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LuLu Hypermarket extensive supermarket in arabia

The main focus area of LuLu Hypermarket will be the extensive supermarket section with fresh vegetables, fruits, butchery and delicatessen serving hot and ready-to-eat foods and special counters serving the best of bakes and cakes and an array of Arabic sweets and delicacies apart from wide range of electronics and IT products, white goods, garments, sports equipment etc. In keeping with its endeavour to provide the best quality products in the most hygiene way, LuLu Hypermarket has invested heavily in special areas like state-of-the-art storing facilities, latest baking and cooking machines. The new hypermarket has ample parking facility for more than 1,000 vehicles.

4th Gulf Glass exhibition in Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC)

Gulf Glass 2011 is not only the biggest glass show in the region, but is also the only truly pan-Middle Eastern show dedicated to the entire glass industry. Gulf Glass 2011 is where the global glass industry meets, bringing together high profile, truly international exhibitors from all areas of the business, with over 20 countries represented. The exhibition boasts an exhibitor list that includes well over 100 of the world’s industry leaders. And with up to 3,000 international visitors expected this year, Gulf Glass is inarguably the best attended glass show in the entire region.

Chairman of the Glass & Glazing Federation MENA Region

The inauguration followed a short press conference, where Industry experts and supporters of the Gulf Glass series explained the importance of the region; Steve Lipscombe, Vice Chairman of the Glass & Glazing Federation MENA Region, Ann-Marei Zwickirsch, Exhibition Manager of Germany’s Machinery Association VDMA, and Renata Gaffo, Director of Italy’s Machinery Association GIMAV.

Gulf Glass 2011 opens at ADNEC

The 4th Gulf Glass exhibition was inaugurated today by His Excellency Sheikh Mubarak Salem Musallam Al Ameri, Second Vice-President of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), in the presence of high-level officials and exhibitors from over 20 countries.

President of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The new Lulu Hypermarket was inaugurated by H.E Mohamed Thani Murshed Ghannam Al Rumaithi, President of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and is located in the East baniyas area off the Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road. Lulu Hypermarket covers an area of 180,000 sq. ft and will offer a whole world of shopping convenience with popular brands of a wide variety of product lines under one roof. Obviously the main focus area of LuLu Hypermarket will be the extensive supermarket section with fresh vegetables, fruits, butchery and delicatessen serving hot and ready-to-eat foods and special counters serving the best of bakes and cakes and an array of Arabic sweets and delicacies apart from wide range of electronics and IT products, white goods, garments, sports equipments etc. In keeping with its endeavor to provide the best quality products in the most hygiene way, Lulu hypermarket has invested heavily in special areas viz., state of the art storing facilities, latest baking and cooking machines, etc. The new hypermarket has ample parking facility for more than 1000 vehicles. The outlet is expected to become the shopping destination of choice for the residents of Baniyas and nearby areas.

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The LuLu Hypermarket chain, the number one local player in the region, has further expanded its presence by opening the 88th branch in Baniyas, a bustling town just off the city limits of Abu Dhabi. The new LuLu Hypermarket was inaugurated by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Thani Murshed Ghannam Al Rumaithi. The LuLu Hypermarket covers an area of 180,000 square feet and will offer a whole world of shopping convenience with popular brands of a wide variety of product lines under one roof.

New LuLu hypermarket opens in Abu Dhabi

The LuLu Hypermarket chain, the number one local player in the region, has further expanded its presence by opening the 88th branch in Baniyas, a bustling town just off the city limits of Abu Dhabi. The new LuLu Hypermarket was inaugurated by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Thani Murshed Ghannam Al Rumaithi. The LuLu Hypermarket covers an area of 180,000 square feet and will offer a whole world of shopping convenience with popular brands of a wide variety of product lines under one roof.

Lulu Opens 88th hypermarket in Baniyas

The LuLu Hypermarket chain, the number one local player in the region, has further expanded its presence by opening the 88th branch in Baniyas, a bustling town just off the city limits of Abu Dhabi. The new LuLu Hypermarket was inaugurated by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Thani Murshed Ghannam Al Rumaithi. The LuLu Hypermarket covers an area of 180,000 square feet and will offer a whole world of shopping convenience with popular brands of a wide variety of product lines under one roof.

Executive director of Lulu, prominent business in Saudi Arabia

His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Abdulla Bin Abdul Aziz in the presence of H.E. Talmiz Ahmad, India’s Ambassador to the Kingdom, MD Mallya, Chairman of Bank of Baroda, one of India’s’ leading public sector Bank, Ashok Gupta, Chief Executive for GCC-Bank of Baroda, Yusuff Ali MA, Managing Director, Saifee Rupawala CEO, Ashraf Ali, Executive director of Lulu, prominent businessmen, government officials and other dignitaries inaugurate the 89 the branch LULU in Riyadh Avenue in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

NRI businessman MA Yusufali in the UAE Zakat Fund Director Board

Renowned NRI businessman MA Yusufali has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the UAE government’s Zakat Fund. The decision to appoint Yusufali at the top post was taken by the UAE Federal Government, thus making him the first Indian to decorate the position. The tenure is for three years.

Lulu racing ahead with its expansion plans

With a clear focus on consolidating its retail dominance in the region, the LULU hypermarkets chain is expanding in both existing as well as new markets around the Gulf region. The 89 outlet of Lulu Hypermarket was opened today in Riyadh, the second in the city

EMKE Group retail developments outside the UAE

■Al Khobaar Lulu Hypermarket, Saudi Arabia, opened 11 November 2009, 76th store, 23,000 sq meters (250,000 sq feet), location on King Fahd Street.
■Al Khor Mall, Qatar (under development) - 72,000 sq meters (775,000 sq feet) built up area, car parking for 1100 cars
■Al Wakrah Mall, Qatar (under development) - 69,000 sq meters (740,000 sq ft) built up area, Lulu hypermarket, 1750 car parks
■Boushar Mall, Muscat, Oman (under development around an already existing Lulu Hypermarket) - 93,000 sq meters (1 million sq ft), 2500 car parks, in the Muscat diplomatic area, expected footfall of 10m people per year.
■Lulu International Shopping Mall in Edappally, Kochi / Cochin, Kerala, India - shopping mall, commerical tower for airlines and the aviation sector, and 5 star 300 room Marriot hotel - 2.2 million square feet, scheduled completion end 2010, value AED 1.1 billion. Will be the largest shopping mall in India according to launch announcement in August 2008. Consultants W.S. Atkins of the UK, facilities will include 7 cinema theatres, family amusement center with bowling alley, 50,000 sq ft food court, restaurants, coffee shops and cafes.
■Lulu Hypermarket Al Gharafa, Qatar - 25,000 sq m (270,000 sq ft) on two floors, 900+ car parks. Shops and facilities include Doha Bank, Joyalukkas jewellers, Mary Brown, Watch Corner, Top Note, Al Dar Optics, Asgharali, Hour Choice, pharmacy, money exchange, optical center.
■Lulu Shopping Centre Oman - open 1999
■Lulu supermarkets and hypermarkets in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Yemen. Under development in Bahrain, India, and Saudi Arabia.
■Emke announced in October 2006 plans to enter the Saudi Arabia market with developments in Al Khobar, Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh

EMKE Group shopping centers and hypermarkets in the UAE

■Lulu's supermarkets and hypermarkets - in all seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaima, Sharjah, Umm Al Quawain) and other GCC countries. A total of 75 with the opening of one in Al Ain in August 2009.
■Al Falah Plaza, Abu Dhabi
■Al Raha Mall, Abu Dhabi, open 2007
■Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, open 2007
■Emirates General Market, Abu Dhabi
■Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi, open 2008
■Madinat Zayed Mall
■Mazyad Mall, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, open 2009
■Lulu Center
■Lulu Express - smaller versions of Lulu Hypermarkets (there's one in the new Mazayad shopping mall in Mussaffah)
■Lulu Hypermarkets - most recent open in Saniya / Sanaiya, Al Ain August 2009 - 150,000 sq ft on two levels
■Lulu Shopping
■Lulu Supermarket
■Mushrif Mall

EMKE Group subsidiaries and business interests

■Al Tayeb Meat Establishment - importer and distributor of fresh and frozen meat from Australia, India, Netherlands (Holland). Also re-exports meat from EMKE Group plants in India to Africa and the GCC.
■Amroon Foods, Uttar Pradesh, India - Halal compliant abattoir
■Benin Trading Company (BTC) - consumer goods and agricultural products sales and distribution in Africa
■EK Prima Exports, Bangkok, Thailand - distributor and wholesaler of toys?
■EK Prima Exports, Hong Kong - consumer goods distributor and wholesaler
■EMKE Commodities Ltd, Kenya - distributes agicultural products to Africa
■EMKE Garments, Kenya - same as or a subsidiary of EMKE Commodities?
■EMKE General Trading - import and distribution of worldwide consumer products, marketing of own-label goods
■EMKE Indian School Abu Dhabi - proposed in April 2010 by the Emke Group Managing Director, Yousef Ali M A.
■EMKE Stores - import and wholesale distribution of FMCG and household appliances, and ship chandler
■Fair Exports (India) Ltd - meat processing and export company with 3 plants in India (Cochin, Mumbai, New Delhi - Shahibabad)
■Gulf Star Establishment, Abu Dhabi, UAE
■Huda Shipping International - PO Box 4048, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tel +971-2-6731828, fax +971-2-6731829. Shipping agent.
■Line Investments & Property LLC - shopping mall developer and manager
■Nutfoods East Africa
■PTEK Prima Ekspor (or TEK Prima Ekspor?), Jakarta, Indonesia - exports a wide range of Indonesian products to many different countries around the world
■Syscom College - IT and computer training courses
■Syscom Computer Establishment - provides educational and IT services
■Syscoms Information Technology - umbrella for IT subsidiaries
■Syscom Institute - offers IT training
■Space International Travels - travel agency in Abu Dhabi (for terrestrial travel, not space

Properties of Emke Group in Oman

Last Monday's burning down of Lulu Hypermarket in Sohar may have cost the Yusuffali M A-promoted Emke Group RO6.5mn, said the insurer of the 200,000sq ft property.  The insurer said that there is “nothing left to reclaim” and the damage is pegged to the entire insured sum of RO6.5mn, excluding the insurance of the building which housed the Lulu outlet. A highly placed official of the company, that has insured all the properties of the Emke Group in Oman, told Muscat Daily that this has been the biggest loss for them so far and whether they would settle the entire claim is still unclear.  We have sent our surveyors to the site but there is nothing left there at all,” the official said. He added that the underwriting claims may be a little difficult to settle, since the protests in Sohar that eventually led to the gutting of the hypermarket, may be tagged under ‘political risk’ which is not covered by the insurer. We are looking at all the probabilities and there are chances that the government may intervene. But as of now we are yet to get a clear picture on this,” the official said. He added that motor insurance companies too are expected to express reservations against settling damage claims from car owners whose vehicles were damaged during the protests.Expressing

Outlet of LuLu Hypermarket in Riyadh

The 89th outlet of LuLu Hypermarket was opened yesterday in Riyadh, the second in the city. The new store is located in Riyadh Avenue Mall, which is also owned and managed by LuLu's parent company, the EMKE Group. Located in the Murabba area of Riyadh, the outlet houses many other international brands, restaurants, food courts, jewellery and coffee shops. For EMKE Group, which already has two other outlets in the kingdom, this is the first shopping mall in Saudi Arabia. LuLu Hypermarket, with more than 210,000 square foot of shopping space is the main anchor store and is expected to become a major player in Saudi Arabia's retail sector too. The group is already working on new projects in other parts of the kingdom. We are very clear in our approach to expansion," said LuLu managing director Yusuffali M A. Three years back we had finalised our target of reaching 100 stores and we are firmly on track to achieve that. I am very confident about the economic situation of Saudi Arabia and have full trust in the visions of King Abdullah and we are fully committed to continue our forwards march."

Sunni regime of King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa in Saudi Arabia

The United States' influence in the Middle East is plummeting amid the turmoil of the growing anti-government protests, as its longtime ally, Saudi Arabia, is experiencing "growing panic," according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The Sunni Hous of Saud feels increasingly threatened by the potential fall of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the surging Shiite violence in Bahrain where demonstrators are demanding the overthrow of the Sunni regime of King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa. One source said Saudi Arabia's drive for self-preservation is making Washington a "marginal player in the Middle East.

Why Martha Karua looks attractive for 2012

I have always had a soft spot for Gichugu MP Martha Karua. It doesn’t matter that I occasionally disagree with her. There is something deeply attractive about her as a person and politician. As a feminist, I admire strong women who break down the patriarchy. It’s a fact that in Kikuyu culture – and in Kenya – oppressive hetero-patriarchy and misogyny are deeply entrenched. But no society is static. That’s why Ms Karua is polling well among the Kikuyu and the nation at large. In my book, Ms Karua is one of three top presidential candidates – the others are PM Raila Odinga and VP Kalonzo Musyoka. Finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto are out.  Don’t ask me why Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto are “finished”. Let’s stop kidding ourselves. I would advise their supporters to accept reality and move on. Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto – two of the Ocampo Six – are “out for the count”. ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has dealt them a mortal blow. This is fact, not fiction. As a jurist, I have no doubt that the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber will confirm the charges for crimes against humanity against them. These trials typically last forever.

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A federated East Africa has never been so much of a problem among many East Africans. Doubts about the idea have usually been centred on questions of when and how. A survey in Tanzania indicated that people generally accepted the idea but were not quite comfortable with the issue of fast-tracking the federation. At stake also are fears about job-grabbing and resource-sharing, especially land, with “foreigners.” But since its revival over 10 years ago, the East African Community (EAC) has made impressive strides in forging unity. The region already has a Customs Union and a Common Market, all of which are important milestones towards bringing the people of the region together. Yet, fears about union are also genuine. Leaders need to work on them rather than sweep them under the carpet. If the federation is to endure the test of time, it must be founded on very firm ground. It is not idle talk that apart from the spirit of greater cooperation, there has also been a lot of mistrust among the people of the region. Often ignored, is the role of culture. East Africans may think that they have a common language, Kiswahili, which unites them with far greater advantage than many parts of the world. However, the people of East Africa are a cultural mosaic that needs to be patterned in order to benefit from the rich diversity of the people in the attempt to mold one nation. It is a pity that in the rush to become one, East Africa has somewhat overlooked the importance of culture.

Culture factor as it seeks federation in Saudi arabia

A lost opportunity usually has a very high cost to recoup and that is what East Africa is currently learning. The region would have been a federated nation 50 years ago if the countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika had agreed to march to freedom as one country. The arrangement was suggested by Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, who was ready to delay the independence of his country, Tanganyika, which was first among the two others, to shake off the yoke of colonialism. The beauty about it today is that the desire to have a federation has always been the dream of the region’s political leaders who certainly saw far beyond narrow nationalism. Even as the idea now gains renewed momentum, it is more than comforting to realise that we of the present generation are not the first to muse on the idea. Addressing reporters in Dar es Salaam recently, outgoing East African Community (EAC) Secretary-General Juma Mwapachu parried off doubts of ever realising a federation in East Africa by echoing the desire that existed nearly 50 years ago. “East Africa should have been a federation 50 years ago,” Mwapachu said in reply to a journalist's question.

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Gulf Co-operation Council in Saudi Arabia

In most of these spheres and proxy fights, pro-American conservative Arabs have generally lost ground to Iranian/Syrian-led groups in the political and military realms. If Bahrain is now the latest battlefield of ideological and ethnic conflict, the military gesture by the Saudis and Emiratis on behalf of the Gulf Co-operation Council is likely to have the opposite effect than its intended calming goal. It will stoke resentment and opposition by many in Bahrain and around the region who will see this move as an “occupation,” as some Bahrainis have already said. On Tuesday, Bahrain’s King declared a state of emergency.

State of emergency in Bahrain 2011

In most of these spheres and proxy fights, pro-American conservative Arabs have generally lost ground to Iranian/Syrian-led groups in the political and military realms. If Bahrain is now the latest battlefield of ideological and ethnic conflict, the military gesture by the Saudis and Emiratis on behalf of the Gulf Co-operation Council is likely to have the opposite effect than its intended calming goal. It will stoke resentment and opposition by many in Bahrain and around the region who will see this move as an “occupation,” as some Bahrainis have already said. On Tuesday, Bahrain’s King declared a state of emergency.

UAE Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan

The UAE’s Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, said on Monday that the Saudi-UAE move was designed to defuse tensions in Bahrain and “to support the Bahraini government and to get calm and order in Bahrain and to help both the Bahraini government and people to reach to a solution which is for the best for the Bahraini people. This is a legitimate and reasonable goal, but sending in troops from other Arab countries is about the worst possible way to achieve it, given the internal, regional and global contexts in which this occurs.

Saudi Arabia troops to Bahrain

The decision by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to send troops into Bahrain is a cause for concern at three levels: It suggests that conservative Arab leaders in key energy-producing states are worried that unrest in Yemen and Bahrain may spill over into their countries; it accelerates the simmering ideological war between some Arab leaders and Iran, with a strong undertone of Shia-Sunni tensions; and it’s likely to spark fresh tensions in some Persian Gulf states where Shia minorities will raise the level of their demands and protests.

Saudi embassy sources in Pakistan

Highly placed Saudi embassy sources said that none of the embassy officials discussed the case with anybody in the host country, since it is purely a domestic matter of Pakistan. There is no justification whatsoever for any Saudi Arabian to interfere in such things," the sources said. The Saudi ambassador is extremely busy with the subjects of bilateral interests and it is highly unfair to drag Saudi Arabia or its diplomats in any unrelated criminal case," they added. Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has also endorsed the views expressed by the Saudi embassy, and made it clear that the Saudi government and its embassy are not involved in any effort with regard to the Davis case. The government has made its position amply clear in the matter through Foreign Office's submission before the Lahore High Court. There was no mention of any other country in that and hence the discussion about the Saudi Arabia must come to halt," sources quoted the Foreign Office spokesperson, as saying.

Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Aziz Ibrahim bin Saleh Al-Ghadeer

Saudi Arabia or its embassy in Pakistan has no role to play in the case of double murder-accused CIA defence contractor Raymond Davis, who is currently under detention in a Lahore prison. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Aziz Ibrahim bin Saleh Al-Ghadeer had separate meetings with Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Minister of State for Foreign and Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar earlier this week, but no reference to the Davis case came in the course of these meetings, The News reports. Highly placed Saudi embassy sources said that none of the embassy officials discussed the case with anybody in the host country, since it is purely a domestic matter of Pakistan.

Health information technology (HIT) activities in Saudi Arabia

In her current role as Director of the Office of Policy and Planning, she is responsible for considering and addressing the policy implications of key health information technology (HIT) activities. This includes establishing new policies and working with other Federal agencies and organizations and State governments to coordinate efforts and assure that existing and developing policies are consistent (HIT) and health information exchange activities and nationwide goals. She leads ONC’s regulatory and legislative activities and manages ONC’s federal advisory committees, which provide advice on all HIT policy and standards related matters. She is also responsible for the development of ONC’s HIT strategic plan to shape the direction of Federal HIT activities.

Government jobs for Saudi nationals in Saudi Arabia

But they still complain they struggle to get senior government jobs and other benefits like other citizens. The government of Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy without an elected parliament that usually does not tolerate public dissent, denies the allegations. Last month, Saudi authorities released three prisoners after a previous protest by Shi'ites in Awwamiya. Last week, King Abdullah returned to Riyadh after a three-month medical absence and unveiled $37 billion in benefits to help lower- and middle-income people among the 18 million Saudi nationals. It includes pay rises to offset inflation, unemployment benefits and affordable family housing.

Oil wealth of the world's top crude exporter

In the Gulf coast town of Qatif, more than 100 protesters demanded the release of Amir and other detained Shi'ites, witnesses said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Videos posted on YouTube.com showed pictures of what purported to be the protests. There was no immediate confirmation by the government that any protests had been held. Similar demonstrations were held in Qatif and the neighbouring town of Awwamiya on Thursday night. Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite minority mostly live in the east, which holds much of the oil wealth of the world's top crude exporter and is near Bahrain, scene of protests by majority Shi'ites against their Sunni rulers. Saudi Shi'ites in recent years increasingly have practised their own religious rites thanks to reforms introduced by King Abdullah.

Thanks to reforms introduced by King Abdullah

In the Gulf coast town of Qatif, more than 100 protesters demanded the release of Amir and other detained Shi'ites, witnesses said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Videos posted on YouTube.com showed pictures of what purported to be the protests. There was no immediate confirmation by the government that any protests had been held. Similar demonstrations were held in Qatif and the neighbouring town of Awwamiya on Thursday night. Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite minority mostly live in the east, which holds much of the oil wealth of the world's top crude exporter and is near Bahrain, scene of protests by majority Shi'ites against their Sunni rulers. Saudi Shi'ites in recent years increasingly have practised their own religious rites thanks to reforms introduced by King Abdullah.

Protests and marches in Saudi arabia

Saudi Arabia has banned all protests and marches following recent anti-government protests in the kingdom’s east, reports say. State television on Saturday quoted the interior ministry as saying that security forces would use all measures to prevent any attempt to disrupt public order. The ban on public demonstrations comes amid media reports of a huge mobilisation of Saudi troops in Shia-dominated provinces in order to quell any possible uprising.

Saudi Arabia bans protest rallies

Public demonstrations in Saudi Arabia

The kingdom has escaped major protests like those which toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia, but the wave of unrest has reached its neighbors Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Oman. The Council of Senior Clerics affirms that demonstrations are forbidden in this country. The correct way in sharia (Islamic law) of realizing common interest is by advising, which is what the Prophet Mohammad established,” said the statement by the body headed by the Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al al-Sheikh. Reform and advice should not be via demonstrations and ways that provoke strife and division, this is what the religious scholars of this country in the past and now have forbidden and warned against,” said the statement, carried by state media. Security forces have detained at least 22 Shi’ites who took part in protests in the kingdom’s oil-rich east, activists said. Neighboring Bahrain has seen protests by majority Shi’ites against their Sunni rulers. More than 17,000 people backed a call on Facebook to hold two demonstrations in Saudi Arabia this month, the first on Friday. The interior ministry said on Saturday that protests violate Islamic law and the kingdom’s traditions.

Saudi clerics condemn protests and deviant ideas

Saudi Arabia's council of senior clerics issued a statement on Sunday forbidding public protests, which the rulers of the US ally and key oil exporter fear could spread following demonstrations by minority Shiites. The kingdom has escaped major protests like those in Egypt and Tunisia, which toppled leaders, but the wave of unrest has reached its neighbors Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Oman.  The Council of Senior Clerics affirms that demonstrations are forbidden in this country. The correct way in Sharia (Islamic law) of realizing common interest is by advising, which is what the Prophet Mohammad established," said the statement by the body headed by the Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al al-Sheikh. Reform and advice should not be via demonstrations and ways that provoke strife and division, this is what the religious scholars of this country in the past and now have forbidden and warned against," said the statement, carried by state media.

Council of Senior Clerics in Saudi Arabia

All this week, government agencies have been issuing statements banning protests. First it was the interior ministry that promised to take all measures necessary to prevent protests. Then the highest religious establishment, the Council of Senior Clerics, deemed protests and petitions as un-Islamic. The Shura Council, our government-appointed pretend-parliament, also threw its weight behind the interior ministry's ban and the religious decree of prohibition. But you can't blame the clerics or the Shura for making these statements – the status quo is what's keeping them in power and comfortable. Saudis are now faced with a ban on any form of demonstration, and the blocking and censorship of petitions. Moreover, four newspaper writers who had signed one of the petitions are now suspended.

Saudi Arabia is losing its fear

In Riyadh the mood is tense; everyone is on edge wondering what will happen on Friday – the date the Saudi people have chosen for their revolution. The days building up to Friday so far have not been as reassuring as one would like. On 4 March, there were protests in the eastern region and a smaller protest here in Riyadh. The protests in the eastern region were mainly to call for the release of Sheikh Tawfiq al-Amer, who had been detained after giving a sermon calling for a constitutional monarchy. The protest in Riyadh was started by a young Sunni man, Mohammed al-Wadani, who had uploaded a YouTube video a few days before, explaining why the monarchy has to fall. After the protests, 26 people were detained in the eastern region and al-Wadani was taken in soon after he held up his sign near a major mosque in Riyadh. It's not just the people who are on edge; apparently the government is also taking this upcoming Friday seriously. Surprisingly, Sheikh Amer was released on Sunday, while usually political detentions take much longer.

Online English teaching jobs in Saudi arabia

College students who do online teaching jobs are also able to earn money on the side, as additional income to help in financing their studies. While they are in the university, they are able to apply their lessons as they teach English to students online. In fact, this is an even better way to know about the world of teaching before actually going to the more traditional classroom setting. It allows the student to apply teaching skills and know what their strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to teaching, whether English or any other subject matter.

Online Teaching Jobs in Saudi Arabia

Online tutoring has always been in demand in any country. This is because there is always a need to learn a subject, a program, or even a language. And in this modern day and time, when a teacher can’t be in a classroom setting, online teaching jobs have become quite popular because of convenience and at the same time, it is also more affordable. You can be at home or in the office, and be able to learn a new language by talking to someone through your computer. You can arrange schedules according to your availability, making it possible for working individuals to still learn. This is just one of the reasons why an online english teacher is always in demand.

English Teaching opportunities in Saudi Arabia

And in the current situation, Jamri said, the possibility of military intervention is unlikely, given the events of last week, when the army and police fired on protesters, killing seven people. Anti-government demonstrators continued to camp in Manama’s Pearl Square on Wednesday, their ranks swelled by thousands of people welcoming prisoners whom Hamad had released in a bid to facilitate negotiations. Among those released were 23 prisoners who had been held since August, accused of plotting to overthrow the king and engaging in terrorist activities. Many of the former detainees alleged that they had been tortured and beaten while in prison.

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Hamad is likely to tell Abdullah that “we still don’t need” Saudi military assistance, said the Bahraini observer, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the government. “He will tell them we are coping.” But Bahrain’s business-friendly, Western orientation – which, unlike in much of the gulf, allows women to walk with bare arms and alcohol to be readily available in restaurants – also serves as an escape valve for Saudis seeking a break from their country’s stricter rules, analysts said. The Bahraini government has also tried in recent years to clamp down on prostitution, another booming trade on the island. In recent years, an expanded American military presence has provided a counterweight to Saudi influence. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet is docked just south of Manama, somewhat easing Bahraini fears of a Saudi invasion, Bahraini observers said. Bahrain’s survival really depends on two countries, the United States of America and Saudi Arabia,” said Mansoor al-Jamri, a leading Shiite opposition figure who is editor in chief of the independent Bahraini newspaper al-Wasat.

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Saudi Arabia fears a constitutional monarchy in Bahrain,” said Kristin Smith Diwan, an assistant professor at American University who studies Islamic movements in the Persian Gulf. “It’s about empowerment of the Shia and what that might mean for Shia in the eastern province” of Saudi Arabia, she said, in addition to fears about Iran’s influence, which she deemed largely unjustified. In this current crisis, none of the solutions look good for Saudi Arabia,” Diwan said. “A crackdown in Bahrain would be destabilizing. A reform itself would be destabilizing, unless Saudi Arabia was willing to make some reforms.” The two countries are taking a cautious stance. Saudi Arabia controls large sectors of Bahrain’s economy, both through outright gifts of oil and through investment in Bahraini banks, businesses and real estate. And its military is just a 16-mile drive away over the King Fahd Causeway, which was built at least in part for precisely that strategic reason, observers say. In a sign of Bahraini fears, rumors constantly swirl on Manama’s streets about Saudi troop movements and an imminent invasion.

Saudi Arabia’s Watchful Eye Looms Over Bahrain Unrest

On Wednesday morning, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa boarded a plane to pay his respects to King Abdullah of neighboring Saudi Arabia, who had returned home after months abroad for medical treatments. It was a trip that underscored the extent of Saudi Arabia’s sway over the teardrop-shaped island off its eastern shore, as well the prospect that the turbulence still whirling in tiny Bahrain could have outsize repercussions in its giant neighbor. A day after tens of thousands of protesters turned out in Bahrain’s capital, the king is still under pressure from demonstrators who are demanding that he make democratic concessions or step aside. The Shiite-led protesters in Bahrain are demanding that the Sunni royal family grant them equal rights and an equal voice, and majority-Sunni Saudi Arabia is worried that their campaign might give ideas to its own large Shiite minority. In a sign of its own concerns, the Saudi government announced Wednesday that it will pump $10.7 billion into a fund that gives interest-free loans to citizens and that government workers will receive a 15 percent wage increase, among other measures. Bahrain also gave cash to households just before protests erupted last week.

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The average entry-level salary across the countries was $2,888 a month while top-level salaries average $5,318 a month. The remuneration of the academic profession is central to the success of the higher education enterprise everywhere and is also critically important to individual academics around the world," write authors Laura E Rumbley, Iván F Pacheco and Philip G Altbach. The study, they argue, "is unique in its use of broad national-level data and its effort to compare salaries both across countries and employment ranks". The use of PPP measures made it possible to provide reasonably accurate comparisons. Data, the authors report, are relevant from 2004 to 2007. Among the study's key findings are that, unsurprisingly, more developed countries tend to pay higher salaries than less developed countries. "However, there is no lockstep relationship between these two variables," and in less developed countries ratios of salaries to GDP per capita incomes rank higher and the spread between entry- and top-level tends to be greater.

Top-level highest salaries in Saudi Arabia

Overall, making comparisons using the World Bank purchasing power parity (PPP) index, the study finds that China pays academics the lowest salaries at all of three levels surveyed - entry points to the profession, national averages, and the highest levels of the academic job ladder. Canada pays academics most generously at entry level, while average and top-level salaries are highest in Saudi Arabia.

Boston College Center for International Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

Academics in Saudi Arabia are the best paid on earth while scholars in China are the worst off, according to a pioneering just-published global study of salaries conducted by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education in the US. The average academic salary across 15 countries surveyed is US$4,050 a month in purchasing power parity dollars - and lecturers can expect to earn triple their country's per capita estimate - International Comparison of Academic Salaries: An exploratory study.

Saudi Arabia pays academics best, China worst

Hints of the government's tougher line against public criticism could be seen in the last week in the eastern towns of Qatif, Awwamiya and Hofuf. Police presence was heavy at Friday's protests, said journalists covering the events, and at least three Western reporters were detained for several hours afterward. A week ago, the Shiite cleric Sheik Tawfiq Amer was arrested after giving a sermon in Hofuf calling for fundamental reforms, including adopting a constitutional monarchy. Amnesty International says the cleric is being held incommunicado and may be at "risk of torture or other ill-treatment."

Groups of intellectuals in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia warned its few but increasingly emboldened political activists Saturday that it would enforce the law banning public demonstrations, providing fresh evidence of the government's growing nervousness over political unrest among its neighbors and calls for change at home. Saudi Arabia has remained relatively calm as political upheaval has swept the Middle East and North Africa over the last two months. But discontent is lapping at its borders, most notably in Bahrain and Yemen, stoking concerns that widespread calls for change could occur in the kingdom, a key U.S. ally in the region. The threat to enforce the demonstration ban comes after members of the country's Shiite Muslim minority staged small protests Friday in the east, calling largely for the release of political prisoners, according to press reports. The east is home of much of the kingdom's oil wealth.

Scheduled protests for March 11 in Saudi arabia

Is Saudi Arabia next? Activists have scheduled protests for March 11 and 20, and security forces are keeping an eye on their activity. Last month, police cracked down on two protests in Jeddah, arresting dozens in one case and preemptively taking positions in the street in the other. In an attempt to appease the activists, King Abdullah gave away $37 billion in wage increases and other benefits last week, but it appears not to have satisfied the protesters, whose key demand is elections to the Shura Assembly. The next step is a long-anticipated cabinet reshuffle. "If it turns out to be just cosmetic," says Mahmoud Sabbagh, a newspaper columnist, "then my analysis is that reformers will regroup and escalate."

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