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 Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abdullah was born in Riyadh to Ibn Saud's eighth wife, Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim of the Abde section of the Shammar tribe.
Abdullah received his early education that was in the Royal Court at the Princes' School from religious authorities and intellectuals.
King Abdullah is a devout Muslim and follows the Salafi understanding of Islam which is a strict intrepretation of the religion based on the teachings of the first three generations of Muslims, and is said to have meetings with leaders of Saudi Arabia's religious establishment on a weekly basis to garner advice and guidance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crown_Prince_Abdullah   (871 words)

 ipedia.com: Abdullah, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud is Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Abdullah was born in Riyadh and received his early education that was in the Royal Court at the Princes' School from religious authorities and intellectuals.
Abdullah is considered by many in the West to be a relatively moderate ruler, despite the fact that Saudi Arabian schools teach anti-Semitism and the fact that Saudi Arabia's Royal Family funds madrassahs around the world that offer no compromise regarding the West's support and lack of support of Palestinian people.
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 Abdullah, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abdullah was born in Riyadh to Ibn Saud's eighth wife, Fahda, and received his early education that was in the Royal Court at the from religious authorities and intellectuals.
Prince Abdullah has established two libraries in the Muslim world, one in Riyadh (the) and another in Casablanca, Morocco.
In exchange, Abdullah offered unprecedented concessions, including the ending of the Arab-Israeli conflict, a peace treaty with Israel, recognition of the state of Israel and the establishment of "normal relations" between Arab states and Israel.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Crown_Prince_Abdullah   (841 words)

 Saudi Arabia (08/05)
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of King Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Holy Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
Saudi Arabia was a key player in coordinating the successful 1999 campaign of OPEC and other oil-producing countries to raise the price of oil to its highest level since the Gulf War by managing production and supply of petroleum.
Saudi Arabia supports a peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict but rejected the Camp David accords, claiming that they would be unable to achieve a comprehensive political solution that would ensure Palestinian rights and adequately address the status of Jerusalem.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3584.htm   (5065 words)

 PBS - frontline: saudi time bomb?: saudi arabia
Saudi Arabia gains strategic importance during World War II Although Saudi Arabia officially maintained neutrality through most of the war, the U.S. began to court the kingdom as it realized the strategic importance of Saudi oil reserves.
Saudi Arabia and the United States were close allies during the crisis and war that followed the surprise Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.
Saudi Arabia issued a statement on the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, calling them "regrettable and inhuman." As of mid-November, the Bush administration has continued to publicly praise Saudi support for the war on terrorism.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saudi/etc/cron.html   (2437 words)

 BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Profile: Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah
Abdullah's exact birthdate is unknown, but he is widely believed to have been born in 1923, one of 37 sons - by 16 wives - of the late King Abd al-Aziz.
At 79 years old, the crown prince remains a physically imposing presence, but is known as a gentle man. A chainsmoker, he speaks with a stutter and is far less austere than other Saudi leaders.
Saudi traditionalists appreciate his forthright manner, and welcomed his recent criticism of the United States' foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/1894793.stm   (323 words)

 TIME.com: Person of the Week: Crown Prince Abdullah -- Page 1
The 78-year-old prince, widely regarded as the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, simply suggested that the Arab world would normalize relations with Israel if the Israelis withdrew to their 1967 borders.
Despite its casual dinner-table origins, Crown Prince Abdullah's proposal was a canny intervention, right down to the choice of Friedman — one of Saudi Arabia's most persistent critics in the U.S. media since September 11 — as his messenger.
Crown Prince Abdullah's intervention appears to signal that the price of such support will be renewed efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
www.time.com /time/pow/article/0,8599,213774,00.html   (987 words)

Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was proclaimed the sixth King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on August 1, 2005, upon the death of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz.
Prince Abdullah was born in Riyadh in 1924, and received his early education at the royal court.
As head of Saudi delegations, Crown Prince Abdullah addressed many conferences, such as the Summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Malaysia in October, 2003; the Arab-U.S. Summit in Sharm Al-Shaikh in June, 2003; and the Summit of the League of Arab States in Beirut in March 2002.
www.saudiembassy.net /Country/Government/AbdullahBio.asp   (951 words)

 CNN.com - Saudi Arabia backs terror fight - September 11, 2002
In the letter, released on Tuesday and addressed to the American people, the prince says Saudi Arabia is also prepared to do its "utmost" to combat terrorism.
He also expressed "great pain" that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens, saying they were persuaded to turn against the principles of their Muslim faith in carrying out the attacks.
Saudi Arabia is being sued by families of victims of the September 11 attacks who say members of the royal family paid protection money to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network to keep it from carrying out attacks on Saudi soil.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/09/11/ar911.saudi.prince   (363 words)

 Adel Al-Jubeir on CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports
Crown Prince Abdullah's Foreign Policy Advisor Adel Al-Jubeir was interviewed on May 13, 2004 on CNN's 'Wolf Blitzer Reports'.
Topics covered were the horrific murder in Iraq of U.S. civilian Nicholas Berg and its condemnation by Saudi Arabia; and what exactly Crown Prince Abdullah meant when he used the word "Zionist" in connection with the recent terrorist acts in the Kingdom.
And so you should understand these comments in that context, that those who are most critical of Saudi Arabia in a very hostile way in the United States, as well as in Israel, share the same objective as Osama bin Laden and those who committed these acts.
www.saudiembassy.net /2004News/Statements/TransDetail.asp?cIndex=415   (916 words)

 Saudi Arabia Country Analysis Brief
Saudi Arabia is the world's leading oil producer and exporter, and its location in the politically volatile Gulf region adds an element of concern for its major customers, including the United States.
Saudi Arabia had stated that it wanted AOC and Japan to increase their investments in Saudi Arabia (including more than $1 billion in a railway linking remote mining areas to export terminals), as well as their purchases of Saudi oil, as a condition for renewal of AOC's drilling rights in the Divided Zone.
Saudi Arabia's rapidly growing population and artificially low power prices (as a result of low, government mandated tariffs and consumer subsidies) are increasing demand on electric utilities, as power demand grows by 7 percent or more each year (see graph).
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/saudi.html   (6584 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Human Rights Watch World Report 2001: Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Developments
Saudi courts continued to impose corporal punishment, including amputations of hands and feet for robbery, and floggings for lesser crimes such as "sexual deviance" and drunkenness.
Saudi women continued to face severe discrimination in all aspects of their lives, including the family, education, employment, and the justice system.
Saudi Arabia continued to provide refuge and financial support to Idi Amin, the exiled Ugandan leader whose regime was responsible for a reign of terror that left an estimated 300,00 dead in the 1970s.
www.hrw.org /wr2k1/mideast/saudi.html   (2012 words)

 Saudi Arabia --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is bordered by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait on the north; by the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman on the east; by a portion of Oman on the southeast; by Yemen on the south and southwest; and by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba…
Saudi Arabia is separated from Egypt, The Sudan, and Eritrea by the Red Sea to the west; from Iran by the Persian Gulf to the east; and from Bahrain by the Gulf of Bahrain, also to the east.
Arabia, or the Arabian Peninsula, is the original homeland of the Arab population in the Middle East, of Arabic language and culture, and of the major world religion of Islam.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9110507&ref=news1204   (839 words)

 BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Saudis issue blunt warning to Bush
Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Abdullah, has warned President George W Bush of grave consequences to US interests in the Middle East unless it does more to restrain Israel.
Saudi Arabia is a traditional ally of the US but relations have been strained since the 11 September hijacks committed by mostly Saudi nationals.
He said the crown prince also warned the president of the danger that the continuing violence in the Middle East poses for America's interests in the Arab and Muslim world.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1950000/1950764.stm   (754 words)

 Pakistan, Saudi Arabia in secret nuke pact - The Washington Times: World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the pro-American defense minister who is next in line to the throne after the crown prince, was not part of the delegation.
Saudi officials also are still chafing over a closed meeting — later well publicized — of the U.S. Defense Policy Board in 2002, where an expert explained, with a 16-slide Powerpoint presentation, why and how the United States should seize and occupy oil fields in the country's Eastern Province.
And a son of Prince Abdullah attended Pakistan's test-firing last year of its Ghauri-class missile, which has a range of 950 miles and could be used to deliver a nuclear payload.
www.washtimes.com /world/20031021-112804-8451r.htm   (878 words)

 Crown Prince Abdullah - Saudi Arabia's prince of peace. By Chris Suellentrop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abdullah believes that a deal will increase his popularity among a grumbling Saudi population faced with 15 percent unemployment, plunging per capita GDP, and declining oil revenues.
But since becoming Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler in 1995 when King Fahd suffered a debilitating stroke, Abdullah, who is 78, has indulged his flair for the dramatic.
Abdullah at least appears to actually want to resolve the conflict, even if his motivation is partly self-interested.
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 Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a monarchy without elected representative institutions or political parties.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Aviation, Prince Sultan, is responsible for all the military forces.
The oil industry has been the basis of the transformation of Saudi Arabia from a pastoral, agricultural, and trading society to a rapidly urbanizing one, characterized by large-scale infrastructure projects, an extensive social welfare system, and a labor market comprised largely of foreign workers.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2001/nea/8296.htm   (12214 words)

 GN Online: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah to visit Yemen
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah will visit Yemen next week on the first trip by a senior Saudi official since the two nations ended a lengthy border dispute last June, diplomats said yesterday.
Abdullah last travelled to Yemen almost a year ago to attend the country's reunification celebrations.
Saudi Arabia has also rescheduled $249 million worth of Yemeni debts and extended new loans worth $300 million to finance infrastructure projects.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=16428   (212 words)

 Terror's crown prince is Saudi Arabia's ruler
Under the crown prince's monarchical dictatorship, he and his vast family gave at least a half-billion dollars, probably more, to Al Qaeda, that coalition of terrorist gangs that likes to put itself forward as so strong and magically wise that it alone can kill all its political, military and religious enemies.
Legally and morally, Abdullah is guilty of making possible murders committed singly or en masse by Al Qaeda and all the gangs that are part of it, or long to be.
Neither do they end the terrorization of the people of Saudi Arabia and the foreigners who are unlucky or foolish enough to live there.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/912542/posts   (790 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Saudi Prince meets Bush at summit
Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has met US President George W Bush at his ranch in Texas.
After the meeting, the crown prince's foreign affairs advisor, Adel al-Jubeir, said there was some capacity to produce extra oil but it would make little difference on US prices.
The Saudis have suggested this should be linked to a wider Arab peace initiative which would offer Israel full recognition in return for a full withdrawal from the occupied territories.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/1/hi/world/middle_east/4481439.stm   (427 words)

 CNN.com - Saudi leader accepts invitation to Bush ranch - March 17, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (CNN) -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah, architect of a much-touted Middle East peace plan, accepted an invitation to visit President Bush at his Texas ranch, Saudi officials said Sunday.
Bush asked Abdullah to visit his ranch to discuss Mideast issues of mutual concern, including Iraq and violence involving Israelis and Palestinians, U.S. officials said.
Abdullah has put forward a peace proposal calling for Arab states to normalize relations with Israel if the Jewish state withdraws to its borders before the 1967 Six Day War.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/03/17/saudi.invitation   (290 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | George Bush? He's nice but dim, says crown prince
In the most regal possible manner, Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia skewered President George Bush yesterday as a man so ignorant about the Middle East, and specifically about the suffering of the Palestinians, that he needed several hours of personal tuition to bring him up to speed.
Prince Abdullah presents a different interpretation: the time was spent coaching the president in political realities.
The prince proves himself to be a master of the art of damning with faint praise, saying of Mr Bush that "he listens and debates politely, but was not fully informed about the real conditions in the region, especially the conditions suffered by the Palestinian people".
www.guardian.co.uk /bush/story/0,7369,715714,00.html   (406 words)

 Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince Abdullah orders to set up a medical college - Zawya.com | Middle East Business News
Crown Prince Abdullah, Deputy Premier and Commander of the National Guard, has issued orders to set up a medical college together with the college of nursing at the National Guard.
This was announced by Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Rabie, Executive Director General of Health Affairs under the National Guard and Chairman of the Supreme Council for College of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences.
Abdullah Al Rabie said that the new medical college project which will be implemented within 18 months can accommodate a large number of Saudi students.
www.zawya.com /story.cfm?id=ZAWYA20040108121359   (352 words)

 Power behind throne is Saudi of a different stripe | csmonitor.com
Saudi Arabia's first king was once quoted as saying: "I train my own children to walk barefoot, to rise two hours before dawn, to eat but little, to ride horses bareback."
Saudi Arabia sits atop roughly one-quarter of the world's oil supply, and any disruption of the kingdom's oil production would have a major impact on the international economy.
Others say that while Abdullah may not be as pro-Western and as low-key as King Fahd or Prince Sultan, the Saudi defense minister and third-ranking Saudi royal, he understands the importance of Saudi Arabia's ties to the US.
www.csmonitor.com /2001/1101/p1s4-wome.html   (1135 words)

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