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Hi there, and welcome to the Saudi WikiProject discussion

If you have any Ideas to expand this project please feel free to say whatever you want. salaam ;) --Muhaidib 18:03, 1 April 2006 (UTC)


Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud[edit]

I updated this biography based on new information provided by the subject and which could be adequetly referenced. It was made in Arabic and English. (with the Arabic being approved). The changes in English remained for a month at which point the entry was changed back to its exisiting form. I have contacted the editor to understand the reason but to no avail. Can someone help advise how I can work collaboratively so we can ensure the much needed updates are made on a permanent basis? — Preceding unsigned comment added by LimelightME (talkcontribs) 03:49, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

AfD of Battle of Waddan[edit]

Here. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:21, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

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Large parts of the article Dammam appear to have been machine translated, probably from Arab into English. This has made a lot of information incomprehensible. See for instance the sentence "That the blood could be considered as a way similar to the lighthouse marine although the adoption of the first sound and second light". Because I don't speak Arab, I don't know what the author wanted to say. Could anyone who speaks Arab have a look at this article? (talk) 13:47, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

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University of Dammam[edit]

Another editor started the article University of Dammam. Part of the article was removed as a copyvio, leaving only a stub. Please consider expanding the article. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 14:31, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

  • If the university originally had a different name, please move the old article to the new location. If you are not an admin, you will need the help of an admin to delete the new University of Dammam article before moving the old article. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 14:33, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons[edit]

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I started List of lighthouses in Saudi Arabia mainly because of Jeddah Light (which could use a good photo). Maybe one day someone will continue this. Best regards. --Muhandes (talk) 18:26, 8 August 2010 (UTC)


I started adding some information in this part of the article about his son prince Saud Abdul Aziz bin Nasser Al-Saud and information that was given to the king about the mosques in saudia arabia but it was deleted it. I sited the information inside of the paragraphs. Was I supposed to put my references at the end of the wiki article? Does anybody know why they keep deleting my information?

Niraleah1 (talk) 03:33, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

King Saud University[edit]

I expanded the article as much as I can. Please visit the page and give me your opinion on the talk page.Abrnkak (talk) 10:42, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

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Asian Football Confederation WP:Saudi Arabia?[edit]

Just wondering how is this article is under WP:Saudi Arabia? Nothing about it is directly about Saudi Arabia. Banana Fingers (talk) 14:28, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

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Wikileaks stuff on Saudi nightlife[edit]

Hi! I found:

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:50, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Saudi/Jordanian monarchy move request[edit]

Hello, I have started a move request for several Saudi and Jordanian monarchs without regnal numerals. The move would shift these articles from the "[Name] of [Country]" formulation to "[Name], King of [Country]" (like the recently moved John, King of England and so on). If you have any view on the matter, the centralised discussion is located here. Thanks, The Celestial City (talk) 20:25, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Saudi Airlines HQ stuff[edit]

Hi! I saw in some personal webpages that Zahyr Siddiqi was the guy who designed the Saudi Arabian Airlines headquarters

Where can I find a reliable source that says this? WhisperToMe 13:15, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Umma Islamic Party[edit]


There has been some discussion on the notability and/or verifiability of the actual existence of this party. The party seems to have a Jordan-based website at and is widely being reported as being a newly formed party by various news outlets. However these reports seem to be almost exclusively based on a reports by AFP and AP. Some of the usual Arab outlets don't seem to report on it at all, while other regional sources quote AFP/AP also. There seems to be no locally originated reports on this party. Could members of the project perhaps assist with finding Arab original sources that are not based on western newswire reports ? At this point it has been suggested that this party's existence may be a news myth, with one news outlet simply copying the info from the last.
See discussion at Talk:Umma_Islamic_Party#urban_legend.3F for more info. Travelbird (talk) 22:28, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

IMHO this discussion is obsolete now - Human Rights Watch reported the arrests of five of the founding members, and there are several other sources - see the article for details. Boud (talk) 01:35, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Bin Saud Pesidents of Al Nassr FC - can you help?[edit]

These biographies were all created by the same editor (no longer active) in 2008 and have remained unreferenced ever since. The claim to notability appears to be both the membership of the Saudi royal family and the Presidency of the Al-Nassr football club. I have tried (and failed) to find any reliable sources for any of these articles and am posting here in the hope that someone with a better knowledge of the subject and an ability to read Arabic might like to take and interest. if they remain unsourced much longer, they are likely to be nominated for deletion.--CharlieDelta (talk) 20:11, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Sourcing for Abdul Majid Abdullah[edit]

Could someone find some reliable, independent sources for this article. I looked for them for the English-language name, but didn't find any about this person - only about other people with the same name (I tell a lie, I found a minor mention along the lines of "Singers include Abdul MNajid Adbullah who is famous and xyz who ..."). However, I do not read Arabic, so I cannot tell if any of the hits on GNews Archive, etc, are about this person, rather than another person with the same name.

I am leaving a message about this on relevant WikiProjects, but if no sources are found, I will take this article to Articles for deletion in a week - in the meantime, I have Proposed it for deletion PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 16:20, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Al ash-Sheikh[edit]

I've created the above article. How do I get it assessed under Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment? DeCausa (talk) 22:15, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Template:Saudi Arabia topics[edit]

I've just finished some fairly major revisions of this template. First I merged the almost-unused Template:Life in Saudi Arabia with this one; then added all the articles I could find which usually are included in these templates. I've also added the template to the articles listed in it, as well as to a few related Saudi-related articles (may have overlooked some of those in the template).

I think it's now considerably easier to survey the subject area. I didn't set out to make such large revisions (template article more than doubled in size); hopefully I didn't go out of bounds for editing without prior approval. I invite you to add anything I've overlooked and/or make other revisions as you see fit. Also, please add this template to all Saudi-related articles in which it would be proper to have it included. Shoplifter (talk) 01:11, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Miscellaneous sources[edit]

I found some things from the Saudi Embassy in London and the Saudi tourism department

Also an editorial from a Pakistani newspaper

And State Dept stuff..

This could be useful on a section about relationships between Saudi men and western women WhisperToMe (talk) 23:35, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Al-Harm being considered for deletion[edit]

The article Al-Harm is being considered for deletion. Feel free to improve the article. Northamerica1000(talk) 06:56, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Saudi Arabia will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Saudi Arabia's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:45, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Rebelling Saudi style[edit]

Please see:

WhisperToMe (talk) 17:15, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

China-Saudi Relations[edit]

I am university student who has been assigned the project of expanding the stub article about the relations between China and Saudi Arabai. I am currently focusing on China and Saudi Arabia's energy trade. If there are any sources, comments, advice, etc please post to the discussion section of my sandbox. Here is a link to my sandbox article: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bparker-goos (talkcontribs) 05:06, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

help at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tarot island[edit]

Can I ask for your help at the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tarot island? We don't have enough info on what is the right English translation of the name of this island--Lenticel (talk) 00:43, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Sharoura to Sharurah[edit]

I have redirected a stub named Sharoura to a longer stub named Sharurah. It seems that they are the same city in Saudi Arabia. If they are different cities, undo it or let me know. Also: Is "Shahroura" used for the city also, or is that a spelling only used for other things in the region around Lebanon? (I found references to "Shahroura" while looking for different spellings, but I don't think they were about the Saudi city: some were about Sabah (singer) though.) --Closeapple (talk) 22:54, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

image:Saudi troops enter Bahrain.jpg[edit]

File:Saudi troops enter Bahrain.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:09, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Adult breastfeeding[edit]

Does anyone have anything to add to this discussion? Thanks in advance. Formerip (talk) 22:04, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

NPOV Review[edit]

Today I read the article about Abdullah, the current king of Saudi Arabia. It is anything but neutral. I added a comment to that effect on its talk page. I raise the same issue here, in hope that someone will work on it.Carmaskid (talk) 05:52, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Need Arabic-speaker help at Ogab bin Mohaia[edit]

I found an article, p. I did find the article about him which is pretty extensive. I searched his name in Arabic on gBooks and got a number of hits which (by mentions of time period and the Transjordan) do appear to cover this same person. This looks to be one of those cases where a person is well-covered in non-English books but not in English, so there could be real utility in using Arabic sources to build the English article and thus expose a whole new readership to this biography. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:59, 22 March 2013 (UTC)


image:AjmanMen-Arabia.jpeg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 07:57, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

{{Countries bordering the Persian Gulf}}[edit]

Template:Countries bordering the Persian Gulf (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 10:38, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

{{Countries bordering the Red Sea}}[edit]

Template:Countries bordering the Red Sea (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 10:59, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

{{Countries and territories bordering the Indian Ocean}}[edit]

Template:Countries and territories bordering the Indian Ocean (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 11:24, 30 August 2013 (UTC)


Template:GCC (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 00:56, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Help finding sources?[edit]

I was wondering if someone could help me look for sources for a film. The film in Arabic is نظرية عمتى, and the article can be found at Nathariat Amti. I've run into a language barrier since I am relying on Google Translate for sources. I admit that I'm not sure if the Arabic name I gave is the correct name, but I believe that it is. I'm not finding much, but then given that I'm not even sure that the Arabic is correct, I wanted to get someone from here to check for sources. It feels like there should be more out there. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 08:37, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Help a student editor?[edit]

I was wondering if anyone would like to help a college student with a school project. The user in question is User:BrendonPorter and his school project theme is "Gender Inequality of Education in Saudi Arabia". Can anyone help him out with the basics and sort of mentor him and/or the other students? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 09:37, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Nader Kadhim[edit]

Appeal for Arabic-competent editor's assistance at Template:Did you know nominations/Nader Kadhim. -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:27, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

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Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 20:51, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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Hello everyone, maybe you do not that Regions of Saudi Arabia have been changed since a long time. In Arabic Wikipedia, we just discoverd that while improving the article. However, it is true that we upgraded the information about the number of governorates and the area, but we could not find a free image to represent the current regions. Can somenoe please help us my making a free one? you can find a picture of the current regions here.

Thank you, and sorry for my English.--Sayom (talk) 20:21, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

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Masjid al-Haram listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Masjid al-Qiblatain listed at Requested moves[edit]


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