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 in Yemen dismantled 1,081 Houthi mines in the fourth week of January. Overseen by the KingSalmanHumanitarian Aid and ReliefCenter, special teams destroyed hundreds of anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, unexploded ordinances and other explosive devices.
SaudiArabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) has signed an agreement with OffWorld, a global pioneer in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered industrial swarm robotic mining systems, to further explore the potential of utilizing smart robots in Ma’aden’s mines.
The benchmark index (.TASI) in SaudiArabia added 0.1%, helped by gains in healthcare, financial and materials stocks with Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services (4013.SE) rising 2% and Saudi Arabian Mining (1211.SE) climbing 1.4%.
The Arab coalition led by the Kingdom of SaudiArabia (KSA) has denied responsibility for the bombing that resulted in civilian casualties in Yemeni areas under the control of the Houthi group on the border with Saudi in the north of the country ... Saudi project clears 1,045 mines within week in Yemen.
RIYADH ... 24, the opening day of The Saudi Cup meeting ... She said. “I am very proud to be continuing my family’s involvement in top-level sport ... I follow their achievements, as they do mine ... Both my parents will be there (at The Saudi Cup).” ... “Riding in the IJC at The Saudi Cup is a dream come true ... I want to thank all those people who have made it possible.
Mining firms are being invited to bid for 12 licenses for building materials quarries in the new JeddahCrushesComplex in the Makkah Al-Mukarramah region ...The Future Minerals Forum saw the announcement of SaudiArabian Mining Co. forming a joint venture with the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund to invest in mining assets globally.
The historic performance marks a new chapter in the industrial port’s journey as a leading maritime gateway for mining imports and exports while serving the overall objectives of the SaudiPorts Authority (Mawani) in building a world-class trade infrastructure in the ...
The SaudiProject for Landmine Clearance in Yemen (Masam) announced they have cleared 1,045 mines in the war-ravaged Arab nation in the third week of January ... A total of 383,193 Houthi-laid mines have been cleared since the Saudi project was launched in ...
(MENAFN - Nam NewsNetwork) ADEN, Jan 23 (NNN-SPA) – The SaudiProject for Landmine Clearance in Yemen (Masam), announced yesterday, they have cleared 1,045 mines in war-ravaged Yemen, in the third ... .
SaudiArabia’s Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources has issued a gold exploration license to Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co., also known as AMAK, according to a Tadawul statement ... The mining sector in Saudi Arabia is one of the key pillars of the Kingdom’s economic diversification efforts.