Persian Gulf

Persian: khalīj-e fārs Arabic: 'al-khalīj 'al-¢arabiyy Gulf bordering Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman, with an area of 240,000 kmē, a maximum depth of 90 meters, and an average depth is...

Kirkuk city

Kurdish: karkuk Arabic: kirkūk Kirkuk City in Iraq with about 710,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), near the foot of the Zagros Mountains, about 350 metres above sea level, in the Kurdish region of Iraq, and...

Tunisia – Select Your Destination

Select your destination Ain Draham Ain Tounga Beja Ben Guerdane Beni Barka Beni Blel Beni Kheddache Beni Zeltane Bir Amir Bishra Bizerte Blidette Bulla Regia Cap Serrat Carthage Chaabet Chemlal Chebika Chemtou Chenini Chott el Jerid Cillium Degache Dougga Douiret Douz Elles Enfidha Al Fahs Al Faouar Gabes Gafsa Galite Archipel Gettoufa and Jelidat Ghar el Melh Ghoumrassen Gightis La Goulette Guermessa Haddej Haidra Hammamet Hammam...

Eastern Rite Churches

Eastern rite churches 2nd column: Adherents in North Africa/Middle East 3rd column: Adherents in in other countries Armenian 92,000 400,000 Chaldean 460,000 ? Coptic 210,000 10,000 Maronite 850,000 650,000 Melkite 700,000 800,000 Syrian 150,000 30,000 TOTAL 2.4 mill. 2 mill. Catholics by country These figures include the Roman Catholic...

Caliph

Arabic: khalīfa SUNNI CALIPHS Abu Bakr 632-634 Umar 1 634-644 Uthman 644-656 Ali 656-661 Umayyads Mu'awiyya 1 661-680 Yazid 1 680-683 Abdullah bni Zubayr 680-692 Mu'awiyya 2 683-684 Marwan 1 684-685 Abd al-Malik 685-705 al-Walid 1 705-715 Sulayman 715-717 Umar 2 717-720 Yazid 2 720-724 Hisham 724-743 al-Walid 2 743-744 Yazid 3 744 Ibrahim 744 Marwan 2 744-750 Abbasids as-Saffah 749-754 al-Mansur 754-775 al-Mahdi 775-785 al-Hadi 785-786 Harun ar-Rashid 786-809 al-Amin 809-813 al-Ma'mun 813-833 al-Mu'tasim 833-842 al-Wathiq 842-847 al-Mutawakkil 847-861 al-Muntasir 861-862 al-Musta'in 862-866 al-Mu'tazz 866-869 al-Muhtadi 869-870 al-Mu'tamid 870-892 al-Mu'tadid 892-902 al-Muktafi ibnu l-Mu'tadid 902-908 al-Muqtadir 908-932 al-Qahir bi'llahi bni l-Mu'tadid 932-934 al-Radi bi'llahi...

Salat

Salat Arabic: 'as-salāt Ritual prayer or divine service in Islam, one of Islam's Five Pillars. The translation of salat into 'prayer' is only partially correct, as the Arabic word for...

Nubia

Contents 1. Peoples 2. Economy 3. Religion 4. Culture 5. History                           Region of modern southern Egypt and northern Sudan, along the Nile, with a history going back 5,000 years in time. The actual borders of Nubia have shifted over time,...

Libya Travel & Culture

Select your destination Acacus Mts Ajdabiyya Akhdar Mts Apollonia Awjila Al-Bayda Benghazi Cyrene Derj Derna Farwa Island Germa Ghadames Gharyan Ghat Ghirza Houn Jadu Jalu Al-Jaghbub Janzur Jouneen Kabaw Al-Khoms Kufra L'Atrun Leptis Magna Misrata Murzuq Nafusa Mts Nalut Qasr el-Haj Qasr Libya Ras al-Ghoul Ras al-Hillal Sabratha Sebha Sirte Slonta Susa Tajura Tarmeisa Tripoli Tobruk Tukra Tulmaytha Ubari Ubari Lakes Villa Sileen Wadi al-Kuf Wadi Methkandoush Wadi Shatti Waw Namus Yefren Zliten Zuwayla

PLO – Palestine Liberation Organization

Arabic: munazzamat 'at-tahrīr filistīnīya The organization that has worked as the official representative for the Palestinian people, and is now the leading force of Palestine. PLO is...

Zayidi

Zaydism Contents1. Theology2. In the Middle East3. HistoryZaydis by countryLast column: % Zaydis of the populationOman60,0002.2%Saudi Arabia1,400,0005.5%Yemen11,200,00047.0%TOTAL *)12,700,0002.8%*) Calculated for the total...

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