First Riyadh Comic-Con opens in Saudi capital

Saudi Arabia’s second ever Comic-Con event, the first one to take place in the capital Riyadh, opened this week, attracting geeks and sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and pop culture aficionados and featuring guests like American actor Jason Momoa. The kingdom in recent months has organised concerts, its first Comic-Con festival in the Red Sea city of Jeddah (in February) and a mixed-gender national day celebration.

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Saudi Arabia recently held its first Comic Con in Jeddah, the conservative Gulf state’s culture capital. VICE News attended the three-day festival to see how it all went down, and met a team of creators who introduced a new and controversial character to the lineup.

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RAW: Diplomats evacuated after suicide attack near US Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s security forces shot dead a suicide bomber outside of the US consulate service in the port city of Jeddah, local media reported. The attacker was killed while trying to detonate himself as Americans kicked off 4th of July celebrations.

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