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2013-05-16 23:28:30

The number one holiday specialist for Turkey and Northern Cyprus is excited by the new figures that show tourism in Northern Cyprus has risen drastically. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 New figures released show that tourism in Northern Cyprus has risen 43% over the last ten years. Southern Cyprus has been popular with holidaymakers for a long time, often attracting all of the limelight, whereas Northern Cyprus has previously been overlooked by visitors. Although these new figures suggest that this...

2013-05-14 08:34:09

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 13, Save a Child's Heart (SACH), an Israeli based international humanitarian organization, performed lifesaving heart surgery on a four-year-old Syrian girl. The child, whose identity is not being released for security reasons, was referred to SACH by an American humanitarian organization operating in Jordan and Israel. The girl was brought last week to Israel from Jordan, where she and her mother were living as refugees from the...

2013-05-13 12:27:19

WESTPORT, Conn., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westport Country Playhouse will be rockin' with a taste of Israel on Sunday, May 26 when Fairfield County comes together to celebrate Israel's 65(th) birthday. A concert by renowned Israeli world music group "The Shuk" anchors a day dedicated to the founding of Israel and fostering greater understanding of Jewish and Israeli culture. The event begins at 2 p.m. with free admission to an Israeli marketplace of unique wares, from handmade...

2013-05-09 12:25:34

"The Next List" to feature global solar power pioneer; broadcast change due to events in Boston JERUSALEM, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 11th, at 2:30p.m. EST, Israeli solar pioneer Yosef Abramowitz will be featured on CNN's "The Next List."  Abramowitz is the first Israeli to appear on the 30-minute weekend program, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, which profiles innovators, visionaries and agents of change from around the globe.  The original broadcast timing...

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon Discovered 300 Miles Away In Nineveh
2013-05-06 14:09:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Hanging Gardens of Babylon have long been regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, although not without controversy. It seems that the Gardens have also been regarded as purely legendary, with no evidence that this ancient site ever existed in Babylon. For centuries, historians, archaeologists and others have imagined what the Hanging Gardens may have looked like and several artists, most notably Dutch artist...

2013-04-30 08:43:04

RAMALLAH, Palestine, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of Palestine (BOP) held its 47th ordinary annual General Assembly Meeting (AGM) on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the bank's headquarters in Ramallah and in Gaza via video conference. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130430/612840 ) The General Assembly approved the board of directors' report, the financial statements for the year 2012, the external auditor's report, and the board of directors'...

2013-04-24 08:27:48

"The Next List" to feature global solar power pioneer; broadcast change due to events in Boston JERUSALEM, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 27th, at 2:30p.m. EST, Israeli solar pioneer Yosef Abramowitz will be featured on CNN's "The Next List." Abramowitz is the first Israeli to appear on the 30-minute weekend program, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, which profiles innovators, visionaries and agents of change from around the globe. The original broadcast timing...

2013-04-23 08:32:32

HERZLIYA-PITUACH, Israel, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Ltd. ("Immune"), a privately held Israeli company, announced today that the company's CEO Daniel Teper is the moderator of this morning's BIO International Convention breakout session "Can Israel Become the Next BioTech Startup Nation?" The panel, which will take place from 9:00 am - 9:45 am CT today at the conference in Chicago, IL, USA, will bring together life science thought leaders to discuss high-tech...

2013-04-19 16:21:11

MANAMA, Bahrain, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kingdom of Bahrain and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have agreed to boost cooperation and expand relations to serve common interests and reinforce peace and stability in the region. Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshall Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT), Polish General Mieczyslaw Bieniek, stressed the significance of Bahrain's...

2013-04-01 23:00:50

The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) will help the Kurdistan Regional Government start up the Erbil Stock Exchange (ESX) in Iraq´s Kurdistan region, a joint endeavor of the Iraqi government and private sector to build a modern securities market. Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) will help the Kurdistan Regional Government start up the Erbil Stock Exchange (ESX) in Iraq´s Kurdistan region, a joint endeavor of the Iraqi...


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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