Tag Archive: Saudi Arabia

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Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

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 billionaire released as graft probe winds down

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.

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Saudi boosts citizen benefits as taxes bite

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.

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Saudi Arabia hails Iraq victory over IS

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.