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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Influence of Cultures on "The Thousand and One Nights" - 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....   [tags: Thousand One Nights Arabic Culture] 1440 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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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 rights and responsibilities before God." Strong and resourceful women have played a key role in history and yet Islam has pushed women into an inferior and marginal position, excluding them from full participation in the social, cultural and religious life of the community....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saudi Arabia - In the heart of the Middle East is a country known by many Westerners for its oil production and, often, extremist beliefs of groups within the country. The country is Saudi Arabia, and though it is thought of by many as a rather backward country, Saudi Arabia has a rich history and culture, and it is a country that revolves around Islam and the worship of Allah as the one true God. For about fifteen hundred years, Saudi Arabia’s history has centered on one major theme: Islam. Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was born around 570 A.D....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia Economic statistical indicators convey the fact Saudi Arabia is a developed nation. However, close analysis of political and social statistical indicators would suggest that their standard of living and individual freedoms are severely suppressed. This 'developed' nation has abnormalities in its statistical indicators which are similar to those that characterises third world nations. Saudi Arabia is oil rich and is a strictly Islamic State. Their Muslim religion and its strict adherence to their interpretation of their holy book the Quran actively dominates citizens position and role in their society....   [tags: Papers] 2070 words
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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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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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The Cultural and Political Life of Saudi Arabia - Crimes punishable by the death sentence in Saudi Arabia include murder, serious attacks on the Islam religion, adultery, dress codes, and since 1987, drug smuggling. Under Saudi Arabian law, serious crimes merit serious consequences. Repeated theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand, administered under anesthetic. Because most meals in Saudi Arabia are eaten by hand from a communal bowl and only the right hand may touch the food, this punishment effectively bans the convicted thief from society....   [tags: Culture]
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E-Marketing in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Chapter one The issues confronting the growth and development of E-Marketing in KSA today There is a high growth rate of Information Technology (IT) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in the present days due to the high sales of personal computers (PC) and the improvement in the internet sector. According to the Ministry of Commerce in KSA, the e-marketing practices are not growing at the same rate as the growth of IT which therefore calls for the evaluation of the South web practices (Al-Otaibi & Al-ZAhrani)....   [tags: Consumer Research]
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Review Of ?Lawrence Of Arabia? - Review of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ The movie Lawrence of Arabia had many interesting aspects about it and, according to sources, is very historically accurate. Taken place during WW with the feud between British and Turkish forces over the Suez Canal, the movie reflects a life of an individual who tries to do something about the injustice of the Arabian people. David Lean depicts Lawrence or El Lawrence as the tragic hero of the biography in order to make the story more enchanting to the reader....   [tags: essays research papers] 820 words
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Critical Analysis of Lawrence of Arabia - Critical Analysis of Lawrence of Arabia 'Lawrence of Arabia' is a three hour film written by David Lean. It was produced in 1962 by Sam Spiegel. The film tells the story of a young, risk-taking scholar, Lawrence, who helped the British win the war, in which the Arab tribe kicked the Turks out of Arabia, by using his initiative with the great Arab tribe leader. The film unusually starts with the end, Lawrence's motorcycle crash in 1935. It then cuts to 1915, when Lawrence worked at an office in Kiro....   [tags: Papers] 617 words
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Nursing Job Satisfaction and Turnover in Saudi Arabia - 2. Introduction Nurses are the largest group of health care providers and professionals in the health system worldwide; they play a significant role in determining the quality and cost of health care in Saudi Arabia. Nursing shortages and high turnover have become a widespread issue, and the problem is of great concern to many countries around the world because of its effect upon the efficiency and productivity of health care systems (Al-Aameri, 2000). Job satisfaction is important for nurses in Saudi Arabia, most of whom come from different nations such as India, the Philippines and Pakistan....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career] 1588 words
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Saudi Women - Abstract Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries that set specific laws regarding women only. A woman is considered to be a second class citizen who must depend on a male relative in all situations. Until recently, women did not have their own identification cards separate from those of their fathers' or husbands'. Women were also limited to certain levels of education such as elementary or secondary school levels. More than that, they were restricted to limited job opportunities. The laws also prohibit a woman from driving a car regardless of her age or whatever situation she may face....   [tags: Saudi Arabia]
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Interactive Modeling Software & Oil in Saudi Arabia - Abstract Technology is a basic part in our daily life and facilitates many things to us. Searching for oil in Saudi Arabia cost the government millions of dollars each year and wastes a lot of time and effort, in this research paper I will determine the diversity of computerized searching systems, software, databases and services used in the companies, and how these technologies have made our life very easy. Interactive modeling software plays an important role in facilitating the process of searching for oil by saving money, effort and time....   [tags: Technology]
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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; reference is made to the communication sector of Saudi Arabia....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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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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Health Care Services Provided in Saudi Arabia - Health services are provided in the Saudi Arabia via three parties, namely: the Ministry of Health (MOH), government sectors and the private sector. These health services are provided at three levels. The first level is the primary health care, second level comprises the general hospitals and the third level consists of the specialist hospitals. Ministry of Planning (MOP, 1985). The main function of the Saudi health sector is to build up and provide high quality health services in every district of the Saudi Arabia (MOP, 1985)....   [tags: Health Care] 1194 words
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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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The Functions of the Securities Firms and Investment Banks in Saudi Arabia and the United States - Introduction: In line with the globalisation of the financial market worldwide, in this project paper the issue of the functions of the securities firms and investment banks in Saudi Arabia and the functions of the securities firms and investment banks in United States of America will be discussed in detail. Definition of investment bank: Investment bank can be referred to as an organization or institution founded and united for the purposes that specifically involves fiscal matters. They also act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function for large company or group of businesses, recognized in law and acting as single entity, and the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit in increasing in quantity or value of their assets through the guarantee of financial support and serving as brokers in the issuing of bonds....   [tags: Finance] 1536 words
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Exploring the Causes of the Prevalence of Sickle Cell Anemia in Saudi Arabia - Sickle cell anemia is the most hereditary and spread blood diseases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to Saudi Health Ministry's statistics, there are 4248 infected children and 54516 genetic carrier of hereditary blood diseases born each year. Treatment of these massive numbers of infected patients cost the state treasury more than 300 million riyal per annum. In the present paper the causes of the prevalence of sickle cell anemia is investigated. It is hypothesized that Endogamy and other social factors of this country plays important role in these massive numbers of infected and genetic carrier people....   [tags: Health ]
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Crude Annointment: Islam and Oil in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Crude Annointment: Islam and Oil in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Crude oil is perhaps more easily found than water in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is home to nearly a quarter of the world's proven petroleum reserves (Klare 55). Naturally, this has caught the rapacious eye of the United States, which has, especially since the establishment in 1980 of the Carter Doctrine, increasingly defined the security of its extra-national oil supplies as a matter of vital national interest even during times of peace (33)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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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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