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Riyadh: Capital of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. With a population of 6.9 million people, Riyadh is the third-largest city in the Arab world and the 39th-largest in Asia. Riyadh is located on the eastern part of the Najd plateau at about 600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level.

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Pakistan minister in Riyadh to discuss regional tensions

pakistan minister in riyadh to discuss regional tensions
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was welcomed in Riyadh on Monday by his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) said on..
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After Sultan Qaboos, Oman to retain its treasured neutrality

after sultan qaboos, oman to retain its treasured neutrality
DUBAI — The sultanate of Oman, positioned geographically and diplomatically between regional powers of Riyadh and Tehran, earned outsize influence under the long reign of the late Sultan Qaboos. As..
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Saudi Arabia sentences five to death, three to jail in Khashoggi case [Video]Saudi Arabia sentences five to death, three to jail in Khashoggi case

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced five people to death and three more to prison for the assassination last year of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Joe Davies reports.

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Lazio beat Juventus again to win Italian Supercup [Video]Lazio beat Juventus again to win Italian Supercup

Inzaghi happy with win, receives praise from Sarri

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Saudi Aramco officially becomes world's largest listed company [Video]Saudi Aramco officially becomes world's largest listed company

Shares in Saudi Arabia's state-run oil giant Aramco have officially started trading on Riyadh's stock exchange – opening 10 percent higher than their initial public offering price.

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World's largest IPO: Saudi Aramco makes debut [Video]World's largest IPO: Saudi Aramco makes debut

Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10% above their IPO price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, closing in on a $2 trillion valuation that would make it the world's most..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim to skip Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia [Video]Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim to skip Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani will represent Qatar at GGC summit in Riyadh.

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Chisora and Nelson have their say on Ruiz vs Joshua II [Video]Chisora and Nelson have their say on Ruiz vs Joshua II

Dereck Chisora and Johnny Nelson predict a difficult time for Anthony Joshua against champion Ruiz on Saturday.

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Champion Ruiz weighs in three stones heavier than Joshua [Video]Champion Ruiz weighs in three stones heavier than Joshua

== RESENDING WITH FULL SCRIPT == VIDEO SHOWS: ANDY RUIZ JR AND ANTHONY JOSHUA WEIGH-IN / PREPARATIONS FOR WEIGH IN AND RIYADH GVS / HADNDOUT OF ARENA WHERE FIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE SHOWS: RIYADH, SAUDI

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Joshua: I'm not here to put on a show, I'm here to win [Video]Joshua: I'm not here to put on a show, I'm here to win

Anthony Joshua says he won't celebrate when he wins his heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7. Ruiz shocked the boxing world when he defeated..

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Ruiz and Joshua hold public workouts ahead of weekend bout [Video]Ruiz and Joshua hold public workouts ahead of weekend bout

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua prepare for their rematch with open session workouts.

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Anthony Joshua takes part in public workout ahead of Ruiz rematch [Video]Anthony Joshua takes part in public workout ahead of Ruiz rematch

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr workout at the Public Investment Fund office complex in Riyadh ahead of their heavyweight rematch at the Diriyah Arena on Saturday. Ruiz is the only man to have defeated..

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World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz ready for weekend rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia [Video]World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz ready for weekend rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua said he was close to victory in their first meeting but will not "mess up" in his second fight with Ruiz

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Give new Saudi home for Dakar Rally a chance, director says [Video]Give new Saudi home for Dakar Rally a chance, director says

The director of the Dakar Rally calls on fans to give Saudi Arabia a chance as the rally is set to kick off in the kingdom in January.

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Conflict with Iran impacts entire world: Shinzo Abe

conflict with iran impacts entire world: shinzo abe
Riyadh: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the Middle East hoping to ease tensions spiked by the US..
WorldNews - Published

Yemen's southern separatists pull out of Riyadh agreement committees

Southern separatists in Yemen have pulled out of committees implementing a November agreement to end a power struggle in the south that had opened a new front in the country's multifaceted war.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia sentences Riyadh concert stabber to death: state TV

A Saudi Arabian court sentenced on Sunday a man accused of stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh in November to death, state television said.
Reuters - Published

Burj Khalifa to feature Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 video

burj khalifa to feature dakar saudi arabia 2020 video
An international campaign has launched across a number of major cities across the world to mark the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosting the Dakar Rally for the first time in Asia from 5 to 17 January. The..
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Riyadh signs deal with Raytheon Saudi Arabia to localize Patriot maintenance

Saudi Arabia signed a deal with the local unit of U.S. weapons maker Raytheon on Saturday to localize maintenance of its Patriot missile defense system, as part of efforts to boost Saudi's defense..
Reuters - Published

Lazio beat Juventus 3-1 to clinch Italian Super Cup in Riyadh

lazio beat juventus 3-1 to clinch italian super cup in riyadh
RIYADH: Lazio beat Juventus 3-1 on Sunday to win the Italian Super Cup for a fifth time at the King Saud University Stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh. “We did something magical — to beat Juve..
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Saudi concert stabbing suspect took orders from al Qaeda in Yemen: state TV

A man arrested for stabbing three performers at a live show in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh last month was operating under orders from al Qaeda in Yemen, state television said on Thursday without..
Reuters - Published

It’s time for the international community to stop ‘recognising’ Hadi’s ‘government’

it’s time for the international community to stop ‘recognising’ hadi’s ‘government’
In spite of having no substantial physical political presence in Yemen, and no formal armed forces on the ground, the media is insistent on running with the same, tired expression of “the..
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Saudi Aramco set to pay banks only $64 million for record IPO

saudi aramco set to pay banks only $64 million for record ipo
Riyadh, Dubai: Saudi Aramco is poised to pay a combined $64 million to the banks that arranged the world’s largest initial public offering, a let-down for the Wall Street firms that pitched..
WorldNews - Published

Saudi Aramco reaches $2 trillion value in second day of trading

saudi aramco reaches $2 trillion value in second day of trading
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Shares in Saudi Aramco gained on the second day of trading Thursday, propelling the oil and gas company to a more than $2 trillion valuation, where it holds the title of the..
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Big surge for Saudi Aramco shares after record IPO

big surge for saudi aramco shares after record ipo
Riyadh/Dubai: Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10 per cent above their IPO price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday. The shares closed at 35.2 riyals ($9.39) each, up from..
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'Vindication' - Saudi Arabia hails 10% debut jump in Aramco shares

Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10% above their IPO price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, in a move hailed by the government as a vindication of its towering $2..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: Saudi Aramco's winding road to an IPO

Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10% above their initial public offering (IPO) price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, closing in on the $2 trillion valuation long sought..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Aramco shares soar as it becomes world's largest listed company

saudi aramco shares soar as it becomes world's largest listed company
On its debut the oil producer’s stock market valuation reached $1.88tn in early trading Saudi Aramco became the world’s largest listed company on Wednesday as shares in the state-backed oil..
WorldNews - Published

Boost for Saudi Arabia as Aramco shares surge 10% on debut

Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10% above their initial public offering (IPO) price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, closing in on the $2 trillion valuation long sought..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Aramco becomes world's most valuable public company

The oil giant Saudi Aramco has become the world's most valuable publicly-listed company, after its shares jumped 10 percent on its first day of trading in Riyadh. It had already raised more than $25..
France 24 - Published

Saudi Aramco shares jump 10% on stock market debut

Saudi Aramco shares opened up 10% on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, closing in on the $2 trillion valuation long sought by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Reuters - Published

Saudi King Salman calls for GCC unity against Iran

saudi king salman calls for gcc unity against iran
Saudi Arabia has called for unity between the six Gulf Co-operation Council members against a hostile Iran. King Salman made the comments as he addressed GCC leaders at the opening of the 40th GCC..
WorldNews - Published

Qatar emir not attending annual Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

qatar emir not attending annual gulf summit in saudi arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia --- Qatar's ruling emir is not attending the annual summit of Arab Gulf states being...
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Saudi prince's ambitions hinge on triumphant Aramco sale

saudi prince's ambitions hinge on triumphant aramco sale
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is expected to set a new record for the largest stock flotation in history on Wednesday with the sale of part of Aramco, the state-owned oil company valued at..
WorldNews - Published

Amid flurry of Saudi reforms, mocktails on order in execution square

For decades, criminals in Saudi Arabia were lined up after Friday prayers at a central Riyadh plaza and beheaded by sword in a gruesome public spectacle overseen by the religious police.
Reuters - Published

Qatar state minister for foreign affairs arrives in Riyadh: QNA

Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, state news agency QNA said, for a preparatory meeting ahead of an annual summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders that..
Reuters - Published

Biden campaign attacks Trump policy on Saudi Arabia, North Korea

biden campaign attacks trump policy on saudi arabia, north korea
By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign launched new attacks on Donald Trump on Sunday, advocating a reevaluation of U.S.-Saudi relations and calling North Korea's..
WorldNews - Published

Saudi Arabia to host World Snooker ranking event for first time

Saudi Arabia will host a ranking event in Riyadh for the first time next season after a 10-year deal was agreed with World Snooker.
BBC News - Published

No Riyadh rush as many global investors steer clear of Aramco IPO

The Saudi Aramco IPO was supposed to be a cornerstone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious plan to open the gates to foreign investment in the kingdom. But there's no sign of a stampede.
Reuters - Published

Saudi king invites Qatar emir to GCC summit

saudi king invites qatar emir to gcc summit
Doha: Saudi King Salman has invited Qatar’s emir to a meeting next week of the Gulf regional bloc in Riyadh, Qatari state media said Tuesday, without specifying if Doha had accepted. The invitation..
WorldNews - Published

Qatari foreign minister's Saudi visit seen easing Gulf rift

Qatar's foreign minister has made an unannounced visit to Riyadh, two sources told Reuters, amid signs that a 2-1/2-year rift among U.S.-allied Gulf Arab states could soon subside.
Reuters - Published

Saudi crown prince invites UAE to Riyadh G20 summit: state TV

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday invited the UAE to attend the G20 summit in Riyadh in November 2020, according to state TV.
Reuters - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan in Qatar calls for ‘swift’ end to Gulf crisis

turkey’s erdogan in qatar calls for ‘swift’ end to gulf crisis
Doha:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday said he hoped a dispute between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar would “swiftly” come to an end amid emerging signs of a possible breakthrough in the..
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Saudi king touts reforms, Aramco IPO in annual address

saudi king touts reforms, aramco ipo in annual address
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi King Salman touted his country’s reforms in his annual address Wednesday and stressed the importance of his government’s decision to publicly list shares of the..
WorldNews - Published

Saudi king blames Iran for 'chaos', says strikes failed to hurt kingdom's development

saudi king blames iran for 'chaos', says strikes failed to hurt kingdom's development
Saudi Arabia's King Salman struck a defiant note against the kingdom's enemies, saying on Wednesday that missile and drone strikes it blames on Iran had not halted development and reiterating that..
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Saudi king says kingdom seeks political settlement in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday the kingdom sought a political settlement in Yemen and hoped a recent agreement signed in Riyadh would open the door to broader peace talks.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia appoints property executive to head Riyadh royal commission

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday named Fahad Al-Rasheed as head of a royal commission to develop the capital Riyadh where the government has said it would spend 86 billion riyals ($23 billion) to boost the..
Reuters - Published

Football friendly: Lionel Messi scores on Argentina return to sink Brazil

football friendly: lionel messi scores on argentina return to sink brazil
Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh. The Barcelona forward was suspended by..
WorldNews - Published

Theatre performers 'stabbed during show' in Saudi capital Riyadh

A man wielding a knife attacked the performers during a live show in the Saudi capital, reports say.
BBC News - Published

Saudi king receives CIA chief in Riyadh: state media

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Riyadh, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

What driving means for women's future in Saudi Arabia

CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams is in Riyadh, where Sunday marked the first day that women can drive legally in Saudi Arabia. She has more on what the changing culture means for women in..
CBS News - Published

Factbox: Saudi Aramco - the oil colossus

The world's largest oil producer, Saudi Aramco, has announced its intention to float in Riyadh in what could be the biggest stock market listing in history.
Reuters - Published

Highlights of Saudi Aramco's intention to float

Saudi Arabia's state oil company kicked off its initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday by announcing its intention to float on the Riyadh bourse.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Aramco chairman says firm will continue to meet global oil supply demand post listing

Saudi Aramco's chairman Yasser al-Rumayyan said on Sunday the state oil giant would continue to meet its global oil supply demand after it lists on the Riyadh bourse.
Reuters - Published

Wrestling fans witness first women’s WWE match in Saudi Arabia

wrestling fans witness first women’s wwe match in saudi arabia
RIYADH: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Crown Jewel fans were ignited for a monumental evening. The loaded card for Riyadh Season was not the only treat in store for attendees. It also marked the..
WorldNews - Published

India, Saudi summit level meet every two years, says Indian envoy to Saudi Arabia

Speaking exclusively to our principal diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal in Riyadh, Sayeed said Indian foreign minister and trade minister will be meeting annually as part of the council.
DNA - Published

India's brand image all-time high, says Martin Sorrell, founder of world's largest advertisement company

Speaking to our principal diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal in Riyadh, Sorrell expressed confidence in the Indian economy saying any fall in growth is just "fluctuation"
DNA - Published

Stars Return to Saudi Investment Conference a Year After Khashoggi

A year after boycotting after the killing of a dissident journalist, the big names of business and politics return to Riyadh.
NYTimes.com - Published

Finance royalty descend on Saudi forum as Aramco listing looms

There was standing room only in the expansive halls of Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel on Tuesday as the world's financial royalty attended Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference,..
Reuters - Published

Cooperation on security issues between India, Saudi Arabia progressing well: PM Narendra Modi

India and Saudi Arabia share security concerns in their neighbourhood and their cooperation on security issues, said PM Narendra Modi. The PM is in Riyadh to attend a key financial conference. He is..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi to hold talks with Saudi king today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Riyadh for a two-day visit, is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Tuesday. Prime Minister Modi arrived..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi reaches Saudi Arabia; to hold important talks, deliver keynote address at 'Davos of Desert'

India and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed traditionally close and friendly relations, PM Modi said before leaving for Riyadh.
DNA - Published

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