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  Hajj crush police 'not to blame'  Officials have denied that police could have done more to prevent a stampede during the pilgrimage   Hajj: Saudis, pilgrims trade blame  Saudis are blaming unruly pilgrims, but many Muslims say better security could have averted the disaster Danes face growing Muslim storm  Denmark has advised citizens against travel to Saudi Arabia, amid anger at depictions of the Prophet Muhammad Shiites test religious freedoms  Several thousand Shiites took to the streets to mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson   Paper 'shut' in cartoon row  Shams (Sun) has stopped publishing after printing some of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad Saudis thwart oil refinery attack
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Mecca disaster toll rises to 53  Rescuers using heavy-lifting equipment searched through the night hoping to find trapped survivors   Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj  About 2 million Muslims from around the world were gathering under heavy security for the annual pilgrimage   2 million pilgrims making Hajj  Moving in cars, vans and on foot, a mass of white-robed pilgrims poured into a tented city at the valley of Mena Hajj stampede kills at least 345 Map of Mecca Saudi Arabia
76 dead in Mecca hotel collapse


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  A hotel in Islam's holiest city collapsed as millions of Muslims arrived for the annual Hajj pilgrimage
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  People have been killed during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual pilgrimage near Mecca
 
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  Security forces have thwarted an attempted attack at an oil processing facility in eastern Saudi Arabia
Feb.25   Guards died thwarting suicide bombing  Two security guards who helped thwart attempted bombings at an oil-processing complex died at a hospital Feb.26   Militants 'killed in clash' Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Security forces in the capital Riyadh have killed a number of suspected Islamic militants during clashes

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Mar.29   40 'militants' held  Some were apprehended in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the oil processing facility was attacked last month

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May.25   Religious police face curbs  Public prosecutors would now handle the cases of those arrested for moral offences

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Jun.19 Ukraine too good for sorry Saudis
Jun.21   'Al-Qaeda video' of 20th hijacker  A video shows Saudi man, Fawaz al-Nashimi, it says was the planned 20th hijacker for the 9/11 US attacks Jun.23   6 suspects dead in shootout   Saudi security forces have shot and killed 6 terrorists in the capital Riyadh Spain backups down Saudi Arabia 1-0 Jun.24   Saudis hold 40 'Islamic militants'  The security forces arrested 40 suspected militants in raids across that country

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Jul.8   Terror suspects flee jail   7 terror suspects linked to al-Qaeda have escaped from Malaz prison in the capital Riyadh

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Sep.27   Saudis to fence to block Iraq's terrorists
  Saudi Arabia plans to build a fence along its entire 560-mile border with Iraq, which will up to 6 years to complete

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Dec.2     Saudis arrest 139 'sleeper cell' suspects
  Security officials foiled a planned terrorist suicide attack believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda
Dec.22     Judge: Iran responsible for terror attack  A federal judge: Iran is partly to blame for a 1996 attack at the Khobar Towers that killed 19 Americans in Saudi Arabia Dec.27   Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage
  An estimated 3 million Muslims have begun leaving for Mecca to begin the annual pilgrimage amid enhanced security





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Militants 'killed in clash' Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Security forces in the capital Riyadh have killed a number of suspected Islamic militants during clashes 40 'militants' held  Some were apprehended in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the oil processing facility was attacked last month Saudis hold 40 'Islamic militants'  The security forces arrested 40 suspected militants in raids across that country 76 dead in Mecca hotel collapse




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Jan.5
  A hotel in Islam's holiest city collapsed as millions of Muslims arrived for the annual Hajj pilgrimage
Jan.6 Mecca disaster toll rises to 53
  Rescuers using heavy-lifting equipment searched through the night hoping to find trapped survivors Jan.12 Hajj stampede kills at least 345 Map of Mecca Saudi Arabia
  People have been killed during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual pilgrimage near Mecca
Jan.13   Hajj: Saudis, pilgrims trade blame  Saudis are blaming unruly pilgrims, but many Muslims say better security could have averted the disaster



Saudi Arabia, 2006 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2006 Jun.19 Ukraine too good for sorry Saudis
Jun.23 Spain backups down Saudi Arabia 1-0



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2006 Feb.24 Saudis thwart oil refinery attack
  Security forces have thwarted an attempted attack at an oil processing facility in eastern Saudi Arabia
Feb.25 Guards died thwarting suicide bombing  Two security guards who helped thwart attempted bombings at an oil-processing complex died at a hospital Jun.21 'Al-Qaeda video' of 20th hijacker  A video shows Saudi man, Fawaz al-Nashimi, it says was the planned 20th hijacker for the 9/11 US attacks Jun.23 6 suspects dead in shootout   Saudi security forces have shot and killed 6 terrorists in the capital Riyadh Jun.24 Saudis hold 40 'Islamic militants'  The security forces arrested 40 suspected militants in raids across that country Jul.8 Terror suspects flee jail   7 terror suspects linked to al-Qaeda have escaped from Malaz prison in the capital Riyadh Sep.27 Saudis to fence to block Iraq's terrorists  Saudi Arabia plans to build a fence along its entire 560-mile border with Iraq, which will up to 6 years to complete Dec.2   Saudis arrest 139 'sleeper cell' suspects
  Security officials foiled a planned terrorist suicide attack believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda
Dec.22   Judge: Iran responsible for terror attack  A federal judge: Iran is partly to blame for a 1996 attack at the Khobar Towers that killed 19 Americans in Saudi Arabia



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2006 Jan.7   Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj  About 2 million Muslims from around the world were gathering under heavy security for the annual pilgrimage Jan.8   2 million pilgrims making Hajj  Moving in cars, vans and on foot, a mass of white-robed pilgrims poured into a tented city at the valley of Mena Jan.12   Hajj crush police 'not to blame'  Officials have denied that police could have done more to prevent a stampede during the pilgrimage Jan.30 Danes face growing Muslim storm  Denmark has advised citizens against travel to Saudi Arabia, amid anger at depictions of the Prophet Muhammad Feb.8 Shiites test religious freedoms  Several thousand Shiites took to the streets to mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Feb.20   Paper 'shut' in cartoon row  Shams (Sun) has stopped publishing after printing some of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad May.25 Religious police face curbs  Public prosecutors would now handle the cases of those arrested for moral offences Sep.27 Saudis to fence to block Iraq's terrorists  Saudi Arabia plans to build a fence along its entire 560-mile border with Iraq, which will up to 6 years to complete Dec.27 Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage
  An estimated 3 million Muslims have begun leaving for Mecca to begin the annual pilgrimage amid enhanced security