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Jedda:

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or Jedda
, city (1993 est. pop. 2,058,000), Hejaz, W Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. Jidda is the port of Mecca (c.45 mi/72 km to the east) and annually receives a huge influx of pilgrims, mainly from Africa, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
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Jidda

, Jedda
a port in W Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea: the diplomatic capital of the country; the port of entry for Mecca, 80 km (50 miles) east. Pop.: 3 807 000 (2005 est.)
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laws of human rights (formulated in its Al Jedda decision), is defeated.
It is the day in 1940 that the first prisoners arrived at Auschwitz; it is the birthday of Adolph Hitler, it is the day in 1927 when Britain signed the Treaty of Jedda which recognized the corrupt Saud family as legitimate; it is the day in 1989 that the Communist Party in Beijing declared martial law in response to a march by one million pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square; it is the date of the annual anti-Islamic "Draw Mohammed" protests; and, it is the day in 1802 when Napoleon Bonaparte signed the "Law of May 20" which reinstituted slavery in some French colonies.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Chairman of the Iraqi Parliament's Foreign Relations Committee, Humam Hammoudi, has uncovered the close holding of the preparatory sessions for the Conference to "Activate the Mecca Document," signed by the religious leaders of Iraq in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, in 2006, which he described as "representing a guarantee for non-return of sectarian violence to the country, according to a statement, issued by his office on Thursday.
En Arabie saoudite, les Egyptiens qui ont droit au vote dans cette troisieme phase des elections legislatives se sont rendus au siege de l'ambassade d'Egypte a Riyad et au consultat de Jedda pour accomplir leur devoir civique.
JEDDA, December 27, 2011 (WAFA) - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, strongly condemned the bill on the declaration of the occupied city of al-Quds "a capital of Israel and of the Jewish people," Tuesday said a press release published on OIC website.
A statement from the OIC, whose headquarters is in Jedda, said that the use of force will "only lead to more violence and bloodshed, thus exacerbating the crisis and making it more complex," reported AFP Wednesday.
In Al Jedda, the UK House of Lords considered UN Security Council Resolution 1546, authorizing internment where it was "necessary for imperative reasons of security" qualified the United Kingdom's obligations under article 5 of the ECHR.
Brian Fyfield-Shayler, who taught English at the elite Western styled al-Thagh school in Jedda during 1968 and 1969 described bin Laden, then 13, as "a shy, retiring and courteous' boy who was unfailingly polite.
He also noted there would be a conference of special representatives about Afghanistan in Jedda, Saudi Arabia.
Wanted Saudi Fugitives in Ma'rib Governorate," Jedda Ukaz
Reading Aboriginalities in Australian Cinema: from Jedda to Dead Heart.
Esteghlal of Iran also won 2-1 away in Group A, beating Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium in Jedda after Farhad Majidi scored in the 11th and 75th minutes.