Saudi Arabia

Country in Western Asia

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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.

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Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Sunday that Iran must be aware its actions, including the detention of a British ship, are..
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Iran said on Sunday it appreciated Saudi Arabia's efforts in the return of an Iranian ship that had docked at Jeddah port because of technical problems in May,..
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Today is a seemingly great day for the shoppers of the Middle East as Joodek - an up-and-coming online coupon site – announces their launch publically...
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An Iranian ship which had gone to Jeddah port in Saudi Arabia because of technical problems in May is heading back to Iran, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on..
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Exclusive: State-owned Saudi arms company to exhibit at DSEI as government appeals court judgment
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Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship who was previously evacuated for medical reasons from a vessel off the Yemeni port of..
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Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship, previously evacuated for medical reasons from a ship off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah,..
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has approved the stationing of American troops in the country in order to boost security in the region and ensure stability in the..
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The deployment of soldiers and fighter jets comes amid heightened tensions with Iran in the Gulf.
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The Saudi-led coalition said it started an operation to target military positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to state TV early on Saturday.
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The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the..
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
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Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36..
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The United Nations said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of millions of dollars they promised..
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Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the..
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Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to free Raif Badawi, a blogger jailed and publicly whipped for insulting Islam, in a rare criticism of..
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United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of..
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called out ally Saudi Arabia for the suppression of religious liberties and urged it to release Raif Badawi, a blogger..
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with US President Donald trump. Congress is heading for a showdown with US President Donald Trump after the House voted on..
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The roughly 500 troops are part of a broader tranche of forces sent to the region in recent months after tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated.
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The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by..
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Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the Jeddah World Fest lineup after Nicki Minaj pulled out of it.
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The vote highlights backlash against a weapons deal for $8.1 billion in bombs, precision-guided missiles and other weapons to the Saudis and its allies.
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The measures would block the sale of billions of dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. No other foreign policy issue has made as big a..
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Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to open an investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post..
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An American woman in Saudi Arabia lost custody of her 4-year-old daughter even though she had videos showing her Saudi ex-husband's alleged drug use and verbal..
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Saudi Arabia’s air defence system intercepted and downed a Houthi drone launched towards the Saudi city of Jizan on Wednesday as talks continued between the UN..
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Radhya Al-Mutawakel is the chairperson of the Yemeni NGO Mwatana for Human Rights, which is releasing its annual report on the war in Yemen, based on more than..
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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..
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Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it launched a drone attack on Jizan airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border early on Wednesday.
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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted and downed three drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards the southwestern Saudi cities..
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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..
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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..
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Yemen's Houthi military spokesman said the group has targeted drone hangars in Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport, the Houthis' Al-Masirah TV reported on Tuesday.
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AMMAN - Jordan appointed a new ambassador to Qatar on Tuesday, a step toward restoring normal relations two years after Amman withdrew its ambassador in..
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Amir Khan has confirmed he will fight Manny Pacquiao next in Saudi Arabia – providing the Filipino overcomes Keith Thurman, with contracts already signed. Khan..
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It’s always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N...
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Great Britain's Amir Khan claims he has signed to fight Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia in November.
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Mohammad Javad Zarif offered an initially high price for such negotiations – the halt of American arms sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,..
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Yemen's warring sides had agreed on a "mechanism and new measures to reinforce the ceasefire and deescalation," the United Nations announced Monday after talks..
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Saudi vice minister of defense Khalid bin Salman stressed Saudi support for a political solution in Yemen in a meeting with U.N. special envoy to Yemen Martin..
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A Saudi court rejected her testimony because she did not have male witnesses backing her up
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Saudi Arabia is preparing to support Lebanon through its economic challenges, three Lebanese ex-premiers indicated after meeting Saudi King Salman in Jeddah on..
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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..
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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..
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Saudi Arabia will "extend a hand of support to Lebanon", Lebanese former Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting Saudi King Salman.
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Saudi Arabia will "extend a hand of support to Lebanon", Lebanese former Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting Saudi King Salman.
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Saudi Arabia wants to boost its image and hosting mainstream artists is a part of that.
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Kai-Fu Lee tells Scott Pelley that Chinese internet users "are not scrutinizing the protection of privacy as much as the American users."
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More than 30 countries have signed a letter defending China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region in response to Western criticism. Ambassadors of..
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