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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 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 opens tourist visas to U.S., European visa holders

Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU's Schengen zone, expanding eligibility beyond..
Reuters - Published

Putin offers to help ease Gulf tensions before Saudi trip

Russia can play a positive role in easing tensions in the Gulf following a spate of attacks in the region, President Vladimir Putin said in comments published on Sunday before his first visit to Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

Imran Khan in Iran: Hopes to defuse Saudi tensions [Video]Imran Khan in Iran: Hopes to defuse Saudi tensions

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has met with Iran's president in Tehran.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:26Published

Watch: Can Imran Khan be mediator between Iran and Saudi Arabia? [Video]Watch: Can Imran Khan be mediator between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Can Imran Khan be mediator between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:21Published

Trump says Saudi Arabia will pay the U.S.for sending more troops [Video]Trump says Saudi Arabia will pay the U.S.for sending more troops

Speaking to reporters on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

U.S. to deploy large number of forces to Saudi Arabia [Video]U.S. to deploy large number of forces to Saudi Arabia

The United States announced on Friday a new, large deployment of forces to Saudi Arabia to help bolster the kingdom's defenses following the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Explosion on an Iranian oil tanker has set the vessel on fire near Saudi port city of Jeddah: report [Video]Explosion on an Iranian oil tanker has set the vessel on fire near Saudi port city of Jeddah: report

Iran state media reports of an oil tanker, which belongs to Iran state oil company suffered an explosion near the port of Jeddah, in the Red Sea.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe [Video]Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at the European Union and Arab powers Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Tuesday, which have voiced opposition to Turkey’s operation against Kurdish fighters in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Saudi Arabia Reverses Strict Hotel Rules In A Bid To Increase Tourism [Video]Saudi Arabia Reverses Strict Hotel Rules In A Bid To Increase Tourism

Saudi Arabia has gone one step further in its bid to encourage international tourists. Last month, the Saudi Kingdom announced the launch of a tourist visa program, opening up the country to mass..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

How Staffers Felt After Trump's Calls With Putin, Saudi Arabia [Video]How Staffers Felt After Trump's Calls With Putin, Saudi Arabia

Senior Trump administration staffers have reportedly been horrified and unsurprised by the President's behavior for his entire term. According to Business Insider, one such occasion was a call in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:07Published

Jamal Khashoggi memorial: Tribute to slain Saudi journalist [Video]Jamal Khashoggi memorial: Tribute to slain Saudi journalist

Hatice Cengiz, friends, Agnes Callamard and Jeff Bezos attend solemn memorial in honour of slain journalist.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:26Published

Khashoggi's fiancee awaits answers a year on [Video]Khashoggi's fiancee awaits answers a year on

At a memorial marking a year since journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder shocked the world, his fiancee, Cengiz Hatice, still has more questions than answers. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Saudi energy minister says country has showed resilience after oil attacks [Video]Saudi energy minister says country has showed resilience after oil attacks

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Abdulaziz Bin Salman has said his country has shown resilience following attacks on its oil plants. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

'I thought I would become Jamal's wife. Instead I became the last witness before a murder' - Khashoggi's fiancee [Video]'I thought I would become Jamal's wife. Instead I became the last witness before a murder' - Khashoggi's fiancee

One year after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his fiancee Hatice Cengiz remembers the day her life changed. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Watch live: Friends of Jamal Khashoggi mark one year anniversary of his murder [Video]Watch live: Friends of Jamal Khashoggi mark one year anniversary of his murder

Last year, Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered. One year later, his fiancée says she still has questions for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:24Published

World silent on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder a year on [Video]World silent on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder a year on

World heads have yet to cut diplomatic ties, impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia a year after Khashoggi's murder.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:10Published

French activists stage stunt at Saudi consulate over Khashoggi killing [Video]French activists stage stunt at Saudi consulate over Khashoggi killing

Two-dozen Reporters Without Borders (RSF) activists dropped dismembered mannequins outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in France. It was to mark a year since the killing of US-based journalist Jamal..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Houthis 'release' hundreds of prisoners [Video]Houthis 'release' hundreds of prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Reports: Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners [Video]Reports: Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:00Published

Saudi crown prince denies ordering Khashoggi killing: Interview [Video]Saudi crown prince denies ordering Khashoggi killing: Interview

Mohammad bin Salman replies 'absolutely not' when asked on CBS 60 Minutes if he ordered journalist's murder a year ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 09:01Published

Saudi crown prince warns of soaring oil prices [Video]Saudi crown prince warns of soaring oil prices

Saudi Arabia's crown prince warns in a 60 Minutes interview that oil prices could spike over tensions with Iran, and denies involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi nearly one year..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Saudi Crown Prince Says He Wished For A Political Solution To Iran [Video]Saudi Crown Prince Says He Wished For A Political Solution To Iran

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned that oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers.” According to Reuters, he said this would happen if the world does not come together to stop Iran...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Yemen's Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video

Saudi Arabia has not yet responded to a Houthi claim that 500 of its forces were killed or wounded in major attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Houthis release pictures showing assault on Saudi troops [Video]Houthis release pictures showing assault on Saudi troops

Houthi rebels have released pictures of an assault that they say was conducted inside Saudi Arabia. They claim to have captured thousands of enemy soldiers, including Saudi troops.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:53Published

Yemen's foreign minister blames Iran in UNGA speech [Video]Yemen's foreign minister blames Iran in UNGA speech

Condemnation comes as Iran-backed Houthi rebels claim thousands of Saudi-backed fighters have surrendered following cross-border attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:12Published

 

Putin says no reliable information about who attacked Saudi oil plants

Russian President Vladimir Putin said before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in more than a decade that Moscow could play a key role in easing regional tensions given its good ties with Sunni Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says it is not behind Iranian tanker struck in Red Sea

A Saudi minister said on Sunday that Riyadh was not behind a suspected strike against an Iranian-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea, which Iranian state-run television said was hit on Friday by missiles..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's Khan says he will try to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks

Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding that he will travel on to Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Putin says a new Syrian constitution should guarantee all groups' rights: Arabiya

Russian President Vladimir Putin said any new constitution that is drawn up for Syria should guarantee the rights of all ethnic and religions groups. Putin was speaking in an interview with Arab..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Russia can play key role in Middle East, has good Iran ties: Arabiya

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia can play a key role in the Middle East as it has good relations with Iran and the Arab world, he told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV in an interview broadcast on..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Russia has "very friendly" relations with Saudi crown prince

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday his country has "very friendly personal relations" with Saudi Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman, on his first visit to the kingdom in..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin says global oil inventories need cutting to 'reasonable level': Arabiya

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday global oil inventories need cutting to "reasonable levels" and that attacks in recent months on tankers in the Gulf and Saudi oil facilities will..
Reuters - Published

Saudi king approves U.S. military deployment: SPA

Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince have approved the deployment of additional U.S. troops and equipment, after an attack last month on the kingdom's oil facilities, state news agency SPA reported on..
Reuters - Published

Iran says ready for talks with Saudi, with or without mediation

Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says it received distress message from damaged Iranian tanker: SPA

Saudi Arabia said it received a distress message on Friday from a damaged Iranian tanker in the Red Sea but the vessel kept moving and switched off its transponder before it could provide assistance,..
Reuters - Published

Leakage from targeted Iran tanker halted as it heads for Gulf: Iranian media

Leakage of cargo from an Iranian-owned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf, the semi-official Iranian news agency Mehr..
Reuters - Published

Trump on red line with Turkey: 'We'll see'

President Donald Trump wouldn't say Friday what the red line would be triggering sanctions to be implemented against Turkey, responding only, 'we'll see." Trump also told reporters the U.S. is sending..
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. says deploying more forces to Saudi Arabia to counter Iran threat

The United States announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia on Friday to bolster the kingdom's defenses after the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which..
Reuters - Published

Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles: Iranian media reports

An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon to send 3,000 troops, fighter jets to Saudi Arabia to confront threat from Iran

The deployment adds to the 11,000 troops sent to the region since May to bolster the presence in the Middle East.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. to deploy large number of forces to Saudi Arabia

The United States announced on Friday a new, large deployment of forces to Saudi Arabia to help bolster the kingdom's defenses following the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon confirms large deployment of troops to Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon said on Friday it was planning to send a large number of additional forces and equipment to Saudi Arabia, including air defenses and fighter aircraft.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.S. to send more troops, possibly thousands, to Saudi Arabia - sources

The United States is planning to send a large number of additional forces, possibly thousands, to Saudi Arabia following the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan PM heading to Iran after U.S. mediation request

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is heading for Tehran, two government officials said on Friday, weeks after the United States asked him to help mediate between long-time regional foes Saudi Arabia..
Reuters - Published

Iran claims one of its oil tankers was hit by two missiles

Iran says two missiles hit an Iranian tanker overnight off the coast of Saudi Arabia, in a new escalation of tensions in the region. Iran's state-run news agency says the ship was sailing near the..
CBS News - Published

Russia: too early to assign blame for explosion on Iranian tanker: RIA

Russia's foreign ministry on Friday said it was too early to assign blame for an explosion on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, the RIA news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Iran says attacked oil tanker still in Red Sea, will change route: ISNA

Iran said it will change the route of its Sabiti oil tanker after the vessel was attacked by two missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA reported.
Reuters - Published

Iran says oil tanker "probably" hit by missiles off Saudi Arabia

Iranian state-owned tanker company says two separate explosions were "probably caused by missile strikes" off Saudi port of Jiddah
CBS News - Published

Iran oil tanker hit by two missiles off Saudi coast: Iranian state media

An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck by two missiles off the Saudi port of Jeddah on Friday, Iranian state television reported, quoting the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) which owns the vessel.
Reuters - Published

Explosion sets ablaze Iranian oil tanker near Saudi port: Iranian state media

An explosion set ablaze an Iranian oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iranian state media reported on Friday, adding that experts suspected it was a "terrorist attack".
Reuters - Published

Iran says two missiles struck oil tanker, causing explosion: state TV

Two missiles struck the Iran-owned Sinopa oil tanker setting it ablaze off the Saudi port of Jeddah, Iranian state TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Attacks, incidents heightening Gulf tensions since May

An explosion set ablaze an Iranian oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iranian state media reported on Friday, adding that experts suspected it was a "terrorist attack".
Reuters - Published

Explosion sets Iran-owned oil tanker on fire near Saudi port city: ISNA

An explosion has set an Iranian oil tanker on fire near the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA reported on Friday, adding that experts believed it was a "terrorist attack".
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis offer Saudi-backed government new prisoner swap deal

The Houthi movement in control of Yemen's capital on Thursday offered the internationally recognized Yemeni government a prisoner swap involving 2,000 detainees after the group unilaterally freed..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan Prime Minister Khan likely to visit Iran: foreign office

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran, the foreign office in Islamabad said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Top Saudi official holds talks with U.S. state, defense secretaries

Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister said on Thursday he discussed regional security and military cooperation with senior U.S. government officials at a time of heightened tension with Iran following..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia condemns the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria: State TV

Saudi Arabia condemned on Wednesday the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria, state TV cited an official source in the Saudi foreign ministry as saying.
Reuters - Published

U.S. to increase military presence in Saudi Arabia, UAE

The Trump administration, which has blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi oil fields, has tightened economic sanctions on the country. On Friday it was announced that the U.S. will deploy American troops to..
CBS News - Published

Saudi Aramco CEO says output stood at 9.9 million in October

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities have had no impact on Saudi Aramco's position ahead of a planned partial stock market listing, its Chief Executive Amin Nasser told an Oil & Money conference on..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Aramco chief: attacks may continue without international response

Attacks such as the one on Saudi oil facilities which last month sent oil prices up by as much 20% may continue if there is no concerted international response, Saudi Aramco's Chief Executive Amin..
Reuters - Published

UAE pulls some forces from Yemen's Aden as deal nears to end standoff: witnesses

The United Arab Emirates pulled some of its forces from Yemen's southern port of Aden on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, as a Saudi-led military coalition works to end a power struggle between..
Reuters - Published

Sudan has received half the $3 billion promised by Saudi Arabia and UAE

Sudan has received half of the $3 billion in aid promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in April and expects the remainder to be paid by the end of next year, Sudan's finance minister..
Reuters - Published

Iran foreign minister says ready to talk with Saudis if they stop 'killing people'

Iran's foreign minister was quoted on Tuesday as signaling his country would be willing to sit down to discuss regional issues with Saudi Arabia, but Riyadh had to stop "killing people".
Reuters - Published

Yemeni government, separatists close to deal on Aden: Yemeni envoy in France

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are close to an agreement that would end a power struggle in Aden and see coalition forces take temporary control of the port city, the..
Reuters - Published

Yemeni govt, separatists close to deal on ending Aden stand-off - sources

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are close to a deal that would end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden and see Saudi forces take temporary control of the city, three..
Reuters - Published

Abu Dhabi crown prince, top Saudi defense official discuss military, defense matters

Abu Dhabi’s crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan received Saudi deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman at his palace on Sunday, where they discussed military and defense matters,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia working to remove Sudan from U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list: tweet

Saudi Arabia is working to remove Sudan from the United States' list of state sponsors of terrorism, a Saudi foreign ministry tweet said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Nearly 100 dead as Iraq protests continue into fifth day

Saudi-owned television station Al-Arabiya said masked gunmen stormed their Baghdad offices, injuring several employees and smashing their equipment
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: Iran not 'drawing back' militarily after Saudi attack - U.S. admiral

Iran has not drawn back to a less threatening military posture in the region following the Sept. 14 attack on Saudi Arabia, the top U.S. admiral in the Middle East told Reuters, suggesting persistent..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

Saudi Arabia is allowing foreign men and women to rent hotel rooms together without proving they are related, after the conservative Muslim kingdom launched a new tourist visa regime to attract..
Reuters - Published

Smart Guns, 28 Pages, Taking on the Eiger

Is the U.S. ready for smart guns? Lesley Stahl reports; then, top secret "28 pages"; may hold clues about Saudi support for 9/11 hijackers; and, an extreme sportsman uses a three-sport technique to..
CBS News - Published

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