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Trump unveils Mideast plan, hailing ‘big step towards peace’

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters): President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled long-awaited details of a US plan for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, warning it may represent the last chance at statehood for the Palestinians. “Today, Israel takes a big step towards peace,” Trump told a White House news conference, standing alongside visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he…

CPEC a manifestation of Pak-China multi-dimensional partnership: PM Imran

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday while lauding the time-tested friendship with China, said Beijing had always supported Pakistan during the difficult times and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a manifestation of this multi-dimensional partnership between the two countries. The prime minister was chairing a high level review meeting to ascertain…

CJCSC Gen Raza meets King Salman, discusses bilateral ties

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza on Tuesday met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud in Riyadh, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to a statement issued by the military’s media wing, matters of mutual interest, bilateral ties and other issues were discussed in the…

State Bank keeps policy rate unchanged at 13.25 percent

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has decided to keep the interest rate unchanged at 13.25 percent, saying supply side inflation continued to exert pressure on the economy. State Bank Governor Reza Baqir said that when the monetary policy committee had decided the interest rate in July, inflation stood at 8.4 percent. “A…

Federal cabinet rejects Mahar for Sindh IGP slot, seeks more names from province

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided against appointing Mushtaq Mahar as the Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) after cabinet members from the province expressed strong reservations over the matter. According to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Sindh Governor…

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi paid an official visit to Sri Lanka and called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. He also held meetings with the chiefs of the Sri Lankan armed forces and officials of the Ministry of Defence. Matters pertaining to mutual interest and promotion of bilateral maritime…

Global

India: Convicts of anti-Muslim massacre get bail

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

NEW DELHI (AA): India’s top court on Tuesday released on bail at least 17 convicts jailed for life for taking part in an anti-Muslim pogrom, local media reported. The Supreme Court of India issued bail orders for the convicts who were found guilty for the 2002 Sardarpura massacre in which 33 Muslims were burned alive…

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Turkish President Erdogan likely to visit Pakistan next month

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to arrive in Pakistan on 13th of February. A senior diplomatic source told private channel that Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Islamabad on a two-day official visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Turkish president will hold important meetings with the…

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Iran lawmakers call for debate on quitting nuclear arms treaty

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

DUBAI (Reuters): A group of Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday asked parliament to debate a motion for Iran to quit a treaty governing global nuclear arms control, a move apparently aimed at pressuring European powers to salvage Tehran’s own 2015 nuclear deal. A report on the assembly’s news site ICANA said a minimum number of MPs…

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New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern calls September election

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

WELLINGTON (AFP): New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called a general election for September, in a vote that will test whether her widespread popularity overseas is matched by support at home. The center-left leader on Tuesday announced Kiwis would go to the polls on September 19, two months ahead of the last possible date…

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Trump offers China ‘any help’ as virus spreads, markets reel

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: U.S. President Donald Trump offered China whatever help it needed on Monday to control a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 81 people, stranded tens of millions during the biggest holiday of the year and rattled global markets. With provincial authorities taking increasing flak from the public over their initial response, Chinese Premier…

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China virus death toll jumps to 107, nearly 1,300 new cases

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk WUHAN: The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has soared to 107 while nearly 1,300 new cases have been confirmed, authorities said Tuesday. The health commission in central Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic, said 24 more people had died from the virus and 1,291 more people were infected, raising…

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Pakistan

KP Govt bringing modern price relief, regulation system: Shaukat Yousafzai

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to announce a relief package for the poor and needy of the province, Minister for Information informed pruvate channel on Tuesday. The minister, Shaukat Yousafzai said that the news is indeed factual and the relief package will be announced soon by the provincial government. Shaukat Yousafzai…

Saeed Ghani mocks IG Sindh, says he should be named ‘PTIG’

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani on Tuesday said that the designation of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kaleem Imam should be changed to PTIG, as tensions continue to rise between the provincial government and Sindh’s top cop. “The IG Sindh should be named PTIG so that there is no misconception that he…

President reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to peace in region

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to peace and stability in the region to cope with multiple challenges including those of poverty and ignorance. He was speaking at a ceremony after taking oath as the Chief Scout in Islamabad on Tuesday. The President regretted that conflict and problems are being…

Bosnian envoy urges UN to play role to get stopped Indian atrocities in IOJ&K

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Bosnian Ambassador to Pakistan Sakib Foric has urged the United Nations to play its role to get stopped Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. He was talking to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Islamabad on Tuesday. The Ambassador said his country will continue to extend diplomatic support to Pakistan for resolution of…

Firdous takes exception to tweet of Afghan President regarding arrest of Manzoor Pashteen

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has taken a strong exception to the recent tweet of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani regarding the arrest of Manzoor Pashteen. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, she said it amounts to direct interference in the internal matters of Pakistan. She said…

FM Qureshi departs for Kenya to attend ‘Engage Africa’ conference

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday has left for Kenya on a two-day visit to take part in “Engage Africa” conference as part the government’s policy of economic diplomacy. In a video message before departure to Kenya, the minister said we are moving ahead on economic diplomacy pursuing it as a…

Afghanistan

Pentagon confirms its military jet crashed in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI: A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, rejecting the insurgents´ suggestions that it was shot down. Afghanistan US Forces spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett confirmed in a statement that the aircraft was a US Bombardier E-11A, a type…

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More Afghan women reporting sexual harassment, year on year

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The number of women in Afghanistan reporting cases of sexual harassment has been on the rise for years. Rights advocates say that may be a sign more women are becoming emboldened, as they also become more prominent in other sectors in society. But with the Taliban resurgent in many parts, some women…

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UNAMA chief in Iran to discuss situation in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Tadamichi Yamamoto, chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is in Tehran for a two-day visit to discuss the situation in Afghanistan with Iranian and international officials, UNAMA said. Iran is recognized as an important country in the Afghan peace process and has repeatedly emphasized the Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process.…

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Lack of security affects polio vaccination in West

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Half of children under five years of age will be deprived of polio vaccinations in western provinces of Herat, Farah and Badghis due to security threats, according to officials from health and security departments. There are more than 1.1 million children under five years of age in the western provinces, officials said,…

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TAPI pipeline project faces more delays

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project – a major regional economic project – has faced another delay in its construction inside Afghanistan over a postponement in land acquisition, among other issues, according to local officials. Work on the project in Afghanistan began in February 2018 and will include a 1,814-kilometer gas…

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Journalists demand access to SC information

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A group of journalists criticized Afghanistan’s Supreme Court for not providing them essential information for their stories on certain cases, which, according to them, are important for the public to be aware of. The journalists said there are many cases that have been referred to the Supreme Court by the Attorney General’s…

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Business

Coronovirus fears push stocks to 2-week low

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: World shares slipped to their lowest in two weeks on Monday as worries grew about the economic impact of China’s spreading coronavirus, with demand spiking for safe haven assets such as Japanese yen and Treasury notes. The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 106 and the virus spread…

Tearing down the wall: Saudi restaurants adjust to the abolishment of gender segregation

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi diners are still chewing over the Kingdom’s move to end the long-standing legal requirement for restaurants to have separate entrances for males and families. As a result of reforms — involving 103 rules and regulations, manuals, models, and standards aimed at making life easier for citizens and visitors — men and…

GM to spend $2.2 billion on making electric trucks and SUVs at Detroit factory

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: General Motors Co will invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build electric trucks and sport utility vehicles, the No.1 US automaker said in a statement on Monday. Reuters reported last year that GM plans to build a new family of premium electric vehicles at the plant beginning late 2021,…

Hundreds of Amazon employees criticize firm’s climate stance

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Hundreds of Amazon employees openly criticized the online retail giant’s environmental record, in violation of the company’s communications policy. More than 300 signed a Medium blog post by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice (AECJ), which is pushing the company to go further in its climate change mitigation plan which was announced…

J&J CEO to testify at trial for first time on Baby Powder risks

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW BRUNSWICK: Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky was set to be called as a witness on Monday in what would be his first appearance in a jury trial over allegations that the company’s Baby Powder causes cancer. Lawyers for three men and one woman who sued J&J subpoenaed Gorsky in…

Greece picks banks for 15-year bond: statement

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece on Monday opened books for a new 15-year bond issue, in its first foray into international markets since the 2010 financial crisis, officials said. The state debt management agency said it had “mandated Barclays, BNP Paribas, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs International Bank, HSBC and JP Morgan” as joint managers for the…

Sports

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah enjoys his trip to Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyadh has enjoyed playing in Pakistan and is hoping to return back stronger in the 1st Test in Rawalpindi starting from February 7th. “I’ve been here before, Lahore has been a great city and the hospitality, security arrangements were up to the mark. Hopefully, we will return stronger in…

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Neymar dedicates goal to Kobe Bryant

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

PARIS (Agencies): Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win at Lille to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose death in a helicopter crash earlier on Sunday shocked the world, as his double shot the French champions 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1. The world’s most expensive player slotted home the…

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England thump South Africa in fourth Test to win series 3-1

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): Ben Stokes and Mark Wood made a double strike shortly before tea, breaking stubborn South African resistance and setting up a 191-run win for England on the fourth day of the fourth and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday. The win clinched a 3-1 series victory for England. Set to make…

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Umar Gul honoured during third T20I

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Umar Gul was honoured in Lahore on Monday for his Pakistan record figures of five for six in T20Is when PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani presented him with a crystal plaque. The ceremony took place in the PCB Chairman’s office after the third Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Bangladesh was abandoned without a…

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES (Agencies): Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash early Sunday outside Los Angeles, U.S. media reported. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said there were no survivors in the crash in the hills above the Calabasas area. The helicopter crashed in foggy…

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Nadal beats Kyrgios to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Rafael Nadal lost his first set of the tournament but rode out a spirited challenge from wholly committed Nick Kyrgios to move into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the 12th time with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, (6), 7-6(4) victory on Monday. Kyrgios was a match for the 19-time Grand Slam champion…

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Fashion & Movies

Singer Lizzo takes three Grammys

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: R&B singer Lizzo kicked off the Grammy Awards show on Sunday, dedicating the night to basketball star Kobe Bryant, whose death in a helicopter accident earlier in the day threw a cloud over music’s biggest night. “Tonight is for Kobe” said Lizzo, going into a medley of the title song from…

Singer Billie Eilish wins song of year Grammy

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Teen sensation Billie Eilish won the first of the top four prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking home the song of the year statuette for her hit single Bad Guy. Eilish, an 18-year-old newcomer, also won for her pop album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?…

‘1917’ scoops top Hollywood director prize for Mendes

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

LONDON (AFP): Hollywood’s directors handed World War I thriller “1917” their top annual prize Saturday, one of the final major award shows that typically spells success at next month’s Oscars. The win makes British auteur Sam Mendes hot favorite for the best director Oscar — the Directors Guild of America Awards have correctly predicted the…

Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston likely to be appeared together at Oscars ceremony

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood’s dashing star Brad Pitt has left behind all the big names as he continues  the winning streak on the awards circuit for his supporting turn in  his recent hit ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’.  Pitt, who has been under spotlight for his appearances with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston at several…

Actress Meera plans to join politics

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Film Actress Meera says due to the absence of a good team her indented to construct a hospital still remains undone. While talking to journalists at the Art Council of Pakistan, Karachi Meera said she’s hopeful for the future of the Pakistan film industry as good films are being produced and also…

Indian TV actress Sejal Sharma commits suicide

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Indian TV actor Sejal Sharma has allegedly committed suicide, Indian media reported early on Saturday morning. The actor was best known for her character of Simmi Khosla in Indian TV drama Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji. The reason behind Sejal’s suicide is not yet confirmed. According to Indian police, Sejal, whose family…

Science & Technology

Samsung working to develop its own version of Apple’s Airdrop

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The phone makers of Android are working day and night to develop and release their version of Apple’s Airdrop. Airdrop is a feature in Apple that allows quick file sharing via Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity. The Chinese phone makers have created an alliance upon sharing their take on the feature whereas Google…

Boris reportedly at odds with Trump over Huawei

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The UK is soon expected to make a final decision on whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply the country with 5G equipment. Washington, however, has repeatedly warned London that this move could threaten British national security and potentially compromise intelligence sharing between the transatlantic allies. British Prime Minister Boris…

No WhatsApp or Skype, only ToTok

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Tight internet controls in the United Arab Emirates have raised questions about the Gulf state’s tech ambitions amid a scandal surrounding popular messaging application ToTok. The oil-rich country has invested billions in new technologies and artificial intelligence “to become a forerunner in the provision of smart services” as part of its Vision 2021 development plan.…

Facebook bringing its dark mode app for Android phones

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk We’ve known for some time that Facebook is working on bringing a dark mode its mobile app, and there have already been tests that meant some people gained early access to the option. Now dark mode is rolling out to a large pool of users. If you’re tired of being blinded by your…

The oldest crater on Earth was found in Australia

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: When we gaze out into our solar system and observe its several planets and many moons, one thing tends to be true of just about all of them: They have lots and lots of impact craters. Each of those scars on a planet or moon’s surface tells a story, and while Earth’s…

China’s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope becomes fully operational

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk The Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST for short, is finally up and running, according to China’s official media source Xinhua. The telescope is the largest filled-aperture radio telescope in the world, and is strategically placed to take advantage of the Dawodang depression, a naturally occurring basin in southwest China. The idea…

Health

Drinking tea could reduce risk of heart disease and stroke

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: A cup a day could help keeps the doctor away and increases your lifespan. That’s according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. In it, researchers suggest that drinking tea three or more times a week can lead to improved cardiovascular health and a longer life. In their…

4 new polio cases reported in merged districts

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR. Four new polio cases have been reported from  merged districts while the polio campaign will be kicked off in 15 district of KP from January, 29 . According to the Polio Emergency Operation Center four new polio cases, two in Khyber while two in Mohmand district have been confirmed by National Institute…

Hong Kong Disneyland closing over China virus fears

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an emergency. The park said it was taking the step to protect “the health and safety of our guests and…

Walnuts may be good for the gut and help promote heart health

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these “good” bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts. In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain…

5 ways to support a co-worker with a chronic illness

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk A new survey from Cancer and Careers found that 88 percent of people have concerns about their ability to support a co-worker with a serious medical condition. And 89 percent believe management could have created and fostered a more supportive work environment for colleagues with chronic illness. Experts say companies can improve support…

China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicentre

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk WUHAN: The Chinese army deployed medical specialists on Saturday to the epicentre of a spiralling viral outbreak that has already killed 41 people and spread around the world, as millions spent their normally festive Lunar New Year holiday under lockdown. The country’s most important celebration has been all-but cancelled for people in a…

Travel

TCKP to organize three day Galiyat Snow Festival 2020 from 31st

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

F.P. Report GALIYAT: Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) are jointly organising a three-day Galiyat Snow Festival 2020 in the scenic Nathiagali and other serene spots from January 31. The festival will feature skiing, snow-tubing, biking, snow hiking, bonfire, tug-of-war, snow football, camping, Vlog competitions, food stalls, snow cartoons, jeep rally…

Saudi adventurer on top of world after dream visit to active volcano

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk JEDDAH: Saudi adventurer Badr Al-Shibani will be on top of the world when he ticks off the latest lifetime ambition on his bucket list. Hot on the heels of realizing his childhood dream of seeing an active volcano, the 39-year-old entrepreneur is now training to climb Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. And…

China virus deaths rise to 80 as Hong Kong bans visitors from Wuhan

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: The death toll from China’s new coronavirus grew to 80 on Monday as residents of Hubei province, where the disease originated, were banned from entering Hong Kong amid global efforts to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak. The number of deaths from the flu-like virus in Hubei province climbed from 56…

Numbers of travelers heading to Australia decreased dramatically due to wildfires

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: The raging wildfires in Australia will cause the country to lose billions of dollars in revenues from tourism. The number of travelers booking stays in Australia has dropped from between 10% to 20% since the fires started in September. Lost Billions This fall will represent a shortfall of around $4.5 billion, according…

US bars issuing visas to pregnant women in a bid to control ‘birth tourism’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called “birth tourism.” In announcing the move, which takes effect on Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas “to secure…

Virus-related tourism ban could hurt North Korea’s economy

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: North Korea has temporarily banned foreign tourists in response to the outbreak of a dangerous new virus in neighboring China. Depending on how long the ban lasts, it could hurt North Korea’s economy, which though heavily sanctioned, has received a boost by a recent influx of Chinese tourists. Starting Wednesday, North Korea…

Articles

Trump-Imran interaction at Davos: A good omen for Kashmir conflict

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Iqbal Khan President Donald Trump once again caught India by its throat during Davos annual gala. He rubbed more salt into the bruised Indian ego when he welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan for their meeting on January 21. Trump startled everybody when he mentioned the word Kashmir, to India’s chagrin, in his opening remarks. He…

Regional cooperation vital to curtail contagion coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Dr. Fawad Muhammad As the Lunar New Year holidays are at the doorstep in China, where more than 400 million people are expected to travel domestically and internationally. A newly contagion novel coronavirus fear heighten and has sickened more than 831 people across China including 95 in critical situation, and the fatalities rose to 25…

Iraq has lots of protesters, and a government on autopilot

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Bobby Ghosh How many people responded today to Moqtada al-Sadr’s call for demonstrations against the US. military presence in Iraq? Did they, or did they not, come out in the “millions” he wanted? What is certain is that the crowds in Baghdad were substantial, and highly disciplined — in contrast to the mobs gathered by…

Breakthrough in sight in Afghan peace talks

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Rustam Shah Mohmand There are credible reports of the Taliban agreeing to a short cease-fire as soon as an agreement with the US is concluded. Since the draft of the agreement is almost finalized with the consent of both sides, it appears an accord will be signed perhaps by the end of the month to…

Trump’s peace plan is one thing most Israelis will agree on

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Eli Lake Few things can bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of Israel’s main opposition party, Benny Gantz. President Donald Trump’s long-awaited peace plan is one of them. Netanyahu and Gantz, whose parties will face one another for the third time in a year in March’s elections, will be arriving in…

To secure peace and preserve Afghan political system, Ghani has to go

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Arif Rafiq Efforts to secure a durable political settlement to the Afghanistan war coincide and conflict with an uncertain political transition in the country. The United States and the Taliban are once again close to signing a preliminary peace agreement that could pave the way for an end to the 18-year war. According to one…

Editorial

US Space Force can’t be taken lightly

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Yang Chengjun The creation of the US Space Force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces has caused concerns around the world. US President Donald Trump signed into law in late 2019 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which approved $40 million for Space Force operations and maintenance. It is…

Turkey forces Greece, G Cyprus over deal in east Mediterranean

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Serkan Demirtas The signing of a memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Libya on the demarcation of maritime jurisdiction zones in eastern Mediterranean was a game-changer of the long-standing standoff between Turkey and other littoral countries, particularly Greece and Greek Cyprus. Apart from condemning the Turkish-Libyan move, they argued the deal was illegal according to…

Piecemeal approach

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Contrary to the high expectations of business community and independent economists, PTI government could not succeed to give workable short term and long term policies in the domain of economy, be it industrial policy, trade policy or agriculture policy. Trade policy for boosting exports and discouraging unnecessary imports does not revolve around one or two…

Politicising social protection programme

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

It was widely believed that mistakes of the past shall be avoided in future in launching pro-poor people initiatives but redesigning of ‘Ehsas Programme’ on political affiliations dissolved expectations of the people in thin air. Now it is obvious that the programme will not be different from the last PPP government political gimmick in the…

Deepening industrial crisis

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Pakistan Business Council, a representative body of 82 big business houses that contribute 18 percent revenue to the government’s kitty, has expressed sharp resentment over the more the 35 percent increase in electricity tariff. The vested interest driven energy policy that has damaged the national interest persistently over the past 25 years has been critically…

India’s policy of water aggression

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Indian Union Minster of Jal Shaki, while addressing a public meeting at Bernoti of district Khatoa, renewed his threat of stopping the downward flow of water in the three westerly rivers allocated to Pakistan under Indus Water Treaty (IWT) of 1960. He had made the same outburst at an election rally in the India’s Punjab…

Arts and Literature

Amina Art Ansari talks Therapy, Paintings & Humanity

By The Frontier Post | January 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The ever so gifted Amina Art Ansari is a British Asian visual artist who is based in Pakistan. London is not only her place of birth but a city where her artistic dream became a reality. Amina studied at Central Saint Martins, London College of Printing and National College of Arts in…

Ocean Art Gallery organizes artist Asim Amjad’s art-work exhibition

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Ocean Art Gallery, being one of the largest Pakistani gallery dealing with sales of artworks hosted a solo show of paintings by Asim Amjad on Saturday, 25th January. The exhibition continue till 30th January, 2020. Khalil Ahmed owner and CEO of Ocean Art Galleries while speaking to media said; “our priority is…

“Kill Reply All” by Victoria Turk

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk Victoria Turk’s Kill Reply All “is one of the more amusing digital-etiquette books you’ll read,” says a review in The New York Times. “Simply put, social media has created a new universe of ways we can be mean to one another. So digital good manners are a great kindness, whether they apply to…

World’s biggest literature festival kicks off in India

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAIPUR: The 13th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) started on Thursday. Known as the “greatest literary show on earth,” the five-day event brings to one venue more than 500 speakers of 15 Indian and 35 foreign languages, and over 30 nationalities. Among the festival’s participants are Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize…

A 3-year-old Malaysian boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A 3-year-old Malaysian boy living in the UK has become the youngest member to join Mensa UK, the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world, Mensa officials said. Muhammad Haryz Nadzim was invited to join Mensa after meeting with a psychologist and scoring 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test,…

LAC to organize ‘Folk Music Festival’ from Jan 28

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore Arts Council (LAC) will organize a two-day folk music competition titled “Folk Music Festival” to promote folk music from January 28 at Alhamra Art Center. According to spokesperson here on Tuesday, candidates between the ages of 15 to 30 could register themselves for participating in the competition till January 27. Audition…