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Saudi Arabia: Country in Southwestern 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 Western Asia, 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 Egypt and Israel 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-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan [Video]

Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan

A spokesman for the coalition says there are no casualties from the attacks blamed on Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published
Rockets intercepted over Saudi capital Riyadh, Jazan: State media [Video]

Rockets intercepted over Saudi capital Riyadh, Jazan: State media

Rockets intercepted over Saudi capital Riyadh, Jazan: State media

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:11Published
Kazakhstan announces $10bn economic package [Video]

Kazakhstan announces $10bn economic package

Government aims to help stave off impact of coronavirus as oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia makes it even harder to stabilise economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:49Published
Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing [Video]

Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Former deputy head of Saudi Arabia's general intelligence and former royal court adviser also accused in indictment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published
Rash decisions? The Saudi-Russia oil spat [Video]

Rash decisions? The Saudi-Russia oil spat

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:10Published
European stocks rise after shock Bank of England rate cut [Video]

European stocks rise after shock Bank of England rate cut

European stocks rose Wednesday after the Bank of England made its first emergency rate move since 2008. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published
Double whammy: Oil, shares tumble on OPEC fallout, virus fears [Video]

Double whammy: Oil, shares tumble on OPEC fallout, virus fears

Saudi Arabia's shock decision to increase oil output after OPEC talks failed rattled markets reeling from virus effect.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published
South African shares tumble amid oil crash and coronavirus fears [Video]

South African shares tumble amid oil crash and coronavirus fears

South African stocks fell to a more than four year low on Monday with chemical and energy firm Sasol the hardest hit. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published
European stocks plunge into bear market territory [Video]

European stocks plunge into bear market territory

European stocks plunged into bear market territory Monday, with the regional Stoxx 600 index now down more than 20% from recent peaks. An oil price war isn't helping the mood. Julian Satterthwaite..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published
Global stocks tumble on oil price shock, recession fears [Video]

Global stocks tumble on oil price shock, recession fears

Global stocks tumbled Monday after a huge slide on oil prices added to fears of a virus-induced recession. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published
Coronavirus: FTSE 100 falls nearly 9% as global slump triggers oil price war [Video]

Coronavirus: FTSE 100 falls nearly 9% as global slump triggers oil price war

The global economc fallout from coronavirus worsened early on Monday, with the FTSE 100 plunging nearly 9% after Saudi Arabia launched an oil price war.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:07Published
Oil prices plunge, world shares trampled [Video]

Oil prices plunge, world shares trampled

Oil fell by the most since 1991 on Monday after Saudi Arabia started a price war with Russia by slashing its selling prices and pledging to unleash its pent-up supply onto a market reeling from falling..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published
Senior Saudi Royal Family Members Detained [Video]

Senior Saudi Royal Family Members Detained

Three members of the Saudi Royal family have been detained by Saudi Arabian authorities. According to CNN, they're suspected of trying to oust Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The brother of Saudi..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published
Saudi crackdown widens amid reports of further arrests of royals [Video]

Saudi crackdown widens amid reports of further arrests of royals

No official comment by Saudi Arabia as reports say authorities broaden crackdown after detention of two senior royals.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published
Images of empty space surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque [Video]

Images of empty space surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque

To limit coronavirus contagion during religious gatherings, Saudi Arabia emptied Islam's holiest site in Mecca to sterilise itView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published
Saudi crackdown: King Salman's brother and nephew detained [Video]

Saudi crackdown: King Salman's brother and nephew detained

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz are reportedly accused of treason.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:29Published
OPEC backs biggest oil cut since 2008 crisis, awaits Russia [Video]

OPEC backs biggest oil cut since 2008 crisis, awaits Russia

OPEC agreed on Thursday to cut oil output by an extra 1.5 million barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020 to support prices that have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak, but made its action..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Banksy wows Saudis in Riyadh exhibition [Video]

Banksy wows Saudis in Riyadh exhibition

Nearly 70 art pieces depicting the works of famed graffiti artist Banksy are on display for the first time in the Middle East, this time in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published
Maximum Security wins the Saudi Cup, the world's richest horse race [Video]

Maximum Security wins the Saudi Cup, the world's richest horse race

Maximum Security races to Saudi Cup win with late move down backstretch, collects horse racing's largest prize of $20 million

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:15Published
Milken Summit: Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency [Video]

Milken Summit: Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency

Hundreds of high-level decision makers and industry trailblazers, spanning fields from economics and philanthropy to healthcare, attended the Milken Institute Middle East and Africa summit 2020 in Abu..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published
G20 finance heads wrap up meeting overshadowed by virus outbreak [Video]

G20 finance heads wrap up meeting overshadowed by virus outbreak

Finance leaders of the world's top 20 economies wrapped up their two-day meeting on Sunday that was dominated by growing concern over the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Ciara Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published
Coronavirus set to top agenda at G20 meet [Video]

Coronavirus set to top agenda at G20 meet

The impact of the new coronavirus outbreak on global growth will be a key issue at this weekend’s meeting of G20 finance leaders. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published
Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency [Video]

Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency

Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 12:00Published
Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen [Video]

Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen

Attacks in al-Jawf come after a Saudi fighter jet crashed in the same area, with Houthis claiming to have shot it down.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen's al-Jawf province [Video]

Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen's al-Jawf province

Houthi rebels earlier claimed they shot down a military plane belonging to 'enemy forces' in the same province.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

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