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Saudi Arabia: Country in Western Asia
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a sovereign state 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 the Middle East, 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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U.S. brings squadron to Saudi Arabia as tensions rise with Iran

Iran’s actions have the Pentagon preparing for the worst. David Martin reports from the Middle East.
CBS News - Published

Saudi minister says Iran's actions are unacceptable

Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Sunday that Iran must be aware its actions, including the detention of a British ship, are completely unacceptable.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

Iran Releases Video Of Troops Capturing UK Tanker In 'Hostile Act' [Video]Iran Releases Video Of Troops Capturing UK Tanker In 'Hostile Act'

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday. Reuters reports the UK rejects Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Defying Trump, US House votes to block Saudi arms sales [Video]Defying Trump, US House votes to block Saudi arms sales

Measures related to $8bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia now go to Trump, who is expected to veto the resolutions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia [Video]Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia

SHOWS: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (FILE NOVEMBER 2016) (TOP RANK - ACCESS ALL) 1. MANNY PACQUIAO WEIGHING IN FOR FIGHT AGAINST JESSIE VARGAS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE OCTOBER

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Khan v Pacquiao appears set for Saudi Arabia date [Video]Khan v Pacquiao appears set for Saudi Arabia date

Amir Khan claims he and Manny Pacquiao have both signed up for a fight and is targeting a meeting in Saudi Arabia later this year. The 32-year-old Briton says the pair have both agreed terms, with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

APEX Racing win Turin Drone race [Video]APEX Racing win Turin Drone race

APEX Racing move up to second place in the Drone Champions League standings after beating overall leaders XBlade Running in Turin.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

US House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes [Video]US House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

House passes defence bill with amendments addressing Iran, Saudi arm sales and Yemen. Trump has threatened a veto.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Yemenis protest against severe fuel shortage [Video]Yemenis protest against severe fuel shortage

Hundreds of Yemenis have been protesting outside the UN office in Sanaa demanding action against fuel restrictions imposed by Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

UAE to reduce troop presence in Yemen: Reports [Video]UAE to reduce troop presence in Yemen: Reports

Emirati official reportedly says move is part of transition from military to 'peace-first' strategy and Saudi Arabia was consulted.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Wall Street drops as Apple slumps [Video]Wall Street drops as Apple slumps

U.S. stocks fell Monday as Apple shares dropped following a broker downgrade. As Fred Katayama reports, investors also weighed chances of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later..

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Dominic Kane's ASLIVE at Vienna [Video]Dominic Kane's ASLIVE at Vienna

The powerful Saudi-dominated oil cartel faces US shale production fuelling low prices.

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UK's May says Iran must uphold nuclear deal obligations [Video]UK's May says Iran must uphold nuclear deal obligations

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday that escalating tensions in the Gulf is not in anyone's interest and that all sides needed to work together "to counter Iran's destabilising..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Trump calls MBS 'friend,' is silent on Khashoggi [Video]Trump calls MBS 'friend,' is silent on Khashoggi

President Donald Trump says he appreciated Saudi Arabia's purchase of U.S. military equipment, calling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a "friend of mine" who had worked to open up the country with..

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Trump and MBS, together on G20 stage [Video]Trump and MBS, together on G20 stage

U.S. President Donald Trump chatted with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday, during the traditional G20 group photo in Osaka. Their meeting came shortly after the realease of a report by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

'Time to act': UN expert urges international Khashoggi probe [Video]'Time to act': UN expert urges international Khashoggi probe

Agnes Callamard says Saudi trial of suspects in Khashoggi killing not being carried out in 'good faith'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:45Published

Analysis: UN rapporteur criticises Saudi’s Khashoggi murder probe [Video]Analysis: UN rapporteur criticises Saudi’s Khashoggi murder probe

Agnes Callamard says Saudi investigation has not examined who may have ordered Khashoggi's murder.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 24:14Published

Theresa May faces heat over Saudi arms sales at PMQs [Video]Theresa May faces heat over Saudi arms sales at PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn challenged the prime minister about the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is engaged in the war in Yemen.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:41Published

Saudi Crown Prince MBS visits Seoul for trade deals [Video]Saudi Crown Prince MBS visits Seoul for trade deals

South Korea tries to become a key player in Saudi Arabia's restructuring of its economy away from a reliance on oil.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Hatice Cengiz: UN 'must take action now' over Khashoggi's murder [Video]Hatice Cengiz: UN 'must take action now' over Khashoggi's murder

Fiancee of slain reporter says Saudi Arabia acted in 'scandalous' manner by trying to eliminate evidence of killing.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

U.S. Seeks Funds For Middle East Peace Plan [Video]U.S. Seeks Funds For Middle East Peace Plan

MANAMA (Reuters) - The Trump administration prepared to launch its $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace in Bahrain on Tuesday but the Palestinian leadership reiterated its disdain..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in protest at Kushner's economic peace plan [Video]Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in protest at Kushner's economic peace plan

Palestinians staged protests on Tuesday across the West Bank and Gaza as the first stage of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan was launched at a conference the White House touts as a bid..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Mike Pompeo Talks To Gulf Arab Allies About Iran And Maritime Security [Video]Mike Pompeo Talks To Gulf Arab Allies About Iran And Maritime Security

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with Gulf Arab allies. Pompeo took a trip to the region after President Donald Trump called off a military strike in the area...

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Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport: reports [Video]Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport: reports

Yemen's Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday (June 23) that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

U.S. 'Very Pleased' That Saudi Arabia Ensuring Well-Supplied Oil Market [Video]U.S. 'Very Pleased' That Saudi Arabia Ensuring Well-Supplied Oil Market

According to Reuters, a U.S. official said on Friday said that the United States is “very pleased” that Saudi Arabia is making sure that the global oil market is well supplied. The statement comes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Turkey's Erdogan Says Khashoggi's Killers Will Pay the Price, Be Held Accountable [Video]Turkey's Erdogan Says Khashoggi's Killers Will Pay the Price, Be Held Accountable

According to Reuters, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will pay the price and be held accountable. Earlier on Wednesday,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. Envoy: America And Iran Must Use Diplomacy, Not Military Force [Video]U.S. Envoy: America And Iran Must Use Diplomacy, Not Military Force

The United States envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, said on Friday it was important America does everything it can to de-escalate tensions with Iran. According to Reuters, Hook spoke at a news conference in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

 

Iran thanks Saudi Arabia for release of its oil tanker Happiness 1: Fars

Iran said on Sunday it appreciated Saudi Arabia's efforts in the return of an Iranian ship that had docked at Jeddah port because of technical problems in May, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted..
Reuters - Published

Iranian ship repaired in Saudi Arabia heads back to Iran

An Iranian ship which had gone to Jeddah port in Saudi Arabia because of technical problems in May is heading back to Iran, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says evacuated crew member of Iranian ship sent to Oman: SPA

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship who was previously evacuated for medical reasons from a vessel off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, to Oman.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition starts operation to target military positions in Sanaa

The Saudi-led coalition said it started an operation to target military positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to state TV early on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia

The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional..
Reuters - Published

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA

Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy

Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United Nations says at least 1 million..
Reuters - Published

U.N. calls out Saudi Arabia, UAE for not paying Yemen aid pledges

United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of millions of dollars they pledged five..
Reuters - Published

Pence calls on Saudi Arabia to release critic of Islam

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called out ally Saudi Arabia for the suppression of religious liberties and urged it to release Raif Badawi, a blogger imprisoned for criticizing Islam.
Reuters - Published

U.S. to Send About 500 More Troops to Saudi Arabia

The roughly 500 troops are part of a broader tranche of forces sent to the region in recent months after tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated.
NYTimes.com - Published

Nicki Minaj pulls out; Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent in for Saudi festival

Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the Jeddah World Fest lineup after Nicki Minaj pulled out of it.
USATODAY.com - Published

House votes to block Trump administration's weapons deal with Saudi Arabia amid veto threat

The vote highlights backlash against a weapons deal for $8.1 billion in bombs, precision-guided missiles and other weapons to the Saudis and its allies.
USATODAY.com - Published

House Votes to Block Arms Sales to Gulf Nations, Setting Up Trump’s Third Veto

The measures would block the sale of billions of dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. No other foreign policy issue has made as big a rift between the president and Congress.
NYTimes.com - Published

Yemen's Houthis say they launched drone attack on Saudi's Jizan airport

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it launched a drone attack on Jizan airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia early on Wednesday, part of an escalation of cross-border assaults in the 4-year-old..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drones targeting Abha and Jizan airports

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted and downed three drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards the southwestern Saudi cities of Jizan and Abha, state TV reported on..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni Houthis say they have attacked airbase in Saudi city of Khamis Mushait

A Yemeni Houthi military spokesman said on Tuesday that Houthi forces had attacked the King Khalid air base near the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait with drones, the Houthi al-Masirah TV..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition intercepts drones launched by Yemen's Houthis: state TV

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted two drones in Yemeni airspace on Tuesday that had been launched by Yemeni Houthi forces toward the Saudi city of Jizan, Saudi state TV said.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis target Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport: Al Masirah TV

Yemen's Houthi military spokesman said the group has targeted drone hangars in Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport, the Houthis' Al-Masirah TV reported on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Iran's foreign minister says talks on ballistic missiles with US possible

Mohammad Javad Zarif offered an initially high price for such negotiations – the halt of American arms sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two key U.S. allies in the Persian..
USATODAY.com - Published

Saudi vice minister of defense says met with U.N. envoy to Yemen

Saudi vice minister of defense Khalid bin Salman stressed Saudi support for a political solution in Yemen in a meeting with U.N. special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Woman in Saudi Arabia loses custody battle despite alleged abuse

A Saudi court rejected her testimony because she did not have male witnesses backing her up
CBS News - Published

Saudi Arabia to support indebted Lebanon, say ex-PMs after meeting king

Saudi Arabia is preparing to support Lebanon through its economic challenges, three Lebanese ex-premiers indicated after meeting Saudi King Salman in Jeddah on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Former Lebanon PM in Saudi: Saudi Arabia to support Lebanon

Saudi Arabia will "extend a hand of support to Lebanon" as it faces challenges, Lebanese ex-Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting the Saudi king along with two other Lebanese former..
Reuters - Published

Why China is the "Saudi Arabia" of data

Kai-Fu Lee tells Scott Pelley that Chinese internet users "are not scrutinizing the protection of privacy as much as the American users."
CBS News - Published

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