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  • n. port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea; near Mecca


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  • The defendants were among 433 foreigners, including some 240 women, arrested by the kingdom's religious police for attending the party in Jiddah, the state-guided newspaper Okaz said.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Islamic militants threw explosives at the gate of the heavily guarded U.S. consulate in Jiddah, then forced their way into the building, prompting a gunbattle in a bold assault that left seven people dead and several injured before the three-hour long crisis was brought under control.


  • "Unless we slow down I am afraid you will see nothing of Jiddah, which is the port of Mecca, and our nearest point to it," said the commander.

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  • Most part of their provisions are brought from Cairo in Egypt, by the Red Sea, or _Mare Erythreum_ of the ancients, and is landed at the port of _Gida_, Joddah or Jiddah, which is about forty miles from Mecca.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07

  • That story places Eve, Hawwa in Arabic, in the vicinity of Jiddah, which is the entry point for Muslim pilgrims to Mecca. -

  • A video posted on YouTube appeared to show several hundred protesters gathering in Riyadh, outside the capital's al-Rajhi mosque, and activists said a demonstration also took place in the coastal city of Jiddah.

    Protesters killed in Libya, Yemen as wave of Arab unrest continues

  • Last month, police detained dozens in the port city of Jiddah after they protested against poor infrastructure following deadly floods.

    Saudi women demand release of prisoners held in anti-terrorism campaign

  • The Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said at a news conference in Jiddah on Wednesday that the country would not tolerate protests and called for dialogue instead.

    Saudi police open fire at protest

  • But the discontent is particularly palpable among the young and educated in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia's historically most progressive city on the Red Sea, which has long been at odds with the more religiously conservative capital, Riyadh.

    Signs of dissent becoming more visible among Saudi Arabian youths

  • "We don't want a revolution," said Mahmoud Sabbagh, 28, a prominent Jiddah blogger and leader of local activists.

    Signs of dissent becoming more visible among Saudi Arabian youths


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