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  Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 prizes education because of its critical importance in developing the country's human potential, and in the 21st century private education facilities are opening all over the Kingdom.
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   (4239 words)

 PBS - frontline: saudi time bomb?: saudi arabia
Saudi Arabia gains strategic importance during World War II Although Saudi Arabia officially maintained neutrality through most of the war, the U.S. began to court the kingdom as it realized the strategic importance of Saudi oil reserves.
Saudi Arabia and the United States were close allies during the crisis and war that followed the surprise Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.
Saudi Arabia issued a statement on the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, calling them "regrettable and inhuman." As of mid-November, the Bush administration has continued to publicly praise Saudi support for the war on terrorism.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saudi/etc/cron.html   (2437 words)

 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
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)

 Saudi Arabia - The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia condemns massacre in Lebanese town of Qana
In 1932, the country was named the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
www.saudiembassy.net   (56 words)

 KFAFH | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - an introduction.
It is bordered to the north by Jordan, Iraq and Kuwait, to the east by the Arabian Gulf, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, to the south by Yemen and to the west by the Red Sea.
The common perception of Saudi Arabia is of a hot, arid, barren land with a few oases.
www.kfafh.org /ksa.html   (723 words)

 Medals of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (IEPE)
For Saudi Arabian nationals, all appointments must initially be to the fourth class and, thereafter, appointments to the higher classes are made by promotion within the order only after a minimum of five years of service in the lower class.
The Saudi insignia is embroidered in the middle of the ribbon in thread the color of the medal.
The green is officially said to symbolize the peace which the kingdom anticipates, the red the sacrifice for righteousness and defending of the land of the holy places, the fl the fl destiny which the aggressor ended up with, and the white the factories which the kingdom established.
faculty.winthrop.edu /haynese/medals/saudi.html   (4967 words)

 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
He confirmed Saudi Arabia's solidarity with the international community in standing in the face of terrorism and fighting it in all its forms and manifestations.
He added that "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the land of the Two Holy Mosques, governed by the teachings of Islam, condemns these brutal acts." So, it is no wonder that the Kingdom considers it an anathema for Muslims to commit such deeds or protect such criminals.
On the regional level, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was among the first signatories of the Arab Convention for Combating Terrorism, which was adopted by the League of Arab States in 1998.
www.un.org /terrorism/statements/saudiarabiaE.html   (1733 words)

 Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia was never directly colonised although parts of the present-day state had come under nominal or intermittent Ottoman control since the 16
The basis of the Wahhabi state of Saudi Arabia was established in 1902 when ‘Abd al-Aziz al-Sa’ud and his followers gained control of Riyadh, signalling the beginning of the third period of Saudi-Wahhabi dominance in the region.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was declared on 22
www.law.emory.edu /ifl/legal/saudiarabia.htm   (1222 words)

 The Criminal Justice System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Recommendations for Basic Human Rights Protections, Human ...
All too often in the kingdom, there has been a flout period following the arrest or detention of individuals, during which time it is difficult or impossible to obtain official confirmation of their whereabouts.
Saudi Arabia’s legal obligations as a party to the Convention against Torture require that judicial authorities undertake such action to prevent acts of torture.
In addition, the apparent gross imbalance between the thousands of untried prisoners and the small community of lawyers in the kingdom suggests that many suspects may be forced to endure investigation and trial without knowledge of their rights under the law and any form of legal assistance.
hrw.org /press/2003/05/saudimemo0503.htm   (3248 words)

It is the responsibility of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, to insure the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against all foreign and domestic threats and to offer assistants to allied nations to promote and maintain peace in the Middle East Region.
It is the responsibility of the Royal Saudi Air Force, to defend the economic installations and the scattered population centers against attack and to repel air or amphibious assaults against the vulnerable oil infrastructure.
It is the responsibility of the Royal Saudi Navy to defend the waters that border Saudi Arabia and to insure the safety of its oil transporting vessels.
www2.hawaii.edu /~pquintan/policy.htm   (261 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)

 Saudi Arabia - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
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   (1727 words)

 UNDP in Kigdom of Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom's priority in educating its citizens is reflected in the share of GDP devoted to education, which has increased more than three-fold over the last thirty years, rising from 3.5% to 9.8% between 1970 and 2002.
The main challenge facing the Kingdom is to ensure educational excellence and to equip its youth with needed skills, enabling them to find gainful employment in an increasingly integrated and competitive global economy.
UNDP Saudi Arabia is a professional development partner enjoying strong partnerships with and respect of both government and civil society as a knowledge based organization capable of tapping into UNDP’s Global Development Network in support of
www.undp.org.sa   (788 words)

Saudi history is steeped in the devastating consequences of family feuding, most notably leading to the fall of the second Saudi realm in the late nineteenth century.
The Saudi government is attempting to come to terms with the restructuring of the economy, and extensive reforms in higher education and the workforce—the former to comply with the globalization trend, the latter to serve economic restructuring as well as to address uniquely Saudi Arabian socioeconomic problems.
The Saudis prefer 1902, when Ibn Saud re-captured Riyadh from the Rashidis and, indeed, official centenary celebrations—according to the Islamic calendar—were held in 1999 to mark 100 years of “Saudi Arabia.” Another auspicious year is 1932, when the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was formally proclaimed.
meria.idc.ac.il /journal/1999/issue4/jv3n4a4.html   (11443 words)

 Country Profile - Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco's plan for the conservation of the environment states that the company guarantees that its operations will not cause unnecessary hazards which damage the environment or the public health, and will be carried out with the utmost care for the protection of the land, the air, and the water from harmful pollution.
Air quality specifications in Saudi Aramco have been designed according to applicable standards in the Kingdom, which include upper limits for sulfur dioxide and particulates that may be inhaled, photochemical oxidants, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide; and specifications for emission sources from 7 industrial categories including (gas) flaring, petroleum and petrochemical facilities.
Forests in Saudi Arabia are considered one of the renewable natural resources that play an important role in the ecosystem of the Kingdom in view of its extensive area and diverse environment.
www.un.org /esa/earthsummit/saudi-cp.htm   (11622 words)

 Overview of Kingdom's support for Islamic studies worldwide
Saudi Arabia has also contributed funding for the establishment of other Islamic centers, such as those in Geneva, New York, Zagreb, London, and Abuja.
Saudi Arabia has also helped restore the rock tomb and Mosque of Omar Al-Khattab in Jerusalem, as well as other historic sites.
For Muslim children, there are a number of academies, including the Islamic Saudi Academy in the metropolitan Washington DC area that now caters for some 1,200 students, only 548 of them Saudi, with the rest representing 29 nationalities; and at the King Fahd Academy in London there are Muslim students from 40 countries.
www.saudiembassy.net /2002News/News/IslDetail.asp?cIndex=505   (312 words)

 Saudi Financial Support to the Palestinians
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), he said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the few Arab states that adhered to implementing the Beirut Summit resolution on providing financial support for the Palestinian Authority, the Intifada and Al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Saudi Arabia is very proud of the fact that it has given hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars to the Palestinians over the years to build their institutions, infrastructure, put food on their tables, medicine in their pharmacies.
Saudi Arabia, he said, has sent financial assistance to the Palestinian National Authority to enable the PNA to rebuild its infrastructure, which was destroyed by Israeli forces.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/arabs/saudipal.html   (9905 words)

 Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism by Dore Gold
He concluded: "Despite Saudi Arabia's insistence to the contrary, the record makes it frighteningly clear that the Saudi kingdom is, at this point, with the terrorists."
Gold argues persuasively that contributions from some of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, and from charitable arms of the Saudi government, were important for al Qaeda's evolution.
Since the attacks of September 11, the Saudis have maintained, for instance, that terrorism is a result of America's cruel indifference to the suffering of the Palestinians, a position to which many European governments and the American Left uncritically subscribe.
www.jcpa.org /hkingdom.htm   (883 words)

 The Paradoxical Kingdom; Saudi Arabia and the Momentum of Reform; Daryl Champion
The major player in the OPEC international oil industry cartel, Saudi Arabia is also the homeland of the Prophet Muhammad and the center of the Muslim world with the most sacred Islamic sites located in and around the cities of Mecca and Madina.
The Paradoxical Kingdom develops five interrelated themes, exploring the complex cross currents of religion, tradition, domestic and global economics, politics, and state power in Saudi Arabia as the nation uneasily enters the twenty-first century.
Champion's portrait of domestic Saudi society is augmented by an examination of the kingdom's increasingly complicated and uneasy relationship with the United States.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/023112/0231128142.HTM   (704 words)

 Amnesty International 1999 Annual Report on Saudi Arabia (the Kingdom of)
Dr Omran Muhammad, a Kuwaiti national visiting Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage, was reportedly detained in April, apparently in connection with his political views, and held in the al-Mabahith al-'Amma (General Intelligence) headquarters in the city of al-Madina and then in deportation prisons in al-Madina and Jeddah.
The Libyans were among scores of foreign and Saudi Arabian nationals arrested in the wake of the November 1995 bombing of the Saudi Arabian National Guard training centre in Riyadh, the capital.
In communications to the Saudi Arabian government Amnesty International requested clarification of the reasons for the arrest and detention of political detainees and called for the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience and for fair trials in accordance with international standards for all others held on political grounds.
www.amnesty.org /ailib/aireport/ar99/mde23.htm   (2088 words)

 Written in Stone
he Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is rich in ancient inscriptions.
This "virtual exhibition" presents some examples of the Epigraphy Collections of the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, many published here for the first time.
This is a small selection from over 9,000 catalogued epigraphic objects within the two relevant collections ("Pre-Islamic Epigraphy" and "Islamic Epigraphy") of the Deputy Ministry of Antiquities and Museums (which includes the National Museum as well as regional museums).
www.mnh.si.edu /epigraphy   (139 words)

 Amazon.com: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Books: David E. Long   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
David Long’s portrait of Saudi Arabia depicts the kingdom as one of the least understood countries in the world.
Alongside his discussion of oil and the Saudi economy, for example, is a chapter on the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage, to Makkah, a subject about which little has been written in English but one that is far more important to the millions of Muslims worldwide than the kingdom’s oil wealth.
In Saudi women can drive, they cant leave the house without written permision of a male, only 4% of Saudi workers are women, in essence this is a fascist country but those being persecuted arnt a race, they are instead a sex.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0813014719?v=glance   (1401 words)

 Amazon.com: Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism: Books: Dore Gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
As he explains in Hatred’s Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism, Gold believes that the Saudi government is greatly influenced by the Islamist sect known as Wahhabism and, he explains, that influence has lead to Saudi support of terrorism in the Middle East, Europe, the United States and around the world.
Nevermind that Medina, one of Saudi Arabia's holiest sites was named Medina (which means nation in Hebrew) and was founded by Jews who were deliberately murdered and fortunate if they were just forced to leave, to run for their lives leaving everything behind.
Saudi Arabia is Hatred's Kingdom as Dore Gold has dubbed it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0895261359?v=glance   (2049 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
At the beginning of the briefing, he made a statement detailing Saudi efforts to contain the crisis in the Middle East.
He said Saudi Arabia views that the current international efforts to contain the crisis have...
Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Ibrahim bin Saad Al-Brahim Received here today Saudi scout delegation currently visiting Tunisia at an Invitation of Tunisian scout organization to attend Tunisian scout forum concluded here on Monday.
www.mofa.gov.sa /detail.asp?InServiceID=205&intemplatekey=MainPage   (461 words)

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