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Antara

(äntär`ä), fl. 600, Arab warrior and poet, celebrated in his own day as a hero because he rose from slave birth to be a tribal chief. His poetry is represented by one poem in the MuallaqatMuallaqat
, Pre-Islamic Arabic anthology compiled by the scholar Hammad al Rawiya (d. c.775). comprised of poems that were written in gold letters and hung on the walls of the Kaaba in Mecca during annual fairs.
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. His greatness gave rise to many legends over the centuries, and he became the hero of the popular Arabic epic Sirat Antar. In it he represents the ideal of a Bedouin chief, rich, generous, brave, and kind. His name also appears as Antar.
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The warning from the organization is from a global perspective, " he was quoted by the Antara news service as saying.
The exchanges will occur between North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency and Indonesia's state-run Antara news agency, Televisi Republik and Radio Republik Indonesia, the ministry said in a statement released late Tuesday.
The arrests took place near Jakarta on Sunday, the Antara news agency reported, saying police had turned the detainees over to the Karawang immigration office.
Addressing the International Islamic Media Conference in Jakarta on Wednesday, the former chief of Antara news agency also called for the establishment of an international Muslim media development center in Indonesia.
At the time, the victim and his two friends were walking on the pavement on Legian road," Kuta district police chief Gede Ganefo was quoted as saying by Antara news agency.
Iran has pledged to supply Indonesia with liquefied natural gas (LNG) starting in 2013, an official of the Indonesian state electricity company told Indonesia's Antara news agency last week.
Chevrolet, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), is planning to relocate its marketing base for the Asia Pacific region, Antara News agency has reported, citing a spokesman.
The number of victims could still increase because the evacuation is ongoing," Bambang Ervan, a transport ministry spokesman, told Antara news agency.
Local police chief Bambang Ricky told Indonesia's official Antara news agency that the plane's fuselage was split open in the accident.
Scores of people were trapped under rocks and dirt in one village, the official Antara news agency reported.
Panicked worshippers in Tasikmalaya were sent fleeing from a mosque, which was left cracked and teetering, the Antara news agency reported.
The state-owned company's president, Budi Wuraskito, told the official Antara news agency that IaE had sent about 40 engineers to Turkey to learn how to manufacture ASW aircraft.