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  • n. Plural form of sheikdom.


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  • It should look no further than the oil-rich sheikdoms of the Middle East, which after a long history of investing overseas are poised to look seriously at the resource-rich Pacific nation for the first time.

    Australia May Be Poised to Draw Mideast Investment

  • But if the success of SWFs in Asia and the oil-rich sheikdoms of the Middle East are a benchmark, Australia should give the idea closer consideration.

    A Case for an Aussie Sovereign-Wealth Fund

  • But in the one area of the Arab world that continues to be a job-making machine—the oil sheikdoms—Arabs aren't getting as many jobs as they once did.

    Transfer of Jobs to Asian Workers Feeds Discontent

  • Farmers across Australia have reared thoroughbred camels for years on a small scale, selling many to Middle East buyers for breeding stock, or for racing, a popular sport in the Arab sheikdoms of the Persian Gulf.

    Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

  • It was Gates who, in late January 2010, was reported first by The Guardian to be suddenly rushing U.S. missile interceptor ships to the Persian Gulf ostensibly to reassure the Gulf sheikdoms, but in fact as almost everyone surmised to prevent an Israeli preemptive attack on Iran by providing them with a more credible nuclear umbrella.

    How the End Begins

  • Those states, including Jordan, Morocco and the Persian Gulf sheikdoms, have provided a semblance of stability, at least a cold peace with Israel, a bulwark against Islamic extremism and a free flow of oil.

    Pivotal Moment for America

  • A similarly huge question for America is how such forces are handled in the Persian Gulf's sheikdoms, and particularly the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    Pivotal Moment for America

  • In an editorial published last March in the Sydney Morning Herald, Ms. Rinehart laid out a plan for Australia's economy that included her arguments against the introduction of a minerals tax and reasons for supporting the introduction of a guest-workers program similar to ones in operation in Persian Gulf sheikdoms and Singapore.

    Mining Heiress Boosts Stake in Australia's Fairfax

  • They look at the popular uprisings that began in Tunisia and have burned across the military-backed dictatorships of North Africa and the sheikdoms of the Arabian Gulf and see the resurrection of the Arab dream of destroying Israel.

    Israelis split on impact of Middle East uprisings

  • Dubai is one of seven small sheikdoms carved out of a corner of the Arabian Peninsula, a hot, dry land on the Persian Gulf once prized for pearls and slaves.

    Protests unlikely in 'oasis' of United Arab Emirates


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