Monday Dec 16
The Lebanon Daily News
Freedoms for Saudi university girls end at gates
This undated 2013 photo shows students at the Princess Nora University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which claims to be the largest women's-only campus in the world where females can walk around freely without the traditional Saudi black abaya and face veil.
Monday Dec 16
How Peter O'Toole Saved the Arabs
The late Peter O'Toole played T.E. Lawrence in David Lean's 1963 "Lawrence of Arabia" with genius and abandon.
Saudi Arabia beheads Pakistani
RIYADH: Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani man on Sunday after he was convicted of smuggling drugs into the Gulf state, the Interior Ministry said.
Stars and Stripes
Portsmouth ship part of plan to destroy Syria's chemical arms
A retired cargo ship that's been docked for years near the Midtown Tunnel is at the center of international plans to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.
Hajj: A pilgrim's journey
Every year, millions of Muslims from all over the world gather in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the world's largest gathering of people.
Can A Business Entrepreneur Save Libya?
Libyan businessman Basit Igtet is a designer. A former fashion exhibitor, he designed clothes.
Mapping pilgrims' body heat to make a safer hajj
A neural network that uses infrared imagery to monitor the build-up of people can warn of dangerous crowd crushes in Mecca - or at the bus stop THIS year's Muslim hajj pilgrimage in October passed without major incident, but every few years serious crushes kill hundreds.
Cybercast News Service
State Dep't Spends $150K On 'Black Arch' Mecca...
In the days before the October government shutdown, the State Department spent $150,000 on "The Black Arch", an art installation piece referencing Mecca.
The Straits Times
Mers virus found in camels in Qatar, linked to human spread
Yemeni Muslim pilgrims wear medical masks as they walk in Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, Oct 14, 2013.
Saudi Arabia to Relax Tourist Visa Restrictions for Religious Pilgrims
Most of Saudi Arabia's heritage is completely off limits to outsiders. This relaxation, while limited, is still a big step forward for openness.
One World Trade Center Fast Facts
One World Trade Center in New York City will be considered the tallest building in the United States when it is completed, beating out Chicago's Willis Tower, and likely the third-tallest in the world, according to an announcement Tuesday, November 12, by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Alhaji Hazzarcas freed by Saudi authorities over drugs
Accra, Nov. 21, GNA - Alhaji Yussif Captain, National Coordinator of National Democratic Congress Zongo Caucus, has called on the security agencies and Narcotics Control Board to investigate the anomalies of last year's Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.