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Pak rebuffs officially inspired Indian media reports over Kabul attack

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday strongly rejected the officially-inspired reports in the Indian media, seeking to link Pakistan with the terrorist attack on a Gurdawara in Kabul on March 25, as “highly mischievous and condemnable” attempt. A press release of the Foreign Office spokesperson said as for the…

‘Every citizen counts as nation striving to contain COVID-19’

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday said every citizen of the country was important as the nation was striving to contain the pandemic of Corona virus or COVID-19. Presiding over the 231st Corps Commanders’ Conference here, the COAS said: “Being a nation with vibrant youth and resilient people…

Firdous: PM assures steps to protect growers

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government will take strict action against those involved in artificial crisis of wheat and sugar after release of Inquiry commission’s report on 25th of this month. This was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Mister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan while briefing to newsmen about Federal Cabinet’s…

PM Imran speaks to Turkish President

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to work together and reinforce each other’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19. An agreement to his effect reached during a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkesh President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. The Prime Minister offered condolences to the people and the Government…

Balochistan doctors provided PPEs

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Babar Iftikhar Tuesday said emergency supplies of medical equipments including personal protective equipments (PPEs) were being dispatched to Quetta on the directives of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to help medical staff fight coronavirus (COVID-19) effectively in Balochistan.…

Chinese, Pakistani armies hold video conference

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

BEIJING (APP): The Chinese and Pakistani armies held a video conference on the sharing of experience in the prevention and control of pneumonia caused by coronavirus, according to Chinese Ministry of Defence here on Tuesday. Around 20 health offic-ials and experts of the two militaries in clinical, testing, prevention and control related fields attended the…

Global

Russian anti-aircraft gunners repel enemy air attack in drills

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk KALININGRAD: The combat teams of S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile systems of the Baltic Fleet’s air defense forces thwarted a notional enemy’s air attack during drills, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday. “Under the drills’ scenario, the notional enemy planned to deliver a massive missile and bomb strike on infrastructural facilities. The alert…

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EU to unveil strategy to exit virus lockdown

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a plan for the bloc to ease out of a virus lockdown that has dealt a body blow to the economies of EU members, a spokesman said. The strategy, to be presented by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a videoconference with relevant commissioners,…

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Zarif: Iran does not need Trump’s charity

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message urged US to stop preventing Iran from selling oil, saying Iran does not need Trump’s charity. “Iran is rich in human & natural resources. We don’t need charity from @realDonaldTrump —who’s forced to buy ventilators from sources he’s sanctioned,” Zarif wrote on his…

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US to start dialogue with Iraq in June – Pompeo

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): The US has recently been withdrawing its military forces from the Middle Eastern country following a major scandal after the US Air Force killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad Airport shortly after he arrived on a secret diplomatic mission. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the White House will…

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Lockdowns: Saving lives, but ruining livelihoods in Africa

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk LAGOS/JOHANNESBURG: In a dark ground-floor room in Lagos, dressmaker Kemi Adepoju gazes at a pile of dresses she has made but which cannot be collected due to the lockdown in force to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. “This lockdown came upon us suddenly. I used all my money to buy fabric.…

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Australia to chart course out of coronavirus crisis

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Australia’s lock-down measures have bought it time in its fight against the coronavirus and it must now decide its next course, its top medical officer said on Tuesday, as the prime minister warned against irreparable economic damage. Australia has seen a sharp drop in its rate of new coronavirus cases in recent…

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Pakistan

Imran for facilitating needy people

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has said that the poor and needy people were facing a lot of problems due to the lockdown situation and more steps were needed to facilitate them through provision of ration and ease in utility bills. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of philanthropists of…

CM visits Wali Khan University quarantine centre, isolation unit

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan visited quarantine centre and isolation unit established at Abdul Wali Khan University Garden Campus on Tuesday to review the arrangements made for the Corona patients therein. Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Kazim Niaz also accompanied him. Divisional Commissioner Mardan, Mutahir Zaib gave a detailed briefing to…

Forces conduct two IBOs

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Security Forces conducted two separate IBOs during last 24 hours on confirmed information of terrorist hideouts in North Wazirstan & Mohmand. 7 terrorists killed during these IBOs. In North Waziristan Security Forces carried out IBO in village Idel Khel on credible intelligence info of presence of terrorists. 4 terrorists killed while trying…

54 new COVID-19 cases detected: CM Sindh

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Sher Afzal KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that by Tuesday after noon, 54 new confirm cases of Coronavirus were detected and the tally rises to 986 in Sindh. This he said in his video message released from CM House on Tuesday, said a spokesperson to the CM Sindh. He said that…

Detained Mehbooba shifted to her residence

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

MIRPUR (APP): The authorities in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday shifted the detained former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to her residence, a report reaching here from across the Line of Control Tuesday said. The order issued by the occupied state Home Department stated that Mufti, who was detained under the Public Safety Act…

Asad Qaiser constitutes committee to solve issues of Tableeghi Jamat

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Aasd Qaiser on Tuesday constituted a committee under the supervision of Member National Assembly (MNA) Shehryar Khan Afridi to resolve the issues faced by the members of Tableeghi Jamat. The committee was formed after a meeting attended by Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Federal Minister for Interior…

Afghanistan

41 health workers test positive for Coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

HERAT (TOLOnews): Local officials have reported a surge in the number of positive cases of the coronavirus among health workers in the western province of Herat, which lies on the border with Iran and has the highest number of COVID-19 patients. The province has three health facilities for COVID-19 patients. Two of them have been…

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Taliban halting talks with govt over prisoner release

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Taliban’s spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweeted on Tuesday that the “technical team will not participate in fruitless meetings with relevant sides starting from tomorrow.” “We sent a technical team of the prisoner’s commission to Kabul for verification and identification of our prisoners as release of prisoners was to start as per the signed…

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House visits raise Afghan COVID-19 awareness

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Ministry of Public Health is seeking to raise awareness about the coronavirus with traditional media, social media, messages from religious leaders, and also health workers who go door-to-door, according to officials. “Along with seeking religious scholars’ help, we have used the polio vaccination volunteers, whose number is 30,000. We have community health…

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Coronavirus outbreak fears in Afghanistan amid influx from Iran

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (AP): Mahdi Noori, a young Afghan refugee in Iran, was left jobless when the factory where he worked cutting stone was shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. He had no money, was afraid of contracting the virus, and had no options. So he headed home. He joined a large migration of some 200,000…

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Impact of COVID19 on Afghan Economy

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KABUL (Khaama Press): With the rapid outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the last quarter of 2019, the world economy has begun to experience a historical economic disruption. The COVID-19 death toll has so far been more than 60,000 globally. A total of more than one million confirmed cases, of which 246,000 are confirmed to…

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Armed oppositions killed

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

KUNAR (Agencies): Three armed oppositions were killed by ASF conflict in Kunar and four others have been injured. The clash occurred while a group of Taliban storm on a convoy of security troops in Dangam District. Three armed oppositions were killed and four others have been wounded. According to another report, police of Kunar with…

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Business

SCCI resents arrest and harassment during crackdown on armed factory

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: President of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Engr Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz has expressed resentment over crackdown on armed manufacturing factory, located in small industrial estate Kohat Road Peshawar and arrest of people. He asked the government to take prompt notice of the unlawful act of district administration and police. He…

Easypaisa joins hands with Zakat & Ushr Deptt to disburse Rs.1.5 billion

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Easypaisa, Pakistan’s leading provider of digital financial services has partnered with Zakat and Ushr Department of the Government of Punjab to digitally disburse funds to those who are being affected by the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration is aimed to disburse Zakat funds of PKR 1.5 billion to more than…

ICCI delegation calls on new Chairperson FBR

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) led by Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President called on Nausheen Javed Amjad and congratulated her on being appointed as Chairperson FBR. Saif ur Rehman Khan Vice President and Malik Sohail Hussain were in the delegation. Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen, Member Legal & Accounts – Customs,…

PSX gains 652 points to close at 31,231

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Tuesday witnessed bullish trend as KSE 100 index closed at 31,231.55 points as compared to 30,579.15 points on the last working day with the positive change of 652.40 points (2.13 %). A total of 172,769,586 shares were traded compared to the trade 233,329,238 shares during the previous day,…

Gold imports increase 8.89 in eight months

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The gold imports into the country increased by 8.89 percent during the first eight months of the current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan imported gold worth $11.188 million during July-February (2019-20) compared to the imports of $10.275 million during July-February (2018-19), showing growth of 8.89%,…

USA, China, UK top destinations of Pak exports

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The United States of America (USA) remained the top export destinations of the Pakistani products during first eight months of current financial year (2019-20), followed by China and United Kingdom (UK). The total exports to the USA during July-February (2019-20) were recorded at US $ 2755.213 million against the exports of US $…

Sports

Amir Khan wants to fight Goyat, Pacquiao before retirement

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): British boxer of Pakistan-origin Amir Khan wants to fight India’s Neeraj Goyat and Filipino Manny Pacquiao before retiring from the sport. Goyat (11-2-2, 2 KOs) holds the WBC Asian welterweight title, and he’s someone that Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) feels would attract a lot of interest from India and Pakistan. Khan would like…

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Australian cricketers ‘sucked up’ to Kohli to save IPL deals: Clarke

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

SYDNEY (Agencies): Australian cricketers “sucked up” to India and Virat Kohli by holding back on verbal sledging to protect lucrative Indian Premier League deals, according to former Australia captain Michael Clarke. Clarke said players were “too scared” to play a normal game against India because of the influence of the world’s wealthiest cricket tournament. “Everybody…

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Hockey players start training at home

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

LAHORE (APP): A number of national hockey players have started physical training at their homes to maintain the high level of fitness and remain in good trim for their possible selection for future international hockey events at a time when coronavirus pandemic is finally controlled. “The players have engaged themselves in physical training on the…

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FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over Qatar World Cup

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

DOHA (Agencies): The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new U.S. Department of Justice indictment which says bribes were paid to football officials to secure their votes for hosting rights. Suspicion and rumours have long surrounded both the 2010 vote by FIFA’s…

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Ramiz asks people not to lower guard against virus

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Observing that coronavirus [COVID-19] has brought everything to a halt former captain Ramiz Raja believes that the best way to beat the pandemic is social distancing and getting engaged in some sort of hobby. “We are in the habit of relaxing very quickly and lowering our guard. The approach [by some people] that…

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Salman Butt takes a swipe at hypocrites questioning tainted players return

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan’s batsman Salman Butt, while speaking to a local news channel on Monday, took a swipe at the critics who questioned the return of tainted players to the national fold. The 35-year-old claimed that if a player had served his punishment, he should be treated like every other player. “As per the…

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Fashion & Movies

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson reflect on good fortune after surviving coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Tom Hanks was in Australia when he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, came down with coronavirus Top Hollywood actors Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson are back home in Los Angeles after two weeks in hospital and self-isolation in Australia where they contracted the coronavirus. “Hey, Folks… We’re home now…

From the Middle East to Europe, fashion houses join the fight against COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Since the outbreak of coronavirus at the end of 2019, international and regional companies, including Prada, Gucci and Sarah’s Bag, have all joined the fight against the infectious disease. Ana Khouri The Brazilian-Lebanese jeweler decided to create a sapphire version of her signature Mirian ring and donate 100% of the proceeds to…

Jennifer’s nuptial ceremony with Brad was not attended by her mother

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Aniston has achieved excellence in her showbiz career. The actress is enjoying a dreamy life with her ever-shining beauty. She has plenty to be thankful for, but her personal history is more complex than it seems. Hollywood’s gorgeous and sought after actresses, in her memoir, revealed that she went through…

The Zay Initiative: The region’s first ‘fashion-history archive’

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: There is no question that what we wear tells a story: By understanding the history of our regional dress, we also gain an appreciation of our cultural heritage. That’s something Dubai-based author and founder of The Zay Initiative, Dr. Reem Tariq El-Mutwalli, has long recognized. She has been involved in art and…

Bob Dylan drops first original music in nearly a decade

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Bob Dylan surprised fans overnight into Friday by releasing his first original music in eight years, a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Backed by delicate piano, strings and muted drums, “Murder Most Foul” retells the shooting of the US president while describing the evolution of 1960s counterculture.…

Fox News slammed for talking hair, nails during pandemic

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A Fox News host sparked a firestorm of outrage Thursday by voicing concern over how women are going to get their hair and nails done during the coronavirus pandemic. Ainsley Earhardt was absolutely clear that she was talking about trivial everyday worries rather than the life-or-death issues which are of much larger…

Science & Technology

Tribal students are facing issues taking online classes

By The Frontier Post | April 6, 2020

Wajeeh Hassan PESHAWAR: As the federal as well as provincial governments have extended the vacations till May 31 amid coronavirus outbreak across the country, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed all the public-sector universities to go online to save the time of their students during the coronavirus lockdown and their academic year. However, this…

NFLP-Y launching its e-learning portal

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan in collaboration with National Institute of Banking & Finance (NIBAF) is implementing National Financial Literacy Program for Youth (NFLP-Y) to impart essential financial education to Pakistani youth and school going children for strengthening of their money management skills and enhance their understanding of financial matters. National Financial Literacy…

A popular, Low-Tech way to pass the time in quarantine: Puzzles

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk Millions of people are preoccupying themselves in coronavirus isolation with  various forms of technology, from Disney+ to DoorDash and FaceTime to Fortnite. But after a long day of distance learning or working from home, there’s only so many glowing pixels we can endure. That could explain why an old-school trade is seeing an…

Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: NASA on Friday picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station, a crucial building block to its plans to build a permanent post on the moon and mount future missions to Mars. SpaceX will get a portion of a…

Huawei unveils new photography-focused smartphones online

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad…

Turn off the microwave to boost wifi signals

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: People should avoid using the microwave at the same time as they are making video calls, watching HD videos or doing something important online because the ovens can slow wifi signals, Britain’s media regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday. The tip was included in advice on improving broadband performance during the coronavirus pandemic,…

Health

What really KP police is doing

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Wadood Jan If Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is known for many great reasons like food, traditions and cultures but it is also known brave police force. The KP police have been fighting militancy and terrorism and saved the lives of people by sacrificing their own. I have been moving around and visiting various places and departments and…

Thousands sign French call for chloroquine in virus fight

By The Frontier Post | April 7, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide. Support for the treatment has gained ground as doctors try to keep the coronavirus outbreak from overwhelming hospitals, with some…

Strong immune system to ward off coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 5, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): A weak immune system makes the body prone to the attack of all sorts of diseases ranging from benign to the deadly ones; therefore, a strong immune system is quintessential to ward off the diseases. Now, the question is how to boost up the immune system? The health experts recommend a balanced diet,…

Staying home is not a BIG job

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Wadood Jan No, this is not funny or we cannot afford non serious attitude in the prevalent situation as even after huge efforts of the government and spending immense economy the number of coronavirus infected persons is increasing. Like everyday a half century or more confirmed cases are reported, one can imagine where are we…

Kids are hit by COVID-19 too: WHO

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organisation on Thursday reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people. “The very notion that ‘COVID-19 only affects older people’ is factually wrong,” the head of the WHO’s European branch, Hans Kluge, told reporters during…

1+2=9: Rules of Mathematics changed

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

Wadood Jan Yawns are not the only infectious things out there besides germs, ‘Giggles can also spread from person to person’. When did you speak general for the last time! Give it an over think and recall when did you tell some jokes, stories or interesting things to your family or when were on call…

Travel

Malam Jabba giving a deserted look amid looming fears of coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | April 6, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Like other parts of Pakistan, the spring season of blossoming flowers and chirping birds has also arrived in the most scenic tourism destination of Malam Jabba but the hotels lying deserted, chair-lift empty and ski resorts have been shut down due to looming fears of corona pandemic. The tourism industry is about…

Spanish hotels become medical bunkhouses in tourism meltdown

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: Before the coronavirus pandemic besieged Europe, Kike Sarasola worried about whether he was building enough hotels to capitalize on the region’s long-running tourism boom. Such concerns have disappeared, along with the tourists. The only guests at three of his six boutique hotels in Madrid are doctors and nurses fighting the deadly disease.…

Olympics delay a blow for virus-hit Tokyo hotels

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk Tokyo: The shock postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has dealt a savage blow to Japan’s hotels and tourism industry, already reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many operators have seen bookings decimated by the virus and had been clinging to the hope that the Games would help them claw back…

Global tourism to fall up to 30% due to virus: UNWTO

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: The number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20-30 percent in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, putting millions of jobs at risk, the World Tourism Organization said Friday. This revises sharply lower a forecast made earlier this month of a decline of just 1.0-3.0 percent. The drop in arrivals will…

Stormy year ahead for Japan’s tourism industry as Olympics postpone

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Now that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are postponed until next year, concerns are growing about whether small and midsize businesses in the tourism and service industries can weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next year, economists and analysts say. With tourist traffic drying up and domestic consumption severely…

Turkish tourism workers exposed to Coronavirus ‘Tsunami’

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISTANBUL: Hamza Aksoy was supposed to start waiting tables in Turkey’s Mediterranean tourist hub Antalya this month. But the hotel has not returned his calls since the coronavirus hit, leaving him like millions of others out of work with little protection. Turkey, where infections have surged to nearly 1,900 in two weeks, has…

Articles

The world has ‘changed’

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Ibrahim Karagul The world is in shock. Countries are in shock. Individuals are in shock. Nobody thought a threat, an epidemic could grow to such an extent in the 21st century. Nobody was prepared for this. Nobody could have known that grand countries, states that have more wealth and power than they know how to…

Truth behind Koontz’s so-called coronavirus prophecy

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu Debates claiming that the novel coronavirus is lab-made were prevalent during previous outbreaks as well. Indeed, humanity is also the victim of the evils it is exposed to. History has already revealed what people who lack a moral compass are capable of. Remember Hiroshima! During the Cold War, the world was terrified of…

Putin’s oil price gambit has run out of road

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Clara Ferreira Marques In the eyes of Moscow hardliners, the shale boom that turned the US into a leading oil exporter has also encouraged Washington’s belligerence. Back in early March, low prices were a welcome means of pushing American producers over the edge; Russia’s bolstered state finances and its lower-cost oil companies meant it could…

Saudi futuristic city turns into a mirage in Covid-19 era

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Alison Meuse In the Red Sea coastal province of Tabuk, where the futuristic city of NEOM was meant to rise from the desert, royals have hunkered down in new construction, the paint barely dry on the palace walls. On the horizon, Jordan’s Aqaba port and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are visible but unreachable. The Arab littoral…

What’s happening in New York? Observations from NYC streets amid coronavirus crisis

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Ali Cinar We can say that the evil eye has been cast upon the world’s busiest tourist hub, the apple of the United States’ eye, New York City. While the number of Americans that have died from COVID-19 in the US is over 10,000, nearly half are from New York state. So why does New…

Europe’s debate over coronabonds can wait

By The Frontier Post | April 8, 2020

Clive Crook Europe needs enormous public spending right now — not to deliver stimulus in the usual sense, but to meet the immediate costs of fighting Covid-19, including generous income insurance to the people whose jobs are evaporating. What Europe most certainly does not need is to get bogged down in a debate about the…

Editorial

Creating paradox

By The Frontier Post | December 24, 2017

Shutting eyes to the extremely grim economic situation reflected in the macro economic imbalances caused by the gross financial mismanagement and rampant corruption, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is now shifting the blame to opposition political parties. He said that politics of sit-in was hampering the country’s economic progress, affecting its productive and efficiency to compete…

Bullying tactics

By The Frontier Post | December 23, 2017

After the US President Trump’s bashing of Pakistan, Vice president Mike Pence gave an open threat to it during his unscheduled visit of Kabul. On arrival at Bagram military base, he said, “Those days are over.”Pakistan had much to gain from partnership with the United States and much to lose by harboring “criminals and terrorists.…

Non existent proactive diplomacy

By The Frontier Post | December 22, 2017

The deliberate inactivity on the foreign policy front and accepting Indian accusations about false flag terrorist activities by the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has pushed the country to almost diplomatic isolation. It also provided the necessary ammunition to the US propaganda machine against Pakistan blaming it for harboring terrorist heavens on its soil. The…

Alarming trade gap

By The Frontier Post | December 21, 2017

The federal government disdains and despises the warnings and valuable suggestions of international lending agencies, independent economists and business community to initiate corrective measures to steer the economy out from the state of acute stagnation. The sane advice infuriates the Minister for planning Ahsan Iqbal. In a denial mode he used to claim that the…

US India nexus

By The Frontier Post | December 20, 2017

While addressing a Seminar on the national security policy, Advisor to the Prime Minister Lt General (R) Nasir Janjua said the Unite States seems to be speaking Indian’s  language and that the two nations have the same idea regarding the Kashmir conflict. He complained the US is willing to give India a bigger role in…

Quetta Church attack

By The Frontier Post | December 19, 2017

At least nine people were killed and 56 injured when two suicide bombers stormed a Christian church in Quetta. Police guards standing at the entrance and roof top killed one of the bombers but the second attacker detonated his explosive filled vest-court outside the prayer hall of the church after Sunday Service began. In all…

Arts and Literature

Art out of control

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

Monitoring Desk It’s interesting how, as an author, I’m often at the mercy of my characters. On some occasions, they speak to me all night making me restless and keeping me awake. On a few others, they’re at a cold war with me, and no amount of pleading helps. Recently, I shared this thought with…

Calligraphy artist Wissam Shawkat seeks to break the mold after mastering classic styles

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: “If you continue practicing calligraphy in its traditional scripts, that’s a limitation by itself,” Iraqi artist Wissam Shawkat told Arab News while explaining the need to master the craft and then innovate to push Arabic calligraphy into the future. “I mean I am not against learning traditional scripts. I’ve been doing calligraphy…

The Cat: A Natural and Cultural History by Sarah Brown

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk Of all the domesticated species, cats have enjoyed the most complex relationship with people — one that still leads to arguments about whether you can truly call the cat asleep by your fire “tame.” The Cat is a comprehensive, richly illustrated exploration of the natural and cultural history of this much-loved pet. Chapters…

Healing as art: Marina Fokidis discusses Art Dubai’s online performance program

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: In these strange times, where it feels to many as if we have suddenly assumed the role of characters in a sci-fi film, fighting off an unknown assailant whose attacks are highly unpredictable and deadly, most would agree that we need to conjure up other modes of power. While the art world…

Art Dubai Residents: Nigerian artist Tonia Nneji wants women to know they aren’t alone

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Nigerian visual artist, photographer, art blogger and graffiti artist Tonia Nneji was one of six talents invited to take part in the Art Dubai Residents program, which will no longer exhibit physically due to the coronavirus pandemic. Color plays a central role in Nneji’s practice — a tool she embraces to imbue…

A new future for art fairs? Highlights from Art Dubai’s first digital program

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Back in February as the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) threatened the global art calendar, Art Basel Hong Kong was the first to go. Day by day, the art world watched as fair by fair was either postponed or cancelled. Frieze New York, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Milan’s Salonedel Mobile, Art…