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Riyadh: Capital city / Metropolis in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh is the capital city and seat of government of the Riyadh Province and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula and a governorate in the Riyadh Province. Located in the center of the an-Nafud desert, on the eastern part of the Najd plateau, the city sits at an average of 600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level, and receives more than 16 million tourists each year, making it the 2nd most visited city in the Arab world. Riyadh had a population of 7.6 million people in 2019, making it the most populous city in Saudi Arabia, 2nd most populous city in the Arab world, and the 38th most populous in Asia.

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Saudi King Salman admitted to hospital [Video]

Saudi King Salman admitted to hospital

Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder, state news agency SPA said on Monday...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:59Published
Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones [Video]

Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones

Missiles and 'booby-trapped unmanned aircraft' from Yemen's Houthi rebels intercepted, including one fired on Riyadh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:01Published
Houthis launch missile, drone attack on Riyadh [Video]

Houthis launch missile, drone attack on Riyadh

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched a large missile and drone attack deep in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that struck the defense ministry and a military base in Riyadh, but the kingdom..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Smoke seen in Riyadh sky, bangs heard [Video]

Smoke seen in Riyadh sky, bangs heard

Smoke hung in the sky over Riyadh on Tuesday (June 23) morning as Reuters witnesses heard loud bangs.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

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