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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah promotes interfaith collaboration

In Spain today, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is leading an unusual religious gathering. He's called together leaders from the world's major religions ? Islam, Christianity, Judaism ? not to debate hot-button religious issues, but to find common ground for confronting humanitarian crises. Guest: Roger Hardy, BBC Middle East Analyst, in London


Fight for your right to buy underwear privately

Reem Asaad, a finance lecturer at Dar al-Hikma Women's College in Jeddah joins The Takeaway with the story of a campaign she is leading to defend the right of women to buy their lingerie from other women. Currently currently only men can sell women's underwear.


Obama and the Saudis' Mideast Peace Plan

In 2002, Saudi King Abdullah proposed a peace plan for Israel and Palestine. Author and law professor Noah Feldman joins The Takeaway for a look at what parts of the Arab Peace Initiative the Obama administration is likely to embrace.

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Concerns over H1N1 at the Hajj

It's the second day of the Hajj, the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. We speak to the BBC's Shahzeb Jillani, from the middle of the Hajj, about the fears, precautions and facts about the spread of the flu at this year's pilgrimage.