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  • Music Mela — a feast for music lovers

    ISLAMABAD: The manicured green lawns of the National Art Gallery were the venue for the three-day Second Annual Music Mela that started on Friday night...

    “The idea is to encourage live music, provide platform to talented musicians, and make the show bigger next year and the years to follow,” said Project Coordinator, FACE, Mehnaz Perveen explaining how this year a day-long Movie Festival had been included to promote films...

  • Music critics wonder: did television kill the classical music star?

    Kicking off yesterday on a breezy evening, the I Am Karachi Music Festival saw thin attendance at the Music Dialogues...

    These are two-day discussions that deal with copyright and recording issues as well as tracing the relationship between music and society, and are a lead up to I Am Karachi's live musical performances due to be held this weekend...

  • ‘Shakir Ali Museum to hold dance, music workshops soon’

    LAHORE: Shakir Ali Museum is scheduled to soon introduce workshops on dance, music and visual art, Director Amna Pataudi told Dawn in an exclusive chat...

    “The doors of Shakir Ali Museum are open for the promotion of classical and folk dances woven deep into the dance traditions of this region...

  • 16 Turkish troops killed, 6 wounded in Kurdish attack

    ANKARA: Turkey's military announced Monday that 16 soldiers were killed and six others wounded in a Kurdish rebel attack against troops in southeast Turkey a day earlier...

    Rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Sunday detonated roadside improvised explosive devices near the village of Daglica, in the mainly-Kurdish Hakkari province which borders Iran and Iraq, targeting soldiers who were traveling in a convoy on a mission to...

  • Turkey pounds Kurdish bases after Ankara bombing

    ANKARA: Turkish warplanes pounded Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq Monday, the day after a suicide car bomb tore through downtown Ankara killing at least 36 people, the third attack on the capital in five months...

    The fact that extremists were able to strike again in the heart of the capital, so close to so many sensitive buildings and so soon after February's attack will raise questions about Turkey's ability to deal with the...

  • Pro-Kurdish MPs stopped from going to Turkish town

    IDIL (Turkey): Turkish security forces stopped a group of pro-Kurdish politicians on Thursday from marching to a town where they say a week-long curfew has triggered a humanitarian crisis and killed 21 civilians...

    Cizre, near Turkey’s borders with Syria and Iraq, has become the latest flashpoint in two months of deepening violence in the mainly Kurdish southeast...

  • Turkey slams US ‘hypocrisy’ for backing Kurdish militia in Syria

    ANTALYA: Turkey on Friday accused the United States of hypocrisy after US commandos in Syria were pictured supporting a major ground offensive led by a Kurdish militia branded a terror group by Ankara...

    Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was “unacceptable” that US troops had been seen in images taken by an AFP photographer wearing insignia of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)...

  • Pakistan throws support behind Iraq govt, opposes Kurdish referendum

    Iraqi Kurds backed independence from Baghdad in a referendum held on Sept 25, alarming Ankara as it faces a separatist insurgency from its own Kurdish minority...

    Kurdish officials have said that they can withstand an economic blockade — threatened by Turkey and the central government — because they are self-sufficient in terms of power generation and fuel supply, and they also have fertile agricultural land...

  • Turkey, Iran, Iraq concerned over Kurdish referendum

    ANKARA: Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Thursday...

    “In the meeting, the three ministers emphasised that the referendum will not be beneficial for the Kurds and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), and agreed, in this regard, to consider taking counter-measures in coordination,” the statement said......

  • Erdogan warns of ‘ethnic war’ risk over Iraqi Kurdish independence

    In his latest barrage of warnings to Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani, Erdogan even warned that his region risked going short on food and clothing if Turkish sanctions were applied...

    “If Barzani and the Kurdish Regional Government do not go back on this mistake as soon as possible, they will go down in history with the shame of having dragged the region into an ethnic and sectarian war,” Erdogan said in a televised speech...

  • Iraq links talks with Kurdish pledge to unity

    BAGHDAD: The Iraqi government said on Thursday it would not hold talks with the Kurdish autonomous region on reopening its airports and providing dollars for its banks, unless the Kurds commit to “Iraq’s unity”...

    Iraq’s central government imposed a ban on direct international flights to the autonomous Kurdish region after the Kurds held a Sept 25 referendum on independence, which Baghdad says was illegal...

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