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Riyadh: Capital city in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and Riyadh Province. It is the largest city in Saudi Arabia and one of the most populated cities in the Arab world, with a population of 6.9 million people as of 2018. It is one of the largest Arab cities in area, at a size of 1,913 square kilometres (739 sq mi). 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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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

Videos for Riyadh

Saudi women show up as highfliers at Riyadh falcon’s exhibition [Video]Saudi women show up as highfliers at Riyadh falcon’s exhibition

As more avenues open for women in the Gulf country, Saudi women participate in a falcons' exhibition in the capital, Riyadh. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Russia-Saudi ties: President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh [Video]Russia-Saudi ties: President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh

Russia-Saudi ties: President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

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

Saudi Arabia says it will wait before responding to attack on key oil installations [Video]Saudi Arabia says it will wait before responding to attack on key oil installations

Riyadh and the U.S. have blamed Iran for the drone attack on 14 September.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader defiant, promises 'full destruction of any aggressor' [Video]Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader defiant, promises 'full destruction of 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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Trump says would be 'easiest thing' to go into Iran [Video]Trump says would be 'easiest thing' to go into Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he expected sanctions to "work" on Iran and that he preferred that strategy to military action. Gavino Garay reports.

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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

Former Lebanon PM in Riyadh: Saudi will support Lebanon

Saudi Arabia will "extend a hand of support to Lebanon", Lebanese former Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting Saudi King Salman.
Reuters - Published

Media watchdog visited Saudi Arabia seeking journalists' release, amid Khashoggi uproar

Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday it had visited Saudi Arabia to seek freedom for 30 jailed journalists amid sustained Western criticism of Riyadh following the murder..
Reuters - Published

Iran will 'pay the price' if persists with aggression, Saudi minister tells Le Monde

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs warned Iran there would be more sanctions if it continued its "aggressive polices", but said Riyadh wanted to avoid war.
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy for Iran meets Saudi deputy defense minister in Riyadh

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in Riyadh on Friday, the minister tweeted.
Reuters - Published

After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning

Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device..
Reuters - Published

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos..
Reuters - Published

Blast-hit Japanese tanker anchors off UAE coast: operator

One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates with crew on board, the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says it will protect ports, regional waters after attacks on tankers

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih condemned on Thursday the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying Riyadh would take all necessary measures to protect its ports and regional waters,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia seeks Arab unity over Iran after attacks

Arab leaders began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for emergency summits that Riyadh hopes will deliver a strong message to Iran that regional powers will defend their interests against any threat..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia gathers Arab leaders over attacks on oil assets

Arab leaders gather in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for emergency summits that Riyadh hopes will deliver a strong message to Iran that regional powers will defend their interests against any threat..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadh attacked

Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the..
Reuters - Published

China's Xi speaks to Saudi king amid Iran tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday amid tensions with Riyadh's regional rival Iran after Tehran announced it was scaling back some commitments..
Reuters - Published

New U.S. ambassador to Saudi arrives in Riyadh after two-year gap

The new U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, retired general John Abizaid, arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, an embassy statement said, filling a position vacant since President Donald Trump took office more..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia assists Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea, no injuries

Saudi Arabia's coast guard assisted an Iranian oil tanker with engine trouble off the coast of Jeddah in the Red Sea after Riyadh received a request for help from Iran, the state news agency SPA said..
Reuters - Published

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