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2012-08-01 10:24:37

Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States demonstrates the government's progress implementing the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report in a statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a written statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission today, Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States Houda Nonoo enumerated the steps taken by the Bahraini government to fulfill the...

2012-07-31 10:25:25

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz announced this week that Saudi Arabia will begin enforcing the royal decree banning smoking in public places effective immediately. Under the official order, smoking, including shisha (waterpipe), is banned in all government facilities and most commercial areas, including restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping malls. The order also prohibits the sale of tobacco to those under the age of...

2012-07-29 22:20:33

DUBAI, UAE, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A 2012 survey conducted by Gulf Business shows CEO's from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) top the money list with an average annual salary of 1.550 million Emirati dirhams (US$422,280; US$35,190 p/m). The Gulf Business survey ranked the GCC CEO's as follows; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and finally Bahrain and is based on CEO's who are responsible for sales of more than $50 million. The survey...

2012-07-27 10:21:19

NEW YORK, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Iranian-Americans in NY & NJ expresses utmost outrage over the remarks made at the UN Security Council on July 19 by Martin Kobler, UNSGSR, as well as those of US Ambassador Daniel Fried with regards to Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty, Iraq. It is our strong belief that these lopsided statements encourage the Iraqi government to carry out a third barbaric massacre against our families and loved ones...

2012-07-27 02:24:51

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Israel's SDE Wave Power Plants company and El Salvador's El Esplendor Development Corp announced today an alliance to execute Wave Power Technology in El Salvador and California. SDE is a world leader in the planning, building and marketing of power stations that produce power from sea waves. SDE was recently selected by a team of international scientists in PESWIKI website, an extension of Wikipedia, as number one in the world in Sea Wave...

2012-07-25 10:22:31

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the leading humanitarian Muslim organization in the United States, will host a Capitol Hill briefing July 31 titled "Syria in Crisis: Refugees & the Challenges of the Humanitarian Responses." The event is intended to shed light on the ongoing plight of refugees who have fled the escalating violence in Syria. The crisis in Syria has escalated dramatically since it began 16 months ago and has...

2012-07-25 06:23:52

MANAMA, Bahrain, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain's first operational sugar refinery will become operational in early 2013 according to International Investment Bank (IIB). A leading Islamic lender in Bahrain, IIB is also a 22% shareholder in the $99 million project. IIB's CEO Aabed Al-Zeera told Al Wasat newspaper in a statement that the plant will generate 585,000 metric tons of refined sugar per year. Negotiations with potential buyers from neighboring countries are...

2012-07-24 02:29:39

NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lou Milo, of Milrose Consultants in New York, received the Builder of Israel Award from Israel Bonds. This award signifies Milo's dedication to supporting the development of the economic infrastructure of Israel through Israel bond investments. The program recognizes Milo as a leader in his field, who has demonstrated both moral and substantive support for Israel. Israel Bonds chose to recognize Milo with the Builder of Israel Award...

2012-07-23 14:21:03

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) re-filed its civil action on behalf of plaintiffs directly impacted by the violent crackdown used by the Syrian Army and other government forces against anti-government protesters and ordinary civilians. The defendants include: Syrian Arab Republic; State Military Intelligence Service; Ali Mumluk; Maher Al-Assad; Colonel Hafez Makhlouf; Jamil Hassan; Atif Najib; Ashef Shawkat (now deceased); Major...

2012-07-22 23:01:11

WebTeb announces partnership with MSN Arabia to include WebTeb's unique and comprehensive health content and launches a Ramadan section to help hundreds of millions with health and lifestyle issues during the holy month. Amman, Jordan and Cairo, Egypt (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 WebTeb.com announced today a partnership with MSN Arabia, to include WebTeb.com articles on the MSN Arabia site. WebTeb.com is a platform that provides health information to Arabic speaking individuals and families,...


Latest Western Asia Reference Libraries

Persian cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum
2014-01-08 20:39:58

Cyclamen persicum is a flowering, herbaceous plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Persian cyclamen. C. persicum is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom. Wild specimens have heart-shaped leaves that grow as long as 6 inches. They are usually green in color, with a light green marbling effect on the...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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