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  • proper n. A male given name


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From Arabic برهان (burhān, "proof"), an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad.


  • Saadat Khan also called Burhan-ul-Mulk a Persian adventurer was appointed the Nazim of Awadh was known as the granary of India and was important strategically for the control of the Battle of Buxar by the East India Company, after which he was forced to pay heavy penalties and cede parts of his territory.

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  • "Someone who claimed (to be) a member of al-Shabaab called Burhan's mom Friday (afternoon) and said Burhan died Friday morning," Ahmed said.

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  • "We called a board meeting and we called Burhan's mother and asked her to come to us, so we could co-ordinate a search," Hurre said.

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  • The program -- which also included a performance of John Adam's "Road Movies," Burhan's "In a Distant Place,", and Workers Union, by Louis Andriessen -- was meant to convey the scope of Braxton's influences.

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  • The head of the Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun, said in Cairo on Sunday that his organization doesn't consider the League's report objective and asked the League to refer Syria to the Security Council.

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  • "Our challenge is to increase the pressure on this hesitant middle ground to impose itself on the internal dynamics," said Burhan Ghalioun, a 65-year-old scholar in contemporary oriental studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, who is increasingly seen among young people in Syria as a credible and calm antiregime voice.

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  • The group's president, Burhan Ghalioun, has assured Russian diplomats in private meetings that Russian interests in Syria won't be harmed under a new leadership, council members said.

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  • Nasrallah also lashed out at the SNC and its leader Burhan Ghalioun, who has pledged to sever ties with Iran and Hizbullah if Assad is overthrown, accusing them of "trying to present their credentials to the United States and Israel."

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  • Burhan Ghalioun, head of the rebel Syrian National Council, pledged to cut ties with Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas, were the rebels to come to power, despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, Hamas's close ally, forms part of his council.

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  • He put forward with the delegation of the Syrian opposition represented by Burhan Ghalioun several ideas that urged a positive response to Russia's proposals, which called for leaders of the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition to meet in Moscow.

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