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 the largest sovereign state in the Middle East, geographically the fifth-largest in Asia, second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria and 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. Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Middle East as of October 2018 and the 18th largest in the world. The total number of population of Saudi Arabia is 33.4 million with 50% of youth population are under 25.
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Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional.. USATODAY.com - Published
Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a close friend of President Donald Trump to advance a multi-billion-dollar..
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman kicks off his Asia tour with a big signing ceremony in Pakistan, where he pledged $20 billion worth of investment for the cash-strapped country. The crown prince will..
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, for a state visit to a key strategic ally that is expected to see the Gulf kingdom sign investment deals..
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Politico reports Senate Republicans are fuming at President Donald Trump once again. This time, it's for disregarding a law requiring a report to Congress naming those responsible for the murder of a..
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In a rebuke of President Trump, the House voted Wednesday to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The measure is a challenge to Mr. Trump's continued support for the Saudi regime.. CBS News - Published
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