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  • American Pilgrim Commends Saudi Govt For ‘a Job Well Done’

    10/27/2013 1:47:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 27 October 2013 | Siraj Wahab
    A visiting Pakistani-American radio journalist has commended Saudi Arabia for the successful organization of this year’s Haj. Qamar Abbas Jafri of Voice of America’s Urdu Service described Saudi efforts “as a job well done.” Jafri was among 200 international journalists invited by the Ministry of Culture and Information to perform Haj and report on it. “I performed Haj and did a number of reports from the holy sites,” he told Arab News on Friday before heading back to Washington, D.C. “I am really impressed; it is a wonderful experience to be here.” Jafri said this was his second Haj. “I...
  • China Expands Naval Presence through Jeddah Port Call

    01/09/2011 1:37:34 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 12/17/2010 | Russell Hsiao
    ChinaÂ’s naval presence on the global stage is expanding. While counter-piracy and escort operations in the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea have significantly contributed to the Chinese navy's growing profile, foreign port visits by its naval vessels to the Gulf region are emerging as an important element in Chinese naval strategy. ChinaÂ’s overseas naval presence is an important measure of its great power status, and port visits are an effective means of projecting naval power. The Chinese Navy's growing naval activism was recently highlighted by an unprecedented visit by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) at Jeddah Port in...
  • Smoking Guns: Why Rush Limbaugh was Right about Hillary and Huma

    06/28/2012 6:19:10 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 15 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/28/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Was Rush Limbaugh right when he discussed Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, criticizing the Secretary of State for her Deputy Chief of Staff’s familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the close relationship between Huma’s mother and Egypt’s new first lady? Think Progress refers to Limbaugh’s claims as ‘baseless’. First, here is Rush’s commentary on the subject on June 26th (via Think Progress): The first sign that Rush’s claim is not baseless is that Think Progress says it is. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, Saleha and her now-deceased husband, Syed Z. Abedin, co-founded the Institute of...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Top Confident Huma Abedin Is Assistant Editor Of An Islamic Journal

    03/22/2008 10:10:53 AM PDT · by jveritas · 226 replies · 9,186+ views
    March 22 2008 | jveritas
    Huma Abedin the top confident and closest aide for Hillary Clinton is an assistant editor to an Islamic Journal called “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” http://www.imma.org.uk/editorialboard.htmIn fact the “Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs” and its “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” were founded by Huma Abedin father Syed Z. Abedin was a famous Islamic scholar but died when Huma was 17, and now both the Islamic institute and its journal are headed by her mother Saleha Mahmood Abedin also known as Saleha S Mahmood a famous Islamic scholar and deputy dean of an Islamic school in Saudi Arabia called Dar Al-Hekma...
  • Warning: Protests Spread To Saudi Arabia (Video)

    01/30/2011 6:41:28 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | 1/29/2011 | Investment Watch
    While the biggest threat to the Middle East region is the possibility that the population of Saudi Arabia may try to imitate what has been happening in the area, thereby bringing total chaos to the established regional geopolitical and more importantly, energy, structure, the first protests in the Saudi Arabia city of Jeddah are already in the books. The clip below shows the peaceful demonstrations that have taken place recently, which as Fedupmontrealer explains are “taking place in front of the Municipality in protest of the severe lack of infrastructure, and corruption, that led the city to be inundated this...
  • Hundreds detained in Saudi Arabia over protests (Unrest spreading?)

    01/28/2011 8:35:34 PM PST · by americanophile · 21 replies
    Tehran Times ^ | January 29, 2011 | Tehran Times
    Saudi authorities detained hundreds of demonstrators on Friday in Jeddah who gathered to protest against poor infrastructure after deadly floods swept through Saudi Arabia's second biggest city, police and witnesses said. Some Jeddah streets remained submerged on Friday, and electricity was still out in low-lying parts of the city two days after torrential rains caused flooding that killed at least four people and swept away cars. The protest came after mass messages sent over BlackBerry smart phones called for popular action in response to the flood, an unusual move in the Arab state at a time of spreading anti-government unrest...
  • 'Burn the Quran Day' Plan Prompts Warnings of Anger, Unrest

    08/25/2010 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 176 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    ‘Burn the Quran Day’ Plan Prompts Warnings of Anger, Unrest Wednesday, August 25, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has joined the growing condemnation of plans by a Florida church to burn copies of the Quran on the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. A spokesman for the Jeddah-based bloc of Islamic states expressed concern Tuesday that the planned action by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville would stir up “anger across the Muslim world and provoke unrest.” The OIC said it hoped the U.S. government would “take...
  • Surrogate mother for Osama Bin Laden's IVF grandchild

    06/10/2010 11:49:42 PM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies · 409+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | June 11, 2010 | GARY O’SHEA
    EXCLUSIVE Surrogate mother for Osama Bin Laden's grandchild  By GARY O’SHEA Published: Today THIS is the British mum set to give birth to Osama Bin Laden's grandchild. Trips to Dubai ... Louise is due for pregnancy test ALISTAIR HEAP Louise Pollard, 24, is acting as a surrogate mother for the al-Qaeda warlord's son Omar Bin Laden, The Sun can reveal. She is undergoing fertility treatment, thought to be IVF, in an attempt to conceive using Omar's sperm and eggs from his British wife Jane Felix Browne. Grandad ... Osama Bin Laden    The Qatar-based pair - who are desperate to have...
  • Waning Support for Defamation of Religion Resolution Undermines Defense of Islam, OIC Chief Says

    04/19/2010 2:38:34 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 599+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Friday, April 16, 2010 | By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor
    "Waning Support for Defamation of Religion Resolution Undermines Defense of Islam, OIC Chief Says" PHOTO CAPTION: "In this photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, the head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, welcomes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. The new U.S. envoy to the OIC, Rashad Hussain, stands behind Clinton’s left shoulder. (AP Photo/HO)" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – As its annual “defamation of religion” resolution loses ground at the United Nations after a decade of successes, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is urging its members...
  • Regional experts are looking at ways to protect Jeddah sharks from extinction

    08/31/2009 10:18:48 AM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 4 replies · 479+ views
    Al-Riyadh ^ | August 14, 2009 | Hussein al-Qahtani
    Concluded Thursday in Jeddah, experts and specialists from the countries of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden a regional meeting to prepare a regional plan to keep the sharks in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden from extinction Meeting prepared by the regional body to maintain the environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, whose membership includes countries bordering the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and take the city of Jeddah-based. He warned the Secretary General of the Professor Ziad Bin Hamza [Abu Ghararah] to the sharks in the region has been in recent decades...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-18-2006

    02/18/2006 12:13:51 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 240+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-18-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. A speech in Jeddah, by Al Gore showed he's a political WHORE! He blamed the US For Guantanamo's mess in the midst of a SAUDI-paid tour!
  • It's Official: Inmates Run Democratic Asylum

    02/15/2006 5:51:18 AM PST · by PlainOleAmerican · 40 replies · 1,101+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | February 15, 2006 | J. B. Williams
    · “The U.S. government committed “terrible abuses” against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.” · “Arabs had been ‘indiscriminately rounded up’ and held in ‘unforgivable’ conditions.” · “The Bush administration was playing into al-Qaeda’s hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications.” · “The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake.” · “The worst thing we can possibly do is to cut off the channels of friendship and mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and the United States.” These are some of the statements of former Vice President Al Gore, before an effectively all-Arab Saudi audience...
  • Two Vice Presidents. Two Misfires

    02/14/2006 7:20:07 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 8 replies · 702+ views
    Mullings.com E-mail ^ | February 15, 2006 | Rich Galen
    From Paris, France Between them, Dick Cheney and Al Gore have held the title of Vice President of the United States for the past 13 years and one month - give or take. This past weekend, separated by some 8,000 miles, they each managed to take careful aim and completely miss their marks. First, Vice President Cheney who shot a 78-year-old man, Harry Whittington, while ALLEGEDLY aiming at a quail; although why Cheney thought the bird presented a clear and present danger in the first place has not been fully explored or explained. The fact that the wounded man is...
  • Daughter of Sept 11 victim to speak at Saudi forum (where Gore spoke)

    02/13/2006 6:31:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 733+ views
    AFP/YahooNews ^ | 2-11-06
    For the first time on Monday, a relative of a victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks that were mostly carried out by Saudi nationals will speak in public in the kingdom. Sonia Tita Puopolo, is the daughter of Sonia Morales Puopolo, who was a passenger on American Airlines flight 11 that crashed into one of the towers of New York's World Trade Center.She is to speak during a session titled "Terrorism - The Human Toll" at the Jeddah Economic Forum starting in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah in the west of the ultra conservative kingdom on Saturday....
  • U.S. Jew among 3 nabbed in plot to smuggle missile

    08/13/2003 1:08:33 PM PDT · by Selmo · 105 replies · 2,446+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2003
    NEWARK, New Jersey - An American Jew was among three suspects nabbed for allegedly attempting to smuggle a missile to terror groups operating inside the United States in order to down commercial aircraft. But the smuggling attempt was in fact a sting operation orchestrated over the past 18 months by U.S., Russian and British authorities. Terrorism-related charges were leveled on Wednesday against a British arms dealer who praised Osama bin Laden and thought he was smuggling into the United States missiles, federal prosecutors announced. Two other suspected accomplices to the plot, inlcuding Yehuda Abraham, who is Jewish, face conspiracy charges,...
  • Arrests made at Saudi 'gay wedding'

    03/19/2005 9:42:34 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 58 replies · 1,874+ views
    The Guardian, via Natasha Tynes Newswire ^ | March 19, 2005 | Brian Whitaker
    By Brian Whitaker The Saudi Arabian security forces have arrested 110 men at a "gay wedding" party in Jeddah, according to a Saudi online newspaper. Al-Wifaq, which has connections with the interior ministry, said the authorities had raided a wedding hall on Monday night after a tip-off and found the men - all Saudis - dancing and "behaving like women". Eighty men were later released, but 30 appeared in a Jeddah court on Wednesday to face charges, the paper said. Homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia and is punished by flogging, jail or death. The raid was made a day...
  • Malaysia To Participate In First Islamic Solidarity Games

    01/11/2005 6:24:19 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 576+ views
    Bernama.com ^ | 11 January 2005
    Malaysia To Participate In First Islamic Solidarity Games KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) -- Malaysia will be sending a 115-member contingent headed by Tan Sri Zain Hashim to the 2005 First Islamic Solidarity Games in Saudi Arabia from April 8-20. The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja'afar said the 84 athletes will compete in eight sports - athletics, swimming, diving, fencing, weightlifting, football, taekwondo and karate. "The meet is open to 50 member countries of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation. However participation is only limited to male athletes. However non-Muslims from Muslim countries can...
  • Al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia Releases Audio of Attack on U.S. Consulate in Jeddah

    12/15/2004 3:47:05 PM PST · by anonpenetfi · 3 replies · 434+ views
    Globalterroralert.com ^ | 12/15/04 | Globalterroralert.com
    Globalterroralert.com translation and analysis Audio Excerpt #1Audio Excerpt #2 Globalterroralert.com (12/15/04): Alleged representatives of Al-Qaida's Committee in the Arabian Peninsula have released a purported audio recording of the December 6 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The audio, which appears to have been made with a cell phone or radio transmitter, captures the voices of terrorist operatives as they attempted to overwhelm security and kill "Christian" hostages.
  • US mission attacker was ex-moral police-Saudi papers

    12/08/2004 2:08:16 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 610+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/08/04
    RIYADH, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The leader of the al Qaeda attack on the U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia had been jailed for "extremist ideology" and once worked for the kingdom's austere morality police, local newspapers said on Wednesday. Saudi dailies said Fayez Awad al-Jihani was the head of an al Qaeda cell in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, where the brazen daylight attack on the U.S. consulate took place on Monday. Jihani was one of four attackers who died in the assault. A fifth was wounded and arrested. Saudi authorities identified three of the assailants, none of whom...
  • The Barbot Killing: Compromised Intelligence in Saudi Arabia?

    09/27/2004 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Axion · 2 replies · 412+ views
    STRATFOR ^ | September 27, 2004
    Summary A French citizen was killed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 26. Sources close to the French government have said the victim might have been working in concert with French intelligence in the peninsula -- which suggests militants might have penetrated a Western security and intelligence apparatus through allies in the Saudi intelligence community. While the level of penetration is unknown, it could portend a dire future for Westerners and the fight against jihadists in the kingdom. Analysis A French citizen identified as Laurent Barbot was shot dead outside a food market in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, shortly after midnight...
  • Frenchman killed in Saudi Arabia

    09/25/2004 10:41:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 343+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 26, 2004
    A Frenchman has been shot dead in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the country's official SPA news agency says. The unnamed man was killed in the city's al-Zahra district at 0100 local time (2200 GMT), an interior ministry spokesman told the agency. The spokesman said an inquiry was under way into the shooting, but gave no further details of the incident. Militants linked to al-Qaeda have killed dozens of people in a campaign to destabilise the Saudi monarchy. On 15 September, gunmen shot dead a British man, father-of-six Edmund Muirhead-Smith, in a shopping centre car park in an eastern...
  • POTENTIALLY HUGE: Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program

    09/17/2004 2:59:43 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 121 replies · 8,282+ views
    FOX News ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    Did Saddam Hussein use any of his ill-gotten billions filched from the United Nations oil-for-food program to help fund Al Qaeda? Investigations have shown that the former Iraqi dictator grafted and smuggled more than $10 billion from the program that for seven years prior to Saddam’s overthrow was meant to bring humanitarian aid to ordinary Iraqis. And the Sept. 11 Commission has shown a tracery of contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda that continued after billions of oil-for-food dollars began pouring into Saddam’s coffers and Usama bin Laden declared his famous war on the U.S. Now, buried in some of...
  • U.S. Marine Fired at in Saudi Arabia

    08/30/2004 11:44:28 AM PDT · by TexKat · 26 replies · 1,948+ views
    AP ^ | 8/30/04
    WASHINGTON - A U.S. marine who helps guard the American consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and his driver came under fire Monday near the consulate, but were not injured, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said. A single shot was fired at their car near the consulate and Saudi officials are investigating, Boucher said. Two weeks ago the State Department, citing security concerns, announced that American diplomats in Saudi Arabia, who were ordered to leave the kingdom last April, would not be permitted to return until further notice. Also, Americans who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and at the...
  • Pirated DVDs of ?The Passion of Christ? Flood Jeddah

    03/15/2004 10:18:28 AM PST · by alnitak · 112 replies · 334+ views
    Arab News ^ | Monday, 15, March, 2004 | Mohammed Alkhereiji, Arab News Staff
    JEDDAH, 15 March 2004 ? Pirated DVDs of controversial Hollywood blockbuster ?The Passion of Christ? have hit the streets and are selling like hot cakes, according to street vendors. The film is being sold outside of supermarkets, and out of the trunk of cars for the price of SR30 or less. A copy obtained by Arab News was of high quality. A street vendor said on condition of anonymity vendors underestimated demand for the movie because the dialogue is in Latin and ancient Aramaic rather than English. ?My customers don?t like subtitled movies, but they are buying this one.? The...
  • Security Forces Get 2,000 Calls About Car Bomb (Saudi Arabia)

    02/16/2004 11:46:51 AM PST · by alnitak · 5 replies · 185+ views
    Arab News (Saudi Government owned press) ^ | Monday, 16, February, 2004 | Raid Qusti, Riyadh Bureau Chief
    RIYADH, 16 February 2004 ? Security forces are getting closer to recovering the wanted GMC Suburban car full of explosives that could, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior, lead to a ?terrorist act?. A source in the Ministry of Interior told Arab News yesterday that since the ministry made public the description of the wanted GMC car, it has received some 2,000 calls. ?Of those calls, eight of them, were precise descriptions,? added the source. The calls made by citizens are helping security forces intensify their check-ups in certain districts in the capital, mainly in the Rawdah...
  • Former Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin Buried in Jeddah - Son

    08/16/2003 10:45:35 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 359+ views
    Reuters | August 16, 2003
    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was buried on Saturday in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, where he had earlier died in hospital after being critically ill for weeks. "He is buried. The family decided and we have buried him in Jeddah," Ali Amin told Reuters by telephone from his home in Jinja, 50 miles east of the Ugandan capital Kampala. An official at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah where Amin died told Reuters his body had been taken out for burial in the Red Sea city. One of Africa's bloodiest despots, Amin had...
  • Idi Amin still critical as his hosts remain tight-lipped

    07/26/2003 9:33:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 207+ views
    The Independent (UK) ^ | 27 July 2003 | John R Bradley
    Idi Amin is said to have ordered the murder of 100,000 Ugandans in the 1970s, but death has not yet claimed the former strongman himself. Last week, as it emerged that Britain had made secret plans for an airborne assault on Uganda during the tense summer of 1972, Amin was in the intensive care unit of King Faisal Specialist Hospital, having been admitted with high blood pressure. After five days in a coma, however, he is once again breathing without the aid of a ventilator, though doctors say his condition remains "critical", and his sons and daughters are staying...
  • Saudis foil plot to hijack plane, crash it into Jiddah building

    05/21/2003 2:28:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 180+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 5/21/03 | Daniel Sobelman and Nathan Guttman,Haaretz
    Security sources in Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that they recently arrested three Al-Qaida operatives holding Moroccan citizenship who plotted to hijack a civilian airliner and crash it into a Jiddah building. But Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef later Wednesday denied that the men arrested trying to board a Saudi airliner had been planning a September 11 style suicide attack, Saudi television reported. "There is no truth in this. The truth is that those who were arrested were two Moroccans who were wanted over previous security cases," Saudi television quoted Prince Nayef as saying. The television report gave no more details....
  • U.S. Warns of Terrorist Threat in Saudi Arabian City of Jeddah

    05/15/2003 5:50:55 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 2 replies · 159+ views
    <p>Sydney, May 16 (Bloomberg) -- The State Department warned U.S. citizens in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah of a possible terrorist attack after suicide bombers earlier this week killed 34 people in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.</p> <p>Eight U.S. citizens were among the 34 people killed in attacks on three housing compounds in Riyadh where many westerners live. The attack came hours before U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell visited the city.</p>
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War for End.Freedom 8/13/02 Kabul,Mahi Par,Kandahar,Species update

    08/13/2002 1:53:30 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 18 replies · 378+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo | 8/13/02 | Pres. Bush and the brave US military freeing Afghanistan of the evil Taliban
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/13/02 Kabul, Mahi Par, Kandahar, Ramallah, Jeddah, Baghdad, Iraq, Other specie update from Ayutthaya, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Puno, Peru, Phichit, Bangkok Morigaon, India, Glasgow, Scotland, Buenos Aires ==Kabul, Afghanistan == In Kabul, at the bodybuilding club. Weightlifters were freed by the USA and can now train without traditional Afghan clothing. Someone send this to Arnold. In Afghanistan, between Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghans guard Mahi Par, a road crucial to commerce. In Kabul, the Department for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice is back. The women of Afghanistan should have...