To this end, Faisal created the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Muslim World League, and embraced an array of religious causes abroad.
The oil price surge, due to the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, and the resulting oil embargo and production cutback, enabled Saudi Arabia to contribute massive amounts to Islamic causes around the world.
Saudi women and girls say social outlets outside their homes are rare, but becoming more common with the growing popularity of malls and women’s-only restaurants, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. At prayer times, restaurants shutter their men-only sections, while men go out to pray.
Donald Trump must recognize that Washington’s ability to influence the kingdom is limited, given domestic sensitivities.
Such an identity was meant to unite states against international Communism, which Faisal and the Saudi leadership vehemently opposed, and support Palestinian independence.
And you may find yourself not at home in your home.In the 1960s, however, King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz sought to form alliances based on a shared Muslim identity.Religion was meant to thwart the radical pan-Arabism of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser that was then threatening the legitimacy of monarchies throughout the region.And you may find yourself looking for your large automobile.And you may find yourself without a beautiful house. And you may ask yourself "Well, how did I get here?