Johnny Depp praises Saudi Arabia’s emerging film landscape at the Red Sea International Film Festival

JEDDAH: The ongoing Red Sea International Film Festival played host to Hollywood star Johnny Depp as he graced the MENA premiere of “Jeanne Du Barry,” a French historical drama directed by French actress and filmmaker Maïwenn, who also stars in the film. The festival’s second day unfolded with the screening of this opulent portrayal of … Read more

International Diriyah Forum to promote cultural heritage 

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday released a joint statement on the visit of President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the Kingdom and the shared areas the two countries aim to enhance cooperation in. On Tuesday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Lula at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The … Read more

Erdogan tells UN chief Israel must be tried in international courts for Gaza crimes

GAZA STRIP: A new group of Israeli hostages are due to be freed in exchange for Palestinian prisoners, as Israel and Hamas accused each other of violating an extended truce in their devastating seven-week war. The temporary cessation of hostilities and releases of captives have been hailed as a glimpse of hope in the conflict sparked … Read more

International nursing conference gets underway in Jeddah

JEDDAH: The 10th International Nursing Conference, organized by the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, opened in Jeddah on Monday. The 3-day event, with the theme “Nurses: As Catalysts, Navigators & Innovators in Healthcare,” will include a range of presentations, discussion sessions and workshops. Delegates will consider the role of technology and innovation in … Read more

Dancer Hajiba Fahmy poses on Marrakech International Film Festival red carpet

DUBAI: French Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri was on hand at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday — and she showed off a chic Chanel outfit in the process.   Khoudri, who is a brand ambassador for the luxury French label, hit the red carpet in a … Read more

Baseball United All-Stars put on historic show at Dubai International Stadium

UAE Pro League review: New Al-Ain boss Crespo starts with emphatic win over champions Shabab Al-Ahli Argentina legend Hernan Crespo enjoyed an emphatic winning debut as Al-Ain boss, Andres Iniesta’s sinking Emirates Club fell into the drop zone and Frank de Boer felt frustration at Al-Jazira during ADNOC Pro League’s memorable resumption. The result of … Read more

Honor of Kings International Championship (KIC) 2023: Teams, Format, Prize pool, and more

Honor of Kings International Championship 2023, better known as KIC 2022 is the grandest stage of the Honor of Kings championship. The game’s Chinese version and international adaptation both are featured together in this world championship series. This year’s KIC is going to be the second edition of the event with global teams from all around the world. … Read more

Dubai International Chamber opens office in Nigeria

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index rose on Sunday, gaining 12.34 points, or 0.11 percent, to close at 11,090.42. The total trading turnover of the benchmark index was SR3.73 billion ($997 million) as 122 of the listed stocks advanced, while 92 retreated.   Similarly, the Kingdom’s parallel market Nomu also rose 218.62 points, or 0.91 … Read more

Lyna Khoudri hits Marrakech International Film Festival red carpet  

Dubai’s Soul Kitchen explores Arab migration through installations by acclaimed artists DUBAI: Dubai-based restaurant Soul Kitchen is reflecting on the modern and historical patterns of Arab migration through a series of art installations. The exhibits include one work by Lebanese artist Rumi Dalle, known for collaborating with luxury brands such as Hermes, Boghossian, and Iwan … Read more

‘Goodbye Julia’ wins big at Leeds International Film Festival

DUBAI: Here is our rundown of all the movies featured in competition at this year’s Red Sea International Film Festival, which begins Nov. 30 .  ‘Norah’  Director: Tawfik Alzaidi  Starring: Maria Bahrawi, Yaqoub Alfarhan  The Saudi filmmaker’s debut feature was shot in AlUla and makes full use of its stunning setting. It is set in 1996 … Read more