Riyadh screens premiere of American animated film

“Hotel Transylvania 3” revolves around Dracula and his family, who take a vacation on a cruise ship. (Sony Pictures)
Updated 13 July 2018
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Riyadh screens premiere of American animated film

  • The screening was held in the presence of Saudi musician and “Arabs Got Talent” co-host Qusai Kheder, who was involved in the Arabic version of the film

RIYADH: A special Arabic-dubbed screening of the American animated movie “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” was held on Thursday at Vox Cinemas in Riyadh Park. 

The screening was held in the presence of Saudi musician and “Arabs Got Talent” co-host Qusai Kheder, who was involved in the Arabic version of the film. 

“Hotel Transylvania 3” revolves around Dracula and his family, who take a vacation on a cruise ship. 

Dracula starts a romance with the ship’s captain, who is voiced by Lebanese TV presenter Raya Abirached.

Kheder, who voices Stan the fish, said: “I really enjoyed performing the Arabic version of the movie. It is a great experience to interpret the language from English to Arabic. It is a family movie, not only for kids.” 

He expressed happiness that the premier took place in Saudi Arabia.


Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

We should have been clearer in our communication and engagement, said Maas. (AFP)
Updated 26 September 2018
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Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

  • The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity
  • We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics: Maas

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed a statement by the German foreign minister pledging his intention to work toward strengthening ties and enhancing cooperation between the two countries. 

Riyadh said the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Germany was a “historic and important” one, and the countries played a leading role in bolstering international security and stability, and the global economy. 

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity, “so that both countries may begin a new phase of close cooperation in all areas to the benefit of both our countries and peoples.”

Earlier, the German foreign minister said relations had “witnessed misunderstandings” in recent months “which stand in sharp contrast to our otherwise strong and strategic ties. We sincerely regret this.”

The minister said: “We should have been clearer in our communications and engagement in order to avoid such misunderstandings.

“We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics.

“Saudi Arabia plays an immensely important role for peace and stability in the region and the world. As there is a broad range of bilateral and international issues to discuss, we will do our best to make this partnership with the Kingdom even stronger than before.

“Considering our role in Europe and the world, improving our ties with Saudi Arabia will serve the interest of both nations and peoples.”