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Company. They can also be seen in South Africa, Bahrain and Cyprus, as well as in Israel, where a Chinese-made version of LTI's model TX4 built by Geely Automobile is available for sale. On February 2010, a number of TX4s started operating in the capital of Kosovo - Pristina. They are known as London Taxi. ; born 28 January 1950, Riffa
that is represented in the ''Badgir'' ("wind catchers") that direct the wind into the houses and cool the interior of the houses, a very common style throughout the Persian Gulf. In Bahrain they settled mostly in and around Awadhiya which is now a busy commercial district. The neighborhood contains some of the last remaining houses built in the traditional architectural style featuring badgeer windtowers in Bahrain. Many Bastakis emigrated to Dubai
their small city of Bastak, and use an old style of Persian architecture that is represented in the ''Badgir'' ("wind catchers") that direct the wind into the houses and cool the interior of the houses, a very common style throughout the Persian Gulf. In Bahrain they settled mostly in and around Awadhiya which is now a busy commercial district. The neighborhood contains some of the last remaining houses built in the traditional architectural style featuring badgeer
. Press, 1985, ''ISBN-0-300-03499-7'', p. 397 The Shia ulema did not participate in the formation of Safavid religious policies during the early formation of the state. However, later, the ''ghulat'' doctrines were forsaken, and Arab Twelver Shia ulema resident in Lebanon, Iraq, and Bahrain were brought in increasing numbers. Initially the Shia ulema did not voice dissent about the religious stance of the monarch, but during the following century they were able to impose a stricter version of Shia Islam on both the population and the state. 125px logo thumb left old crest (Image:Al nassr logo.png) Al-Nassr is the Arabic word for "victory". Clubs with the same name are found in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE and Libya but the Saudi Arabian club was the first to take the name. '' '''Africa''' '' '' '''Asia''' '' '' '''Australia''' '' Australia Bahrain Bangladesh Comoros Djibouti East Timor Egypt Eritrea *France India Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Kenya Kuwait Madagascar Malaysia Maldives Mauritius Mozambique Myanmar (Burma) (Myanmar) Oman Pakistan Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Somalia South Africa Sri Lanka Sudan Tanzania Thailand United Arab Emirates *United Kingdom Yemen ''Ashmore and Cartier Islands (AUS (Australia))'' ''Bassas da India (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' ''British Indian Ocean Territory (UK (United Kingdom))'' ''Christmas Island (AUS (Australia))'' ''Cocos (Keeling) Islands (AUS (Australia))'' ''Europa (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' ''French Polynesia (FRA (France))'' ''French Southern Territories (FRA (France))'' ''Glorioso (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' ''Heard Island and McDonald Islands (AUS (Australia))'' ''Juan de Nova (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' ''Mayotte (FRA (France))'' ''Réunion (FRA (France))'' ''Tromelin (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) (FRA (France))'' After the collapse of the Bahmani Sultanat (Bahmani Sultanate), Golkonda rose to prominence as the seat of the Qutb Shahi dynasty around 1507. Over a period of 62 years the mud fort was expanded by the first three Qutb Shahi kings into a massive fort of granite, extending around 5 km in circumference. It remained the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty until 1590 when the capital was shifted to Hyderabad (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh). The Qutb Shahis expanded the fort, whose 7 km outer wall enclosed the city. The state became a focal point for Shia Islam in India, for instance in the 17th century Bahraini clerics, Sheikh Ja`far bin Kamal al-Din and Sheikh Salih Al-Karzakani both emigrated to Golkonda. Juan Cole, ''Sacred Space and Holy War'', IB Tauris, 2007, p44. They beat Qatari club, Al Arabi (Al-Arabi SC (Qatar)) in the first round, with a 4-3 aggregate score. They were then placed in group B, finishing second there, despite very poor results. In the semi-finals, which took place in Bahrain, they went up against a powerful Japanese side Yomiuri (Tokyo Verdy 1969). They defeated the team in extra-time by a score of 2-1. Pas was now in the final, where they would meet Saudi (Saudi Arabia) club, Al-Shabab (Al-Shabab (Saudi Arabia)). On January 22, 1993, in Manama, Bahrain; Pas Tehran defeated Al-Shabab 1-0, becoming Asian champions. What made the feat even more amazing was that most of Pas' players were paid amateur level salaries, they stayed at a very poor hotel, and arrived very late to Bahrain. The chances of the team doing well in the tournament was considered so small that the Iranian Football Federation (IRIFF) didn't even bother to send a representative. publisher Michael Yon Online Magazine accessdate 3 August 2009 That month, he also traveled to Singapore, Bahrain, the Philippines, and Turkey to report on Secretary of Defense (U.S. Secretary of Defense) Robert Gates' security meetings. After a wild and dissipated youth spent in Bahrain, left his native land after peace had been established between the tribes of Bakr and Taghlib and went with his uncle Al-Mutalammis (also a poet) to the court of the king of Hira (Hira (city)), 'Amr ibn-Hind (died c. 568–69), and there became companion to the king's brother. Hira was as the time a vassal of the Persian (Persian Empire) Sasanian Empire. Having ridiculed the king in some verses he was sent with a letter to Dadafruz Gushnasban, the Persian Governor of Southern shores of the Persian Gulf, but Tarafa and his uncle managed to escape during the journey. '''Al Budaiya''' (
- align "left" Bahrain Virgin Megastores style "text-align:center;" 16 - align "left" Bahrain Virgin Megastores style "text-align:center;" 1 When Tabriz was taken, there was not a single book on Twelver Shiaism among the Kizilbash leaders; the book of the well known Allama Al-Hilli was procured in the town library to provide religious guidance to the state. Moojan Momen, "An Introduction to Shi'i Islam", Yale Univ
. The largest demonstration comprised mainly Muslims, there was also a separate demonstration mainly made up of communists.
, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen) slogan '''Trex''', pronounced '''Tricks''' or '''Trix''', and also known as '''Ticks''', is a four-player Palestinian trick-taking (Trick-taking game) card game. Similar to the European game of Barbu (Barbu (card game)), Trex takes on a cycle style in which there are four cycles
. After World War I, Bahrain became open to western influences, and a demand for modern educational institutions appeared. 1919 marked the beginning of modern public school system in Bahrain when the Al-Hidaya Al-Khalifia School for boys opened in Muharraq. In 1926, the Education Committee opened the second public school for boys in Manama, and in 1928 the first public school for girls was opened in Muharraq.
and Cultural Identity. " As with most aspects of Arab Media, censorship plays a large art of creating and distributing films. “In most Arab countries, film projects must first pass a state committee, which grants or denies permission to shoot. Once this permission is obtained, another official license, a so-called visa, is necessary in order to exploit the film commercially. This is normally approved by a committee of the Ministry of Information or a special
approach, concentrating on pre-biblical literature and, as a nautical engineer, recognized the likelihood that it was made, like other ancient large boats and rafts, of reeds. He concluded that the enigmatic "gopher wood" of Genesis 6:14 was in fact a covering of bitumen and reeds (Phragmites), and the words was related to ''kaphar'' or pitch (Pitch (resin)) . He also made the claim that there were two Dilmuns, one located on Bahrain and the original one in the Zagros mountains. Fasold makes this claim in pp. 206-211 of ''The Ark of Noah'', years before archaeologist David Rohl did in chapter eight of his book ''Legend: The Genesis of Civilisation''. There are other similarities between their theories, though arrived at by different methodologies. In 1988, Fasold published his own book, ''The Ark of Noah''. - align "left" Bahrain Virgin Megastores style "text-align:center;" 1 There are several streets called ''Lovers Lane'', including those at Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kersey, Pennsylvania; Boonville, New York; Greenfield, Massachusetts; Southborough, Massachusetts; Northfield, Vermont; Riverton (Riverton, Utah), Utah; Portage, Michigan; Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; Charlestown, New Hampshire; Princeton, New Jersey; Slatington, Pennsylvania; Adliya, Bahrain; Dallas, Texas; Ravenna Township, Portage County, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Newark-on-Trent, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada (Ancaster,_Ontario) and Ludham (both in England). 18 (December 18) *Abdul Amir al-Jamri, 67, Bahraini Shiite (Shia Islam) Muslim cleric, heart failure and kidney failure. Barbera , 95, American (United States) cartoonist, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Productions, natural causes. locations 1,000 (2010) area_served United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Belgium France Saudi Arabia Dubai Kuwait Egypt Bahrain United Arab Emirates The Netherlands Malta Russian Federation Singapore key_people Carl McPhail, Chief Executive
Bahrain is the site of the ancient land of the Dilmun civilisation. Saudi Aramco World : Oman: The Lost Land Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to convert to Islam in 628 AD. Following a period of Arab rule, Bahrain was occupied by the Portuguese (Portugal) in 1521, who in turn were expelled in 1602 by Shah Abbas I (Abbas I of Persia) of the Safavid empire (Safavid dynasty). In 1783, the Bani Utbah clan captured Bahrain from Nasr Al-Madhkur and has since been ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family (House of Khalifa), with Ahmed al Fateh (Ahmed ibn Muhammad ibn Khalifa) as Bahrain's first hakim (Hakim (title)#In Arab countries). In the late 1800s, following successive treaties with the British (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland), Bahrain became a protectorate of the United Kingdom. In 1971, Bahrain declared independence (Bahrain Independence Day). Formerly a state (State of Bahrain), Bahrain was declared a Kingdom (Monarchy) in 2002. Since early 2011, the country has experienced sustained protests and unrest (Bahraini uprising (2011–present)) inspired by the regional Arab Spring, particularly by the majority Shia (Shia Islam) population.
Bahrain has the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf.