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Riyadh: Capital of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. With a population of 6.9 million people, Riyadh is the third-largest city in the Arab world and the 39th-largest in Asia. Riyadh is located on the eastern part of the Najd plateau at about 600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level.

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Yemen's southern separatists pull out of Riyadh agreement committees

Southern separatists in Yemen have pulled out of committees implementing a November agreement to end a power struggle in the south that had opened a new front in the country's multifaceted war.
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Saudi Arabia sentences Riyadh concert stabber to death: state TV

A Saudi Arabian court sentenced on Sunday a man accused of stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh in November to death, state television said.
Reuters - Published

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Saudi foreign minister: Claim Crown Prince hacked Bezos phone 'absurd' [Video]Saudi foreign minister: Claim Crown Prince hacked Bezos phone 'absurd'

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister dismissed allegations that the crown prince may have been involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos as “absurd” on Wednesday, seeking to head..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Iran seeks to resolve tensions with Saudi Arabia [Video]Iran seeks to resolve tensions with Saudi Arabia

President Hassan Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi told Iranian state media Tehran and Riyadh could work together to resolve their problems.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death, three to jail in Khashoggi case [Video]Saudi Arabia sentences five to death, three to jail in Khashoggi case

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced five people to death and three more to prison for the assassination last year of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Lazio beat Juventus again to win Italian Supercup [Video]Lazio beat Juventus again to win Italian Supercup

Inzaghi happy with win, receives praise from Sarri

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Saudi Aramco officially becomes world's largest listed company [Video]Saudi Aramco officially becomes world's largest listed company

Shares in Saudi Arabia's state-run oil giant Aramco have officially started trading on Riyadh's stock exchange – opening 10 percent higher than their initial public offering price.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

World's largest IPO: Saudi Aramco makes debut [Video]World's largest IPO: Saudi Aramco makes debut

Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10% above their IPO price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, closing in on a $2 trillion valuation that would make it the world's most..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim to skip Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia [Video]Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim to skip Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani will represent Qatar at GGC summit in Riyadh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:49Published

Chisora and Nelson have their say on Ruiz vs Joshua II [Video]Chisora and Nelson have their say on Ruiz vs Joshua II

Dereck Chisora and Johnny Nelson predict a difficult time for Anthony Joshua against champion Ruiz on Saturday.

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Champion Ruiz weighs in three stones heavier than Joshua [Video]Champion Ruiz weighs in three stones heavier than Joshua

== RESENDING WITH FULL SCRIPT == VIDEO SHOWS: ANDY RUIZ JR AND ANTHONY JOSHUA WEIGH-IN / PREPARATIONS FOR WEIGH IN AND RIYADH GVS / HADNDOUT OF ARENA WHERE FIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE SHOWS: RIYADH, SAUDI

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Joshua: I'm not here to put on a show, I'm here to win [Video]Joshua: I'm not here to put on a show, I'm here to win

Anthony Joshua says he won't celebrate when he wins his heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7. Ruiz shocked the boxing world when he defeated..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

Ruiz and Joshua hold public workouts ahead of weekend bout [Video]Ruiz and Joshua hold public workouts ahead of weekend bout

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua prepare for their rematch with open session workouts.

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Anthony Joshua takes part in public workout ahead of Ruiz rematch [Video]Anthony Joshua takes part in public workout ahead of Ruiz rematch

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr workout at the Public Investment Fund office complex in Riyadh ahead of their heavyweight rematch at the Diriyah Arena on Saturday. Ruiz is the only man to have defeated..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz ready for weekend rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia [Video]World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz ready for weekend rematch with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua said he was close to victory in their first meeting but will not "mess up" in his second fight with Ruiz

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Riyadh signs deal with Raytheon Saudi Arabia to localize Patriot maintenance

Saudi Arabia signed a deal with the local unit of U.S. weapons maker Raytheon on Saturday to localize maintenance of its Patriot missile defense system, as part of efforts to boost Saudi's defense..
Reuters - Published

Saudi concert stabbing suspect took orders from al Qaeda in Yemen: state TV

A man arrested for stabbing three performers at a live show in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh last month was operating under orders from al Qaeda in Yemen, state television said on Thursday without..
Reuters - Published

Amid flurry of Saudi reforms, mocktails on order in execution square

For decades, criminals in Saudi Arabia were lined up after Friday prayers at a central Riyadh plaza and beheaded by sword in a gruesome public spectacle overseen by the religious police.
Reuters - Published

Qatar state minister for foreign affairs arrives in Riyadh: QNA

Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, state news agency QNA said, for a preparatory meeting ahead of an annual summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders that..
Reuters - Published

Qatari foreign minister's Saudi visit seen easing Gulf rift

Qatar's foreign minister has made an unannounced visit to Riyadh, two sources told Reuters, amid signs that a 2-1/2-year rift among U.S.-allied Gulf Arab states could soon subside.
Reuters - Published

Saudi crown prince invites UAE to Riyadh G20 summit: state TV

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday invited the UAE to attend the G20 summit in Riyadh in November 2020, according to state TV.
Reuters - Published

Saudi king blames Iran for "chaos", says strikes failed to hurt kingdom's development

Saudi Arabia's King Salman struck a defiant note against the kingdom's enemies, saying on Wednesday that missile and drone strikes it blames on Iran had not halted development and reiterating that..
Reuters - Published

Saudi king says kingdom seeks political settlement in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday the kingdom sought a political settlement in Yemen and hoped a recent agreement signed in Riyadh would open the door to broader peace talks.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia appoints property executive to head Riyadh royal commission

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday named Fahad Al-Rasheed as head of a royal commission to develop the capital Riyadh where the government has said it would spend 86 billion riyals ($23 billion) to boost the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi king receives CIA chief in Riyadh: state media

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Riyadh, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

What driving means for women's future in Saudi Arabia

CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams is in Riyadh, where Sunday marked the first day that women can drive legally in Saudi Arabia. She has more on what the changing culture means for women in..
CBS News - Published

Stars Return to Saudi Investment Conference a Year After Khashoggi

A year after boycotting after the killing of a dissident journalist, the big names of business and politics return to Riyadh.
NYTimes.com - Published

Saudi Arabia, U.S. to cooperate on security of global energy supply: Saudi press

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry met in Riyadh on Monday and will work together to ensure the security of global energy supply, Saudi state news..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon chief arrives in Riyadh as Iran tensions simmer and Russia makes moves

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, his first trip to the key Middle East ally since taking the job this summer, as tensions simmer between Washington and Tehran, and..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials

The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials..
Reuters - Published

Saudi visit signals Putin's growing Middle East influence

President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow's growing Middle East clout on Monday on his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade, buoyed by Russian military gains in Syria, strong ties with Riyadh's..
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

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

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

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

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

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

Saudi Arabia considering some form of Yemen ceasefire: sources

Saudi Arabia is considering a proposal by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement for some form of ceasefire which, if agreed, could bolster U.N. efforts to end a devastating war tarnishing Riyadh's..
Reuters - Published

U.S. commander discusses Iran with Saudi naval commander

The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command visited Riyadh over the weekend to discuss with the head of Saudi Arabia's naval forces reinforcing defenses against Iranian threats, the command said..
Reuters - Published

Saudi to consider 'all options' in response to attack on oil facilities: official

Saudi Arabia Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that Riyadh will consider all options in its response to an attack on its oil facilities, including a military one,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says if attack launched from Iran, it would be an act of war: CNN

If an investigation shows that last week's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities was launched from Iranian territory, the kingdom would consider it an act of war, but Riyadh is currently seeking a..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it will pursue aggressor even after limited attack: TV

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh..
Reuters - Published

U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran's central bank and a development fund, following last week's attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that..
Reuters - Published

Hezbollah says Iran would destroy Saudi Arabia in any war

Lebanon's Hezbollah warned Saudi Arabia on Friday against betting on a war against Iran because it would destroy the country and urged Riyadh and the United Arab Emirates to halt the war in Yemen..
Reuters - Published

Media tour wrecked Saudi oil plant, Iran vows to strike back if attacked

Saudi Arabia on Friday took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burned equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if..
Reuters - Published

Iran warns against war as U.S. and Saudi weigh response to oil attack

Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. official tells CBS News attack on Saudi oil facility was approved by Iran's supreme leader

President Trump announced on Wednesday that he will issue substantial sanctions against Iran in response to the attacks on a Saudi oil facility last weekend. In Riyadh, Saudi officials presented..
CBS News - Published

Saudi Finance Minister: still considering secondary options for Aramco IPO - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is still considering secondary locations for the flotation of oil giant Aramco after primary location Riyadh, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo travels to Saudi Arabia after oil facility attack

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a diplomatic show of support. It comes after an attack on Saudi oil facilities. Ian Lee reports from..
CBS News - Published

Saudis yet to brief OPEC colleagues, IEA on oil outage: sources

Saudi Arabia has yet to brief fellow OPEC members and other energy sector players about how long it will take to restore the country's oil output, OPEC and industry sources said as Riyadh tries to..
Reuters - Published

Saudi king says kingdom is capable of responding to attacks

Saudi King Salman said on Tuesday that Riyadh was capable of dealing with the consequences of attacks on its installations.
Reuters - Published

UAE official: Saudi Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation

Attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia are a dangerous escalation and the international community should stand by Riyadh and ensure regional stability, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on..
Reuters - Published

Trump’s Deference to Saudis in Setting Terms for How U.S. Should Respond to Attacks Touches a Nerve

The president’s tweet set off a torrent of criticism from those who have long accused him of doing Riyadh’s bidding while sweeping Saudi violations of human rights and international norms under the..
NYTimes.com - Published

Evidence indicates Iranian arms used in Saudi attack, Riyadh says

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that the attack on its oil facilities was carried out with Iranian weapons, according to a preliminary investigation, but stopped short of directly blaming regional foe..
Reuters - Published

Enough oil in global stockpiles to replace lost Saudi barrels: Russia

There is enough oil in global stockpiles to replace barrels Saudi Arabia has temporary lost due to attacks on its oil facilities, Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak, an ally of Riyadh in a pact..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait says it's probing drone sighting, working with Riyadh

Kuwait is investigating the sighting of a drone over its territory and is coordinating with Saudi Arabia and other countries after Saturday's attacks on Saudi oil plants, the cabinet said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Russia's top Saudi negotiators praise Falih, say shake-up won't hurt ties

Changes in the Saudi Arabia's oil industry will not affect cooperation between Moscow and Riyadh, Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Kirill Dmitriev, head of the RDIF sovereign wealth fund,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia struggles to hold Yemen coalition together as allies face off

Saudi Arabia is struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen after local allies turned on each other in a power struggle that has strained Riyadh's alliance..
Reuters - Published

Yemen Houthis say they attacked Saudi capital, coalition dismisses report

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday it had attacked a military target in the Saudi capital Riyadh with armed drones - though the Saudi coalition fighting in Yemen dismissed the report.
Reuters - Published

Yemen Houthis say they attacked military target in Saudi capital

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday it had attacked a "military target" in the Saudi capital Riyadh with armed drones.
Reuters - Published

Thousands cheer separatists in Yemen's Aden, UAE says it is in step with Riyadh

Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in Aden on Thursday in support of separatist forces who took over the southern port, the temporary seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government, in a move that exposed..
Reuters - Published

Saudi rallies behind exiled Yemen leader after UAE-backed separatists seize Aden

Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind Yemen's exiled president on Monday, as United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists controlling the port of Aden held firm against Riyadh's calls to vacate..
Reuters - Published

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