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Al Karak

agricultural projects such as the planting of 5,000 grape vines at Madeba. One estimate of the population of the town and the surrounding area at this time gives a total of 10,000. Of these 2,000 were Orthodox Christians (Greek Orthodox) whose Church, St George, had been built in 1849. The Latin Mission was established in 1874 and in 1886 Al Majali gave permission to the English Mission (Church Missionary Society) to work in the town. Hill, Gray (1896) ''PEF Quarterly Report'', page 24. The town's Orthodox school had 120 boys and 60 girls. The same source notes that the town's Mufti had been educated in Hebron and al Azhar, Cairo, and that there was a newly built mosque. Dowling, page 329. Merchants from Damascus came to the town twice each year. Hill, page 24. Who also notes that in 1896 there were three Jews living in the town. Following the San Remo conference, 1920, Great Britain was given a mandate to govern the area. The newly appointed High Commissioner in Jerusalem, Herbert Samuel, sent several officials east of the River Jordan to create a local administration. Major Alec Kirkbride was based in Al Karak with a small detachment of policemen. He established what he named ''The National Government of Moab'' with himself as president. In January 1921 Emir Abdullah Hussein (Abdullah I of Jordan) began assembling an army in Ma'an and announced his intention to attack the French (France) in Syria. After a brief consultation with his superiors Kirkbride's government welcomed the arrival of the Emir. At the Cairo conference (Cairo Conference (1921)), March 1921, Abdullah was recognised by the British as ruler of Emirate of Transjordan. Sykes, Christopher (1965) ''Cross Roads to Israel: Palestine from Balfour to Bevin.'' New English Library Edition (pb) 1967. Pages 52,53. In the 1920s, Karak had a population of 8,000 and had the third largest urban population (after Amman and Salt (Salt, Jordan) with 20,000 each) in Transjordan (Emirate of Transjordan). Encyclopaedia Britannica (1929), Volume 22. Page 414. In August 1996, there were food riots in the town after the government increased the price of bread. Mannheim, Ivan (2000) '' Jordan Handbook.'' Footprint Handbooks. ISBN 1-900949-69-5. Page 227. Demographics Karak's metropolitan population was estimated to be 68,800 in 2013, making up 31.5% of the total population of the Karak Governorate. Most of the population of the city are Muslims (75%) and there is also a significant Christian population (25%). In general, the percentage of Christians in Karak is among the highest in Jordan. ) is one of the governorates of Jordan, located south-west of Amman, Jordan's capital. Its capital is Al Karak. It borders Madaba (Madaba Governorate) and the Capital (Amman Governorate) Governorates to the north, Ma'an Governorate from the east, Tafilah Governorate from the south, and the Dead Sea form the west. - align center style "background:#f0f0f0;" 1 align left '''Capital Department (Al-Qasabah)''' style "background:#f0f0f0;" لواء قصبة الكرك align left includes the city of Al Karak and 35 other towns and villages style "background:#f0f0f0;" 64,850 Al Karak - '''Kerak Castle''' is a large crusader castle (crusader castles) located in Kerak (Al Karak) in Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. Construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan (Pagan the Butler), Fulk of Jerusalem's butler. The Crusaders called it ''Crac des Moabites'' or "Karak in Moab", as it is frequently referred to in history books. Kerak should not be confused with Krak des Chevaliers. thumb left 250px The Upper court (File:Karak Castle 01.jpg)


Kufra

 km and can be observed from space. This is one of Libya's largest agricultural (agriculture) projects. Because only about 2 percent of Libya's land receives enough rainfall to be cultivated, this project uses the underground aquifer. The green circles in the desert frequently indicate tracts of agriculture supported by center-pivot irrigation. The agricultural project is an easy-to-recognize landmark for orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station. ref>


Hebron

their three years of military service. There were also 200 Circassian (Adyghe people) cavalry. Bliss, page 220. Dowling page 329. One of his achievements was the disarming of the local population. He also established a Military Hospital with a Jewish doctor; enforced the regulation of coinage and weights and measures; introduced a weekly postal service to Jerusalem, Damascus and Ma'an; and set up agricultural projects such as the planting of 5,000 grape vines at Madeba. One estimate of the population of the town and the surrounding area at this time gives a total of 10,000. Of these 2,000 were Orthodox (Greek Orthodox) whose Church, St George, had been built in 1849. The Latin Mission was established in 1874 and in 1886 el Mujely gave permission to the English Mission (Church Missionary Society) to work in the town. Hill, Gray (1896) ''PEF Quarterly Report'', page 24. The town's Orthodox school had 120 boys and 60 girls. The same source notes that the town's Mufti had been educated in Hebron and al Azhar, Cairo, and that there was a newly built mosque. Dowling, page 329. Merchants from Damascus came to the town twice each year. Hill, page 24. Who also notes that in 1896 there were three Jews living in the town. * ''SCO vs IBM'' (SCO v. IBM Linux lawsuit): International Business Machines Corp. files new counterclaims against SCO Group Inc. involving the Linux operating system according to a memo sent to the IBM sales force. Israeli-Palestinian conflict : A Palestinian (Palestinian people) gunman enters a home in Negohot (an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, near Hebron), murders 7-month-old Shaked Avraham and 27-year-old Eyal Yeberbaum, and injures both of the baby girl's parents as they were celebrating the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). The shooter was later killed by Israeli security forces. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Road map for peace : 'Quartet' urges Israel and Palestinians to do more to revive Middle East peace plan. Voicing "''great concern''" at recent Israeli and Palestinian attacks that have stalled the Middle East peace process, a high-level meeting of the diplomatic Quartet of the United Nations, United States, Russian Federation and European Union call on both sides to take immediate action to revive the Road map for peace. April 4, gendarmes from an Israel Border Police undercover unit surrounded a house in Hebron where a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades who supplied weapons to militants was holed up, along with his brother. The gendarmes demanded that the two men surrender. Shots were fired at the troops, killing one of the gendarmes. After a gubattle lasting several hours, troops stormed the house, discovering the suspect's wounded brother. The arms merchant was found to have fled. Border Police Supt. Patrick Peleg A Midrash refers to Caleb being devoted to the Lord and to Moses, splitting from the other scouts to tour Hebron on his own and visit the graves of the Patriarchs (Cave of the Patriarchs). The Biblical Amorites seem to have originally occupied the region stretching from the heights west of the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:7) to Hebron (13:8; Deut. 3:8; 4:46-48), embracing "all Gilead and all Bashan" (Deut. 3:10), with the Jordan valley (Jordan Valley (Middle East)) on the east of the river (4:49), the land of the "two kings of the Amorites," Sihon and Og (Deut. 31:4; Josh. (Book of Joshua) 2:10; 9:10). Both Sihon and Og were independent kings. These Amorites seem to have been linked to the Jerusalem region, and the Jebusites may have been a subgroup of them. The southern slopes of the mountains of Judea are called the "mount of the Amorites" (Deut. 1:7, 19, 20). Upon hearing the news that the Jewish communities in Gilead, Transjordan (Transjordan (Bible)), and Galilee were under attack by neighboring Greek (Hellenistic civilization) cities, Judah immediately went to their aid. Judah sent his brother, Simeon, to Galilee at the head of 3,000 men; Simeon proceeded to successfully fulfill his task, achieving numerous victories and transplanted a substantial portion of the Jewish settlements, including women and children, to Judea. He personally led the campaign in Transjordan, taking with him his brother Jonathan. After fierce fighting, he defeated the Transjordanian tribes and rescued the Jews concentrated in fortified towns in Gilead. The Jewish population of the areas taken by the Maccabees was evacuated to Judea. Galilee, however, does not seem to have been evacuated of its Jewish population, since two generations later, when John Hyrcanus conquered it, he found it largely inhabited by Jews. At the conclusion of the fighting in Transjordan, Judah turned against the Edomites in the south, captured and destroyed Hebron and Maresha. Josephus Flavius ''Antiquities of the Jews'' Book 12 Chapter 8 paragraph 6. He then marched on the coast of the Mediterranean, destroyed the altars and statues of the pagan gods in Ashdod, and returned to Judea with much spoils. '''Safed''' ( WikiPedia:Hebron


East Timor

support to communities as well as disaster relief teams that serve in natural disasters and war zones. It also supports preschools and orphanages in poor communities, runs primary health care programs, and is also involved in building and construction, water and agricultural projects. In recent years ARMS has launched the Buzz Off campaign against malaria and the Donna McDermid memorial fund which addresses gender injustice and sexual abuse in the developing world. http


Papua New Guinea

identification of the customary landowners than hitherto and their more specific authorisation before any land arrangements are determined; (a major issue in recent years has been a land grab, using, or rather misusing, the Lease-Leaseback provision under the Land Act, notably using 'Special Agricultural and Business Leases' (SABLs) to acquire vast tracts of customary land, purportedly for agricultural projects, but in an almost all cases as a back-door mechanism for securing tropical forest resources for logging — circumventing the more exacting requirements of the Forest Act, for securing Timber Permits (which must comply with sustainability requirements and be competitively secured, and with the customary landowners approval). Following a national outcry, these SABLs have been subject to a Commission of Inquiry, established in mid-2011, for which the report is still awaited for initial presentation to the Prime Minister and Parliament. Demographics


Damascus

the regulation of coinage and weights and measures; introduced a weekly postal service to Jerusalem, Damascus and Ma'an; and set up agricultural projects such as the planting of 5,000 grape vines at Madeba. One estimate of the population of the town and the surrounding area at this time gives a total of 10,000. Of these 2,000 were Orthodox (Greek Orthodox) whose Church, St George, had been built in 1849. The Latin Mission was established in 1874 and in 1886 el Mujely gave permission to the English Mission (Church Missionary Society) to work in the town. Hill, Gray (1896) ''PEF Quarterly Report'', page 24. The town's Orthodox school had 120 boys and 60 girls. The same source notes that the town's Mufti had been educated in Hebron and al Azhar, Cairo, and that there was a newly built mosque. Dowling, page 329. Merchants from Damascus came to the town twice each year. Hill, page 24. Who also notes that in 1896 there were three Jews living in the town. Death Guy was released from his imprisonment in Damascus in 1188, when Saladin realized that returning him would cause strife in the crusader camp and that Guy was a less capable leader than certain others who now held sway. The queen joined him when they marched on Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)) in 1189, the only city in the kingdom that had not fallen. Conrad of Montferrat, brother of Sibylla's first husband William, had taken charge of the city's defences. However, he denied them entrance, refusing to recognise Guy's claim to the remnant of the kingdom, and asserting his own claim to hold it until the arrival of the kings from Europe (in accordance with Baldwin IV's will). After about a month spent outside the city's walls, the queen followed Guy when he led a vanguard of the newly arrived Third Crusade against Muslim-held Acre, desiring to make that town the seat of kingdom. Guy besieged the town for two years (see Siege of Acre (Siege of Acre (1189–1191))). At the President's request, Syrian troops entered Lebanon, occupying Tripoli (Tripoli, Lebanon) and the Bekaa Valley, easily brushing aside the LNM and Palestinian defenses. A cease-fire was imposed, Fisk, pp. 78-81 but it ultimately failed to stop the conflict, so Syria added to the pressure. With Damascus supplying arms, Christian forces managed to break through the defenses of the Tel al-Zaatar refugee camp in East Beirut, which had long been under siege. A massacre (Tel al-Zaatar Massacre) of about 2,000 Palestinians followed, which unleashed heavy criticism against Syria from the Arab world. In September 1997 an Israeli Mossad team tried to assassinate Hamas political chief, Khaled Mashal by drizzling poison in his ear. WikiPedia:Damascus commons:دمشق


Burma

relief teams that serve in natural disasters and war zones. It also supports preschools and orphanages in poor communities, runs primary health care programs, and is also involved in building and construction, water and agricultural projects. In recent years ARMS has launched the Buzz Off campaign against malaria and the Donna McDermid memorial fund which addresses gender injustice and sexual abuse in the developing world. Christian Aid


Cambodia

for the poor and needy both within Australia and overseas. ARMS works in nations such as East Timor, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, India, Zambia, Vietnam and China. It provides medical support to communities as well as disaster relief teams that serve in natural disasters and war zones. It also supports preschools and orphanages in poor communities, runs primary health care programs, and is also involved in building and construction, water and agricultural

projects. In recent years ARMS has launched the Buzz Off campaign against malaria and the Donna McDermid memorial fund which addresses gender injustice and sexual abuse in the developing world. Christian Aid and Development Organisation - ARMS An '''agrarian society''' is a society that depends on agriculture as its primary means for support and sustenance. The society acknowledges other means


Indonesia

and orphanages in poor communities, runs primary health care programs, and is also involved in building and construction, water and agricultural projects. In recent years ARMS has launched the Buzz Off campaign against malaria and the Donna McDermid memorial fund which addresses gender injustice and sexual abuse in the developing world. Christian Aid and Development Organisation - ARMS ref>


Vietnam

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