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 Mecca last week they suddenly arrested on charges of plotting regicide one of the most notorious wastrels in the Near East. He was besotted Sherif Abdul Hamid, whose peccadilloes caused him to be cast off by his family. In Arabia, where the Sherif is considered a mental case, none was surprised when the King's police presently announced, after grilling six and killing one of the followers of Abdul Hamid, that...

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