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Indian troops martyr three more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today, raising the number of the martyred youth to 18 since Monday. According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops martyred the three youth during a cordon and search operation in Kangan area of the district.…

CAA report reveals PIA pilot violated landing protocol

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Significant progress has been made in the investigation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash investigation in which violation of rules by the pilot has been revealed. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a report on the violation of rules by the pilot of the crashed plane. In this regard, Additional…

Police, protestors clash in New York as George Floyd protests enter eighth day in US

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Protests continued for an eight straight day in United States on Tuesday with protesters and police clashing in New York over the death of an unarmed Africa American man in police custody. Large marches and rallies also took place in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Seattle. In Washington, DC, protests were…

Coronavirus death toll jumps to 1,688, infected 80,463 people across Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan confirmed 67 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,688 and positive cases surged to 80,463, on Wednesday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 4,131 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24…

LHC to hear Shehbaz Sharif’s bail plea today

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: An Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench will hear a pre-arrest bail petition, filed by opposition leader in the National Assembly, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, in assets beyond means and money-laundering case on Wednesday. The bench comprising Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi and Justice Farooq Haider will hear the matter. Shehbaz Sharif filed the…

UN says Taliban continues al-Qaeda ties in rebuff to US

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: The Afghan Taliban has maintained its ties to al-Qaeda despite assurances it made to Washington to sever all ties with the hardline militant group, the UN said late on Monday. The UN’s Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team told the Security Council in a submitted report that it relations between the Taliban…

Global

All lives, black lives matter: EU foreign policy chief

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: The EU supports the right to peaceful protest, and it condemns violence and all forms of racism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told a news conference on Tuesday. “All lives matter, black lives also matter,” Borrell stated, referring to nationwide protests in the US following the death of an African-American man,…

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Putin approves fundamentals of nuclear containment state policy

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on approving the fundamentals of the nuclear containment state policy. The document was posted on the government’s legal information web portal on Tuesday. “To approve the attached fundamentals of the state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of nuclear containment,” the decree says.…

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Pandemic cost will exceed $5 trillion, World Bank head says

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: The global economy is facing “staggeringly large” losses and the recovery effort is hampered by a shortage of resources to make up for the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, World Bank president David Malpass says. While the Washington-based development lender has rushed out new programs to deploy $160 billion in funding…

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Biden attacks Trump’s ‘blinding ego’ amid protests

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk PHILADELPHIA: Joe Biden has torn into US President Donald Trump a day after police drove back peaceful protesters near the White House so Trump could pose with a Bible before a damaged church. Biden says Trump’s “narcissism has become more important than the nation that he leads.” Delivering a speech at Philadelphia’s City…

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Moscow says expanding G7 summit ‘step in the right direction’

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: US President Donald Trump’s initiative to hold an expanded G7 summit, involving Russia and some other countries, is a step in the right direction. However, it will not ensure universal representation without China’s participation, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday. “The idea of an expanded G7 meeting is a…

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Virginia refuses to send national guard troops to DC after Trump threats

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has rejected a request from US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to send 3,000 to 5,000 of the state’s national guard to Washington, DC, as part of a massive show of force organized by the Trump administration in response to violent protests, according to Northam’s chief of staff,…

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Pakistan

Public transport resumes in Karachi after two months

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Public transport resumed in Karachi on Wednesday after suspension for over two months due to the coronavirus contagion. The Sindh government yesterday allowed public transport and online ride-hailing services under the standard operating procedures (SOPs), set by the authorities. The city has regained its hustle and bustle on roads with return of…

Another Sindh MPA tests positive for coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) member provincial assembly Sindh, Saleem Balooch tested positive for novel coronavirus on Wednesday. The MPA, elected from PS-89 Malir, is currently self-isolating. The fresh cases among the provincial lawmakers have raised the tally of total infected members since the outbreak of the virus to 13. Sindh Minister for…

PTI MPA Jamshed-u-Din Kakakhel succumbs to coronavirus in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report NOWSHERA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Jamshed-u-Din Kakakhel lost his life while battling against the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. He was 65. The PTI was diagnosed with the coronavirus three weeks earlier and was admitted at a private hospital in Islamabad. He was pronounced dead today by the administration of the…

Bilawal blames govt’s over virus

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that non-serious attitude on the part of Federal government and individuals running it regarding COVID19 and locust attacks was very dangerous approach and directed Sindh government to continue its efforts to protect the citizens from the virus and the devastation  by locust attacks with…

Masood hails stance of EU MEPs on Kashmiris rights

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu Kashmir President, Sardar Masood Khan while welcoming the move of 15 EU MEPs has described it an important development on the international level and observed that in spite of the most difficult circumstances, the voices in support of the Kashmiri people are constantly rising around the globe. Fifteen active members…

Achieving food autarky top priority of govt: Asad

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser Tuesday chaired a meeting to discuss the prospective shortage of wheat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and attack of locust in different parts of the country. The meeting was attended by Provincial Food Ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Aleem Khan and Qalander Lodhi, respectively besides Provincial Secretaries food…

Afghanistan

Taliban: Hundreds of govt-released prisoners not affiliated

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban is disputing the Afghan government’s figures over the release of the group’s figures. The Afghan government claims to have released 2,710 Taliban, to which the Taliban responded by stating that 426 detainees were released who are not affiliated with the group. The government did not provide any further details relating…

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Amnesty International demands punishment for perpetrators

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): The Amnesty International calls the government of Afghanistan to bring the perpetrators of Saturday’s attack against a group of journalists and media workers in Kabul, saying that the impunity for those who kill journalists should be over. A roadside bomb targeted a minivan carrying the personnel of Khorshid TV in Kabul, killing two…

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Country faces corona humanitarian disaster

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) on Monday has warned that Afghanistan faces a “humanitarian disaster” as COVID-19 spreads in the country and confirmed cases have risen by 684% in May. It said that Afghanistan’s Ministry of Health has said they only have the capacity to test 2,000 cases per day, yet are…

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Govt suppressing investigations of 2017 attacks, says Senator

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Mohammad Alam Alam Izedyar, the deputy speaker of Afghanistan’s Senate, and the families of victims at two attacks in 2017, today accused the government of politically meddling with the investigation of the two incidents, and of “suppressing” the court cases of suspects. Izedyar accused the government of trying to “acquit” the accused.…

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Ghani, Pompeo discuss peace efforts

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani spoke with US Secretary of United State Mike Pompeo via video conference on Monday and discussed the Afghan peace process, the presidential spokesman SediqSediqqi said. According to Sediqqi, in the video conference they also discussed the next steps towards peace, including the release of prisoners, the analysis and…

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New cabinet appointments priority, says Palace

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Presidential Palace said that the appointment of the new cabinet is a priority for the government and that names will be sent to the parliament for approval in the near future–a cabinet that has been apportioned between the two political leaders President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah. On Sunday, President Ghani…

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Business

S&P 500, Dow scale fresh three-month peaks

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones indexes hit new three-month highs on Tuesday on prevailing optimism around the reopening of businesses, with investors remaining cautious around more disruptions from protests in the country over the death of a black man while in police custody. Some of the worst-hit stocks in…

Asian markets extend gains on hopes virus crisis is easing

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: The easing of lockdowns around the world and signs that economies are slowly recovering provided further impetus for Asian stocks Tuesday, though traders remain on edge over China-US tensions and growing unrest across several large American cities. Europe pressed ahead with a further loosening of measures, with schools, pools, pubs and…

Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC+ meeting on output cuts

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Oil prices rose on Tuesday to near three-month highs on expectations that major producers will agree to extend output cuts during a video conference likely to be held this week. Benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 rose 2.1%, or 79 cents, to $39.11 a barrel as of 1415 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI)…

KP business community demands to end of lockdown

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Business community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here on Tuesday opposed the federal government decision to allow businesses to open for 5 days a week and demanded of the government to complete end of the lockdown under strict standard operating procedure. Addressing a joint press conference here at the chamber, traders and industrialists asked…

Gold price increases Rs300, sold at 98,400 per tola

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The per tola price of 24 karat gold increased by Rs300 and was traded at Rs 98,400 on Tuesday as compared to Rs 98,100 on last trading day, Karachi Sarafa Association reported. Likewise, the price of 10 gram gold also increased by Rs257 and was traded at Rs 84,362 as compared to…

DG SEPA paid surprise visit to industrial areas of Hyderabad region

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: On the directives of Spokesperson of Sindh Government and Advisor to CM Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister MurutzaWahab,, the Director General Sindh EPA Naeem Ahmed Mughal paid the surprise visit to Darya Khan Pumping Station where Industrial & Municipal Wastewater falls into Phuleli Canal. During site visit…

Sports

Coronavirus break could extend career by two years, says Anderson

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): England fast bowler James Anderson believes the extended break afforded to him by cricket’s suspension during the COVID-19 pandemic could prolong his career by up to two years. The cricket season was brought to a halt in March and England’s three-test series against the West Indies was pushed back from its June start.…

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England bowler Plunkett would consider playing for United States

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): England pace bowler Liam Plunkett has revealed he would consider playing for the United States in the future. Plunkett has been absent from the England team since helping them win the 50-over World Cup for the first time last year.  The 35-year-old was also left out of the 55-man England squad recently asked…

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Hogg sees Abbas as leading wicket-taker in Pak-England series

By The Frontier Post | June 3, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Australia’s former left-arm wrist spin bowler Brad Hogg, believes Pakistan’s fast-bowler Mohammad Abbas would be the leading wicket-taker in the Men in Green’s upcoming tour of England which was scheduled for August. Hogg, in a tweet on Tuesday, made a bold prediction claiming that Abbas would be the leading wicket-taker in the…

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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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Fashion & Movies

Sanjay Dutt’s biopic ‘Sanju’ trailer to be released on May 30th

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor is all set to take the nation by storm with his performance in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju. Sanjay Dutt’s biopic has already garnered a lot of attention after Ranbir’s looks leaked online before the release of the teaser. The uncanny resemblance of the actor with Sanjay Dutt sparked a kind of…

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to marry on November 19 this year

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAU: Sparks flew between Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram Leela. The film had come in 2013 and five years down the line rumours are rife that the couple is ready to get married this year. Both Ranveer and Deepika have openly admitted…

Shooting of ‘Hera Pheri-3’ to be started from December 2018

By The Frontier Post | May 25, 2018

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Priyadarshan had directed the iconic comedy movie Hera Pheri, while Neeraj Vora directed the second part of the film. Neeraj was all set to direct the third part of the franchise as well and had even finalized the script but the directed succumbed to an illness earlier this year. However, latest reports…

Morgan Freeman apologies after sexual harassment claims

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were victims — described to media a variety of troubling behavior on production sets or on promotional tours over Morgan´s career. “Anyone who knows me or…

Government restricts screening of Indian movies on Eid

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to put a limited restriction on exhibition/ screening of Indian films during the period around Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha, said a notification issued by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on May 24. The action has been taken “in order to revive and promote local film industry in Pakistan”,…

Jay Ryan to be part of ‘It: Chapter Two’

By The Frontier Post | May 24, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Stephen King’s “It: Chapter Two”, has found another actor to play the adult version of the member of the Loser’s Club. According to reports in Variety, actor Jay Ryan has been cast as the adult version of Ben Hanscom, previously played by actor Jeremy Ray Taylor. Ryan joins the ranks of Andy Bean…

Science & Technology

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…

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

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

Health

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…

326 doctors hit by COVID-19, five die in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Around 326 doctors have so far affected from COVID-19 in KP while five doctors have so far lost their lives while fighting the pandemic. This was stated in a statement issued by Young Doctors Association Khyber Paktunkhwa. The statement said that more than 100 doctors working in gyne wards of different hospitals…

Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry two faulty copies of the APOE gene (termed e4e4). One in 36 people of European ancestry…

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

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

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

Travel

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…

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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

Articles

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…

Let the US burn so that the world can breathe!

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Yusuf Kaplan One police officer pinned down a black civilian with a knee to his neck and killed him. Ruthlessly! What’s more is that he was aware he was being recorded! It seems this inhumane, chilling black murder that took place in Minneapolis is going to lead the US to a revolution. For now, in…

The role of social media in disasters

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Ghazi Khan In recent years the widespread use of social media has facilitated the propagation of information in the world. Billions of internet and social media platforms users can get easy access to information they want through social media quickly. There is no denying the fact that electronic, print and social media has played and…

Indian Hubris invites Chinese Fury

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected President Donald Trump’s mediation offer for resolving ongoing China-India stand-off. Reiterating his offer Trump said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not in a good mood about the ongoing big conflict with China. Earlier Trump had tweeted on May 27 offering to help resolve growing border tensions.…

Editorial

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…

Putting corona in ‘dam care list’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

The spike in in coronavirus infections and consequent increase in mortality rate of patients have compelled the government to declare wearing masks and gloves mandatory at crowded places, markets, shopping malls, public transport and air travel. However, people have so far not shown seriousness to observe the SOPs that federal and provincial governments have announced…

Revenue shortfall

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

A steep fall in the tax revenue collection has been witnessed over the past few months, which may be partially due to suspension of economic activities in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic’ These activities have now largely been restored. Federal Board of Revenue has missed the target of tax collection by Rs.103 billion in May,…

Arts and Literature

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…

A Course in Microeconomic Theory

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

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