Comic Con comes to Saudi Arabia for first time

Comic Con comes to Saudi Arabia for first time
Updated 08 April 2017

Comic Con comes to Saudi Arabia for first time

Comic Con comes to Saudi Arabia for first time

JEDDAH: The Saudi Comic Con (SCC) event will take place in Jeddah Feb.16-18. It is the first time Comic Con is coming to Saudi Arabia.
Tickets for the event are available at Virgin Megastores across the Kingdom and online at www.ticketingboxoffice.com
Saudi Comic Con includes various categories and activities such as, comics, anime, manga art, pop art, celebrity appearance, video gaming, competitions, cosplay, books and more.
“There is great demand in the country as tens of thousands of Saudis have traveled abroad to attend such events. Everything is set up for Saudi Comic Con to be a tremendous success, leaving a footprint in the industry,” Obada Awad, executive director of Time Entertainment, said in a press statement.
After the huge success of the event worldwide, the event became a phenomenon and one of the most popular events in the world of entertainment.
The event is backed by the General Entertainment Authority, which is responsible for facilitating and supporting a sustainable entertainment industry in the Kingdom.
Saudi Comic Con is organized by Time Entertainment.
Headquartered in Riyadh, Time Entertainment is considered to be one of the pioneers in the entertainment industry in the Kingdom and has played an essential role in entertainment by presenting successful and very high-quality events in Saudi Arabia.
Tickets for Comic Con start at SR100.
Time Entertainment aims to bring international events to the country and take local talents and content producers to tour the world.


YouTube bans seven Houthi channels 

YouTube bans seven Houthi channels 
Updated 24 January 2021

YouTube bans seven Houthi channels 

YouTube bans seven Houthi channels 
  • It deleted accounts that the group had been using to share its agenda
  • The terrorist-designated organization used the channels and other social media platforms to stream propaganda and encourage violence

LONDON: YouTube permanently deleted seven Houthi accounts on Sunday due to a breach of its policy, less than a week after the US designated the militia as a foreign terrorist organization. 

It deleted accounts that the group had been using to share its agenda, such as its main channel “Ferqat Ansar Allah” and “Al Ealam Al-Harbe,” which translates as the war media.

The terrorist-designated organization used the channels and other social media platforms to stream propaganda and encourage violence.

Many leaders and members within the Houthi movement remain active on social media, such as the group’s current leader Muhammad Ali Al-Houthis, and continue to incite hate and violent speech.

The US designation came into effect last Tuesday, the day before President Donald Trump left office. The Houthis are accused of waging a deadly campaign that has destabilized Yemen and the Middle East.

“The designations are intended to hold Ansar Allah accountable for its terrorist acts, including cross-border attacks threatening civilian populations, infrastructure and commercial shipping,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier this month, using the official name of the Houthi movement.

He added that the designations would not affect the work of relief agencies.