Saudi Arabia: Slow-Flying Carpet

Islam last week marked the end of the 1,333rd pilgrimage to Mecca. As 1,250,000 Moslems left for home, they carried with them from Mohammedanism's most devout observance the echoes of a noisy political feud between Saudi Arabia's monarch, King Saud, and Egypt's dictator, President Gamal Abdel Nasser. In the struggle for supremacy in the modern Arab world, the ancient ways of Saudi Arabia are slowly changing.

Plots & Propaganda. Saud and Nasser are parted by more than the Red Sea.

The ruler of oil-rich Saudi Arabia (estimated annual revenue from oil: about...

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