Topic: Jiddah

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  • Controversy in death: Seven questions about Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea

    Controversy in death: Seven questions about Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea

    Just as his life had been a flashpoint of contention, Osama bin Laden’s death has incited fresh disputes about whether his burial at sea was done in accordance with Islamic law. Critics, from Islamic scholars to 9/11 survivors, have censured the Obama administration’s decision to swiftly bury Mr. bin Laden's body at sea. The White House insisted Monday that the burial was performed with respect to Islamic custom and that the administration had consulted with Islamic experts and decided beforehand how to handle bin Laden’s body. Here’s a closer look at Islamic burial practices and whether bin Laden’s body was handled in accordance with Islamic law.

  • In Pictures Bin Laden's terror legacy

    The late Muslim militant Osama bin Laden speaks to reporters in the mountains of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan in 1998.

  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah promises $36 billion in benefits

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah promises $36 billion in benefits

    King Abdullah returned home today to a Saudi Arabia seemingly moored in the eye of the storm howling from Libya to Bahrain. But reformers are intensifying calls for political change.

  • In Saudi Arabia, reformers intensify calls for change

    In Saudi Arabia, reformers intensify calls for change

    King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is due to return tomorrow after three months away to a country where reformers inspired by Egypt are calling for greater transparency and equality.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/27

    Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The twins were born on Jan. 21, from two blind parents.

  • Cyberattacks persist as MasterCard slogs through WikiLeaks protest

    Cyberattacks persist as MasterCard slogs through WikiLeaks protest

    Cyberattacks sent MasterCard's website into a tailspin. The page has been up-again, down-again as hackers stage a cyberattack protest in support of WikiLeaks.

  • World Space Week launches today on Sputnik anniversary

    World Space Week launches today on Sputnik anniversary

    World Space Week: This week, organizations across the globe celebrate the 11th annual World Space Week, which highlights the contributions of space science and technology to life on Earth.

  • Uncovering life behind the burqa

    Uncovering life behind the burqa

    An interview with Zoë Ferraris, author of "Finding Nouf" and "City of Veils"

  • In Pictures Hillary Clinton: Beyond the Blackberry

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls a time-out during a multi-part question from an Indian journalist, as India's Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna smiles during their news conference at the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington in 2012.

  • 3 noteworthy summer mysteries

    3 noteworthy summer mysteries

    These summer thrillers offer adrenaline-fueled trips to Saudi Arabia,Dublin, and the ski slopes.

 
 
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