• Al-Sabah: History and Genealogy of Kuwait's Ruling Family,

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    MINING North Africa and the Middle East possesses a variety of valuable minerals. After the US left Afghanistan following the withdrawal of the Soviet Union, the country was left populated by a significant number of trained angry frustrated militants; it is hardly surprising then that a radical Islamic regime like the Taliban were able to gain control of the country. The Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian armies were decisively defeated, and Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, and the Golan Heights from Syria.
  • An Evil Cradling (BBC Radio Collection)

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    Western Europe was getting richer and more powerful as it carved up Africa, including the Arab states of North Africa, into colonial possessions. The embargo heightened the perception that Arab countries could exercise political leverage by controlling the oil supply. Iran expanded by taking some islands in the Gulf and Libya reacted to the theft of Arab land by nationalizing BP's assets for Britain's "collusion" in the act. Beatings and kicks were directed at the throat, testicles, and stomach.
  • The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit (P.S.)

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    With European colonial expansion, the status of North Africa and the Middle East changed greatly. Some of these news forms come from exclusion and marginalization. Learn more about the countries from the Middle East. Though one or two permanent structures were erected, most residents lived in tents, wagon boxes or make-shift dwellings. Rebecca Florence Miller / October 13, 2014 Middle East Christians appreciate prayers, but political action brings mixed feelings.
  • The History of Al-Tabari Vol. 39: Biographies of the

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    Eleven years later, Sarah had still not conceived; had God lied? The long list of possible sources of discrimination clearly reaffirms the notion that all human rights are indivisible and interdependent. In 1948 for example, Palestinians were driven out of the new Israel into refugee camps in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and other regions. Today, historians call these people the Hittites. What I came away with is a better understanding of what life was like in a time and place that was integral in the rise of much of Western civilization.
  • Guerrilla Leader: T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt

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    Failure to perceive that continuity stems from the tendency to think in a more disjointed way in terms of presidential administrations. “Doctrines” get attributed to different presidents whether or not the presidents themselves have spoken in such terms. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber; 2. Chicken, beef and lamb are popular protein choices, and chunks of these meats are sometimes skewered with vegetables and cooked as kebabs. It lost control of its European possessions prior to the war and, having allied with the defeated Central Powers, lost its Middle Eastern territories afterward.
  • The Boy Behind the Mask: Meeting the Real Tutankhamun

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    The political arrangements imposed by the French under the mandate went wrong from the start. These stunning successes were followed rapidly by conquests of Christian and Jewish populations in Egypt, Libya, and the Maghreb, and, in the east, central Asia and the Hindu population of northern India. Since then, MERIP has never looked back and, in the words of French journalist Eric Rouleau, “No person, specializing or not in Middle Eastern affairs, can afford ignoring Middle East Report.” Professor Rashid Khalidi, a leading American scholar, says “Middle East Report is the best periodical (in English) on the Middle East -- bar none.” MERIP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC.
  • American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and

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    The prophet Ezekiel says: "Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her." (Ezekiel 5:5) Ancient cartographers, taking this passage literally, placed Jerusalem at the center of their maps, an example of which is the famous Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral. Knowing these density figures, you can better understand why the issue of land possession is so important to both Israelis and Palestinians.
  • American Treasure Hunt: The Legacy of Israel Sack

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    By making the region chronically vulnerable to foreign meddling, and many individual countries ever dependent on foreign protection, it has bred complacency toward autocratic rule. The Germans had been supplied by the Romanians but that ended when Romania declared war against them in 1916. By the dawn of the fifth century a.d., the Roman Empire was divided into western and eastern realms. No British officers, consulted by the Commissioners, believed that the Zionist program could be carried out except by force of arms.
  • Princess, More Tears to Cry: My Life Inside One of the

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    S.-led international sanctions regime, Moscow ... Beihefte 27, zum Archiv für Orientforschung. As has already been mentioned, this type of utilization [camels pulling wagons] goes back to the earliest known period of two-humped camel domestication in the third millennium B. Prior to this Maccabean revolt against the Seleucids in 167 BC, religious tolerance was widespread. Austria is committed to a self-critical scrutiny of its recent past. The current patriarch, Irineos, has also been accused of being behind secret land deals with two international Jewish investment groups.
  • New Heavens: My Life as a Fighter Pilot and a Founder of the

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    Most of the Jews who emigrated from Europe lived a more secular lifestyle and were committed to the goals of creating a modern Jewish nation and building an independent Jewish state. He is recognized in greater Nashville for the impact he made, not just on the lives of his Tigerbelles and the world of track but on our society. In this era an interesting example of the controversy was the impeachment (1787) and prosecution (1788-1795) of Warren Hastings, the first formal Governor-General of India, after his return home.