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Rif

(rĭf) or

Rif Atlas,

range of the Atlas Mts., NE Morocco, NW Africa, curving along the Mediterranean coast from Ceuta to Melilla. Tidighin (8,056 ft/2,455 m) is the highest peak. Composed of sedimentary rocks and uplifted during the Alpine orogeny, the range is a continuation of the Sierra NevadaSierra Nevada
, chief mountain range of S Spain, in Granada prov., running from east to west for c.60 mi (100 km), parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. The range's highest peak is Mulhacén (11,411 ft/3,478 m).
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 of Spain and is separated from it by the Strait of Gibraltar. Iron mining is the principal economic activity; kif (cannabis) is grown. The region is inhabited by Berbers, who generally were independent of any central authority until subdued (1925–26) by the campaign of France and Spain against Abd el-KrimAbd el-Krim
, 1882?–1963, leader of the Rif tribes of Morocco, called in full Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi. An important figure in the administration of the Spanish Zone until 1920, he took up arms against Spanish rule.
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Rif

 

(also Rifis), a Berber people that inhabit the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco. Population, more than 700,000 (1970 estimate). The Rifs speak a Berber language. The majority are bilingual and also speak Arabic. The Rifs are Sunni Muslims by religion. Their chief occupation is farming; wheat, corn, and other crops are grown. The Rifs waged a heroic struggle against Spanish and French colonialists for national liberation from 1921 to 1926.


Rif

 

a mountain chain in the Atlas Mountains, in northwestern Morocco. The Rif has a maximum elevation of 2,456 m. Composed chiefly of limestones, it is dissected by the canyons of numerous rivers. Maquis and forests of cork oak grow on the lower parts of the northern slopes; coniferous forests of arborvitae, juniper, and cedar occur at higher elevations. Fruit orchards grow on the southern slopes.

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An employee who declines TOF may be separated under adverse-action procedures or included in an ongoing RIF.
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Results from early programmatic implementation of Xpert MTB/ RIF testing in nine countries.
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Un jeune manifestant du mouvement de contestation qui secoue la region du Rif marocain, Imad Atabi, a succombe mardi a ses blessures graves causees suite a des heurts avec la police lors d'une manifestation a al Hoceima, ont rapporte les medias.
Methods: A total of 12 repeated implantation failure (RIF) patients and 10 infertile patients, who conceived and delivered after one embryo transfer attempt, were recruited as RIF and control groups, respectively.
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