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Pakistan releases another key Afghan Taliban leader

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Pakistan released two more key leaders of Afghan Taliban on Monday (Nov. 12), sources said. Sources close to Taliban told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that Taliban key commander Mullah Abdul Samad Sani was released from the prison yesterday. The sources said that the government of Pakistan also released another key Taliban leader […]

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Money laundering case: Court extends Zardari, Talpur’s interim bail

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: A banking court of Karachi has extended the extended till December 10 the interim bail granted earlier to co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, in a money laundering case, on Tuesday. Former president Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur appeared before a banking court […]

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SC accepts NAB appeal against Nawaz and family

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Monday admitted the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal for hearing against the suspension of sentences awarded to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in a corruption reference. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam […]

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NEPRA proposes increase of power tariff

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Preparations are underway to drop an electricity bomb shell on public once again after Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed an increase of Rs 0.64 per unit in power tariff. According to media reports, Central Power Purchasing Agency has proposed an increase in electricity prices to NEPRA under fuel adjustment. This […]

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PM issues directives for immediate release of dues to media houses: Fawad

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan had issued directives for immediate release of outstanding dues of media houses. The minister, in a video statement here, said the prime minister chaired a meeting on the media affairs, which was also attended by provincial ministers. […]

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NAB officials barred from giving interviews to media

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Javed Iqbal on Monday barred officials from giving interviews to news channels, read the press release. The press release further reads that only NAB chairman or bureau’s spokesperson will share details [on case concerned] with the media and public. The press release reaffirmed the vow that all […]

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Global

‘Britain’s armed forces making plans for ‘no deal’ Brexit’

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Britain’s armed forces are making contingency plans for how they could support the country if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, senior British defence officials said on Sunday. Asked what role the armed forces could play if there was a ‘no deal’ Brexit, British defence minister Tobias Ellwood said: “The armed […]

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Paris hosts ceremony to mark centenary of Armistice Day

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

PARIS (Reuters): President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers who died during World War One on Sunday, holding a solemn ceremony attended by dozens of world leaders in Paris to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and dozens of princes, […]

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Brexit: New referendum still an option: Emily Thornberry

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

LONDON (BBC): Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry has told the BBC “all options remain on the table”, including a new referendum, if MPs vote down a Brexit deal. She was asked about party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s comment to a German newspaper that Brexit cannot be stopped. Labour would prefer a general election, she said, but could […]

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Nigeria: residents flee homes after Boko Haram raid

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

MAIDUGURI (AA): Boko Haram raided and burnt a remote community near Nigeria’s northeast Maiduguri, Borno provincial capital, forcing scores of residents to flee their homes. The insurgents attacked Bale Shuwa, a settlement few kilometers away from the city center on Saturday night. Residents said the insurgents fired several gun shots into the community and set […]

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Over 60 killed in clashes in Yemen’s Hodeida

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

HODEIDA, YEMEN (AFP): At least 61 combatants have been killed in clashes in Yemen’s flashpoint Hodeida, medics and a military source said on Sunday, and dozens of wounded taken to hospitals outside the city. Medics in the Red Sea city reported 43 Houthi rebels and nine loyalists killed in clashes over the past 24 hours. […]

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Saudi king hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Yemen offensive

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi King Salman hosted Abu Dhabi´s crown prince on Saturday, state media said, as a military coalition led by the two Gulf allies pushes an offensive to seize the strategic Yemeni port city of Hodeida. Abu Dhabi´s Prince Mohammed bin Zayed led a “top-level delegation” to Riyadh, the official Saudi press agency said […]

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Pakistan

KP govt to clear dues of media houses in two weeks

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has said that all arrears of media houses in head of advertisements will be cleared in next 10 to 15 days. However, he said that payments to those who are not paying salaries to their workers will be stopped. He was talking to the […]

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NAB approves plea bargain of Rs 39.80 mln against accused

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The plea bargain application of accused involved in causing huge financial loss to the public exchequer in connivance with the government officials / functionaries in the acquisition of land for construction of Ring Road around Peshawar was approved by the NAB authorities. The legal heirs of the accused submitted application to the […]

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SP Tahir Dawar killed in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P Report PESHAWAR: Police officer Muhammad Tahir Dawar, SP Rural was mysteriously disappeared in Islamabad few days back was brutally killed in Afghanistan here on Tuesday. Islamic State’s Khurasan branch has claimed the responsibility of murder as per the letter. Hailing from North Waziristan agency Tahir Dawar was serving in Peshawar as SP rural circle. […]

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Zia seeks teachers’ details working in merged areas

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Advisor to Chief Minister on Elementary and Secondary Education, Ziaullah Bangash Tuesday sought details of all teachers working in merged areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In this connection, a letter has been written to Director Education of Merged Areas to provide details of all teachers serving in Primary, Middle, High and Higher Secondary […]

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CM holds detail discussion with parliamentary leaders on overall developmental strategy of KP

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Tuesday had a detailed discussion with the Parliamentary leaders in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on the overall developmental strategy of the province. The parliamentary leaders were led by leader of the opposition in the provincial assembly, Akram Khan Durrani. Speaker Provincial Assembly Mushtaq Ghani, Senior Minister […]

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Prof. James Knowles visits University of Peshawar

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: James Knowles, MD.PhD, Professor and Chair Cell Biology at State University New York visited University of Peshawar along with Dr. Muhammad Ayub Professor of psychiatry Queen’s University canada. Both scholars delivered their speeches at SSAQ auditorium for awareness of their subject areas. Both professors are visiting Pakistan for collaborating with Department of […]

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Afghanistan

Govt reacts to criticism over amendments to anti-graft law

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): About 10 days after civil societies and legal institutions held a press conference about irregular amendments made to the Anti-Corruption Law, the Special Anti-Corruption Secretariat responded on Sunday by saying the law has not been manipulated, but that some changes have been made. Civil society organizations and legal institutions said changes were brought […]

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Taliban splinter faction says Moscow meeting Was A “Lie”

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): A splinter faction of the Taliban, led by Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, said on Sunday the recent Moscow meeting on peace in Afghanistan was a “lie”. But officials from Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) said Friday’s Moscow meeting was an important platform towards building peace in Afghanistan and that the peace facilitating body […]

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Khalilzad meets with Ghani on first leg of regional visit

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): President Ashraf Ghani met with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday night, the presidential palace said in a statement on Sunday. According to the statement, Ghani was briefed on the envoy’s schedule over the next week, which will see him visit a number of countries in the region. […]

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Afghan turk school students and teachers arrested in Herat

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

HERAT (TOLONews): A number of students and teachers from the Afghan-Turk school in Herat province were arrested on Sunday morning, officials have confirmed. According to officials from the school a number of NDS and police forces arrived at the school on Sunday morning and arrested students and teachers. They were taken to the local police […]

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Sima Samar wants to retain AIHRC commissioner slot

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The joint working group of civil society coalition has introduced 81 people for membership of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), including Sima Samar, the commission’s incumbent head and another sitting commissioner. According to a joint statement released by the Joint Civil Society Work Group and AIHRC received by Pajhwok Afghan […]

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Most incidents of target killing not investigated

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The participants of Friday gathering in capital Kabul said most incidents of targeted killing remained uninvestigated. They also demanded the formation of peace strategy, transparent and free conduct of elections. The gathering commemorated the killing of Wolesi Jirga economic commission’s members in a blast close to the sugar mill in northern Baghlan […]

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Business

Argentine recession seen bottoming out in 1st quarter

By The Frontier Post | November 12, 2018

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters): Argentina’s shrinking economy will bottom out in the first three months of next year and start to recover in the second quarter, an International Monetary Fund official said. The fund last month upped the size of its standby financing deal with Argentina to $56.3 billion after negotiating tougher fiscal measures that have […]

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Volkswagen intends to sell electric Tesla for less than $23,000

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make Tesla (TSLA.O) rivals, a source familiar with the plans said. VW and other carmakers are struggling to adapt quickly enough to stringent rules introduced after the carmaker was found […]

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China’s iron ore imports fall in October

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s imports of steelmaking ingredient iron ore fell to a four-month low in October, customs data showed, reflecting slower shipments from major suppliers even as Chinese demand remained strong ahead of winter production curbs. China brought in 88.4 million tons of iron ore last month, data from the General Administration of Customs […]

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Brent crude oil drops below $70 for first time in last six months

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

WASHINGTON: Brent crude oil dropped below $70 a barrel on Friday for the first time since April, officially entering a bear market as losses since last month reached more than 20 per cent. Crude prices have fallen sharply since hitting a four-year peak of $86 a barrel in early October, as traders have reassessed how […]

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UK economy grows at fastest rate since late 2016

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to September, with warm weather boosting consumer spending, the Office for National Statistics said. The figure for the third quarter is in line with predictions from the Bank of England and other forecasters. However, buoyant growth in July was offset by a […]

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Reed ready for Disney Plus battle

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): The boss of Netflix, Reed Hastings, has told the BBC he is looking forward to going up against Disney when it launches its online streaming service, Disney Plus, next year. “We’ve been competing with Amazon for more than 10 years, so we’re used to healthy, strong competition,” he said. “It makes us […]

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Sports

Moeen bowls England to big win over Sri Lanka

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

GALLE (Reuters): Spinners Moeen Ali and Jack Leach combined to destroy Sri Lanka and bowl England to a comprehensive 211-run victory inside four days in the first test on Friday. With no realistic chance of winning after conceding a 139-run first innings lead to England, Sri Lanka tried in vain to force Rangana Herath’s farewell […]

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Junaid Khan out of New Zealand series

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pakistan suffered an injury setback, to pace spearhead Junaid Khan as he suffered a toe injury on his right foot and will be out of the series. According to a tweet by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Junaid Khan suffered pain on his right foot toe which was examined by the team […]

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Australia end miserable run with ODI win over Proteas

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Adelaide (Agencies): Australia ended a dismal seven-match losing streak in one-day internationals with a seven-run victory over South Africa on Friday. The hosts had not recorded a 50-over win since January, when England were beaten, and a target of 232 looked well within the Proteas’ reach in Adelaide despite Alex Carey’s 47. Dwaine Pretorius (3-32) […]

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Pakistan beat New Zealand in second ODI to level series 1-1

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

ABU DHABI (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped […]

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Sarfraz slams Taylor for ‘disgraceful’ throwing gesture

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk Abu Dhabi: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has slammed New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor for making a “disgraceful” throwing gesture when facing the bowling of veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez during the one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Taylor appeared to query the bowling of part-time offspinner Hafeez whose action has been deemed illegal […]

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Super League stars face World Cup ban: FIFA

By The Frontier Post | November 9, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs like Barcelona, Manchester City and […]

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Fashion & Movies

Fans loves new teaser of Sara Ali Khan’s ‘Kedarnath’

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The much anticipated film ‘Kedarnath’ debuting the star child Sara Ali Khan, has finally unveiled its first teaser and movie buffs have been won over. The Abishek Kapoor directorial unleashed a wave of elation as the much awaited Sara Ali Khan built up the excitement to be seen on the silver screens […]

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I am not afraid of experimenting different looks in movies, says Aamir Khan

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

MUMBAI (AFP): From Lagaan to Rang De Basanti from Taare Zameen Par to PK, Dangal and now Thugs Of Hindostan, actor Aamir Khan, who has experimented with genres and looks galore in his movies, says he is scared about not trying something new. On Aamir ki Paathshala on Tata Sky Acting Adda, Aamir spoke about […]

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Dabangg girl reveals her Bollywood crush

By The Frontier Post | November 1, 2018

MUMBAI (AFP): Dabangg girl Sonakshi Sinha revealed her first crush and the man is no other Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan. She had a crush on him since her school life. “Hrithik was my first crush in school and when his debut film Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai released in 2000, I went ballistic. He is the only […]

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Katrina Kaif to shoot a dance number in SRK starrer ‘Zero’

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Aanand L Rai’s Zero is easily one of the most awaited films of the year. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in lead roles who will be coming back together on screen after collaborating in Yash Chopra’s swan song Jab Take Hai Jaan. Ever since the teaser […]

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Thugs Of Hindostan: Advance bookings to start from November 3

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan is a film that every Bollywood lover is dying to watch. The film, also featuring the gorgeous Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh, has over three hundred crores riding on it as well. So, it is quite natural that the makers would […]

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‘Badhaai Ho’ earns Rs 32 crores in overseas market

By The Frontier Post | October 31, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With each passing day it seems like Badhaai Ho is setting new benchmarks at the box-office not only at the domestic market but the international circuit as well. While the film is inching closer to the Rs. 100 crore mark in the domestic market, the film has managed to gain Rs. 32 […]

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Science & Technology

Netherlands in ‘cyberwar’ with Russia – DM says

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

AMSTERDAM (Sputnik): Last week, the Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in light of the Dutch allegations that four Russians had attempted to carry out a cyberattack on the international chemical weapons watchdog in The Hague. The Netherlands is in a state of “cyberwar” with Russia, Dutch Defence […]

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World’s fastest camera records 10 trillion frames per second

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Researchers have developed the world’s fastest camera till date that can capture 10 trillion frames per second, making slow-motion more real like. Scientists have recently developed the world’s fastest camera, which is able to capture 10 trillion frames per second. This camera makes it possible to experience any phenomenon in extremely slow […]

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Stephen Hawking’s last research paper released

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

LONDON: Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper has been released by physicists who worked with the late cosmologist on his career-long effort to understand what happens to information when objects fall into black holes. The work, which tackles what theoretical physicists call “the information paradox”, was completed in the days before Hawking’s death in March. It […]

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Samsung likely to drop headphone jack from its flagships

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: Korean outlet ETnews reports (via Android Authority) that Samsung is planning to drop the headphone jack from its flagship smartphones sometime next year. If you’re one of those people (I certainly am) who doesn’t like dongles and thinks wired headphones still have advantages over wireless ones, this is bad news. Ever since […]

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Google maps on Android auto gets a redesign

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Google Maps app is getting updates however people using the app on Android Auto are neglected way more than others. Finally, Google Maps on Android Auto is now receiving an update which will provide users with the overall new look. Google will make this update available for you and you won’t have […]

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Google drops $10b battle for Pentagon data contract

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Google has abandoned efforts to win a $10bn (£7.7bn) Pentagon cloud computing contract. The firm said the work might have transgressed principles it published in June limiting its artificial-intelligence-related activities. Thousands of its staff had previously protested against its involvement in a separate Department of Defense project. The tech firm revealed the […]

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Health

Zika: Rare birth defect on the rise in Angola

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2018

LUANDA (Reuters): Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control. Born in a poor neighborhood of Angola’s capital Luanda, the 10-month old boy has microcephaly, a birth defect marked by a small head and serious developmental problems. He still […]

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Scotland winter death rates reach highest level since 1999  

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

LONDON (BBC): The number of people who died in Scotland last winter hit a 18-year high, new statistics have revealed. There were 23,137 deaths between December 2017 and March 2018, according to the National Records of Scotland – the highest figure since 1999/2000. It also revealed that the seasonal increase in mortality – the number […]

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Dengue claims life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: This year’s second death from dengue fever reported at Aga Khan Hospital where a 60-year old man succumbed to the deadly virus. A 60-year old man, Muhammad Khalil s/o Muhammad Shakil, a resident of North Karachi, was brought to Aga Khan Hospital on October 11, who died same day.  The man was […]

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Anti-measles campaign launch in Lakki Marwat

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2018

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat LAKKI MARWAT: The 12 day anti measles campaign was launched in a ceremony held at the office of deputy commissioner in district headquarters complex Tajazai on Monday. Local deputy commissioner Muhammad Kabir Afridi, DHO Dr Abdugul and EPI coordinator Dr Omer Faisal attended the occasion wherein a health provider Muhammad Yousaf administered […]

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Jurors deadlock in J&J talc powder cancer case

By The Frontier Post | October 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Following a record verdict in a trial in Missouri, litigation against Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder ended in a mistrial in California. “A state judge in Pasadena, California, declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked on Carolyn Weirick’s request for at least $25 million in damages over her mesothelioma, a cancer […]

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Fat tissue could be a source of diabetes

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: A new study by Australian researchers, out today, is challenging what we know about the causes of diabetes. The new research points to fat tissue as a source of disease, and widens our understanding beyond the traditional focus on liver and pancreas as the main culprits. The findings, uncovered in mice, are […]

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Travel

One held at Dublin airport

By The Frontier Post | September 28, 2018

LONDON (AP): A man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport was arrested Thursday for running after the plane on the tarmac in a bid to flag it down. Witnesses said a man in his 20s broke through an airport door and ran toward the Ryanair plane, which was about to take off for Amsterdam, […]

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What Benefits Could Cheaper Flights Bring to a Country?

By The Frontier Post | September 27, 2018

UAE Airlines recently announced that it would be offering flights from the UAE to India and Pakistan for the incredibly low price of Dh199 (for a limited time), which could well lead to significant developments for both countries. Cheaper flights are great for those who already travel frequently between two countries, but they also bring […]

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Air Arabia set to launch new route to Afghan capital

By The Frontier Post | September 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: Sharjah low-cost carrier will operate flights four times a week to the Afghan capital from October 4. UAE low-cost carrier Air Arabia will launch a new flight to Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan from next month. The Sharjah-based airline will operate a flight four times a week from its base, starting […]

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Cabin crew warn passengers to never do one common thing mid-flight

By The Frontier Post | September 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Flight attendants onboard know all of the tricks of the trade when it coming to the aircraft. They also know all of the most disgusting secrets, such as how little the water tank is cleaned to people putting toenails in the front seat compartment. A cabin crew member recently took to popular […]

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Global Village Dubai offers discounts for visitors

By The Frontier Post | September 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural festival park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, has announced that its highly sought after VIP Packs sales for its 23rd season will start Saturday, September 29, 2018. They will be sold daily from 9 am to 6 pm until the […]

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Turkish Airlines offers new services in business class

By The Frontier Post | September 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkish Airlines implemented two new projects to provide better service for intercontinental business class passengers, the national flag carrier announced Thursday. “Awarded many times for its in-flight catering services, Turkish Airlines has carried its service a step further and implemented a new project enabling business class passengers to choose their meals before […]

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Articles

Khashoggi is a victim of a wider war against truth

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

Sam Hamad Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance isn’t just another hit by a rogue state – it’s the symptom of a world where the actions of rogue states are rapidly becoming the new normal. If Saudi Arabia is indeed to blame for the murder of the Saudi journalist and critic of the ruling Al Saud dynasty, its […]

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Gas price hikes and IMF

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Adil Zia Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf’s stance over price hike change with every passing moment, before coming into power, PTI vehemently opposed inflation. On 22 December, 2013, Imran Khan was leading a rally; one of the banners hung on Imran Khan’s container contained the words: “Hakumrano! Gharebo ko jeenay ka haq do, Mehngai kay khilaf awam ka […]

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Can Zalmay bring peace in Afghanistan?

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Comment by: Jalil Afridi Seeing newly appointed US advisor to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad in Kabul and Islamabad made me realize that US does not plan to leave Afghanistan anytime soon. Those who live in Washington DC know very well that Zalmay Khalilzad is a staunch opponent of Pakistan and that it has been his dream […]

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Afghan peace longing for a Messiah

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Iqbal Khan Ensuring that upcoming parliamentary election passes off smoothly and without major occurrences of violence is the top priority for the Afghan government and its allies—foreign occupation forces. Last month Taliban representatives met an Afghan government delegation in Saudi Arabia to discuss security ahead of elections and a limited prisoner release. “They requested us […]

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“Evaluating the United Nations”

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2018

Nabiya Imran Autumn season holds a special place in the international system for two reasons; first it commemorates the establishment of the world’s largest organization, the United Nations, as the charter was put into force on 24th October, 1945 and second, leaders from all over the world fly to New York City as the General […]

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Khyber to Karachi: How will Pakistan match to its population boom?

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2018

Zafar Khan Safdar For years, Pakistan’s soaring population growth has been evident in increasingly crowded roads, hospitals, schools, parks, and communities across the country. No one is serious to understand and put focus on the issue. Our 6th Population and Housing Census say Pakistan has surged to a staggering 207.8 million, showing an increase of 75.4 […]

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Editorial

APG scrutiny

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

The Asia Pacific Group—an FATF style regional body on Monday urged Pakistan to intensify action against the non-profit organisations suspected of giving financial aid to terrorist groups, and bring more transparency in the steps it is taking over proliferation matters. Technical experts of APG started the third Mutual Evaluation process of Pakistan that will end […]

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Donors’ favourable response

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

Multilateral international lending agencies including the World Bank and Asian Development Bank have always extended soft loans with a fairly long repayment schedules. On the contrary bilateral sources sanctioned loans to Pakistan on exorbitant rate of interest. A comparative analysis of the world Bank funded Dasu hydroelectric project and the ones financed by Chinese loans […]

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Competitive power tariff

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2018

The power tariff in Pakistan is the highest in the world due highly expensive thermal power generation which has made the goal of achieving the optimal power mix impossible unless and until the terms of agreement made with the Independent Power Producers in mid 1990s and the ones made with Chinese companies two years ago […]

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Making national assets redundant         

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2018

A calculated policy was pursued to make the profit earning national assets redundant. Pakistan International Air Line and Pakistan Steel Mill were converted into losses incurring entities by overstaffing through political appointments and ignoring their modernization, overhauling and maintenance aspects. Lakhra thermal power plant lost its spark due to the same policy. The plant had […]

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IMFs’ recipe

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Independent economists have advised the new government to negotiate a bailout package with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to get a fiscal space for the revival of the economy which is in shambles due to the mismanagement and rampant corruption during the tenures of previous two governments. But the government remained indecisive even when staff […]

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Normalising Pakistan-US relations

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

The new leadership in Pakistan is keen to mend the ruptures in the relation with its historic but ungrateful ally, the United States. The relations between the two countries moved fast on the downward trajectory over the past two years. President Donald Trump leveled the accusations of lies and deceit against Pakistan in return for […]

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