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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 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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Here's the latest for Wednesday February 20th: Congressional report of Saudi nuclear plan; Administration wants high speed rail funds back from California; Bernie Sanders off to quick fundraising..
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House Dems eye US-Saudi nuclear plan

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..
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Videos for Saudi Arabia

US Pushes to End Global Criminalization of Homosexuality [Video]US Pushes to End Global Criminalization of Homosexuality

The United States is leading an initiative to end the criminalization of same-sex relations worldwide.

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Saudi prince sees Saudi prince sees "useful returns" from expected $100 bln investment in India

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid..

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Trump's 'hypocritical' nuclear sale to Saudi Arabia [Video]Trump's 'hypocritical' nuclear sale to Saudi Arabia

Rami Khouri discusses the transfer of sensitive US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Crown Prince begins India trip under shadow of Kashmir attack [Video]Saudi Crown Prince begins India trip under shadow of Kashmir attack

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman kicks off his trip in India just days after an attack in Kashmir in which 40 paramilitary police were killed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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WH aides ignored warnings on reactor plan -report [Video]WH aides ignored warnings on reactor plan -report

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..

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House to Probe Push to Sell Nuclear Tech to Saudi Arabia [Video]House to Probe Push to Sell Nuclear Tech to Saudi Arabia

A report from the House oversight committee raises concerns about national security and the Trump administration's relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Saudi Arabia Looks To Asia For Deals [Video]Saudi Arabia Looks To Asia For Deals

Dubai (CNN Business)Saudi Arabia's crown prince is in Asia forging new ties and seeking deals as he tries to keep his dream of economic transformation alive following a chill in relations with the..

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Ahead of Saudi visit, China seeks 'deeper trust' with Iran [Video]Ahead of Saudi visit, China seeks 'deeper trust' with Iran

China said it was seeking 'deeper trust' with Iran ahead of the Saudia Arabian crown prince's visit to Beijing. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Did Saudi crown prince deserve Pakistan's highest civilian honour? [Video]Did Saudi crown prince deserve Pakistan's highest civilian honour?

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.

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MBS Makes Money Moves In Asia [Video]MBS Makes Money Moves In Asia

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN)Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has signed agreements worth $20 billion with Pakistan at the start of an Asian tour widely seen as an attempt to bolster ties..

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Saudi crown prince pledges $20 billion in investment deals for Pakistan [Video]Saudi crown prince pledges $20 billion in investment deals for Pakistan

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..

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Saudi Arabia Signs Oil Agreement [Video]Saudi Arabia Signs Oil Agreement

According to Reuters, and Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, "Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement to supply Pakistan with crude oil and petroleum products to secure its fuel needs." Saudi Crown..

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MBS Opens Asia Trip With $20 Billion Pakistan Pledge [Video]MBS Opens Asia Trip With $20 Billion Pakistan Pledge

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were..

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Saudi Crown Prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan [Video]Saudi Crown Prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan

Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a red carpet welcome before overseeing the historical deal. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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MBS Visits Asia [Video]MBS Visits Asia

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday kicked off his tour of South Asia and China with a high-profile visit to Pakistan, but the trip risks being..

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Why is Saudi crown prince turning to the east for business? [Video]Why is Saudi crown prince turning to the east for business?

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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Yemen's Houthi forces kill Saudi soldiers in combat [Video]Yemen's Houthi forces kill Saudi soldiers in combat

Houthi fighters in Yemen say they have launched a major attack across the border with Saudi Arabia reportedly killing Saudi soldiers

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UK's weapon sales to Saudi unlawful: Lords committee [Video]UK's weapon sales to Saudi unlawful: Lords committee

The UK has licenced nearly $7bn of arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the coalition nations since the war started.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

Saudi Crown Prince MBS to visit Pakistan for investment deals [Video]Saudi Crown Prince MBS to visit Pakistan for investment deals

Originally scheduled for Saturday, Prince Mohammed's arrival in Islamabad has been delayed by a day.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Turkish Police Say Khashoggi Remains May Have Been Burned [Video]Turkish Police Say Khashoggi Remains May Have Been Burned

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police believe the remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been burned, Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu said on Thursday, citing a police..

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Pompeo pressed on Khashoggi murder probe [Video]Pompeo pressed on Khashoggi murder probe

The United States is still probing the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, as U.S. lawmakers continued to demand stronger U.S. action to punish..

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Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives [Video]Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

Absher lets Saudi men specify when and where women under their 'guardianship' are allowed to travel.

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GOP Fit To Be Tied: Trump Refuses To Release Mandated Report On Khashoggi Murder [Video]GOP Fit To Be Tied: Trump Refuses To Release Mandated Report On Khashoggi Murder

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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Trump administration pushed for sale of nuclear plants to Saudi Arabia, Democrats say in report

Trump administration officials advocated for a plan to build dozens of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia, according to a report by House Democrats.
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House Democrat says White House rushing nuclear technology transfer to Saudi Arabia

Rep. Elijah Cummings warns the move could destabilize the Middle East by contributing to a proliferation of nuclear weapons. CBS News' Rebecca Kaplan joins CBSN with more on the latest developments on..
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House Dems probe plan to share nuclear tech with Saudis

House Oversight Committee investigates plan supported by Michael Flynn and Tom Barrack to build dozens of nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia
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Saudis say crown prince doesn't intend to buy Man United

The Saudi government confirmed its sovereign wealth fund held sponsorship talks with Manchester United but says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman doesn't want to buy English football's most successful..
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Pompeo: "Everyone responsible" for Khashoggi killing will be held accountable

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..
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House passes bill limiting U.S. military aid in Saudi-led war in Yemen

The House has passed a bill that would limit U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. Natalie Andrews, who covers Congress for the Wall Street Journal, joins CBSN to discuss the latest..
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House passes bill to limit U.S. involvement in Yemen

The Trump administration has provided military assistance to the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen
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In rebuke to President Trump, House approves measure to force U.S. withdrawal from Yemen

The House vote was a sharp rebuke to Saudi Arabia for its conduct in the war in Yemen and push-back against the Trump administration's ties.
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Apple, Google face criticism for app that lets Saudi men track women

The tech giants face criticism for offering a Saudi government app that lets men track the movements of women.
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Reports: National Enquirer publisher asked Justice Dept. about registering as a foreign agent

According to the Wall Street Journal, American Media Inc., the publisher of National Enquirer, asked the Dept. of Justice about whether they needed to register as a foreign agent, following the..
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Investigation finds Saudi students in 8 U.S. states have vanished while facing criminal charges

An investigation conducted by The Oregonian newspaper has found that Saudi Arabian students in eight U.S. states and Canada vanished after facing criminal charges. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, an Oregonian..
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Senator calls for Google, Apple to drop Saudi app that monitors women

Oregon's Ron Wyden says U.S. tech companies shouldn't facilitate "abhorrent surveillance and control of women"
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