In 1902, ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al Saud captured Riyadh and set out on a 30-year campaign to unify the Arabian Peninsula. A son of ABD AL-AZIZ rules the country today, and the country's Basic Law stipulates that the throne shall remain in the ... [read more]
Date: December 16th 2006
Riyadh & Jeddah
Busy reforming in Riyadh and getting jiggy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabians are, in their own tentative way, making the Gulf swing.
Some BackgroundOut on the arid western edge of Riyadh, in a neighborhood inhabited by the upper echelons of the royal family, there are two buildings, each in its own way as revealing ... read more