Riyadh (/rɨˈjɑːd/; Arabic: الرياض ar-RiyāḍNajdi pronunciation: [er.rɪˈjɑːdˤ], is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5.7 million people, and the urban centre of a region with a population of close to 7.3million people.
The city is divided into 15 municipal districts, managed by Riyadh Municipality headed by the mayor of Riyadh, and the Riyadh Development Authority, chaired by the governor of Riyadh Province, Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud. The current mayor of Riyadh is Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Almogbel, appointed in 2012. Riyadh has the largest all-female university in the world, the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University. It has been designated a global city.
During the Pre-Islamic era the city at the site was called Hajr (Arabic:حجر), and was reportedly founded by the tribe of Banu Hanifa. Hajr served as the capital of the province of Al Yamamah, whose governors were responsible for most of central and eastern Arabia during the Umayyad and Abbasid eras. Al-Yamamah broke away from the Abbasid Empire in 866 and the area fell under the rule of the Ukhaydhirites, who moved the capital from Hajr to nearby Al Kharj. The city then went into a long period of decline. In the 14th century, North African traveller Ibn Battuta wrote of his visit to Hajr, describing it as "the main city of Al-Yamamah, and its name is Hajr". Ibn Battuta goes on to describe it as a city of canals and trees with most of its inhabitants belonging to Bani Hanifa, and reports that he continued on with their leader to Mecca to perform the Hajj.
Talking to TOI on Saturday, district magistrate Chandauli Isha Duhan said, “We are continuing necessary correspondence with officials of the and Indian embassy in Riyadh to ensure that Javed’s body reaches his native place and body of another person sent to LBSI Airport by ...
RIYADH ... Participants at the event at the Hyatt RegencyRiyadh will have the chance to test their language skills with staff from several EU embassies, learn basic words and phrases in less common languages, and play games and quizzes ... MohammedMatham, co-founder of the Riyadh ...
RIYADH. The Embassy of the Netherlands in Riyadh hosted a signing ceremony renewing the Honorary Consulate Agreement for five years signed by both honorary consuls on Tuesday ... Through the agreement, the honorary consuls will continue to support the embassy’s mission in the Kingdom ...
The development is not likely to change the balance of power in Saudi Arabia, where the 37-year-old prince is already seen as the de facto ruler of the kingdom and heir to the throne ...The Guardian was told by a source requesting anonymity that officials in the British embassy in Riyadh have raised concerns about Shehab’s case with Saudi authorities.
Soon after they landed in Riyadh, Morris's ex-husband seized their travel documents and arranged for the girl, ...The US embassy in Riyadh told AFP it was following Morris's case "very closely" and was "in regular contact with Ms Morris and in touch with the Saudi government".
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The Moroccan detainee is Brahim Saadoun, who was also sentenced to death in June by the unrecognised DonetskPeople's Republic, according to a Moroccan official at the embassy in Riyadh... being escorted into a room where they chatted with diplomats from their respective embassies.
The Moroccan detainee is Brahim Saadoun, who was also sentenced to death in June by the unrecognized DonetskPeople's Republic, according to a Moroccan official at the embassy in Riyadh... being escorted into a room where they chatted with diplomats from their respective embassies.
LONDON... But a very special message last month from the US embassy in Riyadh celebrated the arrival, not of two ordinary felines, but a pair of female leopard cubs, symbols of one of the most ambitious captive breeding programs in the world. “CongratulationsSaudi Arabia on your newest and most adorable residents,” said an embassy tweet on Aug. 18 ... ....