Saudi Arabia

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, with a projected sales price of $65 per barrel in 2011, Nigeria's anticipated revenue from petroleum is about $52.2

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Buddha Buddha , and those in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia generally include an Islamic reading from the Quran, a Muslim quote, or a call for Azan (Adhan) and Fajr Prayer (Fajr). # A program guide for the upcoming programs, or the day's programs. He began to travel around Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in order to visit with numerous religious students and sheikhs. However he came to believe that many of these religious figures were ignorant of the true state of affairs in the Muslim world. He then began to study the writings of Sheikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and Imam Ibnul Qayyim (Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya). While in Medinah he read the writings of Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab and was strongly influenced by them. They beat Qatari club, Al Arabi (Al-Arabi SC (Qatar)) in the first round, with a 4-3 aggregate score. They were then placed in group B, finishing second there, despite very poor results. In the semi-finals, which took place in Bahrain, they went up against a powerful Japanese side Yomiuri (Tokyo Verdy 1969). They defeated the team in extra-time by a score of 2-1. Pas was now in the final, where they would meet Saudi (Saudi Arabia) club, Al-Shabab (Al-Shabab (Saudi Arabia)). On January 22, 1993, in Manama, Bahrain; Pas Tehran defeated Al-Shabab 1-0, becoming Asian champions. What made the feat even more amazing was that most of Pas' players were paid amateur level salaries, they stayed at a very poor hotel, and arrived very late to Bahrain. The chances of the team doing well in the tournament was considered so small that the Iranian Football Federation (IRIFF) didn't even bother to send a representative. Past keynote speeches have been given by the energy secretaries and ministers of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Mexico, Norway, and the United States. Other notable speakers have included former United States Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, former Colorado Senator (United States Senate) Gary Hart; former United States Secretary of Commerce Donald L. Evans; , former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer, and former Secretary General of OPEC Rilwanu Lukman. Geography The province is located in the eastern part of the kingdom of Jordan. It is the only governorate in Jordan that has borders with three countries: Iraq to the east, Syria to the north, and Saudi Arabia to the south. It is bordered by Irbid (Irbid Governorate) and Jerash (Jerash Governorate) governorates to the west, and by Zarqa (Zarqa Governorate) governorate to the south. Oil It says petroleum Iraq is the lowest and Saudi Arabia is the highest so why is it that Iraqi oil is more important? --Newsreporter (User:Newsreporter) 19:20, 22 August 2005 (UTC) :On the list on the petroleum page, Iraq is the lowest because it has been producing far under its capacity for a long time, first as a result of the sanctions, later because of the war. Iraqi oil itself is not more important of course, but now that global supply (84,12 million barrels per day) has been exceeded by demand (84,38 million) the possibility to produce more makes Iraq of strategic importance. User:David Sneek David Sneek 19:47, 22 August 2005 (UTC) - 12 12 December 1997 King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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; In Iran, the cover is often referred to as a ''chador''. In South Asia, it is known as a ''burqa''. Life in Saudi Arabia After obtaining his Doctorate in Egypt in 1973, Azzam returned to teach at the University of Jordan, but his radical views were suppressed there. So Azzam then moved to Saudi Arabia. Since the 1960s, King Faisal (Faisal of Saudi Arabia) of Saudi Arabia had welcomed exiled teachers from Syria, Egypt

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. Where it exists, it now often takes the form of constitutional monarchy, in which the monarch retains a unique legal and ceremonial role, but exercises limited or no political power pursuant to a constitution or tradition which allocates governing authority elsewhere. Currently, 44 sovereign nations in the world have monarchs (List of current sovereign monarchs) acting as heads of state, 16 of which are Commonwealth realms that recognize Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state. All

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is different from many cities in Saudi Arabia. Jeddah is a cosmopolitan (Multicultural) city, more so than any other city in the country; it has many people coming from all over the world, who share their cultures. It also has many historical buildings with traditional designs, and it has numerous buildings near the beach. The city has very nice beaches and a corniche where people like to spend time and relax. Jeddah has the highest fountain in the world, named King Fahd's Fountain. During the annual Jeddah Festival, many games and activities are held in the city. There are shopping sprees, water skiing competitions, art exhibitions, and music festivals. Jeddah markets are known for their reasonable prices. One of the most famous shopping districts in Jeddah is Tahlia Street. In Afghanistan, Reagan massively stepped up military and humanitarian aid for mujahideen fighters against the Soviet proxy government there, providing them with Stinger (FIM-92 Stinger) anti-aircraft missiles. U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan also provided the rebels with significant assistance. General Secretary (General Secretary of the CPSU) Mikhail Gorbachev reduced and eventually ended his country's commitment to Afghanistan as Soviet troops there were bogged down in guerrilla war. The Lausanne Treaty formally acknowledged the new League of Nations mandates in the Middle East, the cession of their territories on the Arabian Peninsula, and British sovereignty over Cyprus. The League of Nations granted ''Class A'' mandates for the French Mandate of Syria and Lebanon and British Mandate of Mesopotamia and Palestine (British Mandate for Palestine), the later comprising two autonomous regions: Mandate Palestine and Transjordan). Parts of the Ottoman Empire on the Arabian Peninsula became part of what is today Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire became a pivotal milestone in the creation of the modern Middle East, the result of which bore witness to the creation of new conflicts and hostilities in the region. Fromkin, David. (1989) A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East 1914–1922 p. 565. Currently the largest fast-food chain in the country, it also has locations in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Brunei. Qutb's ideas influenced Osama Bin Laden, an anti-American Islamic militant from Saudi Arabia, who was believed to be the founder of the Jihadist organization Al-Qaeda. Michael Scheuer, ''Through Our Enemies' Eyes'', p.110 Abdel Bari Atman (2007) ''The Secret History of Al-Qa'ida''. London: Abacus: 34-5, 65-7 In conjunction with several other Islamic militant leaders, bin Laden issued two fatawa (fatwa)—in 1996 and then again in 1998 (Fatāwā of Osama bin Laden)—that Muslims should kill military personnel (combatant) from the United States until they withdraw military forces from Islamic countries (Muslim world) and withdraw support for Israel. BIN LADEN'S FATWA

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ذكرى أستقلال الأردن In its "golden age", around 1850, the tribe ruled much of central and northern Arabia from Riyadh to the frontiers of Syria and the vast area known as Al Jazira (Al Jazira, Mesopotamia) in Northern Iraq. ''Rushmore'''s 1996 deployment followed a complete and highly successful training cycle during which ''Rushmore'' earned the Blue E and the Battle E. This deployment provided numerous international training opportunities for the

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-57406376 france-bars-muslim-clerics-from-entering-france publisher CBS News title France bars Muslim clerics from entering France date 2012-03-29 accessdate 2012-03-29 In 2004, 2,500 Muslim academics from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and from the Palestinian territories condemned Qaradawi, and accused him of giving "Islam a bad name."

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that followed, the 24th Division played an important part of Operation Desert Shield by providing heavy firepower with its large number of armored vehicles, including 216 M1A1 Abrams tank (Main Battle Tank)s. Kraus and Schubert, p. 56. Elements of the division were still arriving in September, and in the logistical chaos that followed the rapid arrival of US forces in the region, the soldiers of the 24th Division were housed in warehouses, airport hangars, and on the desert sand. Kraus and Schubert, p. 67. The 24th remained in relatively stationary positions in defense of Saudi Arabia until additional American forces arrived for Operation Desert Storm. When the United Nations intervened in Kuwait in 1990, the 24th Infantry Division, which was part of the Rapid Deployment Force (United States Rapid Deployment Forces), was one of the first units deployed to Southwest Asia. It arrived in 10 large cargo ships of the US Navy Sealift Command. Kraus and Schubert, p. 91. Advance elements of the 24th Division began arriving in Saudi Arabia on 17 August. Kraus and Schubert, p. 55. Some controversy erupted when the division's round-out unit, the 48th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), of the Georgia National Guard, was not called up for service. Kraus and Schubert, p. 71. Army leaders decided that the use of National Guard forces was unnecessary, as they felt the active-duty force had sufficient troops. Kraus and Schubert, p. 72. The 48th Brigade was replaced once the 24th Division was in Saudi Arabia with the regular Army's 197th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) (197th Infantry Brigade). The 24th Division was then assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps as the corps' heavy-armored division. Kraus and Schubert, p. 53. In the months that followed, the 24th Division played an important part of Operation Desert Shield by providing heavy firepower with its large number of armored vehicles, including 216 M1A1 Abrams tank (Main Battle Tank)s. Kraus and Schubert, p. 56. Elements of the division were still arriving in September, and in the logistical chaos that followed the rapid arrival of US forces in the region, the soldiers of the 24th Division were housed in warehouses, airport hangars, and on the desert sand. Kraus and Schubert, p. 67. The 24th remained in relatively stationary positions in defense of Saudi Arabia until additional American forces arrived for Operation Desert Storm. The city is especially popular with tourists from Northern Europe (including the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany) and also Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Marbella is particularly noted for the presence of celebrities and wealthy people; it is a major destination for luxury cruise ships and mega yachts which dock in its harbour. The area is popular with golfers and boaters, and there are many private estates and luxury hotels in the vicinity. Marbella hosts a WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tennis tournament on red clay, the Andalucia Tennis Experience. Exfiltration route Standard operating procedures mandate that before an infiltration of any team behind enemy lines, an exfiltration route should be planned so that members of the patrol know where to go if they get separated or something goes wrong. The plans of the patrol indicated a southern exfiltration route towards Saudi Arabia. According to the SAS daily record log kept during that time, a TACBE (Tactical beacon) transmission from the patrol was received on 24 January. The log read "Bravo Two Zero made TACBE contact again, it was reasonable to assume that they were moving south," though in fact the patrol headed north-west towards the Syrian border. Coburn's account suggests that during the planning phase of the mission, Syria had been the agreed destination should an escape plan need to be implemented. He also suggests that this was on the advice of the Officer Commanding B Squadron at that time. *7 November - A devastating Category 4 (Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale) Cyclone strikes Andhra Pradesh, India. The storm surge sweeps fishing villages out to sea, over 2,000 people die. 95% of the crops are completely destroyed. *12 November — A Saudi Arabian Boeing 747 jumbo jet and a Kazakhstan Ilyushin cargo plane collide near New Delhi, killing 349 people in the world's deadliest mid-air collision. *28 November — Chinese President (President of the People's Republic of China) Jiang Zemin begins the first visit by a Chinese head of state to India. Desert Storm and the Post-Cold War Era Not many of the Tropic Lightning's units participated in Operation Desert Storm, due to the division being earmarked for Pacific contingencies, such as a renewal of hostilities in Korea. However, during the Gulf War, one platoon each from Companies A, B and C, 4th Battalion, 27th Infantry ("Wolfhounds"), deployed to Saudi Arabia in January 1991. These Tropic Lightning soldiers were scheduled to be replacement squads in the ground campaign; however, after observing their outstanding performance in desert warfare training, the Assistant Commander of Third U.S. Army asked for them to become the security force for the Army's Forward Headquarters. In that role, the Wolfhound platoons were alerted and attached to Third Army (Forward) into Kuwait City 26 February, where they secured the headquarters area and conducted mop-up operations in the city and its adjacent mine fields. Company A's platoon was separated from the other Wolfhounds following that battle to accompany General H. Norman Schwarzkopf (Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.) into Iraq 1 March 1991 to provide security at the truce signing. The three platoons returned to Schofield Barracks without casualties on 20 March 1991.

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Saudi Arabia

'''Saudi Arabia''' , constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula), and the second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria. It is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen in the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast and much of its terrain consists of inhospitable desert.

The area of modern-day Saudi Arabia formerly consisted of four distinct regions: Hejaz, Najd and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Hasa) and Southern Arabia ('Asir ('Asir Region)).

Saudi Arabia is the world's dominant oil producer and exporter (List of countries by oil exports) while it controls the world's second largest hydrocarbon reserves (List of countries by proven oil reserves). Backed by the energy reserves, the kingdom is categorized as a high income economy and is the only Arab country to be part of the G-20 major economies. It is an active member of Gulf Cooperation Council (Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and OPEC.

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