Saudi Arabia spends billions to transform cradle of Islam
2008-06-29 - (The Daily Star Lebanon) - Saudi Arabia is pouring billions of dollars into Medina, burial place of the Prophet Mohammad and the cradle of Islam, to turn the religion's second holiest site into a hi-tech bastion. The so-called Knowledge Economic City (KEC) is the fourth in a series of projects launched by the oil powerhouse in December 2005. 

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