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.
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
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..
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..
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..
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...
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..
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,..
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..
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
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
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
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
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, 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'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
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
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
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
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 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