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Riyadh: Capital of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. With a population of 7.6 million people, Riyadh is the third-largest city in the Arab world, and the 39th-largest in Asia. Riyadh is located on the eastern part of the Najd plateau at about 600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level.

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Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones [Video]

Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones

Missiles and 'booby-trapped unmanned aircraft' from Yemen's Houthi rebels intercepted, including one fired on Riyadh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:01Published
Houthis launch missile, drone attack on Riyadh [Video]

Houthis launch missile, drone attack on Riyadh

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched a large missile and drone attack deep in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that struck the defense ministry and a military base in Riyadh, but the kingdom..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Smoke seen in Riyadh sky, bangs heard [Video]

Smoke seen in Riyadh sky, bangs heard

Smoke hung in the sky over Riyadh on Tuesday (June 23) morning as Reuters witnesses heard loud bangs.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published
Joshua and Fury agree terms on two-fight deal, says promoter Hearn [Video]

Joshua and Fury agree terms on two-fight deal, says promoter Hearn

Fury says Joshua fight is on next year

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U.N. says Saudi deportations of Ethiopian migrants risks spreading coronavirus

The United Nations said on Monday that deportations of illegal migrant workers by Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia risked spreading the coronavirus and it urged Riyadh to suspend the practice for the time..
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Canada lifting a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, opposition wants big deal scrapped

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Saudi capital, cities get 24-hour curfew, Kuwait isolates two districts over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24-hour curfew on Monday, locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of..
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Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Riyadh and other cities

Saudi Arabia imposed on Monday a 24-hour curfew in the capital Riyadh and a number of cities effective immediately and until further notice, as a precautionary measure against coronavirus spread, state..
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Oil crash poses severe test for OPEC+ after Moscow, Riyadh miscalculate

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has brokered a deal with Saudi Arabia and Russia that would see sweeping oil output cuts. Riyadh has called for emergency talks, and Moscow has said it no longer..
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Saudi Arabia calls for emergency oil meeting, sending weak crude prices higher

Saudi Arabia called on Thursday for an emergency meeting of OPEC, Russia and other oil producers to stabilise the oil market, which has been in turmoil since a deal on supply curbs collapsed and Riyadh..
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Saudi intercepts missiles in attacks claimed by Yemen's Houthis

Saudi Arabia said its air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night in an attack that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Sunday said they had launched towards the capital Riyadh..
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Yemen's Houthis claim rocket, drone attacks on Saudi's Riyadh, Jazan and Asir

A military spokesman for Yemen's Houthis on Sunday said the group's forces had launched rockets and drones at "sensitive" sites in the Saudi capital Riyadh and at economic and military sites in Jazan..
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Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles fired by Yemen's Houthis: spokesman

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early on Sunday that the kingdom's air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night launched by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group toward..
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Missiles intercepted above Saudi capital and city of Jazan -state media

Ballistic missiles were intercepted on Saturday in the sky above Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan, state media reported, citing its own sources and the Saudi-led coalition..
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U.S. working with Saudi authorities to arrange repatriation flights

The U.S. embassy in Riyadh said on Saturday it was working with the Saudi authorities to arrange repatriation flights to the United States on a commercial airline.
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Saudis tighten anti-virus curfew, UAE closures leave travellers stranded

Saudi Arabia reported its second coronavirus death and tightened a nationwide curfew on Wednesday, barring entry to and exit from the capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as well as..
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Saudi tightens coronavirus curfew; travelers stranded in UAE

Saudi Arabia reported its second coronavirus death and tightened a nationwide curfew, barring entry to and exit from the capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as well as movement..
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Saudi Arabia tightens curfew to contain coronavirus

Saudi Arabia tightened a nationwide curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus, barring entry to and exit from the capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as well as movement..
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Saudi Arabia closes Riyadh boulevard, winter wonderland over coronavirus fears

The Saudi entertainment authority announced early on Monday the closure of Riyadh boulevard and winter wonderland due to concerns about the new coronavirus, state TV reported.
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Dominic Raab urged to end Saudi Arabia arms sales during visit to Riyadh

Campaigners say Raab lacks 'moral authority' over Yemen until the UK bans sales of weapons
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G20 agrees on final communique with reference to climate change

Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies (G20) meeting in Riyadh on Sunday reached agreement on the wording of a final communique that includes a reference to climate change for the..
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IMF chief, Argentina flag path to new debt deal after G20 meet in Riyadh

Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing program, days after the global lender said the country's debt situation had..
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Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Yemen missiles ahead of G20 meeting

Saudi Arabia said it had intercepted several ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni Houthi forces towards Saudi cities on Friday ahead of a gathering of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group..
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Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles fired from Yemen as G20 ministers gather

Saudi Arabia said it had intercepted several ballistic missiles fired from Yemen towards Saudi cities on Friday as finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 major economies gathered..
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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of hampering its access to Gulf meet on coronavirus

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of allowing a protracted dispute to hinder Gulf Arab coordination over the coronavirus outbreak by denying the Qatari health minister timely access to a meeting of..
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China won't send officials to G20 meeting amid virus outbreak: sources

China's central bank and its finance ministry will not send any officials to a G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Riyadh due to virus outbreak, officials said.
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Despite Yemen violence spike, Saudi says talks with Houthis progressing

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Saturday that Riyadh was still committed to back-channel peace talks with Yemen's Houthi rebels, despite a recent increase in violence in the five-year conflict.
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Yemen's southern separatists pull out of Riyadh agreement committees

Southern separatists in Yemen have pulled out of committees implementing a November agreement to end a power struggle in the south that had opened a new front in the country's multifaceted war.
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Saudi Arabia sentences Riyadh concert stabber to death: state TV

A Saudi Arabian court sentenced on Sunday a man accused of stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh in November to death, state television said.
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Riyadh signs deal with Raytheon Saudi Arabia to localize Patriot maintenance

Saudi Arabia signed a deal with the local unit of U.S. weapons maker Raytheon on Saturday to localize maintenance of its Patriot missile defense system, as part of efforts to boost Saudi's defense..
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Saudi concert stabbing suspect took orders from al Qaeda in Yemen: state TV

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'Vindication' - Saudi Arabia hails 10% debut jump in Aramco shares

Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10% above their IPO price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, in a move hailed by the government as a vindication of its towering $2..
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Boost for Saudi Arabia as Aramco shares surge 10% on debut

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Saudi Aramco shares opened up 10% on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, closing in on the $2 trillion valuation long sought by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Amid flurry of Saudi reforms, mocktails on order in execution square

For decades, criminals in Saudi Arabia were lined up after Friday prayers at a central Riyadh plaza and beheaded by sword in a gruesome public spectacle overseen by the religious police.
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Qatar state minister for foreign affairs arrives in Riyadh: QNA

Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, state news agency QNA said, for a preparatory meeting ahead of an annual summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders that..
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Saudi Arabia to host World Snooker ranking event for first time

Saudi Arabia will host a ranking event in Riyadh for the first time next season after a 10-year deal was agreed with World Snooker.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday invited the UAE to attend the G20 summit in Riyadh in November 2020, according to state TV.
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday the kingdom sought a political settlement in Yemen and hoped a recent agreement signed in Riyadh would open the door to broader peace talks.
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Theatre performers 'stabbed during show' in Saudi capital Riyadh

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Saudi king receives CIA chief in Riyadh: state media

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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Saudi Aramco chairman says firm will continue to meet global oil supply demand post listing

Saudi Aramco's chairman Yasser al-Rumayyan said on Sunday the state oil giant would continue to meet its global oil supply demand after it lists on the Riyadh bourse.
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