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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 the Sinai (Egypt) in the north-west by the Gulf of Aqaba. Saudi Arabia is the only country 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, with approximately 50 percent of its population of 34.2 million being under 25 years old.

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Israel's Netanyahu tight-lipped on Saudi meeting [Video]

Israel's Netanyahu tight-lipped on Saudi meeting

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined to comment on the details of a reported historic visit to Saudi Arabia and a meeting with its crown prince over the weekend. Adam Reed reports.

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Israel reports say PM met Saudi crown prince, Riyadh denies [Video]

Israel reports say PM met Saudi crown prince, Riyadh denies

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Netanyahu met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia [Video]

Netanyahu met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia

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Netanyahu met MBS, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia: Israeli media [Video]

Netanyahu met MBS, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia: Israeli media

Reports say Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with the Saudi crown prince and US secretary of state.

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G20 leaders call for worldwide coordinated response to COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

G20 leaders call for worldwide coordinated response to COVID-19 pandemic

World leaders at the first virtual G20 summit, hosted this year by Saudi Arabia, called for COVID-19 vaccines for all countries and globally coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic.View on..

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G20 summit : Saudi Arabia hosts two-day virtual meeting [Video]

G20 summit : Saudi Arabia hosts two-day virtual meeting

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G20 Summit: Saudi Arabia Hosts two-day virtual meeting [Video]

G20 Summit: Saudi Arabia Hosts two-day virtual meeting

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Saudi acrobatic planes perform flyover to mark start of G20 summit [Video]

Saudi acrobatic planes perform flyover to mark start of G20 summit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman officially launches the G20 summit in a first for an Arab nation, with the virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and the worst global..

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PM Modi participates in virtual G20Riyadh Summit [Video]

PM Modi participates in virtual G20Riyadh Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended G20 Saudi Arabia 2020 Riyadh Summit on Nov 21. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud addressed the Summit. The summit aims to discuss financial and socioeconomic..

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Saudi Arabia reaps the wrong kind of PR as G20 host [Video]

Saudi Arabia reaps the wrong kind of PR as G20 host

Activists are drawing attention to Saudi Arabia’s human rights record as it prepares to host the G20 summit.

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Virtual G20 hosted in Saudi Arabia amid human rights criticisms and coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Virtual G20 hosted in Saudi Arabia amid human rights criticisms and coronavirus pandemic

International rights groups have called for countries to boycott the event, demanding that authorities release dissidents and women's rights activists who have been detained.View on euronews

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Covid deals blow to Saudi Arabia's G20 summit ambitions [Video]

Covid deals blow to Saudi Arabia's G20 summit ambitions

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US security adviser names first step to solving Qatar blockade [Video]

US security adviser names first step to solving Qatar blockade

US President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the first step to solving the blockade imposed on Qatar is to allow planes to fly over Saudi and Bahraini airspace.

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Saudi Arabia accused of using golf tournament to 'sportswash' its human rights record [Video]

Saudi Arabia accused of using golf tournament to 'sportswash' its human rights record

Amnesty International said Saudi Arabia's hosting of a golf tournament was 'pure hypocrisy' given its alleged human rights abuses. View on euronews

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One arrested after Saudi embassy sprayed with gunfire [Video]

One arrested after Saudi embassy sprayed with gunfire

Unidentified assailants sprayed the embassy of Saudi Arabia in the Netherlands with gunfire before dawn on Thursday, police said. No one was hurt in the incident. Olivia Chan reports.

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Saudi Arabia: 4 wounded in bomb blast at WWI memorial in Jeddah [Video]

Saudi Arabia: 4 wounded in bomb blast at WWI memorial in Jeddah

Attack occurred at a World War I commemoration ceremony attended by European diplomats.

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First Arab woman on the European Tour sees Saudi event as step forward [Video]

First Arab woman on the European Tour sees Saudi event as step forward

Maha Haddioui, the LET's first and only Arab woman, says it's time to focus on positive changes as Saudi Arabia prepares to host it's first LET event.

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UAE-produced Saudi soap opera heralds new era for regional TV drama [Video]

UAE-produced Saudi soap opera heralds new era for regional TV drama

Watching soap operas is a cherished pastime in many Arab homes.View on euronews

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Saudi Arabia to host Formula One night race in 2021 [Video]

Saudi Arabia to host Formula One night race in 2021

Saudi coastal city of Jeddah to host night race in 2021 - Saudi sports minister

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Plans Unveiled For Amazing Cave Resort In Saudi Arabian Desert [Video]

Plans Unveiled For Amazing Cave Resort In Saudi Arabian Desert

Plans have been unveiled for a jaw-dropping subterranean hotel set to carved into a sandstone hill in the Saudi Arabian desert. 'The Sharaan by Jean Nouvel’ resort concept would be located in the..

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Might Al Harrah desert drawings reveal the Middle East’s forgotten past? [Video]

Might Al Harrah desert drawings reveal the Middle East’s forgotten past?

In this vast plain of the Al Harrah desert, stretching from Syria across north-eastern Jordan and into Saudi Arabia, ancient drawings are carved into volcanic basalt rock.View on euronews

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Honeymoon over? Biden win would reset Saudi ties [Video]

Honeymoon over? Biden win would reset Saudi ties

Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, has enjoyed close ties, some would say a free pass, with Donald Trump in the White House. Joe Biden has promised that if he becomes U.S. president,..

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Fiancee of slain journalist Khashoggi sues Saudi crown prince [Video]

Fiancee of slain journalist Khashoggi sues Saudi crown prince

The fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) over the death of her husband to be.

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