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Marriyum Aurangzeb inaugurates three-day art and culture festival

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb inaugurated a three-day art and culture festival at Pakistan National council of the Arts in Islamabad on Saturday. The festival comprises National Artists Convention, which was kicked off on Saturday besides the China Pakistan Economic Corridor 'Cultural Caravan', which is concluding on Monday. The National Artists Convention is being attended by prominent figures from the arts and entertainment industry. On the first day of the…

Qatar in 3-day mourning after former emir’s death

DOHA: Qatar began three days of mourning on Monday after the death of former Emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, who oversaw the start of the country’s transformation into an energy powerhouse. Prayers were to take place at the national mosque with huge crowds expected, after which the former ruler will be buried. Flags on official buildings flew at half-mast. Many Qataris took to social media to express their condolences. A state visit by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was due to go ahead on Monday, but a high-profile…