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Agence France-Presse . Riyadh

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    Top DJs headline Saudi Arabia’s biggest music festival

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:29pm on December 21, 2019

    Tens of thousands of Saudis have flocked to an electronic music festival billed by organisers as the biggest in the ultra-conservative kingdom since it began...

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    Saudi eliminates gender-segregated entrances for eateries

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:59am on December 10, 2019

    Restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia are no longer required to have gender-segregated entrances, officials said, in a further easing of social restrictions in the...

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    Saudi Aramco shares to start trading Dec 11

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    Saudi Aramco shares would start trading domestically next Wednesday, the Riyadh stock exchange said, after the energy giant raised $25.6 billion in the world’s biggest...

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    Three actors stabbed on stage in Riyadh

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:29pm on November 12, 2019

    A Yemeni man stabbed three actors at a performance in the Saudi capital, police said on Tuesday, in the first such attack since the ultra-conservative...

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    Louvre in push to display ‘missing’ Da Vinci: culture expert

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2019

    The Louvre museum has made an ‘offer’ to the owner of the world’s most expensive painting to allow it to be displayed in a Leonardo...

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    US filmmaker Oliver Stone lauds Putin

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on November 01, 2019

    American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday hailed Russian President Vladimir Putin as a ‘stabilising force’ in the Middle East, particularly in war-ravaged Syria...

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    Saudi Arabia to hold first women’s wrestling match

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:15am on October 31, 2019

    The first ever women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia will be held on today, organisers said, the latest unlikely event staged in the kingdom as...

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    35 people killed in road accident in Saudi Arabia: state media

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:06pm on October 17, 2019

    At least 35 foreigners were killed and four others were injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the Muslim holy city of...

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    Saudi fans delight in West Bank game

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    Saudi football fans are delighted about their national team’s historic match Tuesday against their Palestinian ‘brothers’ in the occupied West Bank, but dismiss suggestions it...

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    Saudi rules women can join armed forces

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:39am on October 11, 2019

    Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday it will allow women in the ultra-conservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme...

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