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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is home to two of the holiest cities in Islam, Mecca and Madinah.
  1. Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca)
  2. Madinah
  3. Mecca/Makkah

A Church in Saudi Arabia?
Negotiations are underway between Saudi Arabia and the Vatican, about the possibility of opening the first Christian church in the Kingdom. To date, Islam is the only religion permitted to be worshipped publicly. Some argue that freedom of religion should prevail, and that Muslims should reciprocate the freedom of religion enjoyed in non-Muslim countries. Others hold that Saudi Arabia is the center of Islamic history and culture, and therefore Islam should have special status in the Kingdom.

Gallery of Photos from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A glimpse of daily life and scenery from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabian Information Resource
Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about Saudi Arabia, from Saudi Airlines flight schedules to poetry and cultural information. Run by the Saudi Ministry of Information.

Embassy of Saudi Arabia
The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. is a great resource for information about the country, the culture, and the faith of the people of Saudi Arabia.

Compounds Targeted in Blasts
In the May 12, 2003 bombing attack in Riyadh, terrorists targeted residential compounds that cater mainly to Western workers.

Arab News
Keep up with news in Saudi Arabia through the English-language daily newspaper of Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.

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