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Sanandaj

                        City in northwestern Iran with 300,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) at an elevation of 1521 meters above sea level. Sanandaj is the capital of the Kordestan...

Menes

Other spellings: Min; Mena; Meni Bust of King Menes. King of Egypt, ruling sometime between 3150 and 2925 BCE. According to Manetho, Menes ruled for 62 years and was killed...

Strait of Hormuz

Arabic: madīq hurmuz Persian: tangeh hormoz Strait separating the Persian Gulf to the west and the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea to the east. The strait touches Iran to the...

Jafar as-Sadiq

Arabic: 'abū ¢adullahi ja¢fari bni muhammad (699- 765 CE) The Sixth Imam in the Twelver and Isma'ili traditions of Shi'i Islam. He is one of the most widely respected Imams by Shi'i and Sunni alike...

Travel and Culture: Morocco

This is an online travel guide for foreign visitors to Morocco, allowing you to see all of the countries from your own computer and...

Swedish women

mundhu 'an kuntu murāhiqan 'ahbabtu 'as-sayyidāta s-suwīdiyyāt Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved Swedish women. wa-shāhadtu 'aflāman cadīda bihā sayyidāt suwīdiyyāt shaqrāwât jamīlāt I have seen...

Sudan: Travel & Culture

This is an online travel guide for foreign visitors to Sudan, allowing you to see all of the countries from your own computer and...

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

Yom Kippur War

also called the Ramadan War and October War         The war fought between Israel on one side, and Egypt and Syria on the other, backed by Iraq and Jordan and supported economically by Saudi Arabia. The war...

Ariel Sharon

Hebrew: ari'el sharon Ariel Sharon. (1928-) Israeli prime minister (2001-2006), military officer and politician, a former defense and building minister. Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister in a landslide election...

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