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Azraq
AZRAQ (Arabic : الأزرق‎‎ meaning "the blue one") is a small town in Zarqa Governorate
Zarqa Governorate
in central-eastern Jordan
Jordan
, 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Amman
Amman
. The population of Azraq was 9,021 in 2004. The Muwaffaq Salti Air Base is located in Azraq. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Demographics * 3 Wildlife reserve * 4 See also * 5 References HISTORYAzraq has long been an important settlement in a remote and now-arid desert area of Jordan. The strategic value of the town and its castle ( Qasr Azraq ) is that it lies in the middle of the Azraq oasis
Azraq oasis
, the only permanent source of fresh water in approximately 12,000 square kilometres of desert. The town is located on a major desert route that would have facilitated trade within the region
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Geoglyph
A GEOGLYPH is a large design or motif (generally longer than 4 metres) produced on the ground and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape, such as stones, stone fragments, live trees, gravel, or earth. A POSITIVE GEOGLYPH is formed by the arrangement and alignment of materials on the ground in a manner akin to petroforms , while a NEGATIVE GEOGLYPH is formed by removing patinated clasts to expose unpatinated ground in a manner akin to petroglyphs . CONTENTS * 1 Ancient * 2 Contemporary * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links ANCIENT Geoglyphs on deforested land in the Amazon rainforest. The most famous geoglyphs are the Nazca lines
Nazca lines
in Peru
Peru
. The cultural significance of these geoglyphs for their creators remains unclear, despite many hypotheses
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Refugees Of The Syrian Civil War
5,055,732 REFUGEES (registered, May 2017) 6,130,000–6,320,000 REFUGEES (based on UN estimate, March 2016) REGIONS WITH IMPORTANT POPULATIONS (over 1,000 refugees) Turkey
Turkey
3,079,914 (registered as of July 2017) 2,967,149 (the highest number registered, 23 March 2017) Lebanon
Lebanon
2.2 million (estimated arrivals as of December 2015) 1,001,051 (registered ) Jordan
Jordan
1,265,000 (census results as of November 2015) 661,114 (registered July 2017) Germany
Germany
600,000 (2014 to late 2016) 429,000 (registered by late 2016) 456,023 (applicants by February 2016) Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
500,000 (estimated overstays as of 2016) United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
242,000 (estimated overstays as of 2015) Iraq
Iraq
(incl
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Gulf War
Coalition victory * Iraq expelled from Kuwait * Kuwaiti monarchy restored * Destruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructure * Failed Shia/Kurdish uprisings against the Iraqi government * Iraqi Kurdistan obtains autonomy, establishment of the northern Iraq no fly zone by the U.S. * Saddam Hussein retains power * U.N
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Arab Revolt
The ARAB REVOLT (Arabic : الثورة العربية‎‎, al-Thawra al-‘Arabiyya; Turkish : Arap İsyanı) or GREAT ARAB REVOLT (Arabic : الثورة العربية الكبرى‎‎, al-Thawra al-‘Arabiyya al-Kubrā) was officially initiated by Sherif Hussein bin Ali at Mecca on 10 June 1916 (9 Sha\'ban of the Islamic calendar for that year) although his sons ‘Ali and Faisal had already initiated operations at Medina
Medina
starting on 5 June with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks
Ottoman Turks
and creating a single unified Arab
Arab
state spanning from Aleppo
Aleppo
in Syria
Syria
to Aden
Aden
in Yemen
Yemen

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Umayyad
The UMAYYAD CALIPHATE ( Arabic : ٱلْخِلافَةُ ٱلأُمَوِيَّة‎‎, trans. _Al-Khilāfatu al-ʾUmawiyyah_), also spelled OMAYYAD, was the second of the four major caliphates established after the death of Muhammad . This caliphate was centred on the Umayyad dynasty ( Arabic : ٱلأُمَوِيُّون‎‎, _al-ʾUmawiyyūn_, or بَنُو أُمَيَّة, _Banū ʾUmayya_, "Sons of Umayya "), hailing from Mecca . The Umayyad family had first come to power under the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan (r. 644–656), but the Umayyad regime was founded by Muawiya ibn Abi Sufyan , long-time governor of Syria , after the end of the First Muslim Civil War in AD 661/41 AH . Syria remained the Umayyads' main power base thereafter, and Damascus was their capital
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Epipalaeolithic
↑ before Homo
Homo
( Pliocene
Pliocene
) Paleolithic
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Nabatean
The NABATAEANS, also NABATEANS (/ˌnæbəˈtiːənz/ ; Arabic : الأنباط‎‎ al-ʾAnbāṭ , compare to Ancient Greek : Ναβαταίος, Latin : Nabatæus), were an Arab
Arab
people who inhabited northern Arabia
Arabia
and the Southern Levant . Their settlements, most prominently the assumed capital city of Raqmu , now called Petra, gave the name of NABATENE to the borderland between Arabia
Arabia
and Syria , from the Euphrates to the Red Sea
Red Sea
. Their loosely controlled trading network, which centered on strings of oases that they controlled, where agriculture was intensively practiced in limited areas, and on the routes that linked them, had no securely defined boundaries in the surrounding desert
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Wayback Machine
The WAYBACK MACHINE is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet created by the Internet Archive , a nonprofit organization , based in San Francisco , California , United States . The Internet Archive launched the Wayback Machine in October 2001. It was set up by Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat , and is maintained with content from Alexa Internet . The service enables users to see archived versions of web pages across time, which the archive calls a "three dimensional index". Since 1996, the Wayback Machine has been archiving cached pages of websites onto its large cluster of Linux nodes. It revisits sites every few weeks or months and archives a new version. Sites can also be captured on the fly by visitors who enter the site's URL into a search box
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The Huffington Post
_HUFFPOST_ (formerly _THE HUFFINGTON POST_ and sometimes abbreviated _HUFFPO_) is a politically liberal American news and opinion website that has both localized and international editions founded by Andrew Breitbart , Arianna Huffington , Kenneth Lerer , and Jonah Peretti . The site offers news, satire, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women's interests, and local news. _The Huffington Post_ was launched on May 9, 2005, as a modern liberal commentary outlet/blog and an alternative to news aggregators such as the Drudge Report , and it continues to maintain a politically liberal stance. On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired the _Huffington Post_ for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of _The Huffington Post Media Group_
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Main Page
The 1983 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON was the least active Atlantic hurricane season in 53 years. Although the season begins by convention on June 1, there were no tropical depressions until July 23, and only four of the season's seven depressions became tropical storms . Tropical Depression Three became Hurricane Alicia_(satellite image pictured)_ on August 17 and made landfall in Texas the next day, breaking thousands of glass windows in Houston's skyscrapers, killing 22 people and causing $1.7 billion in damage. The storm that became Hurricane Barry formed on August 25, crossed Florida, and made landfall near Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
, dissipating five days later. Hurricane Chantal stayed out at sea, and was absorbed by a front on September 15. Tropical Depression Six formed on September 19 and caused heavy rains in the Caribbean
Caribbean

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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by Valve Corporation CONTENTS* 1 Computing * 1.1 Gateways to information * 1.2 Other computing * 2 Art, entertainment, and media


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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, s
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Associated Press
The ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City that operates as a cooperative , unincorporated association . The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers and radio and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. Most of the AP staff are union members and are represented by The Newspaper Guild , which operates under the Communications Workers of America , which operates under the AFL–CIO . As of 2007, news collected by the AP was published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, in addition to more than 5,000 television and radio broadcasters. The photograph library of the AP consists of over 10 million images. The AP operates 243 news bureaus in 120 countries
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The Jordan Times
THE JORDAN TIMES is an English daily newspaper based in Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
. CONTENTS * 1 History and profile * 2 Content * 3 Alumni * 4 References HISTORY AND PROFILEThe Jordan
Jordan
Times was established in 1975 and is owned by the Jordan Press Foundation, a shareholding company which also runs the Arabic-language daily Al Ra\'i , the Kingdom's best selling daily. The Jordan
Jordan
Press Foundation has been majority government-owned since its inception, but it is unclear how much the government's stake fallen since a plan to sell some of its shares was announced in 2000. The Jordan
Jordan
Times maintains editorial independence from its sister daily Al Rai. The website of the paper was the 31st most visited website in the Arab world in 2013. CONTENTThe newspaper includes two main sections: * News: covers local, regional, and world news
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