Saudi Arabia

Country in Western Asia

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It has a land area of about 2,150,000ย km2 (830,000ย sqย mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia. It is bordered by the Red Sea to the west; Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; the Persian Gulf, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the east; Oman to the southeast; and Yemen to the south. Bahrain is an island country off the east coast. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northwest separates Saudi Arabia from Egypt. Saudi Arabia is the only country with a coastline along both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and most of its terrain consists of arid desert, lowland, steppe, and mountains. Its capital and largest city is Riyadh. The country is home to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest cities in Islam.

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The official at the heart of the partygate scandal is being lined up as a candidate to become ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sky News understands.
3 days ago • Sky News

Richard Bland says he will play in next month's inaugural LIV Golf Invitational tournament even if it leads to him being banned by the DP World Tour.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 3 days ago

Greg Norman's description of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi as a "mistake" is "wrong and seriously misguided", says Amnesty International.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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