• Saudi Arabia's Geographic Challenge

    Stratfor explains how Saudi Arabia's difficulty in maintaining its territory and the need to export its natural resources will continue to be a challenge. About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratfor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here: https://www.Strat...

    published: 05 Dec 2012
  • Fierce Confrontation Between Yemeni Houthis And Saudi Arabian Army In Saudi Town Of Rabuah

    Pro-Saleh sources released footage of Yemini Houthis operating on Saudi Arabian territory in the town of Rabuah. Keep us alive by supporting us with a small one-time or monthly donation: https://goo.gl/709Nqs

    published: 08 Nov 2015
  • INS Vikramaditya reaches Indian territory, enters Arabian sea

    Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has arrived in the Indian Navy's Area of Responsibility and commenced integration with the Western Fleet.

    published: 07 Jan 2014
  • Public Bomb Scare Prank!

    Drive by Shooting Prank! https://goo.gl/o5mEC5 Subscribe https://goo.gl/0sB4xi Other Videos https://goo.gl/LwEhPB Don't forget to laugh! and Please Comment! Please Watch Jalals Bomb Scare Prank too https://goo.gl/eZPp1K Skeletor In The Back Seat Prank! https://goo.gl/nVMZXl Sabotage Prank Gone Wrong! https://goo.gl/Jh4Jqn Bloody Shooting Prank! https://goo.gl/5gwytK Halloween Scare Prank! https://goo.gl/SG9fZL Slenderman Prank! https://goo.gl/9cxpsS Sniper Shooting Prank! https://goo.gl/givad2 CIA Prank! https://goo.gl/jPQZwj Kidnapping Prank! https://goo.gl/QxSMnO Mafia Murder Prank! https://goo.gl/lmVgIS Silencer Shooting Prank! https://goo.gl/zawCh7 Best Pranks of 2015! https://goo.gl/4jIaeJ Vlog Channel: https://goo.gl/52Vqz0 Cihan Kosif Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebo...

    published: 27 Dec 2015
  • A Staircase to Arabian Alnwick - VII - Enter the Territory

    Now we enter the territory to spot the castle

    published: 08 Oct 2013
  • The US may be aiding war crimes in Yemen

    The U.S. is helping Saudi Arabia bomb Yemen and it's a disaster. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Middle East, Yemen, civil war, United States, Saudi Arabia Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

    published: 12 Dec 2016
  • Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria

    What's it like to live under the rule of the extremist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS? WSJ looks at the situation in Raqqa, Syria, through the eyes of two activists — and through the lens of ISIS propaganda videos. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnetwork More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-street-journal

    published: 15 Sep 2014
  • How many times Muslims invaded Europe vs. Europeans invaded Muslim countries?

    Historical facts and Comparisons: How many times Muslims invaded Europe vs. Europeans invaded Muslim countries. Islamics Launched their Crusades in 630 A.D. Western Crusades started in 1095 A.D. to Stop Muslim Invasion. Crusades were a defensive action against the forcible expansion of Islam into territories that had been part of Christendom for centuries. The Crusades were started by the Muslims in the year 630 A.D. when Muhammad invaded and conquered Mecca. Later on, Muslims invaded Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem, Iran, Egypt, Africa, Spain, Italy, France, etc. The Western Crusades started around 1095 to try to stop the Islamic aggressive invasions. Islamic Crusades continued even after the Western Crusade. Islam has killed about 270 million people: 120 million Africans*, 60 million Christians...

    published: 20 Oct 2014
  • What if the Mongol Empire Reunited Today?

    The Mongol Empire at it's height took up 16% of all the land on Earth and controlled 1 out of every 4 people on the planet, a 13th century superpower. It's presence was very brief compared to other empires, but what if the Mongol Empire was suddenly recreated today with the same borders they had at their apex? This video attempts to answer that question using data analysis and statistics from readily available information and data. Music is The Wasteland by Ross Bugden. Check out his channel here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ Link to song used "The Wasteland" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAalHA1bAc Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealLifeLore/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLifeLore1 ...

    published: 19 Nov 2016
  • Map of Muslim Conquests (Islamic Conquests) (632 AD-655 AD)

    After Muhammad's death in Medina the Muslim Conquests began.

    published: 30 May 2014
  • 1300 Years of Islamic History in 3 Minutes

    The rise and fall of Muslim empires in the Middle East over 1300 years from the early 600s to the 1900s

    published: 05 Jan 2014
  • 10 Minutes: Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince

    Saudi Arabia's new crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has become the de facto ruler of the kingdom given his father's poor health. Bin Salman's record of reckless decisions over the past two years has triggered fears that he may take the Kingdom into uncharted territory and further destabilize the Middle East. Follow PressTV Documentaries on: Website @ http://presstvdoc.com/ Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/PressTVdocum... Twitter @ https://twitter.com/presstvdocs Vimeo @ https://vimeo.com/user10253502 Soundcloud @ https://soundcloud.com/presstv-doc Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/presstvdoc/

    published: 06 Jul 2017
  • a journey to ancient Arabia P3

    -Palmyra location:Syrian desert Called Tadmor by the Arabs, Palmyra appeared for the first time in the 2nd millennium BC in the archives of Mari and in an Assyrian text. It was also mentioned in the Bible as a part of Solomon's territory. The Seleucids practically ignored Tadmor and it became independent. It flourished through trade with Persia, the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Peninsula. In 41 BC it had become rich enough to attract the Romans and Anthony attempted to occupy it but failed because of the Palmyreans escaping to the other side of the Euphrates. It was fully occupied by the Romans under Tiberius, Augustus' successor and was integrated into the Province of Syria between 14-37 AD. During the next 100 years of Roman rule Palmyra prospered greatly as a trade ro...

    published: 26 Mar 2009
  • History Of The Hejaz Before The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

    In pre-Islamic times, apart from a small number of urban trading settlements (such as Mecca and Medina), most of what was to become Saudi Arabia was populated by nomadic tribal societies in the inhospitable desert. The Islamic prophet, Muhammad, was born in Mecca in about 571 A.D. In the early 7th century, Muhammad united the various tribes of the peninsula and created a single Islamic religious polity. Following his death in 632, his followers rapidly expanded the territory under Muslim rule beyond Arabia, conquering huge swathes of territory (from the Iberian Peninsula in west to modern day Pakistan in east) in a matter of decades. In so doing, Arabia soon became a politically peripheral region of the Muslim world as the focus shifted to the more developed conquered lands.[36] From the 1...

    published: 11 May 2015
  • Global Journalist: Gay rights in the Arab world

    One of the hardest regions of the globe to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is the Arab world. In Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the punishment for the crime of sodomy is death by stoning, and many other countries impose prison sentences. Also challenging is the fact that the stigma associated with being LGBT is so great, many people feel they can’t come out even to their family or closest friends. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the uncertain lives of LGBT people in Arab nations. Joining the program: *Saleem Haddad, the Jordanian-born author of the new novel "Guapa," about the outing of a young gay man in an unnamed Arab country. *Graeme Reid, director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. *Esra'a Al-Shafei, a Bahraini activist and director of Mideast...

    published: 22 Sep 2016
  • A look inside Saudi Arabia's fight against ISIS

    Saudi Arabia is hoping a 600-mile fence will keep ISIS militants out of its territory, but the barrier may not be enough. Holly Williams gained access to a Saudi maximum-security prison. She reports from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

    published: 18 Nov 2014
Saudi Arabia's Geographic Challenge

Saudi Arabia's Geographic Challenge

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Stratfor explains how Saudi Arabia's difficulty in maintaining its territory and the need to export its natural resources will continue to be a challenge. About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratfor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here: https://www.Stratfor.com Get the latest company news here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons Or review and purchase our longform reports on geopolitics here: https://store.stratfor.com And listen to the Stratfor podcast for free here: iTunes - http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Podcast_iTunes Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn - http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ Download the All New Mobile App for Stratfor. You can also access Stratfor Worldview Content in the App when you are offline. Free Download for iOS (from Apple App Store): http://bit.ly/Statfor_Mobile_App_for_Apple_Devices Free Download for Android (from Google Play Store): http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Mobile_App_for_Android_Devices To subscribe to Stratfor Worldview, click here: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe Join Stratfor Worldview to cut through the noise and make sense of an increasingly complicated world. Membership to Stratfor Worldview includes: Unrestricted access to Stratfor Worldview's latest insights, podcasts, videos, and more. Members-only community forums. My Collections - your personal library of Stratfor insights saved for later reading. Discounts to our long-form reports on the Stratfor Store.
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Fierce Confrontation Between Yemeni Houthis And Saudi Arabian Army In Saudi Town Of Rabuah

Fierce Confrontation Between Yemeni Houthis And Saudi Arabian Army In Saudi Town Of Rabuah

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Pro-Saleh sources released footage of Yemini Houthis operating on Saudi Arabian territory in the town of Rabuah. Keep us alive by supporting us with a small one-time or monthly donation: https://goo.gl/709Nqs
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INS Vikramaditya reaches Indian territory, enters Arabian sea

INS Vikramaditya reaches Indian territory, enters Arabian sea

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Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has arrived in the Indian Navy's Area of Responsibility and commenced integration with the Western Fleet.
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Public Bomb Scare Prank!

Public Bomb Scare Prank!

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Drive by Shooting Prank! https://goo.gl/o5mEC5 Subscribe https://goo.gl/0sB4xi Other Videos https://goo.gl/LwEhPB Don't forget to laugh! and Please Comment! Please Watch Jalals Bomb Scare Prank too https://goo.gl/eZPp1K Skeletor In The Back Seat Prank! https://goo.gl/nVMZXl Sabotage Prank Gone Wrong! https://goo.gl/Jh4Jqn Bloody Shooting Prank! https://goo.gl/5gwytK Halloween Scare Prank! https://goo.gl/SG9fZL Slenderman Prank! https://goo.gl/9cxpsS Sniper Shooting Prank! https://goo.gl/givad2 CIA Prank! https://goo.gl/jPQZwj Kidnapping Prank! https://goo.gl/QxSMnO Mafia Murder Prank! https://goo.gl/lmVgIS Silencer Shooting Prank! https://goo.gl/zawCh7 Best Pranks of 2015! https://goo.gl/4jIaeJ Vlog Channel: https://goo.gl/52Vqz0 Cihan Kosif Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cihankosiftv İnstagram: https://instagram.com/kosifcihan Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/kosifcihan korkutan bomba şakası , istanbulda bomba şakası , türkiyede bomba şakası , bomba şakası türkiye versiyonu , bombacı korkutma şakası, Jalals , Jalalbros , Bomb , Scare,Prank , Bomb scare prank , Jalals Bomb prank , Jalals Bomb scare prank , Terrorist , pranksters , Part 3 , crazy , Arab , costume , Funny, metroda bomba şakası, metro, metroda bomba sakası kamera şakaları, kamera şakası, kamera şakası 2016, kamera şakaları türkiye, kamera şakası dayakla bitti, kamera şakası 18, kamera şakası türkiye, kamera şaka, kamera şakası kavga,
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A Staircase to Arabian Alnwick - VII - Enter the Territory

A Staircase to Arabian Alnwick - VII - Enter the Territory

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Now we enter the territory to spot the castle
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The US may be aiding war crimes in Yemen

The US may be aiding war crimes in Yemen

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The U.S. is helping Saudi Arabia bomb Yemen and it's a disaster. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Middle East, Yemen, civil war, United States, Saudi Arabia Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria

Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria

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What's it like to live under the rule of the extremist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS? WSJ looks at the situation in Raqqa, Syria, through the eyes of two activists — and through the lens of ISIS propaganda videos. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnetwork More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-street-journal
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How many times Muslims invaded Europe vs. Europeans invaded Muslim countries?

How many times Muslims invaded Europe vs. Europeans invaded Muslim countries?

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Historical facts and Comparisons: How many times Muslims invaded Europe vs. Europeans invaded Muslim countries. Islamics Launched their Crusades in 630 A.D. Western Crusades started in 1095 A.D. to Stop Muslim Invasion. Crusades were a defensive action against the forcible expansion of Islam into territories that had been part of Christendom for centuries. The Crusades were started by the Muslims in the year 630 A.D. when Muhammad invaded and conquered Mecca. Later on, Muslims invaded Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem, Iran, Egypt, Africa, Spain, Italy, France, etc. The Western Crusades started around 1095 to try to stop the Islamic aggressive invasions. Islamic Crusades continued even after the Western Crusade. Islam has killed about 270 million people: 120 million Africans*, 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus, 10 million Buddhists, etc. http://factreal.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/muslim-crusades-started-four-centuries-before-the-western-crusades/ Thank you Jelena for video!!!!!
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What if the Mongol Empire Reunited Today?

What if the Mongol Empire Reunited Today?

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The Mongol Empire at it's height took up 16% of all the land on Earth and controlled 1 out of every 4 people on the planet, a 13th century superpower. It's presence was very brief compared to other empires, but what if the Mongol Empire was suddenly recreated today with the same borders they had at their apex? This video attempts to answer that question using data analysis and statistics from readily available information and data. Music is The Wasteland by Ross Bugden. Check out his channel here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ Link to song used "The Wasteland" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAalHA1bAc Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealLifeLore/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLifeLore1 Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RealLifeLore/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RealLifeLore Videos explaining things. Mostly over topics like history, geography, economics and science. We believe that the world is a wonderfully fascinating place, and you can find wonder anywhere you look. That is what our videos attempt to convey. Currently, we try our best to release one video every two weeks. Bear with us :) Business Email: thereallifelore@gmail.com
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Map of Muslim Conquests (Islamic Conquests) (632 AD-655 AD)

Map of Muslim Conquests (Islamic Conquests) (632 AD-655 AD)

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After Muhammad's death in Medina the Muslim Conquests began.
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1300 Years of Islamic History in 3 Minutes

1300 Years of Islamic History in 3 Minutes

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The rise and fall of Muslim empires in the Middle East over 1300 years from the early 600s to the 1900s
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10 Minutes: Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince

10 Minutes: Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince

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Saudi Arabia's new crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has become the de facto ruler of the kingdom given his father's poor health. Bin Salman's record of reckless decisions over the past two years has triggered fears that he may take the Kingdom into uncharted territory and further destabilize the Middle East. Follow PressTV Documentaries on: Website @ http://presstvdoc.com/ Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/PressTVdocum... Twitter @ https://twitter.com/presstvdocs Vimeo @ https://vimeo.com/user10253502 Soundcloud @ https://soundcloud.com/presstv-doc Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/presstvdoc/
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a journey to ancient Arabia P3

a journey to ancient Arabia P3

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-Palmyra location:Syrian desert Called Tadmor by the Arabs, Palmyra appeared for the first time in the 2nd millennium BC in the archives of Mari and in an Assyrian text. It was also mentioned in the Bible as a part of Solomon's territory. The Seleucids practically ignored Tadmor and it became independent. It flourished through trade with Persia, the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Peninsula. In 41 BC it had become rich enough to attract the Romans and Anthony attempted to occupy it but failed because of the Palmyreans escaping to the other side of the Euphrates. It was fully occupied by the Romans under Tiberius, Augustus' successor and was integrated into the Province of Syria between 14-37 AD. During the next 100 years of Roman rule Palmyra prospered greatly as a trade route linking the East Asian empires of Persia, India, China, and the Parthians who were Rome's enemy for a long time. They managed this by keeping good ties with both the Romans and the Parthians. In 129 AD Hadrian visited Palmyra and was quite enthralled by it and named it Palmyra Hadriana and proclaimed it a free city. In 212 AD Palmyra was considered as a colony of the Roman Empire and Palmyra took a higher military role and caravan trade diminished. Trade diminished even more when the Sassanians took over and occupied the mouth to the Tigris and Euphrates. The leader Septimus Odeinat (Odenathus) became quite favored by Rome and in 256/7 was appointed by the Emperor Valerian as Consul and Governor of the province of Syria Phoenice which Palmyra had been transferred to in 194. A few years later Valerian was captured and murdered by the Sassanian Persians, and in redemption Odeinat campaigned as far as the Sassanian capital Ctesiphon. Palmyra's greatest days however were after the murder of Odeinat, when his wife Zenobia started ruling Palmyra on behalf of her son Vaballath. Zenobia with the help of her Prime Minister Longinus extended Palmyrean power to the west and took over Bosra and occupied as far as Egypt (269-270), then she headed for the north and attempted to take Antioch. This sudden expansion posed a threat for the Romans, and after two years in 272 of being flexible Aurelian retaliated and took back Antioch then Emesa (Homs) and then Palmyra itself. Zenobia tried to escape but was captured and was taken back to Rome as a prisoner. - - Hatra location: iraq The remains of the city, especially the temples where Hellenistic and Roman architecture blend with Eastern decorative features, attest to the greatness of its civilization. in the year 240 ad Ardashir I, Sassanid king of Persia destroyed Hatra. The city was famed for its fusion of Greek, Mesopotamian, Syrian and Arabian pantheons, known in Aramic as " the house of the god" , The city had temples to Nergal(Sumerian and Akaadian) Hermes(Greek) Atargatis (syro-Aramaean), Allat and Shamiyyah(Arabian) and Shamash ( mesopotamian sun God) The exact details of the site werent known until the 20th century. An excavation team were hugely surprised when they found a Greek temple on this site. The marble columns built in Ionic style look exactly like ones found in Greece. Camel caravans passed through there for a period of several hundred years before and after Christ. The Silk Road was then a busy trade route, connecting the Chinese Han and Roman Empires. Hatra was an important stopover between Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean Sea. The discovery of Allat temple unveiled a different side of Hatra. The imposing carvings depict camels, which represent wealth and affluence. This relief could represent the Goddess Allat. Eastern and Western civilizations met here and created a form of art known as the Hellenistan style, a combination of Greek Hellenism and the Eastern style from Asia. . It is possible to see how Eastern and Western culture is fused here. The face of Medusa, of Greek myth, is carved at the entrance. While the temple itself was built in the Iwan style, from Western Asia. Each God worshipped in the vast area between Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean was enshrined here. Hatra thrived by welcoming and accepting people of different religious faiths. Only a part of the town and sacred areas have been excavated so far. Hatra was a city where an array of cultures and religions coexisted in harmony. - Kendah kingdom location:Saudi Arabia existed in the 4th century BC and ended in the 4 th century AD the capital if the kingdom is called AL-Faw it was fully burried under the golden sands of arabia.
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History Of The Hejaz Before The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

History Of The Hejaz Before The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

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In pre-Islamic times, apart from a small number of urban trading settlements (such as Mecca and Medina), most of what was to become Saudi Arabia was populated by nomadic tribal societies in the inhospitable desert. The Islamic prophet, Muhammad, was born in Mecca in about 571 A.D. In the early 7th century, Muhammad united the various tribes of the peninsula and created a single Islamic religious polity. Following his death in 632, his followers rapidly expanded the territory under Muslim rule beyond Arabia, conquering huge swathes of territory (from the Iberian Peninsula in west to modern day Pakistan in east) in a matter of decades. In so doing, Arabia soon became a politically peripheral region of the Muslim world as the focus shifted to the more developed conquered lands.[36] From the 10th century to the early 20th century Mecca and Medina were under the control of a local Arab ruler known as the Sharif of Mecca, but at most times the Sharif owed allegiance to the ruler of one of the major Islamic empires based in Baghdad, Cairo or Istanbul. Most of the remainder of what became Saudi Arabia reverted to traditional tribal rule. In the 16th century, the Ottomans added the Red Sea and Persian Gulf coast (the Hejaz, Asir and Al-Ahsa) to the Empire and claimed suzerainty over the interior. One reason was to thwart Portuguese attempts to attack the Red Sea (hence the Hejaz) and the Indian Ocean. Ottoman degree of control over these lands varied over the next four centuries with the fluctuating strength or weakness of the Empire's central authority. The emergence of what was to become the Saudi royal family, known as the Al Saud, began in Nejd in central Arabia in 1744, when Muhammad bin Saud, founder of the dynasty, joined forces with the religious leader Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, founder of the Wahhabi movement, a strict puritanical form of Sunni Islam. This alliance formed in the 18th century provided the ideological impetus to Saudi expansion and remains the basis of Saudi Arabian dynastic rule today. The first "Saudi state" established in 1744 in the area around Riyadh, rapidly expanded and briefly controlled most of the present-day territory of Saudi Arabia, but was destroyed by 1818 by the Ottoman viceroy of Egypt, Mohammed Ali Pasha. A much smaller second "Saudi state", located mainly in Nejd, was established in 1824. Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the Al Saud contested control of the interior of what was to become Saudi Arabia with another Arabian ruling family, the Al Rashid. By 1891, the Al Rashid were victorious and the Al Saud were driven into exile in Kuwait. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Ottoman Empire continued to control or have a suzerainty over most of the peninsula. Subject to this suzerainty, Arabia was ruled by a patchwork of tribal rulers, with the Sharif of Mecca having pre-eminence and ruling the Hejaz. In 1902, Abdul Rahman's son, Abdul Aziz—later to be known as Ibn Saud—recaptured control of Riyadh bringing the Al Saud back to Nejd. Ibn Saud gained the support of the Ikhwan, a tribal army inspired by Wahhabism and led by Faisal Al-Dawish, and which had grown quickly after its foundation in 1912. With the aid of the Ikhwan, Ibn Saud captured Al-Ahsa from the Ottomans in 1913. In 1916, with the encouragement and support of Britain (which was fighting the Ottomans in World War I), the Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, led a pan-Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire to create a united Arab state. Although the Arab Revolt of 1916 to 1918 failed in its objective, the Allied victory in World War I resulted in the end of Ottoman suzerainty and control in Arabia. Ibn Saud avoided involvement in the Arab Revolt, and instead continued his struggle with the Al Rashid. Following the latter's final defeat, he took the title Sultan of Nejd in 1921. With the help of the Ikhwan, the Hejaz was conquered in 1924–25 and on 10 January 1926, Ibn Saud declared himself King of the Hejaz. A year later, he added the title of King of Nejd. For the next five years, he administered the two parts of his dual kingdom as separate units.
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Global Journalist: Gay rights in the Arab world

Global Journalist: Gay rights in the Arab world

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  • Updated: 22 Sep 2016
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One of the hardest regions of the globe to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is the Arab world. In Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the punishment for the crime of sodomy is death by stoning, and many other countries impose prison sentences. Also challenging is the fact that the stigma associated with being LGBT is so great, many people feel they can’t come out even to their family or closest friends. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the uncertain lives of LGBT people in Arab nations. Joining the program: *Saleem Haddad, the Jordanian-born author of the new novel "Guapa," about the outing of a young gay man in an unnamed Arab country. *Graeme Reid, director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. *Esra'a Al-Shafei, a Bahraini activist and director of Mideast Youth, network of online platforms that amplify marginalized voices in the region. *Antoun Issa, a senior editor at the Middle East Institute who has written extensively on LGBT issues in the region.
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A look inside Saudi Arabia's fight against ISIS

A look inside Saudi Arabia's fight against ISIS

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  • Updated: 18 Nov 2014
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Saudi Arabia is hoping a 600-mile fence will keep ISIS militants out of its territory, but the barrier may not be enough. Holly Williams gained access to a Saudi maximum-security prison. She reports from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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