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Saudi women attend a rare cinema screening at a film festival in Riyadh in October 2017 (Fayez Nureldine/AFP)
December 12, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Cinemas existed in Saudi Arabia’s major cities about half-a-century ago. Westerners working for the California State Oil Company (later Aramco) were the first to introduce cinemas to Saudis.
The supervisor of the cinema sector, Fahd Al-Muammar, said that GCAM, as the sector regulator, would begin preparing the necessary practical steps and procedures for running cinema houses in the Kingdom (AFP/File)
December 12, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
In a media statement, the supervisor of the cinema sector, Fahd Al-Muammar, said that GCAM, as the sector regulator, would begin preparing the necessary practical steps and procedures for running cinema houses in the Kingdom.
Despite some enthusiasm for the hashtag “boycott American restaurants,” the campaign has been marred by concerns that it is ineffective and will predominantly harm Saudis (Twitter/@wj880)
December 12, 2017 - 15:27 GMT
Calls for cutting ties with the U.S. and boycotting their goods have spread across the Middle East since its president declared Jerusalem the Israeli capital last week.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region saw 400 percent more IPOs in 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, according to a new report. (AFP/ File)
December 11, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region saw 400 percent more IPOs in 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, according to a report by Ernst & Young.
December 10, 2017 - 20:14 GMT
Russia is seeking new buyers for its gas supplies, with Saudi Arabia a potential market for Moscow's newly-exploited Arctic gas.
Kamel will be playing the role of an Arab woman called Fatma, in the thriller created by Oscar-nominated screenwriter David Hare.(Source: Instagram - @ahdkamel)
December 10, 2017 - 14:04 GMT
After starring in the first feature — Wadjda — to ever be shot completely in Saudi Arabia, Saudi actress Ahd Kamel is set to make all Arabs proud with another huge step!
Daoud Kuttab is an award winning journalist, born in Bethlehem, who has worked in Jerusalem covering the occupation and fighting for press freedom in both Palestinian and Israeli media. (Al Bawaba)
December 07, 2017 - 16:32 GMT
Award winning journalist Daoud Kuttab, born in Bethlehem, has reported on occupied Jerusalem for decades and talks to Al Bawaba about how President Trump's announcement to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is detrimental to both peace and the American people.
An official said Mecca applies simulation programs to ensure the smooth flow of crowds at Mecca's Grand Mosque. (File photo)
December 07, 2017 - 13:43 GMT
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque said it applies simulation programs to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the mataf courtyard.
December 07, 2017 - 07:27 GMT
In a rare signal of disagreement with close ally Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump urged the kingdom Wednesday to immediately lift its embargo of Yemen, citing the impoverished nation's humanitarian crisis.
Billionaire and businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was among those who were detained in a sweeping anti-corruption purge of the Saudi elite. (AFP/ File)
December 06, 2017 - 15:04 GMT
Many of those detained in a sweeping anti-corruption purge of the Saudi elite struck monetary settlements in exchange for their freedom, the Saudi attorney general said.
If a detainee reaches a settlement agreement, the committee will end litigation and issue a pardon to that individual (AFP/File)
December 06, 2017 - 09:28 GMT
If a detainee reaches a settlement agreement, the committee will end litigation and issue a pardon to that individual.
December 05, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Khalid Al Falih, the Saudi Minister of Energy, and the U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for cooperation in clean energy.
Travel agencies in Saudi Arabia can now issue visas for tourism. (AFP/ File)
December 05, 2017 - 13:50 GMT
Travel agencies in Saudi Arabia can now issue visas for tourism.
The football officials in Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates have openly stated that their football teams (of any level) would not be permitted to travel to Iran and Qatar.
December 05, 2017 - 10:44 GMT
Some Iranian fans have written an open letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino to prevent Saudi Arabia and the UAE governments from intervening in the football affairs.
Shops found to be employing foreigners will face a fine of SR20,000 ($5,324) for each expat worker. (File photo)
December 04, 2017 - 14:12 GMT
Shops found to be employing foreigners will face a fine of SR20,000 ($5,324) for each expat worker.
Prince Mohammed Bin Salman figures on this year's list of Bloomberg 50 Most Influential People. (AFP/ File)
December 03, 2017 - 13:57 GMT
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman figures on this year's list of Bloomberg 50 Most Influential People.