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Sindh cabinet cancels allotment of 70,000 acre

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Cabinet taking a clear cut and historic decision has cancelled illegally allotted 70,000 acres of forest land and approved vacation of 145,245 acres illegally occupied by influential. Sindh Chief Minster Sued Murad Ali Shah told the Forest department to get support of Police and Rangers for vacation of illegal occupation over…

Youth martyred in LoC firing, FO summons Indian Deputy HC to lodge protest

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: A youth embraced martyrdom while a woman was injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Line of Control (LoC) on Monday, Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) said. The Foreign Office (FO) summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner to lodge the protest over latest ceasefire violation. The media wing of Pakistan…

Cases against PPP leaders are politically motivated, says Murtaza Wahab

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Information and Law Adviser Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were targeted and all the cases were registered with the aim to pressurize the party. Murataza Wahad said this while talking to media persons on Monday in Karachi. Regarding the money laundering allegations, PPP leaders…

14 kidnapped coal miners in Darra Adam Khel safely recovered

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

F.P. Report DARRA ADAM KHEL: Security forces has safely recovered the abducted 14 miners, who were kidnapped Sunday night from a coal mine in Darra Adam Khel. According to reports, two of the kidnapped miners had managed to escape in the darkness of the night, and had alerted the authorities who then conducted the rescue…

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…

Global

Trump lawyers offer surprisingly un-Trumpy defense to impeachment

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Just before his lawyers stepped into the U.S. Senate to begin their argument that he should not be removed from office, President Donald Trump offered a preview of sorts. Americans should turn on their televisions, he wrote on Twitter, and watch the attorneys make “our case against” his political antagonists, who he listed…

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Afghan forces launch air, ground attacks on Taliban, killing 51

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Reuters): Afghan forces used ground attacks and air strikes in multiple operations against the Taliban during the last 24 hours, killing 51 fighters in an escalation that signaled renewed deadlock in peace talks. Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday that government forces had conducted 13 ground offensives and 12 air strikes in nine provinces,…

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Israel gives its citizens green light for religious, business visits to Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

JERUSALEM (AFP): Israel on Sunday officially gave its citizens the right to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious and business visits, in the latest sign of warming ties between the two states. The interior ministry’s announcement will have limited practical impact, as Israelis had previously been travelling to Saudi Arabia via third countries, especially Jordan.…

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India’s Republic Day celebrations marked with protests, blasts

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KOCHI/LUCKNOW (Reuters): Hundreds of thousands of Indians protested across the country on Sunday against a citizenship bill that many fear is discriminatory against the minority Muslim community. The protests, which began last month, gathered fresh momentum as India celebrated Republic Day, in commemoration of the day the Indian constitution came into effect. In the southern…

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China hardens virus defences as death toll hits 56

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

WUHAN (AFP): China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral contagion that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000, as the United States and France prepared to evacuate their citizens from a quarantined city at the outbreak’s epicentre. China has locked down the hard-hit province of Hubei in the country’s centre…

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Kashmiris observing Indian Republic Day as Black Day today

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Indian Republic Day as Black Day today, in protest against India’s continued denial of their right to self-determination. Call for observance of the Black Day has been given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani,…

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Pakistan

Sincerity of purpose, devotion lead to success: Air Chief

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan Sunday said education was a gateway to knowledge, while sincerity of purpose and devotion were the avenues that led to success in life. “The education you are receiving here, will open up new vistas of knowledge for you. Remember, that sincerity…

India has no justification to observe Republic Day: AJK PM

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan says India has no justification to observe Republic Day when it snatched the fundamental rights of Kashmiris and its hands are soaked in the blood of innocent people. Talking to media in Muzaffarabad today, he termed Indian observance of republic day as an attempt…

Body of drowned fisherman found, family suspects foul play

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The body of a fisherman who drowned at sea while fishing was found in the seawater near Karachi’s Ibrahim Haideri area. Rescue officials relayed Muhammad Salman, a resident of Akbar Goth, had drowned in the sea while fishing on Jan 13. The deceased’s legal heirs said they were informed about the incident…

Government denies media reports on first coronavirus case in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza on Saturday denied news reports that claimed a Chinese national in Multan was diagnosed with coronavirus and undergoing treatment at a health care facility. In a Twitter post, Mirza requested the media to “meticulously check facts before reporting,” instead of…

Thirty booked over one-wheeling

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P Report PESHAWAR: The City Traffic Police booked 30 persons over one-wheeling during a crackdown conducted on Northern Bypass area of provincial capital, on Saturday. On the directives of Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Muhammad Ali Gundapur, in the supervision of Acting Superintendent of Police (SSP) Traffic, Waseem Ahmad Khalil, city traffic police carried out…

Govt to withdraw amendments in CPC on Jan 27: AG KP

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Advocate General (AG) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Shumail Ahmad Butt said Saturday that the government would withdraw amendments on January, 27 which had been made in Narcotics Act and Civil Procedure (CPC). The AG KP added that provincial cabinet had already suspended the amendments made in CPC and Narcotics act. He claimed that…

Afghanistan

Afghan forces launch air, ground attacks on Taliban, killing 51

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Reuters): Afghan forces used ground attacks and air strikes in multiple operations against the Taliban during the last 24 hours, killing 51 fighters in an escalation that signaled renewed deadlock in peace talks. Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday that government forces had conducted 13 ground offensives and 12 air strikes in nine provinces,…

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Afghan politicians meet in Kabul to discuss peace amid Doha talks

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Prominent political figures on Saturday gathered in Kabul to discuss the participation of all the country’s political factions in the peace process. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Abdullah said that no one should strive to obstruct the peace process for his personal agenda and should instead work on creating a consensus…

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More aid needed, not less, after peace deal: World Bank’s Kerali

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News):World Bank’s Country Director for Afghanistan Henry Kerali on Saturday said that Afghanistan will still need funds from the international community even if there is a peace deal in the country. Speaking to TOLOnews, Mr. Kerali said that the bank has been working to secure international financial aid for Afghanistan during the peace…

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Operation on Qaisari’s house was illegal: Probe team

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): Members of the fact-finding team investigating the operation by Afghan security forces on the house of Nizamuddin Qaisari in Balkh announced that the operation was illegal. In December 2019 Qaisari’s house in Mazar-e-Sharif city was besieged and assaulted by Afghan security forces, which led to the killing of seven of Qaisari’s guards…

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IECC criticized for delayed rulings on appeals

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said that another twelve days will be needed to assess the appeals filed by the campaign teams. These appeals were filed against the initial decisions made by the IECC branch offices in the provinces. This comes as the deadline for the assessments of the appeals ends…

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Govt monitoring passengers at airports for Coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): The Ministry of Public Health has taken “monitoring measures” in the country’s airports to prevent the outbreak of a new lethal virus that so far has killed at least 41 people in China. An outbreak of “coronavirus” began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. So far it has infected more than…

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Business

IWCCI hails govt over agri sector recovery efforts

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Saturday lauded the initiatives of the government to revive the ailing agriculture sector which is the backbone of the economy. Supporting rural population will settle food security issue. It also hailed the decision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide relief…

FPCCI, PCDMA agree on joint struggle

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Anjum Nisar, President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), has agreed on joint efforts with the Pakistan Chemicals and Dyes Merchants Association (PCDMA) to resolve the problems facing commercial importers on a priority basis. while meeting with the delegation led by PCDMA Chairman and former Director Karachi…

Fiat Chrysler asks US court to toss out GM racketeering claims

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters): Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) on Friday urged a federal judge to throw out a General Motors Co’s (GM.N) lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler of racketeering and bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union to put GM at a multibillion dollar labor cost disadvantage. Fiat Chrysler’s motion to dismiss GM’s civil racketeering…

Owners of DC Solar that caused loss for Buffett plead guilty

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters): The husband-and-wife owners of DC Solar, a California solar company that caused Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) to take a $377 million charge last year, pleaded guilty on Friday to involvement in an estimated $912 million Ponzi scheme. Jeff Carpoff, 49, pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire…

Gold prices reach Rs 90,300 per tola

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Gold prices in local market increased by Rs150 and traded at Rs90,300/tola, according to the All Sindh Saraf Jewellers Association. Similarly, the rate of 10 grams gold moved up by Rs 128 to Rs77,418. In the international market, bullion rates rose by $5 to $1,559/ounce. Jewellers claimed prices in the local market…

RDIF chief praises Saudi reforms, says Bezos hacking story is ‘Fake News’

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk DAVOS: One of Saudi Arabia’s biggest investment partners has reassured the global community about doing business in the Kingdom and ridiculed the Jeff Bezos accusations of phone hacking. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), told…

Sports

Kvitova fights back to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

MELBOURNE (AFP): Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova set up a potential clash with top seed Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open quarter-finals after fighting back to defeat Maria Sakkari in three sets on Sunday. The Czech seventh seed lost the first set before winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-2 to ruin Sakkari’s hopes of becoming the…

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Barca overpowered by rampant Valencia for first defeat under Setien

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

VALENCIA (Reuters): La Liga champions Barcelona were beaten 2-0 away to Valencia on Saturday for their first defeat in three games under new coach Quique Setien. An own goal from former Valencia defender Jordi Alba gave the home side a deserved lead early in the second half while Maxi Gomez struck in the 77th minute…

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If India skip Asia Cup, Pakistan won’t play 2021 T20 World Cup: PCB

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

LAHORE (Web Desk): Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan has dismissed reports that Pakistan has given up its hosting rights of the T20 Asia Cup. In fact, he has bartered that if India would not turn up for the Asia Cup, then Pakistan could also refuse to participate in the 2021 T20 World…

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Kemp cruises past Powell to win 60m at Boston Grand Prix

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

BOSTON (AFP): Demek Kemp stormed past former two-time 100m world record holder Asafa Powell to win the 60 meter race at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday. Kemp clocked a winning time and personal best of 6.50 seconds to edge out fellow American Keitavious Walter, who posted a time of 6.61. The 37-year-old Powell…

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Ben Stokes fined for altercation with fan

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been fined 15% of his match fee for an altercation with a spectator on day one of the fourth Test in South Africa. He was also given one demerit point, which will sit on his disciplinary record for 24 months, by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Stokes, 28,…

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Tiger roars into contention for record 83rd US PGA win

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

SAN DIEGO: Tiger Woods charged into contention for a record-setting 83rd all-time US PGA title on Saturday, shooting a three-under par 69 as he chases a ninth career victory at Torrey Pines. Woods began the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open six strokes adrift of leader Ryan Palmer, but stood on seven-under 209 after…

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Fashion & Movies

‘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…

Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston likely to be appeared together at Oscars ceremony

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood’s dashing star Brad Pitt has left behind all the big names as he continues  the winning streak on the awards circuit for his supporting turn in  his recent hit ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’.  Pitt, who has been under spotlight for his appearances with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston at several…

Actress Meera plans to join politics

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Film Actress Meera says due to the absence of a good team her indented to construct a hospital still remains undone. While talking to journalists at the Art Council of Pakistan, Karachi Meera said she’s hopeful for the future of the Pakistan film industry as good films are being produced and also…

Indian TV actress Sejal Sharma commits suicide

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Indian TV actor Sejal Sharma has allegedly committed suicide, Indian media reported early on Saturday morning. The actor was best known for her character of Simmi Khosla in Indian TV drama Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji. The reason behind Sejal’s suicide is not yet confirmed. According to Indian police, Sejal, whose family…

Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Only The Young’ ready to rule fans’ heart

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Taylor Swift, a US pop superstar, has recorded the latest track for her upcoming Netflix documentary, ‘Miss Americana’. The song ‘Only The Young’, which was co-written and co-produced with Joel Little for the “Lover” album, is set to hit the streaming service on January 31. “Miss Americana” is a Lana Wilson-directed…

Oscars 2020 confirms Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina, Mahershala Ali as presenters

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: The Oscars has booked its first four presenters for its upcoming 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony and they’re all last year’s winners, will be giving the show some sheen. As per its tradition the Academy invites back its last year’s A-listers stars to pass the baton to new winners. This year,…

Science & Technology

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…

China’s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope becomes fully operational

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk The Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST for short, is finally up and running, according to China’s official media source Xinhua. The telescope is the largest filled-aperture radio telescope in the world, and is strategically placed to take advantage of the Dawodang depression, a naturally occurring basin in southwest China. The idea…

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported.…

Asteroid twice the size of Big Ben skims past Earth

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk NASA is closely monitoring an asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 755 feet – larger than the Golden Gate Bridge tower or more than twice the height of London’s Big Ben – that was heading towards Earth and expected to skim past the planet on Monday. Flying towards the planet at a…

Health

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…

China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicentre

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk WUHAN: The Chinese army deployed medical specialists on Saturday to the epicentre of a spiralling viral outbreak that has already killed 41 people and spread around the world, as millions spent their normally festive Lunar New Year holiday under lockdown. The country’s most important celebration has been all-but cancelled for people in a…

Anti-polio drive to kick off in 15 districts: EOC

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A three days anti-polio drive will be kicked off in 15 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from January 27, 2020 wherein more than 0.4 million children will be vaccinated against polio. This was decided in a special meeting held here Friday at Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with coordinator EOC Abdul Basit in…

Gilead for use of Ebola drug as China virus treatment

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Gilead Sciences Inc said it was assessing whether its experimental Ebola treatment could be used against the new coronavirus that has sickened hundreds of people in China and led to at least 18 deaths. “Gilead is in active discussions with researchers and clinicians in the United States and China regarding the ongoing…

WHO says coronavirus outbreak not a ‘global emergency’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: After detailed deliberations on the new coronavirus virus on Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) appreciated the measures taken by the Chinese government and announced that “it has not yet become a global health emergency”. The respiratory virus has claimed 18 lives since emerging from a seafood and animal market in the…

Travel

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…

Virus-related tourism ban could hurt North Korea’s economy

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: North Korea has temporarily banned foreign tourists in response to the outbreak of a dangerous new virus in neighboring China. Depending on how long the ban lasts, it could hurt North Korea’s economy, which though heavily sanctioned, has received a boost by a recent influx of Chinese tourists. Starting Wednesday, North Korea…

KP Tourism department being digitized to facilitate tourists: Atif Khan

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senior Minister for Tourism Khyber PakhtunkwaAtif Khan has that tangible measures were being taken to put administrative working of the tourism department on modern lines to facilitate and attract more tourists towards picturesque tourist places in the province. Chairing a high level meeting in Khyber Pakhtukhwa House, the KP tourism minister said…

State Department to take aim at ‘birth tourism’ in expected change to visa guidelines

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: An upcoming change to State Department visa guidelines is expected to take aim at birth tourism, the practice of foreign nationals giving birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, according to a State Department official. The State Department official told CNN that the department is amending a regulation…

Eight Indian tourists die in Nepal

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk KATHMANDU: Eight Indian tourists including four children died of suspected suffocation in a hotel in Nepal on Tuesday, police said, after trying to keep warm by using a gas heater during the night. The victims were staying in Daman, a hill resort south of Kathmandu which is known for its panoramic views of…

Articles

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…

To secure peace and preserve Afghan political system, Ghani has to go

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Arif Rafiq Efforts to secure a durable political settlement to the Afghanistan war coincide and conflict with an uncertain political transition in the country. The United States and the Taliban are once again close to signing a preliminary peace agreement that could pave the way for an end to the 18-year war. According to one…

Hide and Seek

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

Muhammad Bilal Sethi The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman seems to be playing hide and seek with the masses in the province. The said leader has totally ignored the led from the day he has been in chair. Apart from missing tens of convocations, he has also mishandled several important cases of the higher educational…

It’s time to end ‘Honor’ killing

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Lamia Sameen Malik “O beware my Lord of Jealousy…” as Lago utters these words it sets off a chain of events that leads to Othello murdering Desdemona. Our world is full of Lago’s variants. Some do it for jealousy, others pride, and many just to find ‘acceptance’ in other people’s eyes. Honor killing is a…

Editorial

Scientists use Physics to explain why US elections are broken (but are they just centrists still bitter that Trump beat Clinton?)

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Peter Andrews A pair of Stanford scientists have used physics to explain why American presidential elections since 1970 reflect a society barely holding itself together. Innovative science or study into the biases of the researchers themselves? The paper, which appeared last week in the journal Nature Physics, is by Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of the New…

KP literacy index

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

World literacy census report reveals that in males’ literacy rate Khyber Pukhtunkhwa is ahead of other federating units of the country but it lags behind Punjab and other provinces in overall literacy ratio. It is because of the gender gap in school education that the province ranks fourth after Punjab and Sindh in female literacy.…

US Space Force can’t be taken lightly

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Yang Chengjun The creation of the US Space Force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces has caused concerns around the world. US President Donald Trump signed into law in late 2019 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which approved $40 million for Space Force operations and maintenance. It is…

Turkey forces Greece, G Cyprus over deal in east Mediterranean

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Serkan Demirtas The signing of a memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Libya on the demarcation of maritime jurisdiction zones in eastern Mediterranean was a game-changer of the long-standing standoff between Turkey and other littoral countries, particularly Greece and Greek Cyprus. Apart from condemning the Turkish-Libyan move, they argued the deal was illegal according to…

Piecemeal approach

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Contrary to the high expectations of business community and independent economists, PTI government could not succeed to give workable short term and long term policies in the domain of economy, be it industrial policy, trade policy or agriculture policy. Trade policy for boosting exports and discouraging unnecessary imports does not revolve around one or two…

Politicising social protection programme

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

It was widely believed that mistakes of the past shall be avoided in future in launching pro-poor people initiatives but redesigning of ‘Ehsas Programme’ on political affiliations dissolved expectations of the people in thin air. Now it is obvious that the programme will not be different from the last PPP government political gimmick in the…

Arts and Literature

“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,…

LAC to organize ‘Folk Music Festival’ from Jan 28

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore Arts Council (LAC) will organize a two-day folk music competition titled “Folk Music Festival” to promote folk music from January 28 at Alhamra Art Center. According to spokesperson here on Tuesday, candidates between the ages of 15 to 30 could register themselves for participating in the competition till January 27. Audition…

Anti-polio theatre enthralls students of UoP

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report Peshawar: Students enjoy and learnt a great deal about polio eradication government initiatives on national level through a theatre and video documentary display on Tuesday at Pashtun Cultural museum. “Society needs to take cognisance of this menace as it involves our children physical , cognitive , learning and lifelong aspirations “ the writer…

The Age of Hiroshima

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk Authors: Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry On Aug. 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city’s destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war…