JANADRIYAH FESTIVAL

King Salman Opens Annual Janadriyah Festival as Kingdom Puts Saudi Culture On Display

Saudi Culture Heritage King Salman
Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday attended the opening ceremony of the Kingdom's 32nd National Festival for Heritage and Culture, held in Janadriyah village on the northern outskirts of Riyadh.

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Saudi Economy

Analysis: Navigating the Saudi Road to Success

Under the young Crown Prince’s leadership, the Kingdom has chosen to pursue a slight variation of the ‘Open Road’, called the ‘Narrow Road.’ In this ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi Forces Inch Forward in Yemen as Chaos Spreads Behind Lines

His Saudi-backed force is inching forward. It’s now within about 30 miles (48 kilometers) of the country’s rebel-held capital -- close enough that he’s starting ...

 

Mohammed bin Salman

The crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman could succeed in restoring Islam

A cultural awakening that is set to revolutionize the Islamic world is being led by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS). Most see ...

 

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower reaches 63rd floor as infra works progress

JEC, owned by Saudi investors including Kingdom Holding Co, which has a 33% stake, and construction giant Saudi Binladin Group, which has 16.6% and is ...

 

MBC Media

Saudi Arabia plans to seize controlling stake in broadcaster MBC

Saudi authorities plan to take ownership of a majority stake in MBC Group, the Middle East’s largest private media company, as they move to seize ...

 

Freedom of Speech

Saudi writer gets prison for criticizing royal court

CPJ says he appears to have been detained after his Dec. 8 appearance on the privately owned Rotana Channel after saying that any Saudi citizen ...

 

Education

The Curious Link Between Brexit and Education in Saudi Arabia

The rural English county that was one of the country’s biggest supporters of Brexit is the home of Lincoln College, a vocational school that has ...

 

Saudi-Lebanon

Saudi Arabia ‘not peeved’ at Hariri visit to Turkey

Saudi Arabia has denied reports that it was peeved with the visit by the prime minister of Lebanon to Turkey. ...

 

Health and Fitness

Saudi Arabia to ban tobacco usage imposing fines up to $1,300

Informed sources said that the Saudi National Committee for Tobacco Control is in the process of imposing fines of up to $1,300 ( SAR 5,000) ...

 

Agriculture

Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from India over bird flu

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from India after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal ...

 

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