08/05/12: Al Jazeera reports Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to an extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders to be held this month in the city of Mecca. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a letter to Ahmadinejad inviting him to attend the extraordinary Islamic solidarity meeting which will be held in Mecca in mid-August. Riyadh called last month for the summit in an effort at “unifying the ranks” of Muslims. The headquarters of the fifty-seven-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation is located in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Tensions have been running high between the Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia and Shi‘ite Iran as both regional powers have taken opposite stances on the uprisings in Bahrain and Syria.