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(also Nahr al-Asi, Orontes), a river in Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. The Asi is 571 km long and drains an area of 22,300 sq km. Rising in Lebanon in the al-Biqa Valley, it flows in Syria through Lake Homs (area, 60 sq km) and along the bottom of the marshy graben known as the al-Ghab. In Turkey it flows along the basin of Amik Gölü, with which it is linked by a channel, and then empties into the Gulf of Antakya of the Mediterranean Sea. The mean flow rate is approximately 80 cu m per sec, with increased water volume in winter. The Asi is used for irrigation. The cities of Homs, Syria, and Antakya, Turkey, are situated on the river.

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Abbr. for “Architects and Surveyors Institute.”
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Lindtjorn, "Prevalence and Incidence of Smear-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the Hetosa District of Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State of Central Ethiopia," BMC Infectious Diseases, vol.
This finding was consistent with the study conducted Arsi Zone, Oromia region, in 2011 and Bahirdar, Amhara region, in 2012 [25, 26].
Serological result of this study showed an overall seroprevalence of 48.43% in two species in selected area of Eastern Showa and Arsi Zones of Oromia Regional state, which was close to the reports made from Nigeria with seroprevalence of 55% [20], from Uganda 55.2% [21], from Maychew district of Tigray regional state, Ethiopia, 43.6% [22].
The study was conducted in Arsi Zone of Oromia Regional state, in and around Asella town located 175 km from Addis Ababa, south east of Oromia Original State, Ethiopia.
(15) Although there is no Latin translation of this Brussels narrative in the larger bound collection of manuscripts, ARSI MS Anglia 31 I-II, the prior existence of a Latin translation is signaled by marginal notations in this second Italian translation, L4b Ital., indicating that the translator worked from both Latin and English sources: in the margins next to blank spaces left in the text the Latin word "terra" appears, as well as the English word "arraigned" and the composite word "furbush" (the latter a translator's attempt to replicate the English "furze bush").
Apart from Jag Mandir, I spotted three other island palaces on the lake -- Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas.
Ziway Dugda, a small district in Arsi Zone of Ethiopia's Oromia region, is one of the areas affected by the drought.
"Adiciones a la carta anua de 1611", Archivun Romano Societatis Iesu (ARSI), Roma, Provincia de Paraguay, Vol.
At the start of 2014, a pilot project in the town of Arsi Negele, 275km south of Addis Ababa, demonstrated the need and popularity of biogas in backpacks.