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Indian analyst Ashok Swain claims Modi had lied about Balakot airstrike

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ashok Swain, a scholar of Peace and Conflict Research who is currently teaching at Uppsala University in Sweden, claimed that Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi had lied about Balakot airstrike. The scholar took to social-networking website and posted, “If there are no Chinese soldiers on the Indian side of the Line…

Protesters welcome new charges in Floyd killing but remain in streets

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MINNEAPOLIS: US protesters welcomed new charges brought Wednesday against Minneapolis officers in the killing of African American man George Floyd — but thousands still marched in cities across the country for a ninth straight night, chanting against racism and police brutality. With a key demand met, demonstrators nevertheless staged large and mainly peaceful…

Ladakh tension more serious than in past, says ex-Indian General

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Former Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. (retd) D.S. Hooda and Member of National Security Advisory Board Lt. Gen. (retd) S. L. Narasimhan said that the ongoing border tension with China at multiple points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is more serious than past incidents, indicating China’s planning and the likelihood…

Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis accuses Trump of trying to ‘divide’ America

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis issued a stinging rebuke of his erstwhile boss Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing the president of trying to “divide” America and failing to provide “mature leadership” as the country reels from days of protests. Mattis, who resigned in December 2018 over Trump s ordering of a full…

Fake accounts case: Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah appears before NAB

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah on Thursday has appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in fake bank accounts and solar light cases. According to details, combined investigation team of the anti-watchdog is interrogating the CM, who is accused of issuing funds for contracts despite objections. —This is a developing…

Coronavirus death toll jumps to 1,770, infected 85,264 people across Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The countrywide tally of coronavirus cases has surged to 85,264 with record case of 4,688 in last 24 hours, on Thursday. According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), so far, 32,910 cases have been detected in Sindh, 31,104 in Punjab, 11,373 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,224 in Balochistan, 3,544 in Islamabad,…

Global

First Russian airstrikes in three months hit northwest Syria

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIRUT/DAMASCUS: Russian airstrikes have hit Syria’s last major opposition bastion for the first time since a March cease-fire came into force, a war monitor said on Wednesday. The Russian strikes on Tuesday evening and at dawn on Wednesday hit an area of the northwest where the boundaries of Hama, Idlib and Latakia provinces…

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Virus-hit Mumbai survives cyclone scare

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: A severe cyclone hit India’s commercial hub Mumbai on Wednesday, bringing the city to a standstill with transport and flights suspended for several hours, and more than 50,000 people evacuated from low-lying coastal areas of the city. Earlier, experts described cyclone Nisarga as the first severe storm to threaten India’s financial capital…

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Global case tally crosses 6.2 Million, Death toll surpasses 379,000

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide has risen by more than 93,000 over the past 24 hours to top 6.2 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its daily situation report. The global case tally stands at 6,287,771, and the death toll totals 379,941 –…

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Floyd killing shows ‘true face’ of US: Iran’s Khamenei

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: The police killing of unarmed African-American George Floyd shows the “true face” of the United States and its oppression of the peoples of the world, including its own, Iran s supreme leader said Wednesday. “The fact that a policeman has cold-bloodedly pressed his knee on the throat of a black man until…

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Davos to be held under theme of The Great Reset

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk DAVOS: The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced Wednesday that the 2021 Davos summit in Switzerland will be held under the theme of the Great Reset. The 51st annual meeting will gather thousands of young people in more than 400 cities around the world and a virtual hub network will connect them to interact…

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Trump declares himself champion of black people comparable to Lincoln

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): US President Donald Trump, whose spotty record on race has made him deeply unpopular in the African American community, declared on Wednesday that he had done more to advance the cause of black people than any other leader in the history of the republic. In a series of tweets, Trump boasted that he…

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Pakistan

Federal govt likely to shut big markets across country which violate lockdown SOPs

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government has on Thursday decided to shut all big markets across the country which violate standard operating procedures (SOPs) to counter the coronavirus pandemic. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill tweeted, “Under the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) decisions, several big markets across…

NHA officials fail to submit reports in stipulated time frame

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Rana Tanvir Hussain on Wednesday directed members to convene meetings of sub-committees to expedite their work while following guidelines and SOP’s amid COVID-19. During 20th meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Chairman Rana Tanvir Hussain remarked that coronavirus created problems for everyone but the committee will…

ECC sets up body for hedging imported petroleum prices

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Wednesday set up a body to explore various call options for hedging prices for the petroleum products imported by Pakistan, besides giving a go ahead to a “full and final” human resource rationalisation plan for the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) employees. The ECC meeting…

‘Food needs of KPK would be taken care of’

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Malik Zeeshan LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday directed the officers concerned to take every administrative step to stabilize prices of essential items in the province. He stated this while presiding over a meeting here at his office. The meeting took stock of different matters including the provision of wheat to KPK…

Education to be given top priority in budget: KP CM

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Ali Sheikh PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that Health and Education will be the top priority sectors of the provincial government for the Annual Development Program (ADP) of financial year 2020-21. He has directed the concerned quarters of these departments to give timelines for the completion of all the processes starting…

No complacency on SOPs compliance: Asad

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Development Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Wednesday said no complacency would be permitted as administrative actions would be initiated across the country against the violators of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to contain the spread of COVID-19 in high risk areas of Markets, Transport and Industrial Sectors across the…

Afghanistan

AIHRC urges Iran to punish culprits in migrants’ drowning

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday urged Iran to identify and punish those border guards who coerced a group of Afghan migrants to cross a river at gunpoint, resulting in a number of them allegedly drowning. “The government of Iran needs to identify the perpetrators of this human rights…

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High-level MoF appointments raise eyebrows

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The chairman of the Ministry of Finance Tax Dispute Resolution Board (TDRB) has been appointed illegally, with some lawmakers claiming that jobs at the ministry are being doled out on the basis of what they call a deal. The Finance Ministry, however, denied any illegality in the appointment of the TDRB chairman.…

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Nine civilians killed

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KANDAHAR: At least nine civilians were killed and five others were wounded in a roadside mine blast in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, Kandahar police said. The incident happened at 10:45 am local time after a civilian vehicle struck a roadside mine in Arghistan district, according to police. The wounded have been taken…

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Taliban reacts to Kabul bombing

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban group strongly reacted to Kabul mosque bombing which left a prayer leader dead in the diplomatic zone of Kabul city. Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the group, in a statement said the group strongly condemns the attack in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque which resulted into martyrdom of Mawlavi Mohammad…

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Top security official killed in Gardiz

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

GARDIZ CITY (Agencies): Police chief of SayedKaram district eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan with his three bodyguards lost their lives following roadside mine in the district late on Tuesday. Sharif Kalewal district governor of SayedKarak said, the incident took place while vehicle of the police chief hit on a roadside mine in relevant areas of…

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Security organs called to account for Kabul Mosque attack

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Critics and citizens in Afghanistan on Wednesday voiced strong criticism about the security strategy of the Afghan security institutions hours after a bomb exploded inside Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, which is located in a highly fortified area of Kabul. At least two people were killed, including the mosque’s imam Mohammad Ayaz Niazi,…

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Business

Recovery hope fires fresh rally in equities

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Growing optimism about the global economic recovery pushed Asian markets higher for a third day on Wednesday as investors took heart from a further easing of lockdowns and looked past China-US tensions and civil unrest across America. The upbeat mood, and hopes for an extension to a massive output cut agreement,…

Stock markets rise as economies shake off lockdowns

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: World stock markets rose Tuesday as coronavirus lockdowns were relaxed, with investors shrugging off mass protests in the US and a downcast outlook from the head of the World Bank. In Europe, Frankfurt was the star performer as German investors played catch-up after a long holiday weekend and eyed hopes for…

Switzerland economy shrinks 2.6% in 1st Q

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk ZURICH: Switzerland’s economy shrank 2.6 percent during the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter, as the coronavirus crisis took a heavy toll, official statistics showed Wednesday. Switzerland, which had registered a 0.3-percent rise in its gross domestic product during the final quarter of 2019, saw the pandemic and…

‘Locust can causesubstantial damages to crops if not controlled’

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Former chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Agriculture, Ahmad Jawad has said that while battling its worst desert locust outbreak in decades, NDMA must arrange new equipments to control the swarms before summer crop-sowing gathers pace in the middle of this month. Talking to media on Wednesday, Ahmad Jawad said that so far…

Exporters urged to exploit global market for PPEs

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and investment, Abdul Razak Dawood on Wednesday urged the local exporters to exploit the huge opportunities by exporting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items in potential global market as its demand has risen after COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Cabinet had approved export of Personal Protective Equipment…

PSX witnesses nominal decline of 6.63 points to close at 34,408 points

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Wednesday witnessed a slight bearish trend as KSE 100 index closed at 34,401.42 points as compared to 34,408.05 points on the last working day, with negative change of 6.63 points (0.02%). A total of 129,951,584 shares were traded compared to the trade 221,691,441 shares during the previous…

Sports

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral: report

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

NEW YORK (Agencies): Retired ring great Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN on Monday. George Floyd died last week after a Minneapolis policeman knelt on the 46-year-old man’s neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd, who was handcuffed, became unresponsive after almost three…

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England confirm West Indies Test series in July

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): England will play three Tests at home against the West Indies in July, subject to government clearance, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. The first Test will take place at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl from July 8-12, with the second and third Tests at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on July…

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Formula 1 season to start with eight races in Europe

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): The 2020 Formula 1 season will start in Austria on 5 July, the first of a run of eight races in Europe. An F1 statement said the championship would begin across three consecutive weekends – two in Austria on 5 and 12 July and a third in Hungary. There will then be a…

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Babar Azam yet to reach his full potential: Hafeez

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez believes Pakistani skipper Babar Azam was a brilliant performer but feels the prolific batsman is yet to reach his full potential. Hafeez, who scored 3,652 runs in 55 Tests, advised Babar to work harder on improving his batting, which would take his game to another level. “He (Babar) is…

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FA unlikely to take action over peaceful anti-racism protests

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Premier League players are unlikely to face disciplinary action if they take a knee or make any other peaceful anti-discrimination protest when the English season resumes. The shocking death of George Floyd, killed when a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis last week, has…

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Tiger Woods urges calm over ‘shocking’ Floyd death

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

LOS ANGELES (Agencies): Golf superstar Tiger Woods called George Floyd’s death a “shocking tragedy” but said violent protests were not the answer as unrest flared across the United States on Monday. Woods said he had the “utmost respect” for police and likened the situation to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, after four police were…

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Fashion & Movies

Katie Price emotionally reunites with her terminally ill mum Amy

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Katie Price, who spent several weeks apart from her mum due to coronavirus pandemic, has finally reunited with her terminally ill mother Amy. The Reality TV star had spent 10 weeks apart from her mum as she was observing social distancing due to coronavirus pandemic. The former glamour model’s mother Amy…

Pop Goddess Cher lauds PM Imran, others for freedom of Kaavan

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Goddess of Pop, Cher has termed freedom of a lonely elephant named Kaavan by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) as ‘one of the greatest moments’ of her life. The US singer took to social-networking website and wrote, “We have just heard from Pakistan High Court that Kaavan is free,” adding a string…

This fashion designer is making hijabs for Covid-19 frontline workers

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Hijab-wearing healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic have taken to washing their headscarves more frequently and after every use to maintain sanitation. Some women are even disposing of their hijabs after in between every shift to help mitigate the spread of germs, and are thus facing a shortage. This…

Musicians provide ‘medicine for the soul’ across Lithuania

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk VILNIUS: Hundreds of bands took their music to the streets of Lithuania on Monday to lift people’s spirits as the Baltic EU member allowed public gatherings again after months of coronavirus lockdown. From a military orchestra to pop and folk singers, some 400 bands performed 15-minute sets in cities and towns across the…

Senior actresses Rubina Ashraf, Sakina Samo test positive for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani actresses Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo have been tested positive for coronavirus. According to details, both the actresses have gone into isolation for 14 days at their houses. Sources told that family members of Rubina Ashraf and Sakina Samo will soon be tested for the virus. It is to be mentioned…

Elon Musk got the title of ‘real-life Iron Man’ after his assistance in Marvel films

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Eagle-eyed Marvel fans may have noticed tech mogul Elon Musk make a brief appearance in Iron Man 2, leaving all of his ardent followers in shock. While the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has several times in the past drawn comparison with the Marvel superhero, it turns out he has been quite involved…

Science & Technology

Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Zoom on Tuesday reported that its earnings soared as its video-meeting service became a popular way to work or socialize while hunkered down due to the pandemic. Zoom said it made a profit of $27 million on revenue that leapt 169 percent to slightly more than $328 million in the first…

Cabinet approves first ever Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved the first ever Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy (MDMP) pursuant to a summary moved by Ministry of Industries and Production. The policy prepared by the Engineering Development Board (EDB), a techno-economic arm of Ministry of Industries and Production through extensive consultation with relevant public and private sector…

Students reject online classes in varsities

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Rejecting the initiation of online classes in varsities, the office bearers of Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) have lambasted the provincial government and urged it to stop the process as it will deprive thousands of students from education due to unavailability of internet service. Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar press club,…

Tribal youth creates software for school documentation

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The first year student has created a special database for documentation of school for fulfilling necessities of the educational institutions. Shah Saud Khan s/o Baktullah, resident of Landi Kotal and student of 1st year of Computer Science in Imperial College System, Peshawar said that since his childhood he was interested in…

Moscow bemused at US space ‘hysteria’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by “hysteria” around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. On Saturday, SpaceX made history by becoming the world’s first commercial company to send humans into orbit, leading Russia to…

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…

Health

UNODC launches virtual advocacy campaign on COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P Report ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a Virtual Advocacy Campaign (VAC) on COVID-19 mitigation measures in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Institutions in Pakistan. The campaign was curated through a webinar on ‘Shaping Prisons’ response through preparedness’ in collaboration with the provincial Prisons Departments from across the country.…

Ten persons die in KP from coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: According to the National Institute of Health Islamabad around ten people died from COVID19 in the last 24 hours in KP. According to the health department KP around 500 people have so far died from coronavirus in the province. The report said that overall around 11,373 people have so far affected from…

Punjab faces shortage of life-saving injections for coronavirus patients

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Life of terminally ill coronavirus patients in Punjab is in huge danger due to the shortage of lifesaving injection for critically ill coronavirus patients and is in limited stock in both private and public hospitals of Punjab. According to details, in Punjab Lahore and Rawalpindi have become a hot bed for coronavirus…

Dairy-rich diet could lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome), finds a large international study published online in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. The observed associations were strongest for…

India approves antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk BENGALURU: India’s government said on Tuesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use in treating COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials. It was granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month and…

World’s first study of antibody treatment against COVID-19 starts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday it had started an early-stage trial to test its potential treatment for COVID-19, in the world’s first study of an antibody treatment against the disease. Lilly is one of the several drugmakers and research institutions that are working on vaccines, antivirals and other treatments to help…

Travel

No early return for UK tourists, says Spain

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Monitoring Desk BARCELONA: Spain’s tourism minister has cast doubt on the prospect of an early return by UK holidaymakers to Spanish beaches. María Reyes Maroto said British coronavirus figures “still have to improve” before Spain could receive tourists from the UK. Last week, the Spanish government said foreign visitors would no longer have to undergo…

Saudi Arabia to reopen AlUla cultural and heritage site for tourist in October

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk JEDDAH: When you’re already a quarter-of-a-million years old, a few months out of action because of a coronavirus pandemic is no more than a blip in time. It is therefore safe to say that when visitors return to AlUla, the culture and heritage destination in northwest Saudi Arabia, not a lot will have…

Travel restrictions: Why is UK quarantine at odds with Europe, asks global air travel alliance

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Opposition to the Government’s travel quarantine plans is growing ahead of its introduction next week, with a senior member of IATA, the global air travel body, asking why the UK’s strategy is at odds with the rest of Europe. Rafael Schvartzman, regional vice president of Europe for IATA, said the holiday opportunities…

Germany only one of Greece’s big tourist markets on list of approved flights

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece announced on Friday that it would be opening its borders to tourists from 29 countries on June 15, although Germany is the only country from the list of the five key markets for Greece’s tourism sector, as the UK, Italy, France and the US continue to have high rates of coronavirus…

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…

Articles

A super power in chaos

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Chandra Muzaffar The event in Minneapolis could not have happened at a worse time for the US elites. While violence perpetrated against black Americans by white police officers has happened a number of times before, its occurrence right in the midst of a huge health emergency and a related economic disaster that has robbed 30…

BoJo’s decision to throw Huawei 5G deal on the scrapheap shows UK poodle still obeys its US master

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Damian Wilson The British prime minister’s hasty U-turn on a deal with China’s Huawei will cost tech firms and the taxpayer a fortune, and means Donald Trump has got his way again. When Boris Johnson announced earlier this year Huawei had been given the green light to supply the UK with non-core equipment for its…

To live with corona

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Ghazi Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan defended the government’s decision to lift the COVID-19-induced lockdown saying that the novel coronavirus was here to stay and the nation would have to learn to live with it. He was referring to scientists who say that there will be no vaccine [for the virus] this year. We will…

Normalization without justice is Israel’s goal

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Najla M. Shahwan The normalization of Israel’s relations with the Arab states can be defined as pursuing policies or actions that treat Israel as a normal part of the Middle East, ignoring its role in the ethnic cleansing and displacement of Palestinians. The normalization would seek to move forward without holding Israel accountable for the…

Hard-core agents provocateurs infiltrate US protests

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Christina Lin As peaceful protests started a couple of days after the death of George Floyd, they suddenly took a sinister turn. Within 48 hours, there were highly coordinated riots throughout the US that rapidly multiplied. The protests have been quickly infiltrated by mainly white extremist groups, including most visible in videos anarchist Antifa leftist…

Combating desert Locustplague – Pakistan scenario

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Dr. Tasneem Ahmad Desert locust swarms are reportedly entering Pakistan from three sides including Iran, Oman, India and Afghanistan, in addition to local breeding in spring breeding areas of Baluchistan. It appears to be a new trend adopted by the desert locust, using of Afghanistan for attacking our green crops of Pakistan. However, in the…

Editorial

Wheat shortages in KPK

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Wheat shortages in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa is a recurring phenomenon as every year the problem emerges due to its greater dependence on purchase of the commodity from Punjab and supplies by the federal government from the stock of Pakistan Agriculture Services corporation. The hoarding mafia takes the advantage of disruption in supply from Punjab and federal…

Virtual parliamentary session

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Federal Minster for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has pleaded for convening the virtual budget session of the parliament. Earlier, when the government had suggested calling such type of parliamentary session to discuss the outbreak of coronavirus and reach a political consensus on how to tackle this natural calamity, the opposition leaders rejected…

Focus on hydel power generation

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Focus has now been shifted on inexpensive hydel power generation from expensive thermal one to achieve optimal energy mix. A tripartite agreement has been finalised between the government of Azad Kashmir, Three Gorges Corporation of China and Private Power Infrastructure Board for the construction of 1,124 Kohala hydropower project on the River Neelum under the…

Desperate situation, extraordinary measures

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan wants allocation of more financial resources for the containment measures of coronavirus, which has not only further depressed the national economy reeling under acute stagflation over the years but also caused swift downturn of global economy. He has directed the Advisor on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh to avoid harsh taxation…

Hospitals’ upgradation in tribal districts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

There is not a single teaching level hospital in the merged tribal districts. The previously established Agency Headquarter Hospitals of former FATA era are not even at par with District Headquarter Hospitals of settled districts in health infrastructure, availability of specialist doctors and trained paramedical staff. A former governor of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Lt.General (R) Iftikhar…

Peace lover or killer

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

BJP government foreign policy being conducted in this region under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gimmickry synonymous with the proverb, “A wolf in sheep clothing.” India arrested two low rank officials of Pakistani High Commission on Sunday for being allegedly involved in espionage, declared them persona non grata and expelled them. The…

Arts and Literature

Unsolved Problems in Ecology

By The Frontier Post | June 4, 2020

Authors: Andrew Dobson, David Tilman and Robert Holt Unsolved Problems in Ecology brings together many of the world’s leading ecologists to discuss the most fundamental research questions confronting the field today. This diverse and thought-provoking collection of essays spans virtually all of the key subfields of the discipline, from behavioral and evolutionary ecology to population…

The UAE’s Jameel Arts Centre reopens amid lockdown restrictions

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Dubai’s contemporary art institution Jameel Arts Centre will reopen its doors to visitors on June 3. Guests are asked to book a two-hour slot in advance of their visit to help monitor the capacity and abide to social distancing within the centre. In accordance with UAE regulations, visitors and staff are required…

Saudi Arabia to host first Art Biennale in 2021

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, has announced the establishment of Al-Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art. The biennale will alternate in terms of theme, with an exhibition of contemporary art for the first edition set for 2021, and an Islamic art exhibition in 2022. The minister…

Saudi Arabia with a rich history and home to archeological treasures

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Modern-day Saudi Arabia is home to several archeological treasures, evidence that this part of the world was once the cradle of ancient civilizations. Several cities that once thrived in this area lay in ruins away from people’s attention and, until a few decades ago, this part of the world was considered to…

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…