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Mohammed bin Salman receives Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Defense, received on Wednesday Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu-Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, in Riyadh. Mohammed bin Salman received Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed at the Prince Salman airbase, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA). Others present were Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region, Prince Abdulaziz bin ...

PICTURES: Artist Abu Bakr Salem buried in Riyadh

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Funeral prayers were held on Monday afternoon for Abu Bakr Salem, a prominent Saudi Arabian singer, at the al-Jawharah al-Babtain mosque in Riyadh. Abu Bakr Salem passed away on Sunday. The late singer was buried in the Banban cemetery north of Riyadh in the presence of his son, Aseel Abu Bakr. According to videos and pictures circulated on social media, the funeral was attended by several celebrities including Abdullah al-Ruwayshid and Rabeh Saqr. Salem passed away after a long struggle ...

Saudi Arabia finds its funny bone with stand-up comedy

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Saudis hobbled onto the stage one by one to poke fun at the world -- and themselves -- introducing a hissing, cackling audience to an art form widely unknown in the conservative kingdom: stand-up comedy.Titters and squeals ran through the crowd at a rare amateur comedy festival last week in the capital Riyadh, organized by the official General Entertainment Authority -- the main engine of social reforms sweeping the kingdom.The authority is boosting entertainment options like never before, from ...

A magical performance by Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji wows Riyadh audience

Thursday, 7 December 2017

On Wednesday evening, King Fahad Cultural Center in Riyadh was bursting with amazing tunes and positive vibes where Lebanese artist Hiba Tawaji graced the stage, giving a goosebump-worthy performance. Several videos captured on social media showed how passionately Tawaji sang and how engaged her Saudi audience was. The concert was strictly for women which made it all the more intimate and breathtaking for everyone in attendance of the performance of the Lebanese artist. In between songs, ...

Why are the Ritz detainees being released after settlement

Thursday, 30 November 2017

The release of the detainees in Saudi Arabia has so far raised some questions over why they are being freed without trial. Renowned commentator Turki Al-Hamad were among those wondering about the fate of the detainees. “It’s a good question,” wrote Abdul Rahman al-Lahem in Okaz newspaper, stating that It is not possible to compare commonplace theft crimes to very complex financial corruption offenses, and it requires flexibility in the process to serve the public interest and ...

Riyadh police capture man with cleaver after botched attempt to kidnap children

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A spokesman for the Riyadh police in Saudi Arabia has spoken to Al Arabiya about a video that surfaced on social media platforms showing a man carrying a weapon attempting to kidnap two children. He fled the scene to an unknown location after failing to complete his malicious intent. The video clip caused a stir and the Minister of Interior ordered that the perpetrators of the crime be arrested and brought to justice. Despite the lack of information, continuous efforts by security agencies ...

Saudi banks ‘among least exposed to financial fraud worldwide’

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Saudi Arabia has one of the lowest bank fraud rates in the world as Saudi banks play a vital role in raising agents’ awareness from fraud.Saudi banks launched its ninth campaign to raise awareness about financial fraud and means to prevent it. Raising such awareness is very significant considering that financial fraud has dangerously developed and further burdened the global economy due to more losses.Secretary General of the Committee on Information and Awareness Raising in Saudi Banks, ...

Nasr al-Hariri to head Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva

Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Syrian opposition on Friday chose Nasr al-Hariri as head of its delegation in the next round of UN-backed negotiations in Geneva. Sources also told Al-Arabiya that three representatives of the negotiating delegation to Geneva were also selected, and they are; Jamal Suleiman, Khalid Al-Mahamid and Hanadi Abu Yarub. The Syrian opposition group succeeded in uniting by announcing a delegation of 36 seats following the meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh. The opposition coalition won eight seats ...

Preparatory works continue for Syrian opposition Riyadh conference

Monday, 20 November 2017

The Preparatory Commission’s meetings continue in preparation for the Syrian opposition Riyadh conference which is set to take place on Wednesday. The conference will welcome representatives from Riyadh, Moscow and Cairo groups. One of the participants on the Moscow platform, Firas al-Khaldy, explained that the committee will study and prepare the necessary documents and the final communiqué of the meeting. The conference aims to unite the opposition under one delegation where, ...

Saudi female entrepreneur wins global innovation prize

Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Saudi entrepreneur from the petrochemical industry, Ghazael Aldossary, won the Merit Prize at Shell LiveWIRE’s ‘Top Ten Innovators’ global competition which highlights and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation.Through Ghazael’s company, Oriental Promises Trading, she connects large manufacturers to waste materials which can be repurposed for their needs, reducing the volume of industrial waste going to landfills.Specializing in the ...

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