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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 the largest sovereign state in the Middle East, geographically the fifth-largest in Asia, second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria and 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. Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Middle East as of October 2018 and the 18th largest in the world. The total number of population of Saudi Arabia is 33.4 million with 50% of youth population are under 25.

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Germany's SPD wants to extend arms export halt to Saudi

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, party sources said, setting the stage for a row..
Reuters - Published

Italy's La Scala opera house to return Saudi millions

italy's la scala opera house to return saudi millions
Milan's famous La Scala scraps a partnership plan with Saudi Arabia after a public outcry.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Saudi Arabia

UK protests over arms sales to Saudi Arabia for Yemen war [Video]UK protests over arms sales to Saudi Arabia for Yemen war

They are highlighting the proposed sale of more Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the Saudis - which they say is illegal under international law.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

The Saudi Hit Squad Linked Jamal Khashoggi's Murder [Video]The Saudi Hit Squad Linked Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

According to Business Insider, The elite Saudi hit squad believed to be involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi reportedly asked the country's Crown Prince for a bonus because they had..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

OPEC to scrap April meeting but keep oil cuts in place [Video]OPEC to scrap April meeting but keep oil cuts in place

OPEC is set to scrap its planned meeting in April and decide instead whether to extend oil output cuts in June, when the market will be able to assess the full impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Trump Vetoes Senate Resolution To Strike Down Border Wall State Of Emergency [Video]Trump Vetoes Senate Resolution To Strike Down Border Wall State Of Emergency

President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have terminated his national emergency declaration to build additional mileage of physical barriers along the US-Mexico border on Friday. The veto is the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims [Video]New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday promised to reform the country’s gun laws, a day after at least one gunman attacked worshippers in two mosques, killing 49 and wounding 42..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

'Our gun laws will change' [Video]'Our gun laws will change'

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change the country's gun laws after telling reporters that the alleged perpetrator of the deadly attack at two mosques in Christchurch had a gun..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Pompeo rebukes senators over Yemen vote [Video]Pompeo rebukes senators over Yemen vote

The Trump administration opposes curbs on U.S. assistance for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, United States U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. He called out senators who voted on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Son of US-Saudi citizen held in Saudi Arabia seeks US help [Video]Son of US-Saudi citizen held in Saudi Arabia seeks US help

In 2017, Fitaihi was one of about 200 prominent Saudis detained at Riyadh Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Congress Passes 2 Bills in Contrast to Trump Policy [Video]Congress Passes 2 Bills in Contrast to Trump Policy

The Republican-controlled Senate voted against Trump administration policies twice in one week.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Saudi Arabia claims Khashoggi murder suspects brought to justice [Video]Saudi Arabia claims Khashoggi murder suspects brought to justice

The head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission gave a brief statement but it raised many new questions about the murder of the Saudi journalist.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder [Video]Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder

Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Name Defendants In Trial For Khashoggi Murder

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

US Senate Passes Resolution To End Involvement In Yemen [Video]US Senate Passes Resolution To End Involvement In Yemen

The White House has threatened to veto the legislation, saying it would undermine the fight against extremism.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to stand trial [Video]Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to stand trial

Al-Hathloul, who campaigned for Saudi women to get the right to drive, has been held since May last year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Aftermath of Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen [Video]Aftermath of Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen

Local tribesmen said airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels have killed 22 people, including children, in the country's north.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:31Published

Free meals aim to keep Yemeni students in school [Video]Free meals aim to keep Yemeni students in school

A Yemeni aid agency is working with the country's food bank to provide meals to students to encourage impoverished families to keep sending their children to school. With malnutrition rampant in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Saudi Court Approves Detained Tycoon Sanea's Bankruptcy Filing [Video]Saudi Court Approves Detained Tycoon Sanea's Bankruptcy Filing

According to Reuters, a Saudi court has approved an application by detained and indebted billionaire Maan al-Sanea and his company, Saad, to have their case resolved through the kingdom’s new..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Amnesty protests in front of Saudi embassy in Paris on International Women's Day [Video]Amnesty protests in front of Saudi embassy in Paris on International Women's Day

Saudi women's rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al -Yousef were arrested in May 2018 but have yet to be presented with any charges.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness [Video]19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness

Fighting between the Saudi-Emirati-led coalition and Houthi rebels has destroyed Yemen’s healthcare system.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum [Video]EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum

Statement calls on Saudi to release held activists and cooperate with UN-led probe into murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

36 Countries Sign Open Letter Denouncing Saudi Arabia [Video]36 Countries Sign Open Letter Denouncing Saudi Arabia

The letter was read at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights council in Geneva.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

First rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UN rights forum [Video]First rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UN rights forum

Three dozen countries, including all 28 EU members, called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release 10 activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Trump pick for envoy to Saudi grilled at confirmation hearing [Video]Trump pick for envoy to Saudi grilled at confirmation hearing

General John Abizaid's nomination comes at a time when Riyadh is under global scrutiny.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Foreign Leaders Showered the Trump Family With Over $140,000 Worth of Gifts in 2017 [Video]Foreign Leaders Showered the Trump Family With Over $140,000 Worth of Gifts in 2017

Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:17Published

 

Italy's La Scala returns Saudi cash over human rights concerns

Italy's La Scala opera house has decided to return more than 3 million euros ($3.4 million) in funding to Saudi Arabia after a plan to work closely with the country was widely criticized, including by..
Reuters - Published

U.S. should not curb aid to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen: Pompeo

The Trump administration opposes curbs on U.S. assistance for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, United States U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi's Flyadeal to decide on Boeing 737 MAX order after crash investigations

Saudi Arabian airline flyadeal will wait until investigations into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes are completed before deciding whether to proceed with a signed order for 30 of the jets, its chief..
Reuters - Published

Interpol issued red notices for 20 people over Khashoggi killing: Turkey

Turkey said on Thursday that Interpol had issued red notices - asking police worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition - for 20 people regarding the killing of Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Saudi rights official dismisses Khashoggi inquiry as foreign interference

The head of the state-backed Saudi human rights commission dismissed an international investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as interference on Thursday, and said everyone accused..
Reuters - Published

Turkey calls on Saudi Arabia to name defendants in Khashoggi trial

Turkey on Thursday called on Saudi Arabia to name the defendants on trial for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and disclose the charges against them.
Reuters - Published

Saudi official says kingdom pursuing justice in Khashoggi murder

The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom was bringing those accused over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to justice and rejected an international..
Reuters - Published

Senate votes to end US support of Saudi-led Yemen war

senate votes to end us support of saudi-led yemen war
The resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led conflict defies President Trump's threat to veto.
BBC News - Published

Senate rebukes Trump on Saudi, backs war powers resolution

The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution seeking to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, in a rebuke of President Donald Trump's policy..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia has no Boeing 737 MAX in its aircraft registry: civil aviation

Saudi Arabia does not have Boeing 737 MAX planes in its own aircraft registry, a spokesman for the kingdom's civil aviation authority said in a statement on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia puts women's rights activists on trial

saudi arabia puts women's rights activists on trial
Many had campaigned to lift a ban on women driving in the Gulf kingdom.
BBC News - Published

Saudi women's rights activists stand trial in criminal court

Several Saudi Arabian women rights activists stood trial on Wednesday for the first time since a group of them were detained last year in a case that has intensified scrutiny of Riyadh's human rights..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senate to vote Wednesday on Saudi Yemen war resolution

The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on a resolution to end Washington's support for the Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, as lawmakers push President Donald Trump to toughen his policy..
Reuters - Published

Twenty-two civilians killed, including children, in north Yemen - U.N.

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, in a village in northern Yemen, the United Nations said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini urges La Scala to snub Saudi cash

Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, urged Milan's La Scala opera house on Monday to reject an offer from Saudi Arabia to pump funds into the theater.
Reuters - Published

Big investors look past Khashoggi to opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Big investors in Saudi Arabia are pushing ahead with deals and pouring money back into its stock market as the kingdom tries to move on from the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Reuters - Published

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