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Top court to hear review petitions of PPP leader in fake accounts case today

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday will hear the review petitions filed by former president Asif Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in the fake bank accounts case. Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will head a three-member bench of the […]

Pakistan will retaliate to any aggression from India, PM Imran warns

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that Pakistan will retaliate in case, if India initiates a war in the wake of Pulwama Attack, here on Tuesday. PM Imran Khan said this while giving a policy statement over the Pulwama attack in the occupied Kashmir that killed nearly 40 Indian army personnel on […]

LNG scam: Former premier Abbasi to appear before NAB today

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2019

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday will appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in liquefied natural gas (LNG) case. According to reports, PML-N’s senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reached Islamabad and will appear before the NAB shortly. He was summoned by the accountability watchdog’s Rawalpindi chapter on February […]

FM Qureshi draws UN attention towards deteriorating security situation in South Asia

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD:  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written a letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres drawing his attention to the deteriorating security situation in the South Asia after Indian threats of using force against Pakistan. According to Foreign Office statement, in his letter to UN Secretary General, he wrote;  “It is with […]

LHC to hear bail plea of Khawaja brothers today

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday will hear  bail plea filed by the former federal minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique. According to reports, Khawaja brothers in the bail petition have requested the court to grant them bail. The petitioners said they fully cooperated in the investigation […]

Pakistan has potential to become big economy by 2030: Saudi Crown Prince

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has said Pakistan has the potential to become a big economy by 2030. The Crown Prince said Saudi Arabia believes in the future of Pakistan and it will continue to do more for the development and progress of the country. He was addressing a joint press […]

Global

Truck rams into marriage procession leaving 13 people dead in India

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

RAJASTHAN (Sputnik): At least 13 people died and 15 more were injured as a truck rammed into a marriage procession in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, local media reported on Tuesday. According to the NDTV broadcaster, the incident occurred on late Monday in the Ambawali village of the Pratapgarh district, about 417 kilometres (259 […]

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US forces would leave Iraq if Baghdad asked: Diplomat

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

BAGHDAD (AA): U.S. forces would leave Iraq if Baghdad requested it, Joey Hood, chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, Hood said: “The current presence of U.S. forces has come at the request of Iraq’s federal government.” “The Iraqi armed forces aren’t ready to safeguard [Iraq’s] security without the […]

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Opp have to go over ‘our dead bodies’ to install puppet govt

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

CARACAS (Sputnik):  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro repeatedly blamed the ongoing political crisis in the country, which flared up after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, on the US, saying that it was reasoned by Trump’s “infected hand” that is “hurting Venezuela”. Venezuela’s defence minister, Vladimir Padrino López, stated on Tuesday that if the […]

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Global angel investments to hit $250B, says forum head

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): The business angel market will have $250 billion global volume in five years, according to the world forum of angel investors head. “Angel investment market has $50 billion volume in Africa, Asia, Europe, and America,” Baybars Altuntas, chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), told Anadolu Agency during the WBAF 2019 […]

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Female terrorists in PKK commit suicide to escape rape

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Testimonies by PKK terrorists, who have been captured by Turkish security forces or escaped from the terrorist organization, have revealed that female members of the terror group are subjected to constant sexual abuse and rape, forcing them to even commit suicide. According to information Anadolu Agency obtained from security sources, the testimonies also […]

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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 281 FETO suspects

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

ISTANBUL/IZMIR/ANKARA (AA): Turkey is seeking some 281 suspects across the nation for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued arrest warrants for 53 active-duty soldiers, who are accused of communicating with FETO members through pay […]

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Pakistan

Turk President Erdogan to visit Pakistan in March

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Pakistan in March and announce fresh investment in the country, said by Turkish Consul General in Pakistan Tolga Ucak. This he said while speaking at an event in Karachi on Tuesday, he said that Erdogan’s visit next month is set to coincide with the Pakistan […]

NA session to start today

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) session will start from today (Wednesday) at Parliament House in Islamabad. According to details, The National Assembly session, which was scheduled to be held on Monday, was rescheduled for Wednesday due to Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan. Local media reported that the opposition […]

Prime Minister for unmasking tax evaders

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to use modern means for tax collection to bring non tax payers to the tax net and to facilitate existing tax payers. Chairing a meeting regarding government’s steps to collect revenue in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said tax evaders are foes of the nation and the […]

‘PTI should opt negotiation path instead of sit-ins to settle issues’

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Law and Anti-corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders should opt path of negotiation with the provincial government instead of holding sit-ins. He said that our doors are always opened for negotiations with PTI leaders as the provincial government believes in […]

‘Sharifs doing politics over Nawaz’s illness’

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan on Tuesday said that Sharif family was doing politics over incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif’s illness. Expressing his views, Chohan said a fuss was made over this matter. All the medical reports of Nawaz Sharif are normal, he claimed. The provincial minister pronounced that the […]

Minorities treated as inferior citizens in India: Mazari

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari has said that the extremist ideology of Hindutva has found new face and feet under BJP’s leadership, revealing the state’s true face while unraveling its claim of secularism in the process. She said that in India the lower caste Hindus and minorities like Sikhs, […]

Afghanistan

Truck full of explosives seized in Nangarhar, 3 arrested

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

NANGARHAR (Afghanistan Time): A truck full of explosives was seized in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, spy operatives said. Three persons were detained in the incident for illegally transporting the explosive materials in the truck coming from Pakistan to the Nangarhar province. Provincial Governor Shah Mahmood Miakhil said operatives of the National Directorate of Security […]

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Commander among 6 police killed in Taliban attack

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: At least six police personnel, including a commander, have been killed in a Taliban attack on their check-post in Balkh province, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Adil Shah Adil told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed a police post guarding a gas supplying pipeline in the Sar Asyab area of […]

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Parwan residents stress the need for intra-Afghan talks

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Senior officials and dozens of residents of Parwan province have stressed the need for intra-Afghan talks and said achievements over the past few years should not be ignored in the process. Attending a gathering in Charikar city, the provincial capital, officials and residents said they support the ongoing peace efforts but called […]

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20 Taliban, ISIS-K killed

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: At least twenty militants affiliated with the Taliban and ISIS Khurasan were killed during separate operations conducted in southern Kandahar and eastern Nangarhar provinces. According to the informed military sources, Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Band-e Timor area of Kandahar killing 15 Taliban fighters and destroying a small weapons cache […]

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Civil servant biometric system launched

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) said Sunday in a statement that it plans to register all basic information of civil servants in a comprehensive, integrated, and modern human resources management (HRM) system within the next year. The executive process of data registration on the HRM system was officially launched […]

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Heavy snowfall closes Azra, Kharwar districts roads for traffic

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk PUL-I-ALAM: Roads linking the Kharwar and Azra districts with Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province have been closed as a result of heavy snowfall, official and local residents said on Sunday. Mohammad Nasir, a tribal elder of the Kharwar district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the road to Pul-i-Alam had been closed in […]

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Business

Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters): Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc, the two biggest US card networks, are preparing to increase certain fees levied on US merchants for processing transactions that will kick in this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Some of the changes relate to so-called interchange fees, […]

Europe to face more pipeline gas vs. LNG competition

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Europe is likely to see increased competition between LNG and pipeline gas in the coming years, according to BP’s latest Energy Outlook published on Thursday. According to BP, the increase in LNG supplies will lead to greater competition between LNG and pipeline gas, especially in Europe and China – two of the largest […]

EU trade balance posts $26.7b deficit

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): The EU’s foreign trade balance saw a €22.6 billion deficit in 2018, according to official figures released on Friday. Eurostat said the 28-member bloc’s exports of goods rose 4 percent on a yearly basis, amounting to nearly €1.95 trillion last year. The EU’s imports from the rest of the world totaled some €1.97 […]

EU passenger car market sees slow start to 2019

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Demand for passenger cars in the EU fell by 4.6 percent year-on-year in January, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reported on Friday. “Nevertheless, with nearly 1.2 million units registered in total, this still represents the second-highest January volume on record since 2009,” the association said. The ACEA said that demand for new […]

Turkey’s unemployment rate at 12.3%

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s unemployment rate reached 12.3 percent in November 2018, the country’s statistical authority announced on Friday. November’s figure was up two percentage points compared to the same month a year earlier, the TurkStat data revealed. The number of unemployed persons aged 15 years and over increased by 706,000 to reach 3.98 million in […]

Turkey: Retail sales volume down 9.2% in Dec

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s calendar-adjusted retail sales volume with constant prices fell 9.2 percent year-on-year in December 2018, according to the official figures on Friday. “In the same month food, drinks and tobacco sales decreased by 2.7 percent,” TurkStat said. Excluding automotive fuel, non-food sales went down by 12.6 percent, while automotive fuel sales declined 9.5 […]

Sports

Qalandars’ Brathwaite to miss remaining PSL games after being named in WI team

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

F.P. Report DUBAI: West Indian cricketer Carlos Brathwaite will miss remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after being named by Cricket West Indies for ODIs against England. The five-match ODI series between England and West Indies will be played from February 20 to March 2. According to sources, Brathwaite, who was included in […]

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Multan Sultans claim five-wicket win against defending champions Islamabad United

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Multan Sultans have defeated Islamabad United by five wickets in the fourth match of ongoing Pakistan Super League in Dubai. While chasing a target of 126 runs, Sultans reached home with eight balls to spare. Sultans skipper Shoaib Malik led from the front with an crucial unbeaten knock of 31 runs. Shahid […]

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Brilliant Shabbir Iqbal firms grip on CAS Open title

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Shabbir Iqbal was on song in the third round of 38th CAS Open Golf Championship being played at Airmen Golf Club PAF Base Korangi Creek, Karachi. The ace golfer was in superb form and scored 3 birdies each on front (3,8,9) and back (10,16,18) holes, giving him an unassailable lead of 14 […]

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HBL PSL is the platform for exceptional talent, says Sarfaraz

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

DUBAI (NNI): Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has urged the talented players to show their mettle in the HBL Pakistan Super League, which is one the gateways for securing prominence and breaking into international cricket. The HBL PSL’s one of the objectives is to promote and groom young players. From the past three editions, Pakistan have […]

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National Jr Under-15 Squash C’ship to start from Feb 18

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

PESHAWAR (APP): National Junior Under-15 Boys and Girls Squash Championship will be commencing from February 18, 2019 here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex. This was stated by President KP Squash Association Qamar Zaman while talking to AP here on Saturday. He said all arrangements in this connection have already been made for the smooth […]

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Perera blasts Sri Lanka to victory in first South Africa test

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2019

DURBAN (Reuters): Sri Lanka’s middle-order batsman Kusal Perera scored a brilliant unbeaten century to lead them to a famous one-wicket win over South Africa in a thrilling first test at Kingsmead on Saturday. Perera was not out on 153, his highest test score, as he put on 78 for the last wicket with number 11 […]

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Fashion & Movies

Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya likely to collaborate for upcoming movie

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sooraj Barjatya is the man who introduced us to Salman Khan’s Prem avatar in the movies. The actor-director duo last collaborated in 2015 for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and now we hear they may come together for another project. All this while, Salman had various releases and Barjatya has not released any […]

Varun Dhawan to start shooting of Coolie No 1 remake in June

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: 2019 seems to be a really busy year for Varun Dhawan considering the actor has various projects lined up. He will be juggling between his dance film Street Dancer, Shashank Khaitan’s thriller and now the Coolie No 1 adaptation. Teaming up with his father David Dhawan for the third time for a […]

Dabang Khan to replace Hrithik Roshan in Rohit Dhawan’s movie

By The Frontier Post | February 6, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: There is no doubt about the fact that both Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan enjoy a massive fan following across the world. The stars have been in the business for quite some time now and their track record speaks for itself. Earlier, rumours were doing rounds that after Krrish, Hrithik will be […]

Varun Dhawan shares the first official look from Street Dancer

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: After ABCD 2 Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor are coming together once again for Remo D’Souza’s next dance film titled Street Dancer. While Varun has already started shooting for the dance film in Punjab, Shraddha along with co-star Nora Fatehi will be joining Varun for the film’s second schedule in London. The […]

Kareena Kapoor Khan likely to do item song in ‘Dabangg 3’

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: With ‘Dabangg 3’ set to go on the floors in the next couple of months, Kareena Kapoor Khan is firm favourite to reprise the role of item girl in the popular franchise. It was back in 2012, Khan was seen donning the ‘Fevicol Se’ look in ‘Dabangg 2’. It now remains to […]

Working with Bryan Singer was not pleasant experience: Rami Malek

By The Frontier Post | February 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: American actor Rami Malek, who was honored at the recent Santa Barbara Film Festival, broke his silence on working with Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer during his acceptance speech, reported Vanity Fair. Rami plays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the biopic and was even nominated for an Oscar for the role. […]

Science & Technology

Remote workers are outperforming office workers–here’s why

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Brian de Haaff Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis. Maybe there is fun for a moment when the candy bar drops — but does all that […]

Japan successfully launches rocket with 7 satellites

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

TOKYO (Sputnik): The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Epsilon-4 launch vehicle with seven satellites from its Uchinoura Space Center on Friday, the live broadcast on the agency’s website showed. Epsilon is the next-generation solid fuel rocket, using cutting-edge technologies for improved operation performance and reduced costs. The vehicle is equipped with an advanced […]

Climate change is making ocean waves stronger

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The ocean waves are getting stronger as a result of climate change, which might pose dangers for coastal communities in the future, according to a latest study published in the scientific journal Nature. Researchers found that waves have increased in strength by 0.41 percent per year since 1948, and this change is […]

Google announces new feature in search console

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Internet search giant Google has announced that a new feature is now available in Search Console. “Yay! A new feature is now available in Search Console!,” read a message by Google Webmasters, a verified account, on Twitter on Wednesday. It has urged users to check the new feature and give their feedback. […]

Google pays tribute to Abdul Hafeez Kardar (Late)

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Google has the habit of giving tributes to well known and excelling people from every field. Today is 94th birthday of Pakistan’s legendary cricket stalwart Abdul Hafeez Kardar. Search engine Google has paid tribute to the Pakistani legend with a beautiful doodle. Abdul Hafeez Kardar is the first captain of Pakistani Cricket […]

New retail tools to solve e-commerce profit problem

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Conventional wisdom in the Amazon era holds that the lowest price wins the battle of the retailers, leading many to just about give away items to make a sale. Yet some data suggest a more nuanced reality: while 76 percent of retailers aim to sell goods at the lowest price, only […]

Health

How health and wellness impacts productivity

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

Anita Bruzzese You may have the best of intentions, but time and again you find yourself reaching for caffeine when you get tired at work, visiting the junk-food loaded vending machine daily and putting off exercise because you lack time or energy. You know you need to do better, but you also know that you […]

Smoking linked with greater risk of peripheral artery disease in African-Americans

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: African-Americans who smoke appear to be at greater risk for peripheral artery disease, or PAD, new research has found. Additionally, the findings suggest that smoking intensity – how many cigarettes a day and for how many years – also affects the likelihood of getting the disease. PAD affects 8 to 12 million […]

Researchers identify benefits of a fever

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Li Qian BEIJING: Local scientists are advising not to take medication to reduce a fever as they say fevers help the immune system. When the body’s temperature is 38.5 degrees Celsius or above, it’s better to leave it there for a while, they say. The high temperature will stimulate immune cells to travel faster to […]

Research raises hopes of eradication of malaria

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Monitoring Desk STOCKHOLM: After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015—apart from in Zanzibar in East Africa, where the disease is increasingly rare. In a new study published in BMC Medicine, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explain why this was and show that new strategies are needed […]

Pakistan kicks off three-day polio campaign

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A countrywide polio immunization campaign commenced on Monday during which about 39 million children under the age of five will be administered anti polio drops. As many as 260,000 polio workers are participating in the drive which will go door to door to administer anti polio drops to the children. PM’s Focal […]

3 days polio campaign to start from today in Balochistan

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2019

F.P. Report QUETTA: Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Balochistan Rashid Razzaq on Sunday said, all preparations have been completed for the three days Anti-Polio drive in Balochistan which would be started from Monday January 21. The government and Emergency operation Centre Balochistan would commence three days Anti-Polio campaign in Balochistan, in which more than 2.5 […]

Travel

New York sets new tourism record with 65.2 million visitors in 2018

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2019

NEW YORK (AFP): A record-breaking 65.2 million tourists visited New York in 2018, its tourist board said Wednesday, with British people particularly keen to visit the Big Apple from overseas. According to new figures from NYC & Company, around 51.6 million Americans and 13.5 million foreign tourists visited the city last year — compared to […]

Why the lockhart Tea Museum in Munnar is a must-visit

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUNNAR: The beautiful hill station of Munnar is known for its super scenic locales, expanses of luxuriant botanical gardens, thick forests, and incredible tea estates. It is an all-time favourite tourist destination, blessed with a salubrious climate throughout the year, suitable for growing the best tea in the world. Tea cultivation was introduced […]

Portugal’s tourism boom stopped by Brexit

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

LISBON (Reuters): Portugal’s long-running tourism boom is set to move decisively into reverse in 2019 due to capacity constraints at Lisbon airport and a drop in British visitors because of a Brexit-hit pound, Portugal’s biggest hotel group told Reuters. Jose Theotonio, chief executive of the Pestana Group which operates 94 hotels, said he had already […]

Hundreds of flights canceled in Germany due to strike

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Hundreds of flights have been canceled at eight German airports on Tuesday due to strikes by security staff in an ongoing dispute over pay. In Frankfurt Airport, the busiest hub of the country, more than 600 flights were scrapped, according to airport operator Fraport. Around 1,000 security personnel stopped working in Frankfurt […]

Best hiking trails in Europe

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: When we think of a Europe tour, the primary things that come to one’s mind is beautiful cities, historical towns, heritage monuments, art and culture, and of course shopping. But in fact, there is a lot more that Europe has to offer. From stunning mountain ranges to breathtaking snow-capped mountains, Europe is […]

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to start from mid January

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2019

Monitoring Desk HANOI: Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways announced Saturday that they will commence operations from Wednesday, Jan. 16 after being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) this week. In a statement released yesterday, the airline, which is owned by FLC Group, self-described as ‘one of the largest economic groups in Vietnam,’ said tickets would be […]

Articles

Art of Congress by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2019

Taha Meli Arvas An art installation of famous “lawgivers” hangs above the gallery doors in the House of Representatives of the United States. Along with Thomas Jefferson and Hammurabi and other greats, hang a diverse trio: Pope Innocent III, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and Maimonedes. I couldn’t help but draw parallels between the federal agency, […]

Democratic uprisings in MENA and their aftermath

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2019

Mohammad Dawood Sofi The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has become a hotbed of revolt, rebellion, and resentment for the masses who have felt disillusioned with the sociopolitical and economic situations for so long. It all started with Mohammad Bouazizi setting himself on fire, thus providing the much-needed spark that dramatically ignited and inaugurated […]

The age of algorithms

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2019

Murat Aslan “At the end of the World War II, the average holding period for a stock was 4 years. By 2000, it was 8 months. By 2008, it was 2 months. And by 2011 it was 22 seconds, at least according to Professor Michael Hudson’s estimates from University of Missouri-Kansas City,” says Scott Patterson […]

Prayer Rugs at the Mexican Border: How Important?

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Todd Bensman A prayer space in a Muslim house includes a traditional prayer rug, the Qur’an and prayer beads. Last week, another firefight broke out over migration from Islamic countries to the U.S. southern border. This one was over President Trump’s rather casual Twitter observation that, sort of interestingly, a media report said prayer rugs […]

Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

Besheer Mohamed and Jeef Diamant Even in the early 20th century, when Islam had little presence in most parts of the United States, the religion had a foothold in many black urban communities. Today, black people (not including those of Hispanic descent or mixed race) make up 20% of the country’s overall Muslim population, according […]

The populist challenge to liberal democracy

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2019

William A. Galston For those who believe in liberal democracy, it is sobering to review the events of the past quarter-century. Twenty-five years ago, liberal democracy was on the march. The Berlin Wall had fallen; the Soviet Union had collapsed; new democracies were emerging throughout Europe, and Russia seemed to be in transition as well. […]

Editorial

Timely warning

By The Frontier Post | January 11, 2019

President Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan said that peace talks cannot succeed sans Afghans participation and cautioned that any unilateral agreement with the Taliban would make difficult for the regional countries to control Daesh. He was talking to a high level delegation of Kabul government headed by former Interior Minister and chairman Afghanistan Peace […]

Macroeconomic indicators

By The Frontier Post | January 10, 2019

The country GDP growth rate will plunge to 4.4 percent clouded by widening twin deficit—fiscal and external account—despite expectations of the central bank holding the interest rates steady to support economic activity, says Fitch solutions in its latest analysis on Pakistan’s economy. The macroeconomic arm the global credit rating agency expects that the State Bank […]

Population alarm bell

By The Frontier Post | January 9, 2019

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has reported that the country registered birth rate of 15000 babies on the first day of the New Year, showing an increase of over five million in a year which is not a good omen for a country which has miserably limited resources to run itself. There may be a significant […]

Borrowing spree

By The Frontier Post | January 8, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly criticised the policy of reckless borrowing of the last PML-N government which ballooned the public debt to Rs. 30000 billion. But the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf government has also not succeeded as yet to improve the economic management, particularly the tax collection by the sluggish Inland Revenue Services Department of the […]

Excessive payment to IPPs

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2019

One of the major factors of 1.20 trillion circular is the power sector agreements made with Independent power producers (IPPs). Despite the stinging critique of energy experts in their writing in print media and comments on electronic media, none of the elected governments persuaded the owners of these private power producers to agree to the […]

Depleting reserves

By The Frontier Post | January 6, 2019

Despite the liberal incentives given to export industries in the form preferential tariff of energy inputs, subsidy and duty drawbacks to exporters, exports are not gaining the desired momentum. Consequently, foreign currency reserves are depleting though friendly counties have given billions of dollars in bilateral assistance and oil import on deferred payment. The foreign exchange […]

Letters to Editor

Intellectual growth

By The Frontier Post | April 14, 2018

Intellectual growth is something else. One cannot relate it with having a good English. English is not our national or mother language. It is a language of the people who are living far away from us. Yes, it is an international language and it is also our co-official language. We, therefore, try to learn it […]

A novel that counters terrorism

By The Frontier Post | April 12, 2018

Social media has taken over the habit of book reading. Hence it is courageous writing a book that attracts social media’s attention too. Hafsa Rehan, a medical doctor, proves it as true. She tells our land is not as barren as others badmouth. We are able to produce a good writing that fascinates viewers. Daam-e-Lahoo […]

Child labor

By The Frontier Post | April 10, 2018

According to a statement issued by Child Rights Movement (CRM) national secretariat, over 12.5 million children in Pakistan are involved in child labor. The term “child labour” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. The main reason […]

Pak-USA relations

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2018

Since the creation of Pakistan, USA remained on of the closest allies of Pakistan. Being a new born state, America had supported Pakistan since 1947. Pakistan had signed dozens of agreements with USA. America had given military and financial aid to Pakistan over the time, but in return, America had demanded. In past, America had […]

Testing

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2018

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