Yanni tour extended for 2 additional Dhahran concerts

Greek musician Yanni arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah on Tuesday along with his daughter. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 30 November 2017
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Yanni tour extended for 2 additional Dhahran concerts

JEDDAH: Two additional performances by the world musician Yanni will take place at King Abdul Aziz International Cultural Center in Dhahran on Wednesday and Thursday December 6 and 7.
The official General Entertainment Authority (GEA) account on Twitter announced on Wednesday that “Sharqiyyah people we will not let you down; be prepared for Yanni’s concerts and make sure to hurry up and book your tickets through our website or any branch of Virgin Mega Store.”
The number of concerts to be held by the international musician in the Kingdom increased to six; four will be held in Jeddah on Thursday and Friday, November 30 and December 1, and in Riyadh on Sunday and Monday, December3-4.
The two Jeddah concerts will be held at the King Abdullah Economic City, while the GEA announced that it has moved the Riyadh concert site to Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in response to the increased demand from the public.
Each of Yanni’s six concerts will be two hours, which is longer than the average time he offers on his usual tours. The concerts are categorized as being for families.
Yanni arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah on Tuesday along with his daughter.
 


Duo on trial in Riyadh over ‘Qaddafi, Saddam’ imitation voice message

Updated 25 April 2018
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Duo on trial in Riyadh over ‘Qaddafi, Saddam’ imitation voice message

JEDDAH: Two suspects facing 12 terror-related charges are on trial in a Riyadh-based court, Okaz newspaper reported.
The suspects are on trial for recording a voice message where they imitated the voices of toppled Libyan leader Muammar Al-Qaddafi and former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in an effort to criticize the local Abha Tourism Festival.
The first suspect is facing eight charges, including supporting terror groups Al-Nusra Front and Daesh.
The suspect is accused of preparing, sending and storing items deemed harmful to public order and morals. He was also communicating with a member of Daesh in Syria, the newspaper added.
He appears to follow social media accounts affiliated with Daesh, in addition to disseminating information and publications by the terror group via Twitter and Telegram and WhatsApp to his friends, including the second suspect, whom he had shared Daesh-related videos with.
The second suspect is facing four charges, including meeting the first suspect, inciting him to support terror groups, and harboring him from security forces.
He is also accused of disturbing public order by taking part in a voice message that criticized the Abha festival, by sending it via WhatsApp to a number of friends.