A Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East by David Seddon

By David Seddon

This reference quantity is the definitive advisor to the economics and politics of the center East. It offers transparent definitions detailing phrases, suggestions, names and corporations utilized in relation to present fiscal or affairs of state within the heart East. Entries outline, clarify and provides additional proper info on nations, areas, ethnic teams, political events, corporations, guidelines and disputes.

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Inhabitants, dating back to 1000 BC. It is the commercial and cultural capital of northern Syria, known for its university, and traditional architecture. Aleppo’s economy is largely based on the trading of agricultural products. 9m. Founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, Alexandria is a large tourist resort, as well as a commercial and economic centre, with 80% of all Egypt’s imports and exports passing through the city’s harbours. ALF —see Arab Liberation Front A-Z 27 Algeria, People’s Democratic Republic of Al-Jumhuriyah al-Jaza’iriyah ad-Dimuqratiyah ash-Sha’biyah Lying between Morocco and Tunisia along the Mediterranean coast and down into the Sahara, Algeria’s southern borders are with Mauritania, Mali and Niger.

This wave of bombings began on 17 May with an attack on a Jewish settlement in Hebron in which a middle-aged couple were killed. On the following day seven people were killed in the bombing of an early morning commuter bus in Jerusalem. Half an hour later another suicide bomber blew himself up in a failed attack. Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade announced in June 2003 that it was prepared to declare a cease-fire if Israel lifted its siege of Yasser Arafat, ended ‘targeted assassinations’ and released more prisoners.

Akayev, Askar Airf President of Kyrgyzstan since 1991. Akayev was born on 10 November 1944 in the village of Kyzyl-Bairak, Keminsky District, into the family of a collective-farm worker. At a Special Session of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic, held in October 1990, he was elected President of Kyrgyzstan—the only non-communist to be elected as President of a Central Asian Republic. As the President of Kyrgyzstan, he actively opposed the coup attempt of August 1991 in Russia. After the new Constitution of Kyrgyzstan was adopted in May 1993, it was decided that a referendum should be held in order to determine the level of confidence in Akayev, who had been accused of creating a cult of personality and becoming increasingly authoritarian.

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