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Azraq, Jordan
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
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
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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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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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
Queen Noor
with the late King Hussein
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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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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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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Azraq, Iran (other)
AZRAQ (Persian : ازرق‎‎) may refer to: * 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 intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Azraq,_Iran additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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