Exclusive: What’s in store for Saudi Arabia’s entertainment in 2017

Exclusive: What's in store for Saudi Arabia's entertainment in 2017 “Why Saudi Arabia and Qatar are not Part of Syrian Ceasefire Deal?” titled an article on the official Russian Sputnik news agency, referring to an agreement achieved in late December in Moscow by Russia and Turkey as its co-guarantors and Iran as part

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Rights groups accuse Saudi Arabia of crackdown after two activists arrested

DUBAI (Reuters) – Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said Saudi Arabia had arrested two rights activists in the first ten days of this year and accused Riyadh of a crackdown on dissent. The organizations said in press releases that Essam

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Saudi Arabia increases number of Haj pilgrims

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray outside Namira Mosque in Arafat, during the annual haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Published: 15:02 January 10, 2017 Gulf News · Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief. SMALL; MEDIUM …


Iran receives invite from Saudi to discuss Haj arrangements

Iran said on Tuesday that it had finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year’s Haj, two weeks after Riyadh announced it. There was no official Iranian delegation at last year’s pilgrimage to the Muslim

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Exclusive: What’s in store for Saudi Arabia’s entertainment in 2017

Al Arabiya exclusively interviews the CEO of the Saudi Entertainment commission, Eng. Amr al-Madani, on 2017 entertainment for Saudi Arabia. (Al Arabiya). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 11 January 2017. Text size A A A. Cinema, concerts


Iranian delegation to visit Saudi Arabia for Hajj talks

TEHRAN, Jan 11 (KUNA) – Iran announced Wednesday an official delegation would be sent to Saudi Arabia on February 23rd to discuss next hajj (pilgrimage) season with the Saudi officials. The visit will be paid upon an invitation from Saudi Arabia, said …

Kuwait News Agency

Indian pilgrims’ Haj quota raised to 1,70025

JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia and India signed the Annual Bilateral Haj Agreement for Haj 2017 here on Wednesday. The Indian delegation was led by Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the Saudi delegation was …

Saudi Gazette

Saudi Arabia: ‘human rights activists still targeted’

ROME – The new year has started with a new crackdown against some human rights activists in Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday, reporting arrests and convictions targeting peaceful civil society activists.


MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi declines on oil, Dubai stalls near 15-month high

DUBAI, Jan 11 Saudi Arabia’s stock market declined for a fourth straight day on Wednesday after oil prices fell further, but other Gulf bourses largely moved sideways and Dubai held near a 15-month high. The Saudi index pulled back 1.6 percent to 6,895 …


The truce in Syria and the plans to cease hostilities

he insurgency against Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite regime began on March 15, 2015 in the framework of the Arab Springs – in that case designed to destabilize Saudi Arabia. Unlike what had happened in the Maghreb region and in Egypt, Saudi Arabia …

Modern Diplomacy

The Man Who Helped Saudi Arabia Raise $17.5 Billion Is Leaving

The head of Saudi Arabia’s debt management office, who oversaw the kingdom’s $17.5 billion sovereign bond sale in October, is leaving to rejoin HSBC Holding Plc’s local unit, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Fahad Al Saif, who was …


Saudi Arabia hikes India’s Haj quota by 34500

Saudi Arabia has increased India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500, a move welcomed by the NDA government as “a matter of pleasure”. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten …

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