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Najaf:

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, city (1987 pop. 309,010), S central Iraq, on a lake near the Euphrates River. The city, one of Shi'a Islam's holiest, is also called Mashad Ali, after the tomb (in a mosque) of Ali, son-in-law of Muhammad the Prophet.
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Najaf

a holy city in central Iraq, near the River Euphrates; burial place of the Caliph Ali and a centre of the Shiite faith. Pop.: 639 000 (2005 est.)
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'They have offered me to play season's four-month with a package of around 4 million PKR,' Kaleem told geo.tv Al Najaf is top football club from Iraq, it played AFC Champions League in 2007 and currently featuring in the top premier league of Iraq.
Addressing guests gathered at Al Najaf International Airport, Fathi Al Shehab said: "Today is all about celebration and further developing our warm relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Iraq.
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Summary: Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, recently marked the re-launch of flights to four prominent Iraqi destinations, commencing with a flight to Al Najaf.
Jazeera Airways is based in Kuwait and operates a network comprising high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Damascus, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assuit, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Al Najaf.
Baghdad (NINA) -The Anti-Briber team within the Office of the Commission of Integrity in Najaf was able to capture a Colonel, director of AL Najaf police department for training and delegations, red-handed with briber.
Arbil and Al Najaf had been due to take part in qualifiers for the AFC Cup - the Asian Football Confederation's secondary club competition behind the Asian Champions League - before an Asian Football Confederation deadline had lapsed for the Iraq Football Association to resolve its difficulties with Fifa.
Meanwhile, AFC Cup holders Kuwait SC will have to wait a little bit longer to get a clearer picture of who they will face in the group stage of next yearEoe1/4aos competition after being drawn alongside the runners-up of the AFC Champions League 2010 West Zone qualification play-off and Al Najaf, who could miss out on the competition due to FifaEoe1/4aos suspension of Iraq.
He said, 'Investigators made serious omissions in not searching for records of hospital admissions or treatment and not establishing whether there was a register at Al Najaf shrine in which Nadhem's burial may have been recorded.'
That was where a sanctuary arose around which the Imam Ali Mosque was built subsequently and a town, Al Najaf, grew up there surrounded by an immense cemetery.
Abdel Majid Al Khoui, a moderate US-backed Shiite religious leader fluent in English and brought back to Al Najaf from self-exile in London.
Jazeera Airways flies to 26 popular destinations across the Middle East, India and Europe comprising high-demand business, leisure, family and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Madinah, Cairo, Al Najaf, Taif, Doha, Kochi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Lahore, Baku and Tbilisi.