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Saudi Arabia to launch first cinema in Riyadh on Wednesday
Saudi authority teams up with US-based AMC Entertainment for historic event in King Abdullah Financial District

The Development and Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), will launch Saudi Arabia’s first public cinema this week in collaboration with US-based AMC Entertainment. The newly …

Iran leader: Enemy intel services have failed to inflict any harm on Iran
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says enemies have waged a large-scale intelligence war against Iran, but that foreign spy agencies have failed in their attempts to inflict any harm on the country.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi and a group of the ministry’s employees in Tehran on Wednesday. “We are standing in the midst of a large battlefield. On …

As the bombs fall on Syria, one company’s share price reaches a record high
On 14 April, the UK, France and the US bombed Syria. But one company, in particular, seems to be doing very well amid the conflict. And that company, Raytheon, is one of the world’s largest arms companies. It’s the one that manufactured the bombs Donald Trump used to attack Syria in 2017.

Good for business Raytheon’s share price hit an at least 20-year record high on 13 April, as the conflict intensified:   As the above chart shows, war is great business if you’re an arms dealer. …

The Jewdas f**k capitalism beetroot is for sale. And it’s the tastiest possible response to the Daily Mail
The right-wing media – led by Guido Fawkes – launched an attack on left-wing Jewish group Jewdas. This was because the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had attended the group’s Seder (a traditional Passover feast) in Islington.

Since then, support for Jewdas has grown. At the time of writing, the group has over 21,000 followers on Twitter and over 10,000 followers on Facebook. And its latest move involving an ‘anticapitalist beetroot’ is just delicious. “F**k …

Negotiating with Israel would be big mistake: Iran’s Supreme Leader
Any move to negotiate with Israel would be an “unforgivable mistake”, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Israelis were entitled to live peacefully on their own land.

Saudi Arabia – birthplace of Islam and site of its holiest shrines – does not officially recognize Israel, but Mohammed bin Salman’s comments, quoted in the U.S. magazine The Atlantic, are a further sign of …