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The launch of the General Entertainment Authority in 2016 has already had a transformative impact, hosting more than 2,000 events in 2017. (SG)
April 22, 2018 - 07:32 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s ongoing efforts to transform its economy and diversify away from its dependence on energy is driving the creation of a vibrant new entertainment sector, according to experts set to meet in the Kingdom in May.
Houthi militia up-in-arms (AFP/File Photo)
April 19, 2018 - 17:00 GMT
A senior Houthi military commander has been killed in fighting with Saudi troops in Yemen’s northern Saada province, according to the Houthi-run SABA news agency.
On Iran, Macron appears not to have been swayed.  /AFP
April 19, 2018 - 13:44 GMT
For decades, the legacy of General Charles de Gaulle in the Middle East was a French foreign policy which remained stubbornly independent from other global powers. France found itself favour among an eclectic set of Arab leaders over the 20th century, thanks to Paris’ willingness to defend their interests against European and American influences. From De Gaulle’s de-facto defence of Palestine by embargoing the sale of French arms to Israel, to Jacques Chirac’s attempts to stall the invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, France enjoyed the fruits of comparative favour for a long time.
The tech giant will set up five hubs across the kingdom. (File photo)
April 19, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
The tech giant will set up five hubs across the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms in the Kingdom  (AFP/File Photo)
April 19, 2018 - 07:53 GMT
It was a night to remember: Cinema returned to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with the first major movie screening in 35 years in a spectacular new theater in King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh.
Scene from the Qatari army in military exercises (AFP/File Photo)
April 19, 2018 - 07:44 GMT
Qatar took part in the month-long “Gulf Shield 1” military exercises, which wrapped up earlier this week in Saudi Arabia, the Qatari Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.
Al-Hudeidah Seaport on Yemen’s western coast (AFP/File Photo)
April 19, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
Shia Houthi rebels are smuggling “ballistic missiles” from Iran through the Al-Hudeidah Seaport on Yemen’s western coast, Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Daghar claimed Wednesday.
“We see a significant increase in the interest in Saudi Arabia.” (Photo: AFP)
April 18, 2018 - 14:00 GMT
“We see a significant increase in the interest in Saudi Arabia.”
The UAE's economy is expected to grow at 3 percent next year, according to the IMF. (File photo)
April 18, 2018 - 11:46 GMT
The UAE's economy is expected to grow at 3 percent next year, according to the IMF.
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (AFP/File Photo)
April 18, 2018 - 11:00 GMT
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stated on Tuesday that the Kingdom was prepared to shoulder its share of the financial cost of its involvement with its allies as part of a broader coalition on Syria.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (AFP/File Photo)
April 18, 2018 - 08:10 GMT
King Salman has thanked Arab leaders for taking part in the 29th Arab Summit for their “blessed efforts.”
Jordan's King Abdullah II and many Arab and foreigner leaders attended conclusion of Joint Gulf Shield 1 drills involving troops from 24 countries. (AFP/ File Photo)
April 17, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
His Majesty King Abdullah and Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, along with several Arab and foreign heads of state, on Monday attended the conclusion of the Joint Gulf Shield 1 drills.
Saudi-led coalition state they prevented about 119 ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia from reaching their destination. (AFP/ File Photo)
April 17, 2018 - 11:27 GMT
Yemeni rebels have launched 119 ballistic missiles targeted at Saudi Arabia, most of which have been intercepted before they could hit their targets, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday.
Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud discussed ties with Niger President and Pakistani PM in al-Jubail. (AFP/ File Photo)
April 17, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
King Salman bin Abdulaziz held separate talks in al-Jubail on Monday with the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
The code application is mandatory for large engineering projects and will begin on January 1, 2019. (File photo)
April 17, 2018 - 09:32 GMT
The code is mandatory for large engineering projects and will begin on January 1, 2019.
Photo: The AFC
April 16, 2018 - 20:09 GMT
Esteghlal secured first place in Group D with a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal, thanks to Vouria Ghafouri's goal on Matchday Six of the 2018 AFC Champions League Group D on Monday.