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Youth can put country on path of progress: PM Imran Khan

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched Kamyab Jawan Program in Karachi and distributed loan cheques among successful applicants under the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES), in a ceremony, held in Karachi at Governor House. Addressing a Kamyab Jawan Program cheque distribution ceremony, the prime minister termed the transparency and merit as the…

Taliban claim ‘American forces plane crashed’ in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

KABUL (AFP): The Taliban claimed a US forces aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday hours after the plane went down into an area controlled largely by the insurgents. “An aircraft of American occupiers has crashed in Ghazni province,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said in a Pashto-language statement, adding that all the crew members on…

PTM’s Manzoor Pashteen arrested in Peshawar, sent on 14-day judicial remand

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen was sent to Peshawar’s Central Jail on a 14-day judicial remand by a magistrate hours after he was arrested from the city’s Shaheen Town on Monday. The PTM leader was produced before a magistrate in Judicial Complex, Peshawar, where strict security arrangements were made prior…

Sindh, federal governments reach consensus over IGP Kaleem Imam removal

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government on Monday reached a consensus with the Sindh government on removing incumbent Inspector General of Police Kaleem Imam, agreeing to replace him with a new provincial police chief. The matter had been a bone of contention between the federal government and the Pakistan People’s Party’s…

Senate passes bill allowing 6-month paid maternity leave, 3-month paternity leave

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday passed the Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill, 2018, which makes it mandatory for employers to grant 6-month paid maternity leave and 3-month paid paternity leave. As per the bill, the leaves policy will be applicable in both public and private establishments in the federal capital territory. The bill,…

Rain forces abandonment, Pakistan take series 2-0

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The third Twenty20 international between Pakistan and Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled Monday because of bad weather in Lahore, giving the home side a 2-0 series victory. Murky conditions and drizzle delayed the scheduled 13:00 pm (0830 GMT) toss at the Gadaffi stadium pitch, but play was called off…

Global

Ten killed, 73 injured in Turkey train derailment

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

ISTANBUL (AFP): Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey due to ground erosion afer heavy rains, officials said Monday. The train, with over 360 people on board, was travelling from the Edirne region on the Greek and Bulgarian borders to Istanbul’s Halkali station on…

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China aims to boost trade interest in E. Europe

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

SOFIA (Sputnik): The Chinese Prime Minister is looking to expand trade ties with Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries amid a growing trade row with the United States. At a summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang expressed hope for cooperation between China and Eastern EU countries, saying that this cooperation is by…

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Ireland says UK Brexit plan a significant move in talks

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Britain’s new Brexit plan represents a significant move towards a much less disorderly departure from the European Union, though it will not be accepted in full by the 27 other member states, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Sunday. British Prime Minister Theresa May secured cabinet agreement on Friday for her plans to leave…

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French judge’s order seizure of 2m euros of subsidies due to Pen’s party

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

PARIS (Reuters): French judges investigating an alleged misuse of EU funds by Marine Le Pen’s far-right party have decided to block 2 million euros of state subsidies due to be handed out to the party, Le Pen and a judicial source said on Sunday. In France, political parties receive public subsidies that depend on how…

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Son of Zuma to face charges

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters): Duduzane Zuma, the son of scandal-plagued former South African president Jacob Zuma, will face charges relating to allegations of corruption, his lawyer said on Sunday. Duduzane Zuma was returning to South Africa to attend his brother’s funeral when he was detained briefly at Johannesburg’s main airport on Friday in relation to a corruption…

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Netanyahu to meet Putin, demand no Iranian presence in Syria

By The Frontier Post | July 9, 2018

Monitoring Desk Tel AVIV: Despite Iran’s statements that the country has only been providing military advisory support to Bashar al-Assad’s government, senior Israeli officials have on numerous occasions said that Tel Aviv will not let Tehran gain a military foothold in Syria. In light of the strained relations between Israel and Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin…

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Pakistan

Atif Khan claims Pervez Khattak behind removal of KP ministers

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Following Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Atif Khan’s removal from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet, he claimed on Monday that Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak is conspiring against him and does not want him to be a minister. Earlier in a shocking political development, three provincial ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including Muhammad…

Hamza Shehbaz rejects reports of forward bloc in PML-N

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz Sharif said that he is hearing claims of forward bloc in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) since childhood. Speaking to media outside Punjab Assembly, Hamza rejected reports of forward bloc in PML-N and said that change and political struggle in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is retribution. He added…

Muhammad Jalal Sikandar Sultan sworn in as CEC

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Jalal Sikandar Sultan has sworn in as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmad administered him the oath at a ceremony at the Supreme Court in Islamabad on Monday. Muhammad Jalal Sikandar Sultan is a former bureaucrat. He was chosen to head the Election Commission by a…

PML-Q local leader gunned down in Gujranwala

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report GUJRANWALA: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s (PML-Q) local leader Usman Sheikh has been gunned down on Monday evening in Gujranwala. According to police, a suspect, Madad Ali, opened fire on the PML-Q leader due to a monetary dispute, killing him on the spot. Rescue officials, after being informed, shifted the body to the hospital for…

PM Imran meets Pir Pagara, discusses current political situation

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of his efforts to strengthen ties with allied parties, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday met with Pakistan Muslim League- Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Pagara at Kingri House in Karachi. Matters of mutual interest, the current political situation in the province and other issues were came under discussion in the…

Newly appointed CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja to take oath today

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Retired bureaucrat Sikandar Sultan Raja will take oath as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in a ceremony at Supreme Court (SC) in Islamabad today (Monday). According to details, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmad will administer him the oath. Earlier, parliamentary committee headed by Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen…

Afghanistan

IED blast kills 1 civilian in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: One civilian was killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Kabul city on late Saturday, Kabul police said on Sunday. Nusrat Rahimi, the Ministry of Interior spokesman, said that an Afghan police vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in PD3 of Kabul city, killing at least one civilian. Four…

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Crime level increasing in city of Kabul: Residents

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Residents of Kabul city complained that the crime level has increased in the city recently, and officials are not acting to reduce the crime level as necessary. People said that they can’t walk at night in the streets of Kabul city. Rashid, a butcher in Kabul city, said he was attacked: “They…

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Disabled Afghan girl makes living by selling paintings

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): A young Afghan girl with paralyzed hands and feet makes a living for her family by selling the paintings she draws with her mouth. Rubaba Muhammadi, 20, who has painted a total of 250 pictures since her childhood without taking any formal education, also gives painting lessons to about 25 people, including people…

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Grenade attack on Afghan wedding injures 20

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KHOST: An hand grenade attack on an Afghan wedding ceremony wounded at least 20 people, including several children, a provincial official said Sunday. At least one of the injured children was in critical condition, said Adel Haider, a spokesman for the police chief of the eastern Khost province. No one immediately claimed responsibility…

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Local official gunned down in Herat province

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Unidentified armed men shot dead a religious and Hajj official in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat on Sunday, the provincial governor said. The incident happened in Pashtun Zarghun district, where Mawlavi Abdul Rahim Ahmadi, chief of district’s Hajj and Islamic Affairs branch, was shot dead on the spot when leaving for his…

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Ghani returns to Kabul after attending WEF

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani, along with the Afghan delegations, returned to Kabul after attending World Economic Forum in Davos, Swiss. Besides addressing the World Economic Forum, Mr. Ghani met world leaders and discussed the economic development and improvement in the Afghan peace process. President Ghani delivered his remarks regarding the Taliban delegations in…

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Business

After Brexit-settling poll, UK firms see business bounce

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LUTON: At Bruderer UK, a small firm selling metal-stamping machines from an industrial estate just north of London, business kicked into high gear right after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s big election win last month. Clients, including the Royal Mint which uses Bruderer equipment to make coins, at last knew for sure that Britain…

India to sell full stake in debt-ridden Air India

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: New Delhi intends to sell its entire stake in the debt-crippled national carrier Air India, the government announced Monday, after failing previously to secure any bids for a majority share. The airline, which owes more than $8 billion, has been struggling to pay salaries and buy fuel, with officials recently warning that…

Saudi energy minister says confident China can contain, eradicate new coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister said on Monday the Kingdom was closely monitoring developments in global oil markets resulting from “gloomy expectations” over the impact of the new coronavirus on the Chinese and global economy and oil market fundamentals. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said he was confident the Chinese government and international community…

Boeing’s 777X jetliner completes maiden flight

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEATTLE: Boeing Co successfully staged the first flight of the world’s largest twin-engined jetliner on Saturday in a respite from the crisis over its smallest model, the grounded 737 MAX. The 777X, a larger version of the 777 mini-jumbo, touched down at the historic Boeing Field outside Seattle at 2 pm (2200 GMT)…

Imports of soyabean, palm oil reduce 9.58%, 16.28% in six months

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The imports of edible oil including palm and soyabean into the country during first half of current financial year, reduced by 9.58% and 16.28% respectively as compared to the imports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-December, 2019-20 palm oil import into the country was recorded at…

Cutlery exports witnessed an increase of 7.39 percent in 6 months

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The cutlery exports from the country witnessed an increase of 7.39 percent during the first six months of current financial year (2019-20) as against the exports of corresponding period of last year (2018-19). Pakistan exported cutlery worth $47.415 million during July-December (2019-20) against the exports of $44.154 million during July-December (2018-19), showing…

Sports

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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Late Nacho header takes Real top of La Liga

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

VALLADOLID (Agencies): Real Madrid defender Nacho was the unlikely hero as they snatched a 1-0 win at Real Valladolid on Sunday to capitalise on Barcelona’s defeat at Valencia this weekend and move three points clear of their rivals at the top of La Liga. The Spaniard was handed his fourth league start of the season…

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Kobe’s relentless spirit inspired NBA fans, players

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Kobe Bryant used a ferocious competitiveness and uncanny shooting touch to become an NBA icon, leaving behind a legacy that has influenced the newest generation of league talent and fans worldwide. From his 81-point game, the second-best scoring performance in NBA history, to five NBA titles in 20 years of dazzling performances…

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Fashion & Movies

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…

Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Only The Young’ ready to rule fans’ heart

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Taylor Swift, a US pop superstar, has recorded the latest track for her upcoming Netflix documentary, ‘Miss Americana’. The song ‘Only The Young’, which was co-written and co-produced with Joel Little for the “Lover” album, is set to hit the streaming service on January 31. “Miss Americana” is a Lana Wilson-directed…

Science & Technology

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…

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported.…

Health

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…

Anti-polio drive to kick off in 15 districts: EOC

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A three days anti-polio drive will be kicked off in 15 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from January 27, 2020 wherein more than 0.4 million children will be vaccinated against polio. This was decided in a special meeting held here Friday at Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with coordinator EOC Abdul Basit in…

Gilead for use of Ebola drug as China virus treatment

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Gilead Sciences Inc said it was assessing whether its experimental Ebola treatment could be used against the new coronavirus that has sickened hundreds of people in China and led to at least 18 deaths. “Gilead is in active discussions with researchers and clinicians in the United States and China regarding the ongoing…

Travel

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…

KP Tourism department being digitized to facilitate tourists: Atif Khan

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senior Minister for Tourism Khyber PakhtunkwaAtif Khan has that tangible measures were being taken to put administrative working of the tourism department on modern lines to facilitate and attract more tourists towards picturesque tourist places in the province. Chairing a high level meeting in Khyber Pakhtukhwa House, the KP tourism minister said…

Articles

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…

Hide and Seek

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

Muhammad Bilal Sethi The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman seems to be playing hide and seek with the masses in the province. The said leader has totally ignored the led from the day he has been in chair. Apart from missing tens of convocations, he has also mishandled several important cases of the higher educational…

Editorial

PBS report

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Pakistan bureau of Statics (PBS) has released a report on the prices of  essential consumers ‘goods, showing an unprecedented increase in the price food commodities such as wheat flour, sugar, tea leaves, pulses, rice, beef and mutton, broiler chicken, eggs and vegetables. However, making 2016 as base year and excluding the hikes in electricity and…

US offer of closer cooperation

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

In a media talk, top US diplomat Alice Wells dwelt at length on a number of issues including human rights situation in the Indian held Kashmir, Afghan peace process, return of warmth in Pak-US relation and vistas of investment in Pakistan and possible diplomatic support to get it out the FATF black list, a decision…

Scientists use Physics to explain why US elections are broken (but are they just centrists still bitter that Trump beat Clinton?)

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Peter Andrews A pair of Stanford scientists have used physics to explain why American presidential elections since 1970 reflect a society barely holding itself together. Innovative science or study into the biases of the researchers themselves? The paper, which appeared last week in the journal Nature Physics, is by Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of the New…

KP literacy index

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

World literacy census report reveals that in males’ literacy rate Khyber Pukhtunkhwa is ahead of other federating units of the country but it lags behind Punjab and other provinces in overall literacy ratio. It is because of the gender gap in school education that the province ranks fourth after Punjab and Sindh in female literacy.…

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…

Arts and Literature

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…

Anti-polio theatre enthralls students of UoP

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report Peshawar: Students enjoy and learnt a great deal about polio eradication government initiatives on national level through a theatre and video documentary display on Tuesday at Pashtun Cultural museum. “Society needs to take cognisance of this menace as it involves our children physical , cognitive , learning and lifelong aspirations “ the writer…