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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Arabia
Arabia is that of a central table-land surrounded by a desert belt, sandy to the west, south, and east and stony to the north.
Arabia was visited by the Apostle, the length of his stay, the motive of his journey, the route followed, and the things he accomplished there are not specified.
Arabia and settled partly in Syria and partly near Kufa in lower Mesopotamia (Muir, History of the Caliphate, 150; and Arnold, Preaching of Islam, 44 sqq.).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01663a.htm   (12392 words)

  
  SAUDI ARABIA
It borders Jordan on the north, Iraq on the north and north-east, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the south and south-east, and Yemen on the south, with the Persian Gulf to its north-east and the Red Sea to its west.
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of the first king, Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
Saudi Arabia consists mostly of semi-desert and desert with oases.
www.speedace.info /saudi_arabia.htm   (2967 words)

  
  Arabia - LoveToKnow 1911
'ARABIA, a peninsula in the south-west of Asia, lying between 34° 30 and 12° 45' N., and 32° 30' and 60° E., is bounded W. by the Red Sea, S. by the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, and E. by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.
The water-parting between central and southern Arabia seems to be somewhere to the south of Nej ran, which, according to Halevy, drains northward to the W. Dawasir, while the Jauf is either an isolated depression, or perhaps forms part of the Hadramut basin.
On the west coast of Arabia the influence of the kingdom of Yemen was felt in varying degree according to the strength of the rulers of that land.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Arabia   (16578 words)

  
 Arabia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Arabia is mainly a great plateau of ancient crystalline rock, largely covered with limestone and sandstone.
Until the mid-20th cent., when oil was discovered in E Arabia, the peninsula’s main exports were hides, wool, coffee, spices, camels, and the famed, highly bred Arabian horses; in W Arabia pearls were exported.
Arabia was briefly unified after the founding of Islam by Muhammad, the prophet of Mecca, in the 7th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/ar/Arabia.html   (1478 words)

  
  Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It borders Jordan on the north, Iraq on the north and north-east, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the south and south-east, and Yemen on the south, with the Persian Gulf to its north-east and the Red Sea to its west.
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of the first king, Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Holy Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
Saudi Arabia was a key player in the successful efforts of OPEC and other oil producing countries to raise the price of oil in 1999 to its highest level since the Gulf War by reducing production.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saudi_Arabia   (2605 words)

  
 Arabian Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UAE and Saudi Arabia are economically the wealthiest in the region.
The rocks exposed vary systematically across Arabia, with the oldest rocks exposed in the Arabian-Nubian Shield near the Red Sea, overlain by younger sediments that become younger towards the Persian Gulf.
Arabia has no lakes or permanent rivers, only wadis, which are dry except during the brief rainy season.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arabia   (557 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia (06/07)
The Basic Law adopted in 1992 declared that Saudi Arabia is a monarchy ruled by the sons and grandsons of King Abd Al Aziz Al Saud, and that the Holy Qur'an is the constitution of the country, which is governed on the basis of Islamic law (Shari'a).
Saudi Arabia was a key player in coordinating the successful 1999 campaign of OPEC and other oil-producing countries to raise the price of oil to its highest level since the Gulf War by managing production and supply of petroleum.
Saudi Arabia is one of the leading sources of imported oil for the United States, providing more than one million barrels/day of oil to the U.S. The U.S. is Saudi Arabia's largest trading partner, and Saudi Arabia is the largest U.S. export market in the Middle East.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3584.htm   (5339 words)

  
 The Terror Trade Times 2001 - Supplying the torturers in Saudi Arabia - Amnesty International
Despite Saudi Arabia's appalling human rights record, foreign governments have supplied the country with other equipment that could be used to torture or ill-treat prisoners.
People formerly imprisoned in Saudi Arabia have described the pain and injury caused by the use of leg restraints such as shackles and chains in ways that breach UN regulations on the treatment of prisoners.
Saudi Arabia is one of the largest procurers of defence equipment in the world.
web.amnesty.org /web/ttt.nsf/june2001/saudi_arabia   (1329 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia
It lost part of its territory to the Turks later in the century, however, and was driven from its capital, Riyadh, by the rival House of Rashid.
Saudi Arabia's terrain is varied but on the whole fairly barren and harsh, with salt flats, gravel plains, and sand dunes but few lakes or permanent streams.
To Saudi Arabia, the holy cities of Makkah, the birthplace of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, and Madinah, the Prophet's burial place, are a sacred trust exercised on behalf of all Muslims.
www.arabiancareers.com /saudi.html   (952 words)

  
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Saudi Arabia has a unique responsibility to the world of Islam since one of the Five Pillars of Islam or religious duties of every Muslim is the Pilgrimage, or Hajj, to the Holy City of Mecca once in his or her lifetime.
Saudi Arabia is the world's largest producer of desalinated water: thirty-three plants produce nearly two million cubic meters of fresh water from the sea.
Saudi Arabia is one of the world's driest countries, with rain only in the extreme north and south.
www.kiosk.net /infosaudi   (612 words)

  
 Arabia Steamboat Museum
Explore our museum and learn how the handsome steamer Arabia prospered on the rivers, perished in 1856 and was finally rediscovered 132 years later, precious cargo intact.
This exhibit, in Kansas City, Mo, is many things: history, ingenuity, tragedy, adventure, perseverance, preservation and a tribute to the pioneer spirit.
Arabia Steamboat Museum - 400 Grand Blvd - Kansas City, Mo. 64106 - (816) 471-1856
www.1856.com   (64 words)

  
 Bible Study - Arabia
Arabia is the name given to a vast region, covering over 1,200,000 square miles, of the Middle East.
It's generally considered to be the area bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean, on the east by the Persian Gulf and the Euphrates River, on the west by the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea, and on the north Syria and Mesopotamia.
Arabia Felix, a large area between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
www.keyway.ca /htm2000/20000828.htm   (319 words)

  
 Pre-Islamic Arabic Culture
This is the Arabia of our mythology, the Arabia of wealth, tropical plants, cities, frankincense and myrrh.
From a very early period, the south of Arabia was heavily populated by sedentary populations living in cities and relying on agriculture.
The most forbidding part of northern Arabia is the expanse of sand desert on the eastern side.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ISLAM/PRE.HTM   (1709 words)

  
 Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An emirate in central Arabia, roughly equidistant from Riyadh to the southeast and Ha'il to the northwest, and quite nearby 'Unayzah.
An Emirate in central Arabia; the Rashidi were the principal rivals of the Saudi of Najd.
A powerful state flourishing from the 5th century BCE to the 2nd century CE, and which held much of south Arabia at various times, it lost cohesion upon the emergence of Himyar, and was eventually absorbed by the newer state.
www.hostkingdom.net /arabia.html   (3698 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom
Saudi Arabia is ranked 10th out of 17 countries in the Middle East/North Africa region, and its overall score is above the regional average.
Saudi Arabia, the largest Persian Gulf oil kingdom, was founded in 1932 by King Abdul Aziz al-Saud and has been ruled as an absolute monarchy by the Saud dynasty ever since then.
Inflation in Saudi Arabia is low, averaging 0.6 percent between 2003 and 2005.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=SaudiArabia   (924 words)

  
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www.gwarabia.com /terms.html   (4569 words)

  
 Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is the filmic retelling of Britishman T. Lawrence's heroic, autobiographical account of his own Arabian adventure, published in "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" (originally published with the title Revolt in the Desert).
In the end, his excessive arrogance, violent masochism and pushing of limits led to his own downfall, and to his belief that he had failed in his mission and duty.
Lawrence is enthusiastic about his arduous mission to Arabia: "Of course I'm the man for the job," he tells Dryden.
www.filmsite.org /lawr.html   (2663 words)

  
 Arabia
Area made up of the Arabian Peninsula comprising the national states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen.
Arabia has a surface area of about 3 million km², and a population of about 35 million.
Arabia is bordered by the Persian Gulf to the north, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of Aden to the east, and the Red Sea to the west.
i-cias.com /e.o/arabia.htm   (71 words)

  
 Documentation of Internet Filtering in Saudi Arabia
Some of these blocked pages may fit the second half of Saudi Arabia's stated blocking profile ("related to drugs, bombs, alcohol, gambling, and pages insulting the Islamic religion or the Saudi laws and regulations"), a small number may actually be sexually explicit, while still others may be examples of overblocking, i.e.
In addition, Saudi Arabia was found to block sites recently reregistered after prior domain registrants allowed their domain registrations to lapse; many such sites come to provide sexually-explicit content, as documented in one author's prior Domains Reregistered for Distribution of Unrelated Content: A Case Study of "Tina's Free Live Webcam".
While ISU's "filtering procedure" page reports that Saudi Arabia blocks sexually-explicit content on the basis of determinations made by its filtering software provider, reviewing the list of specific blocked pages suggests that the ISU may also have engaged categories of the filtering program that pertain to drugs and to personal home pages.
cyber.law.harvard.edu /filtering/saudiarabia   (2991 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, a small cutout of the shahada is separately manufactured and applied on the "reverse" of the flag.
The inclusion of sacred Islamic Text on the flag of Saudi Arabia has created problems when the flag is reproduced on souvenir items or as a throw-away handwaver.
Apparently in 1961 the Saudi civil ensign was a green equilateral triangle bearing the two swords in the centre and a foul anchor in the upper hoist.
flagspot.net /flags/sa.html   (851 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Middle East and Northern Africa : Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia should lift politically motivated bans on foreign travel it has imposed on prominent government critics, Human Rights Watch said in a letter sent to King Abdullah on February 9.
Saudi Arabia should immediately end its discrimination against its 100,000 Chadian residents, most of whom were born in the kingdom but are increasingly denied the rights to basic education and emergency healthcare, Human Rights Watch said today.
Saudi Arabia’s decision to target Chadian children for expulsion from school is arbitrary and discriminatory.
hrw.org /doc?t=mideast&c=saudia   (1445 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia Country Analysis Brief
Saudi Arabia is the world's leading oil producer and exporter, and its location in the politically volatile Gulf region adds an element of concern for its major customers, including the United States.
Saudi Arabia had stated that it wanted AOC and Japan to increase their investments in Saudi Arabia (including more than $1 billion in a railway linking remote mining areas to export terminals), as well as their purchases of Saudi oil, as a condition for renewal of AOC's drilling rights in the Divided Zone.
Saudi Arabia's rapidly growing population and artificially low power prices (as a result of low, government mandated tariffs and consumer subsidies) are increasing demand on electric utilities, as power demand grows by 7 percent or more each year (see graph).
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/saudi.html   (6584 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is bound by the Red Sea to the west, Egypt and Jordan to the northeast, Iraq and Kuwait to the north, the Persian Gulf, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast and south as well as Yemen to the south and southwest.
During the Gulf War, Saudi Arabia provided much of the needed financial assistance and was engaged in a massive clean-up operation of oil after Iraq had deliberately released several thousand barrels into the Persian Gulf.
In Dec. 1992 Qatar and Saudi Arabia signed another border agreement that ended the tense relations, and Saudi Arabia threatened to supply weapons to Bosnian Muslims unless the UN acted to end the hostilities there.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/saudiara.htm   (1737 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Business | Saudi defence deal probe ditched
Arms deals with Saudi Arabia have been worth billions to the UK The Serious Fraud Office has dropped a corruption probe into a defence deal with Saudi Arabia, after warnings it could damage national security.
The Al Yamamah contract with Saudi Arabia is thought to have been worth £40bn to BAE Systems over the past two decades.
Saudi Arabia said in August that it planned to buy 72 Eurofighters to replace its range of Tornado jets, which were also made by BAE.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/6180945.stm   (626 words)

  
 U.S. Arms Clients Profiles--SAUDI ARABIA
From 1987-97 Saudi Arabia is estimated to have spent $262 billion (constant 1997 dollars) on its military, with its annual military expenditure consuming on average 18 percent of GNP.
In May 1995 the State Department acknowledged that the economic downturn in Saudi Arabia is undermining political stability in the sheikdom, as the Saudi government is cutting popular public subsidies for gas, electricity and water in an effort to redress the deficit.
Saudi Arabia expelled between 500,000 and 800,000 Yemenis in 1990 and 1991 to punish Yemen for its opposition to the war against Iraq.
www.fas.org /asmp/profiles/saudi_arabia.htm   (3433 words)

  
 ICL - Saudi Arabia Index
Article 1 of the Basic Law of Government stipulates that "God's Book and the Sunnah" are the substantive constitution of Saudi Arabia, being only amended (not changed) by reforms of state organization.
However, the constitutional reforms are not likely to concede to any of the western demands for women's rights and free speech.
There are no opposition parties in Saudi Arabia.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/sa__indx.html   (575 words)

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