High-profile guests join Comic Con tomorrow in Riyadh

Updated 27 November 2017
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High-profile guests join Comic Con tomorrow in Riyadh

JEDDAH: New celebrities and artists will join Comic Con Arabia event slated for Thursday in Riyadh, according to an official announcement on Tuesday.
The new guests include Keven Sussman, Kris Holen-Ried, Patricia Summerset and Samantha Inoue Harte.
Keven Sussman is an American artist known for his roles in The Big Bang Theory, Burn After Reading and A.I. Artificial intelligence.
Kris Holen-Ride, a Canadian actor known for his roles in Lost Girl, The Tudors, and Underworld: Awakening, is also going to join the fifth season of Vikings next month.
American-Canadian actress Patricia Summerset has given the voiceover for Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda. She will also act with Jennifer Lawrence in her new movie “Mother!”
Samantha Inoue Harte is a voiceover artist and founder of Saiko Studios. She is famous for giving the voiceover for Chocobo in Final Fantasy: Unlimited, and Kohran Li in Sakura Wars. She has also acted in a number of series like Sin City and No Pain, No Gain.
Comic Con Arabia is an annual family festival. It was first organized in Jeddah in February. It is brought to Riyadh by Events Oasis and Panache Middle East. The festival will run from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25.


Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

Updated 21 August 2018
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Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

JEDDAH: A baby boy was born at a holy site in Saudi Arabia while Muslim pilgrims were performing Hajj rituals on Monday.

A Saudi Press Agency report said a Jordanian woman gave birth to the baby at the Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital in Arafat .

Arafat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Makkah, is where Muslims performing Hajj go to pray on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar for the most important part of the pilgrimage. 

The father named the child "Wadah" after the director of the hospital for his kind care and attention, the report said.

It added that the hospital's medical staff provided medical care for the child and his mother, who are both in good health.