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Saudi Arabia: Country in Western Asia
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. With a land area of approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest sovereign state in the Middle East, the second-largest in the Arab world, the fifth-largest in Asia, and the 12th-largest in the world. Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast and Yemen to the south; it is separated from Israel and Egypt by the Gulf of Aqaba. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast, and most of its terrain consists of arid desert, lowland and mountains. As of October 2018, the Saudi economy was the largest in the Middle East and the 18th largest in the world. Saudi Arabia also has one of the world's youngest populations; 50 percent of its 33.4 million people are under 25 years old.

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Saudi Arabia discussing Yemen truce in informal talks with Houthis: sources

Saudi Arabia is intensifying informal talks with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on a ceasefire in Yemen, sources familiar with the discussions said.
Reuters - Published

Italian tenor Bocelli joins Saudis and UNESCO to help children affected by war

(This Nov. 13 story corrects to make clear "Voices of the World" is in partnership with Saudi Arabia and that the project with UNESCO is separate)
Reuters - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia


Aramco IPO range values Saudi oil giant at up to $1.7 trillion [Video]Aramco IPO range values Saudi oil giant at up to $1.7 trillion

Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the IPO price range set by the oil giant on Sunday, below the $2 trillion touted by Saudi's crown prince but still vying for the title of the world's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Brazil and Argentina ready for friendly as Messi returns from ban [Video]Brazil and Argentina ready for friendly as Messi returns from ban

Brazil and Argentina's coaches speak of the impact Lionel Messi has as the Barcelona man returns from his international ban.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published

Aramco IPO expected to lean on Saudi investors and China [Video]Aramco IPO expected to lean on Saudi investors and China

As Saudi Arabia gears up to sell shares in its national oil company - questions remain about how much it is really worth.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published

Urawa Red Diamonds ready for AFC Champions League final first leg [Video]Urawa Red Diamonds ready for AFC Champions League final first leg

Urawa Red Diamonds coach Tsuyoshi Otsuki says team will play to win against Al Hilal in the first leg of the AFC Champions League final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:33Published

Riyadh Agreement: Can Saudi-brokered ‘peace deal’ really help end Yemen war? [Video]Riyadh Agreement: Can Saudi-brokered ‘peace deal’ really help end Yemen war?

Riyadh Agreement: Can Saudi-brokered ‘peace deal’ really help end Yemen war?

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:07Published

US: Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged for spying [Video]US: Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged for spying

Two Saudi citizens, one American accused of working together to unmask ownership of dissident Twitter accounts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia [Video]Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment,..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:33Published

Former Saudi, US Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia [Video]Former Saudi, US Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced charges against two former Twitter employees. According to Gizmodo, they've been accused of spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia. One former employee, Ahmad..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Hopes for peace in Yemen as government, separatists agree to halt fighting [Video]Hopes for peace in Yemen as government, separatists agree to halt fighting

Saudi crown prince describes agreement as a crucial step towards a political solution to end Yemen's bloody war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Peace deal announced between Yemeni government, separatists [Video]Peace deal announced between Yemeni government, separatists

Saudi crown prince describes agreement as a crucial step towards a political solution to end Yemen's bloody war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:57Published

Yemen's Socotra residents divided in conflict [Video]Yemen's Socotra residents divided in conflict

Many in the strategically important islands support Saudi presence, but want UAE forces to leave.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

Yemen war: Houthis say Sudan troops suffering heavy casualties [Video]Yemen war: Houthis say Sudan troops suffering heavy casualties

In a press conference, Houthi spokesperson showed Sudanese army casualties who fought with the Saudi-UAE led coalition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published

Saudi Arabia kicks off IPO of world's biggest oil company [Video]Saudi Arabia kicks off IPO of world's biggest oil company

Saudi Aramco started its initial public offering on Sunday, seven weeks after crippling attacks on its oil facilities. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Saudi regulator approves Aramco share listing request [Video]Saudi regulator approves Aramco share listing request

World’s most profitable company gains domestic listing approval, with shares expected to be priced in December.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:56Published

Fury makes WWE bow, women's fight featured on Saudi undercard [Video]Fury makes WWE bow, women's fight featured on Saudi undercard

Former world heavyweight champion makes an impact in middle east in ground-breaking show

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:07Published

Fury weighs in ahead of WWE bout [Video]Fury weighs in ahead of WWE bout

Former world heavyweight champion confident ahead of clash with WWE star Strowman

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:08Published

Tyson Fury on Christmas song with Robbie Williams [Video]Tyson Fury on Christmas song with Robbie Williams

Boxer Tyson Fury discusses his collaboration with singer Robbie Williams for a new Christmas song on BBC Radio 5 Live in London. The boxer is preparing to step into the wrestling ring for the first..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

Fury wants MMA fight this year, warns Wilder and Joshua [Video]Fury wants MMA fight this year, warns Wilder and Joshua

Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is stepping into the showy world of professional wrestling for a bout in Saudi Arabia, but he also claims he is expanding his talents to mixed martial arts before..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:31Published

Fury says he expects to retire from boxing after just three more fights [Video]Fury says he expects to retire from boxing after just three more fights

Undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury has said he expects to retire from boxing after three more fights. The 31-year-old is preparing to take on Braun Strowman at WWE's Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Saudi football team criticised for occupied West Bank match [Video]Saudi football team criticised for occupied West Bank match

Saudi Arabia's national football team has faced off with Palestine in the occupied West Bank, a break in the norm for Arab sport teams.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Saudi women show up as highfliers at Riyadh falcon’s exhibition [Video]Saudi women show up as highfliers at Riyadh falcon’s exhibition

As more avenues open for women in the Gulf country, Saudi women participate in a falcons' exhibition in the capital, Riyadh. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Russia-Saudi ties: President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh [Video]Russia-Saudi ties: President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh

Russia-Saudi ties: President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

 

Emariti soldier in Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed in Najran: WAM

An Emariti soldier in the United Arab Emirates troops that are part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen was killed in Saudi Arabia's Najran area on Wednesday, Emirates state news agency (WAM)..
Reuters - Published

At least five Yemeni soldiers killed by Houthi missile in Marib military base

Houthi militants fired a missile at the Saudi-led military coalition's heaquarters in the city of Marib on Wednesday during a visit by the Yemeni defence minister, killing at least five soldiers, local..
Reuters - Published

Toddler on Saudi flight that made emergency landing in Canada pronounced dead

A 2-year-old passenger on a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday was pronounced dead on arriving in a hospital, a provincial police official said.
Reuters - Published

Saudi authorities backtrack on description of feminism as extremism

Saudi Arabia's state security agency distanced itself on Tuesday from a promotional video that categorized feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, blaming it on an action by..
Reuters - Published

Saudi court convicts 38 people on terrorism-related charges

A Saudi Arabian court has convicted 38 people of terrorism-related crimes, state-run Al Ekhbariya television reported on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says Iran being 'deceptive' on nuclear programme

Saudi Arabia's cabinet on Tuesday said Iran was being "deceptive and evasive" about its nuclear programme and accused it of delaying giving information to the U.N. atomic watchdog.
Reuters - Published

Saudi vice defense minister meets Omani ruler in Muscat -state news

Saudi Arabia's vice minister of defense visited Oman on Monday and met with ruler Sultan Qaboos, Omani state news agency ONA reported, following a deal to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen.
Reuters - Published

Three performers stabbed at Saudi entertainment event: state TV

A man stabbed three performers at a live show in Saudi Arabia’s capital and was arrested, state television reported on Monday, adding that the victims were in stable condition.
Reuters - Published

Saudi promo video labels feminism, atheism, homosexuality as extremist ideas

A promotional video published by Saudi Arabia's state security agency categorizes feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to promote..
Reuters - Published

Uber CEO says he was wrong to call Khashoggi killing a 'mistake'

Uber's chief executive said on Monday the murder by Saudi Arabia, a major investor in his company, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year could not be excused and that he was wrong to have described..
Reuters - Published

Bond stayed for ex-Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

A ruling by a U.S. judge granting bond on Friday to a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia was stayed after U.S. prosecutors said they appealed the decision.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's President Hadi meets separatist leader after deal ends power struggle

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi met the head of the Southern Transitional Council on Thursday, in their first meeting since his Saudi-backed government and the separatists signed an agreement..
Reuters - Published

Saudi king receives CIA chief in Riyadh: state media

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Riyadh, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia scores small Yemen win by averting new war front

Saudi Arabia claimed a small win in Yemen on Tuesday by sealing a deal between the Saudi-backed government and southern separatists to end a power struggle that had opened a new front in the..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain: official

Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation in the Gulf region, and "until now no..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait says talks with Saudi regarding Neutral Zone are continuing

Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that positive consultations with Saudi Arabia regarding the Neutral Zone are continuing, and "they are looking forward to the final..
Reuters - Published

Yemen government and separatists sign deal to end power struggle in south

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists signed an agreement on Tuesday to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen that Saudi Arabia's crown prince hailed as a step toward a wider..
Reuters - Published

Yemen deal calls for government reshuffle, unifying forces in south

A Saudi-brokered deal between Yemen's government and southern separatists signed on Tuesday calls for a new cabinet with equal southern representation and bringing all armed forces under state control.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis down U.S.-made drone near Saudi border: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Friday its air defenses downed a U.S.-made ScanEagle drone near the Saudi border, the group's military spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Can't compare India with Pakistan, says Saudi Commerce Minister, adds both have potential

"I don't think we should compare India with Pakistan. India and Pakistan are both countries, everyone has potential," said Saudi Commerce Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi.
DNA - Published

U.S. envoy for Iran says Tehran spent $16 billion on 'militias' in Iraq, Syria: Al Arabiya

Iran has spent $16 billion on its "militias" in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Tehran says Saudi Arabia frees 19 Iranian fishermen: Tasnim

Saudi Arabia has freed 19 Iranian fishermen detained 10 months ago by the kingdom's coastguard, an Iranian official was quoted as saying on Thursday, following talks between the two regional rivals.
Reuters - Published

India, Saudi Arabia to hold first joint naval drills in early March


IndiaTimes - Published

India, Saudi summit level meet every two years, says Indian envoy to Saudi Arabia

Speaking exclusively to our principal diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal in Riyadh, Sayeed said Indian foreign minister and trade minister will be meeting annually as part of the council.
DNA - Published

UAE withdraws its troops from Aden, hands control to Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that its troops have left Yemen's southern port of Aden and returned home, handing over control to Saudi Arabia which is leading an Arab military coalition..
Reuters - Published

Pointing to Iraq, Lebanon, Khamenei recalls how Iran put down unrest

Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of stoking unrest in Lebanon and Iraq, saying Tehran understood the situation in those countries because it had had to..
Reuters - Published

Iran criticizes foreign interference in Lebanon and Iraq, calls for calm

Iran on Wednesday accused the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel of stoking unrest in Lebanon and Iraq, and called for calm in both countries.
Reuters - Published

India, Saudi ink several pacts as PM Modi meets top leaders; set up strategic partnership council

India and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday inked over a dozen agreements in several key sectors including oil and gas, defence and civil aviation to bolster their ties as PM Modi held extensive talks with the..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi arrives in Delhi after concluding 2-day visit to Saudi Arabia

During 2-day visit, PM Modi held talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and appreciated the close cooperation on security matters..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi signals deeper energy ties with Saudi Arabia


IndiaTimes - Published

India signs MoU with Saudi to launch RuPay card in Gulf Kingdom

India on Tuesday signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to launch the RuPay card in the country, making it the third nation in the West Asia to initiate India's digital payment system which will benefit..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi invites Saudi companies to invest in energy sector

PM Modi on Tuesday invited Saudi companies to invest in India's energy space saying that the government has set a target of $100 billion investment in the sector. Addressing a session at Future..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi in Saudi: PM calls for global investment at FII summit, says India third-largest start-up ecosystem in the world

"Even in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities, startups have appeared. They are investing on a global scale," PM Modi said.
DNA - Published

PM Modi meets Saudi's Energy, Environment ministers; to deliver keynote address at Future Investment Initiative summit

Modi arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday at the invitation of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to attend Future Investment Initiative (FII).
DNA - Published

PM Modi's visit to Saudi Arabia will strengthen bilateral relations: Indian envoy


IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi meets Jordanian King Abdullah II

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met King Abdullah II of Jordan here and the two leaders exchanged views on working closely together to strengthen the bilateral ties in different sectors, specially in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saudi Crown Prince congratulates Trump on killing of Islamic State leader

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman congratulated U.S. President Donald Trump on the killing of Islamic State's leader, describing the operation as a historic step in the fight against..
Reuters - Published

India, Saudi Arabia moving from buyer-seller relationship towards closer strategic ties: PM Modi

India and Saudi Arabia are moving from a purely buyer-seller relationship towards a closer strategic partnership that will include the resource-rich Kingdom's investments in downstream oil and gas..
IndiaTimes - Published

India's Modi says Saudi to invest in India's downstream oil, gas projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday Saudi Arabia will invest in downstream oil and gas projects in India as part of a strategic partnership between the two countries, a move that would also..
Reuters - Published

Cooperation on security issues between India, Saudi Arabia progressing well: PM Narendra Modi

India and Saudi Arabia share security concerns in their neighbourhood and their cooperation on security issues, said PM Narendra Modi. The PM is in Riyadh to attend a key financial conference. He is..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi to hold talks with Saudi king today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Riyadh for a two-day visit, is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Tuesday. Prime Minister Modi arrived..
IndiaTimes - Published

India, Saudi Arabia share similar security concerns in their neighbourhood: PM Modi

I am happy that our cooperation, particularly in the field of counterterrorism, security and strategic issues, is progressing very well, PM told Arab News.
DNA - Published

PM Modi reaches Saudi Arabia; to hold important talks, deliver keynote address at 'Davos of Desert'

India and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed traditionally close and friendly relations, PM Modi said before leaving for Riyadh.
DNA - Published

PM arrives in Saudi Arabia; to attend key economic forum, hold bilateral talks with King Salman

PM Modi arrived in Riyadh late on Monday night on a two-day visit, during which he will attend the third edition of Saudi Arabia's high-profile annual financial conference and hold bilateral talks with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saudi Arabia, U.S. to cooperate on security of global energy supply: Saudi press

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry met in Riyadh on Monday and will work together to ensure the security of global energy supply, Saudi state news..
Reuters - Published

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