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  • UN restores Islamabad’s status as family station for its international staff

    The International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) of the United Nations on Thursday announced that it will be restoring Islamabad’s status as a family station, effectively allowing UN personnel to travel with their families to Pakistan...

    A letter from the office of the ICSC chairperson, Larbi Djacta, notifying the development, states: "I, under the delegated authority of the Commission, discontinued the non-family status of the duty...
  • Capsule docks safely at International Space Station

    MOSCOW: A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts from the United States, Britain and Russia has docked successfully at the International Space Station...

    Nasa’s live broadcast from the Russian Mission Control showed the Soyuz spacecraft mooring smoothly at 8:33pm Moscow time at the space outpost on Tuesday about 6 hours after lifting off from Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan
  • Messi retires from international football

    EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America...

    The heartbroken Barcelona superstar was distraught after missing a spot-kick as Chile snatched victory in a penalty shoot-out – Messi’s fourth straight defeat in a major final while representing Argentina
  • Clues to weary Messi's shocking retirement from international football

    EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi's retirement from international football may have come as a shock to his many admirers but in hindsight there were plenty of clues that the Argentina superstar might call time on his career with the 'Albiceleste' sooner rather than later...

    The 29-year-old five-time FIFA world footballer of the year was left devastated on Sunday after suffering yet another traumatic near-miss with Argentina in the Copa...
  • ‘PCB bio-mechanics lab meets international standards’

    LAHORE: The head of Pakistan Cricket Board’s bio-mechanics laboratory, Prof Awais says that the facility meets all the required international standards to get accreditation with the International Cricket Council (ICC)...

    “According to our record, it is an international standard facility which fulfills all the laid down criteria to get affiliated with the ICC which can send its experts to check its necessary protocols,” Awais told APP...
  • ‘Return of Afghans should be in line with international principles’

    PESHAWAR: UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk has emphasised that voluntary return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan to their homeland should take place in line with international principles...

    Talking to journalists here after visiting Voluntary Repatriation Centre (VRC) Chamkani on Thursday, he said that it was extremely important that return should take place in line with fundamental, international and...
  • Gandhara International University gets green light

    TAXILA: The government plans to establish the Gandhara International University in Taxila, in an effort to revive the 3,000-year-old Buddhist university of ancient Taxila and make Pakistan a centre for interfaith harmony and Buddhism studies...

    The chairperson of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) as well as the steering committee of the project, Siddiqul Farooque, told Dawn that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had formally approved the...
  • Pakistan enjoy satisfying day in international badminton event

    ISLAMABAD: Home players Anjum Bashir, Shoaib Riaz, Awais Zahid, Murad Ali, Amir Saeed were among early winners in the On the opening day of Pakistan International Series Badminton Tournament that stared at the Pakistan Sports Board’s Liaquat Gymnasium here on Thursday ...

    More than 30 foreign players are among a lot of 70 from 10 countries who are competing in the event that ends on Sunday
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