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Pentagon Asks National Defense University To 'Honor' Dead Saudi King In Essay

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Defense, attendees at the National Defense University have been asked to do a written tribute to the “life and leadership” of the “Saudi Arabian monarch.” 343 more words


Anja Jaatinen-Winqvist - Kaira

This vegetable bowl and serving platter are are designed by Anja Jaatinen-Winqvist (°1934) in 1969 as part of the Kaira tableware for Arabia (Finland). The main pattern consist of a dark brown and blue band seperated by a thin black stripe. 48 more words


The Death of a King

In life he was the absolute monarch of a wealthy and highly conservative country, who wielded influence and power across the Arabic region and whose country (along with Kuwait) currently holds reserves of roughly… 1,377 more words



I find it appropo
That it would snow
When my cousin died.

Through five years
Of all those tears
I now feel purified.

Abdullah came to me… 47 more words

Arabic Poetry

Saudi King Abdullah

Majority Report gives their take on some of the things King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia did and how the media has talked about this wonderful man after his death. 88 more words


Dyed goatees

Abdulaziz had at least 45 sons.

Nine died before manhood or perhaps are for some other reason not in the main list. The oldest was born in 1900 and died in the flu epidemic of 1919.

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Third Saudi State

Abdulaziz (Ibn Saud) 1932-53

Saud 1953-64 (son of Abdulaziz, deposed in a power struggle)

Faisal 1964-75 (son of Abdulaziz, assassinated by his nephew)

Khalid 1975-82 (son of Abdulaziz)

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