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The Role of the Arabic Astrologer - The objective of this essay is to determine whether the belief in astrology is a belief in fatalism through an evaluation of the concept of fate officially adopted by the state during the reigns of the Mu’tazilite Abbassid Caliphs al-Ma’mūn (813-833 AD) and al-Mu’tașim (833-842 AD), and the subsequent role of the Arabic astrologer; the term ‘Arabic’ here refers to the language used in academic writings of scholars not their ethnicity. Richard Walzer (1900-1975) argued that within the Golden Age of Islam (8th to 13th centuries AD), the period corresponding to the reigns of the two aforementioned Caliphs in particular, was characterized by increased dynamism in scientific and artistic endeavor...   [tags: Arabic Astrology]
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Heterotopias and Their Application in Arabic Literature and Cinema - In both Arabic literature and film there exist places that are considered separate from everyday life that follow different regiments. These places that exist neither “here nor there ” are called heterotopias. Whereas a utopia is considered a place that is ideal and a perfected form of society, a heterotopias functions, in a sense, as its own form of realistic utopia. An example of a heterotopia would be a prison, in which its members deviate from the norms of society, however their placement in a facility (penitentiary, prison) allow for it to be considered a real utopia, although the behaviors that occur within the walls of a prison are less than ideal....   [tags: Arabic Literature ] 2222 words
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The Arabic Invasion - Early history of Islam is marked by a remarkable political will to consolidate the fragmented tribes of the Arabian Peninsula. Accordingly, it emerged a unified polity and administration, first under Prophet Muhammad and then the first Caliph Abu Bakr that set the stage for the early Arab conquests. The conquests continued unabated during the reigns of Caliphs Omar and Othman, and then by the Umayyads and the Abbasids and other Muslim dynasties that established strong centers of power in the world....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Arabic Stemming: Challenges and Techniques - KING SAUD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE CSC595 Arabic Stemming: Challenges and Techniques June 2010 Abstract Arabic Text applications use stemming as a preprocessing stage. The problems raised with stemming are introduced in this paper. Moreover, different stemming applications is mentioned. Additionally, stemming techniques are presented with discussion about each of them. 1 Introduction Arabic language is a Semitic language....   [tags: Language ]
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The Rise of Arabic Civilization - The first cause for the rise of the Arabic civilization was that the Arab invasions politically united a massive portion of the world from Spain to India. This was a union that continued defeating pending the fall of the Omayyads in 750. The fading of so many separating frontiers was the beginning to the construction of new Arabic societies. The Arabs passed their language around by defeating one nation after another. The more the language increased among non-Arabs, additional information of Arabic multiplied with it....   [tags: World History] 1008 words
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The Analyzing of Arabic: Through Culture, History and Linguistics - The analyzing of Arabic: Through culture, History and Linguistics. Can you name all the languages in the world. If you can its impressive because there are 6,909 different living languages in use today. With such a diverse array of communication techniques one can only wonder about this fascinating concept; language. There are several languages that usually correspond to another culture so one might wonder about their relationship and even the languages operation. So, how does language work and how do language and culture affect each-other....   [tags: Language] 2146 words
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Racial Profiling of Arabic People after September 11 - A series of tragic events occurred in United States. On September 11th, 2001 the Twin Towers in New York City were destroyed by two planes that were hijacked by Arabic people. As planes were crashing into the Twin Towers, regular people saw the tragedy take place. All they could do was stare in despair as they watched the towers come crumbling down. The Pentagon in Virginia also was also crashed into by a hijacked plane. Thousands died and many were left injured. The Arabian people laughed and cheered at the sad moment that took place in the United States....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Contrastive Rhetoric Between Arabic and English Languages - It is universally known that any writer is going to have difficulty when he tries to convey a thought in a new language. Sometimes it is difficult even between dialects in the same base language. The problems that occur to a person while writing in a second language due to language and cultural differences are termed contrastive rhetoric. Connor simply defines “contrastive rhetoric that maintains language and writing as cultural phenomena” (Connor 5). If two cultures vary greatly, then it would make sense that writers who try to cross that cultural and language barrier would have a more daunting task than normal....   [tags: Language ]
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Haji: Arabic Word for Pilgrimage - Haji: Arabic Word for Pilgrimage Hajj is the Arabic word for pilgrimage and pilgrimage means a special journey of a religious significance. The word Hajj is to set out with a definite purpose and Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. The five pillars of Islam are: Shahadah which is statement of belief, Sawm - is fasting during Ramadi, Salah prayer five times a day which is communicating with Allah. Zakat charitable giving and the fifth pillar of Islam is Hajj which is pilgrimage to Makkah....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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Comparing Islamic and Arabic Architecture - Comparing Islamic and Arabic Architecture Works Cited Missing The Hagia Sophia church and the Suleymaniye mosque are separated by a thousand years but are tied together eternally. One representing the achievement of the Christian-Byzantine empire and the other representing the ability of the Islamic-Ottoman empire and its architect Sinan. Two empires that had very little in common other than their architecture and region. In earlier history the Dome of the Rock represented the Islamic empire's attempt to rival the newly defeated Byzantine empire and its architectural achievements such as the Holy Sepulchre....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 1004 words
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Persian/Arabic Script - Abstract Persian/Arabic script has special complexities that make generating its fonts difficult. Some challenges in Persian/Arabic script generating process are various letters forms, number of dots in some letters and writing cursive forms. Some other challenges are related to the calligraphic art, how to fetch its rules, how to formulate them and how to design its algorithm. Cellular automata (CA) are one of the pattern generation methods. Here we generate typeface patterns by CA. In this paper, Asynchronous two dimensional CA is used for algorithm design of Persian/Arabic Ma'qeli typeface patterns and various neighborhoods are investigated for using patterns generation rules....   [tags: Language] 1347 words
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How Does Globalization Affect Cultural Traditions in the Arabic Communities? - The modern phenomena of globalization is having effects on Arab cultural traditions in Arab communities in many ways, like in language, education, media and customs. Globalization is making the world becoming a "global village" and the result is Arab communities cultural traditions are changing and are threaten to be lost . Globalization is not easy to define, but we can say it is process of integrating the world's economies, trade, business and communications together. The problem is the culture that is dominate is the West, many people feel to be "globalized" means to do everything like America and the West....   [tags: Essays on Globalization]
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Sociolinguistics and Development of Israel’s Arab Minority - The objective of this report is to give a concise study regarding the Arab minority in Israel. It will trace some significant issues that have impacted the overall linguistic reality, nevertheless the marginalization of Arabs in that small but complex country. It will track the language policy adopted in that country, the educational, political,practical,social,ideological reasons that have lead to the Arabic status in Israel. Spolsky and shohamy(1999a:41)suggest an obvious difference among three things, language practices language ideology and language policy....   [tags: Arabic in Israel] 1354 words
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I am Arabic, I am an American! - After many hours of dissecting my own thoughts and ideas about the terrorist acts against my country, the United States of America, I have decided that there is no right or wrong way to handle the situation. The fact is, something just has to be done. I have studied our involvement in World War II, but the attack on the World Trade Center has really affected me. I grew up with the idea that although German- and Japanese-American citizens are innocent, many of us still have stereotypes about them....   [tags: Sociology Racism Prejudice Essays] 606 words
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Expression of Desires In Arabic Women’s Novels - Expression of Desires In Arabic Women’s Novels Picking an original and engaging topic that is able to span all five of the very different authors’ novels we examined this semester proved to be a difficult task. Though there are certainly similarities between each book and overlying themes that connect them, ultimately I didn’t want to get tied down into the shifty and unsafe territory of placing novels together solely because one, they are all written by women; or two, they all emerge out of the Arabic world....   [tags: Arab Culture Cultural Essays]
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Art History: Khorassan Silver Inlaid Bronze Jug - In the East Iranian World a piece titled Bronze ewer inlaid with silver (Inv. No. LNS 118M), also called Khorassan Silver Inlaid Bronze Jug, was made in March – April 1205. As you look at the ewer, if you don’t know what an ewer is, you obliviously release it as just a jug like it says in the other title, Khorassan Silver Inlaid Bronze Jug. The ewer is about 9¼ in. (23.1cm.) high. Like the title says, the ewer is bronze and inlaid with silver. It looks very old because you can see that most of the bronze has turned green over the years, just like most bronze objects do if not well taken care of....   [tags: arabic language, iranian world]
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - The man of focus in this paper is Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a fascinating man who has managed to accomplish so much in so little time. Not only is Sheikh Mohammed the ruler of Dubai, he is also the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, a small but powerful nation in the Middle East. Even though the Sheikh is 64 years old, he did not assume office until 2006 after his brother Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum died. I lived in Dubai for a few years growing up and I always found this man to be a great leader and a hero to his people....   [tags: Arabic/Islamic studies]
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The Process of Arranged Marriage - The Process of Arranged Marriage The Arabic culture has many unique aspects just like any other culture in the world. One of these aspects is Arranged Marriages, which many people have varying viewpoints on. This paper will layout the various opinions and view points that come to mind when a person hears the phrase Arranged Marriage. Furthermore it will layout the initial process where a bride and groom initially meet, as well as the females overall say in the process of who her to be husband is....   [tags: arabic culture, arranged marriage]
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Influence of Cultures on The Thousand and One Nights - Stories like Sindbad, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp and other popular stories are very common today in the western culture. Animated movies were also made for the entertainment of kids on these popular stories. One might wonder that where these stories originated and how it came down and made place in the western culture. Although these stories are very popular in both the western culture and the eastern culture but the original literary work is not so popular in common people. Theses stories are some of the stories from the Arabic work "The Thousand and One Nights." The work of "The Thousand and One Nights" represents basically a female that is a strong and clever idol and continuously imagin...   [tags: Thousand One Nights Arabic Culture]
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Jihadists and their religious and political affects - Jihad is a term that is often misunderstood, and it is usually associated with militant and radical groups, which cause chaos in the environment. The Arabic word is usually translated to mean holy war and it is usually accepted as holy. However, some scholars say that there is no such thing in Islam. A holy war is fought to force other people to accept some doctrines, and it is not accepted at all by the Muslims. According to the word “jihad,” it means struggling to survive, and it is applicable to many levels be it socially at an individual level....   [tags: arabic, islam, terrorism, prejudice, stereotype]
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Transformation of Islam - Introduction Arab conquest has led to the distribution of the Arabic culture within Central Asia, including the spread of the Arabic language as state and literary. However, from 700s the authority of Arab governors and military leaders undermines, and the intensive flowering of the literature in non-Arabic languages begins during the Samanids and the Karakhanids. People adjusted religion to their way of life. Therefore, this decline in the prestige of Arabs does not symbolize a failure of Islam, but represents a transformation of Islam in Central Asia....   [tags: Religion, Arabic Culture, Central Asia] 1767 words
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Arab Representation in the Media vs. the Internet - Arab Representation in the Media vs. the Internet The Arab culture is one that traces far into religious and cultural roots. Family is considered the most influential, supportive, and important aspect in Arabic life. The value held on religion has had such a grave effect that even laws have been established following various religious guidelines. Basically, the Arab culture is not what most have come to understand. Stereotypes perpetuated by the media and press have had more subtle effects then outright violence....   [tags: Arabic Arabs Culture Essays]
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Major Themes of the Koran - Major Themes of the Koran I. NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE KORAN This is the Book, in which there is no doubt, a guide for the God-fearing, who believe in the unseen and perform the prayer and spend of that which We have bestowed upon them, and who believe in that which is revealed unto thee [Muhammad] and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter. [2:2-4] It is a glorious Koran, on a guarded tablet. [85:21-22] Lo. We have revealed it, a Koran in Arabic, that ye may understand....   [tags: Islamic Arabic Religion Essays] 4800 words
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Representation of Women and Femininity in She and Arabian Nights - She written by H Rider Haggard is a novel about two men, Holly and his adoptive son, Leo set out to search for a mysterious queen, Ayesha who killed her lover, Kallikrates. After finding the queen, both of them hopelessly fall in love with her and remain in her control not until she dies. Her beauty is legendary that no man can look up upon her and keep his own will. Arabian Nights is a collection of Arabic short story told by a woman, Shahrazad who willingly to marry her lustful King. The King marries a virgin woman every night and kills them the next day because he is once being cheated by his late wife but not until he is married to Shahrazad....   [tags: H Rider Haggard, arabic short story, equality]
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Al-Ghazâlî, Causality, and Knowledge - Al-Ghazâlî, Causality, and Knowledge ABSTRACT: Few passages in Arabic philosophy have attracted as much attention as al-Ghazâlî's discussion of causality in the seventeenth discussion of Tahâfut al-Falsafa, along with the response of Ibn Rushd (Averroës) in his Tahâfut al-Tahâfut. A question often asked is to what extent al-Ghazâlî can be called an occasionalist; that is, whether he follows other Kalâm thinkers in restricting causal agency to God alone. What has not been thoroughly addressed in previous studies is a question which al-Ghazâlî and Ibn Rushd both see as decisive in the seventeenth discussion: what theory of causality is sufficient to explain human knowledge....   [tags: Arabic Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 3904 words
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Alienation in the lives of Arab Women - Alienation in the lives of Arab Women Alienation: al·ien·a·tion ( l y -n sh n, l - -) n. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement; isolation or dissociation. Alienation is a concept that is universal to all people of all cultures in the world and throughout all time periods. These feelings of alienation, in some form or another, have affected every human begin that has ever taken a breath and will until the race is extinct. It is these feelings of alienation that influence so many of our activities, our thoughts, and the way we shape our lives and the manner in which we form our societies....   [tags: Research Culture Arabic Essays]
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The Arab Woman - The Arab Woman The Arab woman, is there really a clear cut, precisely defined profile of what characterizes a woman of Arabia. Barren sand dunes, nomadic tribes of cloaked men, wearing turbans, mounted on camels, wielding swords, and their weak woman folk to whom they dictate. This is a classic Hollywood image of the Arab’s of the Middle East. The helpless female who is subjected to the will of her militant husband or aggressive father is nothing new to the average person of the present time, where being dutiful and being tyrannized can easily have the same definition in Hollywood and American media....   [tags: Females Culture Cultural Essays Arabic]
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Self-Determination in Arab Society - Self-Determination in Arab Society Since World War Two, much of the developing world has been in transition. One such idea that saw a re-birth was that of self-determination-- be it on the national level or on the personal level. Self-determination on a national level means the independence of a country; on a personal level, it is the determination of one own fate. This can be seen in various ways with our five women characters, Maha, Um Saad, Nadia, Yusra and Suad. In the forward of Daughters of Abraham, Karen Armstrong notes that Islam is "adamantly opposed to the subjection of one human being by another," "insist that men and women were created by God image" and "both sexes have equal...   [tags: Arabic Culture Cultural Essays] 5933 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the most prolonged and bloody conflicts in not only modern history, but in the ancient world as well. The roots of the conflict, as well as the arguments on both sides, are as diversified and complicated as the conflict itself.      The Israelites started to conquer and settle the “land of Canaan,” which is present day Israel, in 1250 B.C.. King Solomon ruled the Israelites and the land of Israel from 961-922 B.C.. Following his reign, Israel was split up into two kingdoms....   [tags: History Arabic Israel Essays] 3551 words
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The Contemporary vs. the Traditional - The Contemporary vs. the Traditional “The Arab woman shares with her sisters a common fate: a life of renunciation, of captivity, during which she will have to atone for her sin of having been born a woman in a hyper-male society where the ever-present feminine remains synonymous with shame and threat (Salman, 6).” ~Magida Salman The four novels—Pillars of Salt, A Woman of Five Seasons, A Balcony over Fakihani, and Dreams of Trespass— depict the plight of being a woman in various regions across the Middle East....   [tags: Arab Women Culture Arabic Cultural Essays] 4480 words
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Accounting Environment in Saudi Arabia - 1. introduction Accounting systems in Saudi Arabia was shown to be imported from developed countries. Although in Saudi Arabia, the accounting principle and structures were primarily constructed from Western countries, the new accounting system has been reformed to adapt the unique Saudi Arabian environment. The various factors might explain how the new accounting system emerges. This paper will analyze how the three main factors-economy environment, taxation policies and foreign accounting standards and principles affect accounting systems in Saudi Arabia....   [tags: Tax Policies, Business Operations]
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The Construction Industry in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Background to the research The construction industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is moving through a process of adaptation to a new environment of economical change. With the change in the KSA economic driving force, the construction sector is driven by competitive pressure to adapt to the recent market requirements and government regulations. The world is also in a continuous state of change and no one is exempt from this process. Increased worldwide competition, technology innovations, insufficiency of resources, all exerts a major pressure in adopting new technologies....   [tags: Saudi Arabia ] 533 words
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The Fight for Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia - Introduction In the last century women worldwide have taken great strides in the Women Suffrage Movement. This progressive movement has given women the opportunity to have their voice heard and their ideas projected through voting. As of 2011 however, there are still 3 countries that still currently deny their women the right to vote one of which being Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a country that has been immensely impacted by strict gender segregation laws sanctioned by the absolute monarchy. For a while it seemed as if Saudi Arabia was not moving in a progressive direction in terms of the Women Suffrage Movement....   [tags: Gender Studies, Saudi Arabia]
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Introduction In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this is the most exciting era regarding medical genetics, where programs based on genetic counseling are widely spread amongst the region. Concerned about the fact that conceiving a genetically defected child in the Kingdom has become a common case amongst many families; many have shown interest towards this subject and has accepted genetic counseling the best and the most accurate method to detect genetic defects in premarital and prenatal stages. Amongst the most common characteristics of Arab societies, which have various effects on the genetic sequence of the people within the Arabic region, are the early marriages, intermarriage, and the con...   [tags: genetics, health, technology]
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Women's Rights: Saudi Arabia - What are rights. Rights are things that a person is or should be morally or legally allowed to have, get, or do; we know a lot about rights in the United States. For many centuries Americans have felt strongly about their rights and we have spent centuries fighting for them. An example of this would be the African Americans in America; brought to the United States as slaves to mend the fields of southern farmers, African Americans had little to no rights in the still newly formed country. Yet, after the United States Civil War blacks would gain there freedom with the adding of the 13th amendment, which officially abolished slavery, the 14th amendment, which declared all persons born in the U...   [tags: social issues, women's role]
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Teaching English in the Colleges of Saudi Arabia - Introduction Arabic is the national language and lingua franca of Saudi Arabia. It is widely used, both formally and informally, for inter-personal communication. English is the medium of instruction in many higher educational institutions in Saudi Arabia, like medical and technical Education colleges. This change in the medium puts a strain on the students. As a result, many of them rush to language teaching institutes to learn to cope with the new medium in tertiary education. Many students, it is observed, watch English movies and use electronic media to develop communication skills....   [tags: EFL Essays]
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Differences Between China and Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia and China are quite different countries. The latter is much larger than the former. The former is the largest country of the Arabian Peninsula and it is located in Middle East, bordering the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea, north of Yemen. The latter is the largest country in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. Although there some similarities between Saudi Arabia and China, there are also several differences in the areas of population, economy and the culture....   [tags: Geography, Culture] 596 words
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Why and How Women Are Oppressed in Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia is commonly known for its strict moral values and customs regarding religion and women. Gender discrimination is a global conflict but it is prevalently seen in Saudi Arabia. Gender discrimination is so poignant in Saudi Arabia because there are strict sets of moral guidelines and ideologies that Saudi Arabian culture implements on its people. Although Saudi Arabian men impose restrictions on women for the sake of upholding their cultural beliefs and family’s honor, there is no doubt that Saudi Arabian culture is male dominated and holds misogynistic views on women, but progress is being made....   [tags: Gender Discrimination, Education]
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The Impact of Globalization on Young People in Saudi Arabia - Globalization is the increasing unification of regional economies, societies, and cultures through communication, transportation and trade. It is mainly driven by a combination of economic, technological, social-cultural, biological and political factors. It can also be referred to as the transitional circulation of ideas, languages, or popular cultures through acculturation. Researchers have argued that globalization started as early as the start of trade links between Sumer and the Indus valley civilization in the third millennium....   [tags: Essays on International Trade]
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Nurse Shortage in Saudi Arabia - Introduction Background The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has committed vast resources by allocating more than 13 percent of its annual budget in improving the Kingdom’s medical care system, with the ultimate goal of providing free medical care for everyone. This commitment has been translated to more than 330 hospitals operated by the government and the private sector, with a capacity of more than 50,000 beds. Of these hospitals, 184 are run by the government, with more than 16 thousand doctors, 40 thousand nurses, and more than 25 thousand assistant nurses according to the Ministry of Health (2003)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2478 words
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Oil and Saudi Arabia - Exposing the Saudi Arabian Royal Family, U.S. foreign policy, and the poverty currently occurring within Saudi Arabia Preface The current world dependence on oil leaves much to be said about the impact of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East on foreign policy and international politics. Presently the world's largest consumer of oil, the U.S. depends on Saudi Arabia and much of the Middle East for the energy to run its businesses, its homes, and most importantly, its automobiles. In the past few months U.S....   [tags: Essays Papers Oil Saudi Arabia Papers]
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Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia Geography The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula, is located in the southwestern corner of Asia. It covers an area about one-fourth the size of the United States. More than half of its total area is desert terrain. The capital of Saudi is Riyadh, which is located in the central region of the country. Language Saudi Arabia's official language is Arabic, although English is also spoken in the Kingdom, most commonly in the business community. Religion The official religion of Saudi is Islam....   [tags: Papers] 618 words
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How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia by Toby Craig Jones - The Middle East has been a central topic of discussion over the past decade, majority of which have been under a negative light. In particular, Saudi Arabia has come into the spotlight due to the recent increase of gas and oil prices. Typically the country has been observed through the lense of Islam and its economics of oil. Aside from these basic components that directly relate to the political affairs of the country internally and internationally, other aspects that also contribute are usually overlooked....   [tags: dessert kindom, environmental power]
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Self management approach at King Fahd University Hospital in Saudi Arabia - Self management approach at King Fahd University Hospital in Saudi Arabia There are many diseases in the world that affect patient’s life. WOH has mentioned that chronic conditions might lead to disability in the future which leads to spend a lot of money to treat patients (WHO, 2005). The prevalence of chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases, obesity, overweight and diabetes has become a great cause of concern for the Saudi Arabian government. In addition, the number of patients with chronic diseases is increasing....   [tags: Health, Chronic Diseases] 1273 words
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International Crime Witness - Saudi Arabia is a monarchy with no discernable constitution, political parties, or elected officials. Saudi Arabia is home to approximately 27 million people (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 2014). Males, ages 24 to 54, comprise the largest group within this population. Thier chief language is Arabic and their religion is predominantly Muslim; although, individuals with other religious beliefs do inhabit the region. Those individuals considered non-Muslim face discrimination and persecution and are not permitted to maintain independent places of worship (McGuigan, 2014)....   [tags: saudi arabia, islamic laws, justice]
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Osama bin Laden - Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1957 and he was surrounded by 49 brothers and sisters. His family was really rich because of his father who was a billionaire, and owned one of the biggest construction companies of the kingdom. Bin Laden attended a high leveled school during his childhood, which combined British style secular education with Islamic worship. During his college years, he went to King Abd Al University to study four different courses: civil engineering, public administration, business and economics....   [tags: saudi arabia, Al-Qaeda, leader]
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The Importance of Oil in Saudi Arabia - Crude oil is such an essential part of our modern lives that we can often take for granted that our supply of it will remain constant. Small, unstable countries often hold great amounts of this precious resource, along with the ability to cut our supply in a moment’s notice. Therefore, the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia caused a dramatic increase in the revenue of the country. Saudi Arabia’s newfound wealth was exploited to serve the political and economic needs of an opportunistic Islamic monarchy, while the concerns and rights of its subjects were consistently cast to the wayside....   [tags: oil, international relations]
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Saudi Arabia: A Brief History - 1. Saudi Arabia: Brief history of Saudi Arabia and its society The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest countries in the Middle East. It occupies the Arabian Peninsula in the southwest of Asia. It is bounded by the Arabian Gulf, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to the East; Yemen and Oman on the South; Red Sea and Gulf of Al-Aqaba to the West; and Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the North. Its area is about 2,240,000 square kilometers and has a population of seventeen million people according to the last census performed in 1993....   [tags: International Government ]
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Doing Business in Saudi Arabia - Business Structure Saudi Arabia’s business structure is centered around family. The key employees are usually extended family. “Nepotism is a way of life and the idea that positions would not be given to family members is incomprehensible. Family-based structure is when a company is developed along strong hierarchical lines with the majority of power being held at the top by the senior, usually the older family members” (World Business Culture, 2013). Expats should spend a considerable amount of time trying to build relationships with colleagues....   [tags: middle east, business structure, nepotism]
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Saudi Arabia: Foreign Workers - Saudi Arabia is an average sized country, roughly one-fifth the size of the United States, in the Middle East. The population is roughly twenty-seven million people. It is the birth place of the Islamic religion, which is Saudi Arabia’s main religion. Most of the country is desert and they have a dry hot climate. Saudi Arabia’s main export is oil. According to the article “U.S. Relations with Saudi Arabia.” Saudi Arabia gives the United States over one million barrels of oil every day. Although Saudi Arabia has a great economy they have very many conflicts within the county....   [tags: Islam, domestic abuse, rights, workforce]
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Saudi Arabia's Royal Family - Saudi Arabia, under Aristotle’s categorization, is an oligarchy even though Saudi Arabia has a monarch (King Abdullah). This is because the royal family, the descendants of King Abd Al-Aziz who died in 1953 leaving 40 sons (Raphaeli, 2003), has such a great sphere of influence in the governance and control of the country. This matches Aristotle’s definition of oligarchy as ‘the many’, the people, are ruled by ‘the few’, the Saudi Arabian royal family, with ‘the few’ benefiting and working in self interest (Heywood, 2007)....   [tags: International Government ]
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State of Saudi Arabia - Located in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s culture is heavily influenced by Islam. The people’s faith guides them and their views; this, in turn, has caused many problems for the people that their religion does not favor. Such as those that aren’t in the religion, and women. Their culture is extremely oppressive, and if someone does not realize how the Saudi culture works, will find themselves, and their lives, threatened. The police are often swift and brutal; and many outspoken people are quickly silenced....   [tags: Mistreatment of Women, Islam]
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Capital Punishment: Belgium and Saudi Arabia - Introduction The severest punishment that can be used by a state, is Capital punishment; also known as the death penalty. It is the process of execution for an individual by a state as a punishment for a certain crime committed, and the impose of death penalty differs according to different categories of criminal offenses within the legal system and the criminal laws of a country. Throughout the history, capital punishment have been used to act as a deterrent for committing similar crimes, and have been used by all countries for the high rate of crimes and criminals within the country....   [tags: death penalty, legal system, Islamic law, crime]
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The Clean Energy and the fossil fuels in Saudi Arabia - Over the past 200 years, mankind discovered the fossil fuels and they used this source to produce hug energy. This affects the environment in many negative ways and caused many issues worldwide such as urban air pollution and acid rain, oil spills and the high temperature of earth. Saudi Arabia has the biggest oil reserves in the world by 19.66% (the world factbook, 2011) and the second oil producer country in the world with roughly 10.121 million barrels a day – which account for 12% of the total world production of oil in 2010 (Fontinelle,2011)....   [tags: Environment, Oil] 1656 words
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The Development of IT Systems in Saudi Arabia's Public Sectors - Abstract One of the key priorities of governments internationally is to ensure that they will be able to develop the necessary mechanisms for the increase of their countries’ competitiveness in the international community. In this case, the increase of competitiveness is related with the increase of the power of the country to intervene in political issues of high importance; it is also related with the improvement of the country’s position in the global market. Information technology is commonly used as a tool of the achievement of the above targets (Xu et al., 2009, p.18); current study focuses on the potential role of information system as a tool for achieving competitive advantage; refer...   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Economic Liablity System of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Risk is a fact of human life. And, contemporary living has more risk of a certain kind than living in the past. Take the case of economic activities particularly now in the international context. There are definitely more and greater risks now, especially in the securities or capital market, than when barter was still the medium of economic exchange in any country in the world. The current risks are not only occasioned by the hugeness of the business or organizational entities at play , the enormity of finances that are involved, and the complexity of the transactions that are concerned – among others....   [tags: Economics] 541 words
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Understanding the Saudi Arabia-United States Alliance - The American Saudi-Alliance: Delaying the Inevitable. The informal alliance between the United States of America and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will inevitably collapse. Since initial cooperation in 1943, when American President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the defence of Saudi Arabia as critical to American interests, the alliance has continued to deteriorate. By developing its capabilities, America is acquiring the means to gather sufficient supplies of oil without having to depend on Saudi oil production....   [tags: U.S.-Saudi Relations Essays]
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Saudi Arabia: History of Relationship to US - Although the United Sates and Saudi Arabia present the United States and Saudi Arabia’s relationship as excellent, there are actually two nations who have bitter disagreements but who allies through oil. The only thing that has held this alliance together is the US dependence on Saudi oil. The United States has felt and still fells that it is a necessity to have bases present in the Middle East to protect oil, and silently to protect Israel. The relationship began in 1933 when Standard Oil of California signed an agreement with the Saudi government....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Critical Success Factors for Small Business Enterprises in Saudi Arabia - The overall objective of this research is to study which the critical success factors that are necessary for achieving success for a small business in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Small Business Enterprise or Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), in today's business environment, faces a lot of daily major challenges. Balancing the SME’s effort to address these challenges can be an intimidating task, unless a systematic approach is identified and followed. Recently, SMEs started moving towards the utilization of business success which enables SMEs to learn how to continuously improve the utilization of resources to achieve better productivity and performance....   [tags: Business Management ]
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