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At huge India rally, Trump calls relations with Pakistan ‘very good’

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

AHMEDABAD (Monitoring Desk): Addressing massive crowds during his first visit to India, United States President Donald Trump on Monday called his country’s relationship with Pakistan “very good” and said US efforts had led to “big progress with Pakistan” in the fight against terrorism. Trump landed in Ahmedabad, the largest city in Indian Prime Minister Narendra…

Reduction in electricity price Govt’s top priority: PM

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said provision of electricity to the domestic and industrial consumers at reasonable rate, energy reforms and checking its losses are the foremost priorities of the government. Chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Monday, he pointed out that the energy sector faces multiple challenges today owing to the…

Newly appointed AGP Khalid Javed Khan recuses himself from Justice Isa case

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Javed Khan on Monday recused himself from representing the government in the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case. “The government has recommended the name of Additional Attorney General Aamir Rehman to represent it in the Supreme Court,” he said. “I cannot represent the federation. I have already stated…

Pakistan welcomes Saudi decision to grant visit visas on arrival

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The spokesperson for Pakistan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs said on Monday Saudi Arabia’s move to allow visit visas on arrival for Pakistanis exemplified the strength of bilateral ties between the two countries. The new visa regime was launched in January this year and will allow one-year multiple entry visas for anyone traveling…

Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation to the king: statement

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, at 94 the world’s oldest leader, submitted his resignation to the king Monday after a bid by his allies to bring down the government and block the succession of leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim. The shock move followed 24 hours of political drama which saw an attempt by…

Top court directs NAB to submit response as Khawaja brothers seek bail in Paragon case

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Monday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to present its response with the court as PML-N legislator Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique seek bail in the Paragon City Housing reference. The apex court’s three-member bench headed by Justice Maqbool Baqir also directed…

Global

Israel’s Netanyahu orders more airstrikes on Gaza

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

JERUSALEM (AA): Israel’s prime minister on Monday ordered the army to continue airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip. In a written statement on social media, Benjamin Netanyahu said he made the decision after speaking with several officials, including the head of the Shin Bet security agency, the head of the National Security Council, the defense…

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New Delhi: Violent protests over new citizenship law ahead of Trump visit

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters): Indian police used tear gas and smoke grenades to disperse a crowd of thousands of protesters in India’s capital of New Delhi on Monday as violence broke out over a new citizenship law just ahead of US President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to the city. New Delhi has been a hotbed of…

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Iran denies claims that 50 die of coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

TEHRAN (AA): Iran on Monday denied the claims that at least 50 people died of the coronavirus in the country’s northern city of Qom. In a news conference aired by the state television, government spokesman Ali Rabiei said the claims that 50 people died of the Kovid-19 in Qom “are lies” and that “they do…

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UN chief Guterres issues 7-point ‘call to action’ on human rights

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

GENEVA (AP): The head of the United Nations issued a “call to action” on Monday to countries, businesses and all people to help renew and revive human rights across the globe, laying out a seven-point plan amid concerns about climate change, conflict and repression. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the appeal at the start of…

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Russian airstrikes kill 5 civilians in northern Syria

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

IDLIB (AA): Russian warplanes targeted residential areas in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation, killing at least five civilians, a civil defense group working in the war-torn country said Monday. The Syrian opposition aircraft targeted 18 residential areas, according to The White Helmets. These areas include Kafr Nabl, Ehsim, Kansafra, Sufuhon, Hizareen, Kafar Aweed, Hass, Deir Sunbul villages…

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Congress leader asks BJP to host Trump in Kashmir to prove ‘normalcy’

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Former chief minister of the Indian state of Karnataka and Congress leader Sidddaramiah asked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to host an event for US President Donald Trump in Kashmir if it has returned to “normalacy” as claimed by the Narendra Modi-led government. “If BJP feels Kashmir has returned to…

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Pakistan

Banks to receive Hajj applications from tomorrow

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Monday announced the new date for collecting Hajj applications, and directed the designated banks to receive applications from February 25 (tomorrow) till March 6 (Friday) without any holiday. The ministry, in a press release, added that it has informed all the banks regarding its…

NAB chairman for investigation against Islamabad china cutting, illegal societies in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal on Monday directed Rawalpindi and Lahore bureaus director generals to conduct investigation against Islamabad China cutting and Rs70 billion fraud by Al Kabeer Town management despite having no land or approval from LDA. According to NAB spokesman, the chairman had ordered action against the…

China lauds Pakistan’s support in wake of coronavirus epidemic

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: China has reiterated its appreciation over the enormous support and assistance offered by Pakistan in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. Chinese Foreign Ministry’s new Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said during his briefing in Beijing noted that Pakistan’s two houses of Parliament passed resolutions in support of China’s efforts to fight the epidemic.…

Pakistan displays all four missiles of downed Indian MiG-21

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has displayed all four missiles of Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan’s MiG-21 in an exhibition. During exhibition, Air Commodore Syed Umar Shah said that no missile was fired by Indian MiG-21. He also debunked the Indian claims of downing a Pakistani F-16 fighter and said that Indian Air Force (IAF) chief is…

Agreement between US, Taliban will help promote peace: FM

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says recent agreement between US and Taliban will help promote peace and stability in the region. He was talking to renowned US Scholar and Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Vali Reza Nasr, who called on him in Islamabad on Monday. The Foreign…

PML-N’s Hamza takes a jibe at PPP’s Bilawal over statement on Nawaz Sharif

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz on Monday while reacting to Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s statement regarding former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that it would have been good if he [Bilawal] hadn’t given such statement. Talking to media outside the Punjab Assembly on Monday, he…

Afghanistan

The Embassy of Iran to Kabul stops council services

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

KABUL (Ariana News): The Embassy of Iran to Kabul announced Monday that it had stopped the customer services of its council to stop the coronavirus outbreak. The Embassy of Iran to Kabul, in a statement on 24th February, announced that for precautious hygiene reasons to prevent coronavirus outbreak, services to Afghan visitors have been put…

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Three incidents confirmed on third day of RIV

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

BALKH (TOLO News): On the third day of the weeklong reduction in violence pact, also called RIV, three incidents were confirmed, one each in Balkh, Helmand and Samangan province. These incidents included casualties as well. The week-long reduction in violence started on Saturday, Feb. 22. Eight Taliban clashes were reported in the first day of…

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Sayyaf: Political consensus on peace to be created soon

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Former Mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf who has met with Afghan President Ghani, politicians and Qatari envoy in the past two days, said a political consensus around peace will be formed in the near future and that the main phase of the peace talks will begin after the signing of the…

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Polio vaccination ramped-up after 4 new cases

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

HERAT (TOLO News): Following the registration of four polio incidents in the country’s west zone, the vaccination campaign has intensified, Herat’s health directorate said Sunday. The directorate said nearly one million children in Herat, Farah and Badghis will receive anti-polio vaccine. According to the officials, the campaign will kickoff after a few days’ delay because…

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Efforts underway to end election tensions

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Former President Hamid Karzai and former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf met with National Unity Government leaders on Monday as tensions continue to rise between electoral campaign teams. President Ghani has created a special commission for the ceremony of his swearing in, and Chief Executive Abdullah has also set up a…

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Afghanistan confirms first coronavirus patient

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s minister of public health said on Monday the country had identified its first case of coronavirus. Ferozuddin Feroz, the minister of public health, told a press conference in Kabul one of three suspected cases had been confirmed in the Western province of Herat. He announced a state of emergency in the…

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Business

Dollar rallies high in Interbank

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The rupee again oscillated sharply and it reached the day high of Rs 110 but selling from exporters checked the upward movement. Dollar once again rose sharply against the domestic currency and surged to Rs 110 at the interbank market. The green back taking queue from the banking rate also showed sharp…

Pakistan key player in region with Chinese mega investment plans, says Zubair

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair said on Monday the world is witnessing Pakistan as important player in the region with Chinese mega investment plans, which will integrate the country closer to Central Asian states with a strategic role. He was speaking as a chief guest at “United Marine Agency (UMA) – 16th CEO…

Pak-Australia JTC for enhancing bilateral trade

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Australia Joint Trade Committee on Sunday underlined the need for find ways and means to enhance bilateral trade among both the countries as current level of trade and investment between the two countries were not commensurate with the existing potential. Consensus to this regard was developed in the 7th session of…

Businessmen demands to reinstate FTO office

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2017

F.P. Report ABBOTTABAD: Haripur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (HCCI), Abbottabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Hattar Industrial Associations Sunday jointly presented a resolution to reinstate the Federal Tax Ombudsman office in Abbottabad. The resolution was passed in a joint session held in Abbottabad under the chairmanship of president ACCI Haji Iftikhar. In the…

Governor Sindh to open summit today

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: “UMA – 16th CEO Summit Asia & Leadership Award Ceremony 2017” & “Book Launch 100 Performing CEOs, Leaders & Companies of Pakistan 2017” organized by CEO Club Pakistan & CEO Today Magazine is scheduled to be held on December 11, 2017 at Marriot Hotel Karachi”. This year conference theme is “Reshaping the…

‘Ending violence against women and girls in Sindh’ concluded

By The Frontier Post | December 11, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Women Development Department Sindh and UN Women co organised an awareness raising seminar at a local hotel in Karachi, to commemorate the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign. This campaign starts on Nov 25 the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends on Sunday International…

Sports

Peshawar Zalmi announces to install big screen for Fans

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Peshawar Zalmi has announced to start Zalmi Fans Bus Service from Peshawar to Rawalpindi and providing an opportunity for fans to watch the PSL matches on Big screen in Colonel Sher Khan stadium Peshawar. The number 1 team of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in terms of fan following, media and brand value…

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Major upsets in ITF Pakistan Junior Tennis C’ship

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Major upsets were witnessed in the first round fixtures of Boys’ Singles and Girls’ Singles of Dilawar Abbas Memorial ITF Pakistan Junior World Ranking Tennis Championships 2020 here at PTF Tennis Complex on Monday. In the Girls Singles event, Unseeded Leyla Nilufer Elmas of Turkey caused made the major upset of the tournament…

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UK football chiefs ban heading in training for young children

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Football chiefs in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday announced a ban on heading in training for children up to the end of primary school, to take place with immediate effect. The three football associations issued a statement confirming changes to their heading guidance, which followed a study that showed former footballers…

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Lahore Qalandars fined for slow over-rate

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

LAHORE (APP): Lahore Qalandars have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket loss against Islamabad United in the seventh match of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday night. As this was their first offence, all 11 playing members were fined 10 per cent each…

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James’ jump shot helps power Lakers past Celtics

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (Agencies): LeBron James delivered the go-ahead jumper with 30 seconds left to help lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-112 victory over the Boston Celtics as the two decorated franchises renewed their historic rivalry on Sunday. The NBA powerhouses went down to the wire in a back-and-forth thriller Sunday in front of…

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Southee bags five as New Zealand beat India in first Test

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

WELLINGTON (Agencies): A sharp spell of bowling by Tim Southee set up a 10-wicket victory for New Zealand before lunch on the fourth day of the first Test against India on Monday. Southee took four wickets for 20 runs on the final morning as he raced through the India tail to leave them all out…

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Fashion & Movies

Amazon in Holocaust row about ‘Hunters’ series

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WARSAW: The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon (AMZN.O) on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series “Hunters” and for selling books of Nazi propaganda. Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, world leaders and activists have called for action against rising anti-Semitism.…

Trump says was never a big fan of Brad Pitt

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film “Parasite”, telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939’s “Gone with the Wind.” “Parasite”, a dark social satire about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, became the first…

Ahad Raza Mir looks super cool in latest pictures

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistani actor Ahad Raza Mir looked super cool in photos from behind-the-scenes of his drama serial Yeh Dil Mera. The photos have won the hearts on social media. The Ehd-e-Wafa actor took to Instagram and shared the photo wherein he could be seen chopping wood. He wrote, “Time reveals all. #YehDilMera” He…

Shootings, diversity row mar Berlin film fest opening

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Europe’s first major film festival of 2020 opens in Berlin Thursday, with Helen Mirren and Hillary Clinton among those expected on the red carpet — even as a deadly shooting and diversity row threatened to mar festivities. The opening of the 11-day Berlinale was overshadowed by an attack in the central city…

Trump blasts best-picture Oscar for South Korean film ‘Parasite’

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk COLORADO SPRINGS: US President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film Parasite, telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939’s Gone with the Wind. Parasite, a dark social satire about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, earlier…

Court allows singer Sanam Marvi’s plea for khula

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: A family court on Thursday dissolved marriage between singer Sanam Marvi and her husband Hamid Ali. The court issued a decree for dissolution of marriage while allowing Sanam Marvi’s plea for Khula. Family Court Judge Sana Afzal Wahla conducted proceedings on the plea and passed the orders after recording statements of the…

Science & Technology

IHC issues notices to IT ministry to justify new social media regulations

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices to the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) and other respondents to submit their response in a case questioning the legitimacy of new social media regulations i.e. the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020. However, the court rejected the request to…

Smartphone addiction as dangerous as drug addiction: New study

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: According to a recent study conducted by German researchers, smartphone addiction does to your brain what drug addiction or substance abuse does. In this age, it’s almost impossible to fathom a day without smartphones. Whether you need it to function as an alarm clock, a calendar, a messaging service or to get…

What secrets? Apple embroiled in row over book by German former executive

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Apple has become embroiled in a publishing row in Germany after it tried to halt sales of a book written by a former executive, saying it disclosed secrets about the App Store. ‘App Store Confidential’, by self-styled German rapper, ski instructor and marketing manager Tom Sadowski, is part autobiography and part self-help…

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…

Health

Afghanistan confirms first coronavirus patient

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s minister of public health said on Monday the country had identified its first case of coronavirus. Ferozuddin Feroz, the minister of public health, told a press conference in Kabul one of three suspected cases had been confirmed in the Western province of Herat. He announced a state of emergency in the…

Coronavirus claims seven lives in Iran

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: The death toll due to coronavirus epidemic in Iran has jumped to seven, while more than 28 persons are said to be infected. The first case was reported on the eve of the Islamic Republic’s general elections, which were held on Friday. Results are due to be announced later on Sunday. China,…

Coronavirus cases drop in China as death toll passes 2300

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The death toll in China from the new coronavirus outbreak rose by 109, the National Health Commission said Saturday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,345. Another 397 new cases were reported nationwide, down from nearly 900 officially reported Friday, bringing the total number of cases to over 76,000. The drop…

Do protein shakes work? Muscle gain and weight loss

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk People drink protein shakes for multiple reasons, including muscle gain, weight loss, and injury recovery. While many foods provide you with a lot of protein — such as eggs, meat, poultry, milk, and legumes — protein shakes and powders have become a popular, high-quality source of this nutrient. If you wonder whether these…

China’s Hubei province reports 115 more coronavirus deaths, toll reaches 2,233

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The death toll in China from the coronavirus epidemic rose to 2,233 on Friday after 115 more people died in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak. The vast majority of the deaths were in the provincial capital of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December, according to a daily…

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…

Travel

Exploring Saudi Arabia: A journey through the lens

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: AbdulazizAldakheel, a businessman and adventurer from Madinah, flies a two-seater aircraft and takes aerial photographs of Saudi Arabia that have been creating waves on social media. “I like to explore and document sites and everything I see from the top. As a pilot, I know how to get the best spots (to)…

‘Bali’s been through a lot’: holiday island’s tourism industry hit by coronavirus fears

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk BALI: The idyllic holiday island of Bali has been hit by the ripple effect of the coronavirus crisis, with tourism plummeting and suggestions it “does not have the capacity” to treat patients if they become sick. Indonesia, the largest country in south-east Asia, claims to have no cases of coronavirus, but according to…

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…

Articles

OPEC emperor Saudi Arabia has fallen for Russia’s tricks

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

Julian Lee As the Covid-19 virus hit demand for oil, OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia wanted an urgent meeting among the cartel’s members and their international partners in order to bring in deeper and longer output cuts. Russia didn’t, and now the emergency gathering of the 23-nation coalition known as OPEC+ won’t happen. This is only…

Suspected shisha bar gunman published racist manifesto

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk HANAU: A man suspected of shooting dead nine people in shisha bars in a German town before killing himself and his mother had posted a manifesto online including conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, prosecutors said. The presumed attacker – a 43-year-old German man identified as Tobias R. – was found dead close…

Boris and Priti Patel are immigrants too

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Lionel Laurent The children of immigrants aren’t happy about immigration. Donald Trump’s German-born grandfather came to America illegally as a teenager at the end of the 19th century, a fact he doesn’t mention when threatening to deport millions of undocumented migrants. Britain’s exit from the European Union’s free-movement area was championed by Boris Johnson, a…

Billionaire vs. billionaire: The new norm in US presidential elections

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Taha Meli Arvas How do you describe a man that US President Donald Trump calls a “total racist,” that scapegoats African-Americans, blaming them for the 2008 economic crisis, who attributes most murders to “male minorities” and boasts in his autobiography of having a girlfriend in every city? Normally you would use nonparliamentary words to describe…

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…

Editorial

Leakages from utility stores

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

Federal government had announced a subsidy of Rs.15 billion to provide sugar, rice, wheat flour and pulses and some other food commodities to deserving people at reasonable prices at utility stores. But people are not benefiting from it. The price of sugar was fixed at Rs.68 per kilogram. But bulk of the supply of this…

Spreading coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

The coronavirus that broke out in China last month has spread to other countries including South Korea, Iran and Italy. After the reported 28 cases of coronavirus infection and death of five people in Iran, Baluchistan government has imposed emergency in the border districts with Iran. Medical teams have been sent to these districts and…

Surging Islamophobia

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

The wave of Islamophobia in Europe is not receding which has both racist and anti-immigrants shades. A gunman imbibed with far right beliefs killed nine people, five of them Turks, in a shisha par in the German city of Hannu. It merits mention that far right political party Alternative for Free Deutschland (AfD) is gaining…

External balance

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Speaking at the “CEO Summit Asia 2020” Governor State Bank of Pakistan Reza Baqir expressed concern over falling exports and said that in terms of merchandise exports Pakistan is at par with small economies such as Afghanistan, Yemen Sudan and Ethiopia. However, he claimed that worst phase of stabalisation is over and economy is showing…

Turbat attack

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Terrorists’ attacks in the restive Baluchistan province are again on the rise. A group of militants opened fire on a police check post in Turbat on Thursday, martyring five personnel and injuring three others. In the exchange of fire, three militants were also killed. In a less than one week this is the second incident…

ECC decisions

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet took few decisions in its Thursday meeting, Chaired by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh. The decisions included purchase of 8.25 million tonnes of wheat from farmers at minimum support price of Rs.1365 per 40 kilograms in the upcoming harvesting season to build stock…

Arts and Literature

Middle Eastern designers shine at Nomad

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk ST. MORTIZ: Nestled among the snow-tipped mountain tops of St. Moritz in Switzerland is the ChesaPlanta mansion, a former farmhouse more than 200 years old — a classic work of late baroque architecture. From February 6 to 9, it was home to Nomad, a travelling showcase of collectible design organized by curators Nicolas…

Theatrical performance highlights violence against women

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Rafi Peer Theatre organized a series of theatrical performances in different cities to highlight various forms of intolerance and violence, especially against women, and how different segments of the society can contribute towards ending the menace. The theatrical performance titled ‘Ab Nahi’ was showcased at Fatima Jinnah Woman University, Islamabad, Quaid-e-Azam…

Empires of Vice by Diana S. Kim

By The Frontier Post | February 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk During the late 19th century, opium was integral to European colonial rule in Southeast Asia. The taxation of opium was a major source of revenue for British and French colonizers, who also derived moral authority from imposing a tax on a peculiar vice of their non-European subjects. Yet between the 1890s and the…

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…