Category: Saudi Arabia

16.10.2017

Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad has arrived in Riyadh on a fraternal visit to Saudi Arabia. He was welcomed at the airport by the Emir of Riyadh Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz and his deputy Prince Mohammad […]

04.10.2017

Female singers returned to state-run television in Saudi Arabia after a ban that lasted over 30 years, in the country’s latest step towards projecting a more progressive image. Al-Thaqafiya, Riyadh’s channel dedicated to cultural programmes, aired a lengthy concert of iconic […]

01.10.2017

A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, in a first for the ultra-conservative country after a ban on women driving was lifted. “Princess Nourah University is preparing to set up a driving […]

29.09.2017

Aid agencies have said that Yemen is facing the fastest growing Cholera outbreak in recorded history. The country already looks set to outnumber the 753,363 cases recorded following the Haiti earthquake. The outbreak comes after Saudi-led warplanes bombed hospitals and […]

29.09.2017

The chairman of Saudi Arabia’sGeneral Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in April that he sees cinemas returning ot the Kingdom. On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news channel has twitted (at 9.19pm): “Cinemas are coming to Saudi Arabia. […]

26.09.2017

In another breakthrough for women in Saudi Arabia that coincided with allowing women to drive, the foreign minister has appointed Fatimah Baeshen as its first spokeswoman for the Saudi embassy in Washington. “Proud to serve the @SaudiEmbassyUSA as the spokeswoman. […]