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Azraq, Jordan
AZRAQ (Arabic : الأزرق‎ meaning "the blue one") is a small town in 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 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
Iraq
expelled from Kuwait * Kuwaiti monarchy restored * Destruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructure * Failed Shia/Kurdish uprisings against the Iraqi government * Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraqi Kurdistan
obtains autonomy, establishment of the northern Iraq
Iraq
no fly zone by the U.S. * Saddam Hussein
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
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
Muhammad
. This caliphate was centred on the Umayyad dynasty ( Arabic
Arabic
: ٱلأُمَوِيُّون‎‎, al-ʾUmawiyyūn, or بَنُو أُمَيَّة, Banū ʾUmayya, "Sons of Umayya "), hailing from Mecca
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
Syria
, after the end of the First Muslim Civil War in AD 661/41 AH
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Azraq, Iran (other)
AZRAQ (Persian : ازرق‎‎) may refer to: * Azraq, Abadan
Azraq, Abadan
* Azraq, Ahvaz This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intende
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Mameluk
MAMLUK (Arabic : مملوك mamlūk (singular), مماليك mamālīk (plural), meaning "property", also transliterated as mamlouk, mamluq, mamluke, mameluk, mameluke, mamaluke or marmeluke) is an Arabic designation for slaves. The term is most commonly used to refer to Muslim slave soldiers and Muslim rulers of slave origin
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Shaumari Wildlife Reserve
The SHAUMARI WILDLIFE RESERVE is a Jordanian nature reserve near the town of Azraq , approximately 100 km (62 mi) east of Amman
Amman
. It is a regionally important reserve created in 1975 by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature as a breeding center for endangered or locally extinct wildlife. The 22-square-kilometre (8.5 sq mi) reserve is a thriving protected environment for some of the most threatened species of animals in the Middle East. Some of the species include Arabian oryx
Arabian oryx
, Somali ostriches , Persian onagers (an Asian wild ass from Iran
Iran
) and gazelles . REFERENCES * ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". protectedplanet.net. * ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". Jordan
Jordan
Tourism Board
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Royal Society For The Conservation Of Nature
THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE (RSCN) is an independent voluntary organization that is devoted to the conservation of Jordan
Jordan
's natural resources; it was established in 1966 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor with the late King Hussein as Honorary President. RSCN has the mission of protecting and managing the natural resources of Jordan, for it is responsible for protecting wildlife and wild places and is one of the few voluntary organizations in the Middle East with such a public service mandate
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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
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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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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
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Associated Press
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) is an American multinational not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City
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. 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 more than 200 news bureaus in more than 100 countries. It also operates the AP Radio Network, which provides newscasts twice hourly for broadcast and satellite radio and television stations
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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
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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Shaumari (Jordan)
The SHAUMARI WILDLIFE RESERVE is a Jordanian nature reserve near the town of Azraq , approximately 100 km (62 mi) east of Amman
Amman
. It is a regionally important reserve created in 1975 by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature as a breeding center for endangered or locally extinct wildlife. The 22-square-kilometre (8.5 sq mi) reserve is a thriving protected environment for some of the most threatened species of animals in the Middle East. Some of the species include Arabian oryx
Arabian oryx
, Somali ostriches , Persian onagers (an Asian wild ass from Iran
Iran
) and gazelles . REFERENCES * ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". protectedplanet.net. * ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". Jordan
Jordan
Tourism Board
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