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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 suspends issuing electronic tourist visas for several countries: SPA

The Saudi ministry of tourism temporarily suspended on Thursday issuing electronic tourist visas for those coming from China, Italy, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Kazakhstan, the Saudi news..
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Saudi Arabia bars pilgrims and tourists amid coronavirus

Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed its borders to foreign "umrah" pilgrims and to tourists from at least 25 countries where the new coronavirus has been found.
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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..

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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..

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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,..

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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.

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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

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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..

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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

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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..

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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..

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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

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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.

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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..

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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

 

Indonesia seeks Saudi help over suspension of entry for Umrah pilgrimage

Indonesia's foreign minister on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to allow its citizens to continue their Umrah pilgrimage after hundreds were stranded at Jakarta airport when the kingdom suspended foreign..
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Emirates won't fly Umrah pilgrims, some tourists to Saudi due to coronavirus outbreak

Emirates airline said it would no longer carry to Saudi Arabia passengers with Umrah pilgrimage visas or tourists from nearly two dozen countries until further notice, in compliance with a Saudi..
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U.N.'s Bachelet urges Saudi to release women activists, uphold rights

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet urged Saudi Arabia on Thursday to uphold freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly and review convictions of activists, religious leaders and journalists as..
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Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah, visits to Al Masjid Al Nabawy amid coronavirus

Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry to the kingdom for the Umrah Islamic pilgrimage and visits to al Masjid Al Nabawy in Medina, the ministry of foreign affairs announced on Twitter on Thursday..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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,..
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Yemen's air strikes 'kill 31 civilians' after Saudi jet crash

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 flare-up of..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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

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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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Saudi Arabia blocks Iran from Islamic grouping's meeting: Tehran

Saudi Arabia has barred an Iranian delegation from an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Jeddah on Monday where U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be discussed,..
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Oman and Saudi state airline Saudia suspend flights to China over virus

Oman and the state airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudia, both suspended flights to China on Sunday in reaction to the coronavirus epidemic.
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Saudi Arabia evacuates 10 students from China's Wuhan: Saudi state TV

Saudi Arabia has evacuated 10 students from the Chinese city of Wuhan where the new coronavirus outbreak began, Saudi state television reported on Sunday citing a Saudi diplomat.
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Yemen's Houthis say recent attacks on Aramco, airports in response to air strikes

Yemen's Houthi military spokesman said on Friday the group had launched 26 rocket attacks in the past week against airports in southern Saudi Arabia, facilities belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco and..
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Turkey's Erdogan criticizes Arab silence over U.S. Middle East plan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticized Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab nations for not speaking out against the U.S. Middle East plan which he said endorsed the Israeli annexation of..
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Yemen's Houthis say they fired at Aramco, other Saudi targets

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had fired rocket and drone strikes at Saudi targets including Aramco oil facilities, the group's first claim of such attacks since it offered..
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Yemen's Houthis say they targeted Saudi Aramco facilities in Jizan

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had carried out operations targeting facilities belonging to Saudi Aramco in Jizan on the Red Sea, but there was no immediate confirmation from..
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King Salman reassures Saudi Arabia's commitment to the Palestinian issue

Saudi Arabia's King Salman reassured the Kingdom's commitment to the Palestinian issue and Palestinian rights, in a phone call with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, the Saudi state news agency..
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Saudi Arabia reaffirms support for solution to Palestinian issue: foreign ministry

Saudi Arabia reaffirmed late on Tuesday its support to all efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, according to a statement by the foreign ministry published by..
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Saudi minister says Israeli passport holders cannot visit: CNN

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Israelis were not welcome to visit the kingdom after Israel decreed that Saudi citizens could visit its territory under certain circumstances, CNN reported on..
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Saudi Arabia, UAE caution oil market against gloom over China virus

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, on Monday urged caution against "gloomy expectations" regarding the possible impact of the spread of the coronavirus on the global economy and oil demand.
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Oman says supports Saudi readiness to react to virus impact on oil market

Oman's energy minister Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhy told Reuters on Monday he fully supported Saudi Arabia's readiness to react to any impact the new coronavirus could have on the oil market.
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Saudi energy minister says confident China can contain, eradicate new coronavirus

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud said on Monday the kingdom was closely monitoring developments in global oil markets resulting from “gloomy expectations” over..
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Bears' Twitter hacked: No, there's not new ownership and Khalil Mack wasn't traded for $1

Group claiming to be a Saudi-based security company falsely announces Bears' change in ownership and agrees to trade Khalil Mack for $1.
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Israel approves travel to Saudi under limited circumstances

Israel on Sunday announced that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain conditions.
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U.N. says officials barred from using WhatsApp since June 2019 over security

United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the..
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Saudi Arabia denies case of coronavirus infection

A Saudi health ministry affiliate said on Thursday there were no cases of coronavirus in the kingdom, denying earlier reports of an expatriate resident being infected.
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