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.
In a major boost for Indian citizens undertaking Hajj, SaudiArabia Tuesday announced a slew of measures, including visa issuance within 48 hours and a 96-hour stopover visa. Additionally, Indian citizens can now perform Umrah on business, tourism and umrah visas, said visiting ...
In a major boost for Indian citizens undertaking Haj, SaudiArabia Tuesday announced a slew of measures, including visa issuance within 48 hours and a 96-hour stopover visa. Additionally, Indian citizens can now perform Umrah on business, tourism and umrah visas, said visiting ...
Over 2.4 million performed the pilgrimage in 2019, while in 2020, due to the curbs imposed because of coronavirus lockdowns, SaudiArabia restricted the attendance to a few thousand citizens and residents. In 2022, around 900,000 were able to perform Haj after the Saudi authorities allowed limited numbers of foreign pilgrims.
Save this story. Save. Save this story. Save ... Buy on Amazon ... They’ve found common cause with others who were hostile to the progressive agenda, like the UAE, Saudis, and pro-Israel money. Citizens United enabled so much of that to swamp in that it really did overwhelm what I think was real, natural, organic energy that was pulsing from 2016 through 2020.
Citizens living in SaudiArabia and Kuwait have recorded the highest voting rates, followed by Egyptians in the UAE and Qatar. Egyptian voters abroad require a valid passport or a valid or invalid national ID card to vote. Citizens aged 18 or above are eligible to vote. Eligible voters inside and outside the country surpassed 65 million ... ....
Busan residents show disappointment at Busan Citizen's Hall in the southern port city of Korea, after Riyadh, SaudiArabia won the vote, Nov ... Busan residents leave Busan Citizen's Hall in the southern port city of Korea, after Riyadh, Saudi Arabia won the vote, Nov.
Busan residents show disappointment at Busan Citizen's Hall in the southern port city of Korea, after Riyadh, SaudiArabia won the vote, Nov ... Busan citizens disappointed but ready for World Expo 2035 bid ... Busan residents show disappointment at Busan Citizen's Hall in the southern port city of Korea, after Riyadh, Saudi Arabia won the vote, Nov.