The Kingdom Tower dominates the night skyline in Riyadh. King Abdullah has pledged to spend 30 per cent of the country’s annual economic output on housing, job creation and other social and economic measures. Image Credit: Reuters

Dubai: A man arrested in Saudi Arabia after stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh last month was under orders from a leader of Al Qaida in Yemen, state television channel Ekhbariya said on Thursday.

The Nov. 11 incident occurred at King Abdullah Park, one of several venues hosting a two-month long entertainment festival as part of government efforts to open up Saudi society and diversify its economy away from oil.