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 SaudiProject for Landmine Clearance (Masam) dismantled 1,665 mines in Yemen during the first week of April ... It is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines planted by Iran-backed Houthi ...
According to Haq, the synergy between the Belt and RoadInitiative and SaudiVision 2030 will help the Saudi company to tap opportunities in sectors like financial services, consumer-oriented manufacturing, healthcare, education, gaming, metals and mining, hospitality and tourism as well as logistics.
This is not an isolated incident ... In April the Saviz, an Iranian vessel anchored in the southern Red Sea, suffered damage to its hull believed to have been caused by limpet mines. Israel and the Saudi-led Coalition in nearby Yemen believe the Saviz has been serving as a logistic "mothership" for Iran's Houthi allies in Yemen ... in Iran ... .
There had been some military conflict in the region prior to our arrival and mines had been placed in the Red Sea... On a map, the Red Sea, which separates SaudiArabia from Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea, looks rather narrow, so I thought because it was a small enough body of water that they had probably found all the mines.
on Tuesday due to an explosion, adding that the cause is under investigation ... The IRGC-affiliated Tasnim news reported Tuesday that the ship was damaged in an explosion caused by limpet mines on the hull of the ship. Saudi media later speculated that the blast could have been caused by “Israeli commandos.” ... .
They include Credit Suisse board member Michael Klein, who has used his decades of experience working at Citigroup to advise on major oil and gas deals, including Saudi Aramco’s recent initial public offering, the biggest in history, and the merger between mining companies Glencore and Xstrata.
China’s energy consumption from Bitcoin mining in 2024 will exceed the total energy consumption of countries like Italy and SaudiArabia, the study said, and the carbon emissions will top the annual greenhouse gas emissions of countries including the Netherlands, Spain and the Czech Republic.
Carbon emissions from Chinese bitcoin mines are accelerating rapidly and will soon exceed energy consumption levels of Italy and SaudiArabia if urgent action is not taken, a new study has warned ... “This exceeds the total energy consumption level of Italy and Saudi Arabia and ranks 12th among all countries in 2016,” the study stated.
China’s energy consumption from bitcoin mining in 2024 will exceed the total energy consumption level of countries such as Italy and SaudiArabia, the study said, and the carbon emissions will exceed the annual greenhouse gas emissions outputs of countries including the Netherlands, Spain and Czech Republic.
Since January, Iran has intensified its attacks against Israel and SaudiArabia, expelled the remnants of the ancient Jewish community of Yemen, and signed a strategic alliance with China... The deal includes mining (hopefully not yellowcake mining like China has done for the Saudis), agriculture, and transportation.
A report from TechSci Research, an Indian management consultancy firm, said that demand for commercial vehicles in SaudiArabia was anticipated to grow by 2.75 percent per year until 2026 ... During lockdown, all commercial vehicle manufacturing plants were declared non-operational, not just in Saudi Arabia but globally.
The ‘Made inSaudi’ initiative aimed at supporting national products and services will create 1.3 million jobs in the mining and industrials sectors for the country’s citizens, said Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef on Wednesday ... ‘Made in Saudi’ is ...