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Saleh vows to defend Yemenis

SANAA – Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed to defend his people on Friday as he hailed a massive show of support on the streets of Sanaa, in a brief address to crowds outside his palace.
“I pledge… to sacrifice myself for the people, with my blood and with everything I hold dear,” Saleh said, thanking his supporters inside and outside Yemen in the face of two months of escalating protests calling for his ouster.

‘Black Swan’ bosses defend Portman

Bosses at movie company Fox Searchlight have issued a statement to address the growing criticisms of Natalie Portman’s Oscar-winning role in ‘Black Swan.’ The star scooped the Best Actress Academy Award for her turn as unstable dancer Nina in the film last month, but has since faced claims a body double was used for most of the complicated ballet dancing scenes.
The stand-in – American Ballet Theatre dancer Sarah Lane – has fuelled the speculation by telling, “Of the full body

Muslims should actively defend Pakistan: Munib

LAHORE – Muslims should actively defend Islam instead of passing resolutions against the US and the West, Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufit Munibur Rehman said on Saturday. He was addressing a seminar titled, “Integrity of Pakistan and our responsibilities” at the Jamia Naeemia. Munib said that lawlessness is reigning supreme and rulers are present everywhere but government is nowhere. “In such circumstances, who can give the assurance of the integrity of the country,” he asked.

Malik vows to defend country against terrorists

ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday vowed to defend the country against terrorists. Addressing a ceremony held at the police lines for paying tributes to the martyrs of Islamabad Police, the interior minister said that the terrorists were trying to destabilize the country. “We are the best… we will continue to be the best and the government would also continue its efforts for safeguarding the country,” Malik said while addressing the heirs of the martyrs of

Beat ’em to a pulp, and defend CM House at any cost

KARACHI – No teaching activities will take place in any educational institution in Sindh, while college-based teachers’ associations of Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa will observe a black day and hoist black flags on college buildings to protest the brutality meted out to college teachers in Sindh, announced Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) representatives during a press conference on Tuesday.
The boycott of all teaching activities follows the

Contador vows to defend himself to the end

PUIGPUNYENT – Tour de France champion Alberto Contador plans to appeal against the provisional one-year ban handed down to him by the Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) for failing a doping test.
“I do not agree with the (RFEC’s preliminary) resolution at all,” an emotional Contador told a news conference on Friday, adding that he had no plans to retire from cycling as he had threatened to do if he was punished. “You have to remember this is just a proposal and I will work as hard

Roddick back to defend Brisbane title

BRISBANE – American Andy Roddick will put behind him a season dogged by illness to launch the new year with the defence of his Brisbane International title starting on Sunday. Roddick, 28, believes he is finally his old self again after fighting a bout of mononucleosis, an infectious viral illness, which restricted him to just two titles in 2010.
The 2003 US Open champion and three-time Wimbledon finalist flew into Brisbane four days before the other tournament top seeds to

Govt will defend ISI in US lawsuit

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday said it would fight a US lawsuit against the ISI as well as its present and past directors general.
“The government of Pakistan has taken a firm decision to strongly contest the suit filed against the ISI, its present and past directors general,” Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said. “The government of Pakistan and its embassy in Washington shall defend the legal suit on behalf of the ISI and its directors general fully and properly.”

KP Assembly vows to defend blasphemy law

PESHAWAR – All parties were on the same page on the floor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly on Thursday against any possible attempts to amend the Blasphemy Law.
Responding to points raised by opposition members, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti said the ruling parties would be a step ahead of religious parties to protect the Blasphemy Law.
“The entire House members will be on roads to mark protest if someone attempted to amend the law,” Hoti

Navy ready to defend boxing title

LAHORE: Pakistan Navy will defend their boxing title in the 31st National Games at Amaan Ullah boxing stadium, Peshawar. The Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) has announced the schedule for the competition. The event will start from December 26 and end on the 30th. Olympian referee judge Ali Akber Shah Qadri has been appointed the technical delegate while AIBA Three Star referee judge Ghulam Hussain Patni will look after the event as chairman jury. Dr. Amjad Rahim will act as an

Haider will be given a chance to defend himself

LAHORE : The Pakistan Cricket Board has made it clear that Pakistan’s runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider would be given a chance to defend his position before the board considers any disciplinary action. Haider deserted the Pakistan team on the morning of the fifth and final ODI against South Africa in UAE and fled to England seeking asylum over death threats from an unknown person.
“The board will decide on how to deal with the Zulqarnain issue on the basis of the findings

Pakistan to defend its troops at UNSC today

ISLAMABAD
At meeting of the UN Security Council in New York today (Tuesday), Pakistan will defend its position against allegations that its troops had violated the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls on all parties to an armed conflict to protect women against all forms of abuses.
An official source privy to the development, told Pakistan Today that some NGOs had alleged that Pakistani troops fighting outlaws in troubled areas had violated the provisions of the

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