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2010-11-11 17:11:00

Violent provocations underscore urgency of reaching a realistic political resolution WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third round of informal talks hosted by UN Personal Envoy Chris Ross ended yesterday in Manhasset, NY without agreement on resolving the decades-old Western Sahara conflict. The parties to the conflict, Morocco and the Polisario Front, did join together with Algeria and Mauritania on moving forward with Confidence Building Measures to ease the...

2010-11-11 12:15:00

Spanish and American researchers have conducted a mineralogical and chemical analysis to ascertain the origin of "terra rossa" soil in the Mediterranean. The results of the study reveal that mineral dust from the African regions of the Sahara and Sahel, which emit between 600 and 700 tons of dust a year, brought about the reddish soil in Mediterranean regions such as Mallorca and Sardinia between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago. "The first hint of the relationship between African dust and certain...

2010-10-24 15:53:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry's new benchmark, premium SUV also named "Full-size SUV of Texas" New Jeep® Grand Cherokee hits sweet spot of real-world capability and on-road refinement New 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara named "Mid-size SUV of Texas" Iconic Wrangler formula improved for 2011 with all-new interior and body-color hard top Dozens of journalists representing the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) spent two days driving the industry's...

2010-10-19 08:29:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeep® Brand named exclusive automotive partner by Activision Publishing, Inc. for new Call of Duty: Black Ops New 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition to arrive in Jeep dealerships in November 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition comes standard with aggressive 32-inch tires, unique military style and Call of Duty graphics All 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models...

2010-10-06 14:55:00

Key questions remain: Will he be free to rejoin his family in the camps? Will he be allowed to continue efforts with Sahrawis in the camps to promote peace? WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international community cautiously welcomed, and also raised questions about, today's announcement by the Polisario Front that it has "decided" to release its imprisoned Chief Police Inspector, Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud. He was arrested Sept. 21 in Algeria on charges of...

2010-09-08 10:03:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 30,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the county are expected to cruise into Las Vegas for the tenth annual Las Vegas BikeFest®, a national motorcycle and biker rally to be held September 30-October 3, 2010. The action-packed, four-day motorcycle rally delivers an abundance of activities and attractions while drawing the world's most skilled motorcycle builders for a build-off competition. Las Vegas BikeFest...

2010-08-19 08:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group LLC released images today of the new 2011 Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining its legendary, benchmark capability with an all-new interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of an all-new body-color hard top for the popular Sahara model....

2010-08-13 22:07:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy an evening of fine spirits and intimate dining with World Renowned Author. Best Selling Author Clive Cussler entertains during intimate dinner. Executive Chef Lee Hillson prepares an exceptional dining experience. 4 -course elegant dinner & wine pairing. Reserved seating for this 4 course intimate dinner. Autographed edition of Clive's latest novel. Click here for event and full menu: http://clivecusslerdinner.eventbrite.com A portion of the...

2010-04-23 01:00:00

--Adventurers and Youth Ambassadors are running the northern Sahara to promote water conservation-- BETHESDA, MD, April 23 /PRNewswire/ - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is providing world-renowned adventurer Ray Zahab's "Running Tunisia" expedition with Inmarsat BGAN mobile broadband satellite service. Running Tunisia is the second stage of Zahab's World Expedition Series to raise...

2010-04-20 18:41:00

LAS VEGAS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas is known for its exhilarating and adrenaline pumping social scene, whether visitors experience a big win at the casinos, head to the chapel or party like a rock star in the hottest clubs. In fact, Vegas fans may think they've seen it all, until now. Today, Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, an American Casino & Entertainment Property, announced the opening of the world's tallest SkyJump attraction located 855 feet above the Vegas...

Latest Sahara Reference Libraries

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...

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....

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.

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...

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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