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After 72-day blackout, mobile phone services restored in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Under mounting international pressure, India on Monday restored mobile phone networks in Indian-occupied Kashmir after a 72-day blackout but the internet remains off-limits to the region’s seven million-plus people. India cut access to mobile networks in the restive Kashmir Valley in early August citing security concerns as it scrapped the region’s semi-autonomous…

PM Imran Khan to chair federal cabinet meeting today

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair important meeting of the federal cabinet to discuss a 15-point agenda, on Monday (today). According to details, PM Imran Khan will take the cabinet into confidence on his recent visits to China and Iran and an upcoming possible visit to Saudi Arabia for defusing simmering tensions…

Shehbaz Sharif, Maulana Fazlur Rehman to discuss Azadi March on Oct 15

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ahsan Iqbal has said that Shehbaz Sharif is expected to meet Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on October 15 to discuss the Azadi March, on Monday. The General secretary of PML-N Ahsan Iqbal said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman has welcomed the incarcerated Nawaz…

Prince William and Princess Kate to reach Pakistan today

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: The British Prince, William, and his wife Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton, known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge respectively, will reach Islamabad on Monday (today). According to local channel report, The British royal couple will visit along with their three children on an official tour, which is expected to repair Pakistan’s…

PM Imran Khan returns to Islamabad after a day-long visit to Iran

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has returned to Pakistan after a day-long visit to Iran, on Sunday night. According to reports, PM Imran had held important consultations with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei regarding the regional issues and security. Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled…

India tightens security clampdown ahead of divisive temple ruling

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern Indian flashpoint city of Ayodhya ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling over the disputed site fiercely contested between Hindus and Muslims. Hindus and Muslims have for decades been bitterly divided over the 16th-century Babri mosque in Ayodhya, a city in Uttar Pradash…

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After 72-day blackout, mobile phone services restored in occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Under mounting international pressure, India on Monday restored mobile phone networks in Indian-occupied Kashmir after a 72-day blackout but the internet remains off-limits to the region’s seven million-plus people. India cut access to mobile networks in the restive Kashmir Valley in early August citing security concerns as it scrapped the region’s semi-autonomous…

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India tightens security clampdown ahead of divisive temple ruling

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern Indian flashpoint city of Ayodhya ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling over the disputed site fiercely contested between Hindus and Muslims. Hindus and Muslims have for decades been bitterly divided over the 16th-century Babri mosque in Ayodhya, a city in Uttar Pradash…

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Ayatollah Khamenei urges IRGC to prepare against enemy

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

TEHRAN (Agencies): Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says US hostility with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has added to the force’s dignity. “The Americans, through their hostile behavior toward the Guards, have increased the IRGC’s dignity. Today, thank God, the IRGC has dignity both at home and abroad,” the Leader…

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Houthi fighters shell govt-controlled positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ADEN: Yemeni Houthi rebels launched on Sunday intensive shelling against positions controlled by the government forces in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official told Xinhua. “Military positions of government forces based in the Durayhmi district were targeted by Houthi shelling using a barrage of mortars,” the official said on…

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US using financial levers to undermine UN’s work, Russian foreign ministry says

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Washington is trying to stonewall the United Nations’ work not only by creating visa hurdles for delegations’ members but also by ignoring its commitments on contributions to the organization’s budget, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. “It’s necessary to note that the United States has been a major…

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US prepares to evacuate troops from northern Syria

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The U.S. is preparing to evacuate about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Sunday. The decision came a week after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would pull back its forces from the Syrian border after a telephone call with Turkish President Recep…

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Pakistan

Unknown arm men attacks on shrine in Charsadda

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Rifaqat Ullah Razarwal CHARSADDA: The shrine of a popular saint of Charsadda, Kohistan Baba, has attacked by unknown arm men in the midnight 3 o’clock here in Rajjar. The shrine, located in Rajjar area of Tehsil Charsadda, is visited hundreds of devotees each day and there are a good number of followers of the saint…

Rupee gains 8 paisa against US dollar in interbank

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee gained another 8 paisa in the interbank market on Monday. According to local news channel reports, rupee rose to a four-month high against the U.S. dollar and it recovered to Rs155.98 during the early trade hours. According to economists, international currency rates and devaluation may have affected currency rates…

Dengue fever claims another life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A woman died of dengue fever and taking the death toll from the disease in the Karachi to 17 this year. According to reports, three persons of the same family were admitted at the private hospital of Karachi after being diagnosed with Dengue fever. The two persons still under treatment in the…

Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolts parts of Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A magnitude of 5.8 earthquake has jolted Islamabad, Rawalpindi and several cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wee hours of Monday. According to reports, the tremor was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Peshawar, Nowshera, Kohat, Swat, Chitral, Manshera, Dir Bala, North Waziristan, Kurrum Agency, Mohmand Agency, Batgram, Malakand and adjoin areas. People…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Two FC soldiers martyred in Chagai road mishap

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report CHAGAI: Two soldiers of Frontier Corps Balochistan were martyred and five other personnel injured when their vehicle collided with a truck near Dalbandin in Chagai district on Sunday. The FC vehicle was returning to Dalbandin after performing security duty of pilgrims. The dead and injured personnel were shifted to Frontier Corps hospital in…

Afghanistan

IEC claims transparent polls despite technical problems

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): Addressing a press conference here in Kabul, Independent Election Commission (IEC) said it has conducted a transparent presidential election. “As a result of tireless efforts and support of stakeholders, transparent elections have been conducted. We are grateful to the stakeholders,” the commission said, acknowledging some technical problems. Commenting on delays in data transfer,…

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Hashish replaces poppy as Afghan farmers’ illegal crops

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Following the government’s fight against poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, local farmers have mostly replaced the opium poppy with another profitable but illicit herb, the hashish, in the insurgency-battered and economically impoverished country. “In fact poverty has forced us to grow illegal crops,” whispered Abdul Ahad, a farmer from northern Baghlan province. “Poppy…

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Kuwait and Afghanistan sign agreement

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

KUWAIT CITY (Agencies): Olympic Committee of Kuwait has signed an agreement of cooperation and coordination in the field of sports with the Olympic Committee of Afghanistan. According to a press release, the agreement aims at enhancing the exchange of sports-related experiences especially concerning group and self-defense sports as well as organize friendly competitions between the…

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UN: Protect the election process

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement on Sunday has urged the government and electoral bodies to safeguard and complete the election process. This presidential election was the first completely run by Afghan authorities since 2001 and is an important milestone in Afghanistan’s transition to self-reliance, the statement said.…

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Afghan all-female orchestra performs in Australia

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra is in Australia to play at the Sydney Opera House and the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University in Melbourne, to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Afghanistan. Parwiz Shamal, reporting for TOLOnews, said that 1500 tickets were issued for Saturday’s concert in…

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60,000 Afghan women get breast cancer annually, Report

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Some 60,000 Afghan women are reportedly developing breast cancer each year, mostly in the capital Kabul, says report. According to the paper, a survey conducted by a non-governmental organization the Afghanistan Cancer Foundation (ACF) in 10 of the country’s 34 provinces has found that Kabul has most number of the breast cancer…

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Business

SALT launches winter collection

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: SALT, the pioneering western wear range from Ideas Pret, has just launched their highly anticipated winter collection. SALT by Ideas Pret Winter 2019 brings a world of warmth and style to winter fashion on the high street. SALT has become highly coveted for its high-quality western separates in contemporary silhouettes at affordable…

Rupee gains 8 paisa against US dollar in interbank

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee gained another 8 paisa in the interbank market on Monday. According to local news channel reports, rupee rose to a four-month high against the U.S. dollar and it recovered to Rs155.98 during the early trade hours. According to economists, international currency rates and devaluation may have affected currency rates…

Gold, diamond shoes unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A pair of high heels that pays homage to the glamourous emirate of Dubai is vying to break the world record for the most expensive shoes in the world. Designed by Italian designer Antonio Vietri, the Moon Star Shoes were made with a solid gold heel that replicates the shape of the…

GM workers struggle with daily expenses

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: Betty Johnson, who has worked on General Motors assembly lines in Michigan and Tennessee for more than 34 years, said she knew a strike by the United Auto Workers union would mean personal sacrifice. Nearly 50,000 GM hourly employees have been striking since September 16 in a walkout that has halted production…

PG&E turns down San Francisco’s $2.5 billion offer to buy assets

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: PG&E Corp rejected a $2.5 billion offer from San Francisco to buy the bankrupt Californian company’s power lines and other infrastructure within the city, calling the offer inadequate. The offer significantly undervalued the assets and a deal would not be in the best interest of the company’s customers, PG&E’s chief executive…

Sempra nears $3bn Chile sale to China’s State Grid

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK:U.S. power company Sempra Energy (SRE.N) is near an agreement to sell its Chilean business to State Grid Corporation of China for close to $3 billion, the latest deal in its bid to shed non-core assets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Sempra has been seeking to bolster its finances…

Sports

Bottas Japan win seals sixth world title double for Mercedes

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

SUZUKA (Agencies): Valtteri Bottas jumped from third to first with an electric start to win the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and the Finn’s Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Charles Leclerc finished sixth in the second Ferrari, and with only Bottas now able to overtake Hamilton in the standings, that means…

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Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad wins Gold medal in weight lifting championship

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Continuing her victorious run in the UK tour, Pakistan’s emerging female weightlifter Rabia Shahzad has added another medal to her tally by winning a Gold medal in Hampshire weight lifting championship. A day after winning Welsh Open Championship in Cardiff, the 21-year old Shahzad travelled to Basingstoke to participate in Hampshire Weightlifting…

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Miandad urges PCB to hire Faisal Iqbal as batting coach

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Batting great Javed Miandad has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint middle-order batsman Faisal Iqbal as the batting coach of the Men in Green. The 62-year-old insists that Pakistan’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq needs a specialised support staff to end the batting woes of the Men in Green.   “I…

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India record 11th-straight Test series win

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

PUNE (Agencies): Umesh Yadav led an inspired bowling display as India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test to clinch a record 11th-straight series triumph at home on Sunday. The tourists were dismissed for 189 after following-on in the final session of day four in Pune, as India took…

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Malik left disappointed after Warriors miss out on CPL title

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk TAROUBA: Barbados Tridents won their second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect season unraveled at the worst possible moment. The Warriors had won all 11 matches — including three against the Tridents— before the final, but came off second best in the face of an inspired performance from the…

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Ali Sher Khan wins PAF Zonal Champion Ship 2019

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Ex squash world champion Jansher khan’s younger son Ali Sher Khan has demonstrated a brilliant performance in Fazia zonal squash championship 2019 in Peshawar following the pattern of his father a legend in squash. Ali Sher Khan not only won the tournament but also made proud his father and his college Fazia…

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Fashion & Movies

Gold, diamond shoes unveiled in Dubai

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A pair of high heels that pays homage to the glamourous emirate of Dubai is vying to break the world record for the most expensive shoes in the world. Designed by Italian designer Antonio Vietri, the Moon Star Shoes were made with a solid gold heel that replicates the shape of the…

Afghan all-female orchestra performs in Australia

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra is in Australia to play at the Sydney Opera House and the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University in Melbourne, to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Afghanistan. Parwiz Shamal, reporting for TOLOnews, said that 1500 tickets were issued for Saturday’s concert in…

Rich tribute paid to legend Pashto actor Badar Munir

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

F.P. Report MARDAN: Rich tribute paid to legend Pashto actor (late) Badar Munir for his best performances in showbiz industry which he played for revival of Pashto culture, language and custom and tradition. In this regard, a function was organized in the auditorium hall of Mardan press Club by Al Badar Munir Foundation to celebrate…

Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan to be released now on November 15

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan was slated to release on November 8 this year but now the makers have decided to postpone it by a week. Milap Zaveri’s romantic drama, which has Ritiesh Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles will now release on November 15. The makers of Marjaavaan have…

Disha Patani to play the lead role in Ekta’s next movie

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: After the grand success of Dream Girl, director Raaj Shaandaliyaa is all set to start working on his next project with Ekta Kapoor. Based on the life of a young girl in Chandigarh, Ekta announced that Disha Patani will be playing the lead role. Confirming the collab, Ekta said, “Disha has a…

Kim Kardashian christens her children in Armenia

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk ECHMIADZIN: US reality television star Kim Kardashian baptised her children on Monday during a visit to her ancestral homeland Armenia. Kardashian wore a tight-fitting beige dress and stopped to take pouting selfies with local fans as she left Holy Echmiadzin, the Caucasus nation s main cathedral. She was accompanied by her four children…

Science & Technology

Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

Nokia smartphone roll out of Android 10 begins: Nokia 8.1 to receive latest Android OS upgrade

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Keeping with its promise to offer a smartphone experience that keeps getting better, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that starting from today  the rollout of Android 10 will begin with the Nokia 8.1. As the first Nokia smartphone to receive this latest OS update – and as the…

Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least Android 7.0 Nougat…

UBL to offer mobile contactless payments

By The Frontier Post | October 8, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: UBL is the first bank in Pakistan who has partnered up with Gemalto, a Thales company, Visa and 1LINK to launch digital payment through tokenization on the UBL Digital App. The aim is to offer traditional payment services into convenient, secure and rewarding digital payment experiences. With this ambition in mind UBL…

Samsung takes pre-orders for foldable phone

By The Frontier Post | October 7, 2019

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Pre-orders for the Samsung Fold — the highly anticipated and equally heavily scrutinised smartphone with the folding screen — began on Sunday, the company announced. The Fold will be available at Dh7,199. The Android phone grabbed attention for its ability to open and close like a book when it was first announced…

Humans are disturbing Earth’s carbon cycle more than the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Did

By The Frontier Post | October 5, 2019

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Since 1750, humans have disrupted Earth’s carbon cycle more severely than have some of the most cataclysmic asteroid impacts in history — and, new research suggests, the long-term effects on our planet (see: out-of-control global warming, ocean acidification, mass extinction) could be much the same. This striking finding comes from a…

Health

Dengue fever claims another life in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: A woman died of dengue fever and taking the death toll from the disease in the Karachi to 17 this year. According to reports, three persons of the same family were admitted at the private hospital of Karachi after being diagnosed with Dengue fever. The two persons still under treatment in the…

Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 27 trials involving a total of 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including vitamins or…

1,65,000 anti-malaria nets distributed in high risk areas

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “People in the rural areas particularly those residing along the Zhob River bank carry malaria parasites in their blood without showing symptoms. Zhob is one of the high risk districts for vivax and falciparum malaria. Recently thousands of positive cases have been reported in the rural parts of the district,” This was…

‘Every 8 women likely to suffer from breast cancer in Pakistan’

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Every ninth woman in the world is likely to suffer from breast cancer but in Pakistan every eight women are likely to suffer from this disease. The chances of having breast cancer among women are higher than males and women who are in the 40’s have higher chances of being diagnosed with…

Danger of Nomophobia is growing, says expert

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Children are spending an exorbitant amount of time glued to their electronics, increasing the danger of nomophobia. A study found that 66% of people in the Europe have nomophobia, that people cannot escape phones, said an expert. A 2019 survey published by a Media company found that European teenagers (ages 13-18) averaged…

Graphene filter grabs bacteria to kill them with a Zap

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk TEXAS: A new self-sterilizing filter made of laser-induced graphene grabs bacteria out of the air and kills them with small pulses of electricity, researchers report. Airborne bacteria may see what looks like a comfy shag carpet on which to settle. But it’s a trap. The flexible filter that chemist James Tour’s lab at…

Travel

Best way to explore France is floating down rural rivers 

By The Frontier Post | July 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Belmond Afloat in France, the hospitality company’s fleet of intimate luxury river barges, will have two new additions to its fleet this year — all the more reason to book a leisurely spin around the country’s rural rivers and canals. The Belmond Pivoine, launched in May, cruises the outskirts of Paris along…

Frontier Airlines offers cheap flights around US

By The Frontier Post | July 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk ORLANDO: Frontier Airlines is having a sale on flights around the U.S., with deals starting at $20. The cheapest flights include $20 fares between Atlanta and Cincinnati, Greenville and Orlando, Oklahoma City and San Antonio, and more. For $24, book a flight between Austin and Tampa, Jacksonville and Austin, or to Orlando from…

Emirates wins world’s best inflight entertainment award for 14th consecutive

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Emirates has won world’s best inflight entertainment award for the 14th year in a row at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018. The airline also secured a service excellence award for best airline staff service in the Middle East this year. The Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence.…

Bodrum town on Aegean shore attracts tourists

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUGLA: Turkey’s popular resort town on the Aegean shore, Bodrum, attracts tourists from all over the world with its unique landscape, white summer houses and local hospitality, the town’s mayor said. In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Bodrum Mayor Mehmet Kocadon said families love varied attractions in Bodrum in southwestern Mugla province and…

Sichuan Airlines to purchase 10 more Airbus A350 XWBs

By The Frontier Post | July 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Airbus confirmed at the Farnborough Airshow a deal agreed earlier in 2018 that Sichuan Airlines, based in the Southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, has selected the A350 XWB to become the latest aircraft in its fleet. Sichuan Airlines operates the largest all-Airbus fleet in China with over 130 Airbus family aircraft. In…

Heathrow to be the world’s biggest Airport

By The Frontier Post | July 16, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A controversial decision by British lawmakers will make Heathrow Airport the world’s biggest airport in terms of traffic, CNN reported. At the moment, the world’s largest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with a capacity of 104 million. The new proposal would increase passenger capacity from 80 million to 110 million by…

Articles

Who is Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed, winner of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for Eritrea Accord?

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Hana Saada Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been crowned the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation” with his neighbor, Eritrea, beating 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. The prize was awarded on Friday for “his efforts for peace and international cooperation and for his decisive…

Russia’s uneasy relationship with Europe

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Tarik Oguzlu Russia’s relationship with Europe contains both a strong historical legacy dating back to the modernization efforts of the Czar Peter the Great and the institutional interactions between Russia and the European Union since the end of the Cold War era. Historically speaking three alternative narratives have shaped Russia’s relations with Europe, namely pro-Europeanism,…

Western criticism of Turkey’s Syria operation is a joke

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The West’s fetishisation of the YPG in northern Syria is ignorant and insulting to all Kurds – and that’s just one part of a broad narrative riddled with hypocrisy and an ignorance of history. Were it not for its effect on the lives, safety and security of real people, the Western pantomime over…

Turkey to play active role in Iraqi oil swap

By The Frontier Post | October 11, 2019

Omid Shokri Kalehsar Baghdad reported its highest oil production on record last August at 4.6 million barrels per day (bpd) from the country’s southern fields and exported a large portion of it. The first Iraqi-Turkish oil pipeline, built in 1976, has been ineffective in recent years in northern Iraq. Now the governments of Turkey and…

Strategies for combating international terrorism in Central Asia

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2019

Shuaib Bahman After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has been cast as the site of a new “great game”. Central Asia has been largely influenced by international developments and the emergence of persistent sources of instability and tension in other parts of the world, including the Middle East and North Africa. Some…

Kuril Islands: The unresolved dispute between Japan and Russia

By The Frontier Post | October 9, 2019

Umit Nazmi Hazir In the beginning of September, the Eastern Economic Forum took place in Vladivostok, which is a Pacific port city in eastern Russia. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also joined this forum. One of the topics of the forum was the Kuril Islands issue, which has been the greatest obstacle to the normalization…

Editorial

Oil and gas exploration in KP

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has approved in principle an investment programme in oil and gas exploration projects. He has directed the energy department to move formal summary for its inclusion in the annual development programme. The provincial government intends to lease out 12 blocks in the tribal districts and 19 in the settled…

Arm twisting again

By The Frontier Post | October 14, 2019

In a twitter message Ms Alice Wells, assistant Secretary of the US State Department Bureau for South Asia and Central Asian affairs, appreciated Pakistan’s recent measures for militancy control but once again urged for doing more to stop militants from operating within its borders. She expressed partial satisfaction over the arrest of four leaders of…

Quarterly economic review

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Highlighting the salient features of quarterly economic review, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr.Abdual Hafeez Sheikh cited improvements in all macroeconomic indicators. He said that deficit in current account has decreased by 35 percent, fiscal deficit has gone down by 36 percent, tax revenue is up by 16 percent and exchange rate stability…

Conciliatory gesture

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has waved an olive branch to JUI (F) Central Amir Maulana Fazalur Rehman by saying that option of talks with him on resolving political issues will remain open. Although it is belated offer of holding unconditional talks but needs to be reciprocated who it to carry forward the journey towards the…

Tsai’s speech malign, ridiculous

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

In a speech on Thursday, Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen hyped the mainland’s “diplomatic offensives and military coercion” and said the mainland is “threatening to impose” the “one country, two systems” principle on Taiwan. She recounted the “serious challenges” Taiwan had faced over the past 70 years, saying that “we wipe away our tears and…

Upgrading railway infrastructure

By The Frontier Post | October 12, 2019

At last the Ministry of Planning has cleared the PC-1 of 1872 kilometer long Karachi-Peshawar railway track dualisation and refurbishment ML-1 project, which will then come up for final approval of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council. The total estimated cost of the project is $8.2 billion which will be financed under CPEC framework.…