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.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
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The theme park is being described as the "world's first tourism destination inspired by offshore oil platforms," and is part of the SaudiVision 2030's strategy, which aims to reposition Saudi Arabia as a top international tourism destination and diversify its economy ... This month, Saudi Arabia opened its first official mixed-gender beach.
A Saudi sovereign wealth fund is planning to build an offshore oil-themed tourist destination in a bid to boost the oil-rich nation's travel and leisure industry ... it will be the "world's first tourism destination inspired by offshore oil platforms," according to the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).
The Kingdom of SaudiArabia’s civil aviation authority said it has started operating airports at full capacity from Sunday, the Saudi PressAgency (SPA) reported ... Saudi Arabia launches first offshore platform tourism project ... On October 16, 2021, Saudi Arabia announced that fully ...
Getty Images An investigation exposes the secret finances and offshore assets of presidents, rock stars, government officials and CEOs ... These records, obtained by journalists, detail the existence of over 29,000 offshore accounts ... But there are several prominent figures involved whose offshore accounts have been discovered in the investigation.
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Jordan would track every last dinar that citizens had hidden in tax havens, the prime minister said; No offshore wealth was beyond scrutiny ... PM Imran Khan promised ‘new Pakistan’ but members of his inner circle secretly moved millions offshore ... Putin image-maker’s role in billion-dollar cinema deal hidden offshore.