The birthplace of Islam in the 7th century, Saudi Arabia emerged from the Arab revolt against the Turks during the First World War to become an independent kingdom in 1932. Since the Second World War the economy has been revolutionized by the exploitation of the area’s oil resources, and Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer in the Middle East. It continues to be governed along traditional Islamic lines
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- The attraction of big money then drew Cruz to a two-year nursing contract with a Saudi Arabian military hospital.
- The new application forms are part of tighter restrictions on Saudi Arabian visitors to the US.
- She teaches Saudi Arabian students in an intensive program at Wayne State University and tutors Japanese engineers for Yazaki North America.
Definition of Saudi Arabia in:
- The US English dictionary