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2013-05-08 08:21:12

PRAGUE, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States and Europe should worry that the conflict over the Western Sahara is souring relations between Morocco and Algeria and preventing them from joining forces to work together against Islamist violence and extremism. As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recently warned, the ongoing conflict in Mali threatens to spill over into the Western Sahara, whereby there is a possibility of infiltration by foreign militant groups in...

Sahara Desert Was Greener In Ancient Times
2013-04-06 06:24:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say that there was an abrupt and widespread climate change that took place in the Sahara Desert 5,000 years ago. About 5,000 years ago, the Sahara was full of landscape and vegetation, as well as numerous lakes. Ancient cave paintings in the region depict hippos in watering holes, and herds of elephants and giraffes. However, today this region is barren and inhospitable. The Sahara's "green" era lasted from 11,000 to...

California Precipitation Impacted By Saharan Dust
2013-03-02 06:16:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have demonstrated for the first time that dust and other aerosols from one part of the world can influence rainfall in regions thousands of miles away. The study is part of the CalWater field campaign — an initiative funded by the California Energy Commission and designed to help states in the...

2013-02-16 00:20:11

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Las Vegas Monorail Company transported its 55 millionth rider today, with the lucky rider receiving a Las Vegas gift package including a weekend stay, souvenirs and tickets to iconic Las Vegas shows and attractions. Kelsey Spatz of Wausau, Wisconsin had the good fortune to be the 55 millionth rider through the fare gates this afternoon during a weekend trip with her mom, Michelle Spatz, and was greeted by a traditional showgirl and a showering of...

2013-01-07 12:21:17

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As over 150,000 visitors descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center next week for International CES 2013, there won't be an easier way to get to the convention venue than the Las Vegas Monorail. The Monorail station at the Convention Center drops visitors at the doorstep of CES 2013, and is a quick, clean and direct way to get back and forth on the Las Vegas Strip. Open and running from 7 AM until 2 AM Monday thru Thursday, and 7 AM until 3 AM...

2012-08-24 02:21:53

Al-Qaeda concerns grow as dozens in Polisario-run camps in Algeria reportedly join Qaeda-linked MUJAO WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) -- Following a meeting with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad Dine El Otmani in Rabat Wednesday, Senator Joe Lieberman (CT) praised Morocco's peaceful model of political reform and urged speedy implementation of its autonomy initiative for Western Sahara, which he said was a "serious, credible, good, and realistic" proposal that would...

2012-06-21 14:20:22

Highlights World Bank-financed Morocco solar project linking Europe, N Africa to power of Sahara sun WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MATIC) -- After completing its historic 2,500-kilometer intercontinental flight to Morocco earlier this month, the Swiss solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse, lifted off from Morocco's capital Rabat this morning on the second attempt at its most challenging flight yet -- to the Sahara desert and Ouarzazate, where Morocco is building the...

2012-04-18 02:22:50

AUSTIN, Texas, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MC Endeavors, Inc. (PinkSheets: MSMY) (MCE) is pleased to announce that their strategic partner Fiscal Dynamics Limited (FDL) has officially received the approval to amend its Exclusive Distribution Strategic Partnership Agreement for the OEM, to include the 'MCE-LBI Renewable Products' for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Sub-Sahara Africa. On September 6, 2011 MC Endeavors, Inc. announced the signing of a strategic partnership with...

2012-04-04 10:20:58

Experts, former US diplomats discuss Western Sahara crisis & the need for US Leadership to end it WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in Washington, DC, foreign policy experts and former US diplomats participated in a roundtable, "The Western Sahara Crisis: Why US Leadership is Needed Now," which focused on the urgent need for concrete US action in support of its long-standing policy for a solution to the Western Sahara conflict based on autonomy under...

2012-03-29 10:24:24

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (Moroccan American Center for Policy ) On Tuesday, April 3, an expert panel will offer insights on the crisis in the Western Sahara, the growing threat of terrorism in the region, the deteriorating humanitarian situation, and how U.S. leadership can help bring this conflict to a peaceful end. The Roundtable will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 1777 F Street, NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20006...


Latest Sahara Reference Libraries

Africa
2013-02-18 11:10:17

As the world’s second-largest and second most populous continent, Africa is about 11.7 sq. miles including adjacent islands. It covers 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1 billion people, it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s human population. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Indian...

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-01-19 12:24:16

The sand Cat (Felis margarita) is a small wild cat 19.69 inches (50 cm) long, plus an 11.81 in (30 cm) tail. It is distributed over African and Asian deserts. The name "Desert Cat" is reserved for a subspecies of the true Wild Cat, but it would go better with this species. It lives in those dry areas that are even too hot and dry for the Desert Cat. These areas are the Sahara, the Arabian Desert, and the deserts of Iran and Pakistan. The head is conspicuously broad and the ears are large...

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2006-09-04 13:21:33

The African Mourning Dove, Streptopelia decipiens, is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in Africa south of the Sahara. Despite its name, it is not a close relative of the American Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura. The African Mourning Dove is a largish, stocky pigeon, up to 12.2 inches in length. Its back, wings and tail are pale brown. The head is gray and the under parts are pink, shading to pale gray on the belly. There is a black hind neck patch edged with white. The...

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