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Pakistan to host 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad -
KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov 26 (APP): Pakistan will host the 19th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Islamabad.


PM urges ‘dispute-free South Asia’ with joint fight against poverty, illiteracy, diseases -
app14-26kathmandu.jpgKATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov 26 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said his vision for the region was of a’dispute-free South Asia’ where, instead of fighting against one another, the countries jointly fought poverty, illiteracy, diseases,malnourishment and unemployment.


18th SAARC Summit begins -
KATHMANDU, NEPAL, Nov 26 (APP): The 18th South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit kicked off Wednesday as leaders of the eight members states got together here at the capital of Nepal to find ways to make the regional grouping more viable and effective.


Israe’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘contrary to international law’:UN -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (APP): The Israeli Government’s use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two United Nations experts said Tuesday, adding that the practice “which targets Palestinian homes in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory” is a violation of human rights law.


SAARC Summit kicks off on Wednesday with hopes for closer regional integration -
KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov 25 (APP): The 18th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Conference (SAARC) will kick off in the Nepalese capital on Wednesday with hopes that the 30 decades old regional alliance finally makes some headway and fulfills the hopes of its billion and half impoverished population.


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Two-member SFP to participate in Alpine Training Camp
ISLAMABAD, Nov 26 (APP): A two-member contingent of Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) has departed to Austria for participation in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Training Camp.
 
Sajjad, Hamza sailed in IBSF World Snooker knockout rounds
KARACHI, Nov 25 (APP): Pakistan duo of Muhammad Sajjad and Hamza Akbar all advanced in the knockout rounds of IBSF World Snooker Championship after winning their league matches Monday night.
 
Kenya to play five one-dayers against Pakistan "A"
KARACHI, Nov 25 (APP): The Kenyan cricket team is due to arrive in Pakistan on December 11 to play a five-match one-day series against Pakistan "A", Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday.
 
Mehran clinches Squash Championship trophy
ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Mehran Javed thumped Mansoor Zaman in the final of the Squash Championship played at Hashim Khan Squash Complex, Peshawar.
 
Pakistan to host 5th BCWC
ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Pakistan on Tuesday was awarded the hospitality to host the 5th edition of the Cricket World Cup for the Blind to take place in 2018.
 
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Obama picks Hagel as Defense Secretary, Brennan as CIA Chief PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (APP):  President Barack Obama has decided to nominate former Republican senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense and his first-term counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan  as head of the Central Intelligence Agency, the White House said. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Hagel would replace current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Brennan would fill the vacancy left open by sudden departure of David Petraeus after revelation of an extramarital affair.
 

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