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    Saudi Arabia Transnational Issues - 2006

      Disputes - international:
      despite resistance from nomadic groups, the demarcation of the Saudi Arabia-Yemen boundary established under the 2000 Jeddah Treaty is almost complete; Saudi Arabia still maintains the concrete-filled pipe as a security barrier along sections of the border with Yemen in 2004 to stem illegal cross-border activities; Kuwait and Saudi Arabia continue discussions on a maritime boundary with Iran; the United Arab Emirate 2006 Yearbook published a map and text rescinding the 1974 boundary with Saudi Arabia, as stipulated in a treaty filed with the UN in 1993, on the grounds that the agreement was not formally ratified

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 240,000 (Palestinian Territories) (2005)

      Illicit drugs:
      death penalty for traffickers; increasing consumption of heroin, cocaine, and hashish; improving anti-money-laundering legislation and enforcement

      NOTE: The information regarding Saudi Arabia on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saudi Arabia Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saudi Arabia Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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