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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 says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said on Sunday,..
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Saudi minister denies activist Baghdadi faced any Saudi threat

A senior Saudi official denied the authorities posed any threat to prominent Palestinian human rights campaigner Iyad al-Baghdadi, who has said the Norwegian security services warned him of a threat..
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Videos for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Energy Minister Says Attacks Put Security of Oil Supply At Risk [Video]Saudi Energy Minister Says Attacks Put Security of Oil Supply At Risk

According to Reuters, Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih on Sunday said that recent attacks on Saudi energy assets had put security of oil supply at risk but not affected his country’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Yemen war: Sanaa air raids victims slam Saudi-UAE coalition [Video]Yemen war: Sanaa air raids victims slam Saudi-UAE coalition

The Saudi-UAE-led coalition in Yemen now says it will investigate, what it calls, a possible accidental attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

Iran Denies Ties to Houthi Drone Attack On Saudi Oil Installations [Video]Iran Denies Ties to Houthi Drone Attack On Saudi Oil Installations

According to Reuters, Iran’s foreign ministry on Friday rejected accusations by Saudi Arabia that Tehran had ordered an attack on Saudi oil installations claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Qatar brings first newly-built 2022 World Cup stadium to life [Video]Qatar brings first newly-built 2022 World Cup stadium to life

Qatar opens the doors for its first completed newly-built stadium for World Cup 2022 and the second of its World Cup stadia ready for business after Khalifa Stadium.

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Iran plays regional bully role and meddles in Arab affairs, says UAE [Video]Iran plays regional bully role and meddles in Arab affairs, says UAE

The UAE says that four commercial vessels were sabotaged in the incident, two of them Saudi oil tankers.

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Saudi-UAE coalition carries out deadly air raids on Yemen's Sanaa [Video]Saudi-UAE coalition carries out deadly air raids on Yemen's Sanaa

At least six killed and dozens injured as coalition jets hit residential areas and Houthi military sites in the capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Yemen's Sanaa strikes: Coalition jets hit Houthi targets [Video]Yemen's Sanaa strikes: Coalition jets hit Houthi targets

The Saudi-UAE coalition launches air attacks on rebel Houthi targets near the Yemeni capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:48Published

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Escalating Tensions [Video]Iran Accuses U.S. Of Escalating Tensions

CNN reports Senior Iranian officials warned the US against conflict Tuesday, as Russia's foreign minister spoke of a "downward spiral" and the US narrative of a deepening threat from Iran was..

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Who Is The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia? [Video]Who Is The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia?

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman will become king after his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud dies. According to Business Insider, Prince Mohammed is known for his love of luxurious items. For..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Saudi oil pipeline hit by drone attacks [Video]Saudi oil pipeline hit by drone attacks

Saudi Arabia says an oil pipeline has been hit by bomb-carrying drones, just days after four tankers were attacked at anchor off the UAE. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Analysis: Saudi says oil stations attacked by Houthi drones [Video]Analysis: Saudi says oil stations attacked by Houthi drones

Two Aramco oil pump stations targeted; Houthi-run media said the group launched drone attacks on Saudi installations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:12Published

Saudi Arabia Says Oil Facilities Outside Riyadh Attacked [Video]Saudi Arabia Says Oil Facilities Outside Riyadh Attacked

Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a “cowardly” act of terrorism. The attack comes two days after Saudi oil tankers were..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Oil tankers attacked near UAE waters: Saudi Arabia [Video]Oil tankers attacked near UAE waters: Saudi Arabia

Tensions escalate near the Strait of Hormuz after what the UAE called “sabotage attacks" on four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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Saudi Arabia Says Its Oil Tankers Among Those Hit Off UAE Coast [Video]Saudi Arabia Says Its Oil Tankers Among Those Hit Off UAE Coast

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The attack, an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Iyad el-Baghdadi faces threat from Saudi Arabia [Video]Iyad el-Baghdadi faces threat from Saudi Arabia

Activist says Norwegian authorities put him into protective custody because 'the Saudis have a crosshairs on me'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:18Published

Two Saudi oil tankers among 'sabotaged' ships off UAE coast [Video]Two Saudi oil tankers among 'sabotaged' ships off UAE coast

Saudi Arabia's energy minister says two Saudi oil tankers hit in 'sabotage attack' off UAE have 'significant damage'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:38Published

Saudi Arabia says oil tankers attacked near UAE waters [Video]Saudi Arabia says oil tankers attacked near UAE waters

Tensions escalate near the Strait of Hormuz after what the UAE called “sabotage attacks" on four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader [Video]Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader

According to a report by Reuters, Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Yemen's Houthis Begin To Withdraw From Hodeidah Ports Reviving Hopes For Peace [Video]Yemen's Houthis Begin To Withdraw From Hodeidah Ports Reviving Hopes For Peace

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Yemen's Houthi movement started withdrawing forces from Saleef port in Hodeidah under a UN-sponsored deal that had been stalled for months, reviving hopes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Amid protests, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo [Video]Amid protests, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo

Saudi vessel that was due to load arms sets sail without them amid protests over use of French-made weapons in Yemen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

China's Xi Speaks To Saudi King Amid Iran Tensions [Video]China's Xi Speaks To Saudi King Amid Iran Tensions

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman amid heightened tensions after Iran announced that it would scale back some..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

US steps up sanctions on Iran [Video]US steps up sanctions on Iran

Al Jazeera looks at Saudi Arabia’s influence on US foreign policy as the Trump administration tightens its Iran sanctions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

Yemen: UN urges donors to convert pledges into cash [Video]Yemen: UN urges donors to convert pledges into cash

Only a small proportion of funds promised by top donors Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has been received.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

'We don't believe' Trump wants confrontation: Iran's Zarif [Video]'We don't believe' Trump wants confrontation: Iran's Zarif

In an interview on CBS "Face the Nation", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated his charge that a group of foreign powers plus President Donald Trump's national security advisor John..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Dakar Rally moves to Saudi Arabia for 2020 [Video]Dakar Rally moves to Saudi Arabia for 2020

Organisers of the Dakar Rally are excited for the 'third chapter' of the iconic race as it moves from South America to Saudi Arabia

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

 

Saudi Arabia says does not want war but ready to respond with 'all strength'

Saudi Arabia will do its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination," following last week's attacks on Saudi oil tankers and installations, a..
Reuters - Published

Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo: ministry

Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Saudi Media Ministry..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia to convene Arab leaders over recent attacks

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates,..
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Iran denies ties to Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil installations

Iran's foreign ministry on Friday rejected accusations by Saudi Arabia that Tehran had ordered an attack on Saudi oil installations claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a..
Reuters - Published

'The world still has not done anything,' says slain Saudi journalist's fiancee

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipeline

Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Thursday accused Iran of ordering an attack on Saudi oil pumping stations that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Vice Minister of Defense says Houthis are Iranian 'tool'

Saudi Arabia's Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman said in a tweet on Thursday that the Houthi attacks against Aramco's facilities showed that the group was an Iranian tool which Tehran used to..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa, casualties reported

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks on..
Reuters - Published

Houthi drone attacks in Saudi are 'war crime': Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said it considers this week's drone attacks by Houthis on Saudi oil installations a "war crime", Al Arabiya news channel reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launches air strikes on Sanaa

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday, after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks on..
Reuters - Published

UAE says committed to Yemen peace deal but will retaliate to Houthi attacks

A Saudi-led military coalition will "retaliate hard" for any attacks by Yemen's Houthi movement on Saudi Arabia but remains committed to a U.N.-sponsored peace deal in the main port city of Hodeidah, a..
Reuters - Published

UAE says to show restraint after tanker attacks, Iran must change behavior

The United Arab Emirates will show restraint after attacks on Saudi oil tankers off its coast and is committed to de-escalation during a "difficult situation" caused by Iranian behavior in the region,..
Reuters - Published

Fighting grips Yemen's Hodeidah port, complicating peace moves

Houthi fighters and Saudi-backed pro-government forces battled in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday, breaching a ceasefire and potentially complicating a troop withdrawal agreement intended to..
Reuters - Published

Tanker attacks near UAE expose weaknesses in Gulf Arab security

Attacks on Saudi tankers and other vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this week expose vulnerabilities in the security of a key oil-shipping route amid rising tensions between the United..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-backed Yemen forces attack Houthi sites: Al Arabiya

Forces of the internationally recognized Yemeni government, which is backed by a Saudi-led coalition, killed 97 Houthi forces and captured 120 in the governorate of Al-Dhalea, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya..
Reuters - Published

As Saudi society liberalizes, it reckons with hardline past

The Islamist takeover of Mecca's Grand Mosque in 1979 has been turned into a television drama, spotlighting a controversial narrative Saudi Arabia is using to support social changes once deemed..
Reuters - Published

Saudi oil facilities attacked, U.S. sees threat in Iraq from Iran-backed forces

Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. military said it was braced for..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says 'terrorist attack' on oil tankers raises new security concerns

Saudi Arabia's cabinet called the "terrorist attack" against two Saudi oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates' territorial waters a threat to maritime safety, saying it reflected poorly on regional..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says pipeline sabotage targets kingdom, global oil supply

Saudi Arabia's cabinet said sabotage operations against two East-West oil pipeline pumping stations on Tuesday targeted not only the kingdom but the security of global oil supplies and the world..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia oil facilities attacked, U.S.-Iran tensions flare

Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after four Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadh attacked

Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy urges response 'short of war' to Gulf tankers attack

The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia said Washington should take what he called "reasonable responses short of war" after it had determined who was behind attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the..
Reuters - Published

Houthi-run TV says Yemeni group targeted vital Saudi installations

A television station run by Yemen's Houthi group said on Tuesday the Iran-aligned movement had launched drone attacks on vital Saudi installations, without identifying the targets or saying when the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi oil tankers among those attacked off UAE amid Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies..
Reuters - Published

Saudi ship leaves Spain with ceremonial, exhibition materials: source

A Saudi ship that was blocked from loading a weapons cargo in France left the Spanish port of Santander on Monday carrying material destined for Saudi Arabia that could be used in military ceremonies,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Energy Department says oil markets well supplied after attack on ships off UAE

The U.S. Energy Department said on Monday that global oil markets are well supplied despite the attack on Sunday that damaged four vessels off the UAE coast, two of them oil tankers from Saudi Arabia.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says its oil tankers among those hit off UAE coast

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and said it was an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Strait of Hormuz - the world's most important oil artery

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were among vessels targeted in a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, condemning it as an attempt to undermine the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi ship, blocked from loading arms cargo in France, arrives at Spanish port

A Saudi ship, prevented by rights groups from loading an arms cargo at the French port of Le Havre on Friday, arrived at the Spanish port of Santander early on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE waters

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were among vessels targeted by a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), condemning it as an attempt to undermine..
Reuters - Published

Latest Sri Lanka arrest throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern hotbed

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi security forces kill 8 people in flashpoint Shi'ite area: agency

Saudi security forces have killed eight people during an operation in the predominantly Shi'ite eastern Al-Qatif region, state news agency (SPA) said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Houthis tell U.N. to press Saudi-led forces to implement Yemen peace deal

Yemen's Houthi movement called on the United Nations on Saturday to press the Saudi-led coalition to implement the Hodeidah agreement, al-Masirah TV said, citing the movement's political office.
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Yemen government minister dismisses Houthi pullout from Hodeidah as a 'show'

A minister in the Yemeni government backed by Saudi Arabia dismissed on Saturday the Houthi movement's pullout from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah as a "show" meant to "disinform the international..
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Amid outcry over Yemen war, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo

A Saudi vessel that had been due to load weapons at a northern French port on Friday set sail without them and headed for Spain, a day after a rights group tried to block the cargo on humanitarian..
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Saudi vessel leaves French coast without arms cargo

A Saudi vessel that had been due to load arms in France left the country's Le Havre port without its cargo of weapons and is now sailing towards Santander in Spain, according to ship tracking data, a..
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Saudi vessel left Le Havre without arms cargo, en route to Santander

A Saudi vessel that had been due to load arms in France left the country's Le Havre port without its arms cargo and is now sailing toward Santander in Spain, according to ship tracking data and..
Reuters - Published

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