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  Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is bounded on the north by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait; on the east by the Persian Gulf and Qatar; on the southeast by the United Arab Emirates and Oman; on the south by the Republic of Yemen; and on the west by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba.
In Saudi Arabia, camels are used in caravans crossing the desert for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and in agriculture.
Saudi Arabia has no formal constitution; however, in March 1992 a series of royal decrees established a bill of rights, increased the powers of provincial governments, and provided for a Consultative Council (Majlis al-Shura), to be appointed by the king.
www.arab-world-information.com /saudi_arabia.htm   (6631 words)

 Saudi Arabia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Saudi Arabia’s climate is generally hot and dry, although nights are cool, and frosts occur in winter.
The population of Saudi Arabia is 90% Muslim Arab of the Wahhabi sect (a branch of Sunni Islam), although there is a small percentage of Shiites, mainly in the northeast.
Saudi religious interests were threatened by the fall of Iran’s shah in 1979 and by the growth of Islamic fundamentalism.
www.bartleby.com /65/sa/SaudiAra.html   (2407 words)

Khalid's preparation for ruling a modern state included his accompanying Faisal on foreign missions and representing Saudi Arabia at the United Nations.
The Saudi leadership was stunned and initially paralyzed by the takeover.
Saudi Arabia obtained agreement on the kingdom as the site of the meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in January 1981.
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 Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia uses the lunar Islamic calendar, in which the first year was that of the Prophet's migration to Medina in A.D. The year has 354 days in twelve lunar months, a month being the time between two new moons, approximately twenty-nine and one-half days.
The Saudis, and many other Arabs and Muslims as well, trace much of their heritage to the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in 570 A.D. The time before Islam is generally referred to as "the time of ignorance"; this probably reflects the fact that God had not yet sent the Arabs a prophet.
Saudi Arabia's eastern boundary follows the Persian Gulf from Ras al Khafji to the peninsula of Qatar, whose border with Saudi Arabia was determined in 1965.
www.mongabay.com /reference/country_studies/saudi-arabia/all.html   (20097 words)

 Saudi Arabia: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is believed that Arabia is the homeland of the Semites, to which many peoples of the Middle East belong, with Arabs and Hebrews as the most known.
The eastern parts of Arabia was dominated by Dilmun, covering parts of the mainland and the island of Bahrain.
Saudi Arabia allowed hundreds of thousands of foreign troops (mainly US) to be stationed on their own soil.
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 Inside Saudi Arabia
But the Saudis are skilled at using their own vast reserves -- 25 percent of the world's total -- to preserve their leadership.
In a draft analysis of Saudi involvement in the war on terrorism, Cordesman notes that Abdullah was quick to condemn the Sept. 11 attacks and warn Muslim clerics that the Saudi government would not tolerate "even the indirect support of terrorism and extremism."
Saudi rulers were slow to realize that extremism had become a serious problem in Central Asia -- especially Afghanistan, where many young Saudis went to fight the Soviets, and Pakistan, where Saudi-funded madrassas, or religious schools, taught students to hate non-Muslims and engage in violence.
www.sptimes.com /2002/webspecials02/saudiarabia/day5/story1.shtml   (2035 words)

 King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz - The Saudi Arabian Information Resource
King Khalid was the fourth King of Saudi Arabia, reigning from 1975 to 1982.
Khalid succeeded to the throne on the death of King Faisal.
Not long after his accession, Khalid launched the second Five Year Plan which set in train much of the infrastructural development on which the future health and prosperity of the Kingdom was to depend.
www.saudinf.com /main/b45.htm   (193 words)

 Khalid of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Khalid was named Crown Prince in 1965, after his older brother (and only full brother) Muhammad bin Abdul Aziz declined a place in the succession.
In 1976 the strains of office began to tell on Khalid, forcing him to return to the United States for successful open-heart surgery in Cleveland, Ohio.
Khalid asked President Carter to sell advanced fighter planes to Saudi Arabia to assist in countering communist aggression in the area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Khalid_of_Saudi_Arabia   (449 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : The Riyadh Gateway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Like the other airports, the King Khalid complex will be an important hub of the kingdom's swiftly expanding air-transport nexus, and will be a center of operations for Saudia, the national airline.
The new airport is the first in Saudi Arabia to have moving walkways, which hurry passengers and their baggage between the domestic and international terminals at nearly one meter per second.
The size and beauty of the King Khalid airport is testimony to the growth of Riyadh.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198401/the.riyadh.gateway.htm   (3628 words)

 Timeline Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saudi Arabia became a founding member of the UN and the Arab League.
He was the founder of modern Saudi Arabia and fathered a total of 44 sons before his death.
In Saudi Arabia a young man was scheduled to be beheaded by this day unless the family of a man he killed, while performing the mizmar dance, receive some $1.3 million in blood money.
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 Missile Proliferation - Saudi Arabia
In March 1988, two years after the deal was struck, it was discovered that Saudi Arabia had bought an undisclosed number of CSS-2 "East Wind" intermediate range missiles from China.
King Fahd has pledged that Saudi Arabia will not arm the missiles with unconventional warheads nor use them in a first-strike mode.
In an interview with The Washington Times, Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, acknowledging the inaccuracy of the CSS-2 and its consequent potential for killing civilians, said, "King Fahd ruled out that option [launching the missiles against Iraq] because of the fact that you cannot conrol it [the missiles] accurately.
www.fas.org /irp/threat/missile/saudi.htm   (609 words)

 Painting & Patronage . . . Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, The Prince of Wales, James Hart Dyke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Painting and Patronage is a unique exhibition and cultural collaboration between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, featuring paintings by HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Al-Saud, HRH The Prince of Wales, and the British artist James Hart Dyke.
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal and The Prince of Wales, have known each other for many years and have much in common, especially in the wide range of their cultural interests and patronage of the arts.
He is Governor of Asir Province in south-western Saudi Arabia, a spectacular region that has inspired a variety of landscapes and colourful portraits of its people featured in the exhibition.
www.regalis.com /paintingandpatronage.htm   (684 words)

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I was deeply grieved to learn of the death of His Majesty King Khalid of Saudi Arabia, who ruled his country with honor, dignity, and wisdom, and whose goodness and understanding commanded the respect of all.
I extend my personal condolences and sympathy, as well as those of the American people, to His Majesty King Fahd, the Royal Family, and the people of Saudi Arabia, a country with which we have enjoyed more than a half-century of warm, constructive, and mutually beneficial relations.
Note: On June 14, the White House announced that the President asked the Vice President to lead a high-level delegation to Saudi Arabia that evening to pay the respects of the United States to the late King.
www.reagan.utexas.edu /archives/speeches/1982/61382b.htm   (130 words)

 Service to the Nation : S.C. Gov. John C. West Exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
n his remarks at his ambassadorial swearing in ceremony, John West proclaimed that, "Saudi Arabia is the key to energy, capital and to peace in the Middle East." Earlier, President Carter had welcomed Crown Prince Fahd by noting that the two nations "share a common purpose,...we share a heritage that is completely compatible...
King Khalid of Saudi Arabia meeting with Ambassador John West in the late 1970s.
President Carter demonstrated great trust in John West, and their close personal relationship was well known by both those in the State Department and Saudi leadership.
www.sc.edu /library/socar/mpc/exhibit/westexh/nation.html   (401 words)

 Arabic News Weekly Edition for Saudi Arabia, 9/26/2005
Eight killed in gas leack explosion in Saudi Arabia
A Saudi security source said that 8 persons, most of them are from Chad and Niger, were killed in an explosion resulting from gas leak in Jeddah city on the Red Sea.
In conclusion of her visit to Saudi Arabia in the course of her tour on the Middle East, US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes commended the Saudi King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz after she commended the efforts made by the kingdom in fighting what is called terrorism.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Weekly/Saudi/20050926.html   (245 words)

 Friends of Chris de Burgh - Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Friends of Chris de Burgh - Saudi Arabia
Friends of Chris de Burgh in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Friends page maintained by Mylene Reiners
www.chris-de-burgh.co.uk /friends/friends.php?country=Saudi_Arabia   (37 words)

 U.S. Department of Defense - Myers Visits Saudi Arabia, Jordan
U.S. Department of Defense - Myers Visits Saudi Arabia, Jordan
U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, chairman the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Saudi Arabia's Prince Khalid bin Sultan at the Prince's private residence outside the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 16, 2005.
Myers was in Saudi Arabia to discuss mutual issues and strengthen the U.S.-Saudi military relationship.
www.defenselink.mil /home/photoessays/2005-03/p20050319a1.html   (71 words)

 Mubarak receives Saudi Prince Khalid
Somali Islamists reject face-to-face talks with govt - Washington Post
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak received on Wednesday Prince Khalid Bin Sultan bin Abdel-Aziz al-Saud, the Saudi Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs.
Ahmed Mohamed al-Sedeiri, the Saudi Charge d'affaires in Cairo, attended the meeting, which tackled an array of issues of common concern.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/050929/2005092930.html   (264 words)

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