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.
EDIFYING ELUCIDATIONS BY Okey Ikechukwu ... You could be forgiven for likening his life to the charmed existence of Saudi’s Crown Prince or the Prince of Dubai. His mansion at OsborneForeshore, Ikoyi, dazzles like pure emerald, particularly with its litter of expensive cars, which would make Skymit Motors and Mandilas, among others, go green with envy.
The emergence of the tour has proved controversial with many labelling it a sportswashing excercise carried out by the Saudi state ... Another mocked Westwood by suggesting his tweet was 'worse than his putting', while another asked if the GIF was an image of him enjoying his 'Saudi mansion'.
The 36-year-old crown prince has cut benefits for thousands of royals, including electricity bills and water in their Saudi palaces ... They also cited a mansion in London'sKnightsbridge neighborhood, sold by Saudi royals in 2020 for a record $290 million, and a Paris mansion next to the Eiffel Tower, sold for more than $87 million.
The 36-year-old crown prince has cut benefits for thousands of royals, including electricity bills and water in their Saudi palaces ... They also cited a mansion in London’s Knightsbridge neighborhood, sold by Saudi royals in 2020 for a record $290 million, and a Paris mansion next to the Eiffel Tower, sold for more than $87 million.
Former U.S. AttorneyBill McSwain said he’s running for governor of Pennsylvania to turn the corner on eight years of Democratic Gov ... “I’m a conservative outsider ... More.Sen ... More. Doug Mastriano could ride 2020 election denial into the PA governor's mansion. More. PA should be more like SaudiArabia on energy, says Lou Barletta, GOP governor candidate.
The backers of the breakaway Saudi series have spent the week hosting sponsors and golf executives at a sprawling mansion on the outskirts of Augusta, in competition with events organised here by the DP World Tour — formerly the European Tour — and the PGA Tour, which are fiercely opposed to the Saudi plans.
The Saudi government is also planning to build luxury mansions with views of the ski slopes.Neom The project includes plans for a massive, man-made lake.Neom Peaks in the region reach some 8,530 feet above sea level.Neom The Saudi government expects the project to generate 10,000...