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Saudi delays launch of ‘entertainment city’

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MNA Entertainment Desk: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said it has delayed by three days the launch of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects as the oil-reliant kingdom seeks to diversify. King Salman had been scheduled on Wednesday to launch construction of the 334-square kilometre project in Qiddiya, southwest of Riyadh, touted as the kingdom’s answer to Disneyland. “King Salman will inaugurate next Saturday the Qiddiya project, which is the new entertainment, sports and cultural destination in the kingdom,” the state-run Saudi Press Agency said, without explaining the delay. Construction for the first phase ...

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8 Bangladeshis killed in Riyadh fire

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MNA National Desk: At least eight Bangladeshis have been burnt alive and seven others received injuries in a fire following a cylinder blast at a residential building of expatriate workers in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Riyadh Civil Defence Chief  Maj Mohammed Al Hamadi said the fire broke out at the entrance of the building at about 7:30am on Friday with at least 45 workers inside. The workers could not come out of the building as there was no fire exit, leaving six died on the spot and two others at hospital. All of the dead were the employees of ...

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‘Only death’ can stop me: Saudi prince Salman

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Saudi Arabia’s Bin Salman is widely expected to try and encourage American investors to put money into the kingdom, while also looking to promote his plans to enact sweeping economic and social reforms in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince has said “only death” can prevent him from ruling over the kingdom for several years to come. “Only God knows how long one will live, if one would live 50 years or not, but if things go their normal ways, then that’s to be expected,” Mohammed bin Salman said during a wide-ranging interview that aired on CBS ...

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Saudi prince executed in Riyadh for murder

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MNA International Desk: A Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh on Tuesday after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow Saudi, official media reported, in a rare example of a ruling family member subjected to the death penalty. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir had pleaded guilty to shooting Adel al-Mohaimeed after a brawl, the ministry of interior said in a statement on state news agency SPA. It did not say how the prince was killed. Most people executed in the kingdom are beheaded with a sword. Members of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family are only rarely known to ...

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