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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 enjoys one of the world's youngest populations; 50% of its 33.4 million people are under 25 years old.

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Saudi king calls Morocco king to review 'brotherly relations'

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called Morocco's King Mohammed VI to review "brotherly relations" between the two countries, state news agency SPA said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Germany's SPD wants to extend arms export halt to Saudi

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, party sources said, setting the stage for a row..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

Van Marwijk says his only goal as coach of United Arab Emirates is World Cup qualification [Video]Van Marwijk says his only goal as coach of United Arab Emirates is World Cup qualification

World Cup qualification the only goal for newUAE coach Van Marwijk

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

Yemen's villages starve as war enters fifth year [Video]Yemen's villages starve as war enters fifth year

As Yemen's war grinds into its fifth year with diplomatic efforts to resolve it stalling, ten-year-old Afaf's father sees little hope he will be able to give his starving daughter the food or..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Saudi Arabia seeks to improve image after Khashoggi killing [Video]Saudi Arabia seeks to improve image after Khashoggi killing

Riyadh's public investment fund, which has more than $300bn in assets, signed a $120,000-a-month contract with the firm.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:57Published

UK protests over arms sales to Saudi Arabia for Yemen war [Video]UK protests over arms sales to Saudi Arabia for Yemen war

They are highlighting the proposed sale of more Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the Saudis - which they say is illegal under international law.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

The Saudi Hit Squad Linked Jamal Khashoggi's Murder [Video]The Saudi Hit Squad Linked Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

According to Business Insider, The elite Saudi hit squad believed to be involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi reportedly asked the country's Crown Prince for a bonus because they had..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

OPEC to scrap April meeting but keep oil cuts in place [Video]OPEC to scrap April meeting but keep oil cuts in place

OPEC is set to scrap its planned meeting in April and decide instead whether to extend oil output cuts in June, when the market will be able to assess the full impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Trump Vetoes Senate Resolution To Strike Down Border Wall State Of Emergency [Video]Trump Vetoes Senate Resolution To Strike Down Border Wall State Of Emergency

President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have terminated his national emergency declaration to build additional mileage of physical barriers along the US-Mexico border on Friday. The veto is the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims [Video]New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday promised to reform the country’s gun laws, a day after at least one gunman attacked worshippers in two mosques, killing 49 and wounding 42..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

'Our gun laws will change' [Video]'Our gun laws will change'

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change the country's gun laws after telling reporters that the alleged perpetrator of the deadly attack at two mosques in Christchurch had a gun..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Pompeo rebukes senators over Yemen vote [Video]Pompeo rebukes senators over Yemen vote

The Trump administration opposes curbs on U.S. assistance for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, United States U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. He called out senators who voted on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Son of US-Saudi citizen held in Saudi Arabia seeks US help [Video]Son of US-Saudi citizen held in Saudi Arabia seeks US help

In 2017, Fitaihi was one of about 200 prominent Saudis detained at Riyadh Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Congress Passes 2 Bills in Contrast to Trump Policy [Video]Congress Passes 2 Bills in Contrast to Trump Policy

The Republican-controlled Senate voted against Trump administration policies twice in one week.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Saudi Arabia claims Khashoggi murder suspects brought to justice [Video]Saudi Arabia claims Khashoggi murder suspects brought to justice

The head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission gave a brief statement but it raised many new questions about the murder of the Saudi journalist.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder [Video]Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder

Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

US Senate Passes Resolution To End Involvement In Yemen [Video]US Senate Passes Resolution To End Involvement In Yemen

The White House has threatened to veto the legislation, saying it would undermine the fight against extremism.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to stand trial [Video]Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to stand trial

Al-Hathloul, who campaigned for Saudi women to get the right to drive, has been held since May last year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Aftermath of Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen [Video]Aftermath of Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen

Local tribesmen said airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels have killed 22 people, including children, in the country's north.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:31Published

Free meals aim to keep Yemeni students in school [Video]Free meals aim to keep Yemeni students in school

A Yemeni aid agency is working with the country's food bank to provide meals to students to encourage impoverished families to keep sending their children to school. With malnutrition rampant in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Saudi Court Approves Detained Tycoon Sanea's Bankruptcy Filing [Video]Saudi Court Approves Detained Tycoon Sanea's Bankruptcy Filing

According to Reuters, a Saudi court has approved an application by detained and indebted billionaire Maan al-Sanea and his company, Saad, to have their case resolved through the kingdom’s new..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Amnesty protests in front of Saudi embassy in Paris on International Women's Day [Video]Amnesty protests in front of Saudi embassy in Paris on International Women's Day

Saudi women's rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al -Yousef were arrested in May 2018 but have yet to be presented with any charges.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness [Video]19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness

Fighting between the Saudi-Emirati-led coalition and Houthi rebels has destroyed Yemen’s healthcare system.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum [Video]EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum

Statement calls on Saudi to release held activists and cooperate with UN-led probe into murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

 

Italy's La Scala returns Saudi cash over human rights concerns

Italy's La Scala opera house has decided to return more than 3 million euros ($3.4 million) in funding to Saudi Arabia after a plan to work closely with the country was widely criticized, including by..
Reuters - Published

U.S. should not curb aid to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen: Pompeo

The Trump administration opposes curbs on U.S. assistance for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, United States U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi's Flyadeal to decide on Boeing 737 MAX order after crash investigations

Saudi Arabian airline flyadeal will wait until investigations into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes are completed before deciding whether to proceed with a signed order for 30 of the jets, its chief..
Reuters - Published

Saudi rights official dismisses Khashoggi inquiry as foreign interference

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the state-backed Saudi human rights commission dismissed an international investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as interference on Thursday, and..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Yemenis bury children killed in Hajjah air strikes

By Abdulrahman Al-Ansi SANAA (Reuters) - Hundreds of mourners in northern Yemen on Thursday buried 17 civilians, including nine children, killed in air strikes last week as Western pressure increased..
Firstpost - Published

Interpol issued red notices for 20 people over Khashoggi killing: Turkey

Turkey said on Thursday that Interpol had issued red notices - asking police worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition - for 20 people regarding the killing of Saudi..
Reuters - Published

US human rights report says Jamal Khashoggi was killed by agents inside Saudi consulate in Istanbul

The State Department annual global human rights report said Jamal Khashoggi columnist was killed by agents of the kingdom, a close US partner, while he was inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul
Firstpost - Published

Turkey calls on Saudi Arabia to name defendants in Khashoggi trial

Turkey on Thursday called on Saudi Arabia to name the defendants on trial for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and disclose the charges against them.
Reuters - Published

Saudi official says kingdom pursuing justice in Khashoggi murder

The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom was bringing those accused over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to justice and rejected an international..
Reuters - Published

Defying Donald Trump, US Senate passes resolution to end military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Republican Senator Mike Lee concurred, saying Saudi Arabia "is not an ally that deserves our support or our military intervention"
Firstpost - Published

Saudi women activists on trial after a year in detention; charges not disclosed to public, foreign journalists barred from hearing

The trial of the Saudi women, who have been held for nearly a year without charge, comes as Saudi Arabia seeks to placate international criticism over last year's brutal murder of insider-turned-critic..
Firstpost - Published

Defying Donald Trump's foreign policy, US Senate votes to end American support for Saudi Arabia-led Yemen war

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved on Wednesday a historic curtailment of presidential war powers that directs Trump "to remove the United States Armed Forces from hostilities..
Firstpost - Published

Senate rebukes Trump on Saudi, backs war powers resolution

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution seeking to end U.S
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Saudi Arabia has no Boeing 737 MAX in its aircraft registry: civil aviation

Saudi Arabia does not have Boeing 737 MAX planes in its own aircraft registry, a spokesman for the kingdom's civil aviation authority said in a statement on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi women's rights activists stand trial in criminal court

Several Saudi Arabian women rights activists stood trial on Wednesday for the first time since a group of them were detained last year in a case that has intensified scrutiny of Riyadh's human rights..
Reuters - Published

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