Saudi Arabia

Country in Western Asia

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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 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 Arabia rolls out the red carpet for Vladimir Putin, signalling a seismic shift in relations.
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Saudi refiner SASREF, owned by state oil giant Saudi Aramco, said two contractors had died and two more were injured in "an incident" during maintenance work on..
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The UAE is set to roll out the red carpet for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will arrive today. Roads in the Capital are lined with the flags of both..
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Donald Trump praises Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Jared Kushner is among those flocking to the Saudi 'Davos in the Desert': Our view
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Jamal Khashoggi's death was an aberration that should not define us as a nation, writes Fahad Nazer, spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy.
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President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow's growing Middle East clout on Monday on his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade, buoyed by Russian military..
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held official talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, where they discussed the relationship..
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President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow's growing Middle East clout on Monday by visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time in over a decade, buoyed by Russian..
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Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom would be ready to cooperate with partners from the United States, Europe and Asia to build a nuclear power plant in..
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TEHRAN: Iran on Monday released pictures showing two gaping holes in the hull of an oil tanker it alleges was attacked off Saudi Arabia last week. Tehran says..
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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. On June 25, 1996, a tanker truck loaded with 25,000 pounds of explosives ripped through the U.S. Air Force..
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Saudi Arabian forces have taken over control of Yemen's southern port of Aden as part of efforts to end a power struggle between the Saudi-backed Yemeni..
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, during a joint conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani here, said he wished to facilitate and not mediate between..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Monday for the first time in over a decade, seeking to capitalize on growing influence borne of military..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the UAE as a very "close and promising partner" ahead of his landmark visit to the country on Tuesday. The Russian..
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Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU's..
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Russia can play a positive role in easing tensions in the Gulf following a spate of attacks in the region, President Vladimir Putin said in comments published on..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in more than a decade that Moscow could play a key role in easing regional tensions..
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A Saudi minister said on Sunday that Riyadh was not behind a suspected strike against an Iranian-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea, which Iranian state-run..
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Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran,..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said any new constitution that is drawn up for Syria should guarantee the rights of all ethnic and religions groups. Putin was..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday his country has "very friendly personal relations" with Saudi Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammed bin..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia can play a key role in the Middle East as it has good relations with Iran and the Arab world, he told Saudi-owned Al..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday global oil inventories need cutting to "reasonable levels" and that attacks in recent months on tankers in the..
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The BBC's Frank Gardner, a visitor to the kingdom for decades, shares his tips for places to see.
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Washington: The US is to send an additional 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia “to assure and enhance” the country’s security in the wake of the Aramco oil..
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Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince have approved the deployment of additional U.S. troops and equipment, after an attack last month on the kingdom's oil..
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Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of..
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Former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury comes face-to-face with Braun Strowman as their WWE Crown Jewel fight is confirmed for 31 October.
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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran has always been open to discus anything with the Saudi Government. "…, we have been open to talking to Saudi..
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Saudi Arabia said it received a distress message on Friday from a damaged Iranian tanker in the Red Sea but the vessel kept moving and switched off its..
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Leakage of cargo from an Iranian-owned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf, the..
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President Donald Trump wouldn't say Friday what the red line would be triggering sanctions to be implemented against Turkey, responding only, 'we'll see." Trump..
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BTS, one of the world's biggest acts, faced criticism over their decision to play Saudi Arabia.
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The United States announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia on Friday to bolster the kingdom's defenses after the Sept. 14..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if..
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Former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will face Braun Strowman at a WWE event in Saudi Arabia on 31 October.
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The US says they will help protect the kingdom after an attack on its oil facilities last month.
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The United States announced on Friday a new, large deployment of forces to Saudi Arabia to help bolster the kingdom's defenses following the Sept. 14 attack on..
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The Pentagon said on Friday it was planning to send a large number of additional forces and equipment to Saudi Arabia, including air defenses and fighter..
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The deployment adds to the 11,000 troops sent to the region since May to bolster the presence in the Middle East.
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The United States is planning to send a large number of additional forces, possibly thousands, to Saudi Arabia following the Sept. 14 attack on its oil..
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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is heading for Tehran, two government officials said on Friday, weeks after the United States asked him to help mediate..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if..
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Iran says two missiles hit an Iranian tanker overnight off the coast of Saudi Arabia, in a new escalation of tensions in the region. Iran's state-run news agency..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was hit by two missiles in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iran's state television reported, quoting the National..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck by two missiles off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian state television reported, quoting the National Iranian Oil..
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Iran said it will change the route of its Sabiti oil tanker after the vessel was attacked by two missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, Iran's Students News..
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Russia's foreign ministry on Friday said it was too early to assign blame for an explosion on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, the RIA..
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to visit Iran and Saudi Arabia on Saturday as part of Islamabad’s efforts to defuse the increasing tensions in..
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Iranian state-owned tanker company says two separate explosions were "probably caused by missile strikes" off Saudi port of Jiddah
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck by two missiles off the Saudi port of Jeddah on Friday, Iranian state television reported, quoting the National Iranian..
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AN Iranian oil tanker was today hit by an explosion in a suspected "terrorist act", according to...
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An explosion set ablaze an Iranian oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iranian state media reported on Friday, adding that experts suspected it was a..
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Two missiles struck the Iran-owned Sinopa oil tanker setting it ablaze off the Saudi port of Jeddah, Iranian state TV reported.
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Reports say oil is spilling into the Red Sea following an explosion on the tanker.
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An explosion has set an Iranian oil tanker on fire near the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA reported on Friday, adding that experts..
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The Houthi movement in control of Yemen's capital on Thursday offered the internationally recognized Yemeni government a prisoner swap involving 2,000 detainees..
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran, the foreign office in Islamabad said on Thursday, weeks after Islamabad said..
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran, the foreign office in Islamabad said on Thursday.
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Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister said on Thursday he discussed regional security and military cooperation with senior U.S. government officials at a time..
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Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it will allow women in the ultra-conservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme of..
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Saudi Arabia condemned on Wednesday the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria, state TV cited an official source in the Saudi foreign ministry as saying.
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The Trump administration, which has blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi oil fields, has tightened economic sanctions on the country. On Friday it was announced that..
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Attacks on Saudi oil facilities have had no impact on Saudi Aramco's position ahead of a planned partial stock market listing, its Chief Executive Amin Nasser..
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Attacks such as the one on Saudi oil facilities which last month sent oil prices up by as much 20% may continue if there is no concerted international response,..
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The United Arab Emirates pulled some of its forces from Yemen's southern port of Aden on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, as a Saudi-led military coalition..
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Sudan has received half of the $3 billion in aid promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in April and expects the remainder to be paid by the end..
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Iran's foreign minister was quoted on Tuesday as signaling his country would be willing to sit down to discuss regional issues with Saudi Arabia, but Riyadh had..
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