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Saudi Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Saudi adj : of or relating to Saudi Arabia or its people; "the Saudi-Arabian desert"; "the Saudi Royal family" [syn: Saudi-Arabian] n : a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia [syn: Saudi Arabian]
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Arabic: المملكة العربية السعودية‎), commonly known as Saudi Arabia (i /ˌsaʊdi əˈreɪbiə/ or i /ˌsɔːdi əˈreɪbiə/) is, in land area, the third largest Arab country and the largest country in the Middle East. It is bordered by Jordan and Iraq on the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast, and Yemen on the south. It is also connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway. The Persian Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to its west. It has an estimated population of 25.7 million of which 5.5 million are non-Saudis, and its size is approximately 2,149,690 square kilometres (830,000 sq mi).

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded by Abdul-Aziz bin Saud (sometimes known as Ibn Saud) in 1932, although the conquests which eventually led to the creation of the Kingdom began in 1902 when he captured Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the Al Saud. Saudi Arabia's government takes the form of an Islamic absolute monarchy. Human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly expressed concern about the state of human rights in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom is sometimes called "The Land of the Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam. The two mosques are Masjid al-Haram (in Mecca) and Masjid Al-Nabawi (in Medina).

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  • Saudi Stocks Jump as Mobius Says Market Access a ‘Game Changer’
    Saudi shares climbed, making their biggest weekly gain in 10 months after the Arab World’s largest exchange said it will allow foreign investors direct access next year. Read more on this news related to 'Saudi'
  • Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the region's largest stock market to direct foreign investment next year, news that sent the exchange surging Tuesday to its highest level in nearly seven years. Read more on this news related to 'Saudi'
  • Saudi to Open $531 Billion Stock Market to Foreigners
    Saudi Arabia, the oil-producing kingdom whose stock market has been off-limits to outsiders, will allow foreign investors to buy and sell shares next year as it seeks to lure capital to the $745 billion economy. The country's benchmark Tadawul All Share Index climbed to a six-year high after the Riyadh-based Capital Market Authority said today it will open the Read more on this news related to 'Saudi'

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