a feudal overlord, the owner of an iqta in Near Eastern countries during the Middle Ages.

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Police officer Muqtar Mumin said a car exploded in front of the gate of the building of Sharif Hassan Shekh Aden, president of the South West Somalia Federal State.
Mohammed Muqtar, 25, was found guilty of murdering Shashpal Singh Bahra, 46, following a five-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
Mohammed Muqtar, 25, spent the evening drinking and dancing at a club after murdering Shaspal Bahara in an attack "of rare savagery" in Birmingham city centre.
Somali-born Ciise Muqtar Mohammed came to Tyneside seeking sanctuary but was locked up after targeting the girl in Wallsend, North Tyneside.
It went in the left side of his head and out the other side, taking brain matter with it," Doctor Abdul Kather Muqtar explained.
On July 5, a senior Islamist official from the jihadist group Al Shabaab, Sheikh Muqtar Robow Abu Mansuur, during a mass rally in northeast Mogadishu, said, "We tell the Muslim youths and Mujahideens (Islamist fighters) wherever they are in the Muslim world to attack, explode and burn the embassies of Burundi and Uganda in the world.
In an audio tape posted on website of Islamist group of Al Shabaab, the Emir of the Islamist movement, Sheikh Muqtar Abdelrahman Abu Zubeyr, reiterated the movement's accusation of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces in Mogadishu of committing "massacres" against the people in Mogadishu.
Muqtar Robow, al-Shabab's former spokesperson, and Ali Fidow, the group's current spokesperson, have said that al-Shabab shares the same objectives and enemies as al-Qaeda.
Ali Abdullah, 28, and Muqtar Nuren, 22, took 27 practical and 16 theory tests between them for 35 different candidates on a 'no pass, no fee' basis.
Ali Abdallah, 29, and Muqtar Nuren, 22, were texted provisional licence details by no-hopers.
Only one soldier was wounded in a brief fight with Islamist militants before Belet Weyne was retaken, said Muqtar Hussein Afrah, the chief commander of Somali forces in the central Hiran region.
Following the pattern of many chefs, Chef Sultan doesn't cook at home where his wife, Shameem Sultana, is the lady of the kitchen, though she currently in India with the couple's two sons Muqfit Ali, 13 and Muqtar Ali, 3.