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(Placename) a town in E Saudi Arabia: site of the original discovery of oil in the country (1938)
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a city in E Saudi Arabia: oil center. 12,500.
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Noun1.Dhahran - an oil town in eastern Saudi Arabia on an inlet from the Persian Gulf; in June 1996 terrorists bombed an apartment complex in Dhahran killing 19 United States soldiers and wounding more than 300 people
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
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A specialist Siemens facility based in the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals at Dhahran is to provide collaborative research and development support for energy related topics.
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