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2012-03-12 09:31:00

Also praise Morocco's role in advancing human rights, democratic reforms WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (Moroccan American Center for Policy) -- Echoing a recent statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe called Morocco's autonomy initiative for Western Sahara "the only realistic proposal" for resolving the decades-old conflict over the territory. On a trip to the region last month, Clinton said Morocco's autonomy...

2012-03-01 10:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking to press in Rabat on Sunday with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad Dine El Otmani, praised Morocco as a leader on Arab Spring reforms and a key partner for peace in the region. She described Morocco's autonomy initiative to resolve the Western Sahara conflict as "serious, realistic, and credible" and reiterated that U.S. policy "has remained constant." The U.S. policy supporting a solution based on...

2012-02-24 06:18:00

LONDON, February 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Sundrop Farms to Bring Their Unique System to Sahara Forest Project Undertakings Today it was announced that Sundrop Farms Pty Ltd and The Sahara Forest Project AS have signed an agreement to establish a long-term close cooperation, and that Sundrop Farms Pty Ltd becomes a Sahara Forest Project AS partner. The first stage of the cooperation will focus on knowledge sharing and exploring the potential for integrating the...

2012-02-09 10:09:00

MUMBAI, India, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sahara Prime City Limited, one of India's leading real estate developers, Turner Construction Company, a leading general builder in the United States and Acropolis Capital Group, a financial investment firm, are proud to announce the formation of Sahara Turner. Sahara Turner will lead the development and construction of multiple townships across India with an approximate value of $2.5 billion over the next five years. The partnership will be managed...

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2012-01-28 14:07:01

This Envisat image shows part of central Morocco from the Atlantic Ocean to the west, over the Atlas mountains and into arid parts of Algeria further inland. The snow-capped High Atlas mountain range divides Morocco from the Sahara desert´s climatic influences in Algeria. Northwest of the mountains, the area experiences a more Mediterranean-like climate, with dry and hot summers and moderate winters with a fair amount of rain. Several peaks in the mountain range exceed 4000 m and...

2012-01-05 20:21:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Enjoy 365 days of Cruising On Majestic Lake Sahara ~ A Private Gated Community. Take Your Boat To Visit Friends Or Enjoy A Meal At One Of The Waterfront Restaurants. Located Minutes From Summerlin, McCarran Airport & The World Famous Strip. The Grand Entry & Foyer Welcomes You & Your Guests To Villa Aria ~ A Luxurious ~ Elegant ~ Spacious Estate With A Lavish Entertainment Level With Open Access To Your Outdoor Oasis....

2011-12-23 14:43:00

For first time, directs that U.S. aid to Morocco can be used in W. Sahara; Urges State Dept to make resolving W. Sahara dispute a U.S. foreign policy priority; Important steps to bolster, extend Morocco's reform agenda WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress has approved and the President today signed a bill taking action to extend U.S. assistance for Morocco's reforms to the Western Sahara and advance the longstanding U.S. policy calling for a solution to the...

Image 1 - Climate Change To Blame For Dead African Trees
2011-12-12 10:20:24

Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. "Rainfall in the Sahel has dropped 20-30 percent in the 20th century, the world's most severe long-term drought since measurements from rainfall gauges began in the mid-1800s," said study lead author Patrick Gonzalez, who conducted the study while he was a visiting scholar at UC...

Image 1 - Satellites Reveal Lost Cities Of Libya
2011-11-08 04:02:54

Fall of Gaddafi lifts the veil on archaeological treasures Satellite imagery has uncovered new evidence of a lost civilization of the Sahara in Libya's south-western desert wastes that will help re-write the history of the country. The fall of Gaddafi has opened the way for archaeologists to explore the country's pre-Islamic heritage, so long ignored under his regime. Using satellites and air-photographs to identify the remains in one of the most inhospitable parts of the desert, a...

2011-10-17 10:44:00

LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong introduces the next generation of Sahara direct-apply residential ceiling tiles - the latest addition to its HomeStyle Ceilings collection. Sahara, one of Armstrong's best-selling finishes, is now available in a 16" x 16" tile profile that can be applied directly to dated drywall, plaster or popcorn ceilings anywhere in your home. The larger, trendier size provides homeowners with a better overall visual and is 50 percent faster to...


Latest Sahara Reference Libraries

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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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