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2014-04-15 20:22:45

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wqc32k/middle_east) have announced the addition of the "Middle East Online Advertising Market Outlook to 2017- Rapid Broadband Penetration to Foster the Growth" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wqc32k/middle_east ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The industry research publication titled Middle...

First Dinosaur Fossils In Saudi Arabia
2014-01-07 14:02:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "An international team of scientists have discovered the first record of dinosaurs in Saudi Arabia. Researchers from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Monash University and the Saudi Geological Survey said they discovered a string of vertebrae from the tail of a huge "Brontosaurus-like" dinosaur in the desert. Finding dinosaur fossils in the Arabian Peninsula is exceptionally rare, so the latest finding reported in the journal PLOS...

2013-12-16 00:20:17

AJMAN, UAE, December 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotel's first art competition gathers 100,000 entries from students in the northern emirates Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman Ajman Municipality, and in association with UAE Ministry of Education, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman announced the winners of the Go Green Art Competition and awarded the prizes in a grand ceremony held at...

2013-07-18 12:20:14

CHICAGO, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded contracts in excess of $15 million to supply gate service systems for the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The order, placed by the Avicorp Middle East and Almabani General Contractors, includes the supply of new Jetway® Air Handling Units and Pit Distribution Systems. The Jetway equipment is an integral portion of...

2013-06-04 04:20:44

DUBAI, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional marketing communications and media group, Alef International, has appointed Rita Daniel as Sales Director. Based at Alef's Dubai office in Media City she will be overseeing Alef's sales teams in its Riyadh headquarters and its Beirut office. Before joining Alef, Rita managed media buying in Optimedia Beirut, and has a great deal of experience working in the media sector in Dubai. She said: "I am delighted to be joining...

2013-04-15 04:20:24

LONDON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ministry of Energy Meeting With Tank Storage Leaders to Drive Development in The Region It is an exciting time for the bulk liquid storage industry in the Middle East and Africa, and the growth of the UAE as a strategic hub for global trade has led to a new series of challenges for regional leaders to respond to. The industry's leading figures are demanding collaboration to drive the industry forward. As Mr Yusr Sultan, CEO, Horizon Terminals has...

2013-04-09 16:21:37

CLEVELAND, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that Juffali PolyOne Masterbatch Co. Ltd., a joint venture between PolyOne Corporation and E.A. Juffali & Brothers Limited, has opened their new production facility in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This new facility will help customers in the Middle East innovate and grow via local access to world-class...

2011-12-01 13:01:14

A series of new archaeological discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman, nestled in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, reveals the timing and identity of one of the first modern human groups to migrate out of Africa, according to a research article published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE. An international team of archaeologists and geologists working in the Dhofar Mountains of southern Oman, led by Dr. Jeffrey Rose of the University of Birmingham, report finding over 100...

2011-09-15 08:04:00

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (Nasdaq: ARSD) announced today that AMAK (Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company), the joint stock company in Saudi Arabia which is 37% owned by Arabian American, has received formal approval of the four additional leases surrounding the Al Masane area (Najran province) in southwestern Saudi Arabia. AMAK submitted the lease applications in the surrounding areas targeting mineral deposits that they believe are...

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2011-08-25 14:08:58

  Saudi Arabian officials said archaeologists have begun excavating the site of a 9,000-year-old civilization, including horse fossils, suggesting people in the Arabian Peninsula domesticated horses in the ancient culture. HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), submitted the discovery to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah. Salman said the discovery at the al-Maqar site challenges the popular notion that...


Latest Arabian Peninsula Reference Libraries

Mountain Gazelle, Gazella gazelle
2012-06-25 17:06:01

The mountain gazelle (Gazella gazelle) occurs on the Arabian Peninsula, although its distribution is fragmented. It prefers a habitat within foothills, mountains, and coastal plains. These habitats depend on acacia trees, although this gazelle has difficulty residing in arid, hot areas. Typically, the mountain gazelle is a grazing species, but its diet can change depending food abundance. The IUCN has listed the mountain gazelle on its Red List as “Vulnerable”. The current population...

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2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...

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2007-07-16 16:39:36

The Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis), is a forest antelops found in East Africa and possibly the southern Arabian Peninsula. Lesser Kudu live in dry thorn bush and forest and eat mainly leaves. Lesser Kudu are nocturnal. They live in groups of two to five ranging up to twenty-four on rare occasions these have about equal numbers of males and females. Lesser Kudu stand about a 40 at the shoulder and weigh 110 - 220 pounds, males are larger than females. Males are grey-brown while females...

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2006-03-25 11:28:10

Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegala) is a bushshrike in the family Malaconotidae. This family of passerine birds is closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae, and were once included in that group. This species can be found in the Arabian Peninsula as well as most of Africa where it prefers scrub, open woodland, semi-desert and cultivated areas. It lays two or three eggs in a cup nest in a tree or bush. Similar to shrikes, this bird hunts insects and other small prey...

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