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Shabak Religion

Religion of the Shabak people in northern Iraq, mainly in the Mosul region. Rough estimates make 70% the Shabaks believers in their native religion, while 30%...

Misyar marriage

Arabic: 'al-misyar Marriage institution in Islam, allowing for a lesser form of relationship between man and woman than normal marriage, zawaj. Misyar is an official relationship between man...

Lebanese Civil War

Beirut 1978, Phalangist soldier. War of certain areas of Lebanon lasting for 16 years and 7 months, beginning on April 13, 1975 and ending on October 13,...

Kurds

Young Kurdish woman. Photo: Kurdistan KURD.      Kurdish man in guerilla garment. Photo: Kurdistan KURD.           Kurdish girls. Photo: Kurdistan KURD.       Kurdish men from 19th century. Iranian people living in a landscape called Kurdistan, covering southeastern Turkey, northeastern Syria, northern Iraq,...

Kassites

Subs Language Religion Ancient people of the Middle East, which is principally known for having established the dynasty that ruled Babylonia for about 450 years, starting around 1600 BCE. Much...

Iraq People

Ethnic groups Figures in 1000. Arabs 17,400 60.0% Marsh Arabs 500 % Palestinians 15 0.1% Assyrians 6,000 21.0% Kurds 4,000 14.0% Persians 400 1.4% Turkmens 250 0.9% Shabak 100 0.3% Armenians 60 0.2% Doms 50 0.2% Zaza 45 0.2% Turks 5 <0.1% Qawliya 5 <0.1% Chechens 2.5 <0.1% Due to the borders demarcated high up in the mountains, the lands of Iraq has come to include several ethnic,...

Husayn

Arabic: husayn (Madina c.626- Karbala 680) The central symbolic religious figure of Shi'i Islam; the third Imam; the second son of Ali. Husayn's historical importance was limited before his martyrdom at Karbala in 680,...

Hannibal

Hannibal. (247 BC- Bithynia 182 BCE), Carthaginian general, leader of the famous march across the Alps. Hannibal is primarily known for his efforts in the second Punic war but...

Gulf War

Contents 1. Background for the war 2. Cost of the war 3. Consequences of the war 4. History Third armored division (US) in field during the Gulf War.   US planes over Iraq in April...

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...

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