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Maghreb

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Magrib

(both: mä`grĭb) [Arab.,=the West], Arabic term for NW Africa. It is generally applied to all of MoroccoMorocco
, officially Kingdom of Morocco, kingdom (2005 est. pop. 32,726,000), 171,834 sq mi (445,050 sq km), NW Africa. Morocco is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea (N), the Atlantic Ocean (W), Western Sahara (S), and Algeria (S and E).
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, AlgeriaAlgeria
, Arab. Al Djazair, Fr. Algérie, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, republic (2005 est. pop. 32,532,000), 919,590 sq mi (2,381,741 sq km), NW Africa, bordering on Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Morocco in the west, on the
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, and TunisiaTunisia
, Fr. Tunisie, officially Republic of Tunisia, republic (2005 est. pop. 10,075,000), 63,378 sq mi (164,150 sq km), NW Africa. Occupying the eastern portion of the great bulge of North Africa, Tunisia is bounded on the west by Algeria, on the north and east by the
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 but actually pertains only to the area of the three countries between the high ranges of the Atlas Mts. and the Mediterranean Sea. Some writers also included Spain—especially during its period of Muslim domination—in the definition. Isolated from the rest of the continent by the Atlas Mts. and the Sahara, the Maghreb is more closely related in terms of climate, landforms, population, economy, and history to N Mediterranean areas than to the rest of Africa. The region was united politically only during the first years of Arab rule (early 8th cent.), and again under the Almohads (1159–1229). The Arab Maghreb Union was established in 1989 to promote cooperation and integration among the Arab states of N Africa; its members are Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Envisioned initially by Muammar al-QaddafiQaddafi, Muammar al-
, 1942–2011, Libyan army officer and dictator. He graduated from the Univ. of Libya in 1963 and became an army officer in 1965. In 1969 he formed, along with a group of fellow officers, a secret revolutionary committee and led (1969) a successful coup
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 as an Arab superstate, the organization is expected eventually to function as a N African common market, although economic and political unrest, especially in Algeria, and political tensions between Algeria and Morocco over Western SaharaWestern Sahara,
territory (2005 est. pop. 273,000), 102,703 sq mi (266,000 sq km), NW Africa, occupied by Morocco. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Morocco in the north, on Algeria in the northeast, and on Mauritania in the east and south.
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 have hindered progress on the union's joint goals.

Maghreb

, Maghrib
NW Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and sometimes Libya
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De esta manera, la institucion de la madrasa, por tratarse de un elemento que respondia a las necesidades del poder gobernante, finalmente termina anquilosando el desarrollo del conocimiento y las ciencias en el Magreb ya que paraliza "progresivamente el espiritu de la investigacion" (42) y se cine a una ideologia religiosa y politica, la cual debe salvaguardar.
Asi, el Magreb literario, en lo que se refiere a la produccion hispanica, excede los limites del antiguo protectorado en Marruecos, desarrollandose por todo el pais, y ofreciendo igualmente testimonios provenientes de Argelia y de Tunez.
La fusion del GSPC, de Al Qaeda en Irak, de Al Qaeda en el Magreb Islamico y de Al Qaeda en la Peninsula Arabiga con Al Qaeda se llevaron a cabo durante la segunda mitad del siglo XXI.
66) Uno de los esfuerzos conceptuales mas evidentes en Gannusi se encamina a oponer estas dos visiones del Estado, a saber, el ideal del Estado islamico de derecho frente a la realidad autocratica presente en los paises del Magreb, asi como a aclarar los matices que distancian su concepcion del Estado islamico con el concepto de teocracia al que sus detractores laicistas asocian su ideal politico:
La diversidad de las escuelas islamistas que pululan en el Magreb no ayuda mucho, pues vuelve un poco mas opaco el problema y, con ello, ahonda las inquietudes que suscitan todas esas corrientes.
Es llamativo ese rescate original de la autora hacia la Declaracion de la Independencia del ciberespacio indicando aquellos ejes que se han hecho realidad y que, como puede apreciarse en sus otros estudios, esta actualmente desarrollando con mas detenimiento tras los acontecimientos desarrollados en el Magreb.
The Al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb (AQIM) terrorist organization, a branch of the international Al Qaeda terror group, bombed a military academy in Algeria in July to punish the government for supporting Qaddafi.
We live near the square, my whole family is supporting the revolution and that is the gap that allowed change to pass through into their mentality," said Al-Jarbani, "Before the revolution I would never dare to not be home by Magreb prayer [sunset time], but now I can stay the night at the square and my family is ok with it.
The 'Spring Revolution' in the Magreb and the Middle East of 2011 was clearly the result of a democratic surge on grassroots level questioning the right to rule by dictatorships and their hold on power (The Economist 2-8 April 2011).
Daoudi, aged 28, brings with him experience from recently promoted 2010 President's and Super Cup winning Emirates as well as Morocco's Magreb de Fes.
La musica tunecina, al igual que la gran mayoria de manifestaciones artisticas en el Magreb (region del norte de Africa que se extiende desde Marruecos hasta Libia), ha sido marcada por una historia de culturas encontradas, de diaspora y fusiones, de un mestizaje que deja en nuestras manos un legado musical de inmenso valor.
Macedonia's foreign trade with the countries of the Middle East and Magreb is still being carried out without a strategy because preferential trade has not yet been established, the bank support is insufficient and the procedure for verification of visa regime documents is complicated and expensive, says the Economic Chamber of Macedonia.