Saudi Arabia opened its first movie theater on Wednesday in a historic launch at the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, bringing an end to a 35-year ban on cinemas over fears that they distort Islamic morality. The launch, held by the Chinese-owned AMC Entertainment, featured the screening of the latest Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther. Authorities
U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia may have to pay for continuing America’s military presence in war-ravaged Syria. “We’ve almost completed that task [of defeating the Islamic State] and we’ll be making a determination very quickly, in coordination with others in the area, as to what we’ll do,” Trump told reporters.
Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and an ongoing diplomatic feud with Qatar. The following are quotations from an interview he gave to CBS News
A report surfacing this week claims Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), 31, has blocked his father, King Salman, from seeing his mother for more than two years and has worked to keep them apart throughout his rise to power. According to NBC News, U.S. officials claimed they believe the crown prince —
A French judge has issued an arrest warrant for the sister of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman over claims she ordered her bodyguard to attack a worker at her Paris apartment. Hussat ben Salmane, 44, was issued the warrant on Thursday afternoon in connection with an incident that took place in 2016, where her bodyguard