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Country in Western Asia

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Saudi Arabia: Country in Western 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 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 enjoys one of the world's youngest populations; 50% of its 33.4 million people are under 25 years old.

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Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Saudi Arabia denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights, a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency said early on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

'No regrets': Saudi sisters hope for bright future after hiding in Hong Kong

Two Saudi Arabian sisters are hoping for a "bright, beautiful future" after being granted asylum, fleeing what they describe as an abusive family and a repressive society.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

Thousands rally in Yemen's Sanaa to mark fourth anniversary of civil war [Video]Thousands rally in Yemen's Sanaa to mark fourth anniversary of civil war

Thousands of Yemenis rallied in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday to mark the fourth anniversary of a war that has killed tens of thousands of people and pushed the country to the brink of starvation. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Gulf Arab Allies, Iran Reject U.S. Recognition Of Israel's Claim To Golan Heights [Video]Gulf Arab Allies, Iran Reject U.S. Recognition Of Israel's Claim To Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Washington’s Gulf Arab allies, along with regional foe Iran, condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Sisters fleeing Saudi Arabia granted asylum [Video]Sisters fleeing Saudi Arabia granted asylum

Two Saudi Arabian sisters who have been living in Hong Kong after escaping what they describe as an abusive family have been granted asylum in an undisclosed country.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

'Take My Golden Cage and Give Me the Sky.' Saudi Sisters Gain Freedom With Emergency Visas [Video]'Take My Golden Cage and Give Me the Sky.' Saudi Sisters Gain Freedom With Emergency Visas

Last week, after six months of being stranded in Hong Kong, the Saudi sisters finally got their first, long-deferred taste of freedom, becoming the latest women to slip beyond the grasp of the..

Credit: Time     Duration: 02:46Published

Van Marwijk says his only goal as coach of United Arab Emirates is World Cup qualification [Video]Van Marwijk says his only goal as coach of United Arab Emirates is World Cup qualification

World Cup qualification the only goal for newUAE coach Van Marwijk

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

Yemen's villages starve as war enters fifth year [Video]Yemen's villages starve as war enters fifth year

As Yemen's war grinds into its fifth year with diplomatic efforts to resolve it stalling, ten-year-old Afaf's father sees little hope he will be able to give his starving daughter the food or..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Saudi Arabia seeks to improve image after Khashoggi killing [Video]Saudi Arabia seeks to improve image after Khashoggi killing

Riyadh's public investment fund, which has more than $300bn in assets, signed a $120,000-a-month contract with the firm.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:57Published

UK protests over arms sales to Saudi Arabia for Yemen war [Video]UK protests over arms sales to Saudi Arabia for Yemen war

They are highlighting the proposed sale of more Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the Saudis - which they say is illegal under international law.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

The Saudi Hit Squad Linked Jamal Khashoggi's Murder [Video]The Saudi Hit Squad Linked Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

According to Business Insider, The elite Saudi hit squad believed to be involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi reportedly asked the country's Crown Prince for a bonus because they had..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

OPEC to scrap April meeting but keep oil cuts in place [Video]OPEC to scrap April meeting but keep oil cuts in place

OPEC is set to scrap its planned meeting in April and decide instead whether to extend oil output cuts in June, when the market will be able to assess the full impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Trump Vetoes Senate Resolution To Strike Down Border Wall State Of Emergency [Video]Trump Vetoes Senate Resolution To Strike Down Border Wall State Of Emergency

President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have terminated his national emergency declaration to build additional mileage of physical barriers along the US-Mexico border on Friday. The veto is the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims [Video]New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday promised to reform the country’s gun laws, a day after at least one gunman attacked worshippers in two mosques, killing 49 and wounding 42..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

'Our gun laws will change' [Video]'Our gun laws will change'

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change the country's gun laws after telling reporters that the alleged perpetrator of the deadly attack at two mosques in Christchurch had a gun..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Pompeo rebukes senators over Yemen vote [Video]Pompeo rebukes senators over Yemen vote

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. He called out senators who voted on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Son of US-Saudi citizen held in Saudi Arabia seeks US help [Video]Son of US-Saudi citizen held in Saudi Arabia seeks US help

In 2017, Fitaihi was one of about 200 prominent Saudis detained at Riyadh Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Congress Passes 2 Bills in Contrast to Trump Policy [Video]Congress Passes 2 Bills in Contrast to Trump Policy

The Republican-controlled Senate voted against Trump administration policies twice in one week.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Saudi Arabia claims Khashoggi murder suspects brought to justice [Video]Saudi Arabia claims Khashoggi murder suspects brought to justice

The head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission gave a brief statement but it raised many new questions about the murder of the Saudi journalist.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder [Video]Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder

Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

US Senate Passes Resolution To End Involvement In Yemen [Video]US Senate Passes Resolution To End Involvement In Yemen

The White House has threatened to veto the legislation, saying it would undermine the fight against extremism.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to stand trial [Video]Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to stand trial

Al-Hathloul, who campaigned for Saudi women to get the right to drive, has been held since May last year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Aftermath of Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen [Video]Aftermath of Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen

Local tribesmen said airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels have killed 22 people, including children, in the country's north.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:31Published

Free meals aim to keep Yemeni students in school [Video]Free meals aim to keep Yemeni students in school

A Yemeni aid agency is working with the country's food bank to provide meals to students to encourage impoverished families to keep sending their children to school. With malnutrition rampant in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

 

Royal adviser fired over Khashoggi murder absent from Saudi trial: sources

A Saudi royal adviser fired over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not among the 11 suspects on trial at secretive hearings in Riyadh despite Saudi pledges to bring those responsible to..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition attacks drone storage caves in Yemen's capital: SPA

The Saudi-led military coalition mounted raids on sites of the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen's capital Sanaa, Saudi news agency SPA said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia appoints deputy education minister, university heads: SPA

Saudi Arabia appointed a deputy education minister for universities, research and innovation along with the heads of three universities, according to a royal order published on state news agency SPA on..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-Led coalition launches raids on Yemen's Houthis in Sanaa: Al-Arabiya TV

The Saudi-Led coalition in Yemen launched raids on Houthi camps in the capital Sanaa, including the Al-Dailami air base, Al-Arabiya TV reported on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi king calls Morocco king to review 'brotherly relations'

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called Morocco's King Mohammed VI to review "brotherly relations" between the two countries, state news agency SPA said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Germany's SPD wants to extend arms export halt to Saudi

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, party sources said, setting the stage for a row..
Reuters - Published

Italy's La Scala returns Saudi cash over human rights concerns

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 country was widely criticized, including by..
Reuters - Published

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