Saudi Crown Prince to Al-Azhar Sheikh: Muslims count on their institutes

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Al-Azhar’s Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb that Muslims count on Islamic institutes in More »

Saudi Arabia announces Eid will begin on Sunday

:: Sunday, June 25, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in Saudi Arabia after reported sightings of the More »

UAE: Attack attempt in Saudi bolsters our will to eliminate terrorism

:: UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan said Saturday that More »

Iraqi PM says Mosul ‘liberation’ will be declared in a few days

:: The “liberation” of the city of Mosul from ISIS will be announced in a few days, Iraqi Prime More »

Mohammed bin Salman contributes SAR 20 mln to Saudi prisoner release campaign

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has donated a sum of 20 million Saudi riyals for a campaign More »

 

Category Archives: Art & Culture

Saudi Arabia ready to invest $2bln in region’s cultural tourism sector

Saudi Arabia and Oman will lead the GCC’s multi-billion dollar investments in cultural tourism with a series of projects to develop new cultural attractions, according to a

A battle against ‘foreign’ European-style Islamic clothing in Central Asia

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly coloured national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An

Saudi designers to wow at Fashion Forward Dubai

Arwa Al-Banawi

In two weeks’ time, Fashion Forward Dubai, one of the year’s most anticipated events in the fashion industry, will showcase a carefully curated selection of the Middle

Arab Media Forum 2017 kicks off in Dubai on April 18

Mona Ghanim Al-Marri

The two-day 16th edition of the Arab Media Forum (AMF) is set to kick off on April 18 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai under the theme “Civil

E-link between general, appeal courts ordered

Walid Al-Samaani

Minister of Justice Walid Al-Samaani has ordered the electronic link between the criminal and family affairs and appeal courts on an experimental basis, according to a ministry

Meet the Saudi teen behind the hijab… emoji!

Rayouf Alhumedhi

A dedicated “hijabi emoji” is set to appear on smartphones for the first time — and a 15-year-old Saudi teen is behind it. Rayouf Alhumedhi, who was

Riyadh among top ten destinations in OIC states

Riyadh was ranked among the top 10 destinations within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Muslims traveling for shopping purposes, according to a report. The report

Traditional Asir dances ‘haram’: Fatwa

Saad Al-Hajri, Asir’s mufti, has issued a fatwa banning some traditional dances of the region. This fatwa was issued during a religious lecture in Mahayel Asir. Responding

Ministry’s insistence on dress code for female workers ignites heated debate

The Ministry of Labor’s decision to impose fines on female workers violating the dress code at their workplaces has sparked a heated debate. According to a local

KFF, IB launch pilot project

In an effort to boost educational standards in Saudi schools, the King Faisal Foundation (KFF) has teamed up with International Baccalaureate (IB) to run an ambitious education

Janadriyah Festival to have Germany as guest of honor

Germany will be the guest of honor at the 30th Janadriyah festival starting Feb. 3, at the Al-Janadriyah heritage village located on the outskirts of Riyadh. “It

Unique representation to highlight KSA’s rich culture

In a unique opportunity to promote local arts and culture, five Saudi artists representing the cities of Al-Ahsa, Dammam, Hail, Jeddah and Al-Jouf are participating in the

Best of Indian art in focus at Dubai

Sanchit Art in collaboration with BAQAA Glamour Weddings & Events and the Kataria Art Foundation, is set to present a unique art exhibition in Dubai that exemplifies

Jeddah expects a million visitors

According to sources, Jeddah is likely to attract more than 1 million domestic tourists for the Historic Jeddah Festival later this month. More than 536 families reside

SCTA licenses 4,762 hospitality facilities

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) recently revealed in a report a significant increase in licenses for tourism accommodation in 2014 in 16 regions, with

Marriage age 18 to restrain dowry-hungry dads

Saudis are eagerly awaiting the approval of a new draft law by the Shoura Council which prevents women under 18 from getting married. The draft law pending

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