Female conductor Marin Alsop wields baton for equality

The first woman to lead a major US orchestra, Marin Alsop believes that Western classical music — long seen as a stuffy, elitist club — can be “a great equaliser” between people of all backgrounds.

Female conductor Marin Alsop wields baton for equality

The first woman to lead a major US orchestra, Marin Alsop believes that Western classical music — long seen as a stuffy, elitist club — can be “a great equaliser” between people of all backgrounds.

Into the arena for camel wrestling in Turkey

In Turkey’s Western town of Selcuk, the 2019 camel wrestling season is starting. These prized animals are celebrated in a dedicated festival, a tradition that has existed for thousands of years and is being considered for UNESCO’s cultural heritage list.

British Airways announces return to Pakistan after a decade

British Airways will resume flights to Pakistan next summer in a major vote of confidence from a Western airline a decade after suspending operations due to security fears.