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.
An Italian screenwriter has described SaudiArabia as having “amazing culture and traditions” after delighting cinemagoers with his very first screening in the Kingdom... While in Saudi Arabia, Mazzariol and a delegation from the ... “It was the first time for me to visit Saudi Arabia.
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JLL, a leading professional services firm specialized in real estate, investment management and development consultancy services, has appointed David Duke as the head of InternationalResidential in the Kingdom of SaudiArabia...Having been raised in Saudi Arabia, he has a good understanding of the country and region’s rich culture”.
In her role, she has launched numerous cultural public programs aimed at raising awareness of SaudiArabia’s cultural heritage through its tangible and intangible heritage ... “In the past five years, Saudi Arabia has undergone dramatic cultural changes, starting with the establishment of the Ministry of Culture.
Reforms in SaudiArabia are giving women freedom to push cultural boundaries as increasing numbers shun headscarves in the workplace ... Getting more women to work is a major component of Prince Mohammed’s Vision 2030 plan to make Saudi Arabia less dependent on oil ... Saudi Arabia has ...
“Since a stable Jordan is in the very interest of SaudiArabia, a strong Saudi Arabia is at the heart of Jordan’s interests ... The poll also revealed that 37 percent of Jordanians view Saudi Arabia as their country’s largest economic and political supporter, and the “closest neighbor both culturally and traditionally.”.
SaudiArabia has told the UN that it denounces hate speech “of all kinds and forms,” reiterating ... According to Zaid Al-Fadhil, director of the cultural program at the Gulf Research Center, Saudi Arabia has made significant progress in promoting tolerance and rejecting extremism.
For decades, SaudiArabia and Egypt have enjoyed a distinguished relationship ... Saudi Arabia and Egypt’s cordial relations were defined by the times ... Saudi Arabia would contribute to 25 percent of the support ... Over the past four decades, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have established strong economic, social, humanitarian and cultural ties.