Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom’s debut theatre in Riyadh.
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday announced a $150-million (120 million euro) donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia on Saturday expressed its full support for US-led strikes on Syrian government military installations, saying they were a response to “regime crimes” against civilians.
Saudi Arabia’s air defences on Wednesday “intercepted” a ballistic missile fired from rebel-held Yemen at Riyadh, a military spokesman said, adding two others were shot down in southern Saudi Arabia.
France is to help Saudi Arabia set up a national orchestra and opera, a minister announced Monday, a further sign of major cultural changes underway in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.
Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed was released on Saturday after nearly three months in detention, a business associate told AFP, as a sweeping anti-corruption campaign targeting the kingdom’s elite winds down.
Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it had boosted stipends and benefits for citizens to cushion the impact of economic reforms including the kingdom’s first ever taxes after an oil price slump.
Two relatives say they have lost contact with a Jordanian-Palestinian tycoon after he flew to Saudi Arabia.
European weaponry bought by the United States and Saudi Arabia and transferred illegally to Syrian rebels wound up in the hands of the Islamic State group, an arms monitoring group said.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday hailed Iraq’s defeat of the Islamic State group, calling it a “grand victory on terrorism” amid warming ties between the Arab neighbours.