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, as opposed to damage caused to individuals. For example, political exception (State of emergency) situations, such as the suspenstion of political rights for a time, are said to damage democratic (democracy) institutions. Other examples are vandalism of public buildings, extremely large epidemics that disrupt normal functioning of society's institutions, such as in the case of AIDS in Africa; external military intervention, such as in the invasion of Iraq by the USA

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-21 from Iraq to Israel. Amit is particularly known for his success in expanding Israel's human intelligence (HUMINT), especially in the Arab world. During the lead up to the Six-Day War in 1967, Amit had a network of informants that permeated the entire Egyptian military, providing key details for Israel's pre-emptive strike (Operation Focus) on Egyptian air bases and subsequent ground offensive. Amit also built close personal ties with the Central Intelligence

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(1138–ca. 1314) Poland in 1259 in order to collect booty to finance a war. Several Polish cities were plundered, including Kraków and Sandomierz. Berke then struck an alliance with the Mamluk Sultan Qutuz and later Sultan Baibars of Egypt. In 2008, Roloff traveled to Iraq to assist an Iraqi family with three dwarf children who needed medical attention. His trip was the subject of the season-ending episodes of the fourth season of Little People, Big World, and it was covered by CNN and other national news outlets. The entire family appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2008. The '''35th Signal Battalion''' is a reserve unit (United States Army Reserve) of the United States Army. The 35th provides critical battlefield communications in support of combat operations worldwide. It is headquartered in Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. The 35th Signal Battalion is made up of the following companies: HHC, A Co, B Co, C Co. It currently has soldiers deployed in the Global War on Terror (War on Terrorism) in support of operations in Iraq (OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM) and Afghanistan (OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM). The first version states that Abdullah Shah Ghazi was Syed Abu Muhammad Abdullah Al Ishtar from the lineage of the Prophet Muhammad from the linage of Hasan Ibne Ali Ibne Abu Talib (Hasan ibn Ali). Official Website According to historian Suhail Zaheer Lari, he was the son of Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya. Lari, Suhail Zaheer. A History of Sindh. Oxford University Press, USA. 1995. and OUP Pakistan. 1996. He was born in Medina in 720 and arrived in Sindh in 760 as a merchant and brought with him a large number of horses purchased from Kufa, Iraq. He was given a warm welcome as he belonged to a saadat family (Sayyid), the noblest in Islam. She was born between 95 and 99 Hijri (Islamic Calendar) in Basra, Iraq which is ~715 Julain . Much of her early life is narrated by Farid al-Din Attar, a later Sufi Saint and poet, who used earlier sources. Rabia herself did not leave any written works. Move to New York Farman-Farmaian left Los Angeles in September 1952 for New York, where two of her brothers lived, and took a job at Cities Service Oil, one of the companies that had been approached to assist Iran in selling its newly nationalized oil. In 1954, she left this position and accepted a two-year renewable position with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a social welfare consultant to the government of Iraq, attempting to settle nomadic Arabic tribes in the desert. In the same year, with the assistance of a Cities Service Oil attorney, she applied for and was granted a divorce from Arun Chaudhuri. In June 1954 she left first for Tehran to visit her family, and then for Iraq to take on her new position. She had been able to keep her daughter Mitra with her for the first year in Bagdad, but, realizing that her work would take her to the desert, decided to send her to Dartington Hall in Devonshire, England, for her education. ''Lashari''' (also '''Lasharie''', '''Lashary''', '''Lashare''', '''Lasharee''', or '''Laashaari'''; Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq

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'' and ''Wolverine 2''. Army Captain Geoffrey McMurray, who named the mission, said the naming "was so fitting because it was a patriotic, pro-American movie." Milius approved of the naming: "I was deeply flattered and honored. It's nice to have a lasting legacy." * Arab cuisine – various regional

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are killed, 8000 Serbian homes burned, schools and businesses vandalized, and over 300 Orthodox monasteries and churches burned and destroyed. * March 19 – The United Nations launches a political corruption investigation due to the scandal over its Iraqi Oil for Food program. * March 20 – President Chen Shui-bian wins the Taiwanese presidential election (ROC presidential election, 2004) by 0.2% of the vote. The day before, he and Vice President

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corruption corruption in the Iraqi Oil for Food program. In the report summarizing its research, Volcker criticized Kojo Annan, son of then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and the Swiss (Switzerland) company Cotecna Inspection SA, Kojo's employer, for trying to conceal their relationship. He concluded in his March 2005 report that "there is no evidence that the selection of Cotecna in 1998 was subject to improper influence of the Secretary General in the bidding or selection process". Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme - Second Interim Report (29 March 2005) p.77 However, while Volcker did not implicate the Secretary General in the selection process, he did cast serious doubt on Kofi Annan, whose "management performance...fell short of the standards that the United Nations Organization should strive to maintain." Traub, James. 2006. ''The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American Power''. Picardor New York. p. 420. Volcker was a director of the United Nations Association of the United States of America between 2000 and 2004, prior to his being appointed to the Independent Inquiry (Volcker Commission) by Kofi Annan. The '''Old Persian language''' is one of the two directly attested Old Iranian languages (Iranian languages) (the other being Avestan (Avestan language)). Old Persian appears primarily in the inscriptions, clay tablets, and seal (seal (device))s of the Achaemenid (Achaemenid dynasty) era (c. 600 BCE to 300 BCE). Examples of Old Persian have been found in what is now present-day Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt Roland G. Kent, Old Persian, 1953 the most important attestation by far being the contents of the Behistun Inscription (dated to 525 BCE). Recent research into the vast Persepolis Fortification Archive at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago have unearthed Old Persian tablets (2007). "Everyday text shows that Old Persian was probably more commonly used than previously thought " accessed September 2010 from This new text shows that the Old Persian language was a written language in use for practical recording and not only for royal display. He condemned both the United States and Iraq during the Persian Gulf War (Gulf War) in 1991. After the war he strove to renew close ties with the West, although he refused to lift Khomeini's fatwa against the British author Salman Rushdie. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Biography - Demographics The population of Western Asia is over 300 million. The most populous countries in the region are Iran and Turkey, each with around 75 million people, followed by Iraq with around 32 million people. The major languages are Arabic (Arabic language), which is an official language in 14 regional countries, followed by Turkish (Turkish language), and Persian (Persian language). Islam is the major faith in Western Asia. Current leadership EYP's current Director General is Ambassador Konstadinos Bikas, a career diplomat who has served in the United States and Canada, and in Algeria and Iraq in the Middle East; when he was stationed in Iraq, Bikas was active in securing profitable oil deals for Greece. Το Βήμα, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2009 Bikas has also been Director of the Greek Foreign Ministry's Press Office, and Director of the Private Office of President Karolos Papoulias; Το Βήμα, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2009 the President is a ceremonial office in Greece, as power is exercised by the Prime Minister, but President Papoulias still remains a respected and influential figure, whose support proved vital for Bikas. Το Βήμα, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2009 The Deputy Director General, responsible for operations, is Police Director Photis Papageorgiou, an officer of the elite Anti-terrorist division of the Greek Police. '''''Desert Combat''''' (DC) is a mod (mod (computer gaming)) for the first-person shooter (FPS) computer game ''Battlefield 1942'', created by Frank Delise, Brian Holinka, Tim Brophy, and Stephen Wells. DC features many new weapons and new Conquest (Conquest (gametype)) and Capture the flag Maps. DC is set in Iraq during the first Gulf War. It acquired popularity since the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Coalition forces (Multinational force in Iraq) and has been featured on many media websites. Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq

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using a device called the Longpen to sign books remotely. Teleoperated robot aircraft, like the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, are increasingly being used by the military. These pilotless drones can search terrain and fire on targets.

Churchill Created Iraq'' (Carroll and Graf, in the USA 2004: called ''Winston's Folly'' with Constable in the UK in 2004) For the best review of the US edition of this book see http: 2005 12 09

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; ref The song's production team was nominated for a 2003 Technical Excellence & Creativity Award in the category of "Outstanding Creative Achievement in Record Production — Single or Track". "2003 Nominees: Outstanding Creative Achievement". Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. Retrieved June 28, 2006. thumb right 250px Placard hanging at Camp Nama (Image:Nama.184.jpg) '''Camp Nama''' was a military base in Baghdad, Iraq, originally built by the government of Saddam Hussein, from which its name derives, and now used by U.S. military forces. Purportedly, the original Iraqi name has been repurposed by U.S. personnel involved with the facility as an acronym standing for "Nasty Ass Military Area". Global War on Terror Personnel from MASS-2 have augmented other units deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They have also provided Marines for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit which has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 1920, the San Remo conference largely endorsed the 1916 Anglo-French Sykes-Picot Agreement, allocating to Britain the area of present day Jordan, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, and Iraq, while France received Syria and Lebanon. In 1922, the League of Nations formally established the British Mandate for Palestine and Transjordan (Mandate for Palestine), at least partially fulfilling Britain's commitments from the 1915-1916 Hussein-McMahon Correspondence by assigning all of the land east of the Jordan River to the Emirate of Jordan, ruled by Hashemite King Abdullah (Abdullah I of Jordan) but closely dependent on Britain, leaving the remainder west of the Jordan as the League of Nations British mandate of Palestine. While the British had made promises to give both Arabs and Jews land, the British claimed they had never promised to give either side all of the land. Rising tensions had given way to violence, such as the Riots in Palestine of 1920, and Jaffa riots of 1921. To assuage the Arabs, and due to British inability to control Arab violence in the British Mandate (British Mandate of Palestine) any other way, the semi-autonomous Arab Emirate of Transjordan was created in all Palestinian territory east of the Jordan river (roughly 77% of the mandate). Jordanian, Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese (Lebanon), Iraqi and Saudi troops invaded Palestine subsequent to the British withdrawal and the declaration of the State of Israel (Israel) on May 14, 1948. Israel, the US (United States) Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq

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aircraft. In 1957, frustrated with bureaucracy and convinced that buildings would speak louder than words, he moved to Athens to collaborate with international planners evolving the principles of ekistical design under the direction of Constantinos Doxiadis. He served as the advocate of traditional natural-energy solutions in major community projects for Iraq, and Pakistan and undertook, under related auspices, extended travel and research for 'Cities

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. The ayatollah unites the two countries into the United Islamic Republic (UIR). With Indian (India) and Chinese (People's Republic of China) assistance, the UIR makes a bid for superpower status by attacking Saudi Arabia. Following a series of Iranian-backed terrorist attacks—including the release of a genetically-enhanced Ebola strain—the UIR declares war on both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Meanwhile, China "accidentally" shoots down a Taiwan

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to the borders of Afghanistan. The type locality (Type locality (biology)) is listed as "Perse" (Persia). According to Drumheller, the CIA, with the help of a friendly intelligence service, recruited Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri in Europe during the late summer of 2002. Sabri told the CIA in September that Saddam had no major active weapons of mass destruction programs; they had no fissile fissile


'''Iraq''' ( ''), is a country with an autonomous region, called Iraqi Kurdistan, in Western Asia. The country borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The capital, Baghdad, is in the center of the country and its largest city. The largest ethnic groups in Iraq are Arabs and Kurds. Other ethnic groups include Assyrians (Assyrian people), Turcoman (Iraqi Turkmens), Shabaki (Shabak people), Armenians (Armenians in Iraq), Mandeans, Circassians (Circassians in Iraq) and Kawliya form the minorities. Around 95% of the country's 36 million citizens are Shia or Sunni Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism and Mandeanism also extant.

Iraq has a narrow section of coastline measuring Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through the center of Iraq and flow into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land.

The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is often referred to as Mesopotamia and thought to be the birthplace of writing and the world's oldest civilizations (cradle of civilization). The area has been home to continuous successive civilizations since the 6th millennium BC. At different periods in its history, Iraq was the center of the indigenous Akkadian (Akkadian Empire), Sumerian (Neo-Sumerian Empire), Assyrian (Neo-Assyrian Empire), and Babylonian (Neo-Babylonian Empire) empires. It was also part of the Median (Median Empire), Achaemenid (Achaemenid Assyria), Hellenistic (Seleucid Empire), Parthian (Arsacid Empire), Sassanid (Sassanid Empire), Roman (Roman Empire), Rashidun (Rashidun Caliphate), Umayyad (Umayyad Caliphate), Abbasid (Abbasid Caliphate), Mongol (Ilkhanate), Safavid (Safavid Empire), Afsharid (Afsharid dynasty), and Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) empires, and under British (United Kingdom) control as a League of Nations mandate.

Iraq's modern borders were mostly demarcated in 1920 by the League of Nations when the Ottoman Empire was divided by the Treaty of Sèvres. Iraq was placed under the authority of the United Kingdom as the British Mandate of Mesopotamia. A monarchy was established in 1921 and the Kingdom of Iraq gained independence from Britain in 1932. In 1958, the monarchy was overthrown and the Republic of Iraq was created. Iraq was controlled by (Ba'athist Iraq) the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (Ba'ath Party (Iraqi-dominated faction)) from 1968 until 2003. After an invasion (2003 invasion of Iraq) by the United States and its allies (Multi-National Force – Iraq), Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party was removed from power and multi-party parliamentary elections (Iraqi parliamentary election, December 2005) were held. The American presence in Iraq (Iraq War) ended in 2011 but the Iraqi insurgency (Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal)) continued and intensified as fighters from the Syrian Civil War spilled into the country.

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