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Saudi forces shoot down ‘toy drone’ near royal palaces

Riyadh, April 21, 2018 (AFP) -Saudi forces on Saturday shot down an unidentified toy drone that hovered over a Riyadh neighbourhood home to royal palaces, state media said, prompting a security alarm in the capital. “At 1950 (1650 GMT) a security checkpoint in Khuzama neighbourhood of Riyadh spotted a recreational …

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Gunmen attack, kill 4 policemen – Amir sends condolences to Saudi King

RIYADH, April 21, (Agencies): Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded Thursday when their checkpoint came under gunfire in southern Asir province, state media said citing the interior ministry. Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost came under attack, the Saudi Press Agency reported, without specifying …

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Saudi Arabia to host cinema test screening with ‘Black Panther’

Riyadh, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -Blockbuster action flick “Black Panther” will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public next month. The conservative kingdom lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas last year …

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Saudi Arabia to debut at Cannes with its 1st national pavilion – After Oscar winner Get, could Quiet tickle Academy’s genre fancy?

LOS ANGELES, April 9, (RTRS): After recently lifting a local ban on movie theaters, Saudi Arabia has officially announced its debut at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival with a curated pavilion, industry panels for networking purposes and a selection of shorts. The Saudi Film Council, the Arab kingdom’s newly established …

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Saudi coalition says Yemeni rebels attack Saudi oil tanker

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says Houthi rebels have attacked a Saudi oil tanker, causing “minor damage.” The coalition statement says the attack occurred in international waters on Tuesday near the Red Sea port of Hodeida. It did not provide further details on the …

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Saudi forces say intercept missile fired by Yemen rebels

Riyadh, March 31, 2018 (AFP) -Saudi air defence forces on Saturday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Huthi rebels at the kingdom’s southern city of Najran, state media reported. State-run Al-Ekhbariya television gave no further details but did not report any casualties or damage from the missile. Yemen’s Saba …

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H’wood hopes to cash in as Saudi Arabia lifts ban on theaters – ME exhibitor Cinemacity to enter Saudi Arabia theater-building derby

LOS ANGELES, March 28, (RTRS): Hollywood is falling head over heels for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Middle Eastern nation is lifting a 35-year old ban on movie theaters, prompting a mad dash by both US and international exhibitors eager to be among the first to build cinemas in …

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IRAN DENIES SUPPLYING MISSILES … SAUDIS VOW RESPONSE – ‘Right time, right place’

LONDON, March 27, (Agencies): Iran’s Revolutionary Guards denied on Tuesday Saudi accusations that Tehran has provided the Houthi movement in Yemen with ballistic capabilities, a day after a Houthi missile hit the Saudi capital, Riyadh. “Everyone knows that all routes to send arms to Yemen are blocked,” political deputy of …

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AMIR DENOUNCES ATTACK … VOICES SOLIDARITY WITH SAUDI ARABIA

Saudis intercept 7 ballistic missiles – Riyadh, Khamis Mushait, Jizan, Najran targeted RIYADH, March 26, (Agencies): Saudi forces intercepted seven Yemeni rebel missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh, in a deadly escalation on the eve of the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen. One Egyptian was …

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Videos raise questions over Saudi missile intercept claims

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Online videos are raising new questions about Saudi Arabia’s claims that it has intercepted nearly every ballistic missile launched by Shiite rebels in Yemen targeting the kingdom. One video appears to show a Patriot missile launch on Sunday night go rapidly wrong, with the …

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