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2009-11-13 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Honor killings are barbaric and archaic yet they continue to happen with frightening frequency all over the world. The reasons for committing these murders are as feeble as they come.

2009-11-06 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Blaming all Muslims for what happened on 9/11/2001 is a gross injustice. Putting it in writing on a memorial plaque would only fuel more hatred. Read about the controversy on the latest post on Susie's Big Adventure.

2009-10-30 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sex is a taboo subject in Saudi Arabia, so much so that for discussing his sex life on television, a Saudi man has been sentenced to five years in prison and 1000 lashes.

2009-09-25 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Susie examines the sacrifices and freedoms she has given up to move to Saudi Arabia and comes to the realization that it took some courage to do it. Read her latest post on Susie's Big Adventure.

2009-09-11 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all sat next to them on an airplane - the grubby looking man who desperately needs a shower, or the person whose breath is so noxious it makes you gag.

2009-09-04 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Toilet facilities vary greatly around the world.

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2009-08-25 16:20:00

Scientists from Stanford University have teamed up with Israeli and Jordanian researchers to protect the Gulf of Aqaba, a strategic waterway whose fragile marine ecosystem is vital to both Israel and Jordan.

2009-07-20 13:21:19

Yemen plans to replace an oil refinery in Aden to cope with rising oil demand and to develop chemical products made from petroleum, the government said Monday. The existing refinery, in the port city whose ancient, natural harbor lies in the crater of an extinct volcano, is too old and small to respond adequately to demand, the official Yemeni government news agency Saba quoted the government as saying. The economic committee of the Majlis al Shura, or consultative council, is studying the...

2009-07-12 00:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Charter International (ACI), a leading aviation solutions provider in Arabia, Africa, Asia and Asia Pacific announces their commitment to sourcing world wide Hajj Charters for 2009. Air Charter International has successfully operated Hajj movements since 2003 from Iraq, Afghanistan, Morocco and the Maldives.

2009-07-03 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Some people experience reverse culture shock after living abroad and then returning to their homeland. Susie is back in America right now and this week she writes about what it's like to be back.


Latest Red Sea Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

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2007-12-18 14:34:45

The Silver Moony (Monodactylus argenteus), is a perciform fish found in the Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, North to the Yaeyamas, south to New Caledonia and Australia. This fish is often kept in brackish water aquaria. Silver moony has a silver body in a triangular shape. They have big eyes and crossed with a dark ray. Its fins are silver with yellow reflection.

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2007-04-19 05:56:14

The Bluespotted ribbontail ray, Taeniura lymma, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae, found around coral reefs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands north to southern Japan and south to northern Australia, between latitudes 32° N and 30° S. The bluespotted ribbontail ray is a colorful stingray with large bright blue spots on an oval, elongated disc and with blue longitudinal stripes on the tail. The snout is rounded and angular,...

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2007-04-05 00:11:48

The Spotted garden-eel, Heteroconger hassi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia, at depths of between 22.97 and 147.64 ft (7 and 45 m). Length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm), and the body diameter is up to about .55 in (14 mm). The markings on the spotted garden-eel are variable but usually...

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Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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