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  • n. In Arab countries, the territory ruled over by a governor; a province


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  • In the Daraa governorate, which is in the southwest of the country near the border with Jordan, at least 55 people died last week, according to credible sources, Amnesty said. -- Top News

  • State-run news agency SANA reported Monday that "tribes and social figures in Hasaka governorate denounced the assassination of nationalistic opposition figure Mashaal Tammo and the injuring of his son at the hands of an armed terrorist group in Qamishli on Friday."

  • The military base is located far from civilian areas in Abu Sultan town in Ismailia governorate, which is about 120 kilometers northeast of Cairo.

    JPost Headlines

  • The areas covered by mines, according to statistics, amount to 923 million square meters, and they are spread across the entire country except al-Mahwait governorate which is the only unaffected Yemeni governorate.

    Yemen Observer

  • "Tribe, family, and religion—this is how people vote here," said Micheil Fayek, a candidate in Fayoum governorate, which includes Tomiya, for the liberal-leaning, but pro-military Wafd Party.

    Key Clans Hold Sway in Egypt Elections

  • As the protesters' outrage increased, they attacked the nearby Giza governorate headquarters of the central security services.

    Egypt Fears Erupt on Street, in Policy

  • Protesters in Idlib, the governorate in which Jisr al-Shoghour sits, have said they heard orders cited from "Abu Wael," or Mohammed Nasif Kheirbek, deputy vice president for security affairs.

    Syrian Army Retakes Restive Town

  • At least 418 people have been killed in the Deraa governorate alone.

    Syria: Truth will out | Editorial

  • Who then is running the Aswan governorate: government officials or vigilante mobs?

    Kurt J. Werthmuller: Getting Away With It: Egypt's Religious Minorities Need The Rule Of Law

  • The Iraqi oil ministry is planning to build a 300,000 barrels-a-day refinery in Nassiriyah governorate.

    Iraq to Auction Oil Field, Refinery


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