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Indian, Chinese armies move heavy weaponry to their bases near eastern Ladakh: report

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: As tensions between India and China mount owing to a border dispute in the eastern Ladakh region, armies of both countries have moved heavy weaponry and equipment to their base camps near the disputed territory. According to an Indian media report published on Sunday, Indian military sources say China has been…

Farogh Naseem resigns as federal law minister to represent govt Justice Qazi Faez Isa case

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law Barrister Farogh Naseem resigned from his post on Monday to represent the government in the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case before the Supreme Court. The law minister has sent his resignation letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan for approval. The Supreme Court (SC) will resume…

Fawad Chaudhry demands to probe into Nawaz Sharif’s test reports after cafe photo

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Two days after a leaked picture of former PM Nawaz Sharif at a roadside cafe in London triggered a debate about his health on social media, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry demanded of Prime Minister Imran Khan to order a probe into the PML-N supreme leader’s medical reports on the…

Latin America virus cases top 1m as UK, Russia ease lockdowns

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report BRASILIA: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America have surged past one million, while hard-hit Britain and Russia eased lockdowns Monday, despite not having their outbreaks fully under control. Governments around the world are moving to ease restrictions that have wrecked their economies, even as the number of cases tops 6.1 million and virus…

Coronavirus kills 60 more Pakistanis, cases soar to 72,460

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan confirmed 60 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,543 and positive cases surged to 72,460, on Monday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,964 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24…

Thousands join new US anti-racism protests as Trump vows crackdown

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MINNEAPOLIS: Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities Sunday to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality. As the Trump administration branded instigators of five nights of rioting domestic terrorists, there were more confrontations between protestors and…

Global

China kicks off anti-halal campaign to stop fuelling ‘extremism’

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters): The capital of China’s Xinjiang region, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has launched a campaign against halal products to stop fuelling “extremism”. In a meeting on Monday, the Communist Party leaders of Urumqi led cadres to swear an oath to “fight a decisive battle against ‘pan-halalisation’,” according to a notice posed…

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Peru opposition leader detained in money laundering probe

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

LIMA (Reuters): Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori and leader of the opposition in Peru, was arrested on Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations of money laundering. Fujimori was detained when she arrived at the state prosecutor’s office to testify in the case, under Peru’s Organized Crime Law, according to…

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Trump, Putin may meet again in Helsinki next year: report

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

HELSINKI (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump may meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next spring, the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said in its online edition on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. Officials have started looking at possible dates for the meeting, it said. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto declined to comment on the likelihood of the meeting…

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Kenya bus crash kills at least 50

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

NAIROBI (AFP): At least 50 people were killed when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off in an accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said. The bus was travelling from Nairobi to the western town of Kakamega, police said, and footage from the scene showed the vehicle…

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Terrorist chemical weapons attack risk in UK rising, minister claims

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

LONDON (Sputnik): The threat of a terrorist attack involving chemical or biological weapons in the UK is rising, Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace has warned, reports suggest. Speaking at a security conference in London, Wallace is reported to have said he’d seen plots “where the only limit to the ambition of our adversaries…

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Saudi envoy returns to Berlin after 1 year absence

By The Frontier Post | October 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: The Saudi ambassador to Germany has returned to Berlin almost a full year after being recalled by Riyadh, the Saudi Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. “Saudi Ambassador to Germany Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan is returning [to Germany] to resume his work,” the ministry said in a statement. Bin Sultan, the ministry…

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Pakistan

PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif approaches LHC for interim bail

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: PML-N president and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Monday approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking interim bail in the assets beyond means and money laundering case. Sharif through his lawyer Amjad Pervaiz moved the bail petition, citing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed…

US dollar climbs to Rs 163.10 in interbank market

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The United States (US) dollar continued its gains against the Pakistani rupee at the start of week’s trading on Monday. According to currency exchange dealers, the greenback registered further gains of Rs0.30 to reach Rs163.40 by 11:30 am in the interbank market. The United States dollar had ended 163.10 against the local…

KP courts to resume hearing cases from today

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The district courts and tribunals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will resume administrative and judicial work from today after a break of around two months. According to a notification issued by Registrar Peshawar High Court Khawaja Wajeehuddin, the staff members and visitors will have to strictly follow the SOPs formulated to stop the spread…

PTI’s Abrar Ul Haq tests positive for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and renowned singer Abrar Ul Haq has been tested positive for the coronavirus, on Sunday. In his message on Twitter, Abrar Ul Haq said that my corona test came positive and I have quarantined myself at home. However, I will keep performing my duties through Skype as Red Crescent…

PM Imran to chair special meeting of NCC today

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A special meeting of National Coordination Committee (NCC) on coronavirus will be held today (Monday) to finalize the strategy regarding coronavirus for the month of June. Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the meeting. The meeting will finalize a comprehensive plan for the month of June to tackle the ongoing pandemic, and…

Wearing face masks mandatory in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Abdullah Momand ISLAMABAD: Following the surge in covid-19 cases in federal capital and in a single day more than 226 new cases reported the capital administration make mandatory wearing of masks at all public places and noted that in violation strict action will be taken including imposition of fine Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Mohammad Hamza Shafqat…

Afghanistan

Pandemic tips Afghanistan into economic recession

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The outbreak of Covid-19 has devastated Afghanistan’s economy, unleashing a plethora of commercial and financial restraints which are proving to be fatal both economically and socially. Trade and business has been brought to a standstill almost entirely, with hundreds of thousands losing their jobs or paltry livelihoods in lockdowns and the shutdown…

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Masoud urges warring parties to grab ‘historic chance for peace’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Former Advisor to Ex-President Hamid Karzai, Shahzada Masoud said that the current peace opportunity, which is a historic one, should not be missed in a bid to reach a durable peace in the war-hit country. It has to be utilized in the best manner, he said. Pointing toward the process of prisoners released…

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Group of organized criminals demolished

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

TALIQAN CITY (Agencies): A group of seven organized criminals were arrested during a military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in northern Takhar province of Afghanistan. Ministry of interior in a statement reported that the band accused of different criminal cases such as murders, armed robbery, kidnappings and harassment of people was demolished during the…

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Ministry of Health examining Alkozai-produced Covid-19 vaccine

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says a vaccine made by Mohammad Alkozai is being examined, asking people not to use it before the final finding is announced. Mohammad Alkozai, who arrived in Kabul from southern Kandahar province, claimed he had produced a vaccine with the help of Tib-e-Nabavi tips and ancient…

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Hundreds protest shutdown of sage man who touts virus cure

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Hundreds of residents of Kabul, the capital city, have staged demonstrations against the blockage of the Afghan sage—Abdul Hakim Alokozai’s treatment centers, calling on the government to allow him distribute the medicine that can treat covid-19 patients. Alokozai’s office said that they have prepared medicine but the ministry of public health has forced…

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Taliban reacts to Kabul bombing

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban group reacted to Kabul bombing which left two employees of a private TV station dead, including one of the reporters of the TV. “Today’s bomb attack against workers of Khurshid TV in #Kabul city has no relation with the Mujahidin of Islamic Emirate,” Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the group…

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Business

Oil prices slip as wary traders eye upcoming OPEC+ meeting

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Oil prices fell nearly 1% on Monday as traders hedged bets with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) considering meeting as soon as this week to discuss whether to extend record production cuts beyond end-June. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 34 cents to $37.50 a barrel, in the first day of…

Natixis opens investment banking office in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

DUBAI (Agencies): French investment bank Natixis has opened a corporate and investment banking office in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh and appointed former JPMorgan banker Reema Al-Asmari as its chief executive officer, the bank said on Sunday. Western financial institutions have been seeking opportunities in Saudi Arabia since the government unveiled plans to privatize state assets…

LPGIAP seeks 24-hour permission for LPG shops

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Industries Association Pakistan (LPGIAP) on Sunday requested the government to grant the LPG shops permission to operate 24-hour a day across the country like petrol pumps. “In the coronavirus evolving situation, the poor segments of the society are facing great hardships to get the cylinder gas in reduced…

Investors to pocket more gains as economies gradually reopen

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

DUBAI (Agencies): UAE investors hope to pocket more gains this week as momentum continued to build in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi markets after recording a third-straight weekly gain last week. Helped by post-pandemic progress made on the economic front, alongside support from recovering oil prices, analysts see signs of the rally continuing as long…

China factory activity slows as global slump drags on growth

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Factory activity in China expanded at a slower pace in May as the country attempts to get back on track after the coronavirus, official data showed Sunday, with the global economic slump making the sector’s recovery difficult. China’s factories have stirred back to life after the lifting of strict lockdown measures imposed…

Infinix launches Hot 9 play

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Infinix, the premium smartphone brand known for its innovative and state-of-the-art devices, has just launched the addition to its best-selling Hot 9, the Infinix Hot 9 play. The new phone comes with huge 6000 mAh to treat power users, a 6.8” HD+ cinematic display, dual rear camera with AI, and ample storage.…

Sports

Man City’s Mahrez has watches worth £300,000 stolen: reports

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

LONDON (Agenices): Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez had three luxury watches worth more than £300,000 ($370,000) stolen when thieves raided his penthouse apartment, according to British media reports on Sunday. More than £50,000 in cash along with Cartier bracelets and rare football shirts worth up to £150,000 were also taken from the Algeria international. The…

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Sri Lanka’s 13-man squad to begin training on Monday

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

COLOMBO (Agencies): Sri Lanka Cricket will go ahead with plans for a 13-man squad of players to begin training on Monday, despite a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country over the past few weeks. The players will essentially put themselves and four support staff in a bubble, over the course…

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Icardi signs four-year PSG deal

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Milan (Agencies): Paris Saint-Germain have signed Argentina international Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan on a four-year deal after taking up the option to buy the on-loan forward, the two clubs announced on Sunday. Icardi joined PSG this season and impressed with 20 goals in 31 games, before the Ligue 1 campaign was stopped and his…

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Former Supreme Court judge to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report Karachi: Former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar has been appointed as an independent adjudicator to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against the three-year ban for breaching the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents. The independent adjudicator will now decide on the date of the appeal hearing. As soon as…

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Kohli says 2012 Asia Cup match was game changer for him

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Indian captain Virat Kohli believes his 183-run knock against arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2012 Asia cup clash was the game changer for his international career. While speaking to Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in an Instagram live session, Kohli termed the aforementioned innings ‘special’, as it turned out to be the last One-day…

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PSL 5 live streaming rights holder tenders apology to PCB

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

KARACHI (PPI): Techfront International FZE Saturday reiterated its regrets to the Pakistan Cricket Board and sought an amicable resolution to an outstanding dispute between the parties. In a statement, Techfront International FZE said: “Techfront International FZE acknowledges it was not proactive in obtaining prior permission from the PCB in respect of specific sublicensing and in…

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Fashion & Movies

Kylie Jenner is not a billionaire, Forbes magazine now says

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Forbes magazine, which in March 2019 declared reality TV star Kylie Jenner had become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, said on Friday that it no longer believed that her net worth was that much. The magazine said it reviewed financial data released by Coty Inc (COTY.N), which bought a 51 percent stake…

Daniyal Raheel, Faryal Mehmood tie nuptial knot

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Days after Hina Altaf and Aagha Ali got married amidst the coronavirus lockdown, model-cum-actor Faryal Mehmood and director, actor Daniyal Raheel continued the trend by tying the nuptial knot. The simple Nikkah ceremony was held in Lahore which was attended only by the groom’s relatives as the bride’s family resides in the…

KP artists community appeal for relief package

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The artiste community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appealed to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and KP Minister for Culture Shoukat Yousafzai and officials of the Culture Department KP for immediate include them in the Corona Relief Package as the artist community, like many others, has been hit hard by the…

Taj Mahal damaged in deadly thunderstorm

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk AGRA: A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes, officials said Sunday. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, India’s top tourist attraction has been shut since mid-March as…

Apple secures deal for Scorsese’s next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” U.S. media reported earlier, citing sources. “Killers of the Flower Moon” will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after “Greyhound,” starring Tom…

Social distance cinema: ‘Grease’ draws crowds to Madrid drive-in

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: For many, it was a long-awaited chance to feel normal again, sitting in their cars belting out “Summer Nights” at Madrid’s drive-in cinema on a rare night out after a 10-week lockdown. It’s opening night at this 1950s-themed venue and as the sun sets, vehicles begin pulling into the huge car park,…

Science & Technology

Tribal youth creates software for school documentation

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The first year student has created a special database for documentation of school for fulfilling necessities of the educational institutions. Shah Saud Khan s/o Baktullah, resident of Landi Kotal and student of 1st year of Computer Science in Imperial College System, Peshawar said that since his childhood he was interested in…

Moscow bemused at US space ‘hysteria’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by “hysteria” around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. On Saturday, SpaceX made history by becoming the world’s first commercial company to send humans into orbit, leading Russia to…

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report PARIS: As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks. The technology could help avert new surges in COVID-19 infections that might overwhelm…

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. In a programme publicly touted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the…

President Trump threatens to shut down social media after tweet gag

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that he may regulate social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets. Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media” on Thursday, aides to the president said, without offering more detail about its contents. Twitter tagged two…

Fact check: Twitter labels President Trump’s false claims with warning

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Micro-blogging site Twitter for the first time has put a warning label on a tweet by President Donald Trump, warning users that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an…

Health

Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry two faulty copies of the APOE gene (termed e4e4). One in 36 people of European ancestry…

High blood pressure during and after exercise may linked to disease later in life

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers of cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in young to middle-aged adults. However,…

13 more died of virus in KP: Report

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Friday said that 13 more people died of Corona in the last 24 hours in the province. According to report, issued by Health Department, that the total number of deaths from corona in the province has reached 445. The report added that five persons died of Corona…

Why rice isn’t really bad for you

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk Rice is one of the staple diets in many cuisines. It supplies as much as half of the daily calories to half of the world’s population. No wonder then that in Asian countries, such as Thailand, rice is so highly valued that the translation of the word “to eat” literally means “to eat…

A combo of fasting plus vitamin C could be more effective at treating some types of cancers, study shows

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. In studies on mice, researchers found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple mouse models of colorectal cancer; in some…

10 crazy facts about sleep that you should know

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Sleep — it seems like the most natural and mundane of human activities, but it’s also one of the most fascinating. From why we sleep to how we dream, to what keeps us awake and the trends that have defined sleep over the centuries, there’s a lot we’ve learned about sleep … and a lot…

Travel

Germany only one of Greece’s big tourist markets on list of approved flights

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece announced on Friday that it would be opening its borders to tourists from 29 countries on June 15, although Germany is the only country from the list of the five key markets for Greece’s tourism sector, as the UK, Italy, France and the US continue to have high rates of coronavirus…

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Germany Some border crossings with neighbors Austria, Switzerland, and France began to open on May 16 under tightly controlled conditions, with June 15 set as the date to fully relax borders and restrictions on inter-EU travel. Germany also lifted its strict border controls with Luxembourg on the same day. A similar deal with Denmark has…

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Cyprus has pledged to cover the holiday costs of anyone who tests positive for the virus after travelling there. In a letter made public on Wednesday, the government said it would pay for accommodation, medicine and food for patients and their families. Tourists “will only need to bear the cost of their…

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: With news that many countries in Europe are reopening to tourism in time for summer, travelers with their sights set on Asia are anxiously awaiting word on when they’ll be given the green light to visit their favorite destination. As of now, those with Thailand in mind will need to wait at…

Pre-travel tests of little use against virus spread

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Border closures do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the European Union’s public health agency said, as EU states weigh lifting some travel restrictions imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said measures such as testing travellers before departure…

Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk CARIBBEAN: Seagulls are the only ones using the pool at a resort fringing one of Antigua’s most popular beaches. They have the place all to themselves, save for a solitary security guard surveying the empty terrace usually abuzz with families. Above, the bright blue sky is devoid of the aeroplanes ordinarily flitting back…

Articles

Minneapolis’s progressive image burns in its streets

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Adam Minter The last time that Minneapolis burned like this was July 1967. For three nights, dozens of buildings and businesses along Plymouth Avenue, a commercial strip on the city’s predominantly African-American North Side, were vandalized, looted and torched. Accounts differ as to what sparked the violence then. But there was no doubt about the…

Trump’s war on Huawei is self-defeating

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

George Koo When the US administration recently attempted to slam the door on Huawei, China’s leading telecommunication and most technology-loaded company, President Donald Trump and his China advisers broke what had until then been the gold standard in international collaboration – the world’s semiconductor industry. The US Department of Commerce recently announced that henceforth, any…

Altercation of 10th NFC Award, 18th Amendment and Article 160

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Haseeb Saeed In the fiscal year of 2020, when pandemic the COVID-19 is flogging the economy of country, at the same time Pakistan is also observing the commotion of tax distribution among federation and its four provinces. In Federal Divisible Pool (FDP), centre is planning to deduct 15% from provinces revenue shares. Provinces take this…

Beijing sees Trump’s hand and won’t fold

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

Pepe Escobar Stranger things have happened. Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in open warfare, the rule is that there are no rules anymore. So in…

London Mosque: is the alt-right hijacking the issue to inflame tensions?

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

Elis Gjevori A mosque proposal in the heart of London sparks controversy fuelled by fear-mongering. A proposed plan to convert a building at the heart of London’s famous Piccadilly Circus into a mosque, has resulted in objections – in particular from members of the far-right. News outlets such as Breitbart, known for their right-wing opinions,…

The Cummings row: Boris faces a grim choice

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

ENES GÜZEL While the U.K. suffers from one of the worst coronavirus death tolls in the world – losing more than 37,000 people to the virus – a controversial issue is currently inflaming spirits across the country. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a growing upheaval over his chief advisor Dominic Cummings – the latter having…

Editorial

Putting corona in ‘dam care list’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

The spike in in coronavirus infections and consequent increase in mortality rate of patients have compelled the government to declare wearing masks and gloves mandatory at crowded places, markets, shopping malls, public transport and air travel. However, people have so far not shown seriousness to observe the SOPs that federal and provincial governments have announced…

Revenue shortfall

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

A steep fall in the tax revenue collection has been witnessed over the past few months, which may be partially due to suspension of economic activities in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic’ These activities have now largely been restored. Federal Board of Revenue has missed the target of tax collection by Rs.103 billion in May,…

Promise of business friendly environment

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

In an interview with a news agency, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdual Razak Dawood said that the process of reforms would continue to further improve Pakistan’s ranking in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. He said that improvement by 20 points is expected, which will place the country…

Antiviral medicines

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

The management of Serle Pharmaceutical Company wants an emergency import of low price generic version of remdsivir—a broad spectrum anti-viral medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 patients– from a Bangladesh based manufacturer Beximco pharmaceutical. The drug has been given approval by the US Food and Drug Administration and health authorities in the UK and Japan.…

Floating foreign currency bonds

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

In the current fiscal year, floating of foreign exchange bearer bonds, having fairly long maturity period, was deferred, while giving preference to short term portfolio investment in T-bills on the advice of central bank. The flight of hot money because of the combined effect of interest rate cut and Covid-19 impact led to a realization…

Ill-preparedness or oblivion

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Federal Information Minister, Shibli Faraz said in a press conference that a locust attack has happened after 27 years and a locust control cell is being established to face this challenge. It is pertinent to mention that over the past five months all four provinces of the country had witnessed recurring locust infestations. After the…

Arts and Literature

Saudi Arabia with a rich history and home to archeological treasures

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Modern-day Saudi Arabia is home to several archeological treasures, evidence that this part of the world was once the cradle of ancient civilizations. Several cities that once thrived in this area lay in ruins away from people’s attention and, until a few decades ago, this part of the world was considered to…

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Authors: Lev Dynkin, Anthony Gould, Jay Hyman, Vadim Konstantinovsky and Bruce Phelps The practice of institutional bond portfolio management has changed markedly since the late 1980s in response to new financial instruments, investment methodologies, and improved analytics. Investors are looking for a more disciplined, quantitative approach to asset management. Here, 5 top authorities from a…

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The highly reputable and refined professional Indian painter Rahat Kazmi is making big waves through her abstract paintings. Rahat Kazmi was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 4, 1984. Her father Abdul Nasir Khan is a government employee, working as a teacher. Meanwhile, her mother was always a housewife. Rahat…

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Author: David M. Kreps David M. Kreps has developed a text in microeconomics that is both challenging and “user-friendly.” The work is designed for the first-year graduate microeconomic theory course and is accessible to advanced undergraduates as well. Placing unusual emphasis on modern noncooperative game theory, it provides the student and instructor with a unified…

Haveli Nau Nihal finest preserved Sikh architecture

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan in general and Punjab in particular has a rich history of cultural heritage — the footprints of arts and architectures of Mughals, British and Sikhs are still visible in most parts of the province narrating tales of the bygone days. The walled city of Lahore speaks for almost every era expressing…

Reading Old Books by Peter Mack

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk In literary and cultural studies, “tradition” is a word everyone uses but few address critically. In Reading Old Books, Peter Mack offers a wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary tradition, from the middle ages to the 21st century, revealing in new ways how it helps writers and readers make new works…