Glossary Terms

ACWA Power International

ACWA Power International (ACWA Power) is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of plants with a generation portfolio of 15,731 MW of power and 2.37 million m3/day of desalinated water with an investment value in excess of USD 23 billion and providing employment to more than 2,300 people.

Advanced Electronics Company

Established in 1988 under the directives of the Government of Saudi Arabia, the Advanced Electronics Company is an offset program company and now a recognized leader in the field of modern electronics manufacturing, system integration and repair and maintenance services.


AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.

Agriculture Development Fund

The Saudi Arabian Agricultural Bank (SAAB) was established as per Royal Decree No.(58), dated 3-12-1382H. as a public credit institution, specializing in providing finance for various agricultural activities in all regions of the Kingdom.

Al Qaeeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Al-Qa‘ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a Sunni extremist group based in Yemen that has orchestrated numerous high-profile terrorist attacks. One of the most notable of these operations occurred when AQAP dispatched Nigerian-born Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to detonate an explosive device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight on 25 December 2009—the first attack […]

Al Sudairi Clan or Sudairi Seven

The Sudairi Seven is the name for the powerful alliance of the seven full brothers within the House of Saud, referred to as the Sudairi Clan or Sudairi faction


A broad-based militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in the late 1980s. Al-Qaeda began as a logistical network to support Muslims fighting against the Soviet Union during the Afghan War; members were recruited throughout the Islamic world.

Al-Rushaid Group

The Al-Rushaid Group is a prominent and leading KSA owned company operating nationally and internationally. The Al Rushaid Group is principally involved in manufacturing, construction, engineering, trading, commercial real estate and technology.


The Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahidin—commonly known as al-Shabaab—was the militant wing of the Somali Council of Islamic Courts that took over most of southern Somalia in the second half of 2006. Despite the group’s defeat by Somali and Ethiopian forces in 2007, al-Shabaab—a clan-based insurgent and terrorist group—has continued its violent insurgency in southern and central […]

Al-Turki Group

AL TURKI GROUP started in 1976 in Building Construction then diversified into different fields such as, General Trading, Manufacturing, Publishing, Distribution of Books, Farming, Management Consultancy, Man Power Supply, Local and International Joint Ventures and International Investments.


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Arab Peace Initiative

Official translation of the full text of a Saudi-inspired peace plan adopted by the Arab summit in Beirut, 2002.

Arab-US Policymaker Conference AUSPC

Since 1991, the National Council’s annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference has gathered internationally renowned specialists to analyze, discuss, and debate issues of over-arching importance to the American and Arab people’s needs, concerns, interests, and key foreign policy objectives.

Aramco Overseas Company

Aramco Overseas Company B.V. (AOC) is a subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), based in The Hague, the Netherlands. AOC operates primarily in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, providing its affiliates in the Saudi Aramco global oil and gas enterprise with a wide range of services including finance support, supply chain management, technical support services and a variety of administrative support services.