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Modi’s anti-democratic, fascist ideology biggest threat to regional peace: PM

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the world was acknowledging the anti-democratic and fascist ideology being imposed in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) and in mainland India. In a tweet, featuring the cover of The Economist, the prime minister said the fascist ideology of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was…

Woman injured as India resorts to unprovoked shelling across LoC

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report CHIRIKOT: A woman was injured in Azad Kashmir due to unprovoked shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian border forces on Saturday, reported the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). A statement from the ISPR said Indian border forces deliberately targeted the civilian population at the Chirikot Sector. “A 21 year old woman…

Pakistan offers assistance to quake-hit Turkey

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

ISLAMABAD (AA): Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a phone call on Saturday to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu offered his country’s assistance in the rescue operation in quake-hit areas of Turkey. “Qureshi conveyed the deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on behalf of the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and…

Babar, Hafeez shine as Pakistan clinch T20I series against Bangladesh

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): It might not matter this sort of game is worlds removed from anything Pakistan will have thrown at them in the upcoming T20 World. The conditions will be different, the pressure higher, the tension sharper. They will be content to draw comfort from snapping back into the team who put these performances…

ECP admits plea seeking Vawda’s disqualification over ‘false affidavit’

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) admitted on Saturday an application, seeking disqualification of Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for allegedly submitting a false affidavit before the election authority. A petitioner had approached the ECP earlier this week in the wake of a news report that claimed that Vawda had…

Turkey quake kills at least 22, rescuers dig for survivors

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

ELAZIG (Reuters): The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Saturday, as rescuers searched for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. The magnitude 6.8 quake late Friday shook Elazig province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by 401 aftershocks, 14 of…

Global

Gunfight in Kashmir kills 3 militants

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

SRINAGAR (AA): At least three militants were killed in a gunfight with Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the army and police said Saturday. Vijay Kumar, a senior police officer, told reporters that the gunfight broke out during a search operation in Ariparigam village of Pulwama district, a militancy stronghold in southern Kashmir. He said…

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India fails to get Republic Day protest banned in London

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

LONDON (Monitoring Desk): India has failed to get the Republic Day protest banned in London on 26 January by a group of Kashmiris and Sikhs coming together to demand freedom from India. The protest on Sunday is being orgaised by Tehreek-e -Kashmir UK and World Sikh Parliament outside Indian High Commission at noon. After the…

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Artillery shells kill 2 Rohingya women in Myanmar

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

YANGON, Myanmar (AA): At least two Rohingya women were killed after artillery shells hit a village in the Myanmar’s western Rakhine state on Friday, according to media reports and a lawmaker. Narinjara, a local news service, reported that two Rohingya women, 18 and 28, were killed and eight villagers injured when the shells landed in…

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Malaysia, Pakistan condole with quake-hit Turkey

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR/ ISLAMABAD (AA): Malaysia and Pakistan on Saturday extended condolences to Turkey over the loss of lives caused by a powerful earthquake on Friday evening. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the earthquake that struck Turkey, resulting in the loss of lives and injuries, and damage to buildings,” said Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister…

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Iran nuclear deal meeting postponed until February

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

BRUSSELS (AA): Parties to the Iran nuclear deal will meet in February because more expert-level discussions are necessary, EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell announced Friday. The European members of the pact – the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, also known as E3 – triggered the dispute resolution mechanism Jan. 14 after Iran decided to…

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Two cases of coronavirus reported in France

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

PARIS (AA): The first two confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus have been detected in France, Health Minister Agnès Buzyn said Friday. One has been confirmed in Paris and one in Bordeaux. Both patients are currently in the hospital. The patients had recently traveled from China, the site of what the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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Pakistan

Party Funding Case: PM Imran challenges IHC decision in Supreme Court

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has challenged the Islamabad High Court decision with regard to the PTI membership of Akbar S. Babar in the Supreme Court, on Saturday. The prime minister has challenged the IHC decision as the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The petition in the apex court said that Akbar S.…

Met dept predicts fresh spell of rain, snowfall in Gilgit-Baltistan

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report SKARDU: Fresh spell of rain and snowfall in Gilgit-Baltistan is expected to continue till Monday. Snowfall recorded in Skardu, Astore, Kalam, Bagrote and Gupis during past 24 hours. The lowest minimum temperature in Pakistan reported in Skardu on Saturday (today) with minus 20°Celsius, Pakistan Meteorological Department said. According to reports, in upper areas…

Pakistan eye to seal three-match T20I series against Bangladesh today

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: After winning the first Twenty20 International (T20I) by five wickets, Pakistan are eyeing to seal the three-match series against Bangladesh by winning the second contest on Saturday (today) at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore (GSL). The game is scheduled to begin at 02:00 PM. Spectators in large numbers are expected to witness the…

President Alvi formally appoints Sikandar Sultan Raja as CEC

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Friday formally appointed former bureaucrat Sikandar Sultan Raja as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) for five years. A notification issued by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs said President Alvi made the appointments under Article 213 and 215 of the Constitution. In a separate notification, the president also appointed…

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Senators express concern over Alice Wells statement

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan Friday assured Senate that electricity supplies to the snow affected areas would be restored at the earliest. He was responding to Senator Siraj ul Haq who earlier told the house that electricity supplies were disrupted, roads were blocked and medicines were not available…

Afghanistan

Afghan politicians meet in Kabul to discuss peace amid Doha talks

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News): Prominent political figures on Saturday gathered in Kabul to discuss the participation of all the country’s political factions in the peace process. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Abdullah said that no one should strive to obstruct the peace process for his personal agenda and should instead work on creating a consensus…

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More aid needed, not less, after peace deal: World Bank’s Kerali

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (TOLO News):World Bank’s Country Director for Afghanistan Henry Kerali on Saturday said that Afghanistan will still need funds from the international community even if there is a peace deal in the country. Speaking to TOLOnews, Mr. Kerali said that the bank has been working to secure international financial aid for Afghanistan during the peace…

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Operation on Qaisari’s house was illegal: Probe team

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): Members of the fact-finding team investigating the operation by Afghan security forces on the house of Nizamuddin Qaisari in Balkh announced that the operation was illegal. In December 2019 Qaisari’s house in Mazar-e-Sharif city was besieged and assaulted by Afghan security forces, which led to the killing of seven of Qaisari’s guards…

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IECC criticized for delayed rulings on appeals

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said that another twelve days will be needed to assess the appeals filed by the campaign teams. These appeals were filed against the initial decisions made by the IECC branch offices in the provinces. This comes as the deadline for the assessments of the appeals ends…

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Govt monitoring passengers at airports for Coronavirus

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): The Ministry of Public Health has taken “monitoring measures” in the country’s airports to prevent the outbreak of a new lethal virus that so far has killed at least 41 people in China. An outbreak of “coronavirus” began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. So far it has infected more than…

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Logar activist Mahmoudi flees country: Lawyer

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

KABUL (Tolo News): Mohammad Mussa Mahmoudi, the head of Logar’s civil society who last year released a report of sexual abuse of over 390 children and youth in Logar province, has fled the country over security threats. Mahmoudi has left Afghanistan for a “temporary period due to security threats,” his defense lawyers said . Last…

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Business

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…

FPCCI, PCDMA agree on joint struggle

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Anjum Nisar, President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), has agreed on joint efforts with the Pakistan Chemicals and Dyes Merchants Association (PCDMA) to resolve the problems facing commercial importers on a priority basis. while meeting with the delegation led by PCDMA Chairman and former Director Karachi…

Fiat Chrysler asks US court to toss out GM racketeering claims

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters): Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) on Friday urged a federal judge to throw out a General Motors Co’s (GM.N) lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler of racketeering and bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union to put GM at a multibillion dollar labor cost disadvantage. Fiat Chrysler’s motion to dismiss GM’s civil racketeering…

Owners of DC Solar that caused loss for Buffett plead guilty

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters): The husband-and-wife owners of DC Solar, a California solar company that caused Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) to take a $377 million charge last year, pleaded guilty on Friday to involvement in an estimated $912 million Ponzi scheme. Jeff Carpoff, 49, pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire…

Gold prices reach Rs 90,300 per tola

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: Gold prices in local market increased by Rs150 and traded at Rs90,300/tola, according to the All Sindh Saraf Jewellers Association. Similarly, the rate of 10 grams gold moved up by Rs 128 to Rs77,418. In the international market, bullion rates rose by $5 to $1,559/ounce. Jewellers claimed prices in the local market…

RDIF chief praises Saudi reforms, says Bezos hacking story is ‘Fake News’

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk DAVOS: One of Saudi Arabia’s biggest investment partners has reassured the global community about doing business in the Kingdom and ridiculed the Jeff Bezos accusations of phone hacking. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), told…

Sports

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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If India skip Asia Cup, Pakistan won’t play 2021 T20 World Cup: PCB

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

LAHORE (Web Desk): Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan has dismissed reports that Pakistan has given up its hosting rights of the T20 Asia Cup. In fact, he has bartered that if India would not turn up for the Asia Cup, then Pakistan could also refuse to participate in the 2021 T20 World…

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Kemp cruises past Powell to win 60m at Boston Grand Prix

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

BOSTON (AFP): Demek Kemp stormed past former two-time 100m world record holder Asafa Powell to win the 60 meter race at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday. Kemp clocked a winning time and personal best of 6.50 seconds to edge out fellow American Keitavious Walter, who posted a time of 6.61. The 37-year-old Powell…

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Ben Stokes fined for altercation with fan

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been fined 15% of his match fee for an altercation with a spectator on day one of the fourth Test in South Africa. He was also given one demerit point, which will sit on his disciplinary record for 24 months, by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Stokes, 28,…

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Tiger roars into contention for record 83rd US PGA win

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

SAN DIEGO: Tiger Woods charged into contention for a record-setting 83rd all-time US PGA title on Saturday, shooting a three-under par 69 as he chases a ninth career victory at Torrey Pines. Woods began the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open six strokes adrift of leader Ryan Palmer, but stood on seven-under 209 after…

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Fashion & Movies

Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston likely to be appeared together at Oscars ceremony

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: Hollywood’s dashing star Brad Pitt has left behind all the big names as he continues  the winning streak on the awards circuit for his supporting turn in  his recent hit ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’.  Pitt, who has been under spotlight for his appearances with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston at several…

Actress Meera plans to join politics

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Film Actress Meera says due to the absence of a good team her indented to construct a hospital still remains undone. While talking to journalists at the Art Council of Pakistan, Karachi Meera said she’s hopeful for the future of the Pakistan film industry as good films are being produced and also…

Indian TV actress Sejal Sharma commits suicide

By The Frontier Post | January 25, 2020

Monitoring Desk MUMBAI: Indian TV actor Sejal Sharma has allegedly committed suicide, Indian media reported early on Saturday morning. The actor was best known for her character of Simmi Khosla in Indian TV drama Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji. The reason behind Sejal’s suicide is not yet confirmed. According to Indian police, Sejal, whose family…

Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Only The Young’ ready to rule fans’ heart

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Taylor Swift, a US pop superstar, has recorded the latest track for her upcoming Netflix documentary, ‘Miss Americana’. The song ‘Only The Young’, which was co-written and co-produced with Joel Little for the “Lover” album, is set to hit the streaming service on January 31. “Miss Americana” is a Lana Wilson-directed…

Oscars 2020 confirms Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina, Mahershala Ali as presenters

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: The Oscars has booked its first four presenters for its upcoming 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony and they’re all last year’s winners, will be giving the show some sheen. As per its tradition the Academy invites back its last year’s A-listers stars to pass the baton to new winners. This year,…

Gippy Grewal wants to work with Mehwish Hayat

By The Frontier Post | January 23, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Indian actor-singer Gippy Grewal has expressed wish to work with Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat. In a statement, the actor said ‘Punjab Nahi Jaongi’ is his favourite film and hoped to meet Mehwish Hayat in Pakistan. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is my favourite singer, he told. Gippy further thanked Pakistanis for their hospitality…

Science & Technology

LA Hyperloop tunnel to be uncovered in December: Musk 

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AFP): Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ultra high-speed transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles in early December with free test rides to the public, the entrepreneur announced. “The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk said on Twitter late Sunday night. “Opens Dec 10.” Responding to comments on Twitter, Musk said there would be…

Dyson chooses Singapore for new electric car plant

By The Frontier Post | October 24, 2018

LONDON (BBC News): Dyson, the UK-based company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has chosen to build its new electric car in Singapore. The company will break ground on its new factory in Singapore later this year with the first car scheduled to roll off the production line in 2021. Dyson said the decision was…

Google introduces new floating keyboard

By The Frontier Post | October 23, 2018

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Google has introduced a floating keyboard to Gboard and it makes multitasking significantly more convenient. Google added the feature to Gboard version 7.6 and it went live on October 19, according to 9 to5 Google. You can find the new feature by tapping on Gboard’s Google icon and then tapping the overflow menu.…

YouTube updates Video Embeds Feature

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2018

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: YouTube recently launched a new update to its website a few days back that allowed users to Watch Videos & Browse YouTube at the Same Time. Now YouTube videos are getting another major update that will make your overall YouTube experience better. Now YouTube is making it easier for users to Subscribe…

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey

By The Frontier Post | October 20, 2018

BERLIN (AP): Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. An Ariane 5 rocket is scheduled to lift the uncrewed spacecraft into orbit from French Guiana shortly before midnight, the start of a…

Japan’s NTT Docomo to release world’s thinnest phone

By The Frontier Post | October 19, 2018

Monitoring Desk TOKYO: The world’s thinnest and lightest phone weighs 47 grams and has a 2.8 inch screen and will be released next month. Now you can carry your business card and your cell phone in the same holder. This new phone, made by Kyocera, will be released by Japan’s NTT Docomo Inc in November.…

Health

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…

WHO says coronavirus outbreak not a ‘global emergency’

By The Frontier Post | January 24, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: After detailed deliberations on the new coronavirus virus on Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) appreciated the measures taken by the Chinese government and announced that “it has not yet become a global health emergency”. The respiratory virus has claimed 18 lives since emerging from a seafood and animal market in the…

Travel

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…

Eight Indian tourists die in Nepal

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk KATHMANDU: Eight Indian tourists including four children died of suspected suffocation in a hotel in Nepal on Tuesday, police said, after trying to keep warm by using a gas heater during the night. The victims were staying in Daman, a hill resort south of Kathmandu which is known for its panoramic views of…

Articles

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…

It’s time to end ‘Honor’ killing

By The Frontier Post | January 22, 2020

Lamia Sameen Malik “O beware my Lord of Jealousy…” as Lago utters these words it sets off a chain of events that leads to Othello murdering Desdemona. Our world is full of Lago’s variants. Some do it for jealousy, others pride, and many just to find ‘acceptance’ in other people’s eyes. Honor killing is a…

CAA-NRC ripping apart India’s societal fabric

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Iqbal Khan India’s recent politico-legal actions like National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Supreme Court’s decision on Babri Masjid, revocation of Article 370 etc. are having telling effects on societal fabric of India. Entire World is watching the behaviour India’s State institutions with regard to a long overdue correction. On domestic…

Editorial

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.…

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…

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…

Piecemeal approach

By The Frontier Post | January 26, 2020

Contrary to the high expectations of business community and independent economists, PTI government could not succeed to give workable short term and long term policies in the domain of economy, be it industrial policy, trade policy or agriculture policy. Trade policy for boosting exports and discouraging unnecessary imports does not revolve around one or two…

Arts and Literature

“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…

The Age of Hiroshima

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2020

Monitoring Desk Authors: Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry On Aug. 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city’s destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war…