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18 Apr
The Saudi capital is changing, as demonstrated by the MDLBeast Soundstorm festival, an electronic dance music event held late last year on the outskirts of Riyadh. After trying to diversify its oil-dependent economy, Saudi authorities are now looking to develop the entertainment industry. Partying legally in Riyadh is rare, but is now possible. However, human rights groups are warning that this change, however welcome, should not overshadow the kingdom's crackdown on free speech. Our regional correspondent reports.
26 Jan 2021
Witnesses have reported hearing a loud explosion over Riyadh, three days after a missile was intercepted on its way to the city.
23 Jun 2020
Traffic is back on the streets of Riyadh, and restaurants and hair salons have reopened as Saudi Arabia lifts its coronavirus curfew. Saudi Arabia has been the hardest-hit Gulf state during the pandemic, with over 150,000 confirmed cases.
8 Dec 2018
Donald Trump wants Riyadh to keep pumping oil to keep global prices low, a tactic that pleases his blue-collar base at home. But the Saudis may balk at opposing other OPEC members ahead of a key meeting of the cartel.
21 Nov 2018
President Trump says he won't let the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi jeopardize relations with Saudi Arabia. He says he will stand by Riyadh regardless if Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the killing citing the kingdom's importance to American interests.
30 Oct 2018
Gabon's president in Riyadh hospital for severe fatigue - government spokesman
29 Oct 2018
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday (October 23) dismissed attempts by Riyadh to blame Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing on rogue operatives, saying the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must "be brought to account".
25 Oct 2018
Saudi Arabia will make a thorough probe into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and relationship with Turkey will not be harmed, said Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday during the forum of the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh.
16 Oct 2018
Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman in Riyadh over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
17 Dec 2017
More than 2,000 fans welcomed Hollywood actor John Travolta at the Apex Convention Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, days after the country lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas.
11 Nov 2017
Hezbollah’s leader says that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon’s prime minister.
22 Oct 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday in Riyadh that the growing relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iraq was "vital" to bolstering the collective security, cooperation in the fight against Islamic State and prosperity between the U.S. and both countries.

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