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.
The Indian embassy in Riyadh said it may take another 2-3 weeks for procedures to be completed to send his body back. The embassy informed that an NOC was issued on May 18 but there were local ... the embassy had informed that it had given an NOC on April 4 itself.
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As for the Riyadh embassy in Colombo, it called on its citizens residing in Sri Lanka to take precautions and stay away from places of gatherings, “due to the protests and demonstrations, the declaration of a state of emergency and a curfew in the capital, Colombo.”.
Embassies in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a have been closed for years. The various parties to the conflict have made it necessary to open embassy offices outside the country. Diplomats works from Riyadh, Amman, Muscat and other locations in the region.