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DI Khan: Policeman martyred, two others injured in police van attack

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A blast targeting a police van martyred a policeman and wounded two others in Kalachi, DI Khan on Tuesday. According to local police, the police vehicle was targeted, when the policemen were on their way to discharge their duties in anti-polio campaign. Identity of the injured and martyred policemen remained…

Indian FM says critics misunderstood citizenship law as he promotes EU ties

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday defended his country’s controversial new citizenship law and crackdown in Kashmir, as he came to Brussels to promote what he hopes will be closer strategic ties to the European Union. Delhi’s top diplomat was the guest of honour as EU foreign ministers met in Brussels…

Coronavirus death toll jumps past 1,800 as 98 more people die

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk BEIJING: The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,868 on Tuesday after 98 more people died, according to the National Health Commission. Nearly 72,500 people nationwide have been infected by the new COVID-19 strain of the virus, which first emerged in December before spiralling into a nationwide epidemic. There were 1,886…

PM warns world to take notice of India’s ultranationalist ideology based on Nazism

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the world to take notice of India’s ultranationalist ideology based on Nazism, otherwise things will go far worse. Addressing two-day Refugee Summit Islamabad on 40 years of hosting Afghan refugees in Pakistan, on Monday, he said if this ideology is not checked, this will lead to…

Seven martyred, 19 injured in Quetta suicide blast

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report QUETTA: At least seven persons, including three security personnel, were martyred and 19 others received injuries in a suicide blast near the Quetta Press Club here on Shahra-e-Iqbal Road Monday. Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema, while talking to media, said a young suicide bomber tried to join a rally brought…

British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide. A Labour Party Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams, who chairs a parliamentary group focused on occupied Kashmir, was unable to clear customs after the Indian visa she presented…

Global

Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk WUHAN: A hospital director at the epicentre of China’s virus epidemic died Tuesday, state media said, the latest medical worker to fall victim to the coronavirus which has spread across the country. The COVID-19 virus, which is believed to have originated in Wuhan late last year, has spread to more than 72,000 people…

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Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew in latest royal marriage split

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew David Armstrong-Jones is set to divorce, a spokesman said Monday — the second marriage split in the British royal family announced within a week. Armstrong-Jones, 58, the son of Queen Elizabeth’s late sister princess Margaret, and his 49-year-old wife Serena have been married since 1993. “The Earl and…

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Indian FM says critics misunderstood citizenship law as he promotes EU ties

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday defended his country’s controversial new citizenship law and crackdown in Kashmir, as he came to Brussels to promote what he hopes will be closer strategic ties to the European Union. Delhi’s top diplomat was the guest of honour as EU foreign ministers met in Brussels…

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Suspect in Norway mosque attack charged with terrorism

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk COPENHAGEN: A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with firearms “with the intention to kill as many Muslims as possible” was formally charged Monday with murder and terror. Philip Manshaus was overpowered inside the Al-Noor Islamic Center mosque in suburban Oslo in August. He fired six…

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UAE issues reactor license for first Arab nuclear power plant

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates said Monday it has issued a license for a reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world, hailing a “historic moment.” The national nuclear regulator “has approved the issuance” of the operating license for the first of four reactors at the plant,…

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Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favor, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington. Big gains by security hawks would confirm the political demise of the country’s pragmatist politicians, weakened by Washington’s decision to quit a 2015…

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Pakistan

SHC extends bail of PPP’s Sharjeel Memon in assets case

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday extended bail of Sindh’s former minister and Pakistan People’s Party leader Sharjeel Memon till April 7. Sharjeel Memon and other accused appear before the court for the hearing. Justice Umar Siyal rejected National Accountability Bureau’s reply over amendments in NAB law. “This is not the…

Railways to reinvestigate Tezgam incident in Rahim Yar Khan

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The railways ministry has constituted an inquiry committee to reinvestigate the tragic Oct. 31 Tezgam fire incident near Rahim Yar Khan, according to a notification issued on Tuesday. The legal status of the federal government inspector of railways (FGIR) has been termed suspicious as the appointment was made by railways secretary instead…

Kimari: Death toll from toxic gas leak rises to eight

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The death toll from poisonous gas leak in the coastal residential area of Kimari in Karachi has reached eight as two more people died on Monday. The Sindh Health Department confirmed the 7th death from the gas leak at the Ziauddin Hospital late Monday while another man died later at the KPT…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Providing relief to masses, reducing prices govt’s priority: PM

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said it was the government’s foremost priority to provide relief to the common man by stabilizing and reducing the prices of basic essential commodities to the possible extent. It was fully focused that the poor people could get basic essential items on appropriate prices and the…

Uproar mars KP assembly proceedings

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The uproar mars Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly proceedings on Monday as the opposition members staged a protest in front of speaker dice over proroguing of the assembly session held on February 7, 2020. Leader of the Opposition, Akram Khan Durrani soon after recitation from the Holy Quran took the floor and alleged that…

Afghanistan

Afghan forces kill 5 militants in Takhar

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk TALUQAN: Five militants have been confirmed dead as clash erupted in Eshkamish district of the northern Takhar province on Monday, local police official Abdul Rashid said. The clash, according to the official, broke out after a group of the insurgents attacked local police checkpoints in Kata Qaroq area of the restive district early…

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Pilot hurts as chopper makes emergency landing

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: An Afghan army chopper made an emergency landing in the western Nimroz province on Monday, leaving a pilot injured, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. According to the statement, the MD-530 helicopter made an emergency landing in Khashrod district of the Nimroz province at 11:45 a.m. local time and only the…

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Nine homeless drug users shot dead in Afghan capital: Police

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Gunmen shot dead nine homeless drug users in the Kabul, officials said on Sunday, shining a light on chronic drug abuse in Afghanistan, which is the world’s biggest producer of opium. But the incident is also a rare case of apparently coordinated violence against addicts. The motive for the Saturday night attack…

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Turkish forces to remain in Afghanistan, says FM

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

KABUL (Agencies): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Mevlut Chavushoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey on the sideline of the 56th Munich Security Conference here morning and talked over expansion of economic and security partnership, peace process and deepening bilateral ties. The president lauded Turkey’s cooperation with Afghanistan during the past years…

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Leaders endorse a ‘parallel govt’ concept in case of fraudulent results

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Several prominent political figures endorsed a ‘parallel government’ concept in case the election results are not announced transparent. General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the First Vice President and a key political figure for the northern Afghan provinces warned of announcing a ‘parallel government’ led by Abdullah Abdullah if the election results are not…

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Afghanistan to reveal long-delayed polls results

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghanistan’s long-delayed results from its presidential elections will be announced within three to four days, an election commission official said, nearly five months after polls were held in the country. In December, the election commission announced that incumbent President Ashraf Ghani had won a slim majority of 50.64 percent in the September…

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Business

Production of nitrogen fertilizer grew by 4.88 per cent

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Fertilizers production including nitrogen and phosphate grew by 4.88 per cent and 4.93 per cent respectively during first half of current financial year as compared the production of corresponding period of last year. According the Provisional Quantum Index Numbers of Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (LSMI), over 1.606 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer…

Japan economy logs worst drop

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Japan’s economy suffered its worst quarterly contraction in more than five years at the end of 2019 after a tax hike and typhoons, according to official data on Monday. The nation’s gross domestic product in the three months to December shrank 1.6 percent from the previous quarter, before the novel coronavirus outbreak…

Weekly inflation recedes 0.21 per cent

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ended on February 13, for the combined consumption group, decreased by 0.38 percent as compared to the previous week. The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 130.85 points against 131.35…

Govt should revive agriculture sector with full force to overcome inflation

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Secretary General (Federal) of Businessmen Panel (BMP), Ahmad Jawad has said that the government needs to revive agriculture sector will full force to over the inflation caused due to various reasons that has gripped the country. In a statement issued here on Monday, Ahmad Jawad said that improving the agriculture sector and…

Business community urged to avail opportunity being extended under CPFTA-II

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Monday here jointly organized 2nd Phase of China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) wherein members of the KP business community were apprised about the Pak-China export potential to be covered under the agreement. Over 150 business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attended…

CanOlive becomes health partner of Karachi Kings

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Punjab Oil Mills Limited announced a new partnership of their famous brand CanOlive Cooking Oil with Karachi Kings for PSL V. CanOlive in now the official Health Partner of Karachi Kings for the 2020 edition of Pakistan’s premier T20 league. “We are very happy and excited to come in as Health Partners…

Sports

Sania recovers from calf injury

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

DUBAI (Agencies): Indian tennis star Sania Mirza will return to action at the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday after recovering from a calf injury which had cut short her campaign at the Australian Open in January. The 33-year-old Indian will pair up with her French partner Caroline Garcia and they face Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva and…

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Aisam, Inglot lift doubles trophy of New York Open Indoor ATP World Tennis Championship

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Anglo-Pak duo of Dominic Inglot and Aisam ul Haq won the doubles trophy at New York Open Indoor ATP World Tennis Championship played at the most unique and only black court indoor arena in Long Island. In an absolutely thrilling encounter they swatted aside the all American pair of Reilly Opelka…

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Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 71 runs in practice match

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 71 runs in the HBL PSL practice match at Moin Khan Cricket Academy Karachi. Batting first, Peshawar Zalmi set a target of 265 runs for the loss of just one wicket for Quetta Gladiators. Kamran Akmal and Imam Haq scored 62 and 62 while young Haider…

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350 artists to perform at PSL opening ceremony

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LAHORE (APP): As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 2020, which will be held on February 20 at Karachi’s National Stadium. The metropolitan city is expected to be set alight as artists from different music genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – will come together…

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FIH Hockey Junior World Cup in 2021

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

ISLAMABAD (APP): The next Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup would be held in Potchefstroom, South Africa, at the end of end of 2021. According to International Hockey Federation (FIH), the dates for the tournament would be determined later. It was the first time that the African continent would organize the pinnacle of junior hockey,…

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Du Plessis quits as South Africa skipper

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): Faf du Plessis announced on Monday that he was stepping down as South Africa’s cricket captain with immediate effect. Du Plessis, 35, said he needed to take “a step back” from the captaincy in order to help the emergence of the next generation of leaders under Quinton de Kock. De Kock led the…

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Fashion & Movies

Indian label Two Point Two makes catwalk debut at LFW

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: “Two Point Two is a genderless, anti-conformist, all-inclusive brand. We don’t cater to any particular gender or any particular size,” declared designer Anvita Sharma at London Fashion Week’s Fashion Scout. Some might say packing all that into a dress is a pretty big challenge, but this is something she clearly believes in.…

Adidas’ latest campaign shot in Saudi Arabia

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its iconic superstar sneakers, Adidas Originals decided to shoot its latest “Change is a Team Sport” campaign in Saudi Arabia. Featuring four talented women hailing from the Kingdom, the campaign images were photographed against the striking backdrop of the AlUla heritage site. For the campaign,…

350 artists to perform at PSL opening ceremony

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

LAHORE (APP): As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 2020, which will be held on February 20 at Karachi’s National Stadium. The metropolitan city is expected to be set alight as artists from different music genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – will come together…

Unchained melody: Traditional music revived as security improves

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk PESHAWAR: For years the distinctive twang of Pashtun music was drowned out by rattling gunfire and deafening explosions in Pakistan’s northwest. But, as security improves, a centuries-old tribal tradition is staging a comeback. Performances that once took place in secret are returning. Shops selling instruments are open and thriving again, while local broadcasters…

Venice Carnival starts with ‘traditional flight of the angel’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk VENICE: Each first Sunday of the carnival, a young woman chosen as “Marie” has the honour of performing the stunt Thousands of people, many dressed for a traditional masked ball, crowded into Saint Mark’s Square on Sunday to witness “the flight of the angel”, the opening event of the annual Venice Carnival. Each…

TV star Flack under pressure from ‘show trial’

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk London: The management team of British TV presenter Caroline Flack, who committed suicide on Saturday, has accused prosecutors of pursuing a “show trial” over domestic abuse claims against the “vulnerable” star. “In recent months Caroline had been under huge pressure because of an ongoing case and potential trial which has been well reported,”…

Science & Technology

Uber plans for ‘flaying taxi’ in future

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: It’s not a bird, nor a plane. But Uber’s new prototype vehicle unveiled Tuesday shows off its vision of the future of transportation — a “flying taxi” that aims to alleviate urban congestion. A model of Uber’s electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle concept (eVTOL) — a cross between a helicopter…

Drones to deliver meals in Dubai during Ramadan

By The Frontier Post | May 10, 2018

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai is all set to launch a campaign called “Their Suhour Is On Us” during the Holy Month! The campaign will deliver several suhoor meals to mosques by using drones and with the help of over 700 volunteers. According to Arab media report, the pre-dawn meals…

PTA to launch DIRBS systems for blocking stolen mobile phones in Pakistan  

By The Frontier Post | May 8, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is set to launch the mobile Devices Identification Registration and Blocking Regulations System (DIRBS) on Thursday. The DIRBS system would allow PTA to block blocked and stolen phones in use across Pakistan which would include ones with duplicate or non-standard identifiers. The launch ceremony for DIRBS is set to…

Smartphone makers offering devices with more memory to attract customers

By The Frontier Post | May 8, 2018

Monitoring Desk SEOUL/SINGAPORE: Investors in global chipmakers have had a rocky ride in the last few months on worries about a slowing smartphone market, but a clamor for more video content from consumers is underpinning buoyant sales for memory-chip makers. Indeed, the earnings reports of various chipmakers and smartphone companies in the past month tell a…

WhatsApp to allow advertisements on its platform claims Facebook

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: We may soon see ads on popular messenger WhatsApp. The parent company Facebook plans on opening up the WhatsApp more to advertisers. Moreover, Facebook had announced a redesign of Messenger at its developer conference earlier last week. The speculations around the messenger app would be showing ads grew after WhatsApp founder Jan…

Facebook privacy: Survey suggests continuing US loyalty

By The Frontier Post | May 7, 2018

NEW YOKR (BBC News): Most Facebook users in the US remain loyal, despite the recent data sharing scandal involving a political consultancy firm, a poll suggests. Facebook admitted last month that the data of 87 million users had been improperly shared with the UK-based firm, Cambridge Analytica. The Reuters/Ipsos survey found no clear loss or…

Health

Study finds lifting weights helps you live longer

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk It’s well-know that an active lifestyle and balanced diet will help you live a healthier and longer life, but it seems that strength training, specifically, is the key to living longer. According to a new study conducted by Penn State College of Medicine, lifting weights when aged 65 years or older can really…

Anti-polio drive kicks off across the country

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The nation-wide anti-polio campaign kicked-off today to vaccinate 39.6 million children under the age of five years against the disease, reported Radio Pakistan.  According to an official of the National Emergency Operations Centre, over 265,000 frontline polio workers are taking part in the campaign. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health…

Study suggests even light activity reduces risk of depression in young people

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Adolescents who sit for much of the day have a greater risk of depression by the time they reach adulthood, a UK study has found. Growing numbers of young people with depression and increased time spent sedentary could be two linked trends, researchers at University College London (UCL) believe. They found that…

Provincial government vows to eradicate polio

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Kazim Niaz, Minister for Finance & Health Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Minister for Information Technology Kamran Bangash inaugurated Feb round of anti-polio drive here on Friday in separate activities, reiterating strong will of the government for polio eradication and wiping out the menace that continues to hit…

Can flat head syndrome in babies be avoided?

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Warnings about the risk of sudden infant death syndrome have increased, which has added to mothers’ concern and made them more likely to lay their babies down to sleep on their backs, in keeping with medical advice. But do you worry, like many mothers, that the back of your infant’s head will…

Some car seats could endanger health over time

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists in the United States (US) said people who have a frequent, long commute  involving driving or being a passenger in a car may unknowingly be putting their health at risk. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal ‘Environment International’. The investigators from the University of California,…

Travel

COVID-19 outbreak: Japan may lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Japan could lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue in the January-March period due to international flight restrictions stemming from the new coronavirus outbreak, according to an estimate by a U.N. agency. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) attributed the estimate to reductions in Chinese air travelers, with the Chinese city of Wuhan…

Flight of fancy? Aviation industry tries to go green

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Monitoring Desk Singapore: From an emissions-reducing model jet that looks like something from a sci-fi movie to electric aircraft and sustainable fuel, the aviation industry is ramping up efforts to go green as consumer pressure grows. In an era when teen climate activist Greta Thunberg opts to travel on an eco-friendly boat and “flight-shaming” is…

Fraport to speed passengers through two Brazilian airports

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk RIO de JANEIRO: Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of their boarding pass. This will reduce queues and…

Malaysian states to consider pivot towards domestic tourism amid COVID-19 outbreak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk KUALA LUMPUR: With the Chinese government issuing a lockdown for more than 30 cities, some Malaysian states reliant on Chinese tourist dollars are looking at alternative markets. Mr Abdul Rashid Asari, the Selangor state executive councillor overseeing tourism told CNA that the state would be focusing on domestic tourism for now. This is…

China virus shakes Asian tourism

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: As a driver of one of Thailand’s renowned “tuktuk” motorized rickshaws, AmonchaiLaodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer. Since word of the new coronavirus spread from China last month, he’s seen his daily…

‘Completely dropped off’:Australia’s tourism industry braces for coronavirus crisis

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Ben Woodward has seen some difficult times in the tourism industry, but the Cairns operator says the coronavirus outbreak threatens to beat the lot. “As an industry, we’ve come through crisis situations before, there’s been Sars, there’s been the GFC, there’s been the pilot strike, but it is looking like one of…

Articles

Reduction in Violence Agreement

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Iqbal Khan The United States has secured a seven-day ‘reduction in violence’ truce with Taliban to help seek a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said on February 14. Concurrently, a Taliban official said that the group would begin a “reduction of violence” on the following day. The New York Times has…

Trump’s Afghanization policy

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Abdullah Muradoglu At the Munich Security conference, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. The US’s special representative to Afghanistan Zalmey Khalilzad also made an appearance at the meeting. According to reports, the ongoing peace negotiations between the U.S. and Taliban are expected to…

Is the GCC still fit for purpose?

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Yasser M. Dhouib With Saudi Arabia and the UAE increasingly using the GCC for their own ends, other Gulf countries are considering going a separate way. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman is not serving its purpose – alternatives are being pursued.…

Is Islamophobia on the rise in the UK?

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Abdul Rahman Al-Hussein In the shadows of the Brexit vote and a new movement toward nationalism, the U.K. has seen a significant increase in the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few years. Muslim women, in particular, bore the brunt of the recent hate crimes and many have resorted to wearing caps…

Ideological prejudice spreads virus in another form

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Zhong Sheng While the world is joining China’s efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus and rooting for the country with great warmth, some US politicians are smearing China again and again. They attacked on the country and its system and sowed discord between China and other countries. They sabotaged the bottom line of morality and…

Families of Kashmiris detained in far away Indian jails refuse to give up

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Shafaq Shah The kin of Kashmirs who are imprisoned indefinitely under a ‘black law’ are willing to lose everything in their fight for justice. Holding her son’s photo close to her chest, Haseena Begum is inconsolable. “Amir was asleep; they dragged him by his ears and took him away,” the 56-year-old tells a group of…

Editorial

Food security

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

The wide spread attacks on standing crops in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh by Locust Storms will have certainly damaged the output of cereals and other crops. The country is already confronted with food shortages, necessitating the import of wheat and sugar. The losses caused to wheat crop will be quite substantiation and supply…

Much awaited peace deal

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Media reports indicate that much awaited peace deal between the United States and the Taliban will be signed soon. Signing of peace agreement will pave the way for ending 18 years long war in Afghanistan and bring stability to the war ravaged country, if intra-Afghan dialogue process starts and culminate in broad-based political settlement acceptable…

Victimising medical fraternity

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Notices have issued to Trainee Medical Officers (TMOs) of Lady Reading Hospital to vacate their rooms in hostels for which each of them pays Rs.15, 000 as rent. Government provides this facility to the TMOs near the hospital to facilitate their round the clock presence for duty under the supervision of Pakistan College of Physician…

PM vision of Pakistan’s future

By The Frontier Post | February 17, 2020

Addressing Health Insurance Cards distribution ceremony for the deserving people at Governor’s House Lahore, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed optimism about Pakistan to become a great country in the  in the comity of nations and its people will enjoy great respect during visit and stay abroad. Prime Minister vowed to defeat the mafia who are…

Polio eradication

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

A five day extensive polio immunization campaign will start in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa from February 17 to immunize 6.7 million children in the age group up to five year across the province. As many as 29000 teams of lady health workers have been deputed for administering door-to-door to administer polio drops to children. Chief Secretary Dr.…

Agitating non-issues

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2020

Most often humorous remarks leaves pleasing effect on human mind but sometimes it sparks unnecessary fiery debate and may even lead to unintended repercussion. Out of humour, Prime Minister Imran Khan may have said that agitation politics of Maulana Fazalu Rehman aimed at toppling the popularly elected government fall wit in the purview Article-6 of…

Arts and Literature

You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy

By The Frontier Post | February 18, 2020

Monitoring Desk At work, we are taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We are not listening. And no one is listening to us. Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to…

How calligraphy became an integral part of Arab identity

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The Iraqi calligrapher WissamShawkat is sitting quietly at a cafe in Dubai, patiently explaining the intricacies of Arabic calligraphy. “In Latin the letters are separated,” he says. “In Arabic the word is connected, so that creates a lot of ligatures and adds a layer of beauty to the script. One of the…

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

By The Frontier Post | February 14, 2020

Monitoring Desk “The Forty Rules of Love,” written by Elif Shafak, is truly a life-changing book. I have found myself quoting and referencing it in daily life. The central theme of the book is Sufism and preaching the religion of love. The main character, Shams of Tabriz, is a wandering dervish, while Rumi is a…

Successful Aging by Daniel J. Levitin

By The Frontier Post | February 13, 2020

Monitoring Desk Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise. Daniel Levitin looks at the science behind what we all…

The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

By The Frontier Post | February 12, 2020

Monitoring Desk This is the thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the US win World War II — only to be forgotten by the country they served. In The Women with Silver Wings, historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck introduces us to these young women as they meet even-tempered, methodical Nancy Love and…

Never Enough by Judith Grisel

By The Frontier Post | February 11, 2020

Monitoring Desk Addiction is epidemic and catastrophic. With more than one in every five people over the age of 14 addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide. If we are not victims ourselves, we all know someone struggling with the merciless compulsion to alter their experience by changing how their…