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Toddler assaulted by Ethiopian maid in Saudi Kharj city clinically dead

Monday, 9 April 2018

A 13-month-old girl has been announced as clinically dead by her father following an assault by their Ethiopian domestic worker in the Saudi city of al-Kharj. The maid had put the girl in a clothing basket and covered her with blankets, leaving her unconscious. The toddler’s father, Sultan al-Hanzi, announced the heartbreaking news after his daughter was placed in an intensive care unit and doctors told him that reports showed she was brain dead and uses a breathing device. He added that ...

Saudi Arabia signs deal with Six Flags to open amusement park in Riyadh

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Investment Fund signed a contract with the world renowned Six Flags to design and develop amusement parks in the kingdom, the first of which is expected to open in 2020 in Riyadh. The announcement comes within the framework of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 which aims to enhance Saudi Arabia’s entertainment sector and diversify its economy. This will be the first Six Flags to open in the kingdom and is expected to create many jobs for Saudi youth. The deal ...

First cinema in Saudi Arabia to open on April 18

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Saudi Arabia has confirmed it is opening up the country’s first cinema hall open to the public in its capital Riyadh on April 18. The Saudi Ministry of Information confirmed that 350 cinema theatres with 2,500 screens are expected to be open across several Saudi cities by 2030. 40 cinemas in 15 cities within five years Saudi Arabia has announced that it will open 40 cinemas in 15 Saudi cities over the next five years as part of plans to develop the entertainment sector in the Kingdom. The ...

WATCH: Brother of Egyptian man killed by Houthi missile attack speaks out

Monday, 26 March 2018

Following a Houthi attack involving seven ballistic missiles targeting civilian areas in Saudi Arabia that lead to the death of an Egyptian man in Riyadh, initial information obtained by Al Arabiya from members of the Egyptian community revealed that the victim’s name is Abdelmontaleb Ahmed Ali, and is originally from upper Egypt and works in contracting in the kingdom. Al Arabiya spoke to the victim’s brother, Mohamed, who was also in the apartment with Abdelmontaleb when the ...

Egyptian killed, two wounded by shrapnel of Houthi missiles targeting Riyadh

Monday, 26 March 2018

The Saudi Civil Defense stated that an Egyptian resident was killed and the two others wounded in Riyadh, following the fall of Houthi missiles’ flying shrapnel. The spokesman of the Civil Defense in Riyadh, Maj. Mohammed Al-Hammadi, that the civil defense teams in the city of Riyadh observed on Sunday evening, the fall of fragments of ballistic missiles on residential neighborhoods in different locations following their destruction. Saudi forces intercepted seven Yemeni rebel missiles on ...

Coalition forces intercept, destroy seven missiles fired toward Saudi Arabia

Monday, 26 March 2018

The spokesperson for the coalition forces fighting to restore legitimacy in Yemen confirmed that air defense forces were able to intercept seven ballistic missiles that targeted Saudi territories from Yemen. According to Col. Turki al-Maliki, three of the missiles were directed at Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh, which one missile each was fired toward Khamis Mushait and Najran. Two missiles were fired toward Jazan and was launched indiscriminately to target civilian areas and ...

Saudi forces intercept 7 Houthi missiles, including one over Riyadh

Monday, 26 March 2018

Saudi forces intercepted seven Yemeni rebel missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh. "This aggressive and hostile action by the Iran-backed Houthi group proves that the Iranian regime continues to support the armed group with military capabilities," Arab Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said. "The firing of multiple ballistic missiles towards cities is a serious development." Witnesses confirmed to Al Arabiya loud explosions and bright flashes in the sky. A ...

Saudi Arabia in blackout as several cities take part in Earth Hour

Sunday, 25 March 2018

At 8:30 pm on Saturday, roads and public parks across several Saudi cities and provinces were completely dark, as a part of Earth Hour, a move initiated by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. For one hour to provide energy consumption, and received the initiative through the marking of the Earth Hour, a beautiful response and a clear interaction among social networking activists, expressing their participation and positive joy in this global event. In the capital, Riyadh, street lights ...

Saudi consortium to build mixed use property development in Riyadh

Friday, 23 March 2018

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has awarded a consortium of US and Saudi businessmen a licence to build a multi-billion dollar mixed use property development over 9.75 million square meters in the Saudi Capital. Facing a shortage of affordable housing, the government has been seeking partnerships with international investors to participate in its PPP (public/private) programss, as part of its 2030 strategic economic plan. The Chicago-based consortium, Global Business ...

VIDEO: This is Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh 40 years ago

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Barely a minute long, an archive video displays rare clips of Riyadh’s neighborhoods more than 40 years ago. The footage, shared on the Saudi website Ajel, shows foreigners and Saudis alike walking around the streets of the capital – a very clean capital. The cleanliness is what really captures the eye in this short memoir of Saudi history. Other shots in the video show the gold souq, falconry and Riyadh International Airport. Looking at Saudi Arabia now, one can only note that ...

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