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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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Saudi Arabia to insolent media: eat your hearts out

LAST Saturday, in the Saudi capital Riyadh, the security forces shot down a ‘toy drone’ which was hovering near one of the royal palaces. This was immediately announced the Saudi security forces and this was all that happened. This reality was very difficult for the evil minds to swallow. They …

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Saudi Arabia to have churches soon?

Dear Arab Times is it true Saudi Arabia will have churches soon? Kindly find attached video.   Answer: NO This video is about Muslim World League and Vatican signing cooperation deal According to KUNA, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa and Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran of …

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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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