Cirque du Soleil heads to Saudi in special one-off show

  • MONTREAL: Cirque du Soleil will stage a show in Saudi Arabia for the first time later this month, the high-flying acrobatic troupe announced Monday. The show will take place in the Saudi capital on Sept. 23 to coincide with the country's national day, public relations director Marie-Helen...
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince says Brexit opens UK for greater business opportunities with Kingdom

  • LONDON: People in the UK and Saudi Arabia are much safer if the two countries have a close relationship, the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said ahead of his visit to Britain....
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Full diplomatic backing for Vision 2030

  • RIYADH: A number of foreign ambassadors in Riyadh on Thursday applauded and expressed support for Vision 2030, the ambitious plan to diversify the Saudi economy.“Vision 2030 is a ‘big thing.’ It’s a strategic project for the future of Saudi Arabia,” German Ambassador Boris Ruge told Arab News...
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Istamara delivery by post

  • RIYADH: The Wasil service, which aims to send car registration cards by post to owners, has been launched.“With the new service, motorists will save time since they don’t have to personally claim their new car registration cards (istamara) from the Traffic Department,” said Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al...
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GCC joint security muscled up

  • RIYADH: GCC interior ministers reviewed the contents of the vision of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman that aims to promote GCC joint action in the field of security.The ministers were in the capital to attend their 17th consultative meeting, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif...
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New vision offers more jobs, better living standards

  • JEDDAH: Vision 2030 would create more jobs for citizens and increase their standard of living, said Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani, according to a press report on Wednesday.Al-Haqabani’s comments come in the wake of the announcement Monday by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of sweeping...
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Shoura Council grapples with housing shortage

  • RIYADH: Shoura Council members had various opinions on the role of the Ministry of Housing in providing accommodation for citizens.Prince Khalid Al-Saud said he feels bad about the situation because the ministry failed to carry out its only task, which is to provide suitable accommodation for...
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Journey of faith: Pilgrims begin moving into Mina

  • MINA: As the night wore on Monday, pilgrims started filling into the tent city of Mina.They came in ones and twos, some on foot, some in wheelchairs, many in buses and SUVs arranged by the pilgrim establishments.All roads and highways from Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh, Dammam, Abha, Jazan and Taif...
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AN marks 40th anniversary in style

  • RIYADH: A galaxy of top-notch personalities, including members of the royal family, ministers and diplomats, descended on the venue where Arab News was celebrating its 40th anniversary on Monday. Their gesture and congratulatory remarks proved beyond doubt that the leading English daily is moving...
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Houthis hit for breaking truce

  • RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition on Monday blamed cease-fire violations by Iran-backed rebels for the resumption of airstrikes after a five-day truce aimed at delivering aid in Yemen.Coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri accused the rebels of not respecting the Saudi-proposed truce. “That...
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