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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 Egypt and Israel by the Gulf of Aqaba. It is the only country 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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Meet the women running a Saudi Arabian factory [Video]

Meet the women running a Saudi Arabian factory

A factory packaging dates in Saudi is now fully run by women, who manage, market, package, drive forklifts and deliver the prized commodity to their local communities.

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Protests in Yemen to mark 2,000 days of Saudi-led attacks [Video]

Protests in Yemen to mark 2,000 days of Saudi-led attacks

Yemenis have been demonstrating in their capital to mark 2,000 days since the start of a Saudi-led offensive.

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Saudi Arabia overturns death sentences in Jamal Khashoggi killing [Video]

Saudi Arabia overturns death sentences in Jamal Khashoggi killing

nidentified defendants instead handed between seven and 20 years in prison over the journalist's murder in Turkey.

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Saudi Arabia jails eight over Khashoggi murder [Video]

Saudi Arabia jails eight over Khashoggi murder

The ruling effectively sets aside five previous death sentences, following a decision from the journalist's family to pardon his killers. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Saudi Arabia reduces sentences of eight convicted in Khashoggi murder [Video]

Saudi Arabia reduces sentences of eight convicted in Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has convicted eight people charged in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported on Monday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:26Published
Inside world's largest camel hospital in Saudi [Video]

Inside world's largest camel hospital in Saudi

The world's biggest hospital for treating camels opened its doors in Saudi Arabia's central Qassim region to provide medical services and conduct research on the Kingdom's beloved desert animal.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published
On board the historic Tel Aviv-Abu Dhabi flight [Video]

On board the historic Tel Aviv-Abu Dhabi flight

An El Al Boeing 737 carrying senior U.S. and Israeli aides made aviation history by cutting straight over Saudi territory en route to Abu Dhabi on Monday for normalisation talks. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Chinese, Saudis among buyers of Cyprus's 'golden passports' [Video]

Chinese, Saudis among buyers of Cyprus's 'golden passports'

Among the almost 2,500 names listed, 500 from China and 350 from the Middle East also paid for a Cypriot passport.

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Netflix Cancels Hasan Minhaj's 'Patriot Act' [Video]

Netflix Cancels Hasan Minhaj's 'Patriot Act'

Netflix has canceled Hasan Minhaj's political news-based comedy show, The Patriot Act. Minhaj broke the news on Twitter, saying a wealth of lovely things about the production. "I got to work with the..

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US court issues summons for MBS in al-Jabri case [Video]

US court issues summons for MBS in al-Jabri case

Former Saudi intelligence officer filed lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to try and kill him.

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Saudi hit squad allegations: US says al-Jabri a 'valued partner' [Video]

Saudi hit squad allegations: US says al-Jabri a 'valued partner'

Saad al-Jabri has accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to assassinate him.

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Exiled Saudi Intel Officer Accuses MBS Of Deploying Hit Squad To Kill Him [Video]

Exiled Saudi Intel Officer Accuses MBS Of Deploying Hit Squad To Kill Him

Former top Saudi intelligence official Dr. Saad Aljabri has charged the Saudi Crown Prince of ordering his assassination. CNN reports Aljabri alleged in a legal complaint in DC District Court that an..

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Saudi crown prince sued over alleged hand in murder plot [Video]

Saudi crown prince sued over alleged hand in murder plot

Mohammed bin Salman is accused of dispatching a group of hitmen to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official - Saad al-Jabari, who is in exile in Canada.

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Saudis turn to keto diet to shed lockdown pounds [Video]

Saudis turn to keto diet to shed lockdown pounds

More people in Saudi Arabia are embracing the Ketogenic diet plan for leaner bodies following months of being unable to exercise due to coronavirus lockdown.

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Spain's former king to leave the country amid corruption claims [Video]

Spain's former king to leave the country amid corruption claims

Juan Carlos's announcement comes after Spanish court opens investigation into his involvement in a Saudi rail contract.

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Spain's ex-king leaves country amid scandal [Video]

Spain's ex-king leaves country amid scandal

Spain's former king Juan Carlos has decided to leave his country, a dramatic exit designed to protect the monarchy after a barrage of corruption allegations surfaced against him. Libby Hogan reports.

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Worshippers observe final day of Hajj amid COVID-19 restrictions [Video]

Worshippers observe final day of Hajj amid COVID-19 restrictions

Muslim pilgrims cast sanitised pebbles as they "stoned the devil" in the last major ritual of the hajj, which the Saudi king acknowledged had been tough to organise due to coronavirus pandemic.View on..

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Haj pilgrims gather for second day of stoning of devil ritual [Video]

Haj pilgrims gather for second day of stoning of devil ritual

Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in the second day of the symbolic stoning of the devil near Mecca on Saturday but maintained social distancing in a ritual that usually brings millions of..

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Saudi Arabia-backed group withdraws Newcastle United bid: Report [Video]

Saudi Arabia-backed group withdraws Newcastle United bid: Report

Saudi Arabia-backed group withdraws Newcastle United bid: Report

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Saudi Arabian-backed consortium ends interest in Newcastle takeover [Video]

Saudi Arabian-backed consortium ends interest in Newcastle takeover

The Saudi Public Investment Fund has walked away from its takeover ofNewcastle. The PIF had been set to take an 80 per cent stake in the PremierLeague club but has withdrawn its interest.

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Muslims begin downsized Hajj pilgrimage amid coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Muslims begin downsized Hajj pilgrimage amid coronavirus pandemic

Up to 10,000 mask-clad Muslims begin the scaled back five-day pilgrimage as Saudi hosts try to prevent virus outbreak.

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Anthony Joshua so ready to fight he’d box in my back garden, insists Eddie Hearn [Video]

Anthony Joshua so ready to fight he’d box in my back garden, insists Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua is prepared to fight “anywhere, any time” and would have noissue defending his world titles in an empty back garden, according to EddieHearn. Joshua’s career has effectively been..

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Mecca's Grand Mosque perfumed ahead of Haj [Video]

Mecca's Grand Mosque perfumed ahead of Haj

Saudi authorities started perfuming the holy sites of Mecca's Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina on Monday ahead of the start of Haj.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published
How is science building Iraq’s former glory, and the minds of young Saudis? [Video]

How is science building Iraq’s former glory, and the minds of young Saudis?

The Middle East and North Africa’s contribution to global science and engineering publications was only about two percent in 2013 according to a Harvard funded study.View on euronews

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