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Tehran says it still respects 2015 nuclear deal, rejects “unfounded” EU claims

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Iran still remains in its 2015 nuclear deal despite rolling back its commitments to the pact, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, criticizing European powers for failing to salvage the agreement. “Tehran still remains in the deal … the European powers’ claims about Iran violating the deal are unfounded,” he…

NSC case: Court sends Ahsan Iqbal to jail on judicial remand

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: An accountability court (AC) in Islamabad has Monday sent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member National Assembly (MNA) Ahsan Iqbal to jail on judicial remand in the Narowal Sports City (NSC) case. According to details, the former interior minister was produced before the AC by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The anti-corruption watchdog…

US Envoy Alice Wells to discuss bilateral matters with Pakistani leadership today

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells on Monday has been scheduled to hold meetings with high-level officials in Islamabad. According to details, the US diplomat will discuss matters pertaining to mutual interest and regional security with Pakistan leadership. Alice Wells will remain in Islamabad…

Hafeez Shaikh to chair ECC meeting today

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh will chair the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet today (Monday). According to details, the ECC meeting is expected to deliberate on a six-point agenda in its session. According to sources, the proposal to convert Lahore Garment City…

Harry and Meghan start life as ordinary people

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan began a new life Sunday as somewhat ordinary people with financial worries and security concerns after being stripped of their royal titles and public funding by the Queen. The settlement announced by Buckingham Palace on Saturday saw the 93-year-old monarch assume her painfully familiar role…

Pakistan stands for peace, stability in region: FM Qureshi

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan remains committed to its core objective of promoting peace and stability in the region. In a tweet on Sunday, he said he visited Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United States and Qatar on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, and held constructive engagements with his…

Global

India to send back 10 million Bangladeshi Muslims

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: A senior leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) on Sunday said that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide National Register of India and announced that the government will send back 10 million Bangladeshi Muslims living in the West Bengal state illegally, Indian media reported. BJP’s West…

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Israel starts to lay equipment to detect cross-border tunnels from Lebanon

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israel began on Sunday to deploy equipment designed to detect underground tunnels crossing its disputed border with Lebanon after months of planning, the army said. The technological infrastructure is based on “a unique technology, designed to fit the terrain characteristics of the northern border,” a military spokesperson said in a statement. The…

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Iran warns of ‘repercussions’ for IAEA after European moves over nuclear deal

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk TEHRAN: Iran’s parliamentary speaker on Sunday warned of unspecified repercussions for the UN’s nuclear watchdog if European nations that launched a dispute mechanism against the Islamic Republic act “unfairly.” Britain, France and Germany launched a process last week charging Iran with failing to observe the terms of the 2015 deal curtailing its nuclear…

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Putin hopes dialogue will continue on Libya and conflict will be solved

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk BERLIN: Russian P-resident Putin said on Sunday he believes that Russia and Turkey have made a good step by calling for ceasefire in Libya and thus creating preconditions for holding a conference in Berlin. “In my view, together with you we have made a very good step during a meeting in Istanbul by…

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Pompeo angry over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “expressed outrage” to Egypt’s president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in an Egyptian prison, according to a State Department spokeswoman. Pompeo’s sharp remarks signal the U.S. government was putting the death of Mustafa Kassem, 54,…

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Trump calls for more from Japan as security pact turns 60 years old

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

TOKYO (Agencies): Japan and the United States pledged Sunday to strengthen their alliance to deal with an evolving security environment in the Asia-Pacific region, as they marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of their security treaty. But they appeared out of sync on how to do that, as U.S. President Donald Trump put veiled…

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Pakistan

Human rights activists Jalila Haider barred from traveling abroad

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Human rights activist and lawyer Jalila Haider was barred on Monday from boarding the flight to the United Kingdom as her name was on a watch-list of individuals who are under the radar for their alleged involvement in ‘anti-state’ activities, sources told Geo News. Haider was detained by the officials of the…

Quetta receives fresh spell of rain, snowfall

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report QUETTA: The rainfall in Quetta and adjoining areas has intensified cold weather in the region after rain and snowfall forecast in Balochistan by the weather department, on Monday. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), concerned government departments and agencies have prepared itself for the upcoming harsh weather conditions and finalized arrangements to deal…

Flour crisis: CM Buzdar to chair important meeting today

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday has summoned important session on flour crisis in the province. According to details, the CM will get briefing from the provincial food minister Sami Ullah Chaudhary on the shortage of flour while he will also issue directives to overcome the crisis. Earlier,…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

India involved in pre-planned genocide of Kashmiris: Ali

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur has said that India is involved in pre-planned collective genocide of unarmed Kashmiris since seven decades. In a statement Sunday, he strongly condemned the continued Indian state terrorism and said that the whole valley is bleeding as the Indian forces are killing,…

NAB recovers Rs 150 billion during 2019: Chairman NAB

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal has said that the anti graft watchdog has recovered Rs 150 billion looted money from corrupt elements during 2019 and working hard to nab corrupt elements across the board in order to bring them to justice. In a statement, Justice Iqbal said that the…

Afghanistan

Afghans visit high speed rail training centre

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Staff from the Ministry of Transport recently travelled to China to be trained in railway management, signalling and operations. This included a visit to a high speed rail training centre. The Afghanistan Railway Authority said the engineers has acquired a wealth of technical skills during the visit, which they would pass on to…

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Rahimi discusses peace talks with Ambassadors

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): President’s special envoy and state minister for peace affairs, Abdul Salaam Rahimi during a meeting with EU ambassador to Kabul Pierre Mayaudon, said that ceasefire was Afghan government’s pre-condition for peace talks. Hinting to importance of EU role in support of Afghan peace process, Minister Rahimi hoped for mutual cooperation in different spheres,…

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Progress in Amer Sattar’s murder case: Probe team

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The team tasked with leading the inquiry into the killing of Amer Abdul Sattar – a former mujahideen leader who was killed in an operation by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) earlier in January– is making rapid progress in their investigation into the raid. The details of the probe will not…

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Taliban kill six members of same Afghan family

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan officials said Sunday that the Taliban executed six members of the same family, including an infant girl, in a remote village in the country’s north. The Taliban denied any involvement, saying the attack Saturday was triggered by a personal dispute. However, local Afghan officials said the family was accused by the…

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US Chargé d’Affaires in Kabul begins work

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: US diplomat Ross Wilson has arrived in Kabul to start work at the US embassy as a chargé d’affaires until a permanent ambassador is chosen. In a tweet, Wilson said: “I am excited to start work at the US embassy in Kabul during this crucial time in the history of Afghanistan.” “Be…

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Afghan government, Taliban disagree on timing of ceasefire

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: With the consultations on Afghan peace ongoing in the Qatari capital of Doha, the Afghan government and the rival Taliban radical group appear to disagree on roadmap to achieving comprehensive peace through ceasefire. Throughout January so far, multiple unconfirmed statements have been suggesting that the Taliban have committed to reducing violence as…

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Business

Cyprus blasts ‘pirate state’ Turkey’s new gas drilling bid

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk NICOSIA: Cyprus on Sunday denounced Turkey as a “pirate state” that flouts international law as Turkey’s bid to drill for natural gas in waters where Cyprus has economic rights rekindled tensions over energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus said Turkey was now attempting to drill inside an exploration area, or block, south…

An ongoing debate: Shops closing for prayer in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk JEDDAH:  Saudi Arabia has recently announced allowing commercial activities to function for 24 hours, in a new string of promised boosts of business and provide services for all. While the change solves many problems, such as congestion and loss of potential income, many Saudis still debate whether or not it will include the…

Real estate transactions valued Dh24.2b

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

SHARJAH (Agencies): Real estate transactions valued Dh24.2 billion in the emirate of Sharjah in 2019 increasing by 7.3 per cent in comparison to 2018, a report released by the emirate’s real estate department revealed on Sunday. According to the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department, SRERD, annual report, 61,357 transactions were recorded in 2019, increasing by…

UAE family office IPOs will help drive reform, analysts say

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

DUBAI (Agencies): With the UAE government rooting for family-owned business to list publicly, analysts hoped this would be the start of a much-required reform in the local capital markets. The UAE Cabinet approved a draft law that encourages UAE citizens to engage in business activities and family-owned businesses to list on the local stock markets,…

EU industry chief to dismiss fears strict security rules could delay 5G

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton is set to dismiss claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, weighing in on an increasingly tense debate in Germany over the risk posed by China’s Huawei. In a speech at the DLD conference in Munich later on…

Bilour terms flour crisis worst incompetence of govt

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The United Business Group (UBG) senior leader and former senator, Ilyas Ahmad Bilour on Sunday termed the current flour crisis generally in country and particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as worst incompetence of present PTI led government and alleged that the selected people have miserably failed in resolution of all matters. Mr Bilour,…

Sports

Imam becomes only second Pakistani to score century on debut

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2017

Monitoring Desk PESHAWAR: Pakistan debutant, Imam-ul-Haq in the third match against Sri Lanka scored a century and becomes the second Pakistani to score a century in the first match of the career. Imam-ul-Haq got the chance in the team as a replacement of out of form Ahmad Shahzad and scored the century in his first…

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to take 3-0 lead in series

By The Frontier Post | October 18, 2017

ABU DHABI (Monitoring Desk): Albert Einstein believed doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results was the definition of insanity. As such, it seems to be insane to have organised five ODIs between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They’ve done this three thrice so far, and a different result is nowhere in…

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Tickets for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka T20I in Lahore go on sale online

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2017

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday launched the first phase of online ticket sales for the upcoming T20I match between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in Lahore. Sri Lanka will play the 3rd T20I of three-match series in Lahore on October 29. The match will also mark the first-ever visit by a…

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Pakistan squad for T20I series against Sri Lanka

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: Experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has returned to Pakistan’s T20I side for three-match series against Sri Lanka. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made only one change in the squad that faced star studded World XI side in Lahore last month. Fast bowler Sohail Khan has been dropped from the squad while experienced…

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PCB chairman to meet Sindh CM for PSL matches in Karachi

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2017

LAHORE (INP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi will meet Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday to discuss preparations for hosting Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Karachi. Sethi took to Twitter to announce the news and asked fans to wish him luck. “I am meeting Sindh CM tomorrow to start…

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Sri Lanka eases ban on Gunathilaka before Pakistan tour

By The Frontier Post | October 17, 2017

COLOMBO (Agencies): Sri Lanka´s cricket board Tuesday halved a six-match ban imposed on all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka for misconduct, amid speculation several players may drop out of an upcoming Twenty20 series final in Pakistan. The board´s decision clears Gunathilaka to play in the three-match series starting October 26 in the United Arab Emirates, though the final…

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Fashion & Movies

Folk music fading out due to modern tunes: artists

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: With the rapidly moving world venturing into the vistas of ultramodern civilization, the folk music is dying down as senseless with empty lyrics and music, rather the rock and pop music was shrinking space for the former to inherit the heritage of folklore and ancient culture. There was a time when folk…

Ayissi is first black African at fashion’s top table

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk Paris: His father was undefeated boxing champion of Africa, now Imane Ayissi is making history himself by becoming the first sub-Saharan designer to show in the elite Paris haute couture week. Not only is he joining fashion’s creme de la creme, the Cameroonian couturier is shaking up the stereotype of what “African materials”…

James Bond producer rules out female 007

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The next James Bond will not be a woman, the movies’ producer said in an interview, as speculation mounts about who could replace Daniel Craig as the legendary 007. Craig, 51, is due to step down after the latest Bond film, “No Time to Die,” which will be released in April. Rumors…

Hollywood insiders speculate Meghan Makle’s return to Hollywood post #Megxit

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood insiders and experts have taken to observing the terms governing the Duke and Duchess’s decision to split from royal life. It seems as though there have been a number of reasons as to the decision, mainly stemming from rumors of closed deals. However, even if the royal does not turn…

Judge in Weinstein rape trial says case is not a ‘referendum’ on #MeToo movement

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Four men and three women were chosen on Thursday as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges in New York of assaulting two women, and…

Mumbai man gets jailed for molesting Zaira Wasim while she was a minor

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Former Bollywood star Zaira Wasim’s accused was taken into custody on Wednesday after being found guilty of molesting her during a flight in 2017. The 41-year-old businessman from Mumbai, identified as Vikas Sachdev was accused of molesting the Dangal starlet by continuously moving his foot up and down her neck and back…

Science & Technology

EU industry chief to dismiss fears strict security rules could delay 5G

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton is set to dismiss claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, weighing in on an increasingly tense debate in Germany over the risk posed by China’s Huawei. In a speech at the DLD conference in Munich later on…

Huawei’s new-generation 5G smartphone launched

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUWAIT: Chinese technology and smartphone giant Huawei has launched the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, a new-generation 5G smartphone, in Kuwait. A large crowd of consumers and fans attended the launching ceremony held at a Huawei store inside the Avenues Mall in the Farwaniya Governorate, the largest shopping mall in Kuwait. At the…

‘Invisible computing’ startup unveils smart contact lens

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: A startup focused on “invisible computing” Thursday unveiled a smart contact lens which delivers an augmented reality display in a user’s field of vision. The Mojo Vision contact lens offers a display with information and notifications, and allows the user to interact by focusing on certain points. The rigid contact lens, which…

KPITB relaunches ‘Safe Women’ App with enhanced features

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) on Wednesday arranged a demonstration of an upgraded ‘Safe Women’ mobile phone application developed for female commuters of Pink Sakura Buses. Following procurement of Pink Sakura buses in Mardan and Abbottabad, the app has been upgraded to allow commuters to connect with their family and friends…

The FBI can unlock Florida terrorist’s iPhones without Apple

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk FLORIDA: The FBI is pressing Apple Inc. to help it break into a terrorist’s iPhones, but the government can hack into the devices without the technology giant, according to experts in cybersecurity and digital forensics. Investigators can exploit a range of security vulnerabilities — available directly or through providers such as Cellebrite and…

UK’s Huawei 5G deal sparks dramatic US intervention

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A senior U.S. delegation has visited the U.K. to lobby the country against using Huawei in the country’s 5G rollout. The U.S. officials told the British government on Monday that allowing Huawei a role in building super-fast 5G networks across the country could jeopardize intelligence sharing between the two countries. They also…

Health

Czech Republic reports first H5N8 bird flu case in three years

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk PRAGUE: The Czech Republic has its first case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in three years after an outbreak was reported on a poultry farm in the country’s central region, the State Veterinary Administration said on Saturday. The veterinary agency said the virus killed half of a flock of 12…

China reports new cases in Wuhan virus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Chinese health authorities said on Saturday they had discovered four more cases of pneumonia following an outbreak of what is believed to be a new coronavirus strain in the central city of Wuhan. The four individuals were diagnosed with pneumonia on Thursday and are in stable condition, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission…

China flu outbreak: Mystery Pneumonia illness symptoms, causes

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk There’s alarm in central China where a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia has been linked to a new coronavirus — a family of bugs responsible for diseases that range in severity from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. Because some of the patients worked or shopped at a seafood market…

Pakistan to launch ‘fightback’ against polio

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has scheduled two nationwide immunization campaigns for February and April this year amid its anti-polio efforts, said health officials, which after a long gap started again in December and succeeded to bring down the number of children who missed vaccination from 1.7 million to 228,000. “This is a beginning of a…

Sleep problems in older adults linked to cognitive decline and dementia: Study

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: People who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 51 previously published studies that followed middle-aged and older people in North America, Europe and East Asia for at least several…

Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan at ICON 2020

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: “The Conference titled ‘ICON 2020’ will highlight initiatives taken by the Indus Hospital to address healthcare challenges in Pakistan by bringing together disparate and like-minded institutions and individuals”. These thoughts were express by Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Health Network (IHN) while addressing the media at the ‘ICON 2020’…

Travel

Australia fights fire devastation with multimillion tourism industry boost

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Australia’s government hopes to boost its tourism industry with tens of millions of dollars in a bid to combat the damage to infrastructure and the country’s image caused by devastating bushfires. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who faced criticism for taking a holiday to Hawaii as the wildfire crisis unfolded, announced the stimulus…

From selling boiled eggs to skiing contest, Malam Jabba helping local children

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk MALAM JABBA: Until about a year ago, seven-year-old Zubaida Khan was selling boiled eggs to tourists in her native town to support her family, but she is now a professional athlete who is training to participate in some of the top skiing competitions in the world, a senior official at the Malam Jabba…

How American travelers plan their vacation?

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk Americans take on average 4.4 trips per year. Now imagine what that number could be if they used all of their vacation days instead of accruing unused PTO. According to U.S. Travel, Americans racked up 768 million days of unused PTO in 2018. National Plan for Vacation Day, on January 28, brings this…

Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: The tropical Maldives may lose entire islands unless it can quickly access cheap financing to fight the impact of climate change, its foreign minister said. The archipelago’s former president Mohamed Nasheed famously held a cabinet meeting underwater to draw attention to submerging land and global warming a decade ago. Yet the…

Croatia’s Tourism Promoted at Austria’s Largest Holiday and Travel Show

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk ZAGREB: The 2020 Vienna Ferienmesse tourism fair opened on Thursday with more than 800 exhibitors from over 80 countries including Croatia, which is a favourite destination for Austrian tourists. “Croatia is one of the favourite destinations for Austrians who travel to Croatia several times a year and in their own vehicles,” a press…

Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help from the government to lure back visitors. Industry bosses were due to meet with Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham later on Thursday as storms and heavy rain brought…

Articles

Does Trump have a game plan?

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu All eyes were on U.S. President Donald Trump in June of last year. Mounting tensions between the U.S. and Iran had reached a fever pitch after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards downed two U.S. drones in the Gulf of Oman. Was Trump going to retaliate militarily? This was the million-dollar question back then. In September…

Is India fit for UN Security Council Permanent Seat?

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

Shehla Naz Subsequent to World War II , nations opposed to the Nazi-Fascist axis congregated in San Francisco with an eye to secure next generations from the evil of war and consented to establish the United Nations (UN). Major powers who played major role in the war against the Axis powers i.e. France, UK, US…

Educational challenges in coming decade

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Lamia Sameen Malik Statistically 32% of primary school age girls are out of school in Pakistan, as compared to 21% of boys of equal age. By grade six, 59 percent of girls are out of school, versus 49 percent of boys. Sadly, only 13 percent of girls are still in school by 9th grade. Both…

Pakistan’s security matrix-challenges incognito

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Shehla Naz While being a front line country in war against terrorism since 9/11, Pakistan has played a critical in apprehending Al-Qaeda terrorists. Through kinetic measures and intelligence based operations Pakistan security forces cleared the homeland from the scourge of terrorism. For now major terrorist groups in the region are concentrated largely inside Afghanistan enjoying…

The end of impunity

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

Munir Saeed On Dec. 17, 1998, Americans woke up to the New York Times headline “Impeachment vote in House delayed as Clinton launches Iraq airstrike.” Fast forward to Jan. 4, 2020 and CNN quoted a Washington Post report that “Some Democrats were privately worried about sending impeachment articles to senate amid Iran tensions.” Deja vu…

Cyber bullying

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Maaz Jilani Internet has taken the world by storm since 2000’s but had already existed in 1990’s trying to make its benchmark it has made now. With every passing year internet keep making betterment not just into their speed but quality too. In this fast growing era now everything is a tap away. You want…

Editorial

From wheat export to wheat import

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

At last after doing public relation exercise about plenty stock of wheat in the country its shortages have been realised. Prime Minister Imran Khan has, in principle, gave approval for import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat for which 60 percent exemption in regulatory duty shall be given. The federal government is also abolishing the 5…

FATF hanging sword

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

Briefing media in Washington, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi sought the support of United States to get Pakistan off the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) greylist. The meeting of this global monitoring body on money laundering and terrorism financing is scheduled to be held in Beijing next month. It will be followed by a plenary…

UN report, Pakistan’s economy prospects

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

The UN report on South Asian economies titled, World Economic Situation and Prospects, projects a fluctuating growth pattern of Pakistan’s economy in the next few years. It predicts that GDP growth rate of the current fiscal year will be 3.3 percent which will drop to 2.1 percent in the next fiscal year. The report highlights…

Vice Chancellors’ appointment

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

The standard criteria of merit-cum-fitness have been abandoned for the appointment of Vice Chancellors in the public sector universities since the devolution of higher education to provinces in 2010 under 18th Amendment. Political affiliations were a norm for the appointment on this coveted post in the first and last ANP government in 2008-13. The previous…

Putin Hunted for Scapegoats and Found Medvedev

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

Leonid Bershidsky When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a radical overhaul of Russia’s governance system this week, he also ended the Medvedev era. Dmitry Medvedev was, at least formally, Putin’s closest sidekick, the politician with whom the strongman was most willing to share formal power. Whether or not it’s time for Medvedev’s political obit, his…

What does Berlin Conference have in store for Libya?

By The Frontier Post | January 19, 2020

Yasin Aktay The conference called for by Germany that is set to convene in Berlin to ensure a ceasefire in Libya and contribute to the political solution, wou-ld be meaningless if Khal-ifa Haftar is to object to the ceasefire decision last minute. Similar to previous meetings, it would be just another convention unlikely to yield…

Arts and Literature

‘Maqsood-e-Kul Hoon Main’ concludes at Alhamra

By The Frontier Post | January 20, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: A three-day long play ‘Maqsood-e-Kul Hoon Main’ based on the philosophy of Allama Iqbal, concluded here at Alhamra Art Centre on Sunday. A large number of people viewed the play. The drama proved to be an important step in the history of theater; from the script, character and acting, it kept the…

‘Everywhere in Saudi Arabia, you see a cultural revolution:’ Ex-French Minister Jack Lang

By The Frontier Post | January 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: A major Paris exhibition showcasing the wonders of AlUla, Saudi Arabia’s archaeological treasure house, has been extended following “inspiring” media and visitor interest in the groundbreaking display. The “AUla: Wonder of Arabia” exhibition at the Arab World Institute (IMA) was originally due to run from Oct. 9 to Jan. 19, but has…

64th Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The two-day 64th Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) and one-day 7th teacher’s Literature Festival (TLF) will be held on January 21-23, 2020 at the Children Library Complex (CLC), Lahore. CLF was first launched at Lahore in November 2011 at the same venue. The CLF is a flagship program of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) founded by…

Mohenjo Daro: Ancient masterpiece of modern urban planning

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOHENJO DARO: Streets running at right angles to each other, well-structured and elegant administrative, residential and industrial units, waste containers, and a covered drainage system are what modern urban planning should offer. It did, but 5,000 years ago. Welcome to Mohenjo Daro. The ancient cosmopolitan city on the banks of the Indus River…

The case for protecting Saudi Arabia’s ancient art of Khawlani coffee production

By The Frontier Post | January 16, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAZAN: At the southernmost tip of Saudi Arabia, just a few kilometers from the Saudi-Yemeni border, is the verdant region of Jazan, blessed with its rocky mountain tops, green wadis, deep forests, hot springs and boundless fertile land. It is also home to the local Khawlani coffee bean. Although the Arabica coffee bean…

Bedouin event in London highlights challenge of balancing heritage with modernization

By The Frontier Post | January 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: An exhibition celebrating the cultural heritage of the Bedouin people living in Lebanon, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories opens in London on Wednesday. “Arab Bedouin: No Future Without Past” gives visitors a chance to meet members of the Bedouin community living in the Levant, learn their stories told through art, photography,…