Arabah

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Arabah

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Araba

(both: ä`räbä, ăr`əbə), depression, on the Israel-Jordan border, extending c.100 mi (160 km) from the Dead Sea S to the Gulf of Aqaba; part of the Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley,
geological fault system of SW Asia and E Africa. It extends c.3,000 mi (4,830 km) from N Syria to central Mozambique. The northernmost extension runs S through Syria and Lebanon, the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba.
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 complex. Limestone, salt, and potash are mined near the Dead Sea. In the Old Testament, Arabah is variously called a wilderness, a plain, and a desert. It is sometimes spelled Aravah.
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Actuellement, la gestion de l'ensemble de l'esplanade, -regroupant les mosquees d'al Aqsa, dome du Rocher et Bouraq,- est confiee a un Waqf dont la Jordanie est garante conformement aux accords de Wadi Araba (1994).
In the southern region, two people were killed and three others were injured when a vehicle overturned in Greigra area in Wadi Araba.
In October 1994, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty at the southern border post of Wadi Araba.
By AD 300, a legion was based at Aila, but site numbers in the Wadi Araba were declining and visible activity through the late Byzantine, Ummayad, Abbasid and later Islamic periods remained limited.
Shot in Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba, the film is a wonderful celebration of the astonishing beauty of the Arabian desert and a way of life that has been all but forgotten.
He clarified that the Israeli conspiracy for devastating the Arab Nation has started since the victory in October Liberation War when it signed Camp David Accord with Egypt and Wadi Araba agreement with Jordan in an attempt to naturalize relations with Israel at the expense of the Palestinian issue.
Theeb, meaning "wolf" in Arabic, is set in Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba, the sandy valleys of Jordan.
What makes Theeb different is not only its original storyline, but the fact that it was shot in the picturesque Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba deserts of southern Jordan.
The Wadi Araba region, which stretches from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba, came under the jurisdiction of Aqaba province but is being administered by the Jordan Valley Authority following a recent government decision.
Plans are in place for an 80-90MW wind plant in Fujeij, near Wadi Musa, and wind turbine stations at al-Harir, Ma'an and Wadi Araba to produce 300-400MW of electricity.
Lacking proper environmental oversight, a credible rupture in the high saline pipeline - running along known active earthquake fault - would cause irreparable damage for a main source of Jordan's fresh groundwater in Wadi Araba.
The project will entail a conveyor to transfer seawater from the Red Sea, a desalination plant to be established in Wadi Araba, and another pipeline from the plant to the Dead Sea to discharge the brine, which it is hoped will prevent the water mass from drying up further.