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‘Nation’s protection from virus PM’s top priority’

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday said the nation’s protection and safety from the coronavirus pandemic was the first priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Addressing a joint media briefing along with Dire-ctor General of Inter-Serv-ices Public Relations about the NCOC, the SAPM said…

NCOC assists key leadership for informed decision making to contain COVID-19: ISPR

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General  Babar Iftikhar Friday said National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) is assisting the key leadership of the country to take informed decisions based on the objectives of timely projection and intervention. Addressing a joint press briefing with Special Assistant to the Prime…

PM: BJP speaks about Kashmiris same as Nazis did to Jews

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the RSS inspired leadership of India’s ruling BJP spoke about Kashmiris the way similar to Nazis did to Jews. The prime minister in a tweet said such treatment was being meted out even in the 21st century towards the 200 million Muslims of Kashmir. He…

World Bank approves $200mln for Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: World Bank has signed a financing agreement worth 200 million dollars with government of Pakistan for Covid19 pandemic response. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar witnessed the signing ceremony in Islamabad on Friday. “$200 million will support Pakistan’s preparedness and emergency response in the health sector and include social protection and…

PM says no compromise on availability of essential food items

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday stressed on the need of prioritizing efforts and enforcing decisions of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) for COVID-19 through regular and timely meetings under the leadership of Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umer. He reiterated that there must be no compromise on the availability of…

‘India violating int’l laws by invoking controversial laws’

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said as the entire world took steps to counter the pandemic of Coronavirus, India on the other hand remained focus on hitting at Kashmiris by violating the international laws and resolutions of UN Security Council. In his statement on the recent ‘Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization…

Global

11 kg gold bars seized at Bangladesh’s airport, Japanese arrested

By The Frontier Post | January 13, 2018

DHAKA (AFP): Customs officials at Bangladesh’s main airport in Dhaka seized gold bars weighing about 11 kg, from a Japanese national who arrived here by a local Regent Airways flight from Singapore, an official said Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, Saidul Islam, a senior customs official, told journalists that they detained the Japanese national identified…

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Indian army steps up China border patrols to handle ‘assertiveness’

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2018

NEW DELHI (AFP): India will handle China s growing assertiveness and has stepped up patrols on their disputed border to head off more standoffs, the country s top army officer declared Friday. The nuclear-armed neighbours have in the past gone to war over their border and last year were involved in a showdown over a Himalayan plateau…

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Indian Supreme Court judges slam top court’s administration

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters): Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India on Friday said the administration of the highest court was not in order, warning that democracy would not survive in the country unless the institution was preserved. The judges blew the lid on a growing rift with Chief Justice Dipak Misra at a…

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Six US senators reached on immigration deal

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A group of six US senators from both the democratic and republican parties said that they had agreed on the reform in immigration and will now working to get support for the agreement in Congress. A group of six senators issued a statement in this regard and according to it, they were…

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Palestinian youth killed by Israel army gunfire in Gaza

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk GAZA CITY: Two Palestinian minors were martyred on Thursday in clashes with Israeli forces that erupted in both the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. “Ali Qino, 16, was killed in clashes with the Israeli army that erupted in the village of Iraq-Burin south of…

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Qatar voices readiness to hold talks with Egypt: FM

By The Frontier Post | January 12, 2018

Monitoring Desk DOHA: Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani says his country is ready to discuss its outstanding differences with Egypt after more than four years of strained relations. The foreign minister also pointed to “attempts” — he did not say by whom — to disrupt diplomatic rapprochement between the two…

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Pakistan

Pakistan Navy seizes narcotics

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Navy in an offshore intelligence based joint operation with Pakistan Customs Intelligence seized approximately 100 Kg Crystal Meth at Ibrahim Hyderi near Bin Qasim area of Karachi. The drug valued at approximately Rs 1.6 Billion was handed over to Pakistan Customs Intelligence for further legal formalities, a Pakistan Navy press release…

Another scam hits DMA, record missing

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: In a fresh move another mega corruption scam hits the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) directorate the District Municipal Authority (DMA) as official record of millions of rupees corruption missing while the top bosses of the city were not aware about the whereabouts of the files spotlighting alleged corruption in various projects. According…

PM announces package for construction industry

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday announced the opening of construction sector from April 14 to help the country’s daily wagers and laborers, affected by continued lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, to earn their livelihoods. Talking to media-persons, he said the government’s decision taken in coordination with the provinces, was also aimed at…

KP govt directed to complete recruitment process of employees in six months

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) Friday directed the Khyber Pakht-unkhwa government to complete recruitment process of employees in six months. A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan heard the case. During the course of proceedings, the court directed the provincial government to recruit…

FM Qureshi calls Indonesian counterpart

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi and exchanged views over global efforts to prevent spread of the Coronavirus. Qureshi, on behalf of Pakistan and its people, expressed grief over loss of precious human lives in Indonesia due to global pandemic. He…

AGP submits proposals regarding UTPs release

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) on Friday proposed to the Supreme Court to release the under trial prisoners (UTPs) accused of minor crimes in view of contagious coronavirus outbreak in the country. AGP Khalid Javed Khan has submitted a written proposal to the Supreme Court of Pakistan, whose five-judge larger bench…

Afghanistan

Ghani proposes Abdullah leads peace process

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has publicly proposed that the leadership of the peace council be taken on by his political opponent Abdullah Abdullah, who disputed the recent election results and has announced a parallel government. The two sides could not reach an agreement when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Kabul last…

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Ghani assigns new duties to First VP Saleh

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ghani in a decree defined new authorities of First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, assigning him to head the distribution of land to migrants and IDPs, and head of coordination between the government, the UN, NGOs and civil society. A copy of the decree seen by TOLOnews reads that Saleh will report…

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US reacts to Ghani’s move regarding ‘grave weakening’ of MoF

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The State Department strongly reacted to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s move regarding the dismemberment of the Ministry of Finance as the US Institute of Peace (USIP) had earlier warned that the move would harm the country’s development and jeopardize the sustainability of peace if an agreement is reached with the Taliban. “Troubling…

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President allocates funds to central zone provinces

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): President Ashraf Ghani held a virtual meeting with the governors of Kabul, Parwan, Kapisa and Maidan Wardak, where they could share their measures, challenges and recommendation on fighting the spread of coronavirus. The governors articulated their measures such as public awareness programs by seeking help from religious clerics, media and community volunteers; isolation…

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Prices spike as virus fears trigger panic buying

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): An inevitable impact of the coronavirus pandemic has hit Kabul’s fragile economy, triggering a spike in prices of essential commodities as people are panic-buying amid fears of the virus outbreak. Fearing risks of Kabul’s possible quarantine, people have thronged the markets to buy necessities. This has triggered hoarding and price hike. Kabul Food…

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COVID-19: Afghan refugees in Pakistan seek world’s help

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Aamir Latif KARACHI: Nestled on the northern outskirts of Pakistan’s most populous city of Karachi is a dusty, sprawling locality with limited access to healthcare and basic sanitation which is home to nearly 250,000 Afghan refugees who were forced from their country by a lingering conflict. Piles of garbage, sewage gushing from choked gutters and…

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Business

Airline crisis forces Airbus to consider A320 output cuts

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Airbus is studying a sharp cut in output of its top-selling A320 plane series amid an industry-wide slowdown triggered by the coronavirus crisis, sources familiar with the matter said. Europe’s leading planemaker is examining scenarios including cutting its monthly output of 60 A320-family jets by as much as half for around three…

Oil resumes surge as OPEC calls Monday meeting

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Crude resumed its surge Friday with Saudi-led OPEC set to hold a video conference with non-cartel members, notably Russia, that could stop a price war that along with crushed demand because of the coronavirus has plunged the market into chaos. Global stock markets, meanwhile, mostly fell Friday on news that the total…

Export related industry to start operation in phased manner: Minister

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report FAISALABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdur Razzaq Dawood said that government has made a strategy to allow export related industry to start its operation in a phased-manner. He said due to the extension in current lockdown because of coronavirus pandemic, a strategy was being made to allow export related industry to…

KUST to establish COVID-19 detection testing facility at varsity

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report KOHAT: A meeting was held at District Headquarters Hospital KDA Kohat called by Sehryar Afridi (State Minister for SAFRON and Narcotics) and Zia Ullah Bangash (Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science & Technology and Information Technology) attend by Vice Chancellor KUST Prof. Dr. Syed Tasleem Hussain and Registrar Dr. Wasi Ullah…

Engro, Dawood Hercules Group pledge Rs.1b to combat Corona

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: For the fight against COVID-19 in Pakistan, Hussain Dawood, on behalf of Engro, Dawood Hercules and his Family pledged a contribution in services, kind and cash of PKR 1 billion for the short, medium and long-term. Hussain Dawood said, “We are committed to help solve some of the most pressing issues of…

‘Working protocol must be ensured to run industry after lockdown’

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Maqsood Ahmad Naz, CEO Olympia Group and founder and president of Shelter & Care Foundation, Lahore said in his statement that he whole heartedly supports and endorses the initiative of respected Imran Khan, the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan of distributing the Rashan packages among poor and needy families through Ehsaas programme.…

Sports

Spot-fixers should be hanged: Miandad

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for forgiving players involved in spot-fixing. While speaking in a YouTube video, Miandad stated that such players should be hanged for bringing their country name into disrepute. “Players who are involved in spot-fixing should be severely punished. These…

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PAF pays homage to squash legend Azam Khan

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Directorate of Media Affairs, Pakistan Air Force has recorded a documentary to pay homage to Squash Legend, Azam Khan, who passed away a few days back in a London Hospital. Azam Khan was one of pioneer players who raised Pakistani flag high in the field of squash, according to a statement…

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Cummins hopes IPL, T20 WC can go ahead

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins expects the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) to be merely delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and is optimistic the home Twenty20 World Cup will go ahead as scheduled later this year. Cummins is IPL’s most expensive overseas player after the Kolkata Knight Riders acquired him for a…

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Amir Khan denies he is considering retirement – and still wants Pacquiao

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

LONDON (Agenices): Britain’s former two-time world champion Amir Khan says “retirement is not on my radar,” insisting he still has “one or two more” fights left. Some reports on Friday suggested the 33-year-old was considering walking away from the sport. “Obviously with this coronavirus it sends us a bit loopy at times and you say…

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Kenya marathon star Kipsang held for breaking virus curfew

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

BERLIN (Agencies): Kenya’s former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang spent the night in jail after being arrested drinking and playing pool with a large group after a nighttime curfew, police said Friday. Kipsang, who claimed the world record during the 2013 Berlin marathon, is a police officer who is currently under provisional suspension from…

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Federer, Williams running out of Grand Slam opportunities

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

MUMBAI (Agencies): The cancellation of Wimbledon this week has not only fanned the possibility of a total tennis wipeout for the rest of the season but may also have put an end to the Grand Slam title chase for both Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Wimbledon was scrapped for the first time since World War…

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Fashion & Movies

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

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

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

Bob Dylan drops first original music in nearly a decade

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

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

Fox News slammed for talking hair, nails during pandemic

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

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

Science & Technology

NFLP-Y launching its e-learning portal

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

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

Huawei unveils new photography-focused smartphones online

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

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

Turn off the microwave to boost wifi signals

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

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

Telenor spreads awareness against COVID-19 pandemic

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Telenor Pakistan has yet again proved its role in being a socially responsible organization by spreading awareness of the preventive measures against this pandemic. Telenor Pakistan, being one of the leading Telecom operators in the country, has always been a front-runner in providing innovative solutions…

Health

Staying home is not a BIG job

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

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

Kids are hit by COVID-19 too: WHO

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

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

1+2=9: Rules of Mathematics changed

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

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

Six new cases tested positive in Lower Dir

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

F.P. Report TIMERGARA: Deputy District Health Officer and Focal Person for the Crises Management Cell Dr. Irshad Ali Roghani has confirmed six new positive cases in the district and waiting for another 29 tests sent to lab while 35 others out of total 67 suspected declared as negative. Talking to media men, Dr. Irshad Roghani…

As Spain battles virus, medics’ unions hit out

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: When Spain’s first case of coronavirus was recorded on Jan. 31 – a German tourist in La Gomera, one of the remote Canary Islands – there seemed little cause for concern. “We believe that Spain will have, at most, not more than a few diagnosed cases,” Fernando Simon, the country’s health emergency…

Emergency declared in capital’s hospitals

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The health ministry on Wednesday directed the administrations of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Polyclinic, Federal General Hospital and CDA’s Capital Hospital to keep the doctors and paramedics ready for handling the situation arising out of COVID-19 outbreak. The health emergency was declared to deal with the threats posed by the…

Travel

Spanish hotels become medical bunkhouses in tourism meltdown

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

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

Olympics delay a blow for virus-hit Tokyo hotels

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

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

Turkish tourism workers exposed to Coronavirus ‘Tsunami’

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

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

Sealed borders leave migrants stranded in Moscow’s airports

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: For the past six days, Ayomuddin Kamolov has slept on the tiled floor of a Moscow airport, hoping to get a flight to his native Tajikistan. He is one of hundreds of Central Asian migrant workers stranded in the Russian capital’s airports after borders were sealed and flights grounded to contain the…

Articles

Worst case scenario still in play for oil prices

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Tim Daiss US President Donald Trump tweeted on April 2 that he expects Russia and Saudi Arabia to cut somewhere between 10 and 15 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil production, a hugely impressive figure representing around 10% of global oil production. “Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia, who…

Prepare for a brand-new world

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Ibrahim Karagul It is the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has changed the world order, not the competition between the US and China, the nuclear power competition, the space defense and discovery competition; not the finance system and economic order that work to serve 1 percent of the world population; not those who have control over resources…

Hospitals are losing the coronavirus battle

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Therese Raphael In the past week, four U.K. doctors have died from Covid-19; the youngest was 55. There will be more to come if the government does not quickly resolve the shortages of personal protective equipment, or PPE, in hospitals and medical centers. The British Medical Association wasn’t being dramatic when it said this week…

Sick West goes viral

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Finian Cunningham The world is in a sick place. We’re not just talking about the escalating coronavirus pandemic, serious though that is with global deaths doubling over the past week. What is also sick is the way gestures of solidarity are being cynically twisted. Take the arrival of Russian medical aid to the US this…

China could prey on Covid-19 weakened Pentagon

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Richsrd Javad Heydarian As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages Am-erica, the Pent-agon’s sudden vulnerability to the lethal disease has grounded vessels and provided China a potential historic opening in the Indo-Pacific, one that could result in a seismic shift in the region’s maritime balance of power. Washington has in recent days announced an upsurge in infection…

Experts and models – can they show us their math?

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Grant Newsham Experts and models. I’ve got nothing against them. It’s merely the worship of them that bothers me. This coronavirus business with its models and experts being held in awe – and American society on the verge of collapse — reminds me of the 2008 financial collapse. I had a front-row seat. In the…

Editorial

Contradictions in health policy

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, who is also holding the portfolio of Health Department, has asked young doctors to come forward and stand shoulder-to shoulder with the government in its fight against coronavirus, while talking to a delegation of Insaf Doctors Forum, the other day. The bristling contradictions in the health policy of…

Shabaz’s business proposals

By The Frontier Post | April 4, 2020

Supporting government’s strategy of social distancing, leader of the opposition and PML-N President Shabaz Sharif has floated some proposals to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the health of the economy. Addressing  consultative meeting of industrialists, businessmen and trader via video phone, leader of the opposition emphasised the need for taking measures to keep economic…

Periodic warnings of social distancing by PM

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

Addressing the upgradation ceremony of 500 bed cantonment general hospital in Rawalpindi, Prime Minister Imran Khan once again advised people to follow health advisory and social distancing practices to remain safe from the local transmission of coronavirus. He said although the pandemic is on the upward trajectory, yet fortunately its spread is not as fast…

Anti-native Kashmiris’ domicile law

By The Frontier Post | April 3, 2020

Narendra Modi government of India has issued a notification, aimed at depriving native Kashmiri Muslims of their inherent right of citizenship in the occupied Kashmir. From henceforth, a Kashmiri Muslim will have to prove on a piece of paper that he or she has been living for the past 15 years in the areas for…

AG, the name of misery

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

Accountant General Office Peshawar is popular among the provincial government employees for the non-professional attitude and brutal mannerism, especially victimization of teachers of Elementary and Secondary Education Department. The competent authority of Education Department submit the requisite Performa along with other relevant documents and supporting papers for the release of salaries upon the renewal of…

Low cost power generation

By The Frontier Post | April 2, 2020

The World Bank has sanctioned an additional concessionary loan of $700 million for low cost electricity generation from renewable sources to provide it at affordable tariff to millions of consumers of different categories, the most feasible option that did not figure on the top in energy policy of previous governments. The additional financing will help…

Arts and Literature

Art out of control

By The Frontier Post | March 31, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 30, 2020

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

The Cat: A Natural and Cultural History by Sarah Brown

By The Frontier Post | March 28, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 27, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 26, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | March 25, 2020

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