from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of northwest Africa comprising the coastlands and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
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- proper n. Northwest Africa, the region of Africa north of the Sahara and west of the Nile. The lands of the Maghreb are generally considered to be the coastal plains of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and western Libya.
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- n. the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
The biggest mosque in Maghreb is only a stone's throw away from the nightlife district, which I find interesting.
BRUCE RIEDEL, FORMER CIA OFFICER: The al Qaeda central leadership, Osama bin Laden and his key lieutenants, see North Africa, what they call the Maghreb, as a great opportunity for their future expansion.
The overall leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is Abdemalek Droukdal, a 40-year-old Algerian also known as Abu Moussab Abd al-Wadoud.
Pham says al-Qaida of the Islamic Maghreb is turning to these Saharawis fighters to carry out attacks, as was seen in last year's kidnapping of three Spanish aid workers who have since been released.
While al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is dangerous in its region and may want to export its terror operations to Europe, there are no indications that it is able to do that at this time, said the official.
Morocco is one of the last of the so-called Maghreb countries of Northern Africa where protesters have taken to the streets in the wake of the fall of Tunisia's president this year, and many analysts had predicted it would prove an exception.
Morocco is one of the last of the so-called Maghreb countries of Northern Africa to take to the streets in the wake of the fall of Tunisia's president this year, and many analysts have predicted it would prove an exception.
At the same time, French intelligence raised the alarm about attacks allegedly being planned in Europe by AQIM, or al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which is now believed in EU capitals to be a graver threat than Osama bin Laden.
Deduct North Africa, known as the Maghreb - and not traditionally part of the Arab heartland - and Egypt counts for a third of all Arabs.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, which is centered in Algeria
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