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  • Little Afghan Messi fan not giving up on meeting idol

    KABUL: The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet's heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he told AFP Friday...

    Murtaza Ahmadi travelled with his family to Kabul this week to receive two jerseys autographed by Messi and presented to the young fan by UNICEF
  • Bethlehem fetes Palestinian Arab Idol singing hero

    BETHLEHEM: Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated in Bethlehem after a young singer from the occupied West Bank city became the second Palestinian to win the Arab Idol television song contest...

    He became the second Palestinian to win the contest after Mohammed Assaf, who was raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, won Arab Idol against all odds aged 23 in 2013...

  • 'Idol' singers — Japan's obsession with minor girls

    She is a so-called “idol” singer, common in Japan, where rights groups have complained that society's sometimes permissive view of the sexualisation of young girls puts minors at risk...

    Idol Tama Himeno, who has performed on stage since the age of 16, says the men attending her shows worship the performers and crave communication with young girls that they cannot get elsewhere...

  • Pakistan guns to complete China FTA by December

    KARACHI: The government has asked China to expedite the second Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and conclude the process by December, a senior official of the commerce ministry told Dawn on Monday...

    Pakistan now hopes to have a final agreement to sign before the end of the year...

  • Shaharyar optimistic about Pakistan-India Test series in December

    NEW DELHI: Pakistan wants to host the first bilateral Test tour by India in eight years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday after meeting Indian board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata...

    “We want to resume India-Pakistan series in the UAE,” Khan told reporters after a meeting with BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata on Sunday...

  • Pakistan to launch volleyball league in December

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) is all set to launch the first edition of its professional volleyball league by the end of this year, PVF chairman Chaudhry Yaqoob said in a statement on Monday...

    “We have almost finalised plans for our very own professional league and it is expected to be launched in December this year,” Yaqoob told APP...

  • ‘Remember, remember the sixteenth of December’

    Belying the impression that the country has forgotten about the Army Public School martyrs, the second day of the Islamabad Literature Festival opened with an interaction with students and teachers from the ill-fated Peshawar institution...

    Students recounted their horror and helplessness, while teachers narrated the struggle to restore normalcy in the lives of children whose innocence had forever been shattered
  • Ogra proposes increase in petrol, diesel prices by December

    20 per litre in the prices of petrol and high-speed diesel (HSD), respectively, for December...

    An Ogra official said the regulator had calculated the prices on the basis of imports made by Pakistan State Oil (PSO) in November and notified the general sales tax (GST) and petroleum levy rates on all products...

  • NAB probe against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi closed in December

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) wrapped up in December an inquiry conducted for 17 months against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his alleged role in awarding a Rs220 billion contract for the import and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2013...

    The government authorised the Pakistan State Oil to procure LNG on behalf of the SSGCL...

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