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2012-07-19 10:20:19

Cruise Lines Royal Caribbean and Costa are Returning Tourism Routes to Bahrain MANAMA, Bahrain, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move to capitalize on Bahrain's rapidly growing tourism market, Royal Caribbean and Costa Cruise Lines are said to be considering reopening routes to the island nation of Bahrain. Bahrain's tourism marketing and promotion acting director, Mohammed Al Subaie, of the Ministry of Tourism states that the cruise lines are considering retuning ships to...

2012-07-18 06:26:08

NEW YORK, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called on the Knesset to censure one of its members for desecrating the Christian Bible. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) MK Michael Ben-Ari of the National Union Party, in his Knesset office, tore pages from the New Testament as he condemned the Christian holy book for fostering anti-Semitism. "MK Ben-Ari's extremist views and actions are outrageous," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "The photograph...

2012-07-16 06:21:57

BRUSSELS, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Struan Stevenson MEP, President of European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq: The EU, US and UN must intervene to force the Iraqi authorities to meet the basic humanitarian requirements of the residents of Camp Liberty. Currently the Iraqi Government has prevented the resolution of water and electricity problems, the transfer of passenger cars as well as vehicles and trailers for the...

2012-07-13 23:02:19

The only MENA focused nuclear construction conference has had to expand its venue for 2012 after the exhibition has sold out in just 6 weeks since the conference was announced in June. (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Nuclear Energy Insider´s 3rd Annual MENA Nuclear Construction Conference (25-26 September, Dubai) is bringing together over 300 senior decision makers from leading energy stakeholders including KA CARE, KEPCO, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and...

2012-07-13 06:22:49

LONDON, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MEAB Bank has been named "Best Private Bank in Lebanon" by World Finance Magazine. MEAB Chairman Kassem M. Hejeij accepted the prestigious award this week at a ceremony at the London Stock Exchange. The award represents international recognition that MEAB Bank's growth strategy, capitalization and customer appeal have been unmatched in Lebanon. The World Finance awards, which were established in 2007, celebrate achievement, innovation and brilliance in...

2012-07-12 02:22:01

OSLO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - DNO International ASA ("DNO International"), the Norwegian oil and gas company, announced today that based on recent news from Calvalley Petroleum Inc. ("Calvalley") (TSX: CVI.A), it has currently decided not to proceed with its proposed all-cash offer (the "Offer") to acquire Calvalley at a price of CAD 2.30 per Class A common share. DNO International previously announced on 5 July 2012 its intention to commence the Offer on or about 12 July 2012 by way...

2012-07-08 06:21:13

Among the exclusives in a new book Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars by authors of a prior national best seller on Israeli espionage. WASHINGTON, July 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Israel's foreign intelligence agency, the Mossad, sends operatives into and out of Iran on a regular basis; and the mysterious men on motorcycles who have assassinated at least four Iranian nuclear scientists are Israelis. Those are among the revelations in a new book about Israeli...

2012-07-02 18:20:20

ABU DHABI, UAE, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG names Middle East projects among 100 of the most innovative global infrastructure projects that make cities liveable, sustainable and renewable A range of projects that span the Middle East have received global recognition after being chosen among the 100 most innovative and inspiring urban infrastructure projects in the world, in the much anticipated second edition of KPMG's Infrastructure 100 report. (Photo:...

2012-07-02 14:21:39

MANAMA, Bahrain, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The legacy of Bahrain's pearl diving industry was honored on Saturday when the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee named the historic "Pearling Trail" to its list of World Heritage sites during a meeting in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. The 3.5 kilometer trail consists of 17 buildings in Muharraq city, three offshore oyster beds, parts of the seashore, and the Qal'at Bu Mahir fortress on the southern trip of Muharraq Island....

2012-06-28 06:26:15

Website Covers All Aspects of Syria's Politics, Economy WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EIN News has announced that its popular Syria News website (world.einnews.com/country/syria) has become a free service. Its news sections include: - Syria Politics - world.einnews.com/category/worldnewsreport_syria_govtpolitics- Syria Foreign Relations News - world.einnews.com/category/worldnewsreport_syria_internationalrelations- All Syria Topics -...


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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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