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UN-backed task force set up to reduce risks of flying over conflict zones -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (APP): In the wake of the recent downing of a Malaysia airlines plane over eastern Ukraine, the United Nations and its partners have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the right time."


Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (APP): Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict, the United Nations and the United States announced, allowing for both sides to begin talks on a longer-term ceasefire.


Pakistan stresses strengthening peacekeeping and global and regional partnerships -
UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (APP): Pakistan has called for strengthening partnerships between global and regional organizations in the field of peacekeeping to enable the international community to respond more quickly and effectively to violent conflict and promote solutions.


Washington conference explores Pakistan's options to meet exponential energy needs -
WASHINGTON, July 31 (APP): Pakistan's energy crisis could best be addressed through a holistic approach integrating immediate improvement in current generation and supply systems with judiciously planned exploitation of diverse sources, top experts emphasized at a one-day conference.


Deadly shelling of another UN school in Gaza draws condemnation -
UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (APP): As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on Wednesday, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians.


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ISLAMABAD, Jul 30 (APP): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the 20 teams that will be competing in the Hockey competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month.
 
Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 29 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
 
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Chinese Muslims celebrate Ramadan PDF Print E-mail
BEIJING, July 21 (APP): As elsewhere around the world, in China more than 20 million Muslims on Friday marked the first day of Holy month of Ramadan as they were enjoying freedom of religion across the country.In the 600-year-old Dongguan Mosque, located in Xining, provincial capital of northwest China’s Qinghai province, tens of thousands of Muslims gathered  to attend the morning prayer on Friday.“The month of Ramadan is the greatest and most revered month for Muslims and the prayer on the first day is also extremely important,” Xinhua news quoted Ma Yongliang, who runs a logistics company in Xining city.Han Jing, 17, said she would get up at 3 a.m. every morning during Ramadan to prepare food for her family.Han said she would stay with other women at home, while the men would go to the mosque during the month. Observing fast, she believes that’s the best way to get blessing of Allah.Ma insists to pray five times every day, and follows the business rules of integrity and trustworthiness according to Islam.“We have been abiding with the sermons of the Koran for centuries.Although our lives have undergone rapid changes, we still hold strong faith,” Ma said.Thanks to the support of the Chinese government, the ethnic groups in the impoverished western areas have developed their dominant industries in recent years, slowly eradicating poverty.
 

     

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