Raising their hands to the sky, about 2 million Muslim pilgrims prayed for salvation Wednesday at Mount Arafat, where Saudi Arabia's top Saudi cleric defended the Muslim nation against conspiracies from outside and within.
An Iranian plane crashed Tuesday near an upscale neighborhood as the Kish Air Fokker-50 prepared to land at Sharjah airport in the United Arab Emirates, killing 43 people aboard, Emirates officials said.
The al-Qaida terror network has claimed responsibility for the suicide car bombing that killed at least 17 people and injured dozens in the Saudi capital, an Arab weekly that has received purported al-Qaida statements in the past said Tuesday.
Arriving in the wake of a suicide car bombing that killed at least 17 people and injured dozens more, a senior U.S. official warned Saudi leaders that close cooperation in the war on terrorism was needed to prevent more al-Qaida attacks in the kingdom.
Saudi security forces stormed a hijacked Russian plane Friday, ending a hostage situation that began when armed Chechen men commandeered the plane after takeoff from Istanbul. Three people were killed and several others were injured, paramedics at Medina airport said.