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 (ăr′ə-făt′, är′ə-fät′), Yasir also Yasser Originally Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat (As Qudwa al-Hussaeini). 1929-2004.
Leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization who in 1996 was elected the first president of the Palestinian Authority, the newly formed Palestinian self-rule government. He shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.
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(Placename) a hill in W Saudi Arabia, near Mecca: a sacred site of Islam, visited by pilgrims performing the hajj. Also called: Jabal ar Rahm


(Biography) Yasser (ˈjæsə). 1929–2004, Palestinian leader; cofounder of Al Fatah (1956), leader from 1968 of the Palestine Liberation Organization, president of the Palestinian National Authority from 1996: signed a peace agreement with Israel (1993); Nobel peace prize 1994 with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin
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(ˈær əˌfæt, ˈɑr əˌfɑt)

Yasir, born 1929, Palestinian leader: Nobel peace prize 1994.
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Noun1.Arafat - Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)
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After paying homage to Yasser Arafat at the Mausoleum, the Prime Minister will take a short tour, accompanied by Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, of the Yasser Arafat Museum located adjacent to the Mausoleum.
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Riyadh, Sha'ban 07, 1439, April 23, 2018, SPA -- Saudi Squash National Team Player Yasser Al Abbas ranked third and won a Bronze medal for the first time in Saudi Squash history in Norway Open International Junior Championship held in Oslo, Norway during 19-22 April, 2018.
It is worth mentioning that journalist Yasser has been covering the return marches continuously and was hit with a gas bomb in his right foot last week and received field treatment and completed his work.
In a press statement, Yasser said that he informed the Vice -- President on formation of the committee and its powers and jurisdiction as well as its performance in the past period.
@SaudiinUSA Twitter account posted a picture of Yasser commenting "Saudi student, Yasser Talal Abu Al-Faraj, 23-year-old, passed away in his apartment.
It is an important piece of land in the political sense and owned by the family of Abu al-Saud, from the mother's side of Yasser Arafat," he said, adding that "Yasser Arafat and his brothers inherited a small part of this land from their mother.
/ AFP / Yasser Al-Zayyat 2 / 17 Kuwaiti women practise hybrid martial art Kajukenbo in a club in Kuwait City on October 22, 2018.
Yasser, a resident of Barangay Bubong Madanding of Marantao, was dismissed from the service in 2017 for 'serious neglect of duty' after he went on absence without official leave.