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Treason case: Musharraf challenges formation of special court

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Former Military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has challenged the formation of the special court – that has reserved its verdict in the treason trial against him – as “unconstitutional” with the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Saturday. According to reports, former president Pervez Musharaf has pleaded with the court to suspend…

IHC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s plea against his sentence in Al-Azizia reference on December 18

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear the petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference on December 18. The court on Saturday issued a list of important cases which will be heard next week. According to details, the high court will hear…

US axes tariffs on Chinese goods in trade war thaw

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The United States and China announced a major thaw in their trade war on Friday, including immediate cuts to punishing import tariffs, but markets were not impressed. “We have agreed to a very large Phase One Deal with China,” President Donald Trump tweeted after officials in Beijing made a similar announcement. A…

Drug case: Court extends Judicial remand of PML-N ‘s Rana Sanaullah till Dec 21

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: An anti-narcotics court has extended judicial remand of former provincial minister Rana Sanaullah for seven days in alleged drugs recovery case, on Saturday. According to reports, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanauallah was not produced before the court owing to law and order issue. The police submitted its report in…

Mike Pompeo warns Iran against harming US interests in Iraq

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Iran of a “decisive” response if US interests are harmed in Iraq, after a series of rocket attacks on bases. “We must… use this opportunity to remind Iran’s leaders that any attacks by them, or their proxies of any identity, that harm Americans, our…

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return cases next year

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear cases next year involving the release of President Donald Trump’s tax returns and financial records, setting the stage for a potential blockbuster ruling during the presidential election campaign. Trump has been seeking to block access to his tax returns and other records in cases…

Global

Mike Pompeo warns Iran against harming US interests in Iraq

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Iran of a “decisive” response if US interests are harmed in Iraq, after a series of rocket attacks on bases. “We must… use this opportunity to remind Iran’s leaders that any attacks by them, or their proxies of any identity, that harm Americans, our…

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return cases next year

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear cases next year involving the release of President Donald Trump’s tax returns and financial records, setting the stage for a potential blockbuster ruling during the presidential election campaign. Trump has been seeking to block access to his tax returns and other records in cases…

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Saudi spy drones face rough skies near Yemen as another targeted

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

SANAA (Agencies): Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have intercepted and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition as it was flying in the skies over the kingdom’s southern border region of Jizan. The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said the Yemeni fighters…

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‘Putin seeks ‘constructive dialogue’ with Johnson’

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for “constructive dialogue” with Britain’s Boris Johnson as he congratulated him on a decisive general election victory. “I am sure that the development of constructive dialogue and cooperation in various spheres would be fully in the interests of our countries’ peoples and the entire European…

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Yi: US seriously damaged hard-won mutual trust

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China’s foreign minister on Friday accused the United States of “seriously” damaging trust between the two countries amid tensions over human rights in Xinjiang and protests in Hong Kong. The two countries have been locked in a trade dispute for almost two years, while rights issues in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang…

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United Kingdom: Johnson says ‘let the healing begin’

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain’s Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson on Friday said as his country makes a delayed exit from the bloc, he would like a new partnership with the EU. Speaking in front of No 10. Downing Street, Johnson called on the U.K. “to find closure and let the healing begin.” Johnson’s speech came…

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Pakistan

Bad weather continues to mar Pakistan’s historic first Test in a decade

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk RAWALPINDI: Overnight rain and poor light continued to mar Pakistan’s first Test since a deadly attack in 2009, stopping the start of play on the fourth day on Saturday. Groundmen were busy wiping water from the pitch covers before the day’s scheduled start at 9:45 am local time (4:45 GMT). Sri Lanka won…

PM Imran Khan departs for Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has departed for Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral matters and recent developments in the region with the Saudi leadership, on Saturday. According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, the visit was part of bilateral cooperation and regular exchanges between the leadership of the two countries. This would…

Less than 5% of pardoned prisoners have returned from Saudi Arabia, JPP tells LHC

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report Lahore: Justice Project Pakistan on Friday informed the Lahore High Court that only 89 Pakistani prisoners have returned from Saudi Arabia following Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s promise to release 2,107 prisoners in February this year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had earlier stated 579 of them had come back home. During the…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Govt to take all measures for providing safe environment to children: PM

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said as the provision of safe environment to children was not only the responsibility of government but that of every individual of society also, the government would take all possible measures in that respect. “The children are the future of a society. Crimes against the future…

Every segment of society play role for eradication of Polio

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A 5-Days anti-polio drive will formally kick off on Monday, 16th December 2019 in all 35 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the merged districts. Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. KazimNiaz inaugurated the campaign by administering polio drops to a child here on Friday. During the campaign more than 6.75 million children below…

Afghanistan

US eyes options for reducing force in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

KABUL (Agencies): The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not disclose any potential troop totals, but he agreed…

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Herat activists: ‘More attention’ needed for women’s rights

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk HERAT CITY: Activists in Herat said they are concerned about an increase in violence against women and call for increased awareness of women’s suffering and women’s rights. Figures by the province’s directorate of women’s affairs office show that violence against women has increased by 21 percent since last year. The figures include cases…

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Women’s enrollment in key security posts increases: Ministers

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The acting defense and interior ministers said that the enrollment of women in high-level positions within the two ministries has increased notably. Currently, the number of women working within the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior is nearly 6,000, said the security officials. The statements were made at the meeting of…

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Ghani’s decree: Level Sayedabad to secure New York

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk F.P. Report KABUL: Just as Afghan history is filled with celebrated personalities, likewise it also talks of many puppets. Among them the despicable slave of the English, Shah Shujaa. This quisling committed the crime of bringing the English imperialist to Afghanistan. In 1839, he attacked Kabul with the English and occupied the seat…

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Landslide in Badakshan goldmine kills five

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: As a result of a landslide in Badakhshan goldmine, 5 illegal miners have been killed and 35 others have been disappeared, a provincial spokesperson said. Nek Mohammad Nazari, the spokesperson for Badakhshan governor confirmed the presence of 40 mine workers in a goldmine in Khali village of Raagh district of Badakhshan at…

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Activists push to finalize child protection act

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

KABUL (TOLO News): Rights activists and some members of the Afghan parliament on Friday urged the Afghan Meshrano Jirga (upper house of parliament) to approve the Law on Protection of as soon as possible. This comes after lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) approved the Law on Protection of Child Rights—or “Child…

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Business

Toyota all set to start test self-driving cars

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk DETROIT: Toyota is going all-in on autonomous vehicles, announcing plans to open a center this year to test driving scenarios too dangerous to perform on public roads. The new test center, which will be operated by the Toyota Research Institute, will be built in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, outside Detroit and not far from…

Diamler AG and NLC signs MoU to start production of Mercedes-Benz trucks in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk RAWALPINDI: Daimler AG, owners of Mercedes Benz and The National Logistics Cell (NLC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the local assembly and production of Mercedes‐Benz trucks in Pakistan. NLC Director General Major General Mushtaq Faisal, Pak NLC Motors Chief Executive Officer Zia Ahmed, Mercedes‐Benz Special Trucks Head of Executive Committee Klaus…

Pentagon terms Huawei, ZTE phones security risk

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Personnel on US military bases can no longer buy phones and other gear manufactured by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE after the Pentagon said the devices pose an “unacceptable” security risk. Concerns have heightened at the Pentagon about consumer electronics being used to snoop on or track service members. “Huawei and ZTE devices…

US job growth picks up, unemployment rate falls

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. job growth increased less than expected in April and the unemployment rate dropped to near a 17-1/2-year low of 3.9 percent as some out-of-work Americans left the labor force. The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on Friday also showed wages barely rose last month, which may ease concerns that inflation pressures…

Tesla’s Musk calls Wall Street snub ‘foolish’ but defends his behavior

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters): Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk acknowledged on Friday that it was “foolish” of him to snub analysts on a conference call earlier in the week, but further needled Wall Street with a series of accusatory tweets. In a post-earnings call on Wednesday, Musk refused to answer questions from analysts…

Buffett’s Berkshire swings to rare loss

By The Frontier Post | May 6, 2018

OMAHA (Reuters): Warren Buffett lost money but had a pretty good quarter. Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday reported an unusual quarterly net loss, the result of an accounting change that Buffett had warned would produce “wild” but in his view meaningless swings in results. But Berkshire also ended a long stretch of disappointing operating…

Sports

Bad weather continues to mar Pakistan’s historic first Test in a decade

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk RAWALPINDI: Overnight rain and poor light continued to mar Pakistan’s first Test since a deadly attack in 2009, stopping the start of play on the fourth day on Saturday. Groundmen were busy wiping water from the pitch covers before the day’s scheduled start at 9:45 am local time (4:45 GMT). Sri Lanka won…

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Messi doesn’t need to win World Cup to be called great player: Crespo

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

KOLKATA (Agencies): Lionel Messi is in the same league as Pele or Diego Maradona and he doesn’t need to win a World Cup to prove his greatness, feels iconic former Argentine striker Hernan Crespo. Here in the city as the ambassador of TSK 25K run, the prolific Argentine said: “Messi doesn’t need that (to win…

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Starc dominates for Australia as New Zealand crumble

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

PERTH (Agencies): Australia’s fast-bowler Mitchell Starc tore through New Zealand’s batting-order shortly before stumps on a dramatic day two, as the hosts gained a stranglehold of the first test on Friday. In reply to Australia’s first innings of 416, New Zealand teetered at 109 for five at the close with veteran batsman Ross Taylor unbeaten…

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Saudi Arabia to host first women’s pro golf event

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

PARIS (Agencies): Saudi Arabia will host its first professional women’s golf tournament in 2020 with a prize fund of $1 million, the Ladies European Tour (LET) announced. The Jeddah Royal Greens Golf and Country Club will stage the March 19-22 tournament, featuring three-time Tour winner Carly Booth. Booth and four of her fellow professionals have…

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Root left out of England T20 squad to face South Africa

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

LONDON (Agencies): England Test captain Joe Root has been left out of the squad for the three T20 internationals in South Africa. With a Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in October 2020, the selectors wanted to look at other players, though Root does remain in their plans. Fast bowler Liam Plunkett, a World Cup winner,…

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Turkish aid body promotes sport among girls in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

KARACHI (AA): Turkey’s state-run aid agency launched Friday a cricket training facility for girls in the southern port city of Karachi, Pakistan. Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) set up the cricket training nets for girls at the SMB Fatima Jinnah State School in Karachi to promote the sport among girls. Former captain of Pakistan…

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Fashion & Movies

Taylor Swift calls out Scooter Braun during Woman of the Decade speech

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift used the Billboard Women in Music stage to address a series of issues including her ongoing beef with Scooter Braun. Swift was awarded the first-ever woman of the decade honor during the 14th annual event Thursday night, the eve of her 30th birthday. Her acceptance speech lasted more than…

Actor Danny Aiello dead at age 86

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Danny Aiello, a veteran stage and film actor remembered for his roles in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo and other movies, has died at age 86, his literary agent said on Friday. Aiello, who earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his supporting…

Shalini Pandey to make her Bollywood debut opposite Ranveer Singh in Jayeshbhai Jordaar

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Shalini Pandey, who played Preethi in Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, is all set to step into Bollywood. The young actor will make her debut opposite Ranveer Singh in Yash Raj Films’ upcoming production Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Scripted and helmed by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a story of Women Empowerment. The…

Kriti Sanon shares her excitement of playing a surrogate mother in Mimi

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: This year has been a mixed bag for Kriti Sanon. Luka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4 and Panipat, the young actress has done all kinds of roles in just one year and has been applauded for her act, comic timing and her dancing skills. Now her kitty is full of some more…

Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson wants to ‘time travel’ to watch ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Captain Marvel star Brie Larson was among millions of fans who   took to social media to express their excitement after the first trailer of the Wonder Woman 1984 was released. The trailer followed a teaser, stirring up anticipation. It instantly went viral when the filmmakers released the trailer of the movie…

PeeCee opens up about marrying younger Nick Jonas

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has opened up about getting married to US singer Nick Jonas, who is 10 years younger to her. In an interview, PeeCee, who also serves as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, says clearly age difference did not matter in their lives. She went on to say people talk about…

Science & Technology

Google’s Interpreter Mode launched to translate 44 languages in real time

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Google Assistant‘s Interpreter Mode, the feature that uses artificial intelligence and allows Google Assistant to translate human conversations in real time, has been officially made available for the phones. Google says it will work with 44 languages and can be invoked by saying commands like “Hey Google, help me speak Thai” or…

Pakistani pilots to get technical training in Turkey

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkish engineering company Yontem Teknoloji won a tender for technical training of Pakistani pilots. The firm will start training as of June 2020 in Turkey’s newly established aviation academy, according to SAHA Istanbul Defence and Aerospace Cluster Association. At the first stage, 30 Pakistani pilots will be trained at the School of Aviation…

Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media — with the goal of combating online violence, hate and disinformation. Dorsey on Tuesday announced he would fund an independent team of five architects, engineers, and designers — dubbed Bluesky — to develop an “open…

Blocking Pakistani nationals’ accounts: JI submits resolution in KP PA against Facebook’s act

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The members of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Tuesday submitted a resolution in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly Secretariat against blocking the Facebook accounts of Pakistani nationals by the Facebook administration over raising voice against Indian forces oppression in Indian occupied Kashmir. Parliamentary Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami and former senior provincial minister Anayatullah Khan, Bajaur Member…

Apple concerns that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk SAN JOSE: Apple Inc told a federal court it has “deep concerns” that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored. At a hearing in US District Court for the Northern District of California, prosecutors argued…

Intel creates chip to control quantum computers

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today’s best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there’s a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer. Intel Corp on Monday announced a chip…

Health

Giving common antibiotic before radiation may help body fight cancer

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk PHILADELPHIA – The antibiotic vancomycin alters the gut microbiome in a way that can help prime the immune system to more effectively attack tumor cells after radiation therapy. A new study in mice from researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found giving a dose of the common antibiotic…

Digital Health Innovation Hub to be launched in KP

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report Abbottabad: Sehat Kahani launched, Pakistan’s first ever female doctor enabled health Tech platform that aims to democratize healthcare, making it accessible for all, using telemedicine, launched its first Digital Health Innovation Hub (DHIH) in Pakistan in collaboration with Frontier Medical College(FMC), one of the leading medical institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (affiliated with the…

Every segment of society play role for eradication of Polio

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A 5-Days anti-polio drive will formally kick off on Monday, 16th December 2019 in all 35 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the merged districts. Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. KazimNiaz inaugurated the campaign by administering polio drops to a child here on Friday. During the campaign more than 6.75 million children below…

Polio virus affects four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has confirmed detection of four polio cases from Lakki Marwat and Tank districts of the province, raising the total count of polio cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 72 and 98 in Pakistan overall. According to the details, National Institute of Health (NIH) laboratory has isolated…

Our cellphones are causing more head and neck injuries, reveals study

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A study looking at 20 years of data from emergency rooms found a recent spike in cellphone-related injuries to the head, neck, face and eyes. Many of the injuries were minor – cuts and bruises – but some were more severe fractures and internal organ injuries and had the risk of long-term…

BPA exposure may be much greater than previously believed

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk The way scientists usually measure bisphenol A (BPA) may drastically underestimate our exposure to the chemical, concludes a new analysis published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Some studies have linked BPA to an elevated risk of health issues, such as fertility problems and certain cancers, but it remains widely used to harden…

Travel

Volcano tourism in the spotlight after New Zealand eruption

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk The deadly eruption of a New Zealand volcano has drawn a spotlight on how active volcanoes draw crowds of tourism each year. With so many active volcanoes on the planet, tourists are seeking out thrills on mountains from Japan to DR Congo. Some of those have had eruptions in the recent past but…

France: Eight days of pension strikes cripple train travel

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Paris commuters crammed into the city’s only two working Metro lines as labor strikes over pension reforms crippled France’s train services for an eighth day. Tensions flared in several parts of the country. Police fired tear gas Thursday morning at protesters in the western city of Nantes, and protesters set vehicles on…

Scottish Highlands to become first area of UK to introduce ‘tourism tax’ on campers

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Monitoring Desk EDINBURGH: The Scottish Highlands has become the first area in the UK to introduce a ‘tourism tax’ on campers, as a £1-per-night levy is approved by the council. Highland Council voted in favour of the controversial charge after concerns were raised about visitors being left with a “negative impression” of the standard of…

Seduced and abandoned: tourism and climate change in the Alps

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Monitoring Desk Deserted ski lifts and ruined hotels are some of the relics of a tourist industry that first seduced and then abandoned the Alps, along with cement, steel cables, paved car parks and deforested slopes. From Piedmont to Friuli, there are hundreds of abandoned ski resorts in Italy. Researchers counted 186 in 2011, a…

Visitors evince keen interest in KP’s cultural, traditional handicrafts

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A large number of visitors, including locals and foreigners, on Monday thronged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pavilion to have a glimpse of cultural and traditional handicrafts displayed at the Dawn Lifestyle Expo in Islamabad. The visitors evinced keen interest in the tourism potential including scenic places, archaeological and heritage sites and cultural and…

Sri Lanka’s tourism still reeling since Easter attacks

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Seven months after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, Sri Lanka, recognized as Lonely Planet’s number 1 travel destination in 2019, continues to suffer due to declining tourists. Since the April 21 bomb blasts at three five-star hotels and churches in Colombo, tourism numbers have plunged steadily, resulting in hotels facing a severe…

Articles

United Arab Emirates spy programme is counter-democracy not counterterrorism

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Tallha Abdulrazaq The recent investigation exposing the UAE’s cyber-surveillance program fits in neatly with the country’s quest to silence democratic actors across the Middle East. More details regarding the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) shady cyber-surveillance and hacking programme have been exposed by Reuters this week, once again shining a light on Abu Dhabi’s efforts to…

Boris wants a mandate to turn Britain ‘around’… after a decade of Conservative rule

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Neil Clark It’s been claimed that over 10m people have watched the video of Boris Johnson refusing to look at a photo of a little boy lying on a NHS hospital floor but one thing of great significance in the interview seems to have been missed: namely when the PM said wanted to get on…

Protesters world over are united in pushing back against neoliberalism

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Amar Diwakar The recent wave of uprisings across the Middle East represents a continuation of the revolutionary process that began in 2011, and while they all have regional and local contexts, they do share a common thread. It would be an understatement to say that we inhabit an age of turmoil. 2019 reminded us that…

Sifting through conspiracy theories and the protests in the Middle East

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2019

Ibrahim al-Marashi Middle Eastern governments have valid reasons to fear foreign conspiracies but deflecting blame on foreign hands instead of addressing citizens’ grievances only weakens their own position. Since October, sustained anti-government protests have emerged in Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran. While in all three states, violence has been used to disrupt the protests, these governments…

Afghanistan: Process begins again, but where is the Peace?

By The Frontier Post | December 10, 2019

Iqbal Khan Three months after President Donald Tr-ump abruptly called off peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, the United States has resumed the dialogue process in Doha over the weekend. Pakistan has welcomed the resumption of the US-Taliban talks. “We hope that it will lead to intra-Afghan negotiations and ultimately to a peaceful and stable…

Hangor hits hard

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Commodore Arshad Rahim (Retd) On 9 December 1971 Pakistan Navy submarine Hangor while patrolling in its allocated area off the Indian Khatiawar coast under the command of Commander Ahmed Tasnim (later Vice Admiral) located, tracked and fired a homing torpedo at the Indian anti-submarine frigate Khukri. The torpedo hit the frigate on its magazine which…

Editorial

US efforts to block Huawei futile

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Telefonica Germany, one of Germany’s three major telecom carriers, decided on Wednesday to use Nokia and Huawei equipment to build 5G network, putting the US warning aside. The company said its cooperation with Huawei was pending approval from the German government. The German government has said that it would not exclude any company from 5G…

Drawing strange analogy

By The Frontier Post | December 14, 2019

Although the gallant tribesmen of former FATA, particularly youth, had welcomed its merger yet JUI (F) Maulana Fazalu Rehman has not given up his opposition to this democratic decision of the government. He was the main opponent of bringing tribal areas into the mainstream and proponent of keeping people of these areas out of the…

Regional trade facilitation

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Under the directives of the Prime Minister, the cumbersome regulatory framework of foreign trade shall be simplified. A draft bill shall be tabled in the parliament to establish single window trade facility by 2022 to fast track cross border trade as per the provisions of World Trade Organisation (WTO) regime of free trade. The legislation…

Intellectual decay

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Hundreds of violent lawyers attacked Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore on Wednesday. They forcefully barged in emergency ward, Cardiac Care Unit and Operation Theater, manhandling doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff and damaged medical equipment during rampage. Out of total disregard for humanity, the protesting lawyers even removed the oxygen mosques from under treatment…

Politics causes human rights frictions

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

Human Rights Day fell on Tuesday this year, in which the US-led Western world has unprecedentedly attacked China on its human rights record. They have let values dominate their perceptions of China, which are devoid of reality and China’s voice. Western media outlets have preset their narrative in reports about the vocational education and training…

Crisis in auto-industry

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

The financial crisis in auto sector has deepened as the sale of cars and trucks have significantly declined. Depressed sale, increased import cost of completely knockdown and semi-knock down kits due currency depreciation have stagnated the production activity. The overall demand for all brands of cars assembled by few monopolistic firms have dropped by 39…

Arts and Literature

Children Literature Festival concluded

By The Frontier Post | December 13, 2019

Humayun Khan PESHAWAR: A two day 63 rd Children Literature Festival (CLF) concluded here on Thursday at Nishtar Hall Peshawar. The festival was organized by Children Literature Festival (CLF) in collaboration with different departments including culture, tourism and sports and Civil Society Organization for Education and Awareness (CSOEA). Senior Minister for Sports, Tourism, Culture and…

Photo exhibition ‘My Land, My People’ opens at PNCA

By The Frontier Post | December 12, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Wednesday exhibited breathtaking photographs captured by the youth of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to highlight the landscape and cultural heritage of the beautiful northern region. The Special Communications Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication organised the…

Book review of shaking hands with clenched fists by Neha Nisar

By The Frontier Post | December 9, 2019

Shaking hands with clenched fists the grand truck road to confidence building measures between Pakistan and India is a first ever academic book on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between two enduring rivals Pakistan and India, written by Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja. This book offers unparalleled account of genesis and imperatives and the future of CBM’s…

Oxford University Press opens flagship bookshop

By The Frontier Post | December 6, 2019

F.P. Report KARACHI: Oxford University Press (OUP) organized the inauguration of its flagship bookshop at Park Towers, Clifton, by hosting an event which was well attended by the media, authors, academics, and foreign dignitaries. The opening of the new bookshop increases OUP’s presence in Karachi and expands its network of bookshops within the city. This…

Pashto Day commemorated at ICU

By The Frontier Post | December 5, 2019

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Literary and Debating Society of the Islamia College University commemorated the annual Pashto Day at the Khyber Union Hall on Wednesday. Ibrahim Khan Shubnam presided over the literary session while Muhammad Hanif Qais was chief guest on the occasion. Haji Muhammad Amin Durshakhela, Haji Muhammad Amin Ashari, Sadiq Zaman Sadiq…

Book fair in Govt Degree College held

By The Frontier Post | November 20, 2019

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: To promote reading habit and to enhance book culture, a day long book fair was held here in government degree college, Landi Kotal on Tuesday. The activity was organized under the banner of National Book Foundation and hundreds of thousands books of various publishers on different topics including Religion, Hadith, Serat,…