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Saudi Arabia: Country in Western Asia
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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Yemeni government says will not talk to separatists until standoff ends

Yemen's Saudi-backed government said on Wednesday it would not hold talks with southern separatists unless they hand back control of Aden port, after the separatist chief arrived in Saudi Arabia to..
Reuters - Published

Yemen separatist chief in Saudi Arabia for talks on Aden standoff

The leader of southern Yemeni separatists has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks aimed at ending a standoff in Aden port between the separatists and Yemen's Saudi-backed government, who had been nominal..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Ends Travel Restrictions For Women [Video]Saudi Arabia Ends Travel Restrictions For Women

Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over their family. Human rights groups say women are frequently treated as second-class citizens..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Sudan's ex-President al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia' [Video]Sudan's ex-President al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia'

At the start of al-Bashir's corruption trial, investigator tells court the sum included $25m from Saudi crown prince.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Analysis: Saudi activist rejects release deal [Video]Analysis: Saudi activist rejects release deal

Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying she was tortured in custody.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published

Final day of pilgrimage with the stoning of the devil for millions at Saudi Hajj [Video]Final day of pilgrimage with the stoning of the devil for millions at Saudi Hajj

Around 2.5 million pilgrims took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Tuesday for the final day of pilgrimage for this year in Saudi Arabia.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

US military build-up in Gulf threatens region's stability: Iran [Video]US military build-up in Gulf threatens region's stability: Iran

He also warned against arms race after Saudi Arabia and UAE spent more than $100bn on weapons, saying recent US arms sales have turned the Gulf region into a "tinderbox ready to blow up".

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua rematch could change the sport forever [Video]Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua rematch could change the sport forever

Eddie Hearn says the Andy Ruiz v Anthony Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia could change the sport the forever. The promoter says the potential growth into new markets could help the future of boxing.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published

K-Pop's BTS goes on holiday, asks fans for privacy [Video]K-Pop's BTS goes on holiday, asks fans for privacy

South Korean boy band, BTS, will take their first long holiday in six years after a series of global hits, their managers said, asking fans to respect the band's privacy if they see them in "a chance..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Yemeni official: UAE won in Aden, Saudi silent over 'slaughter' [Video]Yemeni official: UAE won in Aden, Saudi silent over 'slaughter'

Interior minister acknowledges defeat to UAE-backed southern separatists, accuses Riyadh of not protecting its allies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:57Published

Saudi-led coalition targets separatists in Yemen [Video]Saudi-led coalition targets separatists in Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition attacked UAE-backed southern separatists on Sunday, fracturing the alliance that had been focused on battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Criticism of Saudi Arabia as fight venue for Joshua vs Ruiz Jr [Video]Criticism of Saudi Arabia as fight venue for Joshua vs Ruiz Jr

Amnesty International has urged Joshua to find out more about Saudi Arabia's human rights record.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz Jr rematch to be staged in Saudi Arabia [Video]Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz Jr rematch to be staged in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr will take place in Saudi Arabia on December 7, his promoter Matchroom has announced. Joshua will be bidding to win back the IBF,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:28Published

More than two million Muslims in Mecca for hajj pilgrimage [Video]More than two million Muslims in Mecca for hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the initial rites of the hajj.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Christchurch victims and families seek healing at haj [Video]Christchurch victims and families seek healing at haj

After surviving the shootings at Christchurch that killed 51 people and injured dozens in March, victims and their families searched for peace and relief at this year's haj pilgrimage. Joe Davies..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Saudi Arabia: Women will now be able to travel without permission of a man [Video]Saudi Arabia: Women will now be able to travel without permission of a man

A series of new decrees passed on Friday stipulate that Saudi women will now be able to travel without the permission of men and will be given more control over family matters.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:19Published

Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women [Video]Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women

In a series of royal decrees, Saudi Arabia grants adult women the freedom to travel without permission and gives them more control over family matters. The new resolutions chip away at a male..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Facebook suspends fake accounts tied to Saudi government [Video]Facebook suspends fake accounts tied to Saudi government

People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Facebook Deletes Hoards Of Accounts From Middle East [Video]Facebook Deletes Hoards Of Accounts From Middle East

Facebook removed lots of fake accounts originating from the middle east, says DigitalTrends. Many are from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and have “coordinated inauthentic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

War in Yemen: Houthis fire long-range missile to Saudi [Video]War in Yemen: Houthis fire long-range missile to Saudi

Rebels say they fired long-range missile at port city of Dammam in Saudi Arabia, hundreds of kilometres away.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

Accused 9/11 mastermind open to testimony against Saudi Arabia [Video]Accused 9/11 mastermind open to testimony against Saudi Arabia

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed open to testifying in victims' lawsuit if US decides not to seek the death penalty against him.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

SoftBank Group's $108 bln Vision Fund 2 draws in Microsoft, Apple [Video]SoftBank Group's $108 bln Vision Fund 2 draws in Microsoft, Apple

SoftBank has secured pledges from Microsoft and other investors of around $108 billion for a second Vision Fund aimed at investing in technology firms. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Iran Releases Video Of Troops Capturing UK Tanker In 'Hostile Act' [Video]Iran Releases Video Of Troops Capturing UK Tanker In 'Hostile Act'

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday. Reuters reports the UK rejects Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Defying Trump, US House votes to block Saudi arms sales [Video]Defying Trump, US House votes to block Saudi arms sales

Measures related to $8bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia now go to Trump, who is expected to veto the resolutions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia [Video]Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia

SHOWS: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (FILE NOVEMBER 2016) (TOP RANK - ACCESS ALL) 1. MANNY PACQUIAO WEIGHING IN FOR FIGHT AGAINST JESSIE VARGAS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE OCTOBER

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

 

Yemeni separatists extend control in south, Saudi-led forces strike capital

Southern separatists seized most Yemeni government security and military bases near the port of Aden on Tuesday after clashes between nominal allies that have complicated U.N. peace efforts, residents..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia implements end to travel restrictions for Saudi women: agency

Saudi Arabia has begun implementing previously announced changes that allow adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA reported on..
Reuters - Published

Clashes hit Yemen's south, Saudi-led forces strike capital

Southern separatists seized two Yemeni government military bases near the southern port of Aden early on Tuesday, triggering fresh clashes between nominal allies that have complicated U.N. peace..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-Led coalition attacks military targets in Houthi-controlled Sanaa: Saudi TV

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched an attack on Monday on military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthi movement, Saudi state TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Ex-Sudan president got millions from Saudis, court hears

Sudan's ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monday at the start of a corruption trial that many..
Reuters - Published

Sudan's ousted Bashir told investigators he got millions from Saudi Arabia: court witness

Sudan's deposed leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir told investigators he had received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a detective said in court on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Aden standoff delays Saudi summit intended to forge new Yemen government: sources

The refusal of Yemeni southern separatists to hand back control of Aden port has delayed a summit in Saudi Arabia that is due to discuss reshuffling Yemen's ousted government to include the separatists..
Reuters - Published

Australia becomes world's third-largest fossil fuel exporter, behind Russia and Saudi Arabia

Think tank The Australia Institute has released a report putting Australia third in the world for fossil fuel exports.
SBS - Published

Yemen's war cut a father's route to work, now his toddler starves

Before Yemen's war broke out four years ago Ali Muhammad used to cross the border into Saudi Arabia to work, joining thousands of other Yemenis from his poor, mountainous region.
Reuters - Published

Yemeni separatists quit some Aden posts; Houthis attack Saudi oil plant

Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim..
Reuters - Published

Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected

A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a limited fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Houthi attack on Saudi oil field aims to disrupt global oil supply: Saudi minister

A drone attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih.
Reuters - Published

Saudi oil operations unaffected by Houthi drone attack, Saudi Aramco says

A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil..
Reuters - Published

Houthi drone attack causes "minor" gas fire, oil production unaffected: Saudi source

A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia caused a "minor" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, a Saudi industry source said.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition fires flares over Yemen's Aden, separatists quit some posts

Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen's Aden at dawn on Saturday near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last week seized control of the port city which had been the..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi oilfield; no Saudi confirmation

Yemen's Houthi movement launched drone attacks on oil facilities in a remote area of Saudi Arabia, the group's Al Masirah TV said on Saturday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Houthis say they launched drone attacks on a Saudi airport; Saudi TV says drone intercepted

Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, halting air traffic there, the Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis launch drone attacks on Saudi's Abha airport: military spokesman

Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, the Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

PM Hariri: Saudi, UAE want to invest in Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are looking to invest in infrastructure projects in Lebanon after ties have recovered, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in comments from his office..
Reuters - Published

Yemen separatists say ready for talks in Saudi Arabia over Aden crisis

Yemen's southern separatists said on Thursday they were ready to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia to resolve a standoff in Aden after they seized the southern port, seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed..
Reuters - Published

Thousands cheer separatists in Yemen's Aden, UAE says it is in step with Riyadh

Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in Aden on Thursday in support of separatist forces who took over the southern port, the temporary seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government, in a move that exposed..
Reuters - Published

Tens of thousands rally in Yemen's Aden to support separatist takeover

Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in Aden on Thursday in support of separatist forces who took over the southern port, the temporary seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government, in a move that exposed..
Reuters - Published

Southern Yemeni separatists tell Saudi Arabia: evict Islah or lose the war

Yemen's southern separatists vowed on Wednesday to keep control over Aden, warning the only way out of the impasse that has fractured a Saudi-led military alliance was for Islamists and northerners to..
Reuters - Published

Saudi woman activist rejects release deal tied to denying torture: family

Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying reports she was tortured in custody, her..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says Houthi drone 'fell' inside Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said an explosive-laden drone launched on Tuesday by the group in the direction of Saudi Arabia had fallen inside Yemeni territory.
Reuters - Published

UAE plays down Saudi rift after separatists take Yemeni city

The United Arab Emirates on Monday downplayed a rift with ally Saudi Arabia over Yemen after separatists it backs took control of Aden that was the base of the Saudi-backed government.
Reuters - Published

Saudi rallies behind exiled Yemen leader after UAE-backed separatists seize Aden

Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind Yemen's exiled president on Monday, as United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists controlling the port of Aden held firm against Riyadh's calls to vacate..
Reuters - Published

UAE calls for dialogue between warring Yemeni parties in Aden

The United Arab Emirates on Monday urged UAE-backed Yemeni southern separatists that took control of Aden, seat of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, to engage in dialogue to defuse the crisis.
Reuters - Published

Saudi king, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss Yemen: Saudi TV

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz discussed the situation in Yemen with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nayhan, on Monday, state-run Saudi TV said.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says infighting killed senior Houthi official

A senior Houthi official in Yemen and brother of the movement's leader was killed because of infighting, the Saudi-led coalition said on Sunday, appearing to give a different version of events than the..
Reuters - Published

Yemen separatists committed to Aden ceasefire: leader

Yemen's southern separatists are committed to a ceasefire in the port city of Aden and are willing to work with the Saudi-led coalition, their leader said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan calls Saudi king on Muslim holiday: SPA

Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news agency SPA said.
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Separatist takeover of Yemen's Aden leaves Saudi Arabia in a bind

The southern separatists' takeover of Aden, the interim seat of Yemen's government, could leave Saudi Arabia struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition moves against separatists in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Aden on Sunday in support of the Yemeni government after southern separatists effectively took over the port city, fracturing the alliance that had been battling..
Reuters - Published

Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

Muslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Sunday, the start of the riskiest part of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition hits zones that pose threat to Yemeni government: state TV

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has attacked zones that pose a direct threat to a vital position belonging to the coalition-backed Yemeni government, Saudi state TV said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's southern separatists agree to Saudi call for ceasefire in Aden

Yemen's southern separatists agreed on Sunday to a Saudi-led coalition's calls for an immediate ceasefire in Aden, seat of the internationally recognized government, they said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj

Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition calls for immediate ceasefire in Aden: SPA

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen called for an immediate ceasefire in Aden, seat of the internationally recognized government, the state news agency SPA quoted the coalition’s spokesman as..
Reuters - Published

Yemen’s pro-government coalition fractures as separatists grab control in Aden

Yemen's southern separatists have taken effective control of Aden, seat of the internationally recognized government, fracturing the Saudi-led coalition which is trying to break the grip of the..
Reuters - Published

Yemen government says southern separatists staged coup in Aden

The Saudi-backed Yemeni government accused southern separatists of staging a coup in Aden after their fighters took over all military camps in the southern port city, seat of the internationally..
Reuters - Published

Muslims at haj gather on Mount Arafat to atone for sins

Two million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Saturday amid the summer heat and regional tensions for a vigil to atone for their sins and seek God's forgiveness as part of the annual..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi's Abha airport with drones: Houthi TV

Yemen's Houthis launched a drone attack against Saudi Arabia's Abha airport, the movement's Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, citing a military spokesman.
Reuters - Published

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