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in the Islamic world
1. an independent ruler or chieftain
2. a military commander or governor
3. a descendant of Mohammed



in the countries of the Orient, a title for Muslim rulers equivalent to the title of prince. Until the adoption of Islam in the seventh century, the title emir was applied to military leaders; it was later used for Muslim rulers with secular and religious power, such as the emir of Bukhara and the emir of Afghanistan. The title is given to the sons of Arab monarchs in certain countries, including Saudi Arabia. The leaders of large groups of pilgrims to Mecca are also called emirs.

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In the second semi-final played between former Asian Games gold medallist Aamir Atlas defeated Bilal Zakir by 3-2, the score was 6-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-7 11-1.
Mr Rees also referred in his closing speech to the fact that Richards was in line to get PS4,500 in compensation for an accident at about the time Aamir was attacked in April 2010.
Hope had previously told the court he was in a "drugs stupor" in a different part of the city when Aamir was attacked in April 2010.
It may be noted that the PCB had awarded mid-term central contracts to all rounder Abdul Razzaq and middle order batsman Mohammed Yousuf, both of whom had terminated their respective contracts with the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) earlier, but ignored 17-year old Aamir, even after his brilliant show in the ICC World T20 Championship.
I am grateful to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, who have agreed to launch the trailer of my first Hollywood film Broken Horses .
Over the years whenever I met him, I was polite but I just wanted to stay away from this guy," Aamir said, reported The Times of India.
Mr Harrington said the principle forensic evidence in the case related to a Drunk Punk top found by police on the Taff embankment 17 days after Aamir was attacked.
Mr Rees also asked Hope why he hadn't told police about his trip to PC World to buy a laptop on the day Aamir was attacked.
As the musical score of 'Saare Jahan Se Achcha' plays in the background, Aamir is shown tying a tricolour thread on his wrist and taking a pledge not to "sell" his vote in the name of religion, caste or any other inducement.
Aamir will be the first actor from his league to do the bare scene in the film.
Describing the attack on Aamir, he said that on April 11, 2010, the promising teenager was in his house, awaiting the arrival of his Koran teacher, when "two men wearing black balaclavas came to his front door".