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Saudi Arabia

Country in Western Asia

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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 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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Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry told its citizens on Friday not to travel to Lebanon, according to state news agency (SPA), as Lebanese protests entered a second..
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The expatriate Arabs and Asians were reportedly travelling from Medina to Mecca for a pilgrimage.
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Thirty-five residents died and four were injured in a traffic accident on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia's Medina province, the SPA news agency said, quoting the..
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Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are expected to sign a deal to end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden that fractured an Arab..
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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..
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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..
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Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are expected on Thursday to announce a deal to end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden that..
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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..
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Saudi Arabia rolls out the red carpet for Vladimir Putin, signalling a seismic shift in relations.
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Saudi refiner SASREF, owned by state oil giant Saudi Aramco, said two contractors had died and two more were injured in "an incident" during maintenance work on..
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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..
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held official talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, where they discussed the relationship..
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President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow's growing Middle East clout on Monday by visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time in over a decade, buoyed by Russian..
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Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom would be ready to cooperate with partners from the United States, Europe and Asia to build a nuclear power plant in..
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Saudi Arabian forces have taken over control of Yemen's southern port of Aden as part of efforts to end a power struggle between the Saudi-backed Yemeni..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Monday for the first time in over a decade, seeking to capitalize on growing influence borne of military..
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Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU's..
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Russia can play a positive role in easing tensions in the Gulf following a spate of attacks in the region, President Vladimir Putin said in comments published on..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in more than a decade that Moscow could play a key role in easing regional tensions..
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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..
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Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran,..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said any new constitution that is drawn up for Syria should guarantee the rights of all ethnic and religions groups. Putin was..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia can play a key role in the Middle East as it has good relations with Iran and the Arab world, he told Saudi-owned Al..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday his country has "very friendly personal relations" with Saudi Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammed bin..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday global oil inventories need cutting to "reasonable levels" and that attacks in recent months on tankers in the..
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The BBC's Frank Gardner, a visitor to the kingdom for decades, shares his tips for places to see.
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Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince have approved the deployment of additional U.S. troops and equipment, after an attack last month on the kingdom's oil..
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Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of..
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Former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury comes face-to-face with Braun Strowman as their WWE Crown Jewel fight is confirmed for 31 October.
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Saudi Arabia said it received a distress message on Friday from a damaged Iranian tanker in the Red Sea but the vessel kept moving and switched off its..
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Leakage of cargo from an Iranian-owned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf, the..
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BTS, one of the world's biggest acts, faced criticism over their decision to play Saudi Arabia.
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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..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if..
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Former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will face Braun Strowman at a WWE event in Saudi Arabia on 31 October.
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The US says they will help protect the kingdom after an attack on its oil facilities last month.
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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..
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The Pentagon said on Friday it was planning to send a large number of additional forces and equipment to Saudi Arabia, including air defenses and fighter..
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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..
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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is heading for Tehran, two government officials said on Friday, weeks after the United States asked him to help mediate..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if..
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Iran said it will change the route of its Sabiti oil tanker after the vessel was attacked by two missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, Iran's Students News..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was hit by two missiles in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iran's state television reported, quoting the National..
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An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck by two missiles off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian state television reported, quoting the National Iranian Oil..
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Russia's foreign ministry on Friday said it was too early to assign blame for an explosion on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, the RIA..
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An explosion set ablaze an Iranian oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iranian state media reported on Friday, adding that experts suspected it was a..
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Two missiles struck the Iran-owned Sinopa oil tanker setting it ablaze off the Saudi port of Jeddah, Iranian state TV reported.
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Reports say oil is spilling into the Red Sea following an explosion on the tanker.
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An explosion has set an Iranian oil tanker on fire near the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA reported on Friday, adding that experts..
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