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2009-05-01 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all Saudi men are male chauvinist pigs. Susie has spent more than 30 years with her Saudi husband. But many Saudi men have the mentality that women should be kept uneducated, barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. Saudi women can be restricted from working, attending school, and traveling, unless they have the permission of their male guardian. In their efforts to keep women "protected" and hidden away, Susie has come to feel that women are...

2009-04-17 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For those of you living in the USA, yesterday's news was likely filled with images of long lines at post offices and dire reminders to those who like to leave things until the last minute, to get their taxes in on time. No such things here in Saudi Arabia - there are no income taxes at all in this country! Read Susie of Arabia's latest post about taxes and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:...

2009-04-03 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- One would think after almost a year and a half in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that Susie would be used to the bizarre things she sees almost every day. But will she ever really get used to the peculiar ways that the government and the religious faction try to impose a rigid morality on the citizens here? The far-reaching extremes in the area of censorship boggles the mind, and Susie's latest blog post deals with this subject. Here's the...

2009-03-27 13:46:40

Taking photographs during Saudi Arabia's first authorized fashion show was strictly outlawed under Islamic law, a model says. An unidentified model taking part in this week's fashion show in the city of Jeddah said no paparazzi or cameras were present as models showed off new Western and Oriental fashion trends to an all-female audience, al-Arabiya reported Friday. A fashion show in Saudi Arabia is different from anywhere else, the model said. We took part in this one after making sure no...

2009-03-06 07:30:00

Leading Petrochemical Manufacturer to Discuss Growth Strategy at Presentation on March 19, 2009 DALLAS, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (Nasdaq: ARSD) today announced that Nick Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Arabian American Development Company and South Hampton Resources, will present at the B. Riley & Co. 10th Annual Las Vegas Investor Conference at 2:30 p.m. (PDT) on March 19, 2009. The conference will be held at the...

2009-02-20 09:17:13

An Islamic scholar in Saudi Arabia said using ethanol or other alcohol-derived fuels in vehicles may be a sin for Muslims. Sheik Mohamed al-Najimi of the Saudi Islamic Jurisprudence Academy told Saudi newspaper Shams that the prophet Mohammed banned alcohol for all uses -- including buying, selling, carrying and manufacturing, Al-Arabiya reported Friday. Najimi said Muslims who use biofuel, which is made from fermented plants, in their cars are violating the ban since the substance is...

2008-12-23 07:30:00

Company Provides Additional Status Update for Saudi Mining Operations and other Corporate Activities DALLAS, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (Nasdaq: ARSD) today announced several corporate actions approved at the Company's Board of Directors meeting on December 18, 2008. The items include the planned retirement of its current President, CEO and Director, Hatem El-Khalidi on June 30, 2009. Nicholas Carter was named to be the successor to the position of...

2008-10-06 09:00:39

DALLAS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arabian American Development Co. today provided an update on its business activities for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The Company announced that it has completed construction on its South Hampton Resources petrochemical plant expansion and has begun producing product. In conjunction with the expansion, the Company has refinanced its credit facilities with Bank of America. It also announced that it has received a permit to increase its...

2008-09-16 09:00:35

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7842aa/saudi_arabia_food) has announced the addition of the "Saudi Arabia Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. The Saudi Arabia Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Saudi Arabia's food and drink industry. Food price inflation continues to dominate the headlines in Saudi Arabia, increasing the pressure on the government to take whatever actions necessary to...

2008-09-10 15:00:26

According to Addustour newspaper (September 9, 2008), a recently released report by the Central Bank of Jordan shows that the volume of Jordan's iron and steel imports grew to JD 329.1 million in the first half of 2008, an increase of 48% compared with the corresponding period of last year. Ukraine, Russia, and Saudi Arabia supplied 70% of these imports. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC....