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n.1.(Bot.) A plant of the genus Ziziphus (Z. lotus); - so called by the Arabs of Barbary, who use its berries for food. See Lotus (b).
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Summary: Manama protests to Baghdad over Al Sadr's 'flagrant' meddling
THE brief takeover of the Iraqi Parliament building by supporters of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr over the weekend was rich in symbolism.
Baghdad (NINA) - Muqtada Al Sadr met, at his residence in the Qatari capital of Doha, a delegation from Al-Jazeera TV.
In a statement read out by Al Sadr Front senior official Hazem Al Aaraji, Al Sadr explained that the referendum consists of asking people questions on their requirements of daily services.
Fiery Iraqi Shi'ite theologian Muqtada Al Sadr has gone back to neighbouring Iran.
Star The sudden return of supreme Shiite leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani to Iraq on Wednesday and his call on all Iraqis to march to the besieged city of Najaf to rescue it could mark the failure of the US-led military bid to crush the rebellious Mahdi Army and its leader Muqtada Al Sadr. Al Sistani was flown to the United Kingdom just days before the Iraqi interim government decided to send troops (mostly US marines) to clean up the holy city of Najaf of the few thousands of Al Sadr's followers who had taken over the Shrine of Ali.
In Iraq's largest and oldest Shi a Muslim mosque in Kufa, 90 miles south of Baghdad and close to the sacred Shi'a city of Najaf, Moqtadr Al Sadr delivers a firebrand Friday sermon to a packed house.
Moqtada Al Sadr is an unpredictable heavyweight of Iraqi politics, who recently managed -- yet again -- to surprise everybody when he teamed up with another Shiite heavyweight, Hadi Al Amiri, earlier this month, creating what some are describing as a "Shiite superblock" in the Iraqi parliament, with 101 members of parliament.
The highest-ranking Shiite theologian Grand Ayat Ali Al Sistani, brokers an agreement with Muqtada Al Sadr to end the three-week siege of Najaf after US forces suspend operations against the rebel theologian.
By Combined news reports Press reports indicated Wednesday that Muslim Cleric Muqtada Al Sadr has accepted a peace plan drafted by the Iraqi National Conference, which would include laying down arms and withdrawing his militia from a holy shrine in the city of Najaf.
Summary: Iran is unhappy about Al Sadr's recent political popularity given his outreach to Gulf states and Iraqi Sunnis