Saudi entertainment authority sets regulations for female performers in family shows

Updated 28 November 2017
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Saudi entertainment authority sets regulations for female performers in family shows

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) introduced a ban on holding magic shows in the Kingdom, and stipulated that organizers of entertainment activities should provide insurance policies for acrobatic and dangerous shows.

Al-Watan newspaper on November 26 said that the GEA noted that women would not be allowed to take part in live shows, even if the shows are meant for families, without written approval from the authority. However, the GEA will allow women to take part in live shows which are held only for women.

The GEA stressed that any violations of the restrictions, conditions or commitments would give the authority the right to take necessary measures and refer offenders to the relevant legal entities.


British Middle East minister meets Saudi FM, visits KSRelief offices

Updated 27 min 53 sec ago
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British Middle East minister meets Saudi FM, visits KSRelief offices

JEDDAH: Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir received at his office on Sunday the British Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs Alistair Burt.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, regional and international developments and issues of mutual interest.
Earlier, Burt visited the offices of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). The British minister was accompanied by the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Simon Collis, and other officials.
Burt met Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant general supervisor of operations and programs at KSRelief. Al-Bayez briefed the British minister on the activities and achievements of the center and the various humanitarian projects initiated around the world. Since its inception three years ago, the center has started 439 projects in 41 countries around the world.
The center allocated 269 projects to Yemen, covering several humanitarian areas, including food security, health, environmental sanitation, and other projects for women and children. It also initiated a rehabilitation program for child soldiers in Yemen.
The British delegation and the KSRelief officials discussed ways to boost cooperation to expand relief and humanitarian operations across the world.