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Govt is going to avail 19th IMF programme: finance minister

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday said the government was going to avail 19th programme from the International Monetary Fund, which would be Pakistan’s last IMF programme. “We are going to take 19th IMF programme. This would be the last IMF programme of Pakistan,” the finance minister said, while speaking to a […]

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Afridi in hot waters again after controversial comments on Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report LONDON/KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan cricketer ‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Khan Afridi has done it again, this time with comments about Kashmir which sparked yet another controversy on both Pakistani and Indian media. “The world has turned Kashmir into an issue. Kashmir is not an issue,” the 38-year-old cricketer said, while addressing students at […]

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Dead body of late Tahir Dawar to be shifted through Torkham border: FO

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD/JALALABAD: Afghanistan Foreign Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) police missing official Tahir Dawar was killed Nangarhar province, stated Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Faisal. Faisal added that the corpse of ill-fate police official was first seen by people of Afghanistan’s district Dur Baba. “Afghanistan Foreign Ministry informed Pakistan’s embassy about the […]

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War of words in Senate as Fawad accuses Mehmood Achakzai of anti-state talk

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senate once again saw war of words and opposition walkout after Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday continued attacks on opposition—this time on Pushtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mehmood Achakzai. Speaking in the upper house, Fawad accused Achakzai of robbing the country and making anti-state statements, resulting in strong response from PkMAP […]

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Qatari delegation briefs Zulfi Bukhari on status of 100,000 jobs for Pakistanis

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A Qatari delegation led by Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Muhanadi, Director Management of Recruitment Support Services, called on Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari alias Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development at his office Wednesday. During the meeting, the two sides discussed different issues including […]

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Top court hears case regarding return of Dar

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has resumed hearing of a case pertaining to bring back the former finance minister Ishaq Dar to Pakistan for trial in corruption cases. As the hearing underway, the court has showed displeasure over the continouse absence of Ishaq Dar during the proceeding. Additional Attorney General informed the court […]

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Global

Missing elite Chinese Varsity alumni spark outcry

By The Frontier Post | November 15, 2018

BEIJING (AP): Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. Three recent graduates of the elite Peking University have been taken away by authorities, the Jasic Workers Support Group said in a statement […]

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Israel’s Lieberman resigns as defense minister

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday resigned from his post, one day after a cease-fire was reached between Palestinian resistance factions and Israel. “I didn’t look for reasons to quit,” Lieberman told a press conference. He cited Tuesday’s ceasefire deal in the Gaza Strip and Qatari funds for the blockaded Palestinian territory […]

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Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

WASHINGTON DC (AFP): President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped John Abizaid, a top US general from the Iraq war who has studied the Middle East for years, as ambassador to Saudi Arabia amid growing friction between the longstanding allies. Abizaid is a fluent Arabic speaker of Lebanese Christian descent who headed US Central Command — […]

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Chinese premier says no winner in trade war with US

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

ANKARA (AA): The prime minister of China said Tuesday there are no winners in a trade war with the U.S. “There is no winner in the trade war,” Li Keqiang said at the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore where he addressed the trade war, the South China Sea dispute and […]

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US chose wrong path on sanctions, will be defeated

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

GENEVA (AFP): America has chosen the wrong path in reimposing sanctions on Iran and will be defeated, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency. The United States reinstated sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry on Nov. 5 as it seeks to force the Islamic Republic to accept tougher curbs on its […]

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Saudi-led coalition agrees to evacuate injured Houthis from Yemen: UK Office

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

LONDON (Sputnik): The Saudi-led coalition, supporting the Yemeni internationally-recognized government in the civil conflict with the Houthis, has agreed to allow the UN to evacuate up to 50 injured rebels to neighbouring Oman after the visit of UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the UK Foreign Office said. “The Saudi-led […]

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Pakistan

Pakistan gives importance to ties with Korea: Speaker

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: The Ambassador of Republic of Korea Mr. Kwak Sung-Kya called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Thursday. The matters relating to bilateral relations, important regional and international issues were discussed in the meeting. Talking to Ambassador, the Speaker said that Pakistan gives immense important to its relations with Republic […]

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Saw dictatorship, will also combat this ‘fake’ rule: Hamza

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and opposition leader in Punjab Assembly  Hamza Shehbaz on Thursday said that the party has seen the times of dictatorship and they will now combat this “fake’ rule in the country. Speaking to a private TV channel Hamza said, “During Musharraf’s era we underwent accountability for ten […]

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Senators pay tributes to slain SP Tahir Dawar

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Senators on Thursday paid tributes to slain Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar and eulogized his services for ensuring peace and security of the motherland. They expressed their heartfelt condolence with his family members and called for conferring highest award in recognition of his sacrifices for the country. Speaking at […]

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Provision of all basic amenities top priority, says Mahmood Khan

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has assured that the provision of all basic amenities including health facilities are the top priorities of the provincial government. He directed the provision of resources for the purpose and no hurdle in the provision of better medical facilities. He gave this assurance during a meeting […]

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Mushtaq directs immediate resolution to gas related issues

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Speaker, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has warned the higher authorities of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline limited (SNGPL) to resolve the issues of low pressure and unannounced load shedding in Abbottabad and other areas of Hazara Division with immediate effect. He said that since the beginning of winter three to six […]

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LG by-poll in Hazara to be held on Dec 23

By The Frontier Post | November 16, 2018

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday announced schedule for Local Government (LG) by-elections in six districts of Hazara to be held on December 23. According to ECP schedule, polling will take place on December 23, while candidates may submit their nomination papers between November 19 and 22. The list of […]

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Afghanistan

Malistan on verge of collapse, say Ghazni officials

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Members of the Ghazni provincial council warned that Ghazni’s Malistan district is on the verge of collapse and that heavy fighting is ongoing in Jaghori, another district in the province. Members of the council said if more troops are not deployed to these areas, a humanitarian crisis will unfold. The provincial council […]

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Russia plays Afghanistan broker due to US ‘failure’: Envoy

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A senior Russian diplomat said that Moscow is trying to be an Afghan peace broker because it considers the US has failed in Afghanistan. Russia’s presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said a Moscow conference on Afghanistan Friday that brought together representatives of the Afghan authorities and the Taliban marked an attempt […]

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Ghani officials quash rumors of election delay

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government is fully committed to holding the 2019 presidential elections as per the Afghan constitution and the date determined by the Independent Election Commission (IEC), a presidential spokesman tweeted on Tuesday. President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman, Haroon Chakhansuri, tweeted that “Continuity in a democratic process is a must and any other […]

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Daikundi girls fight odds to learn various sports

By The Frontier Post | November 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk NELLI: Despite limited resources as compared to other provinces, girls in central Daikundi province are increasingly taking interest in different sports. Some girls in Daikundi despite strong opposition from their families are engaged in different sport trainings in a comparatively small and under-resourced gymnasium. These sportswomen say wrong customs, beliefs and strictness on […]

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HPC says Khalilzad has six months to broker peace

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

KABUL (TOLONews): The head of the High Peace Council (HPC) delegation, which attended last week’s Moscow meeting on Afghanistan’s peace, says Washington has given Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, six months to broker peace in Afghanistan. The HPC official said peace efforts by the US envoy are bringing hope for a […]

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11 people wounded in Nangarhar magnetic bomb blast

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eleven people were injured in a magnetic bomb blast in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb was attached to a Saracha type vehicle. He said the bomb was blown up in Shergar bazaar area of […]

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Business

UAE airlines offer special fares to celebrate National Day 

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A lot of UAE expatriates look forward to going home for the holidays, especially around Christmas and New Year. Others are also probably eyeing a short getaway during the upcoming UAE National Day. However, the cost of air tickets tend to cut into the holiday cheer, as airfares normally go up during […]

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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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SoftBank steps closer to transformation with mammoth mobile IPO

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters): SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) has won approval to conduct a 2.4 trillion yen ($21.04 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of its domestic telecoms business, in a deal that will seal the group’s transformation into a top global technology investor. The IPO will be one of the biggest ever worldwide, and will provide the […]

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Pound falls as Brexit uncertainty rises

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): The pound has fallen against the dollar amid political uncertainty as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to broker an agreement on Brexit with her cabinet. In early trading, sterling fell nearly 1% against the dollar to $1.2845. Against the euro, it was down 0.2% at €1.1422. Analysts said the fall was partly […]

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Turkey’s auto production at 1.3 million in Jan-Oct

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Automotive production in Turkey dropped 6 percent year-on-year in the first 10 months of 2018, according to an Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD) report released on Monday. The OSD said automakers manufactured 1.3 million vehicles — including automobiles, light commercial vehicles and tractors — from January to October. Automobile production also decreased 9 […]

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State-run banks see $2.4b net profit in Jan-Sept

By The Frontier Post | November 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Turkey’ state-run banks — Ziraat, Vakif, and Halk — posted 10.94 billion Turkish liras (nearly $2.38 billion) net profit in the first nine months of 2018. Their net profit totaled 12.3 billion Turkish liras ($3.4 billion) in the same period last year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency correspondent from nonconsolidated […]

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Sports

Miller and Du Plessis hit tons as South Africa seal series

By The Frontier Post | November 11, 2018

SYDNEY (Agencies): David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored sparkling centuries in a partnership of 252 runs as South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in a one-day international in Hobart on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1. The Proteas skipper contributed 125 to South Africa’s 320 for five but it was Miller’s 139 […]

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PCB terminates franchise rights of PSL team Multan Sultans

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has terminated the franchise agreement with Schon Properties which granted franchise rights of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Multan Sultans after the franchise failed to meet is financial obligations. Following the termination of contract all rights in respect of the team have now been reverted back […]

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Pakistan announce 15-man squad for two Test matches against New Zealand

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board’s selection committee on Saturday announced a 15-member squad for upcoming Test matches against New Zealand, choosing to rest spinner Shadab Khan and Fakhar Zaman while including young fast-bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi. The committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq said it announced the squad after consultation with Captain Sarfraz […]

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Czech Kvitova to miss first day of Fed Cup final

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

PRAGUE (Agencies): World number seven Petra Kvitova will miss the opening day’s action of her Czech team’s Fed Cup final against the United States in Prague due to sickness. Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic will take on Sofia Kenin in the opening match, followed by Katerina Siniakova against American Alison Riske in the second […]

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PCB responds to Najam Sethi’s legal notice

By The Frontier Post | November 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday responded to the legal notice sent by former chairman Najam Sethi. The PCB categorically denied each and every allegation contained in Sethi’s legal notice, stating that it was without any factual or legal basis and appeared to have been issued to supplement the former chairman’s purported […]

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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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Fashion & Movies

Aamir Khan praises SRK for his performance in upcoming film ‘Zero’

By The Frontier Post | November 2, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Relations between arch-rivals Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’s have seemed to thaw over the latter’s upcoming film trailer review that has taken Aamir Khan with awe. SRK, who set ablaze the internet last night after giving the film industry and his fans insights into two posters of his upcoming film ‘Zero’, […]

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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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Science & Technology

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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Facebook introduces video-calling device ‘Portal’

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2018

LONDON (AFP): Facebook on Monday launched a range of AI-powered video-calling devices, a strategic revolution for the social network giant in its bid for a slice of a market currently dominated by Amazon and Google. “It’s been a big shift for the company,” Facebook’s vice president of consumer hardware Andrew Bosworth told AFP before the launch […]

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California bans default passwords from 2020

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: In less than two years, anything that can connect to the internet will come with a unique password — that is, if it’s produced or sold in California. The “Information Privacy: Connected Devices” bill that comes into effect on January 1, 2020, effectively bans pre-installed and hard-coded default passwords. It only took […]

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Amazon’s multiplayer game reveals an expansive supernatural world

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Amazon is currently running a closed beta for its upcoming game New World, but hasn’t publicly revealed much of what it looks like. Thankfully, one of the participants captured some two hours of footage and shared it on, ahem, PornHub. Don’t worry about firing it up at work and getting kicked out […]

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Google assistant allows you to book a ride

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: If you got bored of asking Alexa and Siri to book a ride for you then don’t get upset. Now Google Assistant will also book a ride for you. Yes, you only have to say, “Hey Google, book me an Uber.” Now Google Assistant will Book a Ride Now, you will be […]

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Health

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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Rare ‘Polio-Like’ illness surface in US

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: More and more cases of a rare polio-like illness are being reported across the country, according to news reports. In recent weeks, six cases of the illness, known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), have been diagnosed in children in Minnesota — a state the typically sees less than one case of AFM per year, according […]

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World Mental Health Day observed in KTH

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Teaching Hospital Department of Psychiatry celebrated World Mental Health Day on Wednesday. The chief guest of the event was Member BoG Prof Dr Shahjahan. Dean KMC Prof Dr Noor ul Eman, Chairman Department of Psychiatry Prof Dr Sayed Muhammad Sultan and other prominent psychiatrists were present in the event. World Mental […]

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Healthy diet likely to boost treatment of Bipolar disorder

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Diet quality can affect many aspects of one’s physical health and psychological well-being. New research investigates whether or not these factors can also affect the effectiveness of treatments for mood disorders particularly bipolar. The moods of people who have bipolar disorder fluctuate between two extremes. These are the “highs,” during which the person […]

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Beat polio with consistent quality vaccination: ACS

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tribal Districts lauded efforts of EOC, health department, UN partners, District Health Officers and Deputy Commissioners over exemplary progress of maintaining zero case status in tribal districts for more than two years. He said that the communities in the tribal districts shall cooperate with health staff in […]

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Travel

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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‘Idiotic mistake’ caused bomb scare, delays 300 flights

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk ARIZONA: One person’s “idiotic mistake” ended up canceling hundreds of flights and inconveniencing thousands of passengers at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport on Sunday. According to the Arizona Republic, a man left a four-door silver Nissan unattended and idling curbside near Terminal 4, prompting police to investigate the vehicle. Authorities called a tow […]

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China complains to Sweden over tourists’ treatment

By The Frontier Post | September 18, 2018

BEIJING (AP): China on Monday urged Sweden to respond to its complaints about the alleged mistreatment of a Chinese family removed by police from a hotel in Stockholm. The foreign ministry and China’s embassy in Stockholm have asked Sweden to investigate the case but have yet to hear back, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters. […]

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Qatar Airways inspires travellers to ignite their sense of adventure

By The Frontier Post | September 11, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Qatar Airways is inspiring passengers to ignite their sense of adventure, or take time out to reconnect with family and friends by planning their next escape to one of the many beautiful, unique destinations the airline now has to offer. Whether you are already planning to take a trip, or are still […]

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British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

By The Frontier Post | September 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: “We are investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer data from our website and our mobile app. The stolen data did not include travel or passport details,” the airline said in a statement. British Airways Hacked, 380,000 Bank Cards ‘Compromised’ in Data Breach Photo for representative purpose only. (Photo: […]

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Articles

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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Trump view sallies as clients

By The Frontier Post | October 6, 2018

Hussain Abdul-Hussain As he hits the electoral circuit to campaign for his Republican party, a month before Congressional elections, President Donald Trump seems to have made extorting Saudi Arabia part of his stump speech. On two occasions, so far, the US president has addressed King Salman of Saudi Arabia, urging him to pay Washington more […]

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Pakistan’s development and International propagandas

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2018

Sehrish Khan Although realizing that there are some external forces hostile to CPEC initiative, Chinese analysts and participants are concerned about what they see as the misrepresentation of facts internationally. It is not obvious to them as to what purpose is served by raising doubts and fears about CPEC in the minds of the international […]

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In pictures: Gaza women navigate different forms of siege

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2018

Asmaa El Khaldi i While Israel continues to choke the city with a military siege, some women are pursuing their dreams fighting various odds, including the parochial attitudes of fellow Palestinians. In Gaza Strip, women navigate through a lot of constraints – from concertina wires laid by the Israeli forces to fellow Palestinians telling them […]

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Editorial

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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Malnutrition crisis

By The Frontier Post | October 4, 2018

Malnutrition, infants’ mortality, and stunted growth of children have been the most serious health issues which have been neglected deliberately over the past four decades. The death of thousands of children in the age bracket of 1-3 years in Thar of Sindh province over the past few years is the classic example in this regard. […]

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IMFs’ sane advice

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked the government to raise more revenues and pay greater attention to the structural reforms, especially regarding the state owned enterprises, to put the economy on a sound footing. A visiting delegation of the fund led by Herald Finger, IMF Mission Chief for Pakistan, held detailed meetings with the […]

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Honesty and pragmatism

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2018

After alternating eras of bad governance and financial corruption by leadership of two mainstream political parties, ruling the country turn by turn, a dawn of honesty and pragmatism has come. It appears that efforts are being made to lay the foundation of good governance by the new leadership, notwithstanding the fact that a few political […]

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