Jeddah http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24739/all en FEATURE-Historic old Jeddah awaits life-saving restoration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/feature-historic-old-jeddah-awaits-life-saving-restoration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Asma Alsharif</p> <p>JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jan 9 (Reuters) - In the heart of Saudi Arabia's sprawling Red Sea port city of Jeddah, centuries-old buildings tilt and buckle above the historic district's narrow alleys, withering away in the absence of decisive action to protect them.</p> <p>The seventh-century historic district, with its mud and coral town houses adorned with ornate wooden balconies, holds the only remnants of the traditional architecture of the Hijaz, as the western Arabian Peninsula is known.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/feature-historic-old-jeddah-awaits-life-saving-restoration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Saudi Arabia Jeddah Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732120 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi named to head world's largest Islamic group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/saudi-named-head-worlds-largest-islamic-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Saudi minister, Iyad Madani, was named on Thursday as the next head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to succeed Turkey's Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.</p> <p>Madani was named at the end of a two-day summit in Cairo of the world's largest Islamic grouping and will take over in January 2014 from Ihsanoglu, who since 2005 has headed the 57-member group based in the Saudi city of Jeddah.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/saudi-named-head-worlds-largest-islamic-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Jeddah Middle East AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:16:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749105 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt's Morsi hopes for Syria ceasefire 'soon' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/egypts-morsi-hopes-syria-ceasefire-soon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said on Thursday he hoped for a ceasefire "soon" in Syria, where tens of thousands of people have been killed in nearly two years of conflict.</p> <p>Morsi said a meeting between Egypt, Turkey and Iran on the sidelines of a Cairo summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), discussed "the general framework" to resolve the crisis in Syria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/egypts-morsi-hopes-syria-ceasefire-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Jeddah Organisation of Islamic Cooperation AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:30:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749129 at http://www.globalpost.com Twenty-one jailed in Saudi Arabia after deadly floods http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/refile-twenty-one-jailed-saudi-arabia-after-deadly-floods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, March 7 (Reuters) - A Saudi court has jailed 21 people, including at least one government official, after houses were built on flood-prone land, leading to more than 100 deaths by drowning, local media reported on Thursday.</p> <p>The rulings came nearly a year after two men were jailed in one of the first convictions in a graft crackdown the government launched following the floods hit Jeddah in 2009 and 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/refile-twenty-one-jailed-saudi-arabia-after-deadly-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Geography of Saudi Arabia Jeddah War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776054 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Charles meets pan-Muslim body chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/britains-charles-meets-pan-muslim-body-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Prince Charles met the head of the world's largest Islamic grouping in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Sunday, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation said in a statement.</p> <p>OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu briefed Prince Charles "on the various intra-OIC programmes and activities in support of agricultural development, food security and drought resilience," it said.</p> <p>Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embarked on a regional tour last week, beginning in Jordan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/britains-charles-meets-pan-muslim-body-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Jeddah Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Technology AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:31:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785888 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi's illegal immigrants draw fear of "infiltrators" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/saudis-illegal-immigrants-draw-fear-infiltrators <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Angus McDowall and Asma Alsharif</p> <p>JEDDAH (Reuters) - Down a narrow alleyway deep in the Jeddah slum of Karantina, three women from Sudan have set up stalls under colourful parasols, selling peanuts, hibiscus petals, dried pulses, baskets, frankincense, calabashes and sandalwood.</p> <p>They laugh and gossip in the sunshine, swathed in bright printed cloth, while a scrawny black cat picks its way between piles of rubbish. But when approached by a stranger, they are cautious.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/saudis-illegal-immigrants-draw-fear-infiltrators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Geography of Saudi Arabia Jeddah Labor Law Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5795335 at http://www.globalpost.com World Muslim body to meet on Myanmar violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/world-muslim-body-to-meet-on-myanmar-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation said on Saturday that ministers from OIC states will meet on April 14 in Saudi Arabia to discuss deadly violence against Muslims in Myanmar.</p> <p>Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said in a statement that a contact committee of OIC foreign ministers would gather in the Red Sea port of Jeddah.</p> <p>State media in Myanmar reported on Saturday that the death toll from communal violence in the centre of the country over the past 10 days has risen to 43 with more than 1,300 homes and other buildings destroyed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/world-muslim-body-to-meet-on-myanmar-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islam in Burma Jeddah AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:30:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797514 at http://www.globalpost.com OIC urge Myanmar to probe death of 13 young Muslim boys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/oic-urge-myanmar-probe-death-13-young-muslim-boys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu expressed his deep sorrow over the death of 13 boys at an Islamic school in Yangon, Myanmar, last Tuesday.</p><P>Ihsanoglu , in a press statement, said such tragic circumstances must be avoided.</p><P>He urged the authorities in Myanmar to launch a full investigation into the causes of the fire in order to prevent recurrence of the tragedy.</p> Jeddah Myanmar Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:31:34 +0000 Asianet 5802840 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi gives illegal foreign workers three months' grace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/saudi-gives-illegal-foreign-workers-three-months-grace-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalise their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said.</p> <p>King Abdullah ordered the interior and labour ministries to allow "workers violating the labour and residency system a maximum of three months to rectify their situation," said the statement carried by SPA state news agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/saudi-gives-illegal-foreign-workers-three-months-grace-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Jeddah Labor Law Saudi Arabia AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 15:58:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804919 at http://www.globalpost.com Pan-Muslim body urges Myanmar to allow OIC delegation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/pan-muslim-body-urges-myanmar-allow-oic-delegation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Sunday urged authorities in Myanmar to allow a ministerial delegation to visit the country to discuss deadly violence against Muslims.</p> <p>The world's top Islamic body, in a statement following a meeting in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah, also urged the UN Human Rights Commission to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Myanmar.</p> <p>The statement called on "Burmese authorities to strongly respond to the organisation's appeal and allow a ministerial OIC delegation to visit" Myanmar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/pan-muslim-body-urges-myanmar-allow-oic-delegation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Jeddah Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Social Issues War AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:47:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815390 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi, Gulf states, OIC condemn Boston bombings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/saudi-gulf-states-oic-condemn-boston-bombings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation all condemned on Tuesday the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon, calling them an act of terrorism.</p> <p>Three people were killed and more than 170 wounded in the bombings in the worst attack in the United States since the September 11, 2001 atrocities.</p> <p>King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia sent a message of condolences to the American people, saying he was "saddened by the news of the two explosions in Boston," state news agency SPA reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/saudi-gulf-states-oic-condemn-boston-bombings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Jeddah Organisation of Islamic Cooperation War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:32:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817676 at http://www.globalpost.com Pan-Muslim body urges generous aid for Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/pan-muslim-body-urges-generous-aid-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday urged its member states to make generous contributions at this week's donors conference on Mali to be held in Brussels.</p> <p>Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, OIC Secretary General, launched the appeal at the opening of a ministerial meeting in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah.</p> <p>Romano Prodi, the UN special envoy for the Sahel, attended the meeting which was held to discuss logistic and financial assistance to Mali, an OIC member, ahead of Wednesday's main donors meet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/pan-muslim-body-urges-generous-aid-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Jeddah Mali Organisation of Islamic Cooperation War AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 14:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836637 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ex-Porto boss Pereira takes over at Al-Ahli http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/football-ex-porto-boss-pereira-takes-over-at-al-ahli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Porto coach Vitor Pereira has signed a two-year deal to take over at Al-Ahli, the Saudi club announced on Sunday.</p> <p>The 44-year-old is expected in Saudi Arabia on June 27 with three assistants and to start work immediately with the 2012 Asian Champions League runners-up.</p> <p>mich/lp/nr</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Al-Ahli Jeddah AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 19:40:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853713 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi web forum founder receives prison sentence, 600 lashes over liberal content http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130730/saudi-web-forum-founder-receives-prison-sentence-600-lashes- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The founder of a liberal-minded website in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes after angering Islamic authorities in the ultraconservative kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday.</p> <p>Raif Badawi, through his website known as Free Saudi Liberals, had urged Saudis to share opinions about the role of religion in the country, which follows a strict form of Islam that includes harsh punishments for challenging customs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130730/saudi-web-forum-founder-receives-prison-sentence-600-lashes-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Jeddah Politics Saudi Arabia Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:02:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 5898166 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey accuses OIC of inaction on Egypt violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130819/turkey-accuses-oic-inaction-egypt-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey's Islamic-rooted government on Monday accused the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its Turkish secretary general of remaining indifferent to the bloodshed in Egypt. </p> <p>"I would say I resign because ... I couldn't accept the stance of an Islamic organisation whose name carries the word Islam in the face of such brutality," Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said in televised remarks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130819/turkey-accuses-oic-inaction-egypt-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erdo─čan Jeddah Organisation of Islamic Cooperation AFP Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:47:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5912840 at http://www.globalpost.com