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 …

French judge issues arrest warrant for daughter of Saudi King

French judge issues arrest warrant for daughter of Saudi King

Updated March 17, 2018 15:22:18 A French judge has issued an international arrest warrant for the daughter of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, according to a local source. The warrant is in relation to an alleged attack by her bodyguard against a worker in her Parisian flat, the source, who is …

Missile plunges into residential area as Yemen’s Houthi rebels target Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh

Missile plunges into residential area as Yemen’s Houthi rebels target Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh

Updated March 26, 2018 14:24:22 Video: Saudi interceptor missile appears to veer off course, crash (ABC News) Saudi Arabia claims to have shot down seven ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia, with debris killing a man in what was the first death in the capital Riyadh during the Saudi-led …