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 the largest sovereign state in the Middle East, geographically the fifth-largest in Asia, second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria and 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. Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Middle East as of October 2018 and the 18th largest in the world. The total number of population of Saudi Arabia is 33.4 million with 50% of youth population are under 25.

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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..
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Russia’s biggest independent gas producer Novatek is considering selling up to 30 percent of its Arctic LNG (liquefied natural gas) 2 project to Saudi national..
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Tehran, Iran - Iran's president on Monday urged Iranians to put a curse on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, reiterating his long-standing charge that..
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The United States and Saudi Arabia have hamstrung global efforts to scrutinise climate geoengineering in order to benefit their fossil fuel industries, according..
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Campaign included surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture of Saudis, according to US officials with knowledge of classified reports. ......
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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.
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Saudi Arabian airline flyadeal will wait until investigations into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes are completed before deciding whether to proceed with a signed..
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In a trio of bipartisan votes, Congress this week rebuked President Trump over Saudi Arabia, blocked his border emergency declaration and demanded a public..
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There have been multiple bipartisan efforts in the House and Senate to rebuke the president over the wall, Saudi Arabia and the Mueller report.
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By Abdulrahman Al-Ansi SANAA (Reuters) - Hundreds of mourners in northern Yemen on Thursday buried 17 civilians, including nine children, killed in air strikes..
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the state-backed Saudi human rights commission dismissed an international investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal..
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Turkey said on Thursday that Interpol had issued red notices - asking police worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition - for 20..
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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..
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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.
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A flight from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia turned around after a passenger on board realized she left her baby in the airport terminal.
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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..
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The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom had brought perpetrators of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to justice..
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Republican Senator Mike Lee concurred, saying Saudi Arabia "is not an ally that deserves our support or our military intervention"
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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..
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Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved on Wednesday a historic curtailment of presidential war powers that directs Trump "to remove the..
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The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody..
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The resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led conflict defies President Trump's threat to veto.
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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution seeking to end U.S
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Wednesday's Senate vote served as a bipartisan rebuke to President Trump and to the Saudi royal family.
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The Senate voted to halt U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, defying President Trump again for his defense of the kingdom after the..
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After an 18-year-old Saudi woman, who said she feared death if deported to Saudi Arabia, arrived in Canada, she directed some of her first public comments back..
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This year’s State Department report on human rights abuses also never directly confronts intelligence that the Saudi crown prince was responsible for the death..
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The State Department's report calls out Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's killing but also does not mention Mohammed bin Salman
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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..
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Many had campaigned to lift a ban on women driving in the Gulf kingdom.
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Several Saudi Arabian women's rights activists stood trial on Wed. for the first time since a group of them were detained last year in a case that has..
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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..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on a resolution to end Washington's support for the Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, as..
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A Qatar-owned broadcaster accused Asian soccer leadership of breaking contracts and deciding to stream games for free in Saudi Arabia
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The Senate voted to end the war in December, but the bill was unable to pass the the-Republican controlled house
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A Malaysia-bound plane made a U-turn for a frantic passenger who realized that she forgot her baby back at the airport in Saudi Arabia, the New York Post..
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The Senate will vote to cut off military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, in another rebuke of the president’s defense of the kingdom over the killing of..
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Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council called on the Houthi Rebels and Saudi-led coalition to implement a peace deal in the key port city..
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DUBAI (Reuters) - Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, in a village in northern Yemen, the United..
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Ahead of the deadline to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, India is engaged in frantic parleys with key players like the US,..
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MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, urged Milan's La Scala opera house on Monday to reject an offer from Saudi Arabia to pump funds..
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DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 20 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a village in northern Yemen, Saudi and Houthi media reported on..
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India has dropped to the second position behind Saudi Arabia among the world’s largest arms importers after remaining at the top for almost a decade, as per..
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Big investors in Saudi Arabia are pushing ahead with deals and pouring money back into its stock market as the kingdom tries to move on from the murder of Saudi..
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The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul, one of nearly a dozen prominent Saudi Arabian women's rights activists detained since last year, will begin on Wednesday, her..
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By Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday it would be too early to change OPEC+ output policy at the group's meeting..
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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..
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Saudi state minister for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir met Pak PM Imran Khan on Thursday in Islamabad, amid global efforts to de-escalate tension between India..
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