jidda jidda

Definition(s):

  • (n) port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea; near Mecca

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News

  1. Islamists attack military bases in northeast Nigeria

    Nigerian authorities imposed a 24-hour curfew in the main northeastern city of Maiduguri on Monday after Islamist militants attacked an air force base and army sites overnight, the military said. Baba Ahmed Jidda, a spokesman for the government of Borno State, of which Maiduguri is the capital, announced the curfew in a statement, but gave no details of the attacks and did not say if they had ...
    on December 2, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Nigeria imposes 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri after attack

    Nigerian authorities imposed a 24-hour curfew in the main northeastern city of Maiduguri on Monday after suspected Islamist militants staged an attack there in the early hours. Baba Ahmed Jidda, a spokesman for the government of Borno State, of which Maiduguri is the capital, announced the curfew in a statement, but provided no details about the attack and did not say whether there had been any ...
    on December 2, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "My hope is that the outcomes from the Jidda energy meeting will help foster stable markets and reasonable prices, while restoring market confidence," Bodman says.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Samuel Bodman Source: Times and Transcript

  2. "We had indications that led us to increase the level of alert and to beef up security in Jidda and in other areas," said Jubeir, noting that the government was at a higher threat level.
    on Dec 6, 2004 By: Adel al-Jubeir Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. Lisa Beyer, writing for Time Magazine as the pall of toxic fumes lingered over Ground Zero in New York, tells us: "At the King Abdel Aziz University in Jidda, bin Laden, according to associates, was greatly influenced by one of his teachers,...
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Lisa Beyer Source: Pacific Free Press

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