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    Saudi Arabia Transnational Issues - 2005

      Disputes - international:
      despite resistance from nomadic groups, the demarcation of the Saudi Arabia-Yemen boundary established under the 2000 Jeddah Treaty is almost complete; Yemen protests Saudi erection of a concrete-filled pipe as a security barrier in 2004 to stem illegal cross-border activities in sections of the boundary; Kuwait and Saudi Arabia continue discussions on a maritime boundary with Iran; because the treaties have not been made public, the exact alignment of the boundary with the UAE is still unknown

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 240,000 (Palestinian Territories) (2004)

      Illicit drugs:
      death penalty for traffickers; increasing consumption of heroin, cocaine, and hashish; not a major money-laundering center, improving anti-money-laundering legislation

      NOTE: The information regarding Saudi Arabia on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saudi Arabia Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saudi Arabia Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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