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chieftain

the head or leader of a tribe or clan
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Convention of Jirga (the meeting of tribal chiefs and elders) for settlement of disputes is still in practice in rural areas of Balochistan where people settle their family disputes through tribal justice system, instead of resorting to the court of law.
The tribal chief demanded the local communities in Darfur to renounce violence, pointing to the need for maintaining security and stability in the region.
They said that the Betanni tribal chiefs had credible information about the possible attempts to declare defective area as settled parts of Lakki Marwat district.
BAGHDAD: A series of attacks across Iraq Friday killed 17 people, including four Shiite militiamen and a Sunni tribal chief, while a mass grave in the north was found to contain the bodies of 35 Shiite truck drivers killed by ISIS.
Meanwhile, about 10 pro-government tribesmen who battled al- Qaida militants along with army troops were injured in the fighting around Lauder town, a tribal chief told Xinhua anonymously.
The offending advert, part of a series, shows the Spain international being introduced to a tribal chief who chooses him as his partner.
Ambulances were seen racing out of the Hasaba district that is home to tribal chief Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar and his brothers, whose armed tribesmen have been battling Saleh's troops for weeks.
burst into the residence of the tribal chief who was holding a meeting with
A suicide bomber driving a four-wheel drive vehicle blew himself up alongside the procession," the tribal chief told AFP.
SANAA: A car bomb stuck a religious procession in a Shia rebel bastion of north Yemen on Wednesday killing 15 people and rattling a fragile truce with the government, a rebel spokesman and a tribal chief said.
Tribal chief Mhanna called on the Prime Minister for an immediate investigation and "to offer the results to the mass media without any procrastination or delay like what used to happen in past investigations".
13 -- A local tribal chief along with four relatives was kidnapped from a militant stronghold in Landikotal around 10 days ago, the family of the abducted men disclosed on Thursday.

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