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Saudi Arabia: Allah's Choice

At King Ibn Saud's deathbed in 1953, Prince Feisal of Saudi Arabia swore a mighty oath on the Koran that he would never usurp the kingship from the half brother...

IRAK: Kingdom Freed

(See map) Not a strong, lone warrior like Arabian King Ibn Saud (see col. I) is his neighbor on the north, pliant King Feisal of Irak who leans like an...

SAUDI ARABIA: Alchemy in the Desert

Less than 50 years ago, Saudi Arabia was a desert kingdom whose prime source of income was a head tax imposed on Moslem pilgrims traveling to Mecca. Today the...

AUTOS: Harem on Wheels

Saudi Arabia's polygamous old King Ibn Saud takes good care of his wives, both past & present. Last week a Cincinnati hearse manufacturer showed off a new...

SAUDI ARABIA: Murders at Mecca

King Ibn Saud, a man who has been credited with the strength of 40 men, and actually has 40 sons, is protected by an efficient police force. In pilgrim-packed...

OIL: The Mysterious East

Between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, by the Persian Gulf, lies the "neutral zone"—a condominium of Arabia's King Ibn Saud and Kuwait's Sheik Sir Ahmad al...

People: Knickknacks

Ordered: two U.S. elevators; by King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia; for his guestpalace in Jidda. Specifications: deep carpeting, satin-upholstered armchairs...

SAUDI ARABIA: Seat for the Mighty

At 65, King Ibn Saud of Arabia ("Servant of the Mighty One") walks with a slow, deliberate gait. The nine battle wounds of his youth, even the trouble some one...

SAUDI ARABIA: Ladies First

On a royal excursion to the Hejaz, King Ibn Saud finally put to use the C-47 transport plane which had come as a gift from Franklin Roosevelt. First he tried it...

LAND OF SAUD: Kingdom Christened

(See map) Morally straight as a sceptre, physically supple and strong as a beast of prey is the mightiest man in the Middle East, King Ibn Saud. Last week...

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