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OCT 01, 2014 - Associated Press

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Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet ...

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OCT 01, 2014 - Huffington Post

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'Roads Of Arabia' Exhibit Showcases Rarely Seen Artifacts From The Ka'ba In Mecca

Muslim pilgrims will descend on the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia for Hajj in October, participating in a ritual that dates back hundreds of years. Thousands of miles away, an exhibition documenting the rise of Islam in Saudi Arabia will open on October 24th at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. 'Roads Of Arabia' includes more than 200 artifacts ...

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OCT 01, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Saudi Overhaul Of Mecca Reshapes Islam's Holiest City

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet ...

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SEP 30, 2014 - CBS News

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Fighting ISIS: U.S. counting on moderate rebel force

Moderate rebel group Harakat Hazm has received sophisticated anti-tank missiles from the U.S. and will head to Saudi Arabia soon for training

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SEP 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Mecca On Alert As Hajj Begins And ISIS Concerns Grow

Each year, as the crowds of millions of Muslims who come to Mecca for the hajj continue to grow, Saudi Arabian authorities have stepped up safety and security measures. There is a long list of troubles they hope to avoid: crime, fire, stampedes, the spread of infectious disease. But this year, Saudi officials are on alert against a new threat: ...

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