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mukhabarat

(mʊˌxɑːbəˈrɑːt)
n
(Law) (in Middle Eastern countries) a secret police force
[C20: Arabic mukhābarāt intelligence]
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He also was Director General of Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah (Saudi Intelligence Agency) from 2005 to 2012.
The Al Assads created a pervasive apparatus where every ministry could be a ministry of fear, and multiple intelligence and security agencies -- known generically as the mukhabarat -- spied on and intimidated one another as well as the general population: "Assad's Syria was a mukhabarat state whose intelligence agents didn't bother with the pretense of discretion," Abouzeid writes.
Ayoub also added that the security measures were hindering the construction and renovation of buildings in Ain al-Hilweh: "The mukhabarat [Army Intelligence] have to issue permissions to [allow people to] take material into the camp, but often they don't give permission, or it takes a long time."
Considering these Presidential statements against the recently signed Cairo Declaration in the Headquarters of the Egyptian Intelligent Services (GIS- Mukhabarat) and witnessed by both the Egyptian chief of (Mukhabarat) and his Ugandan's Counter-part, it is abundantly clear that the Horn of Africa and particularly South Sudan, will be witnessing a portentous future dominated by proxy wars.
Former CHP deputy Ahmet ToptaE-, who filed the application on behalf of the CHP, told Today's Zaman at the time of the Constitutional Court's initial decision in December 2015 that the decision meant it ratified the formation of a "Mukhabarat state." The "Mukhabarat state" is a reference to the powerful control internal intelligence organizations, particularly in Middle Eastern countries, exercise over a country's citizens.
Erdogan said Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, the Syrian 'mukhabarat' secret police and the Syrian Kurdish PYD militia had worked together with Islamic State in the bombing on Oct.
It's a collective terrorist act." "The PKK, Daesh, the Mukhabarat, the PYD are all involved.
I was told before I went by someone in a position to know that the minimum penalty in Syria for even a mild political transgression would be a good beating at the hands of what the translator of Edde's gripping novel, first published in Paris in 2012, renders as "the Mukhabarat" (i.e., the General Intelligence Department), "the most feared intelligence service in the Arab world," as the wife of Sayf Eddine Jann, its director, refers to it.
Our luggage is minutely examined by the Mukhabarat, or secret police, then customs.
EPSOM: 2.20 Star Code, 2.50 Erroneous, 3.25 Nightster, 4.00 Lowther, 4.35 My Kingdom, 5.10 Mukhabarat.
IN CASE there was a question before, there isn't any now: the events of June 3 in Egypt were not just an undemocratic coup, they were also an attempt to return to the worst excesses of Hosni Mubarak's mukhabarat state.
DONCASTER: 1.55 Shaolin, 2.30 Heartily, 3.05 Mukhabarat, 3.40 Shebebi, 4.15 Captain Dunne, 4.45 Brigadoon, 5.20 Breakheart.