Saudi Arabia (i/ˌsɔːdiːəˈreɪbiə/, i/ˌsaʊ-/), officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is an Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. With a land area of approximately 2,150,000km2 (830,000sqmi), Saudi Arabia is geographically the second-largest state in the Arab world after Algeria. Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen to the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast, and most of its terrain consists of arid inhospitable desert or barren landforms.
The area of modern-day Saudi Arabia formerly consisted of four distinct regions: Hejaz, Najd, and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Ahsa) and Southern Arabia ('Asir). The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud. He united the four regions into a single state through a series of conquests beginning in 1902 with the capture of Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Saud. The country has since been an absolute monarchy, effectively a hereditary dictatorship governed along Islamic lines. The ultra-conservative Wahhabism religious movement within Sunni Islam has been called "the predominant feature of Saudi culture", with its global spreading largely financed by the oil and gas trade. Saudi Arabia is sometimes called "the Land of the Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Al-Masjid al-Haram (in Mecca), and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (in Medina), the two holiest places in Islam. The Kingdom has a total population of 28.7 million, of which 20 million are Saudi nationals and 8 million are foreigners.
Established in 1964, the channel produces programmes focusing on cultural, political, and economic issues aimed at expatriates living in Saudi Arabia. Following its conversion to a 24-hour channel it expanded its broadcasting to Europe and North America in the middle of 2007 and now employs a large network of news correspondents based in the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The developer behind the 1km-high JeddahTower, set to be the world’s tallest building, has said that it is looking to get back up to speed after funding issues with contractor SaudiBinladin Group caused delays ... An 8.4 billion Saudi riyal (Dh8.2bn) funding deal for the project was secured from Riyadh-based bank Alinma in November this year.
Dr. Maryam Ali Ficociello has been the chief governance officer at The Red SeaDevelopmentCompany (TRSDC) and AMAALA — a tourism project on SaudiArabia’s northwestern coast — since 2017, leading the governance, risk and compliance department ... She played a key role in the establishment of Dar Al-Hekma’s first research center ... ....
The sources added that a number of senior Saudi-led mercenaries were killed or wounded as a result ... This comes as the head of the office of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi said on Friday the Saudi-backed figure is ready for direct negotiations with Ansarullah officials over situation in Ma’rib.
The sources added that a number of senior Saudi-led mercenaries were killed or wounded as a result ... This comes as the head of the office of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi said on Friday the Saudi-backed figure is ready for direct negotiations with Ansarullah officials over the situation in Ma’rib.
JEDDAH (AFP) – SaudiArabia and longstanding ally Pakistan signed several agreements Saturday and vowed to reset ties strained by months of disagreement over policy on the Kashmir dispute... Although the kingdom was the first foreign country Khan visited after taking office, Riyadh appeared frustrated with Islamabad last year.