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Saudi Arabia: Country in Western 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 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 enjoys one of the world's youngest populations; 50% of its 33.4 million people are under 25 years old.

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Saudi sisters flee domestic abuse and lack of rights

Two Saudi sisters have fled home for freedom abroad. Maha and Wafa al-Subaie say they suffered domestic abuse from their family and a lack of basic human rights in Saudi Arabia. Freelance journalist..
CBS News - Published

Saudi Arabia Negotiating to Buy U.S. Natural Gas From Sempra Energy

The deal would be Saudi Aramco’s first large purchase of American gas and signals that the country wants to extend its energy industry beyond oil.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

Threat Of Conflict Between United States & Iran Highlighted [Video]Threat Of Conflict Between United States & Iran Highlighted

According to a report by Reuters, threats of conflict between the United States and Iran have turned a spotlight on the places and ways their forces, proxies or allies could clash. Iran reportedly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Food Stolen From Thousands In War Torn Yemen [Video]Food Stolen From Thousands In War Torn Yemen

According to CNN, food is being stolen from over 16 million hungry people in Yemen. The UN suspects that supplies are being diverted away from famished children toward fighters or supporters of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Oil edges higher as OPEC+ says to stay the course [Video]Oil edges higher as OPEC+ says to stay the course

Oil prices edged up to near multi-week highs on Monday as OPEC indicated it was likely to maintain production cuts that have helped boost prices this year, while escalating Middle East tensions..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict [Video]Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the “official end” of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with “all..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Venezuela Oil Minister: Economy And Oil Under U.S. Siege [Video]Venezuela Oil Minister: Economy And Oil Under U.S. Siege

Reuters reports - Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Sunday his country’s economy and oil industry was under economic and financial siege by the U.S. government. he said in Jeddah, Saudi..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Saudi Energy Minister Says Attacks Put Security of Oil Supply At Risk [Video]Saudi Energy Minister Says Attacks Put Security of Oil Supply At Risk

According to Reuters, Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih on Sunday said that recent attacks on Saudi energy assets had put security of oil supply at risk but not affected his country’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Yemen war: Sanaa air raids victims slam Saudi-UAE coalition [Video]Yemen war: Sanaa air raids victims slam Saudi-UAE coalition

The Saudi-UAE-led coalition in Yemen now says it will investigate, what it calls, a possible accidental attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

Iran Denies Ties to Houthi Drone Attack On Saudi Oil Installations [Video]Iran Denies Ties to Houthi Drone Attack On Saudi Oil Installations

According to Reuters, Iran’s foreign ministry on Friday rejected accusations by Saudi Arabia that Tehran had ordered an attack on Saudi oil installations claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Qatar brings first newly-built 2022 World Cup stadium to life [Video]Qatar brings first newly-built 2022 World Cup stadium to life

Qatar opens the doors for its first completed newly-built stadium for World Cup 2022 and the second of its World Cup stadia ready for business after Khalifa Stadium.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Iran plays regional bully role and meddles in Arab affairs, says UAE [Video]Iran plays regional bully role and meddles in Arab affairs, says UAE

The UAE says that four commercial vessels were sabotaged in the incident, two of them Saudi oil tankers.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:00Published

Saudi-UAE coalition carries out deadly air raids on Yemen's Sanaa [Video]Saudi-UAE coalition carries out deadly air raids on Yemen's Sanaa

At least six killed and dozens injured as coalition jets hit residential areas and Houthi military sites in the capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Yemen's Sanaa strikes: Coalition jets hit Houthi targets [Video]Yemen's Sanaa strikes: Coalition jets hit Houthi targets

The Saudi-UAE coalition launches air attacks on rebel Houthi targets near the Yemeni capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:48Published

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Escalating Tensions [Video]Iran Accuses U.S. Of Escalating Tensions

CNN reports Senior Iranian officials warned the US against conflict Tuesday, as Russia's foreign minister spoke of a "downward spiral" and the US narrative of a deepening threat from Iran was..

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Who Is The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia? [Video]Who Is The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia?

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman will become king after his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud dies. According to Business Insider, Prince Mohammed is known for his love of luxurious items. For..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Saudi oil pipeline hit by drone attacks [Video]Saudi oil pipeline hit by drone attacks

Saudi Arabia says an oil pipeline has been hit by bomb-carrying drones, just days after four tankers were attacked at anchor off the UAE. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Analysis: Saudi says oil stations attacked by Houthi drones [Video]Analysis: Saudi says oil stations attacked by Houthi drones

Two Aramco oil pump stations targeted; Houthi-run media said the group launched drone attacks on Saudi installations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:12Published

Saudi Arabia Says Oil Facilities Outside Riyadh Attacked [Video]Saudi Arabia Says Oil Facilities Outside Riyadh Attacked

Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a “cowardly” act of terrorism. The attack comes two days after Saudi oil tankers were..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Oil tankers attacked near UAE waters: Saudi Arabia [Video]Oil tankers attacked near UAE waters: Saudi Arabia

Tensions escalate near the Strait of Hormuz after what the UAE called “sabotage attacks" on four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Saudi Arabia Says Its Oil Tankers Among Those Hit Off UAE Coast [Video]Saudi Arabia Says Its Oil Tankers Among Those Hit Off UAE Coast

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The attack, an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Iyad el-Baghdadi faces threat from Saudi Arabia [Video]Iyad el-Baghdadi faces threat from Saudi Arabia

Activist says Norwegian authorities put him into protective custody because 'the Saudis have a crosshairs on me'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:18Published

Two Saudi oil tankers among 'sabotaged' ships off UAE coast [Video]Two Saudi oil tankers among 'sabotaged' ships off UAE coast

Saudi Arabia's energy minister says two Saudi oil tankers hit in 'sabotage attack' off UAE have 'significant damage'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:38Published

Saudi Arabia says oil tankers attacked near UAE waters [Video]Saudi Arabia says oil tankers attacked near UAE waters

Tensions escalate near the Strait of Hormuz after what the UAE called “sabotage attacks" on four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader [Video]Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader

According to a report by Reuters, Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Yemen's Houthis Begin To Withdraw From Hodeidah Ports Reviving Hopes For Peace [Video]Yemen's Houthis Begin To Withdraw From Hodeidah Ports Reviving Hopes For Peace

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Yemen's Houthi movement started withdrawing forces from Saleef port in Hodeidah under a UN-sponsored deal that had been stalled for months, reviving hopes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Amid protests, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo [Video]Amid protests, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo

Saudi vessel that was due to load arms sets sail without them amid protests over use of French-made weapons in Yemen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

 

Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend U.S.-led Palestine investment meeting

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, part of U.S. President Donald Trump's..
Reuters - Published

Yemen’s Houthis launch drone attack on Saudi's Najran airport: Al Masirah TV

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched a drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Najran airport, the group’s Al Masirah TV said early on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi cabinet affirms desire to avoid war, stabilize oil markets

Saudi Arabia's council of ministers reiterated the country's commitment to balancing global oil markets and preventing regional conflict amid tensions between Iran and the United States, state media..
Reuters - Published

Airbus seeks resolution to German arms export row: CEO

Airbus is in discussions to try to find solutions to a row with the German government over a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia that threatens a border security contract, Chief Executive Guillaume..
Reuters - Published

Top Saudi official: "Very strange" Congress trying to curtail allies

Margaret Brennan sat down with top Saudi official Adel Al-Jubeir for an interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation"
CBS News - Published

Yemen's Houthis step up drone attacks on Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia this week in a resurgence of tactics that had largely subsided since late last year amid United Nations-led peace..
Reuters - Published

Yemen’s Houthi drone targeted civilian facility: Saudi coalition

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement targeted an arms depot at Najran airport in Saudi Arabia which caused a fire to break out in the facility, the group's Al Masirah TV said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Two Arab journalists detained for months in Saudi Arabia: media watchdog

Saudi Arabia has been holding two Arab journalists for several months, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Monday, amid ongoing international scrutiny of the kingdom's human..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi missiles in Mecca province

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it had intercepted two missiles in Mecca province fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who earlier denied having targeted Islam's holiest site.
Reuters - Published

Italy unions refuse to load Saudi ship in protest over Yemen war

Italian unions refused on Monday to load electricity generators onto a Saudi Arabian ship with weapons on board in a protest against the war in Yemen.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis deny targeting Mecca with ballistic missiles

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement denied Saudi media reports on Monday that it had fired a ballistic missile toward Mecca, Islam's holiest site, at a time of heightened tensions between Tehran and..
Reuters - Published

Qatar not invited to emergency Arab summits in Saudi Arabia: Qatari official

Qatar has not been invited to two regional summits called to discuss attacks on Saudi oil assets, a Foreign Ministry official said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength"..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthi group says will target UAE, Saudi vital military facilities

Yemen's Houthi group said targeting Saudi Aramco's installations last week was the beginning of military operations against 300 vital military targets, Houthi-controled SABA news agency said on Sunday,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said on Sunday,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi minister denies activist Baghdadi faced any Saudi threat

A senior Saudi official denied the authorities posed any threat to prominent Palestinian human rights campaigner Iyad al-Baghdadi, who has said the Norwegian security services warned him of a threat..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says does not want war but ready to respond with 'all strength'

Saudi Arabia will do its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination," following last week's attacks on Saudi oil tankers and installations, a..
Reuters - Published

Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo: ministry

Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Saudi Media Ministry..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia to convene Arab leaders over recent attacks

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates,..
Reuters - Published

Iran denies ties to Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil installations

Iran's foreign ministry on Friday rejected accusations by Saudi Arabia that Tehran had ordered an attack on Saudi oil installations claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a..
Reuters - Published

‘Nothing Has Been Done’: Khashoggi’s Fiancée Urges Action Against Saudi Arabia

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, implored lawmakers in wrenching testimony to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the columnist’s murder.
NYTimes.com - Published

'The world still has not done anything,' says slain Saudi journalist's fiancee

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipeline

Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Thursday accused Iran of ordering an attack on Saudi oil pumping stations that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Vice Minister of Defense says Houthis are Iranian 'tool'

Saudi Arabia's Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman said in a tweet on Thursday that the Houthi attacks against Aramco's facilities showed that the group was an Iranian tool which Tehran used to..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa, casualties reported

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks on..
Reuters - Published

Houthi drone attacks in Saudi are 'war crime': Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said it considers this week's drone attacks by Houthis on Saudi oil installations a "war crime", Al Arabiya news channel reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launches air strikes on Sanaa

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday, after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks on..
Reuters - Published

UAE says committed to Yemen peace deal but will retaliate to Houthi attacks

A Saudi-led military coalition will "retaliate hard" for any attacks by Yemen's Houthi movement on Saudi Arabia but remains committed to a U.N.-sponsored peace deal in the main port city of Hodeidah, a..
Reuters - Published

UAE says to show restraint after tanker attacks, Iran must change behavior

The United Arab Emirates will show restraint after attacks on Saudi oil tankers off its coast and is committed to de-escalation during a "difficult situation" caused by Iranian behavior in the region,..
Reuters - Published

Fighting grips Yemen's Hodeidah port, complicating peace moves

Houthi fighters and Saudi-backed pro-government forces battled in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday, breaching a ceasefire and potentially complicating a troop withdrawal agreement intended to..
Reuters - Published

Tanker attacks near UAE expose weaknesses in Gulf Arab security

Attacks on Saudi tankers and other vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this week expose vulnerabilities in the security of a key oil-shipping route amid rising tensions between the United..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-backed Yemen forces attack Houthi sites: Al Arabiya

Forces of the internationally recognized Yemeni government, which is backed by a Saudi-led coalition, killed 97 Houthi forces and captured 120 in the governorate of Al-Dhalea, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya..
Reuters - Published

As Saudi society liberalizes, it reckons with hardline past

The Islamist takeover of Mecca's Grand Mosque in 1979 has been turned into a television drama, spotlighting a controversial narrative Saudi Arabia is using to support social changes once deemed..
Reuters - Published

Saudi oil facilities attacked, U.S. sees threat in Iraq from Iran-backed forces

Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. military said it was braced for..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says 'terrorist attack' on oil tankers raises new security concerns

Saudi Arabia's cabinet called the "terrorist attack" against two Saudi oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates' territorial waters a threat to maritime safety, saying it reflected poorly on regional..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says pipeline sabotage targets kingdom, global oil supply

Saudi Arabia's cabinet said sabotage operations against two East-West oil pipeline pumping stations on Tuesday targeted not only the kingdom but the security of global oil supplies and the world..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih Al-Falih vowed that production and export of Saudi oil wouldn't be interrupted
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Saudi Arabia oil facilities attacked, U.S.-Iran tensions flare

Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after four Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the..
Reuters - Published

Iran involved in attacks on Saudi oil tankers?

U.S. investigators believe Iran, or groups backed by Iran, are behind attacks on four oil tankers in the Persian Gulf region. The incidents come amid growing tensions. Imtiaz Tyab reports.
CBS News - Published

Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadh attacked

Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy urges response 'short of war' to Gulf tankers attack

The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia said Washington should take what he called "reasonable responses short of war" after it had determined who was behind attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the..
Reuters - Published

Houthi-run TV says Yemeni group targeted vital Saudi installations

A television station run by Yemen's Houthi group said on Tuesday the Iran-aligned movement had launched drone attacks on vital Saudi installations, without identifying the targets or saying when the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi oil tankers among those attacked off UAE amid Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies..
Reuters - Published

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