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Gulf King Abdulaziz, with his sons King Saud and King Faisal by his side (SPA)

King Abdulaziz Forced British Policy Shift with Assertive Rule

In 1902, King Abdulaziz’s successful capture of Riyadh stood as a pivotal moment in the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This landmark event marked…

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Gulf  22 September 2023, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: Saudis wave flags as aircraft perform to celebrate Saudi Arabia's National Day in Riyadh. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia: Century’s Biggest Success Story Celebrates its National Day

Saudi Arabia celebrated its 93rd National Day on Saturday. It is an occasion for Saudis to celebrate important developments of the Kingdom’s history, since its…

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Gulf King Salman bin Abdulaziz kissing the Saudi flag (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Green Flag...A Symbol of Unity, Sovereignty

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered that March 11 of every year to be celebrated as National Flag Day to honor the Kingdom’s national banner and its great…

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Features Photo of an Ottoman documents uncovered by Dr. Jawaher Al Saud exclusively for Asharq Al-Awsat.

Princess Jawaher Al Saud to Asharq Al-Awsat: Small Saudi Emirate Shook Pillars of Ottoman Empire

A Saudi researcher specialized in the Kingdom’s history referred to documents dating back to the Ottoman era, as well as British records, and contemporary…

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Features  Archive photo of Diriyah’s Al-Turaif ruins in Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Diriyah... A Starting Point, Castle of Glories, Threat to Empires

Strong and fortified cities in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula, such as Diriyah and Uyaynah, have withstood the test of time, transforming from small towns…

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Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Celebrates Founding Day, Marking its Establishment 300 Years Ago

Saudi Arabia is celebrating Founding Day on Wednesday. The anniversary was announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in 2022 and…

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Varieties The Riyadh International Book Fair (RIBF) 2022 has become an important and remarkable cultural phenomenon (Photo Credit: Ali Al Dhaheri)

Authors, Publishers Dub RIBF 2022 as ‘Icon’ of Arab Book Fairs

The Riyadh International Book Fair (RIBF) 2022, which ends this Saturday, has witnessed remarkable participation by a wide array of publishing houses from…

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Gulf A meeting between King Abdulaziz and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1945 (Getty Images)

How Did the Founder of Saudi Arabia Impose Himself as a Political Reality on Two Empires?

Dr. Princess Jawaher bint Abdul Mohsen bin Jalawi Al Saud, a researcher in Saudi history, said that King Abdulaziz set among his goals, priorities, and…

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