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Moro

Aldo . 1916--78, Italian Christian Democrat statesman; prime minister of Italy (1963--68; 1974--76) and minister of foreign affairs (1965--66; 1969--72; 1973--74). He negotiated the entry of the Italian Communist Party into coalition government before being kidnapped by the Red Brigades in 1978 and murdered

Moro

 

a group of peoples, including the Sulu, Samal, Magindanao, Yakan, and Lanao, or Maranao, who live on the Sulu Archipelago and the islands of Mindanao, Palawan, and Basilan in the Philippines. Total population, about 1.8 million (1970, estimate). Their languages are related to the Austronesian language family. Their religion is Islam.

The sultanates of Sulu and Magindanao arose among the Moro in the 15th century. In the late 19th century they were conquered by Spain. The Moro engage in agriculture (the Sulu also fish), and they have long engaged in crafts, navigation, and trade. The main features of their culture are similar to those of the Malayan peoples of Indonesia and Malaysia. Their language shows a significant Arabic influence.

REFERENCE

Narody Iugo-Vostochnoi AziL Moscow, 1966.

Moro

 

a gulf of the Celebes Sea on the southwestern coast of Mindanao. It is 148 km long; its greatest width is 204 km. Depth ranges from 2,500 m to 5,000 m. The landward end of the gulf divides into two big bays, Sibuguey and Illana. Olutanga Island is in the Moro Gulf. The gulf has mixed semidiurnal tides of about 2 m elevation.

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The importance of partnerships with commercial security organisations for evacuation planning was underscored at an Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) security conference in Jordan last month, Moro said.
On Monday morning, Steck rejoined Moro Everest's base camp, where the two will reportedly decide whether or not to continue their journey.
Cuba is immersed in a process of economic reform which raises expectations of future importance," Moro told Spanish news agency EFE.
Ghadzali Jaafar, the group's vice chairman for political affairs, announced live over the radio that despite the station's being owned by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, it keeps on sharing generously in the "struggle" to educate the public on the need to support the peace overture between the government and Southern Mindanao's Moro communities.
He said: "We cannot find adequate words to express our affliction and dismay at the barbarous killing of Aldo Moro, a killing born out of hatred and in defiance of every human appeal.
Down the road we may build some sheds which we could sell on a cost-recovery basis, so we could continue to purchase material," Moro said.
As a review of the book put it in 2002, Moro and Lapierre "show how Union Carbide ignored advice not to build a pesticides plant handling deadly poisons in the middle of a densely populated city, how its sales miscalculations and subsequent attempts to force its Indian subsidiary to cut costs led directly to the tragedy in which tens of thousands died in the most horrifying circumstances.
Ameen urged all presidential candidates to come up with a very clear platform on the Moro question and the peace process, explaining that those who have a clear policy to resolve the issue in Mindanao "will be attractive to our millions of supporters or sympathisers.
In her article "Television and Terrorism in Italy: Sergio Zavoli's La notte della repubblica," Isabella Pezzini uses Zavoli's La notte della repubblica as an example of how a journalistic account of the anni di piombo can be shaped through the use of a narrative model and by borrowing images from movies like Ferrara's Il caso Moro.
Major Joel Lazo, a marine spokesman, said the fugitives included Dan Asnawi, a Moro rebel commander, and another guerrilla accused of beheading 10 marines during a 2007 clash between troops and a combined force of Abu Sayyaf and Moro rebels on Basilan Island.
WORCESTER - Keith and Amy (Sleeper) Moro announce the birth of their son, Travis Joseph Moro, born on March 2, at UMass Memorial Hospital.
Moro argues for a new history that is useful not only in explaining the processes of the past, but also in providing a focal point for contemporary research, as archaeologists come to grasp both their intellectual underpinnings and the need to interpret the influence exercised by the past over the present.