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Rove, Karl Christian

(Encyclopedia) Rove, Karl Christian, 1950–, U.S. political consultant and government official, b. Denver, Colo. Politically active in high school, he joined College Republicans while at the Univ. of…

Muslim Brotherhood

(Encyclopedia) Muslim Brotherhood, officially Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun [Arab.,=Society of Muslim Brothers], religious and political organization founded (1928) in Egypt by Hasan al-Banna. Early…

Umayyad

(Encyclopedia) Umayyad o͞omä´yäd, the first Islamic dynasty (661–750). Their reign witnessed the return to leadership roles of the pre-Islamic Arab elite, and the rejuvenation of tribal loyalties.…

Algeria

(Encyclopedia) Algeria ăljēr´ēə, Arab. Al Djazair, Fr. Algérie, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, republic (2015 est. pop. 39,872,000), 919,590 sq mi (2,381,741 sq km), NW…

India Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note India Index: People Government Political Conditions Defense U.S.-India Relations PEOPLE The people of India have had a continuous civilization…

Lebanon Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Lebanon Index: People Government Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Lebanese Relations PEOPLELebanon is the historic home of the…