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Saudi Arabia: Country in Southwestern 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 Western Asia, 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 launches women's football league

The latest social reform comes two years after women were first allowed into stadiums.
BBC News - Published

Algerian leader to go to Saudi Arabia in first state visit since election

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune will travel to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, state media reported, his first state visit since being elected in December.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

Milken Summit: Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency [Video]Milken Summit: Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency

Hundreds of high-level decision makers and industry trailblazers, spanning fields from economics and philanthropy to healthcare, attended the Milken Institute Middle East and Africa summit 2020 in Abu..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published


G20 finance heads wrap up meeting overshadowed by virus outbreak [Video]G20 finance heads wrap up meeting overshadowed by virus outbreak

Finance leaders of the world's top 20 economies wrapped up their two-day meeting on Sunday that was dominated by growing concern over the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Ciara Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Coronavirus set to top agenda at G20 meet [Video]Coronavirus set to top agenda at G20 meet

The impact of the new coronavirus outbreak on global growth will be a key issue at this weekend’s meeting of G20 finance leaders. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency [Video]Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency

Saudi’s Prince Turki talks Iran relations & G20 Presidency

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 12:00Published

Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen [Video]Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen

Attacks in al-Jawf come after a Saudi fighter jet crashed in the same area, with Houthis claiming to have shot it down.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen's al-Jawf province [Video]Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen's al-Jawf province

Houthi rebels earlier claimed they shot down a military plane belonging to 'enemy forces' in the same province.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

NGOs warn France over suspected arms shipment to Saudis [Video]NGOs warn France over suspected arms shipment to Saudis

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:24Published

Arab League rejects Trump's peace plan [Video]Arab League rejects Trump's peace plan

The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel including security relations after rejecting a Middle East peace plan presented this week by U.S. President Donald Trump,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

UN envoy calls for de-escalation as Yemen fighting surges [Video]UN envoy calls for de-escalation as Yemen fighting surges

Martin Griffiths warns of collapse of peace efforts amid rise in violence between Saudi-UAE coalition and Houthis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:11Published

Israel will allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia [Video]Israel will allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia

Israel will allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:34Published

Saudi crown prince responsible for journalist's murder, filmmaker believes [Video]Saudi crown prince responsible for journalist's murder, filmmaker believes

Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel discusses his latest project,The Dissident which explores the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Fogel said he believes the Saudi Crown Prince was responsible for..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published

Jeff Bezos: UN calls for probe into claims Saudi crown prince hacked Amazon CEO's phone [Video]Jeff Bezos: UN calls for probe into claims Saudi crown prince hacked Amazon CEO's phone

Jeff Bezos: UN calls for probe into claims Saudi crown prince hacked Amazon CEO's phone

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:59Published

Saudi Crown Prince Reportedly Taunted Bezos [Video]Saudi Crown Prince Reportedly Taunted Bezos

Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have had access to Jeff Bezos' private messages after a video message was sent to Bezos' WhatsApp account in April 2018...

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Saudi Arabia 'involved in hacking Bezos' phone' - U.N. [Video]Saudi Arabia 'involved in hacking Bezos' phone' - U.N.

Two U.N. officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ phone and both the kingdom and the United States..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Saudi foreign minister: Claim Crown Prince hacked Bezos phone 'absurd' [Video]Saudi foreign minister: Claim Crown Prince hacked Bezos phone 'absurd'

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister dismissed allegations that the crown prince may have been involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos as “absurd” on Wednesday, seeking to head..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Iran seeks to resolve tensions with Saudi Arabia [Video]Iran seeks to resolve tensions with Saudi Arabia

President Hassan Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi told Iranian state media Tehran and Riyadh could work together to resolve their problems.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Saudi Arabia denies involvement in hacking of Amazon Boss' phone [Video]Saudi Arabia denies involvement in hacking of Amazon Boss' phone

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:18Published

Saudi's crown prince denies Bezos phone hacking [Video]Saudi's crown prince denies Bezos phone hacking

On Wednesday Saudi's crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman refuted allegations that he hacked Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos' phone. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Bezos' Phone Reportedly Hacked By Saudi Prince [Video]Bezos' Phone Reportedly Hacked By Saudi Prince

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message from Mohammed bin Salman, according to an explosive new report from The Guardian, which cites multiple..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Did The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia Actually Hack Jeff Bezos' Phone? [Video]Did The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia Actually Hack Jeff Bezos' Phone?

British media has reported that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Mohammed bin Salman. According to Business Insider, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, carried out the deed in May 2018, via a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Dozens of Yemeni soldiers killed in Marib military camp attack [Video]Dozens of Yemeni soldiers killed in Marib military camp attack

No immediate claim of responsibility but Saudi TV blames Houthi rebels for assault involving missiles and drones.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

 

Saudi Arabia sentences eight on charges of spying for Iran: state TV

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced one Saudi citizen to death and seven others to jail on charges of treason and spying for Iran, Saudi state television tweeted on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia warns against travel to Italy, Japan: Arabiya TV

Saudi Arabia has advised citizens and residents to avoid traveling to Italy and Japan amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak, state-owned Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi, Egypt, Bahrain to resume Qatar post services despite dispute

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain have agreed to resume postal services to Qatar almost three years after they were stopped due to a political dispute, the United Nations said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait says three people who traveled to Iran have new coronavirus - KUNA

Kuwait said on Monday three people, including a Saudi national, who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus, state news agency KUNA reported.
Reuters - Published

Shifting sands of inflation unsettle top bankers at Riyadh G20 meeting

Central bankers from the United States, Japan and the euro zone meeting in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia this weekend had their own shifting sands to cross – those of elusive inflation.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled Red Sea attack by Yemen's Houthis

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Sunday foiled an "imminent terrorist" attack by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the southern Red Sea, a major commercial shipping..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

$110 billion gas project to make Saudi Arabia a gas exporter

$110 billion gas project to make saudi arabia a gas exporter
LONDON: A $110 billion project to develop a gas field in eastern Saudi Arabia will turn the global market on its head and make the Kingdom a gas exporter, industry analysts told Arab News on Saturday...
WorldNews - Published

Saudi rapper faces arrest for Mecca Girl music video

The governor of Mecca says Asayel Slay's music video is an "insult to the customs" of the city.
BBC News - Published

Trade tensions, coronavirus front of mind as Josh Frydenberg jets off for G20

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is jetting off to Saudi Arabia for the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors.
SBS - Published

Frydenberg heading to Saudi Arabia for G20

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is jetting off to Saudi Arabia for the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors.
SBS - Published

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Yemen missiles ahead of G20 meeting

Saudi Arabia said it had intercepted several ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni Houthi forces towards Saudi cities on Friday ahead of a gathering of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group..
Reuters - Published

Week in Review: The Paris mayoral race heats up with a sex tape scandal and a new conservative challenger

The Paris mayoral race heated up this week with the release of a sex tape and a new conservative entering the fray. In Tehran, medical centres have been hit hard by US sanctions, we look back at the..
France 24 - Published

Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles fired from Yemen as G20 ministers gather

Saudi Arabia said it had intercepted several ballistic missiles fired from Yemen towards Saudi cities on Friday as finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 major economies gathered..
Reuters - Published

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of hampering its access to Gulf meet on coronavirus

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of allowing a protracted dispute to hinder Gulf Arab coordination over the coronavirus outbreak by denying the Qatari health minister timely access to a meeting of..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, economy and human rights

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to discuss regional security, namely Iran, after the U.S. killing last month of a top Iranian general pushed the oil-producing..
Reuters - Published

Firm behind Abu Dhabi's floating solar panels eyes new markets and oil and gas expansion

firm behind abu dhabi's floating solar panels eyes new markets and oil and gas expansion
Dubai-based energy company Enerwhere is targeting expansion into Oman, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as it evaluates the potential for solar energy backing upstream activities in the region. "Oman, Saudi..
WorldNews - Published

Pompeo: Iran must be held accountable for Baghdad attacks

pompeo: iran must be held accountable for baghdad attacks
Addis Ababa: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said Iran must be held accountable for its proxies’ attacks on American forces in Baghdad, warning that such violence can’t become routine.”It..
WorldNews - Published

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

devices found in missiles, yemen drones link iran to attacks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen’s Houthi rebels match components..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia until Friday

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan during a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia starting on Wednesday,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discusses Red Sea, Gulf of Aden security with Eritrean president

saudi arabia’s king salman discusses red sea, gulf of aden security with eritrean president
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held talks on Monday with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in the capital Riyadh. During the talks, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries..
WorldNews - Published

Yemen’s air strikes ‘kill 31 civilians’ after Saudi jet crash

yemen’s air strikes ‘kill 31 civilians’ after saudi jet crash
DUBAI: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement accused the Saudi-led coalition of carrying out retaliatory air strikes on Saturday that killed at least 30 people including civilians, in the latest..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Dozens of Yemeni civilians killed in airstrikes after Saudi jet crash

At least 31 civilians were killed in strikes on Yemen on Saturday, the United Nations said, following a Saudi-led operation in response to one of its fighter jet crashing, with Iran-backed Huthi rebels..
France 24 - Published

No dialogue for now as Saudis, Iranians camp on positions

Iran and Saudi Arabia appeared no closer to bridging their differences on Saturday with both sides sticking to their positions and regional facilitator Oman seeing no breakthrough before U.S. elections..
Reuters - Published

Despite Yemen violence spike, Saudi says talks with Houthis progressing

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Saturday that Riyadh was still committed to back-channel peace talks with Yemen's Houthi rebels, despite a recent increase in violence in the five-year conflict.
Reuters - Published

Saudi minister: Iran must change behavior before any talks

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Saturday no private messages or direct contact had taken place to ease tensions with Iran and that Tehran first needed to change its behavior before talks can..
Reuters - Published

Saudis don't want to de-escalate tensions with Iran, Zarif says

Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday he did not believe Saudi Arabia wanted to defuse tensions with Iran as it was firmly under the influence of the U.S. campaign to pressure Tehran.
Reuters - Published

Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition warplane crashes

Houthi rebels say they shot down the plane, while Saudi Arabia says only that it "fell".
BBC News - Published

Yemen’s Houthis say coalition strikes kill 30, including civilians

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement accused the Saudi-led coalition of carrying out retaliatory air strikes on Saturday that killed 30 people including civilians in the latest flare-up of a..
Reuters - Published

The Ethiopian migrants who make the desperate journey to Saudi Arabia via Yemen

Every day, thousands of Ethiopians set off on foot on a desperate 2,000-kilometre trek in the hope of reaching Saudi Arabia. Their route takes them across the Djibouti desert, the Red Sea and Yemen, a..
France 24 - Published

Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu

saudi foreign minister: no meeting planned with netanyahu
Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said no meeting is planned between the kingdom’s crown prince and Israel’s prime minister, a statement apparently meant to quash reports circulating in..
WorldNews - Published

Saudi minister denies any plans for crown prince to meet Israeli PM

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Thursday denied media reports of a possible meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, amid speculation about..
Reuters - Published

Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition forces face trials over violations

It is the first time the coalition has taken action against military personnel involved in the war.
BBC News - Published

US investigates Harvard and Yale over foreign funding

The elite universities are asked to disclose details of gifts from Saudi Arabia and China.
BBC News - Published

Saudi-Qatar talks to end lengthy Gulf dispute falter: sources

Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to resolve a bitter Gulf dispute broke down soon after starting, six sources said, leaving in place a political and trade embargo of Doha that hampers joint Gulf..
Reuters - Published

Human rights group say Saudi Arabian GP would help state ‘sportswashing’

human rights group say saudi arabian gp would help state ‘sportswashing’
Plans to stage a Formula One grand prix in Saudi Arabia would serve only to further the gulf state’s process of “sportswashing” and help legitimise the country’s repressive regime, according to..
WorldNews - Published

Exclusive: South Africa seeks to unlock stalled arms sales to Saudi, UAE

South Africa aims to free up over a billion dollars in stalled weapons sales, including to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, by amending a document at the heart of an export row, a senior arms..
Reuters - Published

French activists renew tussle with Saudi ship on suspected weapons voyage

For the third time in under a year, a Saudi cargo ship headed for a French port this week on a suspected mission to collect weapons, prompting protests from NGOs who say French arms are being used to..
France 24 - Published

Saudi Arabia: Liz Truss cleared over breaches of ban on UK arms sales linked to Yemen war

Internal report blames 'shortcomings' in processes set up – and warns of 'potential' for further violations of court-ordered freeze
Independent - Published

China's Xi discusses virus outbreak with Saudi king

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday discussed the coronavirus outbreak with Saudi Arabia's King Salman by telephone, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia suspends travel of citizens and residents to China: SPA

Saudi Arabia has suspended travel to China for both citizens and non-Saudi residents of the kingdom, state news agency SPA said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Eight civilians dead, others missing in Houthi missile attack in Yemen's Marib: minister

The Information minister in the Yemeni government backed by Saudi Arabia, Muammar Al-Iryani tweeted on Wednesday that four women and four children died while others went missing in a Houthi ballistic..
Reuters - Published

Under watch, barred from travel, two from Kerala go to Saudi


IndiaTimes - Published

Iran wants to resolve issues with Saudi, UAE quickly: Iranian official

Iran wants to resolve differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates "as quickly as possible", Tehran's ambassador to Iraq told the Iraqi state news agency in an interview..
Reuters - Published

Denmark arrests Iranian opposition members suspected of spying for Saudis

Three members of an Iranian Arab opposition group are accused of spying for Saudi Arabia.
BBC News - Published

Denmark arrests three members of Iranian opposition group on spy charges

Denmark said on Monday it had arrested three leading members of an Iranian Arab opposition group on suspicion of spying for Saudi Arabia.
Reuters - Published

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