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Two Million Muslims Gather Near Mecca for Peak of Hajj Pilgrimage

With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around 2 million people from around the world gathered Thursday in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of the hajj pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia camels (Mohamed Hwaity / AFP / Getty)

Saudi Arabia’s Social Stability to Fall Apart

Geopolitical Futures’ George Friedman has warned that Saudi Arabia’s inability to keep oil prices up to $90 a barrel will frustrate the kingdom’s effort to balance its books, meaning it is only a matter of time before “Riyadh’s unique social stability comes apart.”

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Saudi-Produced Biopic on Hezbollah Chief Sparks Controversy

JAFFA, Israel – A Saudi documentary film about Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has sparked controversy in the kingdom. Some Saudis believe that “Hassan’s Story,” produced by the local Al Arabiya network, depicted one of the chief allies of Iran, Saudi Arabia’s great