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Capital city in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh: Capital city in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh is the capital and most populous city of Saudi Arabia, approximately 790 km (491 mi) North-east of Mecca. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the centre of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau and home to more than six million people.

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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..
Reuters - Published

US Senate votes to end support for Yemen war

The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.
France 24 - Published

Videos for Riyadh

Trump pick for envoy to Saudi grilled at confirmation hearing [Video]Trump pick for envoy to Saudi grilled at confirmation hearing

General John Abizaid's nomination comes at a time when Riyadh is under global scrutiny.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

U.S. Senators Say Saudi Crown Prince Has Gone 'Full Gangster' [Video]U.S. Senators Say Saudi Crown Prince Has Gone 'Full Gangster'

According to Reuters, Retired General John Abizaid, defended the U.S.-Saudi relationship on Wednesday as lawmakers accused the kingdom of misdeeds and criticized its crown prince as going “full..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

MBS Opens Asia Trip With $20 Billion Pakistan Pledge [Video]MBS Opens Asia Trip With $20 Billion Pakistan Pledge

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

MBS Visits Asia [Video]MBS Visits Asia

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday kicked off his tour of South Asia and China with a high-profile visit to Pakistan, but the trip risks being..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Pompeo pressed on Khashoggi murder probe [Video]Pompeo pressed on Khashoggi murder probe

The United States is still probing the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, as U.S. lawmakers continued to demand stronger U.S. action to punish..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Slain journalist Khashoggi's fiancee releases his memoirs [Video]Slain journalist Khashoggi's fiancee releases his memoirs

The fiancee of murdered Jamal Khashoggi has released the famed journalist's memoirs - and hopes the U.N's recent report will have an international impact. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

UN: Riyadh 'undermined' Turkey's access to Khashoggi murder scene [Video]UN: Riyadh 'undermined' Turkey's access to Khashoggi murder scene

Agnes Callamard expressed 'major concerns' about fairness for the 11 suspects on trial for the murder in Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Papal visit brings Gulf Catholics hope [Video]Papal visit brings Gulf Catholics hope

Dubai's overflowing churches and Riyadh's secretive masses, Catholics across the Gulf are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis' historic visit to the United Arab Emirates next week. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Lawmakers seek to end US support in Saudi-Yemen war [Video]Lawmakers seek to end US support in Saudi-Yemen war

U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday they expect Congress will pass a resolution ending U.S. involvement in the Yemen war, which would force President Donald Trump to issue the first veto of his presidency..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

UN investigator leading Khashoggi inquiry to submit her report in June [Video]UN investigator leading Khashoggi inquiry to submit her report in June

The U.N. investigator leading the inquiry into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi said on Tuesday (January 29) that Saudi Arabia had not yet approved a request for her to enter the kingdom's consulate in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

UN team probing Jamal Khashoggi killing arrives in Turkey [Video]UN team probing Jamal Khashoggi killing arrives in Turkey

Investigators in Istanbul for a week are seeking access to the Saudi consulate but haven't heard back from Riyadh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

 

Four women's rights activists go on trial in Saudi Arabia

Several Saudi Arabian women's rights activists stood trial on Wed. 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..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters
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