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  • Gunman attacks Saudi security forces at gate of Jeddah royal palace

    10/07/2017 1:46:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 4 replies ^ | 10/7/17 | reuters
    RIYADH - Two Saudi guards were shot dead and three others injured on Saturday morning after a man drove up to the gate of the royal palace in Jeddah and began shooting, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by state news.
  • Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

    07/03/2016 7:20:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-4-16 | BBC
    A suspected suicide attacker has been killed after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, local media reports say. Two policeman were reportedly injured in the incident and the attacker is said to be dead.
  • Suicide attack carried out near US diplomatic site in Saudi Arabia

    07/03/2016 7:05:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 3, 2016 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – State-linked Saudi news sites are reporting that a suicide bomber has carried out an attack near a U.S. diplomatic site in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Okaz news website says the bomber died in the attack, and that no other deaths were immediately reported.
  • Security intensified to keep women out of Jeddah football match ( Saudi Arabia )

    12/25/2014 8:15:53 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Gulf News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Habib Toumi
    Authorities on the alert to ensure only men attend much-anticipated football match in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabian authorities have intensified security around a stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah to ensure no woman could sneak in to watch a football match. ... Saudi Arabia has a very strict policy regarding female attendance at sports matches. Permissions are needed to allow foreign women to watch the matches in which their home teams play.
  • Two Women to Be Lashed for Swearing on 'WhatsApp'

    07/24/2014 6:40:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014
    Women were also jailed 10 days in the first sentence of its kind in Saudi ArabiaA Saudi court sentenced two local women to 10 days in prison and ordered them lashed 10 times each after they were found guilty of swearing at each other on WhatsApp. The judge at the court in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah tried to reconcile the two but they refused and insisted on charging each other. “The judge had no choice but to sentence the two and make them write a statement not to abuse each other again,” Arar daily said, adding that...
  • Pilot Mistakes Saudi City for Another?

    04/21/2014 2:59:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    Hundreds of Pakistani passengers travelling from Karachi to the Saudi capital Riyadh got the shock of their life when their aircraft landed and found themselves in Jeddah. The pilot of flight 731 operated by the Pakistani International Airlines appeared to have mistaken the Western Red Sea town of Jeddah for the Saudi capital when he landed in King Abdul Aziz Airport, the Saudi press said, quoting Pakistani newspapers. The carrier had to rent buses to transport the passengers hundreds of miles from Jeddah to Riyadh, the report said. “Airline officials did not explain the reason for such a mistake while...
  • Saudi Arabia to begin building world’s tallest skyscraper

    04/18/2014 4:55:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Ben Lazarus
    Saudi Arabia is scheduled to begin building the world’s tallest tower next week, which will soar 1km in to the sky when completed. The Kingdom Tower in the coastal city of Jeddah will measure 3,280 feet (1km), some 568 feet (173 meters) taller than the current Guinness world record holder, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which stands at 2,716 feet (827 metres). At an estimated cost of $1.23bn, the tower in Saudi will require approximately 5.7 million square feet of concrete, 80,000 tonnes of steel for its 200 floors and will take five years to complete, according to The Saudi Gazette. The...
  • 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” 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 ^ | 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: "( – 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 ^ | 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: "( – 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 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...