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Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games including Witcher and GTA

Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games including Witcher and GTA

Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games, including Grand Theft Auto V, Assassins Creed 2 and Witcher, for unspecified violations of rules […]

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

  RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia announced another cabinet reshuffle Saturday with a heavy focus on culture and religion, as the kingdom undergoes a major image overhaul. This is the second significant government change since the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the region’s most powerful throne. The crown […]

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over ‘sin’

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over ‘sin’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has warned Saudi Arabia’s reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his “sinful projects”, in a bulletin released Friday. Prince Mohammed has spearheaded a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive. “The new era of Bin Salman replaced mosques with movie […]

Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving.The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to five years and a penalty of 300,000 […]

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi Arabia

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism. “Products originating from the blockading states, which as a result of the blockade cannot pass the Gulf Cooperation Council Customs Territory, […]

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818, which was travelling from Medinah to Dhaka, had to be diverted to Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the nose landing gear.

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818, which was travelling from Medinah to Dhaka, had to be diverted to Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the nose landing gear.

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818, which was travelling from Medinah to Dhaka, had to be diverted to Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the nose landing gear. Saudia Airbus A330-200 – leased from Onur Air (reg. TC-OCH) – made an emergency landing at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz Airport with the nose gear retracted. The aircraft […]

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

RIYADH ;Saudi air defences on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Najran after it was fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition said. Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Najran without causing casualties, coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said in a statement released by the […]

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

RIYADH ;Saudi air defences on Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Jizan after it was fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition said. Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Jizan without causing casualties, coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said in a statement released by the […]

New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive

New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious reform drive takes another step forwards this week, with the launch of a new public TV channel that seeks to lure young viewers and project a modern image beyond the kingdom’s borders. Branded “SBC”, the channel will broadcast exclusive content including films, talk shows and cooking programmes. The move follows the launch […]

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