Saudi Arabia sacked the head of its entertainment authority on Monday, state media said, following a conservative backlash against a circus that featured women wearing figure-hugging costumes.
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Khatib had been leading a multi-billion dollar initiative to turn the austere desert kingdom into a culture and entertainment hub. Ahmed al-Khatib was appointed in as chairman of the GEA, the government body which oversees entertainment events in the country, including the National Day festivities and hosting Cirque de Soleil in September. Latest News More.