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05-01 6 Westerners killed in attack Saudi Arabia
C. 05-29 50 foreigners held hostage Khobar., Saudi Arabia
D. 06-18 U.S. hostage beheaded Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Summary.     Click for More > U.S. Troops Fire Complaints at Rumsfeld   Bin Laden tape urges oil attack  An audio tape, posted on an Islamic website, has called on his supporters to attack Gulf oil supplies bin Laden tape endorses al-Zarqawi Blasts rock Saudi capital
Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead Blast kills exiled Chechen leader Suicide bomb kills 9   6 Westerners killed in attack  4 attackers entered a compound and opened fire on workers 50 foreigners held hostage Map of Khobar. Saudi Arabia  Security forces have surrounded an oil company housing compound in the city of Khobar. The gunmen killed 16 people Hostage standoff ends Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack Oil price surge after siege Gadhafi plot to 'kill Saudi leader' Kidnapped American threatened in video U.S. hostage beheaded   Decapitated body of Paul Johnson Jr. was left in Riyadh. Terrorist group leader, 3 others die in gunbattle Militants killed after beheading Saudis find U.S. hostage's head Saudis propose Muslim Iraq force WTC agency sues Saudis over 9/11 Bin Laden: Goal is to bankrupt U.S. UAE founder Nahyan dies, aged 90 al-Zawahiri vows to continue U.S. fight 9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission Map of Jeddah Saudi Arabia
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  Militants stormed the heavily fortified consulate in Jeddah in a brazen raid before security forces regained control
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Purported bin Laden tape aired Muslim pilgrimage nears its climax Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead  The stampede at a stone-throwing ritual lasted for 27 minutes before the crowd was brought under control Iranian airliner crashed, killing 43 Blast kills exiled Chechen leader  Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, 48, leader linked to al Qaeda terror network has been killed in a car explosion U.K. issues Saudi Arabia warning 'Al Qaeda tapes' warn of attacks   Suicide bomb kills 9 Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Also 125 wounded in a suicide bombing outside the 5-story Saudi General Security Building in Riyadh Saudi bomb: pro-al Qaeda claim   6 Westerners killed in attack


January 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Security scare grounds flight to Saudi
Jan.4
Jan.30


February 2004 ... more > Top ^
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Feb.10
Feb.13  
Feb.16
Feb.24


April 2004 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Saudis vow to avoid oil shortages
Apr.4  Schumacher takes hat-trick
Apr.15  US citizens urged to leave Saudi
Apr.21  
Apr.22
 3 militants killed in gunfight
Apr.26  Police believe al Qaeda suspects cornered


May 2004 ... more > Top ^
May.1  
  4 attackers entered a compound and opened fire on workers
May.29   50 foreigners held hostage Map of Khobar. Saudi Arabia
  Security forces have surrounded an oil company housing compound in the city of Khobar. The gunmen killed 16 people
  Hostage standoff ends  Most of hostages are safe and well. An American was among the 11 people killed during the attack spree May.30 Gunmen 'killed 22' in Khobar     Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack   Government officials blamed al Qaeda militants for theattacks in the oil city of Khobar that left at least 22 people dead May.31 Manhunt for hostage-takers   Oil price surge after siege  Fear of Middle East unrest pushed prices higher, despite signs that exporters will agree to increase output

June 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2 Saudis kill '2 siege suspects'
Saudis say oil industry 'secure' Jun.6 Two BBC men shot in Riyadh Jun.8 American killed in Riyadh Jun.10     Gadhafi plot to 'kill Saudi leader'  Saudi Arabian and U.S. authorities are investigating an alleged plot to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah Jun.11  Tape: U.S. doesn't want Arab reforms Jun.12  American shot dead in Riyadh Militants claim American kidnapped Jun.15   Kidnapped American threatened in video  Al Qaeda gunmen threaten to kill a man who identified himself as Paul Johnson unless al Qaeda prisoners are let go Jun.17  Saudi friend asks captors to free American Jun.18   U.S. hostage beheaded Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  Decapitated body of Paul Johnson Jr. was left in Riyadh. Terrorist group leader, 3 others die in gunbattle
    Militants killed after beheading  The authorities say they have killed a senior al-Qaeda leader and 3 other militants in a shootout Jun.19 Saudis: Al Qaeda chief dead Jun.20 New Saudi al Qaeda chief named Al Qaeda alleges Saudi aid Jun.28  Al Qaeda member surrenders

July 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jul.13  Bin Laden associate surrenders Jul.15 2nd Saudi militant surrenders
Jul.20 Saudi forces clash with militants Jul.21   Saudis find U.S. hostage's head  Security forces carrying out a major anti-terrorist operation have found the head of Paul M. Johnson Jr. Jul.23 U.S. carrier collides with boat Jul.28   Saudis propose Muslim Iraq force  A new international military force will be drawn exclusively from Muslim countries

August 2004 ... more > Top ^
Aug.7 Iraq shuts Al-Jazeera's Baghdad office
Aug.8 Senior al Qaeda figure nabbed in Dubai

September 2004 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1 Employer: 7 hostages released
Sep.10   WTC agency sues Saudis over 9/11  The agency that owns the site of the World Trade Center is suing Saudi Arabia for damages suffered Sep.27 Dubai airport terminal collapses

October 2004 ... more > Top ^
Oct.29 U.S.: possible attack on Qatar hotels


November 2004 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1     Bin Laden: Goal is to bankrupt U.S.  Al-Jazeera released a full transcript of the videotape in which bin Laden said his group's goal is to force US into bankruptcy Nov.2   UAE founder Nahyan dies, aged 90
  After ailing for many years, the president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan has died Nov.3 Leader chosen after ruler's death
Nov.27 Police Shoot Dead Militant in Jeddah Nov.29     al-Zawahiri vows to continue U.S. fight
  In a videotape bin Laden's right-hand man pledged to continue fighting until U.S. changes its policies regarding Muslims

December 2004 ... more > Top ^
Dec.6   9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission
Map of Jeddah Saudi Arabia
  Militants stormed the heavily fortified consulate in Jeddah in a brazen raid before security forces regained control
Dec.8     U.S. Troops Fire Complaints at Rumsfeld  Defense Secretary faced open criticism from his own troops, who complained about inadequate armor for Iraq Dec.16     Bin Laden tape urges oil attack
  An audio tape, posted on an Islamic website, has called on his supporters to attack Gulf oil supplies
Dec.22 Saudis expel Libyan envoy
Dec.27     bin Laden tape endorses al-Zarqawi
  Osama urged Iraqis to boycott next month's elections, in an audio tape broadcast on Al-Jazeera Dec.29   Blasts rock Saudi capital
  2 explosions is killing 2 militants and wounding several people. Police kill 7 suspected militants