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Saudi Arabia

Country in Western Asia

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Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a sovereign state 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 the Middle East, 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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Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them..
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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a limited fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil..
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A drone attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom's energy..
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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no..
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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on..
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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia caused a "minor" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production,..
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Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen's Aden at dawn on Saturday near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last week seized control..
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Yemen's Houthi movement launched drone attacks on oil facilities in a remote area of Saudi Arabia, the group's Al Masirah TV said on Saturday, but there was no..
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Houthi forces in Yemen have made a drone attack on oil facilities at Shaybah in Saudi Arabia, the Yemeni movement's Al Masirah television said on Saturday.
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Yemen's Houthi group said on Saturday it had attacked oil facilities at Shayba in Saudi Arabia with 10 drones, according to a tweet by the Iran-aligned..
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Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen's Aden at dawn on Saturday, residents said, near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last..
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Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, halting air traffic there, the Iran-aligned group’s..
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Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, the Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman said.
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are looking to invest in infrastructure projects in Lebanon after ties have recovered, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad..
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Yemen's southern separatists said on Thursday they were ready to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia to resolve a standoff in Aden after they seized the southern..
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Report accuses Saudi coalition of whitewashing investigations into civilian casualties
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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..
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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..
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Andy Ruiz Jr says he wants his rematch with Anthony Joshua to take place in New York and not Saudi Arabia.
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Yemen's southern separatists vowed on Wednesday to keep control over Aden, warning the only way out of the impasse that has fractured a Saudi-led military..
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Saudi women's rights campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul has been abused in custody, her family says.
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Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying..
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The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said an explosive-laden drone launched on Tuesday by the group in the direction of Saudi Arabia had fallen..
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How will Saudi Arabia impact on the Joshua-Ruiz rematch, what questions does it pose boxing and will UK fans get to attend?
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Yemen's Houthi movement launched drone attacks on the airport of Abha in southwest Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Twitter on Tuesday.
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The United Arab Emirates on Monday downplayed a rift with ally Saudi Arabia over Yemen after separatists it backs took control of Aden that was the base of the..
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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..
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The United Arab Emirates on Monday urged UAE-backed Yemeni southern separatists that took control of Aden, seat of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, to engage..
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Promoter Eddie Hearn says Andy Ruiz Jr has signed to fight Anthony Joshua despite speculation over his involvement.
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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..
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz discussed the situation in Yemen with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nayhan, on Monday,..
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Saudi Aramco is planning a blockbuster investment in Reliance Industries , the Indian conglomerate said on Monday, as the Saudi energy giant diversifies its..
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Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind Yemen's exiled president, as UAE-backed southern separatists who took over the port of Aden held strong against Riyadh's..
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A senior Houthi official in Yemen and brother of the movement's leader was killed because of infighting, the Saudi-led coalition said on Sunday, appearing to..
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Yemen's southern separatists are committed to a ceasefire in the port city of Aden and are willing to work with the Saudi-led coalition, their leader said on..
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Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news..
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The southern separatists' takeover of Aden, the interim seat of Yemen's government, could leave Saudi Arabia struggling to hold together a military coalition..
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The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Aden on Sunday in support of the Yemeni government after southern separatists effectively took over the port city,..
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Muslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Sunday, the start of the riskiest part of the annual haj..
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The Saudi-led coalition on Sunday intervened in Aden in support of the Yemeni government after southern separatists effectively took over the southern port city,..
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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has attacked zones that pose a direct threat to a vital position belonging to the coalition-backed Yemeni government,..
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Four Kenyan cyclists travel 3,500km from Kenya to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
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Yemen's southern separatists agreed on Sunday to a Saudi-led coalition's calls for an immediate ceasefire in Aden, seat of the internationally recognized..
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Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa for the final..
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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen called for an immediate ceasefire in Aden, seat of the internationally recognized government, the state news agency SPA..
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Yemen's southern separatists have taken effective control of Aden, seat of the internationally recognized government, fracturing the Saudi-led coalition which is..
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The Saudi-backed Yemeni government accused southern separatists of staging a coup in Aden after their fighters took over all military camps in the southern port..
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Two million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Saturday amid the summer heat and regional tensions for a vigil to atone for their sins and seek..
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Britain's Anthony Joshua to face unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch in Saudi Arabia on 7 December.
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Yemen's Houthis launched a drone attack against Saudi Arabia's Abha airport, the movement's Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, citing a military spokesman.
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Yemen's Houthi movement launched drones against Saudi Arabia's Abha airport, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, citing a military spokesman.
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A brother of Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement which has been fighting a war against forces backed by a Saudi-led..
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Saudi Arabia has emerged as a strong contender to host the much-anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr.
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At least one person was killed in renewed fighting in Aden, the seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government, a day after clashes between supporters of rival..
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Hundreds of thousands of white-clad pilgrims, many gripping umbrellas to ward off Saudi Arabia's blistering summer sun, descended on Mecca this week ahead of the..
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