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China virus deaths rise to 80 as Hong Kong bans visitors from Wuhan

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: The death toll from China’s new coronavirus grew to 80 on Monday as residents of Hubei province, where the disease originated, were banned from entering Hong Kong amid global efforts to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak. The number of deaths from the flu-like virus in Hubei province climbed from 56…

Pakistan eye T20I series whitewash over Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Pakistan are eying a Twenty20 International (T20I) series whitewash over Bangladesh after winning the first two encounters of the three-match series in convincing manner.   Skipper Babar Azam and senior batsman Mohammad Hafeez stroked masterful half-centuries to steer Pakistan to a nine-wicket win over a hapless Bangladesh in the second T20I in Lahore…

India has taken ‘ominous’ turn into religious intolerance, says WP article

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report NEW YORK: The (Kashmir) valley looked like Switzerland but felt like the Gaza Strip,” is how a veteran American journalist with years of reporting experience in South Asia described India’s repression in the disputed state during one of her trips there even before it plunged into deeper crisis after New Delhi’s annexation on…

PM Imran rules out any chance of removing Punjab CM Buzdar

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday again ruled out any chance of removing Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar from his position. He was talking to elected members of PTI from Punjab in Lahore on Sunday and said that the government would never succumb to any pressure rather would face challenges despite…

Lowering of spot doesn’t reflect increase in corruption, clarifies TI-Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Transparency International Pakistan (TIP), which released a global corruption perceptions report last week showing the country had slipped three spots from the last year’s ranking, has issued a clarification saying “lowering of Pakistan score by one does not reflect any increase or decrease in corruption as it is within the standard…

Woman killed, 5 injured as US embassy vehicle collides with car in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: A woman was killed and five others sustained injuries when a vehicle of the United States embassy collided with a car in Islamabad on Sunday, police said. The accident took place near Faisal Avenue Chowk on Margalla Road when the US embassy vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser, collided with the car coming…

Global

US forces block Russian convoy amid tension over Syrian oil fields

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

DAMASCUS (Agencies): Tensions between U.S. and Russia military forces over gaining control over key oil fields in northeastern Syria are intensifying, as American troops on Sunday blocked a Russian convoy trying to gain access to the oil fields for the fourth time in the last eight days. Ten armored vehicles carrying American soldiers stopped Russian…

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Schiff accuses Trump of threatening him

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Democratic US House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said on Sunday he believes Republican President Donald Trump’s comment that he has not yet “paid the price” was intended as a threat. Trump launched another attack on Democrats including Schiff over the Senate impeachment trial earlier on Sunday, saying on Twitter “he has not…

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Despite Trump’s reservations, McKenzie asserts commitment to Syria fight

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk GREEN VILLAGE: US troops at military outposts in eastern Syria asked variations of the same question to their top commander Saturday: What is our future here? What are the goals we need to think about? Gen. Frank McKenzie, the US Middle East commander, knows the future is not certain. But at least for…

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Trump says ‘no thanks’ to Iran’s FM negotiation proposal

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (Agencies): US President Donald Trump rejected on Sunday a negotiation proposal by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on the condition that sanctions be lifted. “Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran wants to negotiate with The United States, but wants sanctions removed,” Trump said in a tweet. “No Thanks!” He retweeted his tweet with a…

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Germany fearful of rising right-wing extremism among soldiers

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

GARLSTEDT (Agencies): The head of the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD), Christof Gramm, has revealed to the German outlet Welt am Sonntag that his office has seen a sharp increase in cases of staffers in the German Armed Forces, Bundeswehr, being suspected of right-wing extremism. German military intelligence is probing around 550 Bundeswehr staffers suspected of…

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India has taken ‘ominous’ turn into religious intolerance, says WP article

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report NEW YORK: The (Kashmir) valley looked like Switzerland but felt like the Gaza Strip,” is how a veteran American journalist with years of reporting experience in South Asia described India’s repression in the disputed state during one of her trips there even before it plunged into deeper crisis after New Delhi’s annexation on…

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Pakistan

Mix reaction over removal of Atif as minister

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report Mardan: Situations of both jubilant and sorrow were observed across Mardan district over de-notification of Muhammad Atif khan-senior provincial minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for sports, culture and tourism. Informed sourced told, after the kick-out of Mr. Atif Khan from provincial cabinet, the PTI provincial lawmaker Abdus Salam Afridi and Iftikhar Ali Mashwani have…

India neither democratic nor secular state: Masood

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that India’s claims about being the world’s largest democracy stand exposed to the entire world. “India is neither a democratic nor secular state where minorities and non-Hindu people are being denied their right to live,” he added. In a message released to…

Pakistani students, community members in Wuhan safe: FO

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Over 500 students and other Pakistani community members in Wuhan and other parts of China were safe and there was no report of Coronavirus infection in any of the community member, the Foreign Office spokesperson on Sunday said. “The community has been reassured of full support and requested to follow health protocols…

PTI ministers protecting personal interests: JI Chief

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Emir Senator SirajulHaq has said that the cracks within the ruling party are visible which also indicate the government ministers are only interested in protecting their own interests and they have nothing to do with the public issues. Addressing a training workshop at Mansoora on Sunday, he said the PTI…

Sarwar raise Kashmir issue with Fabio

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and European Parliament Vice President Fabio Massimo Castaldo contacted over the issue of Kashmir and Anti muslims Law CAA in India. Contacts with members of European Parliament are now bearing fruit as 154 members have signed the resolution against controversial Citizenship Act of India in the European…

Govt will go all out to ensure effective implementation of ehsaas prog: CM

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has agreed in principal with proposed plan as a safety net to reduce inequality and to eliminate malnutrition in newly merged tribal districts under which food items would be distributed amongst food insecure households of tribal districts on monthly basis. The projected plan as part of…

Afghanistan

IED blast kills 1 civilian in Kabul

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: One civilian was killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Kabul city on late Saturday, Kabul police said on Sunday. Nusrat Rahimi, the Ministry of Interior spokesman, said that an Afghan police vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in PD3 of Kabul city, killing at least one civilian. Four…

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Crime level increasing in city of Kabul: Residents

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Residents of Kabul city complained that the crime level has increased in the city recently, and officials are not acting to reduce the crime level as necessary. People said that they can’t walk at night in the streets of Kabul city. Rashid, a butcher in Kabul city, said he was attacked: “They…

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Disabled Afghan girl makes living by selling paintings

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): A young Afghan girl with paralyzed hands and feet makes a living for her family by selling the paintings she draws with her mouth. Rubaba Muhammadi, 20, who has painted a total of 250 pictures since her childhood without taking any formal education, also gives painting lessons to about 25 people, including people…

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Grenade attack on Afghan wedding injures 20

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KHOST: An hand grenade attack on an Afghan wedding ceremony wounded at least 20 people, including several children, a provincial official said Sunday. At least one of the injured children was in critical condition, said Adel Haider, a spokesman for the police chief of the eastern Khost province. No one immediately claimed responsibility…

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Local official gunned down in Herat province

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk HERAT: Unidentified armed men shot dead a religious and Hajj official in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat on Sunday, the provincial governor said. The incident happened in Pashtun Zarghun district, where Mawlavi Abdul Rahim Ahmadi, chief of district’s Hajj and Islamic Affairs branch, was shot dead on the spot when leaving for his…

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Ghani returns to Kabul after attending WEF

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani, along with the Afghan delegations, returned to Kabul after attending World Economic Forum in Davos, Swiss. Besides addressing the World Economic Forum, Mr. Ghani met world leaders and discussed the economic development and improvement in the Afghan peace process. President Ghani delivered his remarks regarding the Taliban delegations in…

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Business

Boeing’s 777X jetliner completes maiden flight

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEATTLE: Boeing Co successfully staged the first flight of the world’s largest twin-engined jetliner on Saturday in a respite from the crisis over its smallest model, the grounded 737 MAX. The 777X, a larger version of the 777 mini-jumbo, touched down at the historic Boeing Field outside Seattle at 2 pm (2200 GMT)…

Imports of soyabean, palm oil reduce 9.58%, 16.28% in six months

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The imports of edible oil including palm and soyabean into the country during first half of current financial year, reduced by 9.58% and 16.28% respectively as compared to the imports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-December, 2019-20 palm oil import into the country was recorded at…

Cutlery exports witnessed an increase of 7.39 percent in 6 months

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The cutlery exports from the country witnessed an increase of 7.39 percent during the first six months of current financial year (2019-20) as against the exports of corresponding period of last year (2018-19). Pakistan exported cutlery worth $47.415 million during July-December (2019-20) against the exports of $44.154 million during July-December (2018-19), showing…

US opposition to CPEC will not remain limited to statements: PEW

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday lauded the stance of the government over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) after the US criticism terming it encouraging and according to the national interests. The US should understand that Pakistan cannot abandon this most important regional project which has potential to turnaround our troubled economy,…

PIAF hails PM’s intervention to delay hike in gas tariffs

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Imran Khan for his intervention to defer a massive increase in gas tariffs by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet, urging him to reject this proposed hike of up to 191% on permanent basis. PIAF chairman Mian…

IWCCI hails govt over agri sector recovery efforts

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Saturday lauded the initiatives of the government to revive the ailing agriculture sector which is the backbone of the economy. Supporting rural population will settle food security issue. It also hailed the decision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide relief…

Sports

Coco bid ends in tears as Djokovic, Federer win

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

MELBOURNE (Agencies): Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer swept into the Australian Open quarter-finals but 15-year-old Coco Gauff exited in tears on Sunday after her quest to become the Open era’s youngest Grand Slam winner came screeching to a halt. As Melbourne marked Australia Day with formation jets and a 21-gun salute, world number one Ashleigh…

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Pakistan eye T20I series whitewash over Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: Pakistan are eying a Twenty20 International (T20I) series whitewash over Bangladesh after winning the first two encounters of the three-match series in convincing manner.   Skipper Babar Azam and senior batsman Mohammad Hafeez stroked masterful half-centuries to steer Pakistan to a nine-wicket win over a hapless Bangladesh in the second T20I in Lahore…

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HBL PSL5: Shadab named Islamabad United captain

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan has been named as the captain of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Islamabad United for the fifth edition. The 21-year-old also became the youngest captain in HBL PSL’s history after being asked to shoulder the leadership responsibility by the franchise. “It is an honor…

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Another Rahul fifty as India coast home in second T20I

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Auckland (Agencies): With miserly bowling and another KL Rahul half-century, India again outclassed New Zealand as they coasted to a seven-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 Int’l (T20I) match in Auckland on Sunday to go 2-0 up in the series. On the Eden Park ground renowned for its short boundaries — and which produced more…

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Kvitova fights back to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

MELBOURNE (AFP): Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova set up a potential clash with top seed Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open quarter-finals after fighting back to defeat Maria Sakkari in three sets on Sunday. The Czech seventh seed lost the first set before winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-2 to ruin Sakkari’s hopes of becoming the…

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Barca overpowered by rampant Valencia for first defeat under Setien

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

VALENCIA (Reuters): La Liga champions Barcelona were beaten 2-0 away to Valencia on Saturday for their first defeat in three games under new coach Quique Setien. An own goal from former Valencia defender Jordi Alba gave the home side a deserved lead early in the second half while Maxi Gomez struck in the 77th minute…

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Fashion & Movies

‘Baaghi’ trailer is out and it’s not short of promising

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

KARACHI (Web Desk): Trailer for Saba Qamar starrer television series based on slain Qandeel Baloch is out on Wednesday and it looks not less than promising. The series that is to go on air on July 27 has a reputable cast to boast. In addition to ‘Hindi Medium’ actress Qamar, the cast has Sarmad Khoosat…

Jagga Jasoos actress found dead at home

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

GURGAON (AFP): Bidisha Bezbaruah who acted in Jagga Jasoos was found dead at her residence here on Monday evening. Police had been informed by the father of the actress that she had not been receiving his calls. Police investigated the matter and found Bidisha hanging from a ceiling fan in her apartment. No suicide note…

Karan Johar admits he was ungraceful and that Kangana is self-made

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

New York (AFP): Sense finally prevails as filmmaker Karan Johar decided to acknowledge that his ‘joke’ aimed at Kangana Ranaut was not graceful and that the young actor is self-made and talented. Speaking to media in New York about his comments on nepotism made at the IIFA Awards, Karan expressed regret over the ‘joke’ he…

‘Despacito’ declared most streamed song ever

By The Frontier Post | July 19, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP): Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” whose reggaeton beat has swept the globe, on Wednesday was named the most streamed song of all time. The song’s label, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said “Despacito” in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify. “Despacito” —…

Shah Rukh is ‘shy, introverted and pathetic at relationships’

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Shah Rukh Khan is known as the chocolate hero of Bollywood, with a huge fan following who has been enjoying his romantic flicks since more than two decades. In a recent interview, however, King Khan has said that he is “pathetic with relationships” and “extremely closeted, introverted, shy, reclusive and completely…

Ali Zafar’s brother to debut with Momina Mustehsan in Coke Studio

By The Frontier Post | July 18, 2017

KARACHI (Web Desk): Ali zafar’s lil gem Danyal Zafar is set to perform his two debut songs in coke studio – Pakistan musical series that will be on soft/pop rock and blues genre. He will be seen with Momina Mustehan and will feature as instrument artist for his second performance. In a press release it…

Science & Technology

Boris reportedly at odds with Trump over Huawei

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The UK is soon expected to make a final decision on whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply the country with 5G equipment. Washington, however, has repeatedly warned London that this move could threaten British national security and potentially compromise intelligence sharing between the transatlantic allies. British Prime Minister Boris…

No WhatsApp or Skype, only ToTok

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Tight internet controls in the United Arab Emirates have raised questions about the Gulf state’s tech ambitions amid a scandal surrounding popular messaging application ToTok. The oil-rich country has invested billions in new technologies and artificial intelligence “to become a forerunner in the provision of smart services” as part of its Vision 2021 development plan.…

Facebook bringing its dark mode app for Android phones

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk We’ve known for some time that Facebook is working on bringing a dark mode its mobile app, and there have already been tests that meant some people gained early access to the option. Now dark mode is rolling out to a large pool of users. If you’re tired of being blinded by your…

The oldest crater on Earth was found in Australia

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk MELBOURNE: When we gaze out into our solar system and observe its several planets and many moons, one thing tends to be true of just about all of them: They have lots and lots of impact craters. Each of those scars on a planet or moon’s surface tells a story, and while Earth’s…

China’s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope becomes fully operational

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk The Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST for short, is finally up and running, according to China’s official media source Xinhua. The telescope is the largest filled-aperture radio telescope in the world, and is strategically placed to take advantage of the Dawodang depression, a naturally occurring basin in southwest China. The idea…

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported.…

Health

Hong Kong Disneyland closing over China virus fears

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an emergency. The park said it was taking the step to protect “the health and safety of our guests and…

Walnuts may be good for the gut and help promote heart health

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these “good” bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts. In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain…

5 ways to support a co-worker with a chronic illness

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk A new survey from Cancer and Careers found that 88 percent of people have concerns about their ability to support a co-worker with a serious medical condition. And 89 percent believe management could have created and fostered a more supportive work environment for colleagues with chronic illness. Experts say companies can improve support…

China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicentre

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk WUHAN: The Chinese army deployed medical specialists on Saturday to the epicentre of a spiralling viral outbreak that has already killed 41 people and spread around the world, as millions spent their normally festive Lunar New Year holiday under lockdown. The country’s most important celebration has been all-but cancelled for people in a…

Anti-polio drive to kick off in 15 districts: EOC

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: A three days anti-polio drive will be kicked off in 15 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from January 27, 2020 wherein more than 0.4 million children will be vaccinated against polio. This was decided in a special meeting held here Friday at Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with coordinator EOC Abdul Basit in…

Gilead for use of Ebola drug as China virus treatment

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Gilead Sciences Inc said it was assessing whether its experimental Ebola treatment could be used against the new coronavirus that has sickened hundreds of people in China and led to at least 18 deaths. “Gilead is in active discussions with researchers and clinicians in the United States and China regarding the ongoing…

Travel

China virus deaths rise to 80 as Hong Kong bans visitors from Wuhan

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk SHANGHAI: The death toll from China’s new coronavirus grew to 80 on Monday as residents of Hubei province, where the disease originated, were banned from entering Hong Kong amid global efforts to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak. The number of deaths from the flu-like virus in Hubei province climbed from 56…

Numbers of travelers heading to Australia decreased dramatically due to wildfires

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: The raging wildfires in Australia will cause the country to lose billions of dollars in revenues from tourism. The number of travelers booking stays in Australia has dropped from between 10% to 20% since the fires started in September. Lost Billions This fall will represent a shortfall of around $4.5 billion, according…

US bars issuing visas to pregnant women in a bid to control ‘birth tourism’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called “birth tourism.” In announcing the move, which takes effect on Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas “to secure…

Virus-related tourism ban could hurt North Korea’s economy

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: North Korea has temporarily banned foreign tourists in response to the outbreak of a dangerous new virus in neighboring China. Depending on how long the ban lasts, it could hurt North Korea’s economy, which though heavily sanctioned, has received a boost by a recent influx of Chinese tourists. Starting Wednesday, North Korea…

KP Tourism department being digitized to facilitate tourists: Atif Khan

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Senior Minister for Tourism Khyber PakhtunkwaAtif Khan has that tangible measures were being taken to put administrative working of the tourism department on modern lines to facilitate and attract more tourists towards picturesque tourist places in the province. Chairing a high level meeting in Khyber Pakhtukhwa House, the KP tourism minister said…

State Department to take aim at ‘birth tourism’ in expected change to visa guidelines

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: An upcoming change to State Department visa guidelines is expected to take aim at birth tourism, the practice of foreign nationals giving birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, according to a State Department official. The State Department official told CNN that the department is amending a regulation…

Articles

Regional cooperation vital to curtail contagion coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Dr. Fawad Muhammad As the Lunar New Year holidays are at the doorstep in China, where more than 400 million people are expected to travel domestically and internationally. A newly contagion novel coronavirus fear heighten and has sickened more than 831 people across China including 95 in critical situation, and the fatalities rose to 25…

Iraq has lots of protesters, and a government on autopilot

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Bobby Ghosh How many people responded today to Moqtada al-Sadr’s call for demonstrations against the US. military presence in Iraq? Did they, or did they not, come out in the “millions” he wanted? What is certain is that the crowds in Baghdad were substantial, and highly disciplined — in contrast to the mobs gathered by…

Breakthrough in sight in Afghan peace talks

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Rustam Shah Mohmand There are credible reports of the Taliban agreeing to a short cease-fire as soon as an agreement with the US is concluded. Since the draft of the agreement is almost finalized with the consent of both sides, it appears an accord will be signed perhaps by the end of the month to…

Trump’s peace plan is one thing most Israelis will agree on

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Eli Lake Few things can bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of Israel’s main opposition party, Benny Gantz. President Donald Trump’s long-awaited peace plan is one of them. Netanyahu and Gantz, whose parties will face one another for the third time in a year in March’s elections, will be arriving in…

To secure peace and preserve Afghan political system, Ghani has to go

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Arif Rafiq Efforts to secure a durable political settlement to the Afghanistan war coincide and conflict with an uncertain political transition in the country. The United States and the Taliban are once again close to signing a preliminary peace agreement that could pave the way for an end to the 18-year war. According to one…

Hide and Seek

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

Muhammad Bilal Sethi The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman seems to be playing hide and seek with the masses in the province. The said leader has totally ignored the led from the day he has been in chair. Apart from missing tens of convocations, he has also mishandled several important cases of the higher educational…

Editorial

PBS report

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

Pakistan bureau of Statics (PBS) has released a report on the prices of  essential consumers ‘goods, showing an unprecedented increase in the price food commodities such as wheat flour, sugar, tea leaves, pulses, rice, beef and mutton, broiler chicken, eggs and vegetables. However, making 2016 as base year and excluding the hikes in electricity and…

US offer of closer cooperation

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

In a media talk, top US diplomat Alice Wells dwelt at length on a number of issues including human rights situation in the Indian held Kashmir, Afghan peace process, return of warmth in Pak-US relation and vistas of investment in Pakistan and possible diplomatic support to get it out the FATF black list, a decision…

Scientists use Physics to explain why US elections are broken (but are they just centrists still bitter that Trump beat Clinton?)

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Peter Andrews A pair of Stanford scientists have used physics to explain why American presidential elections since 1970 reflect a society barely holding itself together. Innovative science or study into the biases of the researchers themselves? The paper, which appeared last week in the journal Nature Physics, is by Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of the New…

KP literacy index

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

World literacy census report reveals that in males’ literacy rate Khyber Pukhtunkhwa is ahead of other federating units of the country but it lags behind Punjab and other provinces in overall literacy ratio. It is because of the gender gap in school education that the province ranks fourth after Punjab and Sindh in female literacy.…

US Space Force can’t be taken lightly

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Yang Chengjun The creation of the US Space Force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces has caused concerns around the world. US President Donald Trump signed into law in late 2019 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which approved $40 million for Space Force operations and maintenance. It is…

Turkey forces Greece, G Cyprus over deal in east Mediterranean

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Serkan Demirtas The signing of a memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Libya on the demarcation of maritime jurisdiction zones in eastern Mediterranean was a game-changer of the long-standing standoff between Turkey and other littoral countries, particularly Greece and Greek Cyprus. Apart from condemning the Turkish-Libyan move, they argued the deal was illegal according to…

Arts and Literature

Ocean Art Gallery organizes artist Asim Amjad’s art-work exhibition

By The Frontier Post | January 27, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Ocean Art Gallery, being one of the largest Pakistani gallery dealing with sales of artworks hosted a solo show of paintings by Asim Amjad on Saturday, 25th January. The exhibition continue till 30th January, 2020. Khalil Ahmed owner and CEO of Ocean Art Galleries while speaking to media said; “our priority is…

“Kill Reply All” by Victoria Turk

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk Victoria Turk’s Kill Reply All “is one of the more amusing digital-etiquette books you’ll read,” says a review in The New York Times. “Simply put, social media has created a new universe of ways we can be mean to one another. So digital good manners are a great kindness, whether they apply to…

World’s biggest literature festival kicks off in India

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk JAIPUR: The 13th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) started on Thursday. Known as the “greatest literary show on earth,” the five-day event brings to one venue more than 500 speakers of 15 Indian and 35 foreign languages, and over 30 nationalities. Among the festival’s participants are Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize…

A 3-year-old Malaysian boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: A 3-year-old Malaysian boy living in the UK has become the youngest member to join Mensa UK, the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world, Mensa officials said. Muhammad Haryz Nadzim was invited to join Mensa after meeting with a psychologist and scoring 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test,…

LAC to organize ‘Folk Music Festival’ from Jan 28

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Lahore Arts Council (LAC) will organize a two-day folk music competition titled “Folk Music Festival” to promote folk music from January 28 at Alhamra Art Center. According to spokesperson here on Tuesday, candidates between the ages of 15 to 30 could register themselves for participating in the competition till January 27. Audition…

Anti-polio theatre enthralls students of UoP

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

F.P. Report Peshawar: Students enjoy and learnt a great deal about polio eradication government initiatives on national level through a theatre and video documentary display on Tuesday at Pashtun Cultural museum. “Society needs to take cognisance of this menace as it involves our children physical , cognitive , learning and lifelong aspirations “ the writer…