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Pak-Iran border closed after temporary opening, 252 tested negative for COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report QUETTA: The Taftan border between Pakistan and Iran remains closed for seventh day after a temporary opening, Dunya News reported on Saturday. 252 pilgrims have been sent to Quetta from the isolation ward at the Pakistan House after they were tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) following a 15-day screening. Let…

Afghanistan’s future in the balance as US, Taliban sign deal

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk DOHA: Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a long-sought deal in Doha on Saturday that would see the two foes agree to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan in return for insurgent guarantees. The agreement, which could herald the start of a new era for Afghanistan after decades…

UN chief terms Turkish troops’ killing one of ‘most alarming moments’ of Syria war

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday described an increase in fighting in northwest Syria that killed dozens of Turkish troops as “one of the most alarming moments” of the nine-year-old war and – along with most UN Security Council members – called for a ceasefire. The 15-member Security Council met on…

Doha deal: Trump wants Afghans to ´seize opportunity for peace´

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump urged the Afghan people to embrace a chance for a new future Friday, one day before the signing of a historic peace deal between the United States and the Taliban in Doha. With a one-week ceasefire set as a condition for the pact holding firm, Trump said that there…

Coronavirus fears: Citizens from Gulf countries barred from entering holy cities

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Friday barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from entering two of Islam´s holiest cities amid fears over the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said. The decision to halt access to Mecca and Medinah comes a day after the kingdom suspended visas for the year-round “umrah” pilgrimage, an…

Rohri: At least 19 killed, multiple injured as train collides with passenger bus

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report ROHRI: A passenger train collided with a bus near Rohri, killing 19 people and injuring dozens on Friday, according to Commissioner Shafiq Mahesar. According to the Sukkur division commissioner, women and children had also died in the accident. The injured were shifted to Taluka Hospital Rohri and Civil Hospital Sukkur. According to reports,…

Global

China confirms 47 more coronavirus deaths

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China on Saturday reported 47 more deaths from the new coronavirus, raising the death toll in the country to 2,835. The National Health Commission also tallied 427 new cases, an increase from the previous day, bringing the total number of infections to 79,251. One person died in Beijing and another in Henan…

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UN chief terms Turkish troops’ killing one of ‘most alarming moments’ of Syria war

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday described an increase in fighting in northwest Syria that killed dozens of Turkish troops as “one of the most alarming moments” of the nine-year-old war and – along with most UN Security Council members – called for a ceasefire. The 15-member Security Council met on…

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Two coronavirus cases confirmed in Mexico as patients return from Italy

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s Health Ministry confirmed the country’s first cases of coronavirus on Friday, saying two men who recently returned from Italy tested positive for the virus. Two other men who were part of the same group visiting Bergamo in northern Italy are under observation, a health ministry official said. Italy is Europe’s…

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Doha deal: Trump wants Afghans to ´seize opportunity for peace´

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump urged the Afghan people to embrace a chance for a new future Friday, one day before the signing of a historic peace deal between the United States and the Taliban in Doha. With a one-week ceasefire set as a condition for the pact holding firm, Trump said that there…

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Coronavirus fears: Citizens from Gulf countries barred from entering holy cities

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Friday barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from entering two of Islam´s holiest cities amid fears over the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said. The decision to halt access to Mecca and Medinah comes a day after the kingdom suspended visas for the year-round “umrah” pilgrimage, an…

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Uncertainty grows as Mahathir plan rejected

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUALA LUMPUR: Uncertainty grew over the political future of Malaysia and the man who has dominated it for decades on Friday as the royal palace rejected Mahathir Mohamad’s plan for a vote to choose a new prime minister. Meanwhile, Mahathir’s party chose a different candidate for prime minister four days after the 94-year-old’s…

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Pakistan

FIA arrests human trafficker in Gujranwala

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report GUJRANWALA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday, arrested an accused involved in human trafficking in Gujranwala. As per details, the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of the FIA apprehended  accused namely, Adeel from Gujranwala, who along with his racket comprising his wife, Abdul Rehman and Shumaila, was involved in girls trafficking to Dubai. “The…

CNG stations reopen across Sindh for 48 hours

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations reopened across Sindh on Saturday morning for 48 hours. According to a spokesperson of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), CNG will be available at the filling stations from 8:00 am on Saturday till Monday morning. The decision to open stations was announced after witnessing improvement in the…

Four killed, nine injured in boiler explosion in Kasur

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report KASUR: Four people were killed and nine others were severely wounded as boiler of a factory, situated in Kasur district, exploded here on Saturday. According to the police, the incident took place in the area of Phool Nagar. The boiler explosion claimed lives of four labourers and injured nine others. The injured were…

Rawalpindi: Peshawar Zalmi beat Lahore Qalandars by 16 runs

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: The Peshawar Zalmi on Friday defeated the Lahore Qalandars by 16 runs in a 12-overs-a-side match after rain delayed the start of the match. Zalmi’s young talent Haider Ali stood out with his 34-run innings from 12 balls. He smashed four sixes during his innings.  Banton gave a good start to the…

HR’s committee passes senior citizens bill 2019

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Abdullah Malik ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights in its meeting held on Friday at Parliament House discussed in detail the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention and Punishment Bill, 2020, introduced in the House by Senator Sherry Rehman. The Committee also reviewed in detail the Government Bill, The ICT Rights of Persons with…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s future in the balance as US, Taliban sign deal

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk DOHA: Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a long-sought deal in Doha on Saturday that would see the two foes agree to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan in return for insurgent guarantees. The agreement, which could herald the start of a new era for Afghanistan after decades…

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Even as US-Taliban deal looms, Afghans brace for more violence

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): Fear stalks this city’s market stalls, back alleys and dusty roads — fear that an upcoming agreement between the United States and the Taliban will trigger worsening violence and even a new civil war. Even as the US and the Taliban head toward the deal that could see American troops withdraw from Afghanistan,…

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Afghan refugee pursues his dream of boxing in Tokyo

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk LISBON: A young Afghan refugee living in Portugal is attempting to achieve in 10 months what normally takes years of preparation – qualifying to box in the Olympics. But 22-year-old FaridWalizadeh, who faces his first international qualification challenge next month ahead of the Tokyo 2020 games, is no stranger to uphill struggles. At…

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‘We don’t want to leave’: Sikhs consider future in Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: When Sikh community leader Hakam Cha Cha Singh leaves his Kabul home for work each day, he says goodbye to his family as if it is for the last time, unsure he will make it back home safely in a country where embattled minorities face daily prejudice, harassment and violence from militant…

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Peace talks: The woman who negotiated with Taliban

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Fawzia Koofi’s childhood dream of becoming a doctor was dashed when Taliban militants took over Afghanistan in the 1990s. The group, which banished women from public life, imprisoned her husband – and tried to kill her when she later became a politician. But she ended up talking to the Taliban, who are…

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Afghanistan cautiously optimistic about deal

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: After nearly 20 years of war, “we are tired, and the Taliban is tired,” Lt. Gen. Wali Mohammed Ahmadzai, the top Afghan army commander in Helmand province, told The Washington Post. “This war is just destroying everything.” Friday is the final day of a week-long “reduction in violence” between the Taliban and…

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Business

India’s economic growth slows to 4.7%

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: India’s economy expanded by 4.7% in the December quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, the slowest pace in more than six years, and analysts see the global impact of the coronavirus further stifling growth in Asia’s third-largest economy. The gross domestic product data released on Friday showed consumer…

LSE on track to close refinitiv deal as clearing jumps

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) said on Friday it would complete its $27 billion takeover of analytics company Refinitiv on time this year as it reported a rise in annual income driven by a jump in clearing activity. The exchange’s chief executive David Schwimmer also said it was too early to…

Asian markets slammed again as virus fears cause global turmoil

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets were hammered yet again on Friday, tracking a collapse in New York and Europe as the coronavirus spread rapidly around the world with the WHO warning the deadly epidemic was now at a “decisive point”. Equities from the United States to Asia are on course to record their worst…

USA, China, UK top three destinations of exports: SBP

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The United States of America (USA) remained the top export destinations of the Pakistani products during first seven months of current financial year (2019-20), followed by China and United Kingdom (UK). The total exports to the USA during July-January (2019-20) were recorded at US $ 2440.411 million against the exports of US…

Indus Motor, CERB hold workshop under its SDG Leadership Program

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Indus Motor Company partnered with the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB), an outreach initiative of The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) in conducting the first of a series of workshops under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Leadership Program. The workshop participants took part in a stimulating activity on Decent Work and…

MCB Bank Bahrain celebrates 25th anniversary

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: MCB Bank, one of Pakistan’s largest & most innovative banks, recently held a ceremony to inaugurate the new office of their Bahrain Wholesale Branch at NBB Tower, Manama. The new branch was inaugurated as part of MCB Bank’s 25th Anniversary of operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This auspicious occasion was attended…

Sports

Wales forward Bale ruled out of World Cup qualifiers

By The Frontier Post | October 3, 2017

LONDON (Agencies): Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales’ World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland this week, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has confirmed. Bale was a doubt for the games having picked up a still unspecified muscle injury in Madrid’s 3-1 Champions League win…

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Herath spins Sri Lanka to victory, gets 400th Test wicket

By The Frontier Post | October 2, 2017

ABU DHABI (Agencies): Rangana Herath became the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets as his six-wicket haul steered Sri Lanka to a thrilling 21-run win over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. The veteran left-arm spinner took 6-43 — 11-136 in the match — to scupper Pakistan, set a modest…

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Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem knocks out Carlos in first round

By The Frontier Post | October 1, 2017

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Boxer and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight Champion, Muhammad Waseem defended successfully his title against the Panamanian opponent Carlos on Sunday. The recent victory of Muhammad Waseem is the eighth consecutive win and retained the number one position in the world ranking after undefeated in eight matches. Waseem knocked out…

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Chris Lynn, Mitchell Johnson Join Upcoming PSL Season

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2017

KARACHI (Online): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Australia’s fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and one of the most sought-after T20 batsmen, Chris Lynn, have signed up for the third edition of Pakistan Super League. Chairman PCB Najam Sethi posted about the new signings on his social media account, terming: JP Duminy, Chris Lynn,…

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PCB makes domestic participation mandatory for foreign league NOCs

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2017

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board has made it clear that centrally contracted players would only be issued No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to play in foreign T20 leagues if they agree to participate in the National T20 Cup. In a press release issued on Saturday, the PCB said it is compulsory for all the…

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Azhar Ali joins Pakistan´s 5,000 Test club

By The Frontier Post | September 30, 2017

ABU DHABI (AFP): Consistent Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali completed 5,000 runs in the longer format during the third day’s play in the first Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. The 32-year-old became the eighth Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone in his 61st Test when he took a single to reach a personal score…

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Fashion & Movies

Gal Gadot shares photos with Brie Larson

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: ‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot shared gorgeous photos of herself with ‘Captain Marvel’ actress Brie Larson with the caption: “Make love ,Not war.” Gal Gadot, who rose to fame with the release of Wonder Woman in 2017, has taken to her official Instagram account to share photos of herself with Brie Larson…

Mani teases wife Hira with hilarious comment on her birthday

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistani actress Hira Mani celebrated her 31st birthday with family and received love from husband Salman Saqib aka Mani. A day after birthday celebrations, Salman Saqib took to Instagram and shared an adorable family photo. Wishing wifey Hira again, he teased her saying “Happy Birthday HIRU….from Mani, Muzammil and Ibrahim….Pichle 27th ko…

Showbiz star Sana to support Peshawar Zalmi

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The showbiz star Sana Javed has been assigned as a goodwill ambassador to Peshawar Zalmi and will support the team in PSL season V. The sequence of supporting Peshawar Zalmi in PSL V is continue. The showbiz star, well known actress and model Sana Javed has been appointed as the ambassador of…

South Korea boy band BTS cancels April Seoul concert on coronavirus concerns

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: South Korean boy band BTS canceled its scheduled April concert in Seoul, amid growing concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak, its music label, Big Hit Entertainment, said on Friday. “The current global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has made it impossible at this time to predict the scale of the outbreak during the dates…

Saudi designer Arwa Al-Banawi collaborates with KFC

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Fashion’s fixation with food is no secret. In recent years, we’ve seen a number of brands cook up edible-themed accessories, including McDonalds cups crafted into shoulder bags from Moschino and lait de coco clutches by Chanel. Meanwhile, other designers took it a step further by joining forces with popular eateries, such as…

Johnny Depp appears in court for libel case against abusive wife Amber Heard

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Hollywood star Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at England’s High Court on Wednesday for a hearing in his libel case against The Sun newspaper. The Pirates of the Caribbean   actor is suing the tabloid and its executive editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article which accused him of abusing former wife…

Science & Technology

Astronomers detect biggest explosion since Big Bang

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen since the begining of the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole. The blast, they said, is the biggest explosion seen since the Big Bang — the cosmologial model to describe a rapid expansion of matter and energy that created the observable universe. The explosion reportedly…

Facebook to publicly track political sponsored content after Bloomberg’s paid memes

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc (FB.O) will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday. The move comes after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign started paying popular meme accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram to post content as…

New discovery reveals a parasite that needs no oxygen to live

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk Science has long thought that multicellular life needed oxygen to survive. It turns out that assumption was wrong as a new DNA information on a parasite has been discovered about a parasite described as jellyfish-like. The parasite lacks the mitochondrial genome and is the first known multicellular organism to lack that genome. Lacking…

‘realme’ unveiled Quad Camera Battery King

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistani youth’s most favorite brand realme has been launching a number of smartphones from past one year keeping with its lineup for the New Year, the Chinese smartphone brand has launched its first smartphone lineup of the year, the realme 5i and realme C3 has been launched in company’s first ever campus…

Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus untruths

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: As the new coronavirus spreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up. Google, Facebook and other platforms are struggling to keep ahead of scammers, trolls, and others with ill intent who routinely use major tragedies or disasters as opportunities to swindle or manipulate people. “The…

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk PORTLAND, Ore: Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water to the guts of fish and the faeces of sea otters and giant killer whales. Yet little is known about the effects of these “microplastics” — onsea creatures…

Health

China confirms 47 more coronavirus deaths

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: China on Saturday reported 47 more deaths from the new coronavirus, raising the death toll in the country to 2,835. The National Health Commission also tallied 427 new cases, an increase from the previous day, bringing the total number of infections to 79,251. One person died in Beijing and another in Henan…

A short meditation could help with pain management

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk Mindfulness and meditation have long been associated with positive health benefits. Now, a small new study suggests such benefits can emerge even after just a short period of meditation, – and even if you’ve never tried it before. The study involved 17 people, so we can’t make any sweeping generalisations from it, but…

Six new cases of coronavirus surface in UAE, tally rises to 19

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Six new cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) have been detected in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), taking the total number of people diagnosed with the disease in the country to 19, Gulf News reported. The newly infected persons came from Iran before the suspension of flights from Iran, the Ministry of…

Different foods are linked to different types of strokes: Study

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk Previous studies have found how sleep and exercise can affect consumers’ risk of stroke, but a new study conducted by the European Society of Cardiology explored what role consumers’ diets played in their stroke risk. The researchers learned that different types of foods could increase the risk for different types of strokes, and…

Varying your same-old routine is good for your brain: study

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk There’s a reason we stick to routines. They provide structure, consistency, and a sense of comfort, especially when life gets crazy-busy. In fact, they often develop inevitably and organically as a byproduct of life’s never-ending demands: work, school, family obligations, meetings, bills, housework, exercise routines, downtime—repeat forever and ever. Sometimes the hamster wheel…

American health authorities expect coronavirus spread on US soil

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: American health authorities said Tuesday they ultimately expect the novel coronavirus to spread in the United States and are urging local governments, businesses, and schools to develop plans like canceling mass gatherings or switching to teleworking. The comments mark a significant escalation in the level of threat being conveyed to the US…

Travel

The ghost town of Venice

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk VENICE: First came the flood, then came the disease. Over the past three months, the tourism industry of Venice, has had its share of plagues. Flooding in November, prompted by exceptionally high tides, led to mass cancellations. Now as Italy experiences the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside Asia, a similar and unwelcome drop-off is…

Saudi Arabia stops issuing visas to tourists from countries worst affected by coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism announced on Friday that it has temporarily stopped issuing tourist visas to people in certain countries particularly badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak. The affected nations are China, Italy, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Kazakhstan. The decision applies both to electronic visas obtained online and traditional visas…

Indonesian tourism suffers estimated US$500 million in losses due to Chinese virus outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAKARTA: Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister LuhutPandjaitan has said the outbreak of a novel coronavirus around the globe has affected Indonesian tourism, with estimated losses of around US$500 million. “(According to) data from Bank Indonesia, (our) tourism has lost US$500 million in a month,” he told the press on Tuesday as quoted…

France braces for tourism hit as virus keeps Chinese at home

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: The new coronavirus outbreak is depriving Paris hotels, restaurants and retailers of big-spending Chinese visitors, the latest challenge for a French tourism industry facing headwinds from homegrown protests and Brexit, officials said Monday. “For now, airline forecasts suggest a 60 percent drop in Chinese visitors for February, March and April compared with…

Travel giant Expedia to cut 3,000 jobs: Report

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Online travel giant Expedia will cut 3,000 jobs worldwide after what the company called a “disappointing” performance in 2019, US media reported Monday. The firm, which operates its flagship travel site as well as Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Cheaptickets, Egencia and CarRentals.com, said the decision was made after determining it had been “pursuing…

Venice Tourism stops Carnival sending visitors home

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk MILAN: Italians and visitors getting ready to attend the rest of the Venice Carnival or the Milan Fashion week will have a surprise when they wake up Monday morning. As reported on eTurboNews yesterday, both cities and Italy are on high alert fearing a spread of Coronavirus. The Carnival of Venice is an…

Articles

Is India sleepwalking toward a Muslim Holocaust?

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Irfan Raja The holocaust – the last century’s tragedy that left unbearable losses and stains on the face of secular Europe – could happen again in secular India. Shockingly, Indian Muslims are experiencing the same sets of denunciation as the Jews faced under the Nazi regime: exclusion from mainstream society, racial profiling based upon belief,…

Trump’s ‘totally prepared’ coronavirus pledge will be put to the test

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

Max Nisen During a press briefing Wednesday evening on the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump claimed the US is “totally prepared” to respond to a disease that is spreading to new countries seemingly every day. That’s a bold assertion that will be tested immediately, and it may come back to haunt the administration. Indeed, the…

A war against Palestinian refugees’ education

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

Najla M. Shahwan The so-called Jerusalem Municipal Council approved recently a plan that targets schools run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in East Jerusalem as well as the town of Anata, located 4 kilometers (2.4 miles) northeast of…

Trump declares war against ‘Deep State’!

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu President Donald Trump’s appointment of US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, as the Deputy Director to the “National Intelligence Directorate” in charge of overseeing 17 intelligence agencies has fueled debate about the “Deep State” in the country. There was speculation about such a move in late 2019, when news broke out that Trump…

Kashmir a Bone in Modi’s Throat

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2020

Iqbal Khan To please or to, say, fool Prime Minister NarendraModi, Google Maps show Kashmir as part of India – as long as one views it from within the borders of India – but for people outside the country, the outlines of the region are shown in dotted lines, thus acknowledging Kashmir as a “disputed”…

OPEC emperor Saudi Arabia has fallen for Russia’s tricks

By The Frontier Post | February 24, 2020

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

Editorial

Exhausted ethnicity card

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Playing of ethnicity card over and over to revive the lost vote bank has been favorite trick of the leaders of regional parties in an attempt to mislead people. However, this card has lost its utility and attraction among the masses. Addressing women convention at Bacha Khan Markaz in Peshawar, ANP Provincial President AimalWali alleged…

Moody’s alert

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Moody’s Investors Services, one of the thee global credit rating agencies, has cautioned that Pakistani Banks may lose international business and their banking transactions cost at global level may increase, if government fails to achieve total compliance of Financial Action Task Force 27 points action plan on strengthening anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing regimes during…

National education plan

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

Federal cabinet has approved an ambitious and much awaited National Education Plan 2020. It encompasses phase-wise introduction of uniforms curriculum in schools and seminaries. New syllabus for primary classes will be taught from the upcoming academic session after the approved by the National Curriculum Council. The new syllabus for class VI to Viii shall be…

Road to partial realism

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

It appears that despite understanding and analyzing the fault-lines in the economy created by past governments, the incumbent government has either inadvertently or deliberately stepped into the shows of its predecessors by taking adhoc measures to address the worsening macroeconomic imbalances. Federal Cabinet, in its meeting, decided to freeze electricity and gas tariffs for the…

Air pollution

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

Pakistan has been ranked among the countries that are confronted with alarming level of air pollution, which is on the rise due to non-application of environmental laws. The density of toxic gases has gone up abnormally i.e. 2.5 ppm.  The problem is assuming dangerous proportion in the metropolitan cities with population of 10 million or…

Expanding Pak-US trade relations

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

The present government under the dynamic and intelligent leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan has not only revived the dented relations with the United States by mending its ruptures and removing the trust deficit but took it to new heights to make it mutually beneficial. The open statement of President Donald Trump at public meeting…

Arts and Literature

eL Seed: ‘I want my art to spark a dialogue between cultures’

By The Frontier Post | February 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: In his studio in studio in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue, Tunisian-French artist eL Seed, 38, wears a smock filled with colorful smudges — remnants of a recent painting session. Working here is actually a rarity for eL Seed these days. He has become known — and in demand — the world over for…

Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand

By The Frontier Post | February 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk With more than 400 extraordinary color photographs and richly informative text, Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand is the definitive field guide to all of the country’s tuatara, geckos, skinks, frogs, marine turtles, and marine snakes. From the ancient tuatara, the sole surviving member of its order, to the world’s largest collection of…

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

By The Frontier Post | February 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first…

A window to Egyptian art

By The Frontier Post | February 26, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Located in the heart of the UAE, The Room Place in Jumeirah, Dubai is a store that exclusively sells traditional crafts made by Egyptian artisans. The shop partners with Fair Trade, a social enterprise in Egypt that works with 2,300 artisans in about 17 villages and is divided into 75 crafts, to…

3- Day International Watercolor Biennale to start from Feb 26

By The Frontier Post | February 25, 2020

F.P. Report HYDERABAD:The 3rd International Watercolor Biennale “Pearls of Peace Season-III” to start at Mehran University’s Centre of Excellence in Arts and Design, (CEAD), Jamshoro on Wednesday. The artists from U. S. A, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Brazil, Iran, Canada, Argentine, Slovakia and Pakistan will participate in the Biennale. The exhibition will include the display of…

Middle Eastern designers shine at Nomad

By The Frontier Post | February 22, 2020

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