Middle East

Nabeel's Song: A Family Story of Survival in Iraq

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Mesopotamian societies became highly stratified, and an enormous gap divided rich and poor. The US-based Council on Foreign Relation notes that In addition to its military wing, the so-called Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigade, Hamas devotes much of its estimated $70-million annual budget to an extensive social services network. In 1939, after two long years of haggling, France conceded the Sanjak of Alexandretta to Turkey in a bid for Turkish neutrality in the event of war;24 the decision was bitterly resented by the Arab nationalists.
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The Cruel Way: Switzerland to Afghanistan in a Ford, 1939

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MEDEA Database MEDEA (European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Co-operation) is a hypertext encyclopedic database for much that is significant in the political arena of the Middle East today. Beirut, the capital of Lebanon that is so loved by all Arabs: The city has long been a focal point both of Arab life and of Arab strife. If you would like to calculate the inflation rate between two dates using the Consumer Price Index data from this chart, use our handy easy to use Inflation calculator or you might prefer to use our Cost of Living Calculator to compare the costs in two cities.
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Political Leaders and Democracy in Turkey

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Indicators for this goal: the ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary, and tertiary education; the ratio of literate females to males among 15-to-24-year-olds; the share of women in wage employment in the nonagricultural sector; and the proportion of seats in national parliament held by women. The state was officially inaugurated in 1963. These "Slave Kings" thus founded the Sult.ânate of Delhi. The new law meant that for the first time a peasant could be deprived not of title to his land, which he had rarely held before, but rather of the right to live on it, cultivate it and pass it on to his heirs, which had formerly been inalienable...
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Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee

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Dupuy summed up: "The combination of thorough and efficient planning, careful security, the achievement of complete surprise, and the highly efficient execution of carefully prepared plans, resulted in one of the most memorable water crossings in the annals of warfare. South of Ellsworth was the Mother Bickerdyke Home for old soldiers and their families, named for Mary Bickerdyke, famed Civil War nurse and social worker. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.
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The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis

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MERIP has also posted on its website primers on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and a backgrounder on the US-led war in Iraq in 2003. Despite decades of exploration worldwide, we have not found ‘another Middle East.’ Source: Rasoul Sorkhabi The term ‘Middle East’ is not without problems. Fort Riley became a permanent post since it was at the center of the nation’s railroad network. Israel reacted with brutality, but managed neither to restore its effective police power nor to place the fearful Palestinian middle classes back in the saddle.
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Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In

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This does coincide well with Islam as there are numerous references in the Qur’anic verses and Hadiths regarding liberty and equality. The Middle East and North Africa span both poles of migration: as countries of migrant destination, particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and as countries of migrant origin. These winds are strong, and often give rise to severe dust or sand storms. This is not to say that during the war, the Jewish forces did not expel any Arab groups, even villages, who were thought to be involved in the "war of extermination" of the Jews.
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Confessions of a Mullah Warrior

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The PLO includes different political and armed groups with varying ideological orientations. See also --formatted for the web -- Prof. Cole's academic papers in the field of Iranian and Baha'i Studies. The decline in water levels in dams could negatively affect electricity generation and suppliers may have to resort to other sources such as natural gas. This scenario is in all likelihood a pipe dream. Today, my partner Marty Orlick talks about a recent case that offers property owners and operators some relief against this type of harassment. continue reading → Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop on North Jefferson, between Randolph and Washington, bringing a total of 336 new rooms to the heart of downtown Chicago. continue reading → Hilton Garden Inn today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Olympia.
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Saddam S Bombmaker: The Daring Escape of the Man Who Built

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Neither the culture nor the cuisine of the Middle East is uniform, and though there are some similarities found throughout the area, culture here varies from country to country and region to region. Frances Kazan, The Dervish (2013), about a young widow who joins her sister, married to an American consul, in Istanbul in 1919 on the eve of Mustafa Kemal's struggle for Turkish independence; sequel to Halide's Gift. Palestinian attempts to set up a real state were blocked by Egypt and Jordan.
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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers

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The shrine has since been a place of pilgrimage for families with deaf children, of whatever religion. As with Afghanistan the US’s next target was also partly of their own making, due to their firm support of Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran in the 1980’s. XX: 111 ( p. 68), and XXI: 1-6) ( pp. 74-75), punishments on the limbs of sinners. We are experiencing some problems, please try again. Before withdrawing, the French forced the Ottomans to set up a new administrative system for the area guaranteeing the appointment of Christian governors, over whom the French came to have great influence.
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The History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt 1899

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I now devote my time to reading, writing and thinking about the interaction of power, of histories, of nations and of people - especially relating to the Middle East. In 2007, the ‘UAE Government Strategy’ introduced by the Sheikh refurbished the government, resulting in a more effective structure. Low prices favored all oil importing countries but especially Germany and Japan, with their large industrial base.