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World NowEgypt worked to calm a diplomatic squabble Sunday by urging activists to curb protests against Saudi Arabia a day after Riyadh recalled its ambassador over the case of an Egyptian lawyer arrested for allegedly smuggling banned prescription drugs into...
World's most beautiful airport terminals, according to Frommers.com (tinyurl.com/cyqsxgl): 1. Jeddah Hajj Terminal, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2. Leifur Eiriksson (Leif Ericson) Air Terminal, Keflavik, Iceland 3. Seoul Incheon Airport, Incheon, South...
La Caņada celebrated Zoe Ferraris’ novel “Finding Nouf,” a OneCityOneBook pick, in two events this past weekend. A children’s event called “The Ships of the Desert” was hosted for children on Saturday at the city...
Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West,...
In evaluating Osama bin Laden's dubious legacy, it is important to note that there was nothing new about religiously inspired terrorism when this rich Saudi exile convened a small group of jihadists in his Peshawar, Pakistan, home in 1988 to found al-...
Babylon & BeyondEmboldened Arab citizens are taking on their own leaderships as the region watches with anticipation to see whether Tunisia's recent uprising will successfully replace the oppressive regime of Zine Abidine Ben Ali that ruled for 23 years. Most regional...
City of Veils. Zoë Ferraris. Little, Brown. $24.99. 400 pp. Unusual characters, unique settings and current events abound in the mystery genre. It should come as no surprise that the intricacies of Saudi Arabian society make for an exciting, probing...
Babylon & BeyondA controversial reality television show aimed at chronicling the lives of young Saudis clamoring for change has predictably riled authorities in the conservative kingdom and led to lawsuits against those who participated. Media reports from Saudi Arabia...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterUp the corniche, along a coast where boats carrying pilgrims bound for Mecca sailed for centuries, a thicket of cranes rises over whitewashed mosques along the Red Sea. Steel flashes and blowtorches glow as 20,000 workers build a $10-billion university...
TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERSLife, as Kierkegaard pointed out, can only be understood retrospectively, but we must live it prospectively. It's a disjunctive paradox, as true for the lives of nations as it is for those of individuals. Steve Coll's stunningly researched and grippingly...
Chicago Tribune staff reportersFrom a white-carpeted Jiddah office, 11 stories above the sun-spangled Red Sea, Yassin Kadi oversees a portfolio of business ventures and charitable projects that span the globe. The Saudi's days are punctuated five times by prayer, and by racquetball...
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