Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Saudi Arabia
Links to primary Saudi Arabia ian search engines and gateways-- in Arabic, French and English.

Saudi Arabia - Columbia Libraries
A major Middle East and Islamic Studies resource portal from Columbia University Libraries.

DMOZ Open Directory - Saudi Arabia
Large link collection, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc

BUBL LINK - Saudi Arabia
BUBL LINK Catalogue is largest Internet portal in U.K.: Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Saudi Arabia
Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

Google Directory - Saudi Arabia
Google Regional Directory preset for Saudi Arabia .

Yahoo Regional Countries Links - Saudi Arabia
Excellent Yahoo search engine links for everything from Arts and Humanities to Travel and more.

MENA Internet Resources for Saudi Arabia
A Resource guide by Joseph W. Roberts, Department of Political Science, Middle East Center, University of Utah.

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Saudi - Arabic

Gulf Arabic - Wikipedia
Main WIkipedia article -- a work in progress.

Saudi - Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Saudi Arabia
Links to Saudi Arabia ian and English online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Saudi Arabia
Solid selection of online national newspapers.

Saudi Arabia - Television Stations
List and links to most Saudi Arabiai television stations.

RadioWorld - Saudi Arabia
About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening. See, in particular, Radio Stations on the Web - Saudi Arabia link.

BBC News - Middle East
BBC news broadcasts and reports in English.

Yahoo! News - Saudi Arabia
Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal
SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

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History, Culture, Religion

Wikipedia - History of Saudi Arabia
Detailed online history from ancient times to present day with numerous hyperlinks to important events, personalities and places.

Hajj to Mecca
Hajj is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, an obligation that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.

Mecca
Extensive Wikipedia article on Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, the holiest city in Islam; its role in the faith and country.

Culture of Saudi Arabia
Wikipedia article - not yet fully developed. But there are a lot of useful internal and external links - on right side of page.

Wikipedia - Saudi Arabia
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted below).

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Saudi Arabia
Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Saudi Arabia
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Saudi Arabia
From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

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Country Studies

Wikipedia - Saudi Arabia
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted above).

Saudi Arabia - A Country Study
Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

CIA World Factbook - Saudi Arabia
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Saudi Arabia
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

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Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Saudi Arabia
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Saudi Arabia
Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Saudi Arabia
WBG Activities in Saudi Arabia, with additional related links.

The World Trade Organization - Saudi Arabia (Member since 2005)
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Saudi Arabia
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Saudi Arabia
About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Saudi Arabia
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Saudi Arabia
Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Saudi Arabia
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

In-country Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

Saudi Arabia Colleges and Universities
Links to major institutions of higher learning in Saudi Arabia .

Colleges and Universities - Saudi Arabia
More links to major institutions of higher learning in Saudi Arabia .

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Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Saudi Arabia
The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Wikitravel - Saudi Arabia
Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Saudi Arabia
Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Google Directory - Saudi Arabia
Includes links to cities, regions, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

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