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Complete details about Saudi Arabia in Asia with capital city Riyadh

Country NameSaudi Arabia (Al-´Arabiya as-Sa´udiya)
Country CodeSAU
Capital CityRiyadh
ContinentAsia
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1932
Population21607000
Surface Area2149690.0
Life Expectancy67.8 years
GNP137635.0 (old 146171.0)
Government FormMonarchy

Spoken Languages

Arabic [official]     (95.0%)

Major Cities

Riyadh, Riyadh     (population 3324000)
Jedda, Mekka     (population 2046300)
Mekka, Mekka     (population 965700)
Medina, Medina     (population 608300)
al-Dammam, al-Sharqiya     (population 482300)
al-Taif, Mekka     (population 416100)
Tabuk, Tabuk     (population 292600)
Burayda, al-Qasim     (population 248600)
al-Hufuf, al-Sharqiya     (population 225800)
al-Mubarraz, al-Sharqiya     (population 219100)
Khamis Mushayt, Asir     (population 217900)
Hail, Hail     (population 176800)
al-Kharj, Riad     (population 152100)
al-Khubar, al-Sharqiya     (population 141700)
Jubayl, al-Sharqiya     (population 140800)
Hafar al-Batin, al-Sharqiya     (population 137800)
al-Tuqba, al-Sharqiya     (population 125700)
Yanbu, Medina     (population 119800)
Abha, Asir     (population 112300)
Ara´ar, al-Khudud al-Samaliy     (population 108100)
al-Qatif, al-Sharqiya     (population 98900)
al-Hawiya, Mekka     (population 93900)
Unayza, Qasim     (population 91100)
Najran, Najran     (population 91000)

Saudi Arabia's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: ReutersWed, 22 Oct 2014 05:21:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia jails al Qaeda suspects over plot to hit US forces

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi court has sentenced 17 people, four of them women, to prison terms of up to 30 years in two separate cases, one of which involving an al Qaeda plot to attack U.S. soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA said.   read full story

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Publisher: Daily Trojan OnlineWed, 22 Oct 2014 20:51:05 -0700
Saudi Arabia must abide by international law read full story
Publisher: ABC OnlineWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:24:01 -0700
The history of Saudi Arabian links with Islamic extremism read full story
Publisher: Personal Liberty DigestTue, 21 Oct 2014 22:08:58 -0700
The Islamic evil that is ISIS was spawned in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: The Daily StarThu, 23 Oct 2014 02:27:28 -0700
Saudi Arabia jails four women for preparing sons for jihad read full story
Publisher: Gulf Business NewsWed, 22 Oct 2014 02:02:12 -0700
Saudi Arabia's Advanced Petrochemical Plans Sukuk Investor Meetings read full story


Publisher: Washington TimesWed, 22 Oct 2014 18:24:22 -0700
Saudi Arabia raises stakes in oil war with steady production, price cut

Crude prices have plunged by 25 percent since June, making it painful or uneconomic for producers in Russia, Venezuela and Iran, for the pioneering shale oil drillers in America's heartland and for Canada's oil sands extractors. (Andrew Harnik/The ...   read full story

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Publisher: 89.3 KPCCWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:30:19 -0700
Could America and Saudi Arabia be in a silent oil pumping war with Russia and ... read full story
Publisher: BloombergWed, 22 Oct 2014 02:24:41 -0700
China Cuts Saudi Oil Imports Amid Colombia Shipment Boost read full story
Publisher: Customs Today NewspaperWed, 22 Oct 2014 03:52:30 -0700
China reduces oil export by 2.7 percent from Saudi Arabia read full story


Publisher: Radio 1Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:55:00 -0700
Twitter 'source of all evil' says Saudi Arabia cleric

But according to Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric, Twitter is "the source of all evil and devastation". Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, made the comments on his Fatwa television show earlier this week. "If it were used ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Week MagazineWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Twitter is 'the source of all evil,' says Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric read full story
Publisher: HaaretzTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:50:51 -0700
Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric: Twitter is source of all evil read full story
Publisher: Daily Bhaskar (press release) (registration) (blog)Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:56:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric says Twitter is a 'SOURCE OF ALL EVIL' read full story
Publisher: Ahram OnlineWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:49:33 -0700
Twitter 'source of all evil': Top Saudi Arabia cleric read full story
Publisher: RTWed, 22 Oct 2014 05:45:00 -0700
'Source of all evil': Top Saudi cleric slams Twitter read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -0700
Enemies of Islam 'spreading evil and lies through Twitter' read full story


Publisher: National Review OnlineMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia and Iran Clash

They sometimes pretend otherwise, but the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Iran hate each other. Both are heavily influenced by theocratic impulses, and their particular ideologies are at war. In short, the Saudi government uses its oil wealth to export ...   read full story

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Publisher: Deutsche WelleMon, 20 Oct 2014 21:52:30 -0700
Violence erupts in Saudi Arabia after verdict read full story
Publisher: ReutersMon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:21 -0700
Saudi Arabia steps up beheadings; some see political message read full story
Publisher: gulfnews.comWed, 22 Oct 2014 01:36:21 -0700
Expat beheaded in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking read full story
Publisher: Al-Manar TVWed, 22 Oct 2014 01:37:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia Sentences Two More to Death for Peaceful Protests read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

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