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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud, No. 26 on Forbes' list of the world's richest people, received a $26 million loan from an arm of the World Bank for a luxury hotel in Ghana and Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, wants to know why it was approved. (Associated Press)

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In this image made from video released by Change.org, a Saudi Arabian woman drives a car on June 17, 2011, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, May 24, 2011, file photo, Saudi women board a taxi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving opened Friday, June 17, 2011, with female motorists getting behind the wheel. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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Yemeni children and female anti-government protesters celebrate President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure to Saudi Arabia, in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 6, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Yemeni Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said Monday that President Saleh, in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, would return soon. (Associated Press)

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A Yemeni tribesman holds up his rifle on June 5, 2011, while shouting slogans with anti-government protesters in Taiz, Yemen, as they celebrate President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure to Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)

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Yemeni anti-government protesters spray foam and wave their national flags in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday, June 5, 2011, as they celebrate President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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** FILE ** In this March 27, 2007, file photo, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz, right, shakes hands with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh before the Arab summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

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** FILE ** King Abdullah (center) of Saudi Arabia waves during the inauguration of the Princess Noura bint Abdulrahaman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, May 15, 2011. The school will be the biggest women's university in the world, with capacity for 40,000 students. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

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** FILE ** U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (left), U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Smith (center) and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert G. Catalanotti walk across an airport tarmac in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, Pool)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS The loan of $26 million from a World Bank branch to Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal for a luxury hotel in Ghana has drawn criticism.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah as Ambassador to the U.S. Adel Al-Jubair (center) translates on Wednesday at the king's Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The largely Sunni Muslim nation is a U.S. ally. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (center) talks with his press secretary, Geoff Morrell, on the airport apron before departing from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Mr. Gates earlier met with King Abdullah. (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (left) talks with the Saudi Arabian assistant minister of defense and aviation, Prince Khalid bin Sultan, during a ceremony after Mr. Gates' arrival in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Mr. Gates arrived in the Saudi capital Wednesday for talks with King Abdullah on coping with the political upheaval sweeping the Arab world. (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, Pool)

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This screen grab from Bahrain TV shows troops arriving in Bahrain from Saudi Arabia on Monday, March 14, 2011. The Saudi-led military forces were deployed to prop up the Bahraini monarchy against widening demonstrations, launching the first cross-border military operation to quell unrest since the Arab world's rebellions began in December. (AP Photo/Bahrain TV via APTN)

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Saudi policemen form a check point inspecting cars near the site where a demonstration is expected to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo)

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**FILE** Saudi Shi'ite protesters hold Saudi flags and portraits of unidentified Saudi Shi'ite prisoners during a demonstration in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, on March 9, 2011. Activists in Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite Muslim minority have issued Internet calls for a "Day of Rage." (Associated Press)

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Saudis cruise the streets with car covered with Saudi flags and pictures of the Saudi King Abdullad and Saudi Crown Prince Sultan after the convoy of the King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia passes from the Airport and through the streets of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. King Abdullah returned Wednesday from a three-month absence for back surgery in New York and convalescence in Morocco. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is trying to move a mosque project away from ground zero in New York City.

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** FILE ** Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah performs Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in September 2010. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

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