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A·la·wite

 (ä′lə-wīt′) also A·la·wi (ä′lä-wē′)
n. pl. A·la·wites also A·la·wis or Alawi
A member of a branch of Shiism practiced especially in northwest Syria and adjacent parts of Turkey and Lebanon.

[Arabic 'alawī, follower of Ali, Alawite (from 'Alī, Ali ibn Abi Talib + -awī, variant of , adj. suff.) + -ite.]
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Dr Al Alawi said he would study the proposal in detail and present it to the concerned parties.
New York: Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, met with John Kerry, US Secretary of State, and Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, in which the GCC foreign ministers also took part on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran received at Al Alam Palace Guesthouse in Muscat today Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Ex-premier and chairman of Wifaq Movement Iyad Alawi stated that he will remain in the political arena.
BREEF Secretary and Show Jumping Committee Chairman Ghalib Al Alawi confirmed that the committee has adjusted the timings of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Championship to be held on January 11.
The project mainly helps Manama visitors and facilitates traffic in the area, roads projects and maintenance director Sayed Bader Alawi said.
The project primarily serves Manama visitors and facilitates traffic in the area, roads projects and maintenance director Sayed Bader Alawi said.
Dilapidated asphalt layers have been removed, while brick has been laid in, in addition to rainwater drainage network implementation and ground channels for present and future usage, pavements and signage works construction," Alawi explained.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Omani Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi called on all Arab countries to accept the invitation of President Mahmoud Abbas to visit Palestine and occupied Jerusalem to assert Arab solidarity with the Palestinian people.
President Mahmoud Abbas with his guest, Omani Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.
by ONAOn arrival, Alawi was received by Majed Al Fityani, Governor of Jericho and Al Aghwar, and other officials.
Muscat, Jan 18 (ONA) Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister