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IHC to hear bail petitions of PML-N leaders on Feb 24

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) to hear bail petitions of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal on February 24, on Thursday. Today’s hearing was adjourned without any proceeding due to non-presence of the Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah owing to his health issues. On the last…

Federal cabinet to discuss 16-point agenda in today’s meeting

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will chair a meeting of the federal cabinet today (Thursday) to discuss 16-point agenda. The federal cabinet will meet at 2:00 pm at the PM House with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair. According to the agenda issued by the government, the cabinet will be taken…

Leadership to decide on joining JUI-F’s Tahafuz-e-Dastoor movement: PML-N leader

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq called on Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and said that party’s leadership will decide on joining JUI-F’s Tahafuz-e-Dastoor movement. While talking to media after the meeting, former Speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq said that Rahbar Committee is intact and if Akram Durrani invites PML-N to…

PSL 2020: Quetta Gladiators to face Islamabad United today

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Defending champions Quetta Gladiators will take on two-time champions Islamabad United in the opening match of Pakistan Super League 2020 on Thursday at Karachi’s National Stadium. Led by former Pakistan captain and wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed, Gladiators will look to kick off the fifth edition of the tournament with a bang. Despite…

China reports biggest drop in new coronavirus cases

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Beijing on Thursday reported the biggest drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak in nearly a month. The National Health Commission said that more than 74,500 people have now been infected nationwide by the virus, which first emerged in central Hubei province in December. The death toll jumped to 2,118 on…

Kashmir issue no more a bilateral but international HR issue: Debbie

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The British lawmakers, whom India denied a visit to Kashmir, stated on Wednesday that situation in the Occupied Valley had turned into a serious human rights issue, demanding all states under the United Nations Charter to notice and act. Lawmakers Debbie Abrahams and Imran Hussain in a press conference along with Foreign…

Global

London: Muslim academic wins Whatsapp defamation case

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A British Muslim academic has won a WhatsApp defamation claim at the London High Court against associates of the trustees of Exeter Mosque who admitted to defaming the academic through several social media posts branding him a “terrorist” and a member of Ikhwan ul Muslimoon (the Muslim Brotherhood). At the High Court’s…

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Eight killed in twin shootings in Frankfurt

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: At least eight people were killed and several others injured in two shootings near the German city of Frankfurt on Wednesday, local media reported. A huge manhunt was under way after the attack killed at least eight people. The attacks targeted bars in Hanau, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Frankfurt, where…

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China reports biggest drop in new coronavirus cases

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Beijing on Thursday reported the biggest drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak in nearly a month. The National Health Commission said that more than 74,500 people have now been infected nationwide by the virus, which first emerged in central Hubei province in December. The death toll jumped to 2,118 on…

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Saudi’s stance on Iran is ‘very clear,’ no back channels: Al-Jubeir

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

RIYADH (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s stance on Iran is “very clear” and the Kingdom does not have a back channel with the country, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday. “There is no back channel with Iran, because our position with regards to Iran is very clear. I just said it to…

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Iran FM Zarif: We are facing US economic terrorism

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is facing US economic terrorism which is based on the illusions promoted by a group inside the US that has always lied to the government. Talking to reporters at the end of cabinet’s Wednesday morning session, Zarif referred to the 11th Majlis elections in…

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Britain heralds end of ‘cheap labor from Europe’

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on “cheap labor from Europe”. Concern over the impact of high levels of immigration from the European Union was…

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Pakistan

Opposition accuses Punjab govt of rigging Senate elections

By The Frontier Post | March 4, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday accused the Punjab government of rigging in Senate Elections 2018. PTI MPA Shoaib Siddiqui alleged that members of the ruling party led by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah stormed the polling booth. He claimed that the members are sneaking out ballot papers after casting empty votes in…

PPP MPA’s 16-year-old son killed in Karachi car crash

By The Frontier Post | March 3, 2018

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Former provincial minister and Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Rubina Qaimkhani’s 16-year-old son was killed in a road accident in Karachi on Friday. Initial investigations suggest the teenager’s car overturned near Village Restaurant on Karachi’s Sea View Road due to overspeeding. A person accompanying Hamza Qaimkhani was critically injured and is undergoing treatment.…

Imran Niazi is founder of politics of lies: CM

By The Frontier Post | March 3, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that those who had shown the worst performance in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) are doing the politics of lies and baseless allegations. In a statement he said Imran Khan Niazi is the founder of the politics of lies in Pakistan but he should know…

Chinese salt banned in Pakistan over ‘health hazards’

By The Frontier Post | March 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Discovering about the health hazards of popular Chinese salt Ajinomoto during a hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered ban on sale of the salt. The CJP was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the sale of Ajinomoto or Chinese salt and used cooking oil in the…

Gulalai claims to have voted for PPP candidate in Senate elections

By The Frontier Post | March 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) renegade Ayesha Gulalai said on Saturday that she cast her vote in Senate elections 2018, held today, in favour of a candidate of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Talking to media outside National Assembly (NA), Gulalai criticised PTI chief Imran Khan for skipping polling and not arriving at the assembly…

Target killing of one political party is continuing: Ahsan Iqbal

By The Frontier Post | March 3, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said holding Senate election is a pleasant milestone and the conspiracy theories of the failed politicians have met failure. “ Holding Senate polls is a pleasant milestone. Certain circles had created suspicions and doubts. The conspiracy theories of failed politicians and conspiracies of the past have met…

Afghanistan

CE bars electoral leaders from leaving Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in a decree to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has barred the leaders of the electoral commissions from leaving the country. Abdullah, in a decree ordering “precautionary measures,” said “the head and members of both commissions (the Independent Election Commission and The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission), including the…

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US not prejudging outcome of intra-Afghan talks

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The US Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Molly Phee, at the US Institute of Peace, said: “We will not prejudge the outcome of intra-Afghan negotiations.” “But we are prepared to support whatever consensus the Afghans are able to reach about their future political and governing arrangements,” Phee said. “We believe…

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Dostum endorses CE Abdullah’s stance

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the leader of Junbish-e Millie Party and First Vice President of the Government of National Unity endorsed Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s stance after the announcement of final election results. Speaking among his supporters in Jawzjan earlier today, Dostum said the incumbent President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s team (State Builder)…

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An insight into wavering stance of so-called Emperor of Balkh amid controversial elections

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Ata Mohammad Noor, one of the most prominent leaders of Jamiat-e Islami, who was once considered as the emperor of Balkh province, welcomed the re-election of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as the President of Afghanistan. Endorsing the turnout of the voters in elections, which was apparently far low than expected, Noor said in…

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Cancer, Coronavirus treatment centers inaugurated in Balkh

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk BALKH: Ferozuddin Feroz, the Afghan minister of public health, attended opening ceremonies at two health centers in the northern province of Balkh. One will treat cancer patients and the other is equipped to handle possible coronavirus cases. Officials said that 20,000 people in Afghanistan suffer from different types of cancer, and between 10,000…

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Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in a country that routinely discriminates against women and disabled people. Denied access to school, as a child she taught herself to paint by holding a brush in her mouth, clenching it between her teeth to…

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Business

UK inflation surges, weakening case for rate cut

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: British annual inflation surged to 1.8 percent in January from 1.3 percent one month earlier, official data showed Wednesday, boosting the pound. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate jumped more than expected on higher energy bills, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement. Analysts’ consensus forecast had been for…

Apple worries send US markets lower

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Worries over the impact of the new coronavirus outbreak on Apple sent Wall Street to a lower close on Tuesday. The outbreak of the COVID-19 illness in China has killed nearly 1,900 people and infected more than 72,000 others, disrupting business operations in China while causing countries to close borders and…

BOP, Honda Atlas Cars and Atlas Insurance sign MoU

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Bank of Punjab (BOP), Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Ltd and Atlas Insurance Ltd synchronized forces in providing best in class leasing solution to its customers. A signing ceremony was held at BOP office Tricon Corporate Centre, Lahore. The agreement was signed by Sulman A. Shah Head Retail Finance Division & Rural…

MCB, TFCL join hands for collection management

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: MCB Bank, one of Pakistan’s largest banks, and Taleem Finance Company Limited (TFCL), a leading provider of financial services in the education sector, have joined hands to strengthen collections for TFCL. The two organizations signed an agreement at MCB House Lahore. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr. Zargham Khan Durrani, Group Head…

IMC focused on improving operational efficiencies

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Toyota-IMC says demand for automobiles declined significantly in Pakistan during the first half of the fiscal year 2019-2020, due to a slowdown in the economy, devaluation of the PKR against the US Dollar, and various structural reforms and policies of the government. It says demand was also affected by Additional Custom Duty…

PTCL, RCCI collaborate to enable digital Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), has signed an MoU with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (RCCI) to establish a strategic partnership that offers state-of-the-art digital services from PTCL to business community associated with Rawalpindi chamber. These include fully managed IT & Telecom services such as Voice, Data, High Speed Internet,…

Sports

PCB suspends middle-order batsman Umar Akmal under Anti-Corruption Code

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday under the Anti-Corruption Code, a statement from the board said. The 29-year-old batsman was suspended with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which means he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the…

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PSL 2020: Quetta Gladiators to face Islamabad United today

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Defending champions Quetta Gladiators will take on two-time champions Islamabad United in the opening match of Pakistan Super League 2020 on Thursday at Karachi’s National Stadium. Led by former Pakistan captain and wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed, Gladiators will look to kick off the fifth edition of the tournament with a bang. Despite…

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Deontay Wilder vows to surpass ‘idol’ Ali

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS: Deontay Wilder vowed to surpass his “idol” Muhammad Ali by knocking out Tyson Fury to land another defence of the world heavyweight title. The 34-year-old American looked focused on a chaotic Tuesday in Las Vegas, where Fury arrived on an open-top Ferrari for a grand welcome ceremony attended by hundreds of fans. The…

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PSL 2020: Six local rookies to keep an eye on

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: As always, the PSL 2020 will give us a chance to look at relatively unknown Pakistani cricketers. Here’s a selection of six such players, one from each team. Ahmed Safi Abdullah (Islamabad United) Just 21, Abdullah comes into the PSL without any baggage, having not played an official T20 at any level.…

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Altetico stun Liverpool

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk MADRID: Liverpool’s defence of their Champions League title hangs in the balance after Saul Niguez’s early strike gave Atletico Madrid an aggregate lead going into the second leg of their last-16 tie at Anfield. The Reds were given a dose of their own medicine as Atletico harried and hassled throughout, limiting them to…

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PSL trophy unveiled at National Stadium

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Squash Legend Jahangir Khan on Wednesday said that it was an honor for him entering the National Stadium while holding the Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy. Addressing a presser after participating in the trophy unveiling ceremony organized by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at the National Stadium, he said it was an extraordinary…

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Fashion & Movies

Lopez’s latest post attracts huge applause from fashion, music lovers

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Lopez knows the art of raising the heart rates with her amazing fashion and music collections. The singer’s latest Instagram post seems to be a complete dose for the admirers who love to live a stylish life. The music mogul has attracted a massive applause from the music and fashion…

New York fashion college apologizes for ‘racist’ runway show

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: A prestigious New York fashion college apologized on Wednesday after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist. The president of the Fashion Institute of Technology said it was investigating the use of the accessories in the February 7 show, which was part…

Margot Robbie supports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Megxit

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Margot Robbie became the most recent supporter of Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry’s decision to step down as senior royals. The actress came guns blazing and showcased her full support towards the couple’s decision to step down as senior royals amidst the media backlash. Margot initially met Meghan four years ago…

Ben Affleck terms divorce with Jennifer Garner his ‘biggest regret’

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Ben Affleck’s marriage with actor Jennifer Garner had hit the rocks back in 2018 owing to his uncontrollable drinking habits. However, looking back at his divorce, the Argo actor sees the decision that annulled his 10-year marriage, as his life’s biggest regret. Getting candid with The New York Times,…

Angelina Malik sharing the solis festival story

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Solis Festival happened on 15th February 2020, but instead of enjoying it, people had to face injuries, harassment, and death. The festival was wasted by some people with fake entry tickets. Fake ticket holders overflowed the crowd that the VIP stage collapsed and fell. The audience was harassed, molested, and were scared…

Fawad Khan singing the New Anthem Song of PSL-5

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: PSL 2020 is about to start, and fans are excited to support their favorite teams. The PSL anthem song is full of patriotism and love for cricket. The song creates hype among listeners and makes them more energetic. Tayyar Hain was going to be the anthem song of PSL 5, but unfortunately,…

Science & Technology

SpaceX and a new partner announce space tourism launches on Dragon starting as early as 2021

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk SpaceX has a new partner for commercial private astronaut flights aboard its Dragon spacecraft: Space Adventures, a private space tourism company that has already launched private astronauts including Anousheh Ansari, Guy Laliberté and Mark Shuttleworth to space. Space Adventures has worked with seven clients across eight separate missions to the International Space Station…

Govt decides to review proposed rules to regulate social media platforms

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over an important meeting to review the proposed rules to regulate social media platforms. The meeting was attended by the officials from the Ministry of Information, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Law, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and other relevant authorities. Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran Khan…

Germany to introduce new measures to control online hate speech

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Germany is set to introduce new measures to toughen online speech laws and tighten the screws on social networks as far-right extremist groups and torrents of threats against politicians grow in the country. Ministers in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government are expected to wave through a new package of measures on Wednesday, days…

Mother ‘reunites’ mother with dead daughter in virtual reality show

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: A tearful reunion between a mother and her dead daughter via advanced virtual reality for a South Korean television has become an online hit, triggering fierce debate about voyeurism and exploitation. The footage began with the girl — who died of leukaemia in 2016 — emerging from behind a pile of wood…

SpaceX launches 60 internet satellites into orbit

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

ANKARA (AA): U.S. rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX has launched 60 Starlink internet satellites to orbit on Monday. The company confirmed on Twitter the successful deployment of the satellites, noting that the deployment marked 80th successful flight of Falcon 9 – a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport…

Open University researchers testing ‘Moon dust’ for water

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk “Moon dust” could be a vital source of fuel, building material and even drinking water for astronauts, according to the Open University. Researchers in Milton Keynes are investigating ways humans can “live off the land” when they set foot on the moon. The team is basing its study on lunar soil collected by…

Health

Spread of coronavirus underestimated, review finds

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk STOCKHOLM: The coronavirus probably has a stronger ability to spread than the World Health Organization has estimated so far. This according to a review of previous studies of the coronavirus’ transmissibility performed not least by researchers at Umeå University in Sweden. “Our review shows that the coronavirus is at least as transmissible as…

Gut bacteria could be linked to personality

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: “There has been growing research linking the gut microbiome to the brain and behaviour, known as the microbiome-gut-brain axis,” said Dr. Katerina Johnson, who conducted her Ph.D. in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford in the U.K. “Most research has been conducted in animals, whilst studies in humans…

Study finds lifting weights helps you live longer

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk It’s well-know that an active lifestyle and balanced diet will help you live a healthier and longer life, but it seems that strength training, specifically, is the key to living longer. According to a new study conducted by Penn State College of Medicine, lifting weights when aged 65 years or older can really…

Anti-polio drive kicks off across the country

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The nation-wide anti-polio campaign kicked-off today to vaccinate 39.6 million children under the age of five years against the disease, reported Radio Pakistan.  According to an official of the National Emergency Operations Centre, over 265,000 frontline polio workers are taking part in the campaign. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health…

Study suggests even light activity reduces risk of depression in young people

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Adolescents who sit for much of the day have a greater risk of depression by the time they reach adulthood, a UK study has found. Growing numbers of young people with depression and increased time spent sedentary could be two linked trends, researchers at University College London (UCL) believe. They found that…

Provincial government vows to eradicate polio

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Kazim Niaz, Minister for Finance & Health Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Minister for Information Technology Kamran Bangash inaugurated Feb round of anti-polio drive here on Friday in separate activities, reiterating strong will of the government for polio eradication and wiping out the menace that continues to hit…

Travel

Dubai’s tourism at greatest risk due to Coronavirus in the Gulf

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Travel restrictions triggered by the coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf region may pose the biggest risk to Dubai’s hospitality and tourism industry, analysts at ratings agency S&P Global told Reuters news agency on Monday. All members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait – stand…

Kyoto unveils ’empty tourism’ campaign amid coronavirus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Kyoto is usually packed with tourists from all over the world. But as the coronavirus outbreak keeps visitors away from the historic streets of Japan’s former capital, a group of shopkeepers has launched an “empty tourism” campaign to lure them back. Merchants from five shopping streets in Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood — a…

COVID-19 outbreak: Japan may lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Japan could lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue in the January-March period due to international flight restrictions stemming from the new coronavirus outbreak, according to an estimate by a U.N. agency. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) attributed the estimate to reductions in Chinese air travelers, with the Chinese city of Wuhan…

Flight of fancy? Aviation industry tries to go green

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk Singapore: From an emissions-reducing model jet that looks like something from a sci-fi movie to electric aircraft and sustainable fuel, the aviation industry is ramping up efforts to go green as consumer pressure grows. In an era when teen climate activist Greta Thunberg opts to travel on an eco-friendly boat and “flight-shaming” is…

Fraport to speed passengers through two Brazilian airports

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIO de JANEIRO: Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of their boarding pass. This will reduce queues and…

Malaysian states to consider pivot towards domestic tourism amid COVID-19 outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUALA LUMPUR: With the Chinese government issuing a lockdown for more than 30 cities, some Malaysian states reliant on Chinese tourist dollars are looking at alternative markets. Mr Abdul Rashid Asari, the Selangor state executive councillor overseeing tourism told CNA that the state would be focusing on domestic tourism for now. This is…

Articles

Trump is real threat to West, not Huawei

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

George Koo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew to Munich to join the Trump Administration in piling on Huawei, China’s largest telecommunication company. She told the international audience that Huawei’s 5G undermines national security, threatens human rights and democratic values and takes away economic independence. Madam Fu Ying, China’s former vice minister of foreign affairs, who…

Arabs should welcome a future with less oil wealth

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

Amr Adly A new report from the International Monetary Fund warns that, by 2034, declining oil demand could gnaw away the $2 trillion in financial wealth amassed by the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Unless they act quickly to reform their hydrocarbon-dependent economies, these countries, which collectively account for a fifth of the world’s…

Reduction in Violence Agreement

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Iqbal Khan The United States has secured a seven-day ‘reduction in violence’ truce with Taliban to help seek a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said on February 14. Concurrently, a Taliban official said that the group would begin a “reduction of violence” on the following day. The New York Times has…

Trump’s Afghanization policy

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu At the Munich Security conference, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. The US’s special representative to Afghanistan Zalmey Khalilzad also made an appearance at the meeting. According to reports, the ongoing peace negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban are expected to…

Is the GCC still fit for purpose?

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Yasser M. Dhouib With Saudi Arabia and the UAE increasingly using the GCC for their own ends, other Gulf countries are considering going a separate way. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman is not serving its purpose – alternatives are being pursued.…

Is Islamophobia on the rise in the UK?

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Abdul Rahman Al-Hussein In the shadows of the Brexit vote and a new movement toward nationalism, the U.K. has seen a significant increase in the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few years. Muslim women, in particular, bore the brunt of the recent hate crimes and many have resorted to wearing caps…

Editorial

Anti-smuggling strategy

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to evolve and implement a comprehensive and results oriented strategy to effectively curb the menace of smuggling that  creates shortage of eatables in the country and illegal entry of foreign goods accruing colossal losses to the economy in duties and taxes collection. FBR and authorities of…

Guterres on Indian Muslims rights

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

In an exclusive interview with a private TV Channel, United Nations Secretary General Anonio Guterres has expressed deep concern over the enforcement of largely anti-Muslim Citizen Amendment Act ( CAA) of 2019 in India. The law is certainly impinging on the constitutional rights and social status of largest Muslim minority living there. The draconian law…

Quetta suicide blast

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

A suicide bomber blew himself close to a rally of Ulema Council Baluchistan near Press Club in Quetta, martyring 8 people including three security personnel, while 19 others were injured. The suicide bomber walking on foot tried to enter the rally but he was stopped by the police providing security to the rally. (adsbygoogle =…

Addressing a complicated issue

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

At last realization has come about big damage that irrationally high gas and electricity tariff s are inflicting on the economy. The thermal power generation agreements of second and last PPP governments and thermal power ones of last PML-N government were of shady nature, making the electricity tariff high for all categories of consumers. The…

Food security

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

The wide spread attacks on standing crops in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh by Locust Storms will have certainly damaged the output of cereals and other crops. The country is already confronted with food shortages, necessitating the import of wheat and sugar. The losses caused to wheat crop will be quite substantiation and supply…

Much awaited peace deal

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Media reports indicate that much awaited peace deal between the United States and the Taliban will be signed soon. Signing of peace agreement will pave the way for ending 18 years long war in Afghanistan and bring stability to the war ravaged country, if intra-Afghan dialogue process starts and culminate in broad-based political settlement acceptable…

Arts and Literature

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

By The Frontier Post | February 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in a country that routinely discriminates against women and disabled people. Denied access to school, as a child she taught herself to paint by holding a brush in her mouth, clenching it between her teeth to…

Spanish artists’ dreams of Arabia revealed

By The Frontier Post | February 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk MALAGA: When we think of Orientalism — the much-studied and, now, often-derided artistic genre through which colonial-era artists created fantasized imagery of the faraway lands of the East — French titans Eugène Delacroix and Jean-Léon Gérôme’s odalisques, slave markets and hamams usually come to mind. However, an exhibition at the Carmen Thyssen Museum…

You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk At work, we are taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We are not listening. And no one is listening to us. Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to…

How calligraphy became an integral part of Arab identity

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The Iraqi calligrapher WissamShawkat is sitting quietly at a cafe in Dubai, patiently explaining the intricacies of Arabic calligraphy. “In Latin the letters are separated,” he says. “In Arabic the word is connected, so that creates a lot of ligatures and adds a layer of beauty to the script. One of the…

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk “The Forty Rules of Love,” written by Elif Shafak, is truly a life-changing book. I have found myself quoting and referencing it in daily life. The central theme of the book is Sufism and preaching the religion of love. The main character, Shams of Tabriz, is a wandering dervish, while Rumi is a…

Successful Aging by Daniel J. Levitin

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise. Daniel Levitin looks at the science behind what we all…