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Pakistan condemns Indian decision to declare its 2 officials as persona non grata

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the Indian decision to declare two officials of the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi as persona non grata requiring them to leave India within 24 hours. In a statement issued on Sunday, Foreign Office said Indian action has been accompanied by a negative pre-planned and orchestrated media campaign,…

Govt cuts petrol price by Rs 7.6 per liter

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government has reduced the prices of petroleum products and a statement has been issued by the Ministry of Finance in this regard. A statement issued by the Finance Ministry said that the government has reduced the price of petrol by Rs 7.6 per liter in response to the cuts in prices…

COVID19: Dr Zafar dispels impression of facilities’ crisis

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services, Dr Zafar Mirza has dispelled the impression of any crisis of availability of beds, ventilators, and other facilities for Corona patients. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad this afternoon, he said only 28 percent of ventilators has so far been engaged for Covid-19 patients…

Pakistan hopes forthcoming UN report will highlight ‘facts’ on rights violations in India-occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stated that Pakistan hopes and expects United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will bring to light the “facts” in her report regarding human rights violations in India-occupied Kashmir. “The United Nations will have to play its role in the matter of Kashmir,” said…

May the deadliest month for Covid-19: Sindh CM

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: May has proved to be the deadliest month so far in terms of Covid-19 deaths, remarked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday, as he reported that the coronavirus had claimed 16 more lives in the province while 885 new cases were detected over the past 24 hours. “The first…

Pakistan reports record 3,039 new COVID-19 cases, 88 deaths over 24 hours

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The coronavirus pandemic is showing no signs of slowing in Pakistan as the country reported the most number of deaths, 88, and a record number of COVID-19 cases, 3,039, over the past 24 hours on May 30. According to statistics provided by the official government website on the coronavirus situation in Pakistan,…

Global

Amnesty India demands release of activists over virus

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

NEW DELHI (AA): Amnesty International India has demanded immediate release of human rights activists detained in India as undertrials under the repressive Unlawful (Prevention) Activities Act. The act gives authorities sweeping power to hold and jail people without charge. In 2018, as part of a massive crackdown on human rights defenders in India, nine prominent…

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‘Kashmir movement shifting to a decisive new phase’

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

SRINAGAR (AA): The fear of death has vanished in the Indian-administered Kashmir, shifting the Kashmir movement to a decisive new phase, according to Pakistani philosopher and economist Khurshid Ahmad.  But, he added, the responsibility lies with the leadership in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir to make fruitful gains to the current situation, focusing on the right…

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SpaceX’s 1st Crew Dragon docks at Int’l Space Station

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

ANKARA (AA): Private rocket company SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon carrying two US NASA astronauts docked at International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. “Docking confirmed – Crew Dragon has arrived at the International Space Station!” SpaceX confirmed on Twitter. This was followed shortly after with a tweet from the ISS: “The SpaceX Crew Dragon docked to…

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Somalia: Bomb blast kills 10, wounds over 13 civilians

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

MOGADISHU (AA): At least 10 people have been killed, and over 13 others were wounded in a bomb blast which targeted a civilian transport vehicle in the vicinity of Hawa Abdi, the lower Shabelle region of Somalia on Sunday morning, officials said. Hussein Abdi Ali, a police officer in the region, told Anadolu Agency over…

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Philippine police arrest 90 Chinese for illegal gambling

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

MANILA (AP): Philippine police have arrested 90 Chinese for running an online gambling hub without permits and for violating quarantine restrictions, officials said Sunday. Police made the mass arrests Friday after spotting some of the suspects converging closely without face masks outside a rented apartment in violation of quarantine restrictions, in Cavite province south of…

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Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP): Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns. The…

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Pakistan

India using UAPA terror law against peaceful citizens: AJK president

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Sunday welcomed the letter of the European Parliament’s global human rights subcommittee to the Indian government about massive human rights violations, describing the move as a chargesheet against India’s Home Minister Amit Shah. “The Indian government is brazenly using anti-terrorism law —…

Singer, politician Abrar Ul Haq tests positive for novel coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Taking to the micro-blogging website Twitter on Sunday, prominent PTI politician, President PCSIR and singer Abrar Ul Haq confirmed that he had contracted coronavirus. Abrar Ul Haq said that he tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating at his home and will go for tests again after a few days. He said…

No decision taken on reopening schools yet: Sindh education minister

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has said that no decision to reopen schools has been taken yet as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the province. “Once we have taken a look at the situation at hand, we will decide about reopening schools,” Ghani said on Sunday. The education…

18 sugar mills in Sindh belong to Zardari, Omni Group: Firdaus Shamim

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan-Tehreek e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi on Sunday said that 18 out of 38 sugar mills in Sindh belong to former president Asif Ali Zardari and Omni Group. Addressing a press conference here, Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly demanded formation of a special sugar inquiry committee for Sindh. He…

Punjab Assembly session at hotel to cost taxpayers dearly

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: A session of the Punjab Assembly is being convened at a Lahore hotel due to the coronavirus fears. The session summoned by Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi will start on June 5 and continue until June 29. Sources at the assembly secretariat today confided to media news that the provincial legislature’s session…

Sharif Brothers are masterpieces of hypocrisy: Fayyaz-ul-Hassan

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has said that both Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif share value of hypocrisy. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan, while responding to recent picture of PML-N’s supremo, said that Nawaz Sharif use to pretend as no one was more ill than him but even in coronavirus pandemic he was sitting in London…

Afghanistan

COVID-19 cases over 15,000 in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): On Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health reported 680 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,112 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported eight COVID-19 deaths and 25 recovered patients in the last 24 hours. Kabul leads with 371 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 624…

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8 Family members killed in Herat traffic accident

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

HERAT (TOLO News): At least eight members of a family were killed in a traffic accident on Saturday night in Herat province, local officials said Sunday. Jelani Farhad, Herat governor’s spokesman, said that the incident occurred on the Herat-Kandahar highway in Adraksan district of Herat province. According to Jelani, those killed were three children, three…

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3 Civilians killed in shelling in Parwan

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

PARWAN (TOLO News): At least three members of a family were killed Saturday afternoon when a mortar shell landed on a their house in Parwan province, local officials said Sunday. Wahida Shahkar, the Parwan governor’s spokeswoman, said the mortar was fired “by the Taliban” to target security forces at a checkpoint in the Joye Dukhtar…

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US-Taliban: Agreement implementation in everyone’s interest

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

F.P. Report KABUL: A few days earlier the message of the esteemed leader of the Islamic Emirate, Amir-ul-Mumineen Sheikh Hibatullah Akhundzada, was published on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The message elucidated the policy of the Islamic Emirate about various subjects related to Afghanistan and the ongoing Jihad. The message of Amir-ul-Mumineen on the occasion of…

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Bomb blast kills two media staff in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

KABUL (AA): At least two employees of a local Afghan TV channel were killed and four more injured by a bomb blast in the country’s capital Kabul on Saturday. The country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that the incident took place in the city’s downtown Qulola Pushta neighborhood in the evening. There were no…

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Afghan head of peace talks says ready for dialogue with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

KABUL (AFP): A top Afghan official appointed to lead the much-awaited peace talks with the Taliban said Saturday his team was ready to start “at any moment” with the insurgents. Abdullah Abdullah, who heads a council to represent the government in negotiations, said an ongoing lull in violence triggered by a surprise ceasefire offered by…

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Business

Volkswagen invests euros in electric vehicle sector

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING : Volkswagen said on Friday it will invest around 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in two Chinese companies in the electric vehicle sector, calling it “the world’s biggest market”. The German car giant said it will take a 50 percent stake in JAG — the parent company of state-owned JAC Motors —…

Euro business loans up

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Growth in lending to eurozone businesses continued to accelerate in April as companies sought funds to cope with the tough coronavirus lockdowns which hit activity, European Central Bank data showed Friday. Loans to non-financial firms added 6.6 percent year-on-year in April after 5.5 percent in March, the ECB said in…

Footwear exports increased

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Footwear exports during first ten months of current financial year grew by 7.99% as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-April2019, footwear worth $108,430 thousand were exported as compared to the exports of $100,403 thousand of same period of last year. According the…

Gold price increases Rs800

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The per tola price of 24 karat gold increased by Rs800 and was traded at Rs 97,200 on Friday as compared to Rs 96,400 on last trading day, Karachi Sarafa Association reported. Likewise, the price of 10 gram gold also increased by Rs 686 and was traded at Rs 83,333 compared to…

Govt urged for cut in power tariff

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) Muhammad Ahmed Waheed has called upon the government to reduce power tariff in proportionate to the cut made oil prices that would bring down cost of doing business and help in reviving falling exports. He said that government had reduced prices of petroleum products…

Weekly inflation goes up

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ended on May 28, for the combined consumption group, witnessed nominal increase of 0.13 percent, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported Friday. The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 128.32 points against 128.15…

Sports

Pakistan beat Iran in Asian Volleyball championship

By The Frontier Post | July 27, 2017

LAHORE (APP): Pakistan broke the victory deadlock in the 19th Asian senior men volleyball championship defeating Iraq with 3-1 on Wednesday at Surabaya, Indonesia. Pakistan, who suffered two back to back defeats at the hands of Chinese Taipei in their earlier league matches, put up a fine show to atone for the previous failure, said…

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Mohammad Amir dismisses possibility of retiring from Test cricket

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that he never considered to take retirement from Test cricket, and will continue to represent Pakistan in the longer format of the game as he is still young and fit. The 25-year-old told in an interview that he has no idea how these baseless news…

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Quinton de Kock likely to play PSL3

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

KARACHI (PPI): South Africa wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock is likely to play the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to sources, de Kock is leading Global T20 League franchise Benoni that is owned Peshawar Zalmi’s Javed Afridi, and the South African might sign a contract with Peshawar as well. It has also…

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Coach Arthur trains young talent at NCA High Performance Camp

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

LAHORE (APP): Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Mickey Arthur held a morning session with participants of the High Performance Camp underway at the National Cricket Academy here. Arthur, along with other coaching staff at the NCA, lectured the young players during their camp training at the LCCA Ground. During his session, the coach specifically focused…

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PCB shuns idea of turning PSL into autonomous entity

By The Frontier Post | July 26, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to organise the Pakistan Super League (PSL) itself instead of making it an autonomous company. PSL chairman Najam Sethi had announced in March this year, after the successful second edition of the league, that they were making the PSL an independent body. But the PCB’s…

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Coach Mickey Arthur to meet PCB officials

By The Frontier Post | July 24, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Head coach Mickey Arthur is expected to meet with officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday where he will be consulted in chalking out future course of action for the team. Arthur, who arrived in Lahore late Sunday night, is set to meet with Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Director of…

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Fashion & Movies

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

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

Musicians in lockdown rage against industry machine

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Lockdown bans on live performances have left many British musicians on the breadline, fuelling a campaign for them to get a bigger share of the profits from streaming their songs online. “I’m getting contacted by lots of young artists who have millions of streams from 200,000 monthly listeners and don’t make the…

Kajol celebrates the completion of 14 years of blockbuster ‘Fanaa’

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Yash Raj Films’ Fanaa completed 14 years today. It was a blockbuster and starred Aamir Khan and Kajol in the lead. Aamir and Kajol created magic on screen with their palpable chemistry. Kajol took time out to celebrate the occasion. In this throwback picture Kajol and Aamir Khan can be seen holding…

Senior actor Kiran Kumar recovers from COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Actor Kiran Kumar was in for a shock a couple of weeks back when a routine COVID-19 check up at a place he visited turned into a nightmare for him as he tested positive. The actor was soon isolated from his family and informed the government in Mumbai so that they could…

John Abraham to remake hit Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: While John Abraham loves to flex his muscles in his movies, as a producer, he loves to back some interesting projects with unique concepts. Today the actor announced that his new film as a producer will be the Hindi remake of the hit Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum. The actor took to Twitter…

Science & Technology

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

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

President Trump threatens to shut down social media after tweet gag

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

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

Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday, the company said. In a test of the company’s plan to launch satellites into space, the 70-foot (21.34 m) rocket called LauncherOne was to blast into orbit at…

NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: NASA gave the green light on Friday to next week’s launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel — the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years and a crucial step towards ending American dependence on Russian rockets. Top officials at the US space agency and Elon Musk’s company…

Health

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

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

13 more died of virus in KP: Report

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

Why rice isn’t really bad for you

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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

10 crazy facts about sleep that you should know

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

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

Pharma giant Merck reveals COVID-19 vaccine plans

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk CHICAGO: Merck & Co, which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for COVID-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience and would collaborate with research nonprofit IAVI to develop two separate vaccines. It also announced a partnership with privately held Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to develop an experimental oral…

Travel

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

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

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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

Pre-travel tests of little use against virus spread

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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

Coronavirus outbreak: Caribbean tourism struggles as visitors stay home

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

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

LATAM Airlines Files for Bankruptcy in the US

By The Frontier Post | May 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: According to the airline, it had to scale back its operations by 95 percent amid the collapse in global travel. Per the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American company could face a $15 billion loss in revenue this year. LATAM announced bankruptcy in the United States on Tuesday, stressing, however,…

Articles

Beijing sees Trump’s hand and won’t fold

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

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

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

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

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

The Cummings row: Boris faces a grim choice

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

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

Rise of the civilization state in post-nation-state Middle East

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Rabee Al-Hafidh During the COVID-19 crisis, Turkey was able to climb to new international heights in health and wellbeing as Turkey is now a source of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the country to which the US, Britain and the rest of the “advanced” world turn to get their PPE supplies and plug their…

The US is grave of the weak, the old, the poor, and minorities

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Shan Renping The death toll of COVID-19 in the US passed 100,000 on Wednesday, the biggest shame for the superpower in more than a century. It reflects the decline of the US political system and the government’s blatant dereliction of duty. But no officials were jailed or sacked. President Trump only posted a perfunctory tweet…

The case of Indus

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Faizan Raza Buriro There is no denying the fact that our federation is engulfed by numerous crisis. In recent times, world has witnessed a new crisis, water crisis and Pakistan being no exception is also being seriously affected by the shortage of water. Since a long time, political and bureaucratic elite of this country have…

Editorial

Promise of business friendly environment

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

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

Antiviral medicines

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

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

Floating foreign currency bonds

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

Ill-preparedness or oblivion

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

India-Iran nexus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

A famous saying goes, “You scratch my back I scratch yours.” It perfectly fits in the last week decision by Iran to allow Bandar Abbas sea port to India for wheat export to Afghanistan. Indian variety of wheat is not in great demand in the Afghan market as compared with the Pakistani one. Moreover, Afghanistan…

India’s lopsided relations with neighbours

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Since the beginning, Indian governments have never been keen on resolving territorial issues with neighbouring countries, whether it were the former or the present Narendra Modi’s government. All along and attitude of hegemony has been displayed versus small neighbouring countries and apparent conciliatory tone with the bigger one. If any dialogue process was ever initiated,…

Arts and Literature

Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

A remarkable & imaginative abstract artist

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

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

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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

Haveli Nau Nihal finest preserved Sikh architecture

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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

Reading Old Books by Peter Mack

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

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

Modeling Populations of Adaptive Individuals

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2020

Authors: Steven F. Railsback and Bret C. Harvey Ecologists now recognize that the dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems are strongly affected by adaptive individual behaviors. Yet until now, we have lacked effective and flexible methods for modeling such dynamics. Traditional ecological models become impractical with the inclusion of behavior, and the optimization approaches of…