Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudi citizens have complained about the high prices of the tickets of the only cinema in the country, calling for a reduction of prices to meet their limited incomes, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday. The American company AMC, which got the first license to open a cinema in Saudi Arabia, is selling the ticket for one film at 75 […]

Is marijuana decriminalization possible in the Middle East?

Is marijuana decriminalization possible in the Middle East?

by Alexandra Blackman and Farah Samti by Alexandra Blackman and Farah Samti April 20 at 2:50 PM A Tunisian boy cycles past street art in Erriadh, a village on the resort island of Djerba, south of Tunis in 2015. (Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP) On Jan. 1, Tunisian police reportedly arrested four people in Tunis with marijuana in […]

'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

The fertile lands of Mesopotamia are rightly hailed as a “cradle of civilization”, where some of the most important human innovations originated, from agriculture and writing to religion and music. The Penn Museum in Philadelphia has long been home to one of the world’s most significant collections of ancient artifacts from the region – but […]

Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Salon des Grandes Complications was officially inaugurated by Prince Faisal bin Nawaf at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel last week. Taking place for the first time in Jeddah from April 9-12, the four-day fine watchmaking exhibition offered a unique and exclusive social platform for horology enthusiasts in Jeddah to gather. Revered mechanical masterpieces were displayed, encompassing […]

Ban Middle East sheep trade, says Liberal MP Jason Wood

Ban Middle East sheep trade, says Liberal MP Jason Wood

Pressure within government ranks for a ban on the live sheep trade to the Middle East has increased, with a second Liberal MP calling for the exports to end. Jason Wood, who holds the outer Melbourne seat of La Trobe, said on Wednesday that even if standards were toughened the trade would remain inhumane. Wood’s […]

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: pro-Assad commander

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: pro-Assad commander

A false alarm led to Syrian air defence missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters. Syrian state TV reported overnight that anti-aircraft defences had shot down missiles fired at an air base in the Homs area, […]

Crude volatility subdued despite Middle East supply risks

Crude volatility subdued despite Middle East supply risks

Last week’s oil rally before US-led airstrikes in Syria illustrate the market’s sensitivity to potential supply disruptions, but the failure for volatility to spike reveals comfort provided by booming US production. * US output offsets geopolitical risk * US crude stocks likely built slightly last week * Inventories at deficit to five-year average […]

Maryland National Guard welcomes home 200 members from the Middle East

Maryland National Guard welcomes home 200 members from the Middle East

ABERDEEN, Md. — WBFF — The Maryland National Guard hosted a Freedom Salute Ceremony to officially welcome home 200 members of the headquarters element of the 29th Combat Aviation Brigaded and members of B Company 3-126th Aviation and F Company 1-111th Aviation Regiment from their deployment to the Middle East. The soldiers were deployed for […]

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