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(ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and recaptured Ramah. His son Jehoshaphat succeeded him.
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American National Standards Institute

An independent organization of trade associations, technical societies, professional groups, and consumer organizations; establishes and publishes standards; formerly known as the United States of America Standards Institute (USASI or ASI), and previously as the American Standards Association (ASA).
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Cisco ASA

(Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance) A family of network security devices from Cisco that provide firewall, intrusion prevention (IPS) and virtual private network (VPN) capabilities. Introduced in 2005, the ASA brand superseded Cisco's stand-alone PIX firewalls, IPS and VPN devices. See Cisco PIX.
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Patient studies were performed using low-temperature assays of arylsulfatase A activity determination in leukocytes [12], and the patients demonstrated low ARSA activity (<10% normal range).
In stable patients, cervicothoracic CT scanning with contrast for visualization of ARSA is the modality of choice.
Despite the devastating impact of their actions on the entire Rohingya population, ARSA's name still commands a mix of cautious respect and fear among some in the Bangladeshi camps.
Indian intelligence agencies have linked ARSA to the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
25 when Arsa militants attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp, killing 12 people.
A report published by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK in May 2017, "Burned Stabbed and Shot," warned that further attacks by ARSA would happen and that there would be a similar response from the military.
He categorically denied reports that ARSA was forcefully recruiting Rohingya men to fight against the Myanmar government.
The team earlier met with western diplomats and mission chiefs where Ali termed the persecution of Rohingya Muslims as "genocide." The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has declared a month-long one-sided cease fire in Rakhine state to facilitate humanitarian relief activity.
Myanmar officials blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the burning of the homes.