ENTERTAINMENT

New Era of Cinema Begins Tomorrow with Soft Opening of First Theatre

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Saudi Arabia is set to have a soft opening for a new movie theatre tomorrow in what is the beginning of a new era of cinema in the Kingdom, some three decades after the last theatre was shuttered.

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Entertainment

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Saudi Stock Market

Saudi Arabian Stocks Rise Above 8,000 Level as Syria Fears Fade

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Security

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'Jerusalem Summit'

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Housing And Real Estate

Saudi Real Estate Development Fund Drops ‘First Housing’ Down Payment to 5%

General Supervisor of the Real Estate Development Fund Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi announced that the down payment for the first housing has been reduced from ...

 

Citigroup

Citigroup returns to Saudi Arabia: ‘Right place, right market, right time’

Citigroup, the American financial giant that quit Saudi Arabia in 2004, yesterday put the seal on its return to the Kingdom with a formal opening ...

 

Intellectual Property

Saudi Arabia Granted 664 Patents in 2017; Double of All Arab Countries Combined

Saudi Arabia has ranked 23rd among 92 countries in terms of patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2017. The ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Aramco In Five Numbers: Highlights From Saudi Oil Giant’s Accounts

For four decades the financial performance of Saudi Aramco has been one of the biggest secrets in global business. Now, with the company’s initial public ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco To Hold Equal Stake In Ratnagiri Refinery, Amid Protests

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Renewable Energy

Saudis Say Four Bids Received for 400-Megawatt Wind Project

Saudi Arabia received four bids for the first wind-power project it tendered to international companies, without revealing information about the offers. ...

 

Houthi Missile Attack

Houthis launch missile after Saudi-led coalition warns of ‘painful’ response; attack thwarted

Saudi air defenses shot down a ballistic missile fired by Houthis toward Saudi Arabia on Monday night, the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels said ...

 

SBG

Saudi Binladin receives multi-billion dollar government loans

Saudi Arabia's finance ministry has provided Saudi Binladin Group with loans of around 11 billion riyals ($2.9 billion) to help turn around the fortunes of ...

 

King Abdulaziz Horse Championship

Proposed Saudi Arabian Race Could Rival Pegasus Purse

Arab News reported that up to $29 million could be up for grabs in February for a new international race day in Saudi Arabia, with ...

 

Jeddah Airport

People await grand opening of new Jeddah airport

The people of Makkah region, especially Jeddawis are eagerly awaiting the opening of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), the main gateway to the ...

 

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Syria Conflict

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Somalia

UAE stops training Somalia’s military after cash seizure

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Afghanistan

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Culture and Society

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