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Forty-seven women in Saudi Arabia of various ages came together to participate in the kingdom's first women-only cycling race on Tuesday in the King Abdullah City for Sports in Jeddah. The 10km race was organized by the Saudi General Authority for Sports and was held in coincidence with ... Saudi Arabia
But although major announcements may have been limited to Cirque du Soleil signing an agreement for its debut performance in Saudi Arabia, the prince's Hollywood visit coincided with the historic news that AMC Theatres had won his country's first cinema license and would be opening its first site ... Arabia
The missiles followed the downing of two Houthi drones earlier on Wednesday in Jizan and the nearby city of Abha, the coalition said. Houthis militia have launched missiles at Riyadh in recent months, and dozens have been fired at southern Saudi Arabian cities that border Yemen. A missile fragment ... Arabia
Saudi Arabia is hosting its first fashion week in Riyadh, as designers from across the region are participating in the four-day event that kicked off on Tuesday night with a glittering ceremony. The grand fashion event is organized under the leadership of Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the ...
The world's top exporter of crude seems an unlikely champion of clean energy, but the government lab in Al Uyayna, a sun-drenched village near ... to 8.3 million barrels in ten years, according to the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, eating up most of Saudi Arabia's crude production. Arabia

U.S. allies France and Saudi Arabia may be joining President Donald Trump in an upcoming attack on Syria, defying Russia, China and Iran, which ... "the next 24 to 48 hours" after reports emerged that the Syrian military released toxic gas Saturday in the rebel-held town of Douma outside of Damascus. Arabia
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's air defence forces intercepted at least three ballistic missiles fired at Saudi cities by Yemen's Houthis, who claimed to have targeted the ... The missiles followed the downing of two Houthi drones earlier on Wednesday in Jizan and the nearby Saudi city of Abha, the coalition said. Arabia
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's air defence forces intercepted at least three ballistic missiles fired at Saudi cities by Yemen's Houthis, who claimed to have targeted the defence ... The missiles followed the downing of two Houthi drones earlier on Wednesday in Jizan and the nearby Saudi city of Abha, the coalition said. Arabia
It is being billed as the future of urban living in Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah Economic City, located on the coast of the Red Sea, is designed to house some two million people, some of them in luxury. But is there any soul behind the flawless veneer? Arabia
President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, March 20, ... During this trip, Schwarzman organized an event in New York City where MbS met with 40 US executives. Arabia
In February, Saudi Arabia announced plans to develop a $58 million solar-powered desalination plant near King Abdullah Economic City. ... Aside from the dramatic water shortages seen in California during the recent drought, the recent admission by municipal leaders that Cape Town would run out of ... Arabia
The US official reiterated his country's condemnation of the Houthi rockets launched at Saudi Arabia, stressing that these missiles came from Iran and that ... Now Prince Mohammed is visiting a number of cities across the United States, and this will be a great opportunity for him to connect with a number of ... Arabia
Earlier, sandstorms hit several cities in Saudi Arabia on Thursday and disrupted road and air transport across the Kingdom. The early warning center of the national ... The sand and poor visibility resulted in several accidents in Saudi Arabia's second city Jeddah. Makkah also suffered as a result of the storm ... Arabia
Since moving to Manchester City Mendy has become known for his social media presence rather than his attributes on the pitch after being after only five games. Mendy has returned to training but is yet to prove he is fit enough to be part of Pep Guardiola's high-octane team as they close on the title. Mendy ... Arabia
The Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul Latif Fayez Durian, asserted his condemnation of the Houthi missile attacks on the villages and cities of Saudi Arabia. "We are committed to support security in Saudi Arabia, and we condemn the Houthi terrorist missile attacks that have sought to harm the cities, towns ... Arabia
The Saudi Royal Air Defence Forces has announced the interception of a ballistic missile fired from the Yemeni territories towards the Saudi city of ... "Launching ballistic missiles towards villages, cities and populated areas is considered a blatant breach of the international humanitarian law," he added. Arabia

Ameera Sa'ad, a Saudi national living in the city of Yanbu, says she will not like it when she sees women out in public without abayas. “I think this will lead to an increase in indecency,” she says. Observers believe when the change happens it will likely be seen more in major cities like Riyadh, Jeddah and ... Arabia
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to announce several partnerships between US and Saudi organisations, including a major new effort between King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, the Massachusetts Institutute for Technology and the $500 billion mega-city NEOM. Together ... Arabia
He said Saudi Arabia's ultra-futuristic megacity project Neom (or Neo-Mostaqbal; new future) offers an avenue for countries looking to diversify. Plans for the $500 billion techutopia mega-city, spanning three countries and amounting to four times the size of New York, were announced last year. Described ... Arabia
Mohammed Al-Nahdi, the owner of the Professional Zone diving club, said: “Our aim is to socialize people with different nationalities living in Saudi Arabia so they can explore the beauty of Red Sea. Scuba diving is a sport that helps people to make friends, to socialize more, because no one can dive alone ... Arabia
DUBAI — The “Top CEO Conference and Awards” will return to Saudi Arabia for the second time on April 10-11 at King Abdullah Economic City, where business leaders and more than 40 expert speakers from across the Arab Gulf and the Middle East will gather to discuss the burning issues facing the ... Arabia
(Reuters) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has withdrawn from the Belgium squad for Tuesday's friendly against Saudi Arabia due to a hamstring ... League last-16 tie but missed the club's FA Cup win over Leicester City last week, with manager Antonio Conte saying Courtois had a muscle injury. Arabia
An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's strong condemnation of the explosion in Rushdi, a neighborhood in Egypt's Alexandria city. The source offered the Kingdom's condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the Arab ... Arabia
Saudi Arabia rated a “-10” in 2015. However, Saudi Arabia did allow women the right to vote for the first time in 2016. That same year, S.C. Legislators wrote a bill for a ten year extension of a $500 million dollar tax with an option that took away the voting rights of Myrtle Beach city residents. If Our World In ... Arabia
In this March 7, 2018 photo, Nouf Alosaimi, a 29-year-old female Saudi dive instructor, waits in the water for Tamer Nasr, an Egyptian diving instructor to explore the waters off a sandy island in the Red Sea near King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. Saudi has the longest coastline of any country ... Arabia
At 8:30 pm on Saturday, roads and public parks across several Saudi cities and provinces were completely dark, as a part of Earth Hour, a move initiated by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. For one hour to provide energy consumption, and received the initiative through the marking of the Earth ... Arabia
"This futuristic city [in Tabuk] that [bin Salman] is planning to invest half a trillion dollars in it. What if it goes wrong? It could bankrupt the country. But no one [is] allowed to write an objective piece in any newspaper [about it]," says Khashoggi. Ali Shihabi, founder of the Arabia Foundation, a think-tank, praises ... Arabia
In his seven-city tour of America, the prince is also meeting corporate CEOs with a view to striking deals with companies dealing in renewable energy, high tech, ... The message from the crown prince is that Saudi Arabia is not only open for business, it is open for fun too, with a large young generation — his ... Arabia
Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on May 24, 2015. ... RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is revamping its education curriculum to eradicate any trace of Muslim Brotherhood influence and will dismiss anyone working in the sector who sympathises with the banned ... Arabia
Saudi Arabia was scheduled to reopen its consulate in the oil-rich city of Basra, which is adjacent to Iran, in March, but this was delayed for administrative reasons. Some reports say that Mohammed may open the consulates in Basra and Najaf, the Shiite religious center that is home to top Shiite clerics, ... Arabia
Two Yemeni government ministers announced their resignations on Wednesday in a gesture of protest, claiming that Saudi Arabia has for months ... Riyadh, along with most members of his government, though some government officials are based in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden — far from the ... Arabia
The Haramain high-speed rail project, also known as the “Western railway” or “Makkah–Madinah high-speed railway”, is a 453-kilometre-long high-speed inter-city rail transport system in Saudi Arabia. It links the cities of Madinah and Makkah via King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), as well as Jeddah's ... Arabia
A field of solar panels at Saudi Arabias King Abdulaziz City of Sciences and Technology. ... Saudi Arabia's first wind project is expected to start construction this year, with the kingdom's newly established renewables agency set to launch 11 solar and wind new tenders, according to the chief executive of ... Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) articulated a comprehensive strategy under “Vision 2030”. Prince Mohammed, the ... 6% under vision 2030. Last year a plan was announced for a 334 sq km entertainment city on the edge of Riyadh offering a range of cultural and sporting activities – including a safari park. Arabia
At the end of 2017, US hip-hop star Nelly played a men-only concert in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; US country singer Toby Keith headlined a similar gig earlier in the year. ... They opened every day, and shut at daily prayer times, when the adhan would echo from mosques across the city. They were staffed by ... Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is planning to issue its first official tourist visas this April, tour operators say, opening up the famously conservative country to non-Muslim visitors and those who want to see Jidda, Riyadh, and historic sites like the ancient city of Mada'in Saleh in the Arabian Desert. It'll be the ... Arabia
This is a monumental time for Saudi Arabia as it is now allowing movie theaters to open for the first time in more than 35 years. With roughly ... iPic currently operates three restaurant concepts — The Tuck Room, Tanzy, and City Perch — with one planned to be included at each location. The Tuck Room is a ... Arabia
AMMAN — Discussions are under way between Jordan and Saudi Arabia to identify projects that will be implemented in Aqaba, as part of the NEOM project ... Last week, Saudi Arabia and Egypt set up a $10 billion joint fund to develop a mega city, with the aim of developing the Egyptian side of NEOM. Arabia
Boris Johnson said Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince's "sweeping reform programme" was "hugely beneficial" to the UK too, following bilateral meetings this ... The City of London Corporation's policy chair, Catherine McGuinness, has been chosen to assemble the asset management and financial services ... Arabia
JEDDAH: The city of Sabya hosted the fifth Sabya Shopping and Entertainment Festival, organized by Jazan province's tourism development committee. Under the theme “Sabya the City of Art,” the festival included traditional dishes, henna designs, sewing and embroidery, drawing, flower arranging, ... Arabia
Jeddah Economic City (JEC) is located between the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah on the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia. It aims to become the sustainable new northern district of the city of Jeddah and the focus of economic growth along the coast. JEC will be a destination for business, ... Arabia
Saudi Arabia is considering where to sell shares in its mammoth oil company, Aramco, and New York, London and other international stock ... Al Falih made specific reference to New York City's decision to sue five big oil companies for the cost of protecting it from the "existential threat" of climate change. Arabia
Umluj has great archaeological and historical treasures, stretching 147 km north of Yanbu in western Saudi Arabia. Photographer Nasser ... Umluj Sea embraces a group of natural islands in the form of an archipelago that extends to the far north of the coast of the city of Wajh. The islands of Umluj are also ... Arabia
In case you haven't noticed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (known as MBS) is in town. To counter protests by campaigners against his war in Yemen and the continuing abuse of human rights in the Kingdom, sides of buses, newspapers, and even the Guardian's website carry large ... Arabia
EGYPT is preparing to build a new mega-city in land south of the Sinai Peninsula close to Sharm El Sheikh – and it will be paid for by Saudi Arabia. ... The country plans to build seven cities and tourism projects on the land, while Egypt will focus on developing the existing resort cities of Sharm El Sheikh ... Arabia
Riyadh has topped Jeddah as the city with most households earning more than $250,000 in Saudi Arabia, according to a Knight Frank survey. ... LONDON: International property consultancy Knight Frank reported on Wednesday that Riyadh accounted for 198,789 of Saudi Arabian households earning ... Arabia
For an upcoming music concert to be held in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabian government has banned dancing or swaying. The instruction is apart from the usual 'modest dress code' and separate male and female enclosures. NY Post, via AFP, reported that the Islamic state has “strictly prohibited” the ... Arabia
Open to registered architects globally, the anonymous competition seeks 'technically and economically feasible' proposals to radically upgrade the 1970s library and to improve overall connectivity within the surrounding Abdulrahman Al Sudairy Cultural Centre, which occupies a prominent city centre site ... Arabia
Amlaj has great archaeological and historical treasures, stretching 147 km north of Yanbu in western Saudi Arabia. Photographer Nasser ... Amlaj Sea embraces a group of natural islands in the form of an archipelago that extends to the far north of the coast of the city of Wajeh. The islands of Amlaj are also ... Arabia


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