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Benazir death anniversary: ‘Puppet regime of political orphans’ crumbling, says Bilawal

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari lashed out at the government Friday, saying the “puppet regime of political orphans” was crumbling. The PPP chairperson was addressing a rally held at Liaquat Bagh to mark the 12th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto. The former prime minister was killed in a gun-and-bomb…

Fury grows after protest deaths in Indian Muslim neighborhood

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk MEERUT: Zaheer Ahmed had just returned home from work in northern India last Friday afternoon and stepped out for a smoke before lunch. Minutes later, he was dead, shot in the head. His death, and the killing by gunfire of four other Muslim men the same afternoon in the mainly Muslim neighbourhood, made…

High treason case: Pervez Musharraf challenges special court’s verdict in LHC

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former president Pervez Musharraf on Friday challenged verdict of the special court against him in the Lahore High Court (LHC). Advocate Azhar Siddique filed the plea in the LHC on behalf of the former president. Pervez Musharraf in his plea stated that the, para 66 of the verdict in high treason case…

PM Imran Khan warns of ‘genocide of Muslims’ in India

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday once again urged the international community to wake up before the ‘Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on the move leads to genocide of Muslims in India that would dwarf other genocides’. In a post on Twitter, the prime minister said, “Whenever militias like Hitler’s Brown Shirts or…

PPP to observe BB Shaheed’s death anniversary today

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will hold a public rally at Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh today (Friday) to observe the 12th death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Benazir Bhutto was killed in a suicide-and-gun attack on December 27 in 2007 after addressing an election rally at Liaquat Bagh ahead of the 2008…

At least nine killed in Kazakhstan plane crash

By The Frontier Post | December 27, 2019

Monitoring Desk ALMATY:  A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday, killing at least nine people, authorities in the Central Asian country said. The plane was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, and “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a…

Global

Palestinians reject Trump’s biased Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Angry Palestinians have rejected US President Donald Trump’s biased Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, who say that the plan was deserving to go in the “dustbin of history.” Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House’s East Room, Trump said his plan could succeed where decades of previous US attempts to…

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US troops injured in Iran missile strike rises to 50: Pentagon

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The number of US troops injured by an Iranian missile strike in Iraq this month has risen to 50, according to new figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday. The personnel have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI), Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Campbell, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement. The military…

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Americans, Japanese evacuated out of Wuhan as death toll hits 132

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk WUHAN: Hundreds of Americans and Japanese escaped the quarantined Chinese city at the centre of a viral epidemic aboard charter flights on Wednesday, as the death toll soared to 132 and confirmed infections neared 6,000. The scale of the deepening crisis was emphasised with the new infection number on the Chinese mainland exceeding…

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Iran MPs call for debate on quitting nuclear arms treaty

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A group of Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday asked parliament to debate a motion for Iran to quit a treaty governing global nuclear arms control, a move apparently aimed at pressuring European powers to salvage Tehran’s own 2015 nuclear deal. A report on the assembly’s news site ICANA said a minimum number of…

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HK suspends some rail, ferry links with mainland

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced plans on Tuesday to suspend high-speed rail and ferry links with mainland China as the global financial hub scrambles to limit the spread of a new coronavirus. More than 100 people have died from the flu-like virus, which emerged in China’s central city of Wuhan…

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Catalan leader stripped of lawmaker rights

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: Catalonia’s parliament stripped the head of the region’s pro-independence government of his rights as a regional lawmaker, angering supporters who scuffled with police outside the assembly. The parliament’s speaker, Roger Torrent, said the assembly in Barcelona had to comply with a Spanish court ruling against regional leader Quim Torra to ensure future…

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Pakistan

Two mortar shells fired from Afghanistan into Pakistan territory

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Two mortar shells on Wednesday were fired into Pakistan territory from Afghanistan, confirmed Foreign Office. In a statement, FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that no casualties were reported so far. The Torkham border gate was closed for security concerns following the incident, she told. “The matter is being coordinated with Afghan authorities,”…

SHC cancels DIG, SP transfer notifications

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has on Wednesday nullified the transfer notifications of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Khadim Hussain Rind and Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr Rizwan. The SHC said in its remarks that both transfers were illegal as official procedure was not followed. The Sindh government cannot transfer police…

ECC to discuss six-point agenda in today’s meeting

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The meeting of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) will be held in Islamabad today (Wednesday), to discuss six-point agenda. Adviser to PM on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh will preside over the meeting. The ECC is expected to approve hike in gas prices for domestic users and different sectors. Sources further said that…

Roof collapse kills three in Jhang

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report JHANG: At least three people including two children lost their lives as roof of a house collapsed in Mandi Shah Jiona, Jhang on Wednesday. Rescue sources, the roof of a dilapidated house situated in Mandi Shah Jiona caved-in due to continued rain in the area. Getting the information, rescue teams reached the spot…

Committee shows concerns on exclusion of 850000 beneficiaries from BISP

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas in its meeting held on Tuesday at Parliament House, discussed in detail the BISP Program and other welfare initiatives being launched by the Ministry. Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to PM and Chairperson BISP, gave the Committee a complete overview of the…

Naval Chief meets Sri Lankan PM

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Naval Chief  paid an official visit to Sri Lanka and called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Navy Spokesperson said that He also held meetings with the chiefs of the Sri Lankan armed forces and officials of the Ministry of Defence. Matters pertaining to mutual interest and promotion of…

Afghanistan

US aircraft dropped 7,423 munitions in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US aircraft released 7,423 bombs and other munitions in the country in 2019, according to figures published Monday by US Air Forces Central Command, according to a Stars and Strips report. Coalition aircraft flew nearly 8,800 sorties during the period, over a quarter of which carried out strikes. The tally surpasses…

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Tokma Fashion started off with limited resources

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Hameda Safi is the founder and owner of Tokma Fashion—one of the leading fashion designing companies based in Kabul. Ms. Safi has obtained her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and master’s degree in International Relations. ‘After years of working in media I decided to have a business of my own. I, therefore, decided to…

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A ‘medical drip’ production factory launched in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: An Afghan businessman has established the first ‘medical drip’ production factory in the western Herat province of Afghanistan, investing over one million dollars. This is the only and first ‘medical drip’ production factory in the country that produces twelve thousand liters of ‘medical drip’ daily which meets the needs of the local…

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Afghanistan joins global press freedom coalition

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Agreement of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the membership in the Global Press Freedom Coalition was signed by Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh. By signing the agreement, Afghanistan officially got membership in the Global Press Freedom Coalition. In signing ceremony of the agreement held with participation of a number of high-ranking government officials,…

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11 Afghan forces killed in Baghlan

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk BAGHLAN: According to local government officials, Taliban fighters managed to storm a police base in the northern Baghlan province, killed at least 11 police officers, possibly with the help of one of the police inside on Tuesday. Reports say that insurgents first attacked a checkpoint near the base, and then infiltrated inside the…

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Coordination stressed among legislative, executive branches

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Wolesi Jirga speaker Mir RahmanRahmani here at the presidential palace. House speaker briefed the President on house works and approval of legal documents within last four and half months and thanked the President for improving coordination among the legislative and executive branches of the government. Thanking Wolesi…

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Business

US core capital goods orders record largest drop in eight months

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: New orders for key US-made capital goods dropped by the most in eight months in December and shipments were weak, suggesting business investment contracted further in the fourth quarter and was a drag on economic growth. Business spending remains one of the weak spots in the economy. Housing, the other laggard, is…

Services in spotlight after Apple stock market value hits $1.4 trillion

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) posts quarterly results on Tuesday, investors will be looking for fresh evidence the iPhone maker should be treated as a producer of high-margin, subscription services after its stock market value touched $1.4 trillion and its earnings multiple trades at decade highs. The Cupertino, California corporation’s stock has…

Airbus agrees to settle corruption probes

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Airbus faces billions of dollars of fines after agreeing in principle to a settlement with French, British and US authorities following a crippling three-year investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption. A settlement would allow it to avoid criminal charges which, if proven, could have led to the company being disbarred…

Footwear exports increase 17 per cent

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The footwear exports from the country witnessed increase of 17.75 percent during the first half of current financial year (2019-20) compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan exported footwear worth $67.404 million during July-December (2019-20) against the exports of $57.244 million during July-December (2018-19), showing a growth of 17.75 percent,…

EFU becomes 1st Life Insurer to launch BLISS

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: EFU Life, the leading life insurance company in Pakistan, has been a pioneer in adopting the latest technology with the primary focus on becoming more customer-centric and operationally efficient. Keeping up with the tradition of technological breakthrough initiatives, EFU Life has become the first life insurance company in the world to offer…

Murtaza Syed appointed as Deputy Governor SBP

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Dr. Murtaza Syed was appointed as Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan by the Federal Government for a period of three years, in pursuance of Section 10(4) of the State Bank of Pakistan Act 1956 (amended). He assumed his responsibilities on January 27, 2020. Dr. Syed has more than 20…

Sports

Jayasuriya welcomes Shoaib Malik in elite list

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former Sri Lanka captain Santath Jayasuriya is happy to welcome Pakistani all rounder Shoaib Malik in his company. Malik, who will be 38 on Saturday, is set to become the eighth player to play international cricket in four different decades. Malik made his international (ODI) debut in 1999 playing against West Indies…

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Barty avenges Kvitova defeat to reach semi-finals

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: Ash Barty stormed into her maiden Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday with an emphatic 7-6(6) 6-2 win over Petra Kvitova that avenged her defeat to the hard-hitting Czech in last year’s quarter-final at Melbourne Park. Thrashed 6-1 6-4 by eventual finalist Kvitova 12 months ago, top seed Barty rode a wave of…

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PCB welcome to host Asia Cup, but India won’t play in Pakistan: BCCI source

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is clear that while they have no problem with the Pakistan Cricket Board hosting the 2020 edition of the Asia Cup — set to be a preparatory ground for the T20 World Cup in Australia — the venue needs to be a…

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HBL PSL-5: Dean Jones reveals Kings’ reason behind selecting Sharjeel

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Karachi Kings’ Head Coach Dean Jones believes left-hand opener Sharjeel Khan can provide explosive starts for the franchise in the upcoming season of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL). Sharjeel was suspended and sent back home after the start of the second edition of PSL in Dubai in February, 2017.…

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Klopp defends stance on FA Cup replays

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

London (Agencies): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is adamant he has to take a stand over the clash between the midwinter break and FA Cup replays or nothing will ever change. The German boss has drawn criticism for announcing that neither he nor his first-team players will be present for the fourth-round replay at home to…

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Djokovic sets up Federer showdown with Raonic rout

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up a semi-final showdown with ‘Big Three’ rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Tuesday with a thumping 6-4 6-3 7-6(1) victory over Canada’s hapless Milos Raonic. Federer saved seven match points in a five-set thriller with American battler Tennys Sandgren only hours before but there was…

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Fashion & Movies

Actress Saba Qamar signs another film after ‘Kamli’

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s gorgeous actress Saba Qamar, who wrapped up shooting of Sarmad Khoosat’s directorial film Kamli, has signed another movie. According to a Pakistani cinema web portal, the Hindi Medium actress will be in the lead role opposite Syed Jibran, who will be making his film debut with this movie. The film will…

Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin dies in Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Noor Jehan, first cousin of Bollywood super star, Shah Rukh Khan, dies here on Tuesday after protected illness. She was 52 years old. Her funeral will be offered on Tuesday (Jan 28) night at 12.00 a.m near ancestral home of Shah Rukh Khan at Shah Wali Qatal near Qissa Khawani Bazar. “Known…

Canada’s fashion industry hopes for royal boost

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s move to Canada could boost its C$30.6 billion ($23.3 billion) fashion industry, experts say, by putting the spotlight on local brands. Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, announced this month they were stepping down from their royal roles to protect their privacy and gain financial independence…

Singer Lizzo takes three Grammys

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: R&B singer Lizzo kicked off the Grammy Awards show on Sunday, dedicating the night to basketball star Kobe Bryant, whose death in a helicopter accident earlier in the day threw a cloud over music’s biggest night. “Tonight is for Kobe” said Lizzo, going into a medley of the title song from…

Singer Billie Eilish wins song of year Grammy

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Teen sensation Billie Eilish won the first of the top four prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking home the song of the year statuette for her hit single Bad Guy. Eilish, an 18-year-old newcomer, also won for her pop album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?…

‘1917’ scoops top Hollywood director prize for Mendes

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

LONDON (AFP): Hollywood’s directors handed World War I thriller “1917” their top annual prize Saturday, one of the final major award shows that typically spells success at next month’s Oscars. The win makes British auteur Sam Mendes hot favorite for the best director Oscar — the Directors Guild of America Awards have correctly predicted the…

Science & Technology

Facebook to roll out tool allowing users to view, delete third-party data

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Social media company Facebook on Tuesday said that a new feature allowing users of the network to view and delete data it has collected from third parties will be available to its estimated two billion members worldwide. The new feature, part of a stepped-up effort to improve privacy practices, allows users to…

Samsung working to develop its own version of Apple’s Airdrop

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The phone makers of Android are working day and night to develop and release their version of Apple’s Airdrop. Airdrop is a feature in Apple that allows quick file sharing via Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity. The Chinese phone makers have created an alliance upon sharing their take on the feature whereas Google…

Boris reportedly at odds with Trump over Huawei

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The UK is soon expected to make a final decision on whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply the country with 5G equipment. Washington, however, has repeatedly warned London that this move could threaten British national security and potentially compromise intelligence sharing between the transatlantic allies. British Prime Minister Boris…

No WhatsApp or Skype, only ToTok

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Tight internet controls in the United Arab Emirates have raised questions about the Gulf state’s tech ambitions amid a scandal surrounding popular messaging application ToTok. The oil-rich country has invested billions in new technologies and artificial intelligence “to become a forerunner in the provision of smart services” as part of its Vision 2021 development plan.…

Facebook bringing its dark mode app for Android phones

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk We’ve known for some time that Facebook is working on bringing a dark mode its mobile app, and there have already been tests that meant some people gained early access to the option. Now dark mode is rolling out to a large pool of users. If you’re tired of being blinded by your…

The oldest crater on Earth was found in Australia

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: When we gaze out into our solar system and observe its several planets and many moons, one thing tends to be true of just about all of them: They have lots and lots of impact craters. Each of those scars on a planet or moon’s surface tells a story, and while Earth’s…

Health

Scientists find leukaemia’s Achilles heel in vitamin B6

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: A possible new avenue for treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) has opened up after US scientists pinpoint how the cancer spreads using excessive amounts of vitamin B6. Scientists have discovered that Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) grows by using the B6 vitamin to accelerate cell division. The research team from Cold Spring…

Drinking tea could reduce risk of heart disease and stroke

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: A cup a day could help keeps the doctor away and increases your lifespan. That’s according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. In it, researchers suggest that drinking tea three or more times a week can lead to improved cardiovascular health and a longer life. In their…

4 new polio cases reported in merged districts

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR. Four new polio cases have been reported from  merged districts while the polio campaign will be kicked off in 15 district of KP from January, 29 . According to the Polio Emergency Operation Center four new polio cases, two in Khyber while two in Mohmand district have been confirmed by National Institute…

Hong Kong Disneyland closing over China virus fears

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an emergency. The park said it was taking the step to protect “the health and safety of our guests and…

Walnuts may be good for the gut and help promote heart health

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these “good” bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts. In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain…

5 ways to support a co-worker with a chronic illness

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk A new survey from Cancer and Careers found that 88 percent of people have concerns about their ability to support a co-worker with a serious medical condition. And 89 percent believe management could have created and fostered a more supportive work environment for colleagues with chronic illness. Experts say companies can improve support…

Travel

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Businesses around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their country as the coronavirus spreads. Hotels, airlines, casinos and cruise operators were among the industries suffering the most immediate repercussions, especially with…

TCKP to organize three day Galiyat Snow Festival 2020 from 31st

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report GALIYAT: Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) are jointly organising a three-day Galiyat Snow Festival 2020 in the scenic Nathiagali and other serene spots from January 31. The festival will feature skiing, snow-tubing, biking, snow hiking, bonfire, tug-of-war, snow football, camping, Vlog competitions, food stalls, snow cartoons, jeep rally…

Saudi adventurer on top of world after dream visit to active volcano

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk JEDDAH: Saudi adventurer Badr Al-Shibani will be on top of the world when he ticks off the latest lifetime ambition on his bucket list. Hot on the heels of realizing his childhood dream of seeing an active volcano, the 39-year-old entrepreneur is now training to climb Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. And…

China virus deaths rise to 80 as Hong Kong bans visitors from Wuhan

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: The death toll from China’s new coronavirus grew to 80 on Monday as residents of Hubei province, where the disease originated, were banned from entering Hong Kong amid global efforts to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak. The number of deaths from the flu-like virus in Hubei province climbed from 56…

Numbers of travelers heading to Australia decreased dramatically due to wildfires

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: The raging wildfires in Australia will cause the country to lose billions of dollars in revenues from tourism. The number of travelers booking stays in Australia has dropped from between 10% to 20% since the fires started in September. Lost Billions This fall will represent a shortfall of around $4.5 billion, according…

US bars issuing visas to pregnant women in a bid to control ‘birth tourism’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called “birth tourism.” In announcing the move, which takes effect on Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas “to secure…

Articles

Palestinians will lose out by rejecting peace talks

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed Talks and life have finally returned to the Palestinian issue — a good sign after a long slumber. However, reactions to the so-called “deal of the century” express the familiar. The Israelis say: The plan is a great step, although we have not got the details. The Palestinians repeat their old stance: We…

Trump-Imran interaction at Davos: A good omen for Kashmir conflict

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Iqbal Khan President Donald Trump once again caught India by its throat during Davos annual gala. He rubbed more salt into the bruised Indian ego when he welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan for their meeting on January 21. Trump startled everybody when he mentioned the word Kashmir, to India’s chagrin, in his opening remarks. He…

Regional cooperation vital to curtail contagion coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Dr. Fawad Muhammad As the Lunar New Year holidays are at the doorstep in China, where more than 400 million people are expected to travel domestically and internationally. A newly contagion novel coronavirus fear heighten and has sickened more than 831 people across China including 95 in critical situation, and the fatalities rose to 25…

Iraq has lots of protesters, and a government on autopilot

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Bobby Ghosh How many people responded today to Moqtada al-Sadr’s call for demonstrations against the US. military presence in Iraq? Did they, or did they not, come out in the “millions” he wanted? What is certain is that the crowds in Baghdad were substantial, and highly disciplined — in contrast to the mobs gathered by…

Breakthrough in sight in Afghan peace talks

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Rustam Shah Mohmand There are credible reports of the Taliban agreeing to a short cease-fire as soon as an agreement with the US is concluded. Since the draft of the agreement is almost finalized with the consent of both sides, it appears an accord will be signed perhaps by the end of the month to…

Trump’s peace plan is one thing most Israelis will agree on

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Eli Lake Few things can bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of Israel’s main opposition party, Benny Gantz. President Donald Trump’s long-awaited peace plan is one of them. Netanyahu and Gantz, whose parties will face one another for the third time in a year in March’s elections, will be arriving in…

Editorial

Looming drinking water scarcity

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Water table in the provincial metropolis of Peshawar and a number of other districts has abnormally gone down. There are reports of hundreds of water supply tube wells becoming non-operational because of water table issues. The water supply situation may become worse in the next summer as the government has not put in place an…

PM on price spiral

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

Addressing cheques distribution ceremony of Kamyab Jawan Programme among the youth, Prime Minister Imran Khan has blamed the unprecedented high price spiral in the history of the country on hoarders and profiteers. He shared with audience the feelings of extreme worry of his cabinet ministers about the price situation that is dinting the image of…

An appreciable decision

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has decided to set up provincial Transmission and Distribution Company. Formal approval for the appointment of consultant and drafting of terms of reference has been accorded. The provisions of 18th Amendment allows the federating units to put in place their own energy policies and set up transmission and distribution companies for the…

Country needs political stability

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

When the Prime Minister was out of the country, rift in the rank and file of ruling PTI emerged in Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa; its allied parties’ leadership in the center and Punjab intensified   pressure tactics for demanding personal political gains; and internal bickering appeared in Baluchistan Awami Party which had formed government in the…

PBS report

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Pakistan bureau of Statics (PBS) has released a report on the prices of  essential consumers ‘goods, showing an unprecedented increase in the price food commodities such as wheat flour, sugar, tea leaves, pulses, rice, beef and mutton, broiler chicken, eggs and vegetables. However, making 2016 as base year and excluding the hikes in electricity and…

US offer of closer cooperation

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

In a media talk, top US diplomat Alice Wells dwelt at length on a number of issues including human rights situation in the Indian held Kashmir, Afghan peace process, return of warmth in Pak-US relation and vistas of investment in Pakistan and possible diplomatic support to get it out the FATF black list, a decision…

Arts and Literature

Book exposing reality of India’s false flag operations launched

By The Frontier Post | January 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: A book was launched here on Tuesday which presents a critical evaluation of India’s constant false flag operations against Pakistan and an eye-opener for everybody to see that how India, with its planned game of deception, has been hoodwinking the world by portraying Pakistan as a terrorist country. The book ‘Ganga to…

Amina Art Ansari talks Therapy, Paintings & Humanity

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The ever so gifted Amina Art Ansari is a British Asian visual artist who is based in Pakistan. London is not only her place of birth but a city where her artistic dream became a reality. Amina studied at Central Saint Martins, London College of Printing and National College of Arts in…

Ocean Art Gallery organizes artist Asim Amjad’s art-work exhibition

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Ocean Art Gallery, being one of the largest Pakistani gallery dealing with sales of artworks hosted a solo show of paintings by Asim Amjad on Saturday, 25th January. The exhibition continue till 30th January, 2020. Khalil Ahmed owner and CEO of Ocean Art Galleries while speaking to media said; “our priority is…

“Kill Reply All” by Victoria Turk

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk Victoria Turk’s Kill Reply All “is one of the more amusing digital-etiquette books you’ll read,” says a review in The New York Times. “Simply put, social media has created a new universe of ways we can be mean to one another. So digital good manners are a great kindness, whether they apply to…

World’s biggest literature festival kicks off in India

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAIPUR: The 13th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) started on Thursday. Known as the “greatest literary show on earth,” the five-day event brings to one venue more than 500 speakers of 15 Indian and 35 foreign languages, and over 30 nationalities. Among the festival’s participants are Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize…

A 3-year-old Malaysian boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A 3-year-old Malaysian boy living in the UK has become the youngest member to join Mensa UK, the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world, Mensa officials said. Muhammad Haryz Nadzim was invited to join Mensa after meeting with a psychologist and scoring 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test,…