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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 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. 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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Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone, U.N. report will say

Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' phone and both the kingdom and the United States..
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Saudi dismisses reports it is behind hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday that a media report that the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' phone was "absurd."
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Videos for Saudi Arabia


Bezos' Phone Reportedly Hacked By Saudi Prince [Video]Bezos' Phone Reportedly Hacked By Saudi Prince

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message from Mohammed bin Salman, according to an explosive new report from The Guardian, which cites multiple..

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Did The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia Actually Hack Jeff Bezos' Phone? [Video]Did The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia Actually Hack Jeff Bezos' Phone?

British media has reported that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Mohammed bin Salman. According to Business Insider, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, carried out the deed in May 2018, via a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Dozens of Yemeni soldiers killed in Marib military camp attack [Video]Dozens of Yemeni soldiers killed in Marib military camp attack

No immediate claim of responsibility but Saudi TV blames Houthi rebels for assault involving missiles and drones.

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Saudis Withdraw 21 Cadets From US After Stabbing Spree [Video]Saudis Withdraw 21 Cadets From US After Stabbing Spree

Saudi Arabia will withdraw 21 cadets receiving military training in the United States. This is following a U.S. investigation into a Saudi officer’s fatal shooting of three Americans. The stabbing..

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Zidane, Real claim Spanish Super Cup with penalties victory over rival Atletico [Video]Zidane, Real claim Spanish Super Cup with penalties victory over rival Atletico

Real Madrid outduel rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shootout to win the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

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Portuguese Goncalves dies after crash in Dakar Rally [Video]Portuguese Goncalves dies after crash in Dakar Rally

Portuguese motorcycle rider Paulo Goncalves died after a fall in the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, organizers said. David Doyle reports.

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Ramos happy with new Super Cup format, ready to fight Atletico in final [Video]Ramos happy with new Super Cup format, ready to fight Atletico in final

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos happy with new Super Cup format, ready to take on rival Atletico in final

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Atletico leave it late to stun Barcelona 3-2 in thriller [Video]Atletico leave it late to stun Barcelona 3-2 in thriller

Atletico Madrid claim thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup

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Super Cup in Saudi part of football's desire to make money - Barca coach [Video]Super Cup in Saudi part of football's desire to make money - Barca coach

Ernesto Valverde says the Spanish Super Cup is in Saudi Arabia due to the football industry's desire to find more revenue streams.

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Zidane wants other players to step up amid long injury list [Video]Zidane wants other players to step up amid long injury list

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants others in the squad to contribute as the injury list continues to grow.

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Pentagon deploys additional troops to Middle East [Video]Pentagon deploys additional troops to Middle East

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepared for deployment on Sunday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina after the Pentagon announced it was sending nearly 3,000 additional troops to the Middle..

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Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia: Campaigners appeal to organizers on Saudi rights record [Video]Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia: Campaigners appeal to organizers on Saudi rights record

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Iran could retaliate with proxy forces, cyberattacks after assassination [Video]Iran could retaliate with proxy forces, cyberattacks after assassination

Tehran has an array of options to hit back at U.S. targets and allies after an American airstrike killed a top Iranian commander in Baghdad. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Sanders: Trump put U.S. on 'path to another war' [Video]Sanders: Trump put U.S. on 'path to another war'

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday said President Donald Trump's authorization of the attack on Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani put the U.S. on a "path" to another war,..

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Killing of Iranian commander 'extreme provocation': Buttigieg [Video]Killing of Iranian commander 'extreme provocation': Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, a military veteran, on Friday said President Trump's authorization of the attack on Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani "must not be the beginning of..

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Killing Iranian commander 'enormous escalation': Biden [Video]Killing Iranian commander 'enormous escalation': Biden

2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden in Iowa on Friday said President Donald Trump had put the U.S. on the "brink of a new kind of conflict," after Trump authorized the attack on the top..

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Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast [Video]Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..

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Missile strikes military parade in Yemen [Video]Missile strikes military parade in Yemen

A separatist group blames the Iran-aligned Houthi movement after a blast at the end of a military parade. David Doyle reports.

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China, Russia and Iran to hold joint naval drills Friday [Video]China, Russia and Iran to hold joint naval drills Friday

China, Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman, China's defence ministry said on Thursday (December 26), amid heightened tension in the..

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'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia [Video]'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

A rare annular eclipse drew crowds astronomers, tourists, and devotees to witness the solar phenomenon across a broad swath of the globe. Zachary Goelman reports.

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'Mockery': Rights groups slam Saudi death sentences following Khashoggi murder verdict [Video]'Mockery': Rights groups slam Saudi death sentences following Khashoggi murder verdict

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:01Published

Five Face Death Sentences Over Khashoggi Murder [Video]Five Face Death Sentences Over Khashoggi Murder

Reuters reports Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three to jail. They've been found guilty of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. However, a U.N. investigator..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Sixty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen's Marib

Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing‮ ‬60 military personnel and wounding dozens others, Saudi state television said on Saturday..
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After base shooting, Pentagon restricts foreign trainee access to guns

The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a..
Reuters - Published

France deploys radar system in Saudi Arabia to 'reassure' kingdom

France has deployed a radar system on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia to beef up its ally's defenses after missile attacks on the kingdom's oil infrastructure in September, French officials said.
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Pentagon to soon resume Saudi training halted after base shooting

The Pentagon said on Thursday it would soon announce a resumption in operational training of Saudi military officers in the United States, suspended after a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three..
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Japan pursues regional diplomacy to defuse Gulf tensions

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Prime..
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Japan making diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions in Gulf: official

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Japanese..
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U.S. to announce 'actions' after Saudi military trainees review: source

The U.S. government will announce "actions" on Monday along with results of a Justice Department criminal investigation into the December shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida that..
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Saudi military trainees to be expelled from U.S. after Florida shooting: CNN

More than a dozen Saudi servicemen who are training at U.S. military bases will be expelled from the United States in the aftermath of a Pentagon review prompted by the deadly Dec. 6 shooting by a..
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Japan PM heading to Middle East as planned, warship dispatch ordered

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with a planned trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend despite heightened tensions in the Middle East, while Tokyo also..
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Japan PM going on Middle East trip as planned: source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
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Saudi Arabia condemns "Iran's violation of Iraqi sovereignty": State TV

Saudi Arabia condemned on Thursday Iran's attacks on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. forces as a "violation of Iraqi sovereignty", Saudi state TV reported.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe will go ahead with trip to the Middle East: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.
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Saudi Arabia will do everything to spare Iraq the danger of war: vice minister

Saudi Arabia's vice minister of defense said on Wednesday the kingdom and its leadership stand with Iraq and will do everything in their power to spare it the danger of war and conflict between..
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Exclusive: U.N. investigators find Yemen's Houthis did not carry out Saudi oil attack

Yemen's Houthi group did not launch an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities in September, according to a confidential report by U.N. sanctions monitors seen by Reuters on Wednesday, bolstering a..
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U.S. FAA bans airlines from flying over Iraq, Iran after missile attack on U.S. troops

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran..
Reuters - Published

Trump says discussed oil prices, Middle East stability with Saudi minister

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he discussed stability in the Middle East as well as oil prices, security and military issues at a White House meeting with Saudi Arabia's Vice Defense..
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Saudi minister gives Trump message from crown prince, meets UK defence minister

Saudi Arabia's vice defence minister said on Tuesday he had met U.S. President Donald Trump and later British defence minister Ben Wallace to discuss regional challenges amid heightened U.S.-Iranian..
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Saudi vice defence minister meets UK defence minister discuss challenges in Mideast: tweet

Saudi Vice Minister of Defence Prince Khalid bin Salman said on Tuesday he had met Britain's defence minister Ben Wallace for talks on fighting terrorism and regional issues.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia arrests wanted man in Eastern Province: state TV

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday arrested a man it said had opened fire on a security patrol in the eastern Al-Qatif region, a regular flashpoint between the Sunni Muslim dominated government and minority..
Reuters - Published

Saudi deputy defense minister met Esper, discussed ongoing military cooperation: tweet

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, said in a tweet on Tuesday he met U.S. Secretary of defense Mark Esper and discussed mutual challenges faced by both countries.
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Saudi Arabia appeals for calm after killing of Iranian general

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Monday the kingdom does not want to see further escalation of tensions in the region at a "very dangerous moment", following Friday's killing by a U.S. drone of..
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Saudi credit default swaps soar on U.S.-Iran crisis

The cost of insuring against a potential debt default by Saudi Arabia has soared by a sixth since the killing by a U.S. drone on Friday of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, bearing the brunt of a..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia condemns Turkish escalation in Libya: statement

Saudi Arabia condemns "the recent Turkish escalation in Libya" and the Turkish parliament's approval of a troop deployment to Libya, and considers it a violation of U.N. Security Council decisions, the..
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Iraqi PM and Saudi Crown Prince discuss ramifications of events in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the situation in his country and in the wider region with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday, his office said.
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King Salman discusses with Iraqi president need to de-escalate regional tensions

Saudi Arabia's King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of de-escalating regional tensions, the Saudi news agency reported, after Iranian military commander..
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Saudi Crown Prince discussed measures for reducing tension in region in call with Pompeo: state news agency

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed measures for reducing tension in the region in a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on events in Iraq on Friday, according to the state news..
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Yemen government backs Soleimani's killing: minister

Yemen's Saudi-backed government on Friday said it considered the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani an important step to end conflict in the region.
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Saudi urges self-restraint over U.S. strike in Iraq: TV

Saudi Arabia called on Friday for self-restraint to prevent escalation after the U.S. strike in Iraq that killed a senior Iranian commander, an official source told state TV.
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Saudi Arabia condemns attacks on U.S. embassy in Baghdad

Saudi Arabia condemned attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the Saudi foreign ministry said in statement published by the kingdom's official press agency on Thursday.
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India reached out to countries across geographical regions to share standpoint on CAA and NRC: MEA

Kumar also dismissed media reports claiming that Saudi Arabia will hold emergency Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet influenced by Pakistan on the Kashmir issue.
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MEA rebuffs reports over Islamic Cooperation's meet on Kashmir, dubs it 'speculative'

On being asked over reports of a deal between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan wherein an OIC meeting will be called to discuss the Kashmir issue, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in his weekly briefing said,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Six Saudi prisoners freed by Yemen's Houthis return home

Six Saudi Arabian prisoners held in Yemen by the Iran-aligned Houthi group have returned home in a move facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Saudi state media, the ICRC..
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Saudi Arabia condemns attacks by Iran-backed militias against American forces in Iraq

Saudi Arabia condemned attacks launched last week by Iranian regime-backed militias against American forces in Iraq, an official source said in statement published by the state-owned Saudi Press..
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Yemen's Houthis list six strike targets in Saudi, three in UAE

The Iran-aligned Houthis said on Sunday six "sensitive" places in Saudi Arabia and three in the United Arab Emirates are on a list of military targets, suggesting the group remains prepared to fight on..
Reuters - Published

Two men shot dead in eastern Saudi city were driving car bomb, SPA says

Two Saudi men shot dead last week in the eastern city of Dammam were driving a car loaded with explosives and were planning an "imminent terrorist operation", the SPA state news agency said on Sunday,..
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Saudi state security: two men planning 'terrorist operation' killed in Dammam: SPA

Saudi state security on Sunday said two men who had planned an "imminent terrorist operation" were killed by security forces in the eastern city of Dammam, Saudi state agency SPA said.
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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.
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In concession to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to host OIC meet on Kashmir


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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 security forces kill two "terrorists" after Dammam city shooting: TV

Saudi security forces killed two "terrorists" on Wednesday after a shooting in a residential neighborhood in the eastern city of Dammam, state television al-Ekhbariya reported.
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Union Cabinet approves agreement between Saudi Arabia, India on security cooperation


IndiaTimes - Published

Khashoggi's fiancee says execution of those convicted would conceal truth

The fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi described the sentencing of five people to death in relation to the killing as unfair and invalid, adding that their execution would further..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to keep seeking accountability on Khashoggi no matter 'how high it goes'

Turkey said on Tuesday it would keep pushing for accountability "regardless of how high it goes" over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, after what..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder, U.N. official decries 'mockery'

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but a U.N. investigator accused it of making a "mockery" of justice by..
Reuters - Published

Udupi man held in Saudia Arabia for insulting post on Prince Salman


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