After 35-Year Ban, First Cinema Opens in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia opened its first cinema to the public in the capital of Riyadh on April 18 after a 35-year ban, according to local reports. Black Panther was the first film to be shown, the country’s General Commission of Audiovisual Media confirmed. North American production company AMC Theatres received the …

Black Panther screens in Saudi Arabia, marking end of a 35-year movie ban

Black Panther screens in Saudi Arabia, marking end of a 35-year movie ban

Updated April 18, 2018 19:21:29 Photo: Rolling back a ban on theatres is just one in a set of sweeping reforms designed to rebrand Saudi Arabia as a tolerant nation and a modern economy. (Reuters: Faisal Al Nasser) Saudi Arabia’s 35-year ban on movies is coming to an end, with …

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over Riyadh

SAUDI Arabia’s air defence forces have intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh, state media said, after at least three blasts were heard and three clouds of smoke were seen in the sky above the capital. Yemen’s Houthis has stepped up missile attacks on the kingdom in what it says is …

Human finger bone fossil found in Saudi Arabia changes the story on human global migration

Human finger bone fossil found in Saudi Arabia changes the story on human global migration

Updated April 10, 2018 15:14:28 Photo: The fossilised middle finger bone was found at the Al Wusta site, in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied: Ian Cartwright) Related Story: Oldest modern human fossil outside Africa discovered in Israel Related Story: When did Australia’s human history begin? Scientists say they have discovered a fossilised …