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.
Pro PartnerGroup, a Dubai-based company specializing in company formations, has expanded its operations in SaudiArabia. It was established in 2014 and has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, and Qatar... “I see Saudi Arabia as our biggest opportunity of the region by far.
The move follows a ministerial decision to give 100 per cent of jobs to SaudiArabians in all activities and professions in malls as well as at mall management offices, excluding a limited number of positions ... However, the percentage of non-Saudi staff should not exceed 20 per cent of the total workforce at the mall.
Also known as "Mashroat," the NPMO will help Saudi government bodies create their own project management offices to reduce inefficiencies and better manage large-scale infrastructure projects —including many tied to the country's Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy away from the oil industry. .
After receiving the minister’s missive, Khamenei called on the president “to investigate this issue in the Corona national committee and take any action necessary” to contain a fifth wave of infection, according to a statement from his office ...Iran blasts Western and Saudi reports blaming it for hijacking UAE tanker.
The proposed news network, which goes by the name ‘Al-Motarab’ will be bankrolled by Emirati and Saudi tycoons as part of a project dubbed ‘TakingCare of Yemeni Migrants,’ Sana’a-based YemenPressAgency (YPA) said ... The founders of the network are also in the process of opening the network’s office in Europe.
• SaudiArabia reported 1,063 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday ... In another move to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Saudi Public Prosecution office has warned that it will impose fines of up to SR500,000 ($133,323) on passengers breaching travel ban restrictions by boarding flights to countries hit by severe COVID-19 outbreaks.
COVID-19 vaccine hesitants in SaudiArabia now risk summary dismissal for committing an act of gross misconduct, with the government barring unvaccinated employees from entering private and public offices, a lawyer said ...Last December, Saudi Arabia, a country of 34.8 million people, initiated mass vaccinations against COVID-19.