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Riyadh: Capital city in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and Riyadh Province. It is the largest city in Saudi Arabia and one of the most populated cities in the Arab world, with a population of 6.9 million people as of 2018. It is one of the largest Arab cities in area, at a size of 1,913 square kilometers. Riyadh is located on the eastern part of the Najd plateau at about 600 metres above sea level.


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..
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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..
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Videos for Riyadh

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 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

Khan v Pacquiao appears set for Saudi Arabia date [Video]Khan v Pacquiao appears set for Saudi Arabia date

Amir Khan claims he and Manny Pacquiao have both signed up for a fight and is targeting a meeting in Saudi Arabia later this year. The 32-year-old Briton says the pair have both agreed terms, with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published


Former Lebanon PM in Riyadh: Saudi will support Lebanon

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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Media watchdog visited Saudi Arabia seeking journalists' release, amid Khashoggi uproar

Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday it had visited Saudi Arabia to seek freedom for 30 jailed journalists amid sustained Western criticism of Riyadh following the murder..
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Iran will 'pay the price' if persists with aggression, Saudi minister tells Le Monde

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs warned Iran there would be more sanctions if it continued its "aggressive polices", but said Riyadh wanted to avoid war.
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U.S. envoy for Iran meets Saudi deputy defense minister in Riyadh

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in Riyadh on Friday, the minister tweeted.
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After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning

Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device..
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Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos..
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Blast-hit Japanese tanker anchors off UAE coast: operator

One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates with crew on board, the..
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Saudi Arabia says it will protect ports, regional waters after attacks on tankers

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih condemned on Thursday the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying Riyadh would take all necessary measures to protect its ports and regional waters,..
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Saudi Arabia seeks Arab unity over Iran after attacks

Arab leaders began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for emergency summits that Riyadh hopes will deliver a strong message to Iran that regional powers will defend their interests against any threat..
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Saudi Arabia gathers Arab leaders over attacks on oil assets

Arab leaders gather in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for emergency summits that Riyadh hopes will deliver a strong message to Iran that regional powers will defend their interests against any threat..
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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..
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China's Xi speaks to Saudi king amid Iran tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday amid tensions with Riyadh's regional rival Iran after Tehran announced it was scaling back some commitments..
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New U.S. ambassador to Saudi arrives in Riyadh after two-year gap

The new U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, retired general John Abizaid, arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, an embassy statement said, filling a position vacant since President Donald Trump took office more..
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Saudi Arabia assists Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea, no injuries

Saudi Arabia's coast guard assisted an Iranian oil tanker with engine trouble off the coast of Jeddah in the Red Sea after Riyadh received a request for help from Iran, the state news agency SPA said..
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Yemen's Houthis say Saudi, UAE in missile range if Hodeidah truce cracks

Yemen's Houthi forces have missiles that could be fired at Riyadh, Dubai and Abu Dhabi should violence escalate in the main Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, where a fragile ceasefire is now in place, the..
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Islamic State claims attack on Saudi state security building

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Saudi state security building northwest of Riyadh, the group's Amaq news agency reported on Sunday.
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Islamic State behind attack on Saudi security north of Riyadh: Arabiya TV

The assailants who attacked a state security building northwest of Riyadh on Sunday are Saudi militants who belong to Islamic State, Saudi-owned Arabiya TV said in a tweet, citing its own..
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Four die as attack on Saudi police station foiled -Al Arabiya

Four people died as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing its own sources.
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Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi met Saudi crown prince in Riyadh

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his office said on Thursday, a day after his first official visit to the kingdom which has been wooing..
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Saudi Arabia to host G20 Leaders' Summit in November 2020: SPA news agency

Saudi Arabia will host the 15th annual G20 Leaders' Summit on November 21 and 22, 2020 in its capital Riyadh, Saudi press agency (SPA) said on Wednesday.
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Saudi Crown Prince meets commander of U.S. Central Command -report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met U.S. Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie in the capital Riyadh to discuss cooperation between the two countries, especially in the military..
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Arrests of Saudi women activists' supporters rise to 14: sources

The number of Saudis detained over the past week in a fresh wave of arrests has risen to 14, people close to them said, even as Riyadh faces intense international criticism over the murder of a..
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Qatar emir abruptly leaves Arab League summit in Tunisia

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sunday left a summit of Arab leaders in Tunis that had gathered the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the first time since Riyadh and its allies..
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Gulf states reject U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli

Four Gulf Arab states on Tuesday rejected a U.S. decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, with Riyadh warning the move would hurt the peace process and affect regional..
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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..
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Yemen's Houthis say ready to strike Riyadh, Abu Dhabi if coalition moves on Hodeidah

Yemen's Houthi group said they were building their ballistic capabilities and their forces stand ready to strike Riyadh and Abu Dhabi if implementation of a U.N. peace deal in the port city of Hodeidah..
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Saudi women's rights activists stand trial in criminal court

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 intensified scrutiny of Riyadh's human rights..
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Saudi king meets Russian foreign minister in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's King Salman met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Riyadh on Tuesday, footage on the Russian foreign ministry's official Youtube channel showed.
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Qatar still studying Russian defense system, minister says

Qatar said on Monday it was still studying the purchase of Russia's S-400 missile air defense system, adding the potential deal -- reportedly opposed by Saudi Arabia -- was none of Riyadh's business.
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