Etymology of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia (/ˌsaʊdi əˈreɪbi.ə/ or /ˌsɔːdiː əˈreɪbi.ə/), officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area...
Etymology of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes and dozens of former ministers on corruption charges
Saudi Arabia's new anti-corruption committee dismissed a number of senior ministers, and at least 11 princes and dozens of former ministers have been arrested on corruption charges as part a series of...
Saudi Arabia To Behead Disabled Man For Taking Part In Protests
Saudi Arabia is set to behead a disabled man for taking part in anti-government protests. A specialised criminal court in Riyadh, the Arab kingdom's capital, sentenced Munir al-Adam, to death for “att...
Cash-Strapped Saudi Arabia Switches To Gregorian Calendar To Pay Civil Servants Less
Saudi Arabian civil servants will lose 11 days of pay after the country switched to the Gregorian calendar, the predominant format for organizing time in the West. The switch is part of austerity meas...
Documentary about the umbrellas in Mecca
Documentary about the umbrellas in Mecca to collect rain water.
Medina Explosion: Saudi City 'Hit By Suicide Bomber'
A suicide bombing hits Saudi Arabia's city of Medina, close to the Prophet's Mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, media reports say.
Saudi Arabia Sentences A Man To 10 Years In Prison And 2,000 Lashes For Expressing His Atheism On Twitter
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of social media posts. The report carried in Al-Watan says the 28-year-old man...
The Changing Face of Saudi Women
In a deeply conservative culture, they are carefully redefining the boundaries of public life.
The Crucifixion of Ali al-Nimr
For Saudi Arabia, sometimes it’s not enough to simply behead a person who has run afoul of the government: On some occasions, there’s nothing like crucifixion to make your point...
Stampede Near Saudi Holy City Kills More Than 700 On Hajj Pilgrimage
A stampede among Muslim worshipers near the Saudi holy city of Mecca left more than 700 people dead and hundreds more injured Thursday at the height of the annual hajj pilgrimage — the backdrop for si...
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History of Saudi Arabia
The history of Saudi Arabia in its current form as a state began with its foundation in 1932 by Abdulaziz Al Saud, although the human history of the region that is now Saudi Arabia extends as far as 2...
History of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Unification of Saudi Arabia
The unification of Saudi Arabia was a military and political campaign, by which the various tribes, sheikhdoms, emirates, and kingdoms of most of the Arabian Peninsula were conquered by the House of S...
Unification of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Politics of Saudi Arabia
The politics of Saudi Arabia takes place in the context of an absolute monarchy, where the King of Saudi Arabia is both head of state and the head of government, but decisions are, to a large extent, ...
Politics of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Terrorism in Saudi Arabia
Terrorism in Saudi Arabia has mainly been attributed to Islamic extremists. Their targets include foreign civilians—mainly Westerners affiliated with its oil-based economy—as well as Saudi Arabian civ...
List of militant incidents in Saudi Arabia
This is a timeline of the militant incidents in Saudi Arabia, derived from reports in the Saudi media and other sources.The attacks have killed 91 foreigners and Saudi civilians and wounded 510 people...
Legal system of Saudi Arabia
The legal system of Saudi Arabia is based on Sharia, Islamic law derived from the Qu'ran and the Sunnah (the traditions) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The sources of Sharia also include Islamic sch...
Legal system of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Human rights in Saudi Arabia
Human rights in Saudi Arabia are intended to be based on Hanbali Islamic religious laws under absolute rule of the Saudi royal family. Saudi Arabia has a "Counter-Radicalization Program" the purpose o...
Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a non-aligned state whose stated foreign policy objectives are to maintain its security and its paramount position on the Arabian Peninsula, and as the world's largest oil-exporter, to...
Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Armed Forces (Arabic: القوات المسلحة الملكية السعودية‎, al-Quwwāt al-Musallaḥah al Malakeeya as-Suʿūdiyyah) consists of the Saudi Arabian Army, the Royal Saudi Air Force, the Royal...
Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Al-Yamamah arms deal
Al Yamamah (Arabic: اليمامة The Dove‎) is the name of a series of a record arms sales by the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia, which have been paid for by the delivery of up to 600,000 barrel...
Al-Yamamah arms deal - Wikipedia
Geography of Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country situated in Southwest Asia, the largest country of Arabia, bordering the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, north of Yemen. Its extensive coastlines on the Persian ...
Geography of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Provinces of Saudi Arabia
The Provinces of KSA were administrative-territorial entities of Saudi Arabia.In 1932, they were as follows:Around 1980, the Northern Province was created from the Western and Central.
Governorates of Saudi Arabia
Governorates (Arabic: محافظات‎; muhafazat, sing. muhafazah) are the second level of regional administration within Saudi Arabia. Each of Saudi Arabia's 13 regions is sub-divided into govern...
Governorates of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Economy of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government control over major economic activities. Saudi Arabia possesses 18% of the world's proven petroleum reserves, ranks as the largest exporte...
Economy of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia