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COAS, PLA chief discuss bilateral security cooperation in Beijing

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited Headquarters of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) where he met PLA Chief General Han Weiguo, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in statement. Upon arrival at the headquarters, General Bajwa was presented a guard of honour. During the meeting, the two […]

President Alvi terms corruption, group interests major problems

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): In his maiden address to a joint session of the Parliament on Monday, President Dr Arif Alvi termed corruption and group interests as some of the major problems faced by Pakistan. The president hoped that the upcoming days would be better for Pakistan. “I am grateful to have the biggest constitutional designation. […]

PML-N forced to walk out of joint session: Khawaja Asif

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Asif said on Monday that the party members were ‘forced to walk out’ of the joint parliamentary session as they were not allowed to present their stance. The PML-N leaders held a press conference after President Arif Alvi’s first address to the parliament today, where they put […]

FM Qureshi, British home secretary discuss counter-terrorism, money laundering

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid met here at the Foreign Office on Monday and discussed areas including regional security, counter-terrorism, organized crime, migration, human trafficking, money laundering and asset recovery. Foreign Minister Qureshi stressed the need to expand Pakistan-UK cooperation and translate the existing ties […]

Sindh axes ADP by 24bn due to Shortfall in federal transfers

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that due shortfall in federal transfers the provincial development portfolio faces an allocation cut of Rs. 24 billion reducing the size of Provincial ADP – 2018-19 from Rs282 billion to Rs. 228.00 billion out of which Rs.5 billion would be diverted to district […]

Top Court rejects NAB petition challenging IHC decision to hear Sharif’s appeal

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has dismissed a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) petition against Islamabad High Court’s decision to hear a suspension of sentence plea filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family member on Monday. As the hearing underway, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar expressed displeasure over what […]

Global

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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Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon Mangkhut

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

PHILIPPINE (AFP): Philippine rescuers on Monday searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China. The confirmed death toll across the northern Philippines, where the main island of Luzon was mauled by fierce winds […]

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Putin, Erdogan hold talks on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

SOCHI (AFP): Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Monday to try to come to an agreement over the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib. The leaders of the two countries are on opposite sides of the deadly seven-year conflict but remain key global allies. “We have a lot of issues […]

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Police shoot man in Brussels after knife attack

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Belgian police shot and seriously wounded a homeless man who they said attacked them with a knife after they found him sleeping rough in Brussels on Monday. Prosecutors dismissed any terrorist motive on the part of the man, who they identified as a Belgian national of Egyptian origin, and opened investigations into both […]

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At UN, US accuses Russia of ‘cheating’ on North Korea sanctions

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters): US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Russia on Monday of “cheating” on UN sanctions on North Korea and said Washington has “evidence of consistent and wide-ranging Russian violations.” Haley told the UN Security Council that while “difficult, sensitive talks” between the United States and North Korea are ongoing, it […]

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Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

By The Frontier Post | September 17, 2018

GENEVA (AFP): Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Geneva’s prosecutor’s office spokesman Henri Della Casa as saying that authorities had decided to open […]

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Pakistan

Two Levies personnel martyred in militants attack

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report QILA SAIFULLAH: At least two Levies officials were martyred and another injured on late Tuesday night when some unidentified militants opened fire in the Main Bazaar of Qila Saifullah in Balochistan. According to reports, the Levies personnel were on duty when the militants, riding on motorcycles opened fire on them in the Main […]

Pakistan render huge scarifies in war against terrorism: NA Speaker

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan has rendered huge sacrifices for global peace and there was no home in Pakistan which has not affected due to terrorism.   “The war against terrorism has no linked with Pakistan it was imposed upon us and the Pakistan suffered huge loses of precious […]

CM briefed on peaceful holding of processions

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed for strict administrative and security measures during Muharamul Haram adding for constant and enhanced level of coordination among the administrative outfits and police at all tiers of governance with special focus on sensitive districts and areas of the province. This he stated in separate […]

Apex Committee reviews prevailing law and order situation in KP

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: KP Apex Committee Meeting, chaired by Governor Mr Shah Farman held at Corps Headquarter Peshawar. Senior Civil and Military officials including Chief Minister KP Mr Mehmood Khan and Commander Peshawar Corps Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt attended the meeting. The committee reviewed the prevailing law and order situation in KP and erstwhile […]

88 dead, 158 injured during Monsoon, says NDMA

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its Monsoon daily situation on Tuesday reported 88 persons died, 158 were injured, and 362 houses were damaged due to heavy rains in the country from June 20 to September 14, 2018 here on Tuesday. According to the report, due to heavy rains and overflow of […]

Command, control room setup for processions

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Abbottabad police has established command and control room to monitor Muharram processions through drone, night vision and CCTV cameras. According to the police, the control room has been established under the directives of District Police Officer (DPO) Abbass Majeed Khan Marwat. Bomb disposal squad and Canine Unit has also been deployed to […]

Afghanistan

Profiteers behind Afghan currency’s fall: Da Afghanistan Bank

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) on Wednesday announced offering $32 million to the market for keeping the Afghan currency stable, blaming the fall of the afghani currency on profiteers. The Afghan currency significantly lost its value against the US dollar between Wednesday morning and afternoon. One US dollar was accounted for 76.50 afghanis […]

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Ata Mohammad Noor predicts victory in next presidential election

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan (JIA) executive chief and former governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Thursday said they would reach the power corridors through elections 10 months later. He said they would stop the election process if it were not transparent. Meanwhile, Noor’s successor Ishaq Guzar asked the people of Balkh province to participate in […]

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HPC team in Nepal to learn from Moist truce

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A High Peace Council (HPC) delegation has been in Nepal to meet with government and political leaders and learn from their experience in conflict resolution, an official said Thursday. HPC spokesman Syed Ehsan Taheri, who is accompanying the delegation, told Pajhwok Afghan News over the phone from Nepal that they arrived in […]

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Rabbani varsity honours master’s degree graduates

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Shaheed Rabbani Education University (SREU) hosted a graduation ceremony to recognise a cohort of 24 students, including four women, receiving a Master of Education degree, the USAID said on Thursday. In January 2008, SREU established the master’s programme with \assistance from USAID-funded University Support and Workforce Development Programme (USWDP) and technical […]

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Momand Dara protest called off; highway reopens

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2018

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: After the appointment of a probe committee, the Shinwari tribe has ended its protest and the Jalalabad-Torkham highway has reopened, officials said on Thursday. Led by Provincial Peace Committee chief Haji Malik Nazir, the body persuaded the Shinwari tribespeople to call off their demonstration against Afghan Local police (ALP) Commander for Achin […]

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Govt to respond to recommendations, needs of armed forces, says Ghani

By The Frontier Post | September 13, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has vowed that the government would respond to the recommendations and needs of the armed forces. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani made the remarks during a video teleconference meeting with the civilian and military officials of Balkh, Faryab, Frah, and […]

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Business

Citigroup pays $12 million as a penalty in dark pool probe

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

NEW YORK (Agencies): Citigroup Inc on Friday was ordered to pay more than $12 million by U.S. regulators after it was found that the bank’s investment banking and financial advisory unit misled users of a “dark pool” operated by one of its affiliates. The bank will pay a penalty of $6.5 million and disgorgement and […]

Belongings of missing WikiLeaks associate Kamphuis found in Norway

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

BODOE (Reuters): Norwegian police have found belongings of missing WikiLeaks associate Arjen Kamphuis at sea in northern Norway more than three weeks after he disappeared. The Dutch cybersecurity expert has been missing since Aug. 20, when he left his hotel in the northern Norwegian town of Bodoe, where he had been on holiday. The belongings […]

Trump to impose additional $200B in China tariffs

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The U.S. will proceed with $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports, according to a report on Friday, a move that reignites a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. U.S. President Donald Trump met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer […]

United States retail sales barely rise; import prices drop

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US retail sales recorded their smallest gain in six months in August as consumers cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, but upward revisions to July data likely keep intact expectations of strong economic growth in the third quarter. Other data on Friday showed the biggest drop in import prices in […]

Takeda gets approval for Shire purchase

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters): Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Friday China approved its purchase of Shire Plc, the latest regulator to clear the $62 billion deal and bring the Japanese group closer to becoming a global top 10 drugmaker. The acquisition, which will be the largest overseas purchase by a Japanese company, has already received unconditional […]

‘Trump to be ‘glad’ of media scrutiny’

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Thursday the company would announce a decision on where it will build a second headquarters before the end of the year, and also said that President Donald Trump is wrong to “attack the media.” Bezos privately owns the Washington Post, which has been among the […]

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Sports

Moeen Ali says he was called ‘Osama’ by Australia player

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said he was called “Osama” by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes series. Ali´s allegation was made in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Saturday´s edition of The Times newspaper. Cricket Australia has announced it is launching an investigation, saying the comment was “unacceptable”. […]

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Liverpool sweep aside Spurs for fifth straight win

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

LONDON (Agencies): Liverpool extended their perfect start to the season as goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino ensured the Premier League leaders punished woeful Tottenham with a 2-1 win on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side avenged last season’s 4-1 thrashing at Tottenham with a large helping hand from their error-prone hosts. Wijnaldum opened the scoring […]

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Sarfraz sees Asia Cup as testing ground for Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed says Asia Cup will prove to be a testing ground for the national team as six Asian teams battle for supremacy in the United Arab Emirates. “Half the teams who will feature in the World Cup are participating in the Asia Cup so it is a great […]

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No sympathy for ‘rude’ Australians from England’s Moeen Ali

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

MELBOURNE (Agencies): England all-rounder Moeen Ali has no sympathy for Australia’s banned cricketers and finds the whole team “rude”, British media reported. Australian cricket was thrown into turmoil earlier this year when captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned after a ball-tampering scandal during a test in South Africa. Much […]

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Play Usain Bolt in defence, says Spain’s World Cup-winning coach

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

SYDNEY (Agencies): World Cup-winning coach Vicente del Bosque has some advice for sprint king Usain Bolt’s new Australian club — play him in defence. The Jamaican superstar has been handed the chance to train with the Central Coast Mariners for an indefinite period in a bid to prove he has what it takes to earn […]

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PHF won’t be blackmailed: Secretary Shahbaz Sr.

By The Frontier Post | September 15, 2018

F.P. Report Karachi: Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Shahbaz Ahmad Sr. has said that the federation couldn’t be blackmailed and has put his weight behind foreign Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans. “For the preparation of the national team, PHF has acquired the services of a very well reputed Dutch coach and an experienced Australian physical trainer. […]

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Fashion & Movies

Aditya Pancholi acquitted by Court in assault case

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actor and Sooraj Pancholi’s father Aditya Pancholi was acquitted in an assault case in 2015. Pancholi was charged for allegedly assaulting a bouncer at a nightclub in Mumbai in 2015. Finally, after several court proceedings and not enough evidence to prove the assault, the charges against Aditya Pancholi have been dropped. The […]

Deepika Padukone to be part of ‘xXx 4’

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone made her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage back in 2017. The actress now again is set to return to the franchise for its fourth installment, which will be helmed by DJ Caruso. The director confirmed about the same on Monday in his official tweet. […]

Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit to be seen together in ‘Kalank’ after 21 years

By The Frontier Post | September 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: The so-called biopic on Sanjay Dutt, ‘Sanju’, starring Ranbir Kapoor, was termed dishonest, as it conveniently ignored several important, some controversial chapters, of his life. While fans and critics were let down by the snub given to the Sanju’s acting career, first wife Richa Sharma and daughter Trishala in the Rajkumar Hirani […]

Jackie Shroff to play Salman’s father in much awaited ‘Bharat’

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat manages to make headlines almost every day with some new interesting updates. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is a period drama based on the Korean film, Ode To My Father. Bharat will be showcasing the beautiful bond shared by a father and son, which […]

King Khan gives all the credit of his stardom to Salim Khan

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Two of the biggest stars of Hindi cinema, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have had their share of ups and downs in their friendship of many years. But, both these stars have never had a bad thing to say about each other ever, no matter how many times people around them […]

Malaika Arora to be seen in item song of upcoming film ‘Pataakha’

By The Frontier Post | September 4, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: All set to shake a leg in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha in a song called Hello Hello, Malaika Arora will be seen returning to the big screen after a long gap of three years. Starring Dangal girl Sanya Malhotra in the lead, Pataakha is a story of two warring sisters from a small […]

Science & Technology

WhatsApp introduces group video calling

By The Frontier Post | August 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Phones messaging app WhatsApp has finally rolled out its group video call feature. With the latest update, both Android and iOS users can now hold audio and video conversations with up to four people. However, on Android, video calling is only available on Android 4.1. According to a statement released by Whatsapp, users […]

Nokia, T-Mobile US agree $3.5b deal, first big 5G award

By The Frontier Post | July 31, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) named Nokia (NOKIA.HE) to supply it with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5G network gear, the firms said on Monday, marking the world’s largest 5G deal so far and concrete evidence of a new wireless upgrade cycle taking root. No.3 US mobile carrier T-Mobile – which in April agreed to a […]

LG unveils 2nd luxury smartphone in South Korea

By The Frontier Post | July 30, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: LG Electronics Inc. said it will start sales of its second super-premium smartphone with a zirconium ceramic back. The South Korean tech giant said the LG Signature Edition smartphone will hit store shelves on Aug. 20 after a two-week pre-order period, with just 300 devices to be sold overall. Based on the […]

BlackBerry introduces KEY2 smartphone in South Korea

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: BlackBerry Mobile launched the KEY2 smartphone in South Korea on Friday, with an emphasis on its popular physical QWERTY keyboard and security-related features to attract consumers seeking something unique in a market dominated by samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. It marks the second BlackBerry smartphone released in South Korea after the brand […]

Facebook’s return to China thrown into doubt

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Facebook’s plans for an imminent comeback in China’s huge social media market appear to have stalled. The company, like all major US tech platforms, has been blocked in the country since 2009. Facebook said on Wednesday it had secured a license to set up an “innovation hub to support Chinese developers, innovators […]

LG cuts investment plans as losses mount

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

SEOUL (Agencies): South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd, a key Apple supplier, slashed its investment plans by $2.7 billion to 2020 citing concern for the global smartphone market, as it posted a second consecutive quarterly loss on sagging panel prices. The cut underscores the bleak outlook for electronics makers and comes a week after another […]

Health

Controlling blood pressure can prevent dementia and memory loss: study

By The Frontier Post | July 28, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Lowering blood pressure to recommended levels can prevent dementia and the memory and thinking problems that often show up first, researchers reported Wednesday. People whose top blood pressure reading was taken down to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, the loss of memory and brain processing […]

Painkiller’s side effects are worse for Alzheimer’s

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Dementia is a large and growing concern. Because it cannot be reversed, understanding the best way to care for people with advanced dementia is increasingly important. Roughly 50 percent of people with dementia who are living in nursing homes experience substantial pain. According to earlier studies, this pain often goes unnoticed by clinicians […]

Latest food trends to benefit heart health

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: A new US review has investigated some of the health benefits and controversies associated with some of the latest food trends, with the authors offering their advice on foods such as legumes, coffee, and alcohol. Carried out by researchers from the American College of Cardiology Nutrition & Lifestyle Workgroup of the Prevention […]

Heat Stroke Centers set up in Rawalpindi

By The Frontier Post | July 25, 2018

F.P. Report Rawalpindi: The District Health Department has established 112 Emergency Heat Stroke Centers across Rawalpindi District to shield voters against heatstroke on the Polling day. According to details, 98 Emergency Heat Stroke Centers have been set up at Basic Health Units, 8 at Role Health Centers and 6 Heat Stroke Centers have been established […]

Monsoon bring with it fungal infections, other skin problems

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: One of the side-effects of monsoon, besides waterlogging, is the health hazard the rain brings with it, fungal, allergies and parasitic infections. Patients, mostly children between the age group of 4-10, suffering from allergies and fungal infection, account for around 20% skin and dermatological ailment at the hospitals. Taking adequate precautions is […]

Multi-drug resistant typhoid cases rising in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Eminent pediatrician, Prof Dr Jamal Raza has revealed that the multi-drug resistant typhoid (MDRT) cases are on the rise in Karachi as well as in Hyderabad city as thousands of children have been infected from the disease in Karachi so far. Prof Jamal Raza, who is also President of Pakistan Pediatric Association, […]

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Travel

Emirates announces to hire cabin crew in Australia

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: The Dubai-based airline is looking for Australian workers and is holding Recruitment Day in Sydney this Saturday. “It is an exciting time for us as Emirates continues to grow both globally and within Australia”, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia, Barry Brown said. Anyone interested in a cabin crew career is encouraged […]

Air passenger traffic up in Europe in April

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Air passenger traffic in Europe rose 5 percent year-on-year in April, an airport authority said on Monday. “As has occurred in previous months, the non-EU market led the growth dynamic, holding fast at 10.4 percent, on the back of Turkish airports increasing their passenger traffic by an impressive 13.9%,” Airports Council International […]

Dozens flight canceled to Italy due to Italian air-traffic control strike

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Dozens of flights between the UK and Italy have been cancelled as Italian air-traffic controllers join a day of industrial action by public servants. The controllers will stop work between 1pm and 5pm, grounding flights on the busiest time of the week. Alitalia is worst hit, with more than 100 cancellations – including services […]

Thailand to build two new airports to serve more visitors

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: In the same week that one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, Maya Bay, closed for four months as a result of overtourism, Airports of Thailand (AOT) board of directors approved the construction of two new airports – one in Chiang Mai and one in Phuket. Both popular tourist destinations, Phuket […]

Greece facing problems due to overtourism

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk GREECE: Greece has faced a few problems in recent years. Attracting tourists hasn’t been one. The country is expected to welcome a record 32 million foreign travellers in 2018 – up from just 6.2 million in 1998 and 15 million in 2010. No major European destination has seen a bigger increase in visitor […]

Brisbane airport now accepts Bitcoin payment for World travelers

By The Frontier Post | June 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Bitcoin can now be used to purchase items at this Airport. The initial announcement came out in January when the Brisbane airport authorities announced plans to initiate the procedure of using cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange at all outlets within the airport premises. The airport’s administration has quoted “the reduction of customer […]

Arts & Literature

Emirates announces to hire cabin crew in Australia

By The Frontier Post | June 18, 2018

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: The Dubai-based airline is looking for Australian workers and is holding Recruitment Day in Sydney this Saturday. “It is an exciting time for us as Emirates continues to grow both globally and within Australia”, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia, Barry Brown said. Anyone interested in a cabin crew career is encouraged […]

Air passenger traffic up in Europe in April

By The Frontier Post | June 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Air passenger traffic in Europe rose 5 percent year-on-year in April, an airport authority said on Monday. “As has occurred in previous months, the non-EU market led the growth dynamic, holding fast at 10.4 percent, on the back of Turkish airports increasing their passenger traffic by an impressive 13.9%,” Airports Council International […]

Dozens flight canceled to Italy due to Italian air-traffic control strike

By The Frontier Post | June 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Dozens of flights between the UK and Italy have been cancelled as Italian air-traffic controllers join a day of industrial action by public servants. The controllers will stop work between 1pm and 5pm, grounding flights on the busiest time of the week. Alitalia is worst hit, with more than 100 cancellations – including services […]

Thailand to build two new airports to serve more visitors

By The Frontier Post | June 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: In the same week that one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, Maya Bay, closed for four months as a result of overtourism, Airports of Thailand (AOT) board of directors approved the construction of two new airports – one in Chiang Mai and one in Phuket. Both popular tourist destinations, Phuket […]

Greece facing problems due to overtourism

By The Frontier Post | June 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk GREECE: Greece has faced a few problems in recent years. Attracting tourists hasn’t been one. The country is expected to welcome a record 32 million foreign travellers in 2018 – up from just 6.2 million in 1998 and 15 million in 2010. No major European destination has seen a bigger increase in visitor […]

Brisbane airport now accepts Bitcoin payment for World travelers

By The Frontier Post | June 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk BRISBANE: Bitcoin can now be used to purchase items at this Airport. The initial announcement came out in January when the Brisbane airport authorities announced plans to initiate the procedure of using cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange at all outlets within the airport premises. The airport’s administration has quoted “the reduction of customer […]

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Articles

Will Pakistan, Iran open new chapter in their ties?

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2018

Syed Zafar Mehdi As Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan gets ready to take oath as the new prime minister of Pakistan, pundits are keen to see what his foreign policy will be. A populist leader, his election campaign focused majorly on domestic issues and the fight against institutional corruption. But, in his televised […]

Afghanistan between hope and despair

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

Iqbal Khan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has invited prospective Prime Minster Imran Khan to visit Kabul. He twittered that they had agreed to “overcome the past and to lay a new foundation for a prosperous political, social and economic future of both the countries”. Afghan President took a good initiative to create another opportunity to […]

Despair of Trump against Iran’s power

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

Hanif Ghafari US President Donald Trump and his Foreign Minister Mike Pumpo have recently called for talks with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Even Trump took a step further and spoke with Iran on “negotiated without preconditions”. Recent Trump positions and U.S. officials about Iran have been addressed by many international analysts. Many analysts believe […]

Historical Women’s Home in Italy at risk of closure

By The Frontier Post | August 5, 2018

Ylenia Gostolii At the end of a long corridor in a labyrinthine 17th century building in the heart of Rome, archivist Giovanna Olivieri is sorting through letters and documents, most of them handwritten and belonging to a certain Laura. Lombardo “Laura” Radice was a teacher and well-known anti-fascist activist during World War II, who later […]

Deafening silence around Australia-US refugee deal

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

Ann Deslandes Towards the end of the Obama administration, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck what he hoped was a momentous, one-off deal: to have refugees currently detained in offshore detention centres vetted for settlement in the United States. Under the deal, Australia would resettle refugees being held by the US in Costa Rica in […]

Iran’s risky future in imperiled Syria

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

Pervez Bilgrami For obvious geopolitical reasons, the Baathist regime of the Assad clan in Syria has been Tehran’s only consistent ally in the region since its 1979 revolution. Iran’s unwavering support of the Assad regime since the dawn of Arab spring protests in early 2011 has proved that; it has not only provided weapons, military […]

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Editorial

Revelation about KB dam

By The Frontier Post | August 8, 2018

The myth of Anti-Kalabagh Dam stance is going to shatter. Speaking at a news conference, Caretaker Minster for Water and Power barrister Ali Zafar has hinted at foreign involvement in the opposition to the construction of Kalabagh Dam (KBD) and has asked the incoming government to work on building a consensus on it. He very […]

Oil price surge, proven reserves

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

Minister for Maritime and Foreign Affairs, Abdullah Hussain Haroon said on Friday the Excom Mobil has indicated that it is close to hitting huge oil reserves near the Pak-Iran border, which could be even bigger than the Kuwait reserves. Addressing business leaders at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) the minister […]

A decision worth appreciation

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2018

The federal cabinet is learnt to have approved a plan to formulate stricter laws and strengthen institutions to curb terror financing. Pakistan needs to comply with 26 points of o Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan to get off the task force’s ‘grey list’ over the next 15 months. The plan was approved last […]

Western democracy versus Muslims

By The Frontier Post | August 5, 2018

The anti-Muslims Law passed by the legislature in Denmark in June came into force. The law prohibits wearing full-face veil by Muslim women in public, making it a cognizable offence liable to punishment in the form of fine. Wearing a Burqa, which covers a person’s entire face, or the Niqab, which only shows the eyes […]

Is it professional incompetence?

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2018

The lack of political will to establish an integrated and professionally capable institutional frame work has created bottlenecks in the inevitable documentation to show Pakistan’s resolve of effectively curbing Money laundering and terrorism financing. The expected outcome is that the National Counter Terrorism Authority has shied away from taking the responsibility of preparing the crucial […]

Ballooning circular debt

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2018

The issue of chronic circular debt is a major challenge of power sector which is halfheartedly addressed with raising power tariffs and shifting the financial burden to honest consumers who regularly pay their monthly electricity bills at inflated rates. The previous PML-N government paid a circular debt of Rs. 485 billion which was accumulated during […]

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