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Saudi forces arrest armed ‘extremist’ after gunfight

RIYADH, Aug 16, (Agencies): Saudi forces have arrested a heavily armed “extremist” after wounding him in an exchange of gunfire in the kingdom’s conservative central heartland, the interior ministry said early Thursday. The man had embraced the Islamic State group’s “ideology” and was found to be in possession of a …

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Amir, Speaker condemn missile attack on Jizan

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, strongly denouncing a terrorist ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan province, which left a Yemeni resident dead and several civilians injured. Wishing …

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Riyadh expels Canada envoy, freezes trade

Saudis hit interference in Canada call for release of activists RIYADH/OTTAWA, Aug 6, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador, in a stern gesture of retaliation after Ottawa urged it to free arrested civil society activists. The sudden sharp response to criticism …

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Saudis try once ‘lowly’ jobs as economy bites

Cultural attitudes to work changing amid major retooling of lagging economy RIYADH, Aug 1, (AFP): Dishing out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, “One Way Burger” is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh. But it offers something rare — the cook behind the sizzling hot grill is …

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‘Saudi Arabia is in my thoughts’

In commemoration of the brutal Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, analyses and commentaries by historians and politicians are bountiful about this big historic event. In reality, my responsibility as a writer obliges me to be absolutely neutral or at least semi-neutral about anything I write. This is to preserve the honesty …

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Saudi Arabia reduces entry visa charges – Indians, Indonesians to benefit

KUWAIT CITY, May 12: Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kuwait has taken a decision to reduce the charges for entry visas to Saudi Arabia for some nationalities, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They said the visa charges have been reduced for Indians and Indonesians. A single-entry visa costs SAR …

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Saudi Arabia: Will film biz’ next big hope pan out?

LOS ANGELES, May 10, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia may be the biggest star at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Arab kingdom, which is hosting three panels at the film gathering ranging from theatrical distribution to digital content, has taken up a sprawling space at the Marche du Film, and is …

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Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh: state TV

Riyadh, May 9, 2018 (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles over the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, state television Al-Ekhbariya said. Two explosions were heard in the city, according to an AFP photographer. A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said Saudi air defences hours earlier had also …

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Saudi Arabia launches $34.7 billion entertainment revolution

Riyadh, May 4, 2018 (AFP) – After repealing a decades-long ban on cinemas only last year, Saudi Arabia has now launched an ambitious drive to become a culture and entertainment hub as part of sweeping modernisation plans. American film star Katie Holmes and British actor-cum-director Idris Elba rubbed shoulders with …

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Saudi king launches building of entertainment mega-park

Riyadh, April 29, 2018 (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has launched construction of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects aimed at helping the oil-dependent kingdom diversify its economy. The project is part of a sweeping reform and investment programme dubbed “Vision 2030”, …

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