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Saudi Arabia Brands Feminists, Atheists and Homosexuals as 'Extremists'

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Be warned! Saudi Arabia is a confusing and contradictory place at the moment.

If you’re involved in doing business in Saudi Arabia, then you need to be aware of some of the current changes taking place at a cultural level.

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Fatalism in Iranian Culture

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Work with Iranians or doing business in Iran?

Learning about another culture is much more than learning about dos and donts; it’s about understanding their values and their mindset.

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Ramadan - Why are your Muslim colleagues are fasting and how can you support them?

Ramadan - Why are your Muslim colleagues are fasting and how can you support them?

For those of us working in multicultural environments, it’s fair to say that our colleagues may ocassionally observe traditions which we aren’t familiar with. Ramadan is one such occasion.

In the same way that non Muslims may avoid asking questions for fear of intrusion, Muslims may equally avoid going into too much detail about Ramadan for fear of their colleagues not being interested.

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Is Multiculturalism Dead?

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A warning sign with the silhouette of an Orthodox Jewish man wearing a traditional 'Fedora' hat has been found on a lamp-post in north London amid one of the largest Hasidic communities in Europe.

 At a time when the foreigner, the immigrant, the Muslim, the Jew, the Mexican, etc are being constantly vilified by some segments of our media, one should not be surprised by the increasing intolerance towards 'the other'.

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A Brief Introduction to Zoroastrianism

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Did you know that Zoroastrianism is one the oldest religions in the world?

If you're looking for more facts and a quick intro to the religion of Zoroaster, then you're in the right place!

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A Brief Introduction to Jainism

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Welcome to our quick intro to the religion of Jainism.

In it you'll learn some of the basics around the religion.

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How is Easter Celebrated Around the World?

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Easter is nearly upon us and will be celebrated across the world!

Here in the UK we have seen chocolate eggs of all sorts on our market shelves for weeks.

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Why is Understanding the Culture Key to Successfully Doing Business in India?

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Global Real Estate advisor Jones Lang LaSalle have carried out some research into the difficulties that can be encountered by western companies when they enter the Indian market.

The result? Cultural differences are a major obstacle.

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