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A History of the Desert Kingdom
By:Tarek Osman, Cairo
Date: Thursday, 2 January 2020, 8:54 pm


A History of Saudi Arabia

It’s 40-years since the siege of the Grand Mosque (al-Masjid al-Haram) in Mecca, one of the transformative events Saudi Arabia witnessed in the late 1970s/early 1980s.
Some of you might have listened to it before. But if not, and if interested, listen to my three-episodes BBC documentary series on the history of the kingdom, from its creation onwards.