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Saudi Arabia: Country in Western Asia
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a sovereign state 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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In a bid to rebuke Donald Trump, US Congress blocks $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia; president likely to issue third veto

The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by the president.
Firstpost - Published

Yemen's Houthis say they launched drone attack on Saudi's Jizan airport

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it launched a drone attack on Jizan airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia early on Wednesday, part of an escalation of cross-border assaults in the 4-year-old..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia [Video]Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia

SHOWS: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (FILE NOVEMBER 2016) (TOP RANK - ACCESS ALL) 1. MANNY PACQUIAO WEIGHING IN FOR FIGHT AGAINST JESSIE VARGAS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE OCTOBER

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Khan v Pacquiao appears set for Saudi Arabia date [Video]Khan v Pacquiao appears set for Saudi Arabia date

Amir Khan claims he and Manny Pacquiao have both signed up for a fight and is targeting a meeting in Saudi Arabia later this year. The 32-year-old Briton says the pair have both agreed terms, with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

APEX Racing win Turin Drone race [Video]APEX Racing win Turin Drone race

APEX Racing move up to second place in the Drone Champions League standings after beating overall leaders XBlade Running in Turin.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

US House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes [Video]US House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

House passes defence bill with amendments addressing Iran, Saudi arm sales and Yemen. Trump has threatened a veto.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Yemenis protest against severe fuel shortage [Video]Yemenis protest against severe fuel shortage

Hundreds of Yemenis have been protesting outside the UN office in Sanaa demanding action against fuel restrictions imposed by Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

UAE to reduce troop presence in Yemen: Reports [Video]UAE to reduce troop presence in Yemen: Reports

Emirati official reportedly says move is part of transition from military to 'peace-first' strategy and Saudi Arabia was consulted.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Wall Street drops as Apple slumps [Video]Wall Street drops as Apple slumps

U.S. stocks fell Monday as Apple shares dropped following a broker downgrade. As Fred Katayama reports, investors also weighed chances of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Dominic Kane's ASLIVE at Vienna [Video]Dominic Kane's ASLIVE at Vienna

The powerful Saudi-dominated oil cartel faces US shale production fuelling low prices.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

UK's May says Iran must uphold nuclear deal obligations [Video]UK's May says Iran must uphold nuclear deal obligations

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday that escalating tensions in the Gulf is not in anyone's interest and that all sides needed to work together "to counter Iran's destabilising..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Trump calls MBS 'friend,' is silent on Khashoggi [Video]Trump calls MBS 'friend,' is silent on Khashoggi

President Donald Trump says he appreciated Saudi Arabia's purchase of U.S. military equipment, calling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a "friend of mine" who had worked to open up the country with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:30Published

Trump and MBS, together on G20 stage [Video]Trump and MBS, together on G20 stage

U.S. President Donald Trump chatted with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday, during the traditional G20 group photo in Osaka. Their meeting came shortly after the realease of a report by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

'Time to act': UN expert urges international Khashoggi probe [Video]'Time to act': UN expert urges international Khashoggi probe

Agnes Callamard says Saudi trial of suspects in Khashoggi killing not being carried out in 'good faith'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:45Published

Analysis: UN rapporteur criticises Saudi’s Khashoggi murder probe [Video]Analysis: UN rapporteur criticises Saudi’s Khashoggi murder probe

Agnes Callamard says Saudi investigation has not examined who may have ordered Khashoggi's murder.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 24:14Published

Theresa May faces heat over Saudi arms sales at PMQs [Video]Theresa May faces heat over Saudi arms sales at PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn challenged the prime minister about the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is engaged in the war in Yemen.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:41Published

Saudi Crown Prince MBS visits Seoul for trade deals [Video]Saudi Crown Prince MBS visits Seoul for trade deals

South Korea tries to become a key player in Saudi Arabia's restructuring of its economy away from a reliance on oil.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Hatice Cengiz: UN 'must take action now' over Khashoggi's murder [Video]Hatice Cengiz: UN 'must take action now' over Khashoggi's murder

Fiancee of slain reporter says Saudi Arabia acted in 'scandalous' manner by trying to eliminate evidence of killing.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

U.S. Seeks Funds For Middle East Peace Plan [Video]U.S. Seeks Funds For Middle East Peace Plan

MANAMA (Reuters) - The Trump administration prepared to launch its $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace in Bahrain on Tuesday but the Palestinian leadership reiterated its disdain..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in protest at Kushner's economic peace plan [Video]Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in protest at Kushner's economic peace plan

Palestinians staged protests on Tuesday across the West Bank and Gaza as the first stage of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan was launched at a conference the White House touts as a bid..

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Mike Pompeo Talks To Gulf Arab Allies About Iran And Maritime Security [Video]Mike Pompeo Talks To Gulf Arab Allies About Iran And Maritime Security

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with Gulf Arab allies. Pompeo took a trip to the region after President Donald Trump called off a military strike in the area...

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Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport: reports [Video]Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport: reports

Yemen's Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday (June 23) that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

U.S. 'Very Pleased' That Saudi Arabia Ensuring Well-Supplied Oil Market [Video]U.S. 'Very Pleased' That Saudi Arabia Ensuring Well-Supplied Oil Market

According to Reuters, a U.S. official said on Friday said that the United States is “very pleased” that Saudi Arabia is making sure that the global oil market is well supplied. The statement comes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Turkey's Erdogan Says Khashoggi's Killers Will Pay the Price, Be Held Accountable [Video]Turkey's Erdogan Says Khashoggi's Killers Will Pay the Price, Be Held Accountable

According to Reuters, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will pay the price and be held accountable. Earlier on Wednesday,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. Envoy: America And Iran Must Use Diplomacy, Not Military Force [Video]U.S. Envoy: America And Iran Must Use Diplomacy, Not Military Force

The United States envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, said on Friday it was important America does everything it can to de-escalate tensions with Iran. According to Reuters, Hook spoke at a news conference in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

In another rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sale [Video]In another rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sale

US Senate rejects Trump's plan to bypass Congress to complete $8bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

U.S. Human Trafficking Report Downgrades Saudi Arabia & Cuba [Video]U.S. Human Trafficking Report Downgrades Saudi Arabia & Cuba

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, the US State Department released its annual human trafficking report, demoting both Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum US..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drones targeting Abha and Jizan airports

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted and downed three drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards the southwestern Saudi cities of Jizan and Abha, state TV reported on..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni Houthis say they have attacked airbase in Saudi city of Khamis Mushait

A Yemeni Houthi military spokesman said on Tuesday that Houthi forces had attacked the King Khalid air base near the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait with drones, the Houthi al-Masirah TV..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition intercepts drones launched by Yemen's Houthis: state TV

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted two drones in Yemeni airspace on Tuesday that had been launched by Yemeni Houthi forces toward the Saudi city of Jizan, Saudi state TV said.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis target Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport: Al Masirah TV

Yemen's Houthi military spokesman said the group has targeted drone hangars in Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport, the Houthis' Al-Masirah TV reported on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi vice minister of defense says met with U.N. envoy to Yemen

Saudi vice minister of defense Khalid bin Salman stressed Saudi support for a political solution in Yemen in a meeting with U.N. special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia to support indebted Lebanon, say ex-PMs after meeting king

Saudi Arabia is preparing to support Lebanon through its economic challenges, three Lebanese ex-premiers indicated after meeting Saudi King Salman in Jeddah on Monday.
Reuters - Published

NIA arrests 14 people suspected of attempting to set up terror group in Tamil Nadu

The National Investigation Agency has arrested 14 people after they were handed over to India by Saudi Arabia recently for allegedly attempting to set-up terror outfit 'Asnarulla' in Tamil Nadu, court..
IndiaTimes - Published

Former Lebanon PM in Saudi: Saudi Arabia to support Lebanon

Saudi Arabia will "extend a hand of support to Lebanon" as it faces challenges, Lebanese ex-Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting the Saudi king along with two other Lebanese former..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia and Russia among 37 states backing China's Xinjiang policy

Saudi Arabia, Russia and 35 other states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters on Friday,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia moves to secure Yemen Red Sea ports after UAE drawdown

Saudi Arabia's military in Yemen has moved in to secure two strategic Red Sea ports and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait after its leading ally the United Arab Emirates substantially reduced its presence..
Reuters - Published

EU mulls adding Saudi Arabia to money-laundering gray list

The European Union is preparing an overhaul of its listing of countries that pose money-laundering risks, an EU confidential document shows, a review that could allow Saudi Arabia to be moved to a new..
Reuters - Published

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Pro-government Saudi media calls on citizens to boycott 'not safe' Turkey as holiday destination

Calls grow within the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi to boycott Turkey, the holiday magnet over Jamal Khashoggi's murder. 'Don't go to Turkey' and 'Turkey is not safe' are just some of the headlines that..
Firstpost - Published

Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed..
Reuters - Published

Media watchdog visited Saudi Arabia seeking journalists' release, amid Khashoggi uproar

Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday it had visited Saudi Arabia to seek freedom for 30 jailed journalists amid sustained Western criticism of Riyadh following the murder..
Reuters - Published

French prosecutors seek suspended prison sentence for Saudi princess

French prosecutors said on Tuesday they were pushing for a six-month suspended prison sentence for the king of Saudi Arabia's daughter, as she went on trial in absentia in a case involving the beating..
Reuters - Published

Air India allows Haj pilgrims to bring holy Zamzam water from Saudi Arabia

The well of Zamzam is located in Mecca in Saudi Arabia and many Haj pilgrims bring the holy water from the well for family and friends.
DNA - Published

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