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2009-08-07 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Women around the world want to feel beautiful and good about themselves, and Saudi women are no exception. But is unnecessary plastic surgery contradictory to Islam, which is such a strong guiding force in the kingdom? Read about how plastic surgery has gained popularity in this strict Muslim country. http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/08/plastic-surgery-in-saudi-arabia.html Susie's other blog, Jeddah Daily Photo, publishes a new...

2009-08-06 15:01:00

DALLAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (Nasdaq: ARSD) today announced financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009. Financial and Operational Highlights Sales volume of petrochemical products for the second quarter of 2009 increased approximately 11.7% compared to the same period in 2008. Net Income for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 was $2.6 million and for the six months ended June 30, 2009 increased 46.8% to $6.7 million or...

2009-07-28 01:42:00

MUMBAI, India, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Global economies have had to face the heat of recession in recent years. Sectors which were growing by leaps and bounds and were at a time the most sought after markets to invest in, turned to dust in no time. During such trying times, the only sector, which has remained unscathed, has been telecom. A recent study done by Frost & Sullivan on 'Telecom Companies Capital Expenditure' for South Asia and Middle East market reveals that this...

2009-07-24 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One thing that Susie and her teenaged son miss the most living in Saudi Arabia is going to the movies. Why? Because there are no movie theaters. Read about how the Jeddah Film Festival was canceled just hours before it was scheduled to start. http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/07/film-festival-finished-before-it.html Treat yourself to a photographic look inside Susie's world at her other blog, Jeddah Daily Photo. Just this past...

2009-07-10 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- What is your idea of paradise? Susie writes this week about her own idea of paradise as she gets a break from the heat in Saudi Arabia and continues her summer vacation in the states. http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/07/in-paradise.html http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/07/reverse-culture-shock-nah.htmlh Click on over to Susie of Arabia's Jeddah Daily Photo and discover Saudi Arabia as you've never seen it. This past...

2009-07-03 17:49:01

A Stockholm, Sweden, museum said a decorative Mongolian silver crown that was stolen in 1984 has spent more than 20 years in police storage. Officials with the Museum of Ethnography said the crown, part of a Mongolian woman's costume, disappeared during a power blackout in 1984 and was not seen again until the Swedish Police Service stumbled upon it during renovation of its main Stockholm offices this year, The Local reported Friday. Police said the crown was found in a bag that was...

2009-06-12 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Telemarketing is a huge business in the US, but here in Saudi Arabia, it hasn't really caught on. Join Susie as she looks into telemarketing cosmetics in the Kingdom. http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/06/telemarketing-in-saudi-arabia.html Susie of Arabia's Jeddah Daily Photo Journal posts new photos from Saudi Arabia every day. This past week's entries include photos of the architecture in the oldest section of Jeddah, a misspelled...

2009-05-22 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- You probably already know that women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, but do you know why? Susie highlights the bizarre reasoning for it right from the mouth of a Muslim cleric. So put on your thick skin and check out Susie's Big Adventure this week... http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/05/case-against-women-driving-in-ksa.html Susie of Arabia's Jeddah Daily Photo Journal is a visual treat, bringing you new photos every day...

2009-05-20 17:11:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Linbrook Press announces a new novel, The Dawn of Saudi (ISBN: 978-0977-978-014), authored by Homa Pourasgari, scheduled to be released June 22, 2009. Homa had a desire to write a novel that would depict what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia. The Dawn of Saudi combines real-life turmoil with a fictional tale. "Many Muslim countries look to Saudi Arabia for cultural and behavioral guidance," Homa says. "That's why it was important for...

2009-05-15 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent Saudi judge recently spoke at a conference on domestic violence and condoned men beating their wives to an audience of outraged angry women. Saudi Arabia is an Islamic state which is governed by Islamic laws, which unbelievably seem to support the judge's stance. Read about it in Susie's Big Adventure. http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2009/05/go-ahead-slap-me.html Treat yourself to a peek at Susie of Arabia's Jeddah Daily...