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UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in "the strongest terms" the attack on a mosque in eastern Iraq, and called on all Iraqi authorities to ensure that the incident is properly investigated and its perpetrators held to account.


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UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 (APP): Reacting to reports that a Russian aid convoy crossed on Friday the Ukrainian border without Kiev's permission, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all sides to continue to work together to ensure that humanitarian supplies reach those most in need.


Death toll in Syria civil war over 191,000: UN -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (APP): The number of people killed in Syria is double the number documented a year ago, the U.N. human rights chief Friday announced, criticizing the international community for failing to stop the “killers, destroyers and torturers” that have torn the country apart.


Pakistan urges UNSC to make full use of diplomacy for resolution of conflicts -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (APP): At the United Nations Security Council today Pakistan urged the Council to make full use of the preventive diplomacy tools at its disposal under Chapter VI "especially mediation, arbitration, inquiry, judicial settlement, involvement of regional organizations,the Secretary General's good offices" to defuse tensions and  to resolve conflicts that were simmering just below the surface but threaten to explode.


US favors dialogue, peaceful expression of view -
WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (APP): The United States thinks there needs to be a political dialogue, in the face of marches by Opposition parties in Islamabad, and it also favors peaceful expression of view, the State Department said Thursday.



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Jessica stars in Australian win over Pakistan women in Ist ODI
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Pak delegation in China to attend Asian Beach Games PDF Print E-mail
BEIJING, June 15 (APP): A Pakistani delegation led by Sindh Minister for Sports Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah is these days visiting China to attend the Asian Beach Games. The inauguration of the 3rd Asian Beach Games will be held in Haiyang, a coastal city in Shandong province on Saturday. Dr. Shah, who is also the President of Sind Olympic Association told media on arrival here from Pakistan on Thursday that besides attending the inauguration ceremony, the delegation would also observe the system, infrastructure and other arrangements made for the Beach games, as Sindh Government is planning to hold this kind of sports activities at national level.

He said that we have planned to hold the event next year.
“Firstly we would hold the event at national level and later in  coming years to organize at Asian Level”, said Dr. Shah.
The Secretary General of Sindh Olympic Association Ahmed Ali Rajput is already in Yaiyang, he said.
Minister Shah pointed out that he is visiting China on the  directives of IOC (International  Olympic  Committee) following  recommendations from Pakistan Olympic Association.
Rajput told APP from Haiyang that  around 30 players from Pakistan are also participating in three events, namely  Kabbadi, Hand Ball and Sailing.
Over 45 countries are taking part in week-long competitions that will come to close on June 22, said Rajput.
Haiyang, a coastal city in the peninsula province of Shandong in eastern China, is strategically located in the center of the prime tourist trio of Qingdao, Yantai, and Weihai.
It is also famous for its extensive sea beaches, national forest parks and wetland reserves.
On December 2, 2006 the Olympic Council of Asia in Doha announced the selection of Haiyang as the host city for 2012 Asian Beach Games.
 

     

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