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Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is the current King of Saudi Arabia.
On August 1, 2005, he succeeded to the throne upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. Previously, as Crown Prince, he governed Saudi Arabia as regent from 1996 to 2005. He has been Commander of Saudi Arabian National Guard from 1962 to November 2010. He is one of the world's wealthiest royals. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Commentary | The Internal Debate Saudi Arabia Needs to Have – Nazer
2014-04-15
The United Nations is not known for championing religious purposes so when King Abdullah's personal efforts to build interfaith dialogue and understanding — conferences in Mecca and Madrid — led to a two-day conference in 2008 it was called the ...
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  1. Saudi Rulers Face Growing Rumblings of Discontent

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Abdullah Al Dawood, Saudi Islamic Cleric, Claims PE Classes For Girls Is First ...
2014-04-11
Members of the first female Saudi basketball team 'Jeddah United' pose for a team picture in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on March 25, 2102. Saudi Arabia, where sports events for women are banned, is considering sending a female athlete for the ...
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  1. Pulling the rug: girls' sports and the erosion of Saudi religious authority
  2. Abdullah Al Dawood, Saudi Islamic Cleric, Claims PE Classes For Girls Is First ...

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Abdullah Al Dawood, Saudi Islamic Cleric, Claims PE Classes For Girls Is First ...
2014-04-11
Saudi Arabia is getting closer to adding physical education classes for girls to public schools, but some conservative Islamic clerics are slamming the move as a "Western innovation," according to the Wall Street Journal. After the kingdom's advisory ...
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  1. Saudi authorities asked to allow school sport for girls

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Saudi Arabia moves to allow girls to play sports in school
2014-04-09
Under a strict interpretation of sharia, Saudi women are banned from driving and must gain formal permission from a male relative to leave the country, start a job or open a bank account. But King Abdullah is pushing cautious social reforms improving ...
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    Saudi Arabia may review ban on girls' school sports
    2014-04-09
    Under a strict interpretation of sharia law, Saudi women are banned from driving and must gain formal permission from a male relative to leave the country, start a job or open a bank account. But King Abdullah is pushing cautious social reforms ...
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      Saudi Arabia asked to allow school sports for girls
      2014-04-09
      But King Abdullah is pushing cautious social reforms improving women's rights in the face of conservative resistance. SPA said Saudi Arabia's appointed Shoura Council, which advises the government on policy, had asked the education ministry to look ...
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      1. Saudi Clerics Condemn Gym Classes for Girls
      2. Saudi Arabia May Allow School Sports For Girls

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      The internal debate Saudi Arabia needs to have
      2014-04-08
      For example, Saudi Arabia has funded the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna, while back in 2007, King Abdullah held an historic meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, the first such meeting ...
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      1. Sheep born with human face in Saudi: owner

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      Higher education given top priority in Saudi Arabia
      2014-04-08
      The Cabinet was commenting on the recent directive issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to establish three new universities in Jeddah, Bisha and Hafr Al-Baten. "The decision reflects the king's desire to promote higher education in ...
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      1. Cabinet OKs changes in research, fatwa bodies
      2. Crown Prince Chairs Cabinet's Session
      3. Higher education given top priority in Saudi Arabia

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      Pope meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan
      2014-04-07
      (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received His Majesty the King Abdullah II of Jordan on Monday afternoon. The meeting which lasted 40 minutes took place over tea at the Pope's residence, the Santa Marta guesthouse. The visit took place in the context of ...
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      1. Pope Francis meets King Abdullah II of Jordan
      2. Pope and Jordan's Abdullah hold talks over tea
      3. Jordan king heads to Vatican

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