nuclear blasts goes to Nawaz: Raja Zafar-ul-Haq

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Raja Zafar-ul-Haq has said that the credit for the nuclear blasts goes to former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. According to details, Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid had claimed that he, Gohar Ayub and Raja Zafarul Haq wanted to conduct nuclear blasts in the country while…

Pakistan announces to enhance number of domestic flights

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan has has decided to increase the number of domestic flights operation from June 1st. Domestic flights will operate from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta, the CAA said in a statement. The CAA has enhanced to enhance the ratio of domestic flights from ongoing 20-22 percent to…

Siraj-ul-Haq apprises FM Qureshi of problems faced by overseas Pakistanis

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Leader Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq has contacted Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi over the phone and informed him about the problems of overseas Pakistanis. During the telephone call, Senator Sirajul Haq said that due to lockdown and curfew, millions of Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are locked…

Sindh private schools to reopen from June 15: Association

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: All Sindh Private Schools Association on Saturday announced to reopen schools from June 15. Haider Ali, the chairman of the private schools association, said that the schools would be opened in the line of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. Masks and sanitizers…

Wheat procurement process to be revisited: Aleem Khan

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab’s Minister for food Abdul Aleem Khan has said that next year, the volume and method of wheat procurement will be changed as a huge amount of money is spent on buying wheat. He expressed these views while presiding over a high-level meeting. The meeting was attended by Law Minister Raja Muhammad…

Stray dogs bite nine people in Larkana

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report LARKANA: Stray dogs bitten nine people including two children in Larkana. The affected persons were shifted to emergency ward of the Chandka Hospital. The number of dog bite cases in Larkana has surged to 69 in last 10 days. Earlier, on Jan 30, a female news anchor was injured after being bitten by…

Afghanistan

Bomb blast kills two media staff in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

KABUL (AA): At least two employees of a local Afghan TV channel were killed and four more injured by a bomb blast in the country’s capital Kabul on Saturday. The country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that the incident took place in the city’s downtown Qulola Pushta neighborhood in the evening. There were no…

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Afghan head of peace talks says ready for dialogue with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

KABUL (AFP): A top Afghan official appointed to lead the much-awaited peace talks with the Taliban said Saturday his team was ready to start “at any moment” with the insurgents. Abdullah Abdullah, who heads a council to represent the government in negotiations, said an ongoing lull in violence triggered by a surprise ceasefire offered by…

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Abdullah’s peace council still filling positions: Sources

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Two weeks have passed since Abdullah Abdullah and President Ashraf Ghani signed a political agreement making Abdullah the head of the newly-established High Council for National Reconciliation. But the High Council for National Reconciliation so far has not started work, say sources. But the Presidential Palace says things are on track: “Important…

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Afghan forces killed as govt urges Taliban to extend ceasefire

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least 14 members of the Afghan army have been killed in a Taliban attack as the Afghan government said the Eid ceasefire was not over yet. The Ministry of Defence said on Friday members of the Afghan army were killed in the province of Paktiya. Three others were also wounded in…

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Flood kills three in Badakhshan province

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk FAIZABAD: Heavy rains and flash flood have claimed the lives of three persons and three others went missing in Yamgan district of the northern Badakhshan province, head of Natural Disaster Management Authority of the province, Abdullah Hamayon Dehqan said Friday. Heavy rain followed by flood hit parts of Yamgan district late Thursday and…

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From victims to superwomen: Honoring female strength in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Inside an art exhibit called Abarzanan — Superwomen — stones the size of pomegranates hover above a mannequin wearing a dress fashioned from a white burial shroud. The display commemorates a young Afghan woman, Rukhshana, 19, who was stoned to death by village men in 2015. She had fled an arranged marriage to…

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Business

Volkswagen invests euros in electric vehicle sector

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING : Volkswagen said on Friday it will invest around 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in two Chinese companies in the electric vehicle sector, calling it “the world’s biggest market”. The German car giant said it will take a 50 percent stake in JAG — the parent company of state-owned JAC Motors —…

Euro business loans up

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Growth in lending to eurozone businesses continued to accelerate in April as companies sought funds to cope with the tough coronavirus lockdowns which hit activity, European Central Bank data showed Friday. Loans to non-financial firms added 6.6 percent year-on-year in April after 5.5 percent in March, the ECB said in…

Footwear exports increased

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Footwear exports during first ten months of current financial year grew by 7.99% as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-April2019, footwear worth $108,430 thousand were exported as compared to the exports of $100,403 thousand of same period of last year. According the…

Gold price increases Rs800

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The per tola price of 24 karat gold increased by Rs800 and was traded at Rs 97,200 on Friday as compared to Rs 96,400 on last trading day, Karachi Sarafa Association reported. Likewise, the price of 10 gram gold also increased by Rs 686 and was traded at Rs 83,333 compared to…

Govt urged for cut in power tariff

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) Muhammad Ahmed Waheed has called upon the government to reduce power tariff in proportionate to the cut made oil prices that would bring down cost of doing business and help in reviving falling exports. He said that government had reduced prices of petroleum products…

Weekly inflation goes up

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ended on May 28, for the combined consumption group, witnessed nominal increase of 0.13 percent, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported Friday. The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 128.32 points against 128.15…

Sports

FA Cup final to be held on August 1

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

MANCHESTER (Agencies): The FA Cup final will be held on Aug. 1, the Football Association announced on Friday, after the Premier League said on Thursday that its season will restart on June 17. The quarter-finals of the FA Cup will be held over the weekend of June 27-28, with the semi-finals earmarked for the weekend…

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Coronavirus hits two Grand Prixs

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): The British and Australian 2020 Grand Prixs have been canceled due to coronavirus pandemic, MotoGP announced on Friday. “The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the British and Australian Grands Prix. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting calendar changes have obliged the cancellation of both events,” MotoGP said…

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Shahid Afridi comes to aid of cricketer from IoK

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi has come to the aid of cricketer, Mir Murtaza, who hails from the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Murtaza hails from the Anantang region in Kashmir and came to Pakistan through the Wagah Border and made his way to Karachi. He stayed at Shahid Afridi’s residence and…

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Police want Liverpool title clincher played at neutral venue

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): British Police want at least six Premier League matches and any Liverpool title clincher to be played at neutral venues when the season resumes in a bid to avoid supporters gathering outside stadiums. Premier League chiefs have set June 17 as the date for the top flight to restart following the coronavirus delay.…

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Waqar quits social media after Twitter account got hacked

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis has announced to quit social media on Friday after an obscene video was liked from his verified Twitter handle to which he claimed that his account was hacked. “I have to say with regret that some ‘Allah ka Banda’ hacked my Twitter account. When I woke up…

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Formula 1: Williams up for sale after £13m loss last year

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): The Williams Formula 1 team and wider company group are up for sale after posting a £13m loss last year. The momentous decision marks a major change in direction for a company whose founder Sir Frank Williams had previously always insisted on retaining control. Deputy team principal Claire Williams said: “Frank has always…

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Fashion & Movies

Apple secures deal for Scorsese’s next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” U.S. media reported earlier, citing sources. “Killers of the Flower Moon” will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after “Greyhound,” starring Tom…

Social distance cinema: ‘Grease’ draws crowds to Madrid drive-in

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: For many, it was a long-awaited chance to feel normal again, sitting in their cars belting out “Summer Nights” at Madrid’s drive-in cinema on a rare night out after a 10-week lockdown. It’s opening night at this 1950s-themed venue and as the sun sets, vehicles begin pulling into the huge car park,…

Musicians in lockdown rage against industry machine

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Lockdown bans on live performances have left many British musicians on the breadline, fuelling a campaign for them to get a bigger share of the profits from streaming their songs online. “I’m getting contacted by lots of young artists who have millions of streams from 200,000 monthly listeners and don’t make the…

Kajol celebrates the completion of 14 years of blockbuster ‘Fanaa’

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Yash Raj Films’ Fanaa completed 14 years today. It was a blockbuster and starred Aamir Khan and Kajol in the lead. Aamir and Kajol created magic on screen with their palpable chemistry. Kajol took time out to celebrate the occasion. In this throwback picture Kajol and Aamir Khan can be seen holding…

Senior actor Kiran Kumar recovers from COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actor Kiran Kumar was in for a shock a couple of weeks back when a routine COVID-19 check up at a place he visited turned into a nightmare for him as he tested positive. The actor was soon isolated from his family and informed the government in Mumbai so that they could…

John Abraham to remake hit Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: While John Abraham loves to flex his muscles in his movies, as a producer, he loves to back some interesting projects with unique concepts. Today the actor announced that his new film as a producer will be the Hindi remake of the hit Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum. The actor took to Twitter…

Science & Technology

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report PARIS: As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks. The technology could help avert new surges in COVID-19 infections that might overwhelm…

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. In a programme publicly touted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the…

President Trump threatens to shut down social media after tweet gag

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that he may regulate social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets. Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media” on Thursday, aides to the president said, without offering more detail about its contents. Twitter tagged two…

Fact check: Twitter labels President Trump’s false claims with warning

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Micro-blogging site Twitter for the first time has put a warning label on a tweet by President Donald Trump, warning users that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an…

Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday, the company said. In a test of the company’s plan to launch satellites into space, the 70-foot (21.34 m) rocket called LauncherOne was to blast into orbit at…

NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: NASA gave the green light on Friday to next week’s launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel — the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years and a crucial step towards ending American dependence on Russian rockets. Top officials at the US space agency and Elon Musk’s company…

Health

High blood pressure during and after exercise may linked to disease later in life

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers of cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in young to middle-aged adults. However,…

13 more died of virus in KP: Report

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Friday said that 13 more people died of Corona in the last 24 hours in the province. According to report, issued by Health Department, that the total number of deaths from corona in the province has reached 445. The report added that five persons died of Corona…

Why rice isn’t really bad for you

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk Rice is one of the staple diets in many cuisines. It supplies as much as half of the daily calories to half of the world’s population. No wonder then that in Asian countries, such as Thailand, rice is so highly valued that the translation of the word “to eat” literally means “to eat…

A combo of fasting plus vitamin C could be more effective at treating some types of cancers, study shows

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. In studies on mice, researchers found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple mouse models of colorectal cancer; in some…

10 crazy facts about sleep that you should know

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Sleep — it seems like the most natural and mundane of human activities, but it’s also one of the most fascinating. From why we sleep to how we dream, to what keeps us awake and the trends that have defined sleep over the centuries, there’s a lot we’ve learned about sleep … and a lot…

Pharma giant Merck reveals COVID-19 vaccine plans

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk CHICAGO: Merck & Co, which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for COVID-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience and would collaborate with research nonprofit IAVI to develop two separate vaccines. It also announced a partnership with privately held Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to develop an experimental oral…

Travel

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Germany Some border crossings with neighbors Austria, Switzerland, and France began to open on May 16 under tightly controlled conditions, with June 15 set as the date to fully relax borders and restrictions on inter-EU travel. Germany also lifted its strict border controls with Luxembourg on the same day. A similar deal with Denmark has…

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Cyprus has pledged to cover the holiday costs of anyone who tests positive for the virus after travelling there. In a letter made public on Wednesday, the government said it would pay for accommodation, medicine and food for patients and their families. Tourists “will only need to bear the cost of their…

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: With news that many countries in Europe are reopening to tourism in time for summer, travelers with their sights set on Asia are anxiously awaiting word on when they’ll be given the green light to visit their favorite destination. As of now, those with Thailand in mind will need to wait at…

Pre-travel tests of little use against virus spread

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Border closures do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the European Union’s public health agency said, as EU states weigh lifting some travel restrictions imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said measures such as testing travellers before departure…

Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk CARIBBEAN: Seagulls are the only ones using the pool at a resort fringing one of Antigua’s most popular beaches. They have the place all to themselves, save for a solitary security guard surveying the empty terrace usually abuzz with families. Above, the bright blue sky is devoid of the aeroplanes ordinarily flitting back…

LATAM Airlines Files for Bankruptcy in the US

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: According to the airline, it had to scale back its operations by 95 percent amid the collapse in global travel. Per the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American company could face a $15 billion loss in revenue this year. LATAM announced bankruptcy in the United States on Tuesday, stressing, however,…

Articles

Rise of the civilization state in post-nation-state Middle East

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Rabee Al-Hafidh During the COVID-19 crisis, Turkey was able to climb to new international heights in health and wellbeing as Turkey is now a source of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the country to which the US, Britain and the rest of the “advanced” world turn to get their PPE supplies and plug their…

The US is grave of the weak, the old, the poor, and minorities

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Shan Renping The death toll of COVID-19 in the US passed 100,000 on Wednesday, the biggest shame for the superpower in more than a century. It reflects the decline of the US political system and the government’s blatant dereliction of duty. But no officials were jailed or sacked. President Trump only posted a perfunctory tweet…

The case of Indus

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Faizan Raza Buriro There is no denying the fact that our federation is engulfed by numerous crisis. In recent times, world has witnessed a new crisis, water crisis and Pakistan being no exception is also being seriously affected by the shortage of water. Since a long time, political and bureaucratic elite of this country have…

AFRICOM’s gambit: Why a US military command is waging a ‘media war’ on Americans

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Nebojsa Malic A regional US military command tasked with hunting down terrorists across Africa seems to be far more interested in waging psychological operations targeting the American public, the Pentagon and the White House. How curious. Most countries in the world divide their own territory in military areas of responsibility. Not so the US, whose…

The coming of a social-distancing version of war

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Danny Sjursen Covid-19, a global human tragedy, may have one silver lining. It has led millions of people to question America’s most malignant policies at home and abroad. There has been speculation that the pandemic might put a dent in Washington’s foreign-war policies or be an unintended peacemaker – and with good reason – since…

Real Spoilers of Afghan Peace Process

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Awais Ahmed The US-Taliban peace deal signed on Feb was the outcome of America’s realization of certain facts which it learnt in two troubled decades of war in Afghanistan at the cost of about 2400 American lives and 2 trillion USD. Firstly, irrespective of how long US fights in Afghanistan, Taliban could neither be defeated…

Editorial

Floating foreign currency bonds

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

In the current fiscal year, floating of foreign exchange bearer bonds, having fairly long maturity period, was deferred, while giving preference to short term portfolio investment in T-bills on the advice of central bank. The flight of hot money because of the combined effect of interest rate cut and Covid-19 impact led to a realization…

Ill-preparedness or oblivion

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Federal Information Minister, Shibli Faraz said in a press conference that a locust attack has happened after 27 years and a locust control cell is being established to face this challenge. It is pertinent to mention that over the past five months all four provinces of the country had witnessed recurring locust infestations. After the…

India-Iran nexus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

A famous saying goes, “You scratch my back I scratch yours.” It perfectly fits in the last week decision by Iran to allow Bandar Abbas sea port to India for wheat export to Afghanistan. Indian variety of wheat is not in great demand in the Afghan market as compared with the Pakistani one. Moreover, Afghanistan…

India’s lopsided relations with neighbours

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Since the beginning, Indian governments have never been keen on resolving territorial issues with neighbouring countries, whether it were the former or the present Narendra Modi’s government. All along and attitude of hegemony has been displayed versus small neighbouring countries and apparent conciliatory tone with the bigger one. If any dialogue process was ever initiated,…

Unnerving the nerves

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

In a rare show of solidarity with countries that are under the spell of Islamophobia, UAE and Maldev, blocked Pakistan’s genuine diplomatic move to form an informal OIC envoys group to speak with one voice on this issue, with which Muslim communities are confronted with India and West European countries. Against the rising tide of…

A premature demand

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

In a press conference in Lahore, PML-N Secretary General and senior leader of the party, Ahsan Iqbal has repeated the demand of midterm elections with national consensus. He said that government has pushed the country to economic crisis, which has made the change of government inevitable. Employing the poetical device of metaphysical conceit, the PML-N…

Arts and Literature

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Authors: Lev Dynkin, Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, Vadim Konstantinovsky and Bruce Phelps The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, 5 top authorities from a…

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The highly reputable and refined professional Indian painter Rahat Kazmi is making big waves through her abstract paintings. Rahat Kazmi was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 4, 1984. Her father Abdul Nasir Khan is a government employee, working as a teacher. Meanwhile, her mother was always a housewife. Rahat…

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Author: David M. Kreps David M. Kreps has developed a text in microeconomics that is both challenging and “user-friendly.” The work is designed for the first-year graduate microeconomic theory course and is accessible to advanced undergraduates as well. Placing unusual emphasis on modern noncooperative game theory, it provides the student and instructor with a unified…

Haveli Nau Nihal finest preserved Sikh architecture

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan in general and Punjab in particular has a rich history of cultural heritage — the footprints of arts and architectures of Mughals, British and Sikhs are still visible in most parts of the province narrating tales of the bygone days. The walled city of Lahore speaks for almost every era expressing…

Reading Old Books by Peter Mack

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk In literary and cultural studies, “tradition” is a word everyone uses but few address critically. In Reading Old Books, Peter Mack offers a wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary tradition, from the middle ages to the 21st century, revealing in new ways how it helps writers and readers make new works…

Modeling Populations of Adaptive Individuals

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2020

Authors: Steven F. Railsback and Bret C. Harvey Ecologists now recognize that the dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems are strongly affected by adaptive individual behaviors. Yet until now, we have lacked effective and flexible methods for modeling such dynamics. Traditional ecological models become impractical with the inclusion of behavior, and the optimization approaches of…