News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it's just a glimpse
Religious police, for example ... and encouraged consumers to spend more. Retail sales in Saudi Arabia on makeup rose from $410 million in 2012 to $576 million last year, said the report. In 2012, the late King Abdullah implemented a decision to allow ...
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia
Religious hardliners, who have long vilified movie theatres ... International theatre chains have long eyed Saudi Arabia as the Middle East's last untapped mass market, with its more than 30 million people, the majority of whom are under 25.
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history
"Religion is welcome as something that drives morals and ethics ... said visits to sites like Diriyah will help tourists "correct" the image they may have of Saudi Arabia. "Once they come here and see the country, I think the marketing literature tells ...
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Saudi Arabia ends its movie theater ban but it's still a tough place to be a filmmaker
Saudi Arabia remains an ultra-conservative kingdom with an absolute ... There will be obvious red lines — no nudity or criticism of the political and religious establishment. But the government's censor told NPR everything else remains unclear.
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Nigeria: Hajj 2018 - Saudi Arabia Moves to Stop Nigerian Pilgrims
Nigeria has one of the largest contingents in the annual religious exercise with about 95,000 pilgrims. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday said Saudi Arabia is taking the decision because of reports of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria.
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Lagos Warns Against Conversion Of Residential Buildings To Religious Centres
He said the state government has saved a total of N4.5billion in the last three years as a result of the decision of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to stop the sponsorship of people for religious pilgrimages to Israel and Saudi Arabia, has said. Accordng to him ...
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Saudi Arabia's first new cinema in decades holds its grand opening with a screening of 'Black Panther'
When the country’s religious authorities started cracking down on movie ... even though he had paid for the rights to distribute them in Saudi Arabia. The family has since expanded into film production and dubbing, but is keen to get back into the ...
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident
Saudi Arabia has witnessed a series of radical political changes ... his position in a country where power had been shared among senior princes for decades and religious figures exercised significant influence on policy. But they have also fueled ...
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and ‘Black Panther’
Saudi Arabia had already started gradually loosening restrictions ... In the 1970s, there were informal movie screenings but the experience could be interrupted by the country’s religious police, whose powers have since been curbed.
News Saudi Arabia » Religion: Saudi forces shoot down 'toy drone' near royal palaces
Security around the palaces appears to have tightened in recent months as powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman oversees landmark social and economic reforms to prepare for a post-oil era, despite the risk of riling religious hardliners. The 32-year ...