Al-Jouf gives UK hate crime victim teary farewell

Updated 23 June 2014
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Al-Jouf gives UK hate crime victim teary farewell

The body of Nahid Almanea, 31, who was stabbed to death in Colchester, Britain, was received by her family and a large crowd at Al-Jouf airport on Saturday.
Her funeral prayer was held at Khadem Al Harmain Mosque in order to accommodate hundreds of mourners. Amid tears, she was laid to rest at Al-Laquait cemetery.
The scholarship student from the University of Al-Jouf was stabbed to death in a hate crime last Wednesday by an unidentified man when she was on her way to the English Language Institute. The incident has sparked an outcry among scholarship students in Britain, and a large number of citizens and residents in the Kingdom.
The police had earlier announced the arrest of a 52-year-old suspect, but no proof of his link to the crime and was found. The police said that the reason behind the killing might be her Islamic veil.
Saudi Ambassador to the UK Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf held in Colchester a series of meetings with police officials and a number of Saudi students. The meetings focused on the investigation and how authorities can help the students in the city who are all living in a state of shock.
The ambassador also met with Nahid’s brother and a number of relatives and offered them condolences and briefed them on the efforts of the police.
Nahid has been described as a virtuous woman, who was seeking to serve herself, her people, and homeland through her education and knowledge.


Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

Updated 23 April 2018
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Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA

  • Al-Futtaim Group to invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years
  • Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region

JEDDAH: Vox Cinemas, a subsidiary of Majid Al-Futtaim Group, won the second license to operate cinemas in the Kingdom.

The company received the license from the Minister of Culture and Information and Chairman of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media, Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad.

Al-Futtaim Group will invest SR2 billion to open 600 screens and provide 3,000 jobs in the next five years.

This will help achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision when it comes to diversifying the economy and local production.

Vox Cinemas is the largest cinema operator in the MENA region and the leading regional cinema operator in the Kingdom.

Al-Futtaim Group is planning on opening its first movie theater in the Kingdom during the coming days. It will be in Riyadh Park Mall within the largest Magic Planet Family Entertainment Center in the region.

It consists of four screens, including the first IMAX screen for young people's movies and VOX KIDS, which is dedicated to children’s entertainment.