BTS says decision to hold concert in Saudi Arabia wasn"t easy

The leader of South Korean boy band BTS has spoken out about their upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia, saying it wasn't an easy decision to play in the kingdom which has been criticized over its human rights abuses......»»

Category: topSource: tmzOct 3rd, 2019

Saudi Arabia protests over Czech "Satanic Verses" 27 years after uproar

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia summoned the Czech ambassador to protest against a new translation of Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses", Saudi state media said on Friday, 27 years after the novel triggered mass demonstrations and a death threat ag.....»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 24th, 2017

Saudi Arabia under the spotlight in Frontline and HBO documentaries

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday, offering a series of denials about human-rights abuses and any personal role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi......»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 30th, 2019

Saudi Naimi"s battles against Western "greed" shine light on Aramco IPO

As Saudi Arabia prepares for the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO), memoirs from its former oil minister Ali al-Naimi offer a rare insight into decades of domestic infighting over the future of state-run Saudi Aramco. The 300-page book, t.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooNov 8th, 2016

Saudi Arabia executes 47 men for "terrorism charges" including top Shia cleric

SAUDI Arabia has executed 47 men for 'terrorism charges' today including a prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.....»»

Category: topSource: expressJan 2nd, 2016

Saudi designers steal show at Dubai fashion week

Dubai (AFP) - From a mother and daughter duo hooked on denim to an art-inspired fashionista, female designers from ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia stole the limelight at Arab Fashion Week 2016 in Dubai......»»

Category: fashionSource: yahooOct 10th, 2016

First fame then arrest for Saudi teen who chatted up US girl

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When a teenager in Saudi Arabia began chatting up an American woman online, he first found fame and then notoriety before he was arrested over concerns that his clumsy cyber flirtation violated the kingdom's conse.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 31st, 2016

Saudi clerics renew edict against playing "Pokemon Go"

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top clerics renewed a religious edict that warns against playing Pokemon — this time as the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go"......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 20th, 2016

Unique Saudi course puts women in vanguard of film study

Officially it's not called "filmmaking" because public cinemas are banned in Saudi Arabia. Students say it is the only programme of its kind in the conservative Islamic kingdom which lacks a film industry and has no similar course for men. .....»»

Category: topSource: yahooApr 23rd, 2016

Housemaid"s hand hacked off by female Saudi Arabian employer after trying to escape

A HOUSEMAID had her hand chopped off by her female employer in Saudi Arabia after complaining to authorities about being tortured......»»

Category: topSource: expressOct 10th, 2015

Saudi King "BANS women police from French beach" – as 100,000 furious locals sign petition

THE King of Saudi Arabia has reportedly banned women police from the French beach he has commandeered for a holiday......»»

Category: topSource: expressJul 29th, 2015

WATCH: British man 'attacked by Saudi Arabian police after paying at woman-only cash desk'

A BRITISH man has been attacked by religious police in Saudi Arabia after paying at a woman-only cash desk, it has been claimed......»»

Category: topSource: expressMar 19th, 2015

Appetite for art fuelling Saudi displays

How cultural exhibitions are finding new audiences in Saudi Arabia.....»»

Category: topSource: 13th, 2019

BTS performs mega concert in Central Park

In a moment BTS fans had been waiting for, the South Korean boy band took over New York City's Central Park for an outdoor concert......»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzMay 15th, 2019

BTS performs mega concert in Central Park after fans camped out in the rain for days

In a moment BTS fans had been waiting for, the South Korean boy band took over New York City's Central Park for an outdoor concert......»»

Category: topSource: tmzMay 15th, 2019

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert to support human rights

Nicki Minaj was originally scheduled to headline Jeddah World Fest on July 18.....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJul 9th, 2019

Saudi News Anchorwoman Causes Stir by Appearing on TV Without Veil

A Saudi TV official says the host was filmed in the U.K. and vowed that the network would avoid such incidents in the future after it caused a stir in the Muslim more.....»»

Category: tvSource: hollywoodreporterAug 7th, 2014

BTS to take a "brief" hiatus, rep says

Rep for BTS said the group will take a "well-deserved vacation".....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 14th, 2019

Tom Hanks Seals The Deal With ‘A Hologram For The King’

A Hologram for the King features Tom Hanks as Alan Clay, an American businessman sent to Saudi Arabia to close a huge business deal that could conceivably change his life. Alan, whose passion for his job has waned over the years thanks to age and his und.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakMay 12th, 2016

Reimagining Lawrence of Arabia

The play about the 'true' Lawrence of Arabia.....»»

Category: topSource: 12th, 2016

Saudi film fans revel on "green carpet" as fest begins

The "red carpet" was made of green artificial turf and women wore traditional black robes instead of plunging necklines when the third Saudi Film Festival opened on Thursday night. Saudis are voracious viewers of online videos and rank among the.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooApr 23rd, 2016