Saudi Arabia

Country in Western 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 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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A Saudi Arabian court has convicted 38 people of terrorism-related crimes, state-run Al Ekhbariya television reported on Tuesday.
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Saudi Arabia's cabinet on Tuesday said Iran was being "deceptive and evasive" about its nuclear programme and accused it of delaying giving information to the..
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Saudi Arabia's vice minister of defense visited Oman on Monday and met with ruler Sultan Qaboos, Omani state news agency ONA reported, following a deal to end a..
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A man stabbed three performers at a live show in Saudi Arabia’s capital and was arrested, state television reported on Monday, adding that the victims were in..
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A promotional video published by Saudi Arabia's state security agency categorizes feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the..
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Uber's chief executive said on Monday the murder by Saudi Arabia, a major investor in his company, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year could not be excused..
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A ruling by a U.S. judge granting bond on Friday to a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia was stayed after U.S. prosecutors said they..
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A U.S. judge on Friday said a former Twitter employee could be released on bond, with travel restrictions, while he awaits trial on U.S. charges of spying for..
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Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi met the head of the Southern Transitional Council on Thursday, in their first meeting since his Saudi-backed government..
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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.
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Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to..
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Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to..
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Saudi Arabia claimed a small win in Yemen on Tuesday by sealing a deal between the Saudi-backed government and southern separatists to end a power struggle that..
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Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation..
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Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that positive consultations with Saudi Arabia regarding the Neutral Zone are continuing,..
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Saudi Arabia claimed a small win in Yemen on Tuesday by sealing a deal between the Saudi-backed government and southern separatists to end a power struggle that..
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Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists signed an agreement on Tuesday to end a power struggle in the south of Yemen that Saudi Arabia's crown..
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A Saudi-brokered deal between Yemen's government and southern separatists signed on Tuesday calls for a new cabinet with equal southern representation and..
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced on Tuesday an agreement between Yemen's government and southern separatists to end a power struggle in the south..
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