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  Bab el-Mandeb - Encyclopedia of Earth
The Bab el-Mandeb (Bab al-Mandab) strait (12° 40” North, 43° 20” East) separates Africa (Djibouti and Eritrea), and Asia (Yemen), and connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean via the Gulf of Aden.
Bab Al-Mandab gained additional strategic importance as a result of the events of September 11, 2001.
U.S. Arrangments in the the Bab Al-Mandab Region
www.eoearth.org /article/Bab_el-Mandeb   (568 words)

 Etiópico: Hacia el siglo VI antes de Cristo, algunas colonias sabeas se establecieron en la región de la ...
El sistema de escritura etiópico o antiguo abisinio es consonántico y tuvo su origen hacia el 350 d.
El rey aksumita, Ezana, fue el que según la tradición, se convirtió al cristianismo bajo el ministerio de Frumencio, a quien se considera el inventor del alfabeto etiópico.
El problema es si el alfabeto etiópico antiguo fue una gradual transformación de la escritura semítica meridional o una deliberada obra de un individuo.
www.proel.org /alfabetos/etiopico.html   (974 words)

 Bab: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Bab el Oued City revisited by Chris Kutschera The...Chris Kutschera discovered, for many members of its audience Bab el Oued City represents much more than a visit to the movies...by the latest film from Algerian director Merzak Allouache, Bab el Oued City.
Bab as Saha, is being hailed by French critics...accept the status quo are "unrealistic".
BAB EL MANDEB bab el man deb Arab.,= gate of tears, strait, 17 mi (27 km) wide, linking the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and separating the Arabian peninsula from E Africa.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/bab.jsp?l=B&p=1   (1345 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bab
Bab el Mandeb [Arab gate of tears], strait, 17 mi (27 km) wide, linking the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and separating the Arabian peninsula from E Africa.
Barim, island, c.5 sq mi (13 sq km), off the SW Arabian peninsula in the Bab el Mandeb strait; it is part of Yemen.
Sodom or Sodoma, in the Bible, the principal of the Cities of the Plain (the others being Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar, which was spared) destroyed by fire from heaven because of their wickedness.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Bab   (582 words)

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The Abban or protector of the Somali country is the Mogasa of the Gallas, the Akh of El Hejaz, the Ghafir of the Sinaitic Peninsula, and the Rabia of Eastern Arabia.
Diwan el Jabr, for instance, is a civil court, opposed to the Mahkamah or the Kazi's tribunal.
El Makrizi, describing the kingdom of Zayla, uses the Harari not the Arabic term; he remarks that it is unknown to Egypt and Syria, and compares its leaf to that of the orange.
www.wollamshram.ca /1001/East/firstFoot_Footers.htm   (19327 words)

 Bab el Mandeb - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bab el Mandeb (Arabic Bab al-Mandab,”gate of tears”), strait between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of...
Perim (Arabic Barim), island, Republic of Yemen, in the Bab el Mandeb (a strait connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden), off the southwestern...
Djibouti (country), republic in northeastern Africa, strategically located at the strait of Bab el Mandeb, which links the Red Sea with the...
encarta.msn.com /Bab_el_Mandeb.html   (128 words)

 14. Oblique View, Bab el-Mandeb, Ethiopia/Djibouti/Yemen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Connecting these two bodies of water is a narrow waterway known as the Bab el-Mandeb (“Gate of Lamentation”).
The Bab el-Mandeb is actually divided by the island of Perim into two waterways, the larger of which is 16 kilometers wide and 322 meters deep.
The importance of this waterway and nearby port cities grew with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, which linked the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.
www.lpi.usra.edu /publications/slidesets/humanimprints/slide_14.html   (291 words)

 Republic of Yemen
In addition, the Bab el Mandeb is on the southwestern coast of Yemen.
The Bab el Mandeb has influenced many political relations concerning oil and other natural resources, and is an area that must be controlled to ensure stability.
The Bab el Mandeb is off the coast of Yemen and is an extremely important area that connnects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden
www.humboldt.edu /~go1/hist334/yemen.html   (1965 words)

 Noonsite: Bab El Mandeb Straits To Eritrea: Cruising Report 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bab El Mandeb Straits To Eritrea: Cruising Report 2005
The following is an antidote to Bab el Mandeb horror stories.
The winds do not arrive suddenly, but build up, and the separate experience of two boats is that they peak near the Djibouti/Eritrea border at Dumera I. We transited at dawn, which is probably the best time for least wind.
www.noonsite.com /Members/doina/R2005-02-25-1   (759 words)

 Red Sea, Egypt
At its northern end it is divided by the Sinai Peninsula into two long inlets, to the west the Gulf of Suez, which is linked with the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal, to the east the Gulf of Aqaba (Eilat).
At its southern end is the Bab el-Mandeb ("Gate of Lamentation"), a strait 16mi/26km wide which gives access to the Gulf of Aden and thence to the Indian Ocean.
The Red Sea occupies a Tertiary rift valley running from northwest to southeast through the tableland of North Africa and Arabia, continued to the north by the Jordan Valley and to the south by the rift system of East Africa.
www.planetware.com /egypt/red-sea-egy-red-red.htm   (798 words)

 Bab el Mandeb - Wikipédia
Bab el Mandeb — littéralement la « porte des pleurs » en arabe — est le détroit séparant la péninsule arabique et l'Afrique et qui relie la Mer Rouge au golfe d'Aden, dans l'océan Indien.
L'île de Perim divise le détroit en deux canaux : le canal oriental, connu sous le nom de Bab Iskender (« le canal d'Alexandre ») mesure 3 km de large pour une profondeur maximale de 30 m, tandis que le canal occidental, ou Dact el Mayun, est large de 25 km et profond de 310 m.
Les enjeux prenant leur source dans le détroit du Bab El Mandeb sont d'abord d'ordre financier puisqu'il s'agit de l'une des principales routes du pétrole dans le monde.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bab_el_Mandeb   (483 words)

 Horn of Africa Regional Country Analysis Brief
Bab el-Mandeb is a narrow waterway situated between Eritrea, Djibouti and Yemen that connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.
The Bab el-Mandeb could be bypassed (for northbound oil traffic) by utilizing the East-West oil pipeline, which traverses Saudi Arabia and has a capacity of about 4.8 million bbl/d.
In addition, closure of the Bab el-Mandeb would effectively block non-oil shipping from using the Suez Canal, except for limited trade within the Red Sea region.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/hornafrica.html   (4694 words)

 AllRefer.com - Bab el Mandeb, Middle East (Middle Eastern Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Bab el Mandeb, Middle East (Middle Eastern Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Bab el Mandeb[bab el man´deb] Pronunciation Key [Arab.,= gate of tears], strait, 17 mi (27 km) wide, linking the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and separating the Arabian peninsula from E Africa.
It is an important passage on the Indian Ocean–Mediterranean Sea shipping route via the Suez Canal.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BabelMan.html   (190 words)

 Apollo International Exhibitions - | Yemen Guide | About Yemen - Main
It is bounded on the west by the Red Sea and on the south by the Gulf of Aden (an arm of the Arabian Sea, which is part of the Indian Ocean), and is separated from Africa by the narrow strait of Bab el Mandeb.
Yemen includes several sizable islands, most notably Socotra in the Indian Ocean, Perim in the Bab el Mandeb, and Kamaran in the Red Sea.
Strategic location on Bab el Mandeb, the strait linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of world's most active shipping lanes
www.exposanaa.com /Html/yemen_guide/about_yemen/index.htm   (443 words)

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The Red Sea extends from Suez, Egypt, southward for about 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) to the strait of Bab el Mandeb, which connects it with the Gulf of Aden and then with the Indian Ocean.
An inflow of less-saline water through Bab el Mandeb in the south is driven northward by prevailing winds.
At Bab el Mandeb the channel is kept open by blasting and dredging.
www.icruise.com /cruise_content/port_Red_Sea.shtml   (722 words)

 Bab el Mandeb — FactMonster.com
Tihamah - Tihamah, Tihama,or Tehama, narrow, extremely arid lowland region along the west coast of the...
Barim, island, c.5 sq mi (13 sq km), off the SW Arabian peninsula in the Bab el...
Djibouti, country, Africa: Land and People - Land and People Strategically situated, Djibouti commands Bab el Mandeb, the strait between the...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0805612.html   (174 words)

 meepas Yemen country profile — Yemen economy and political strengths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This is due to its relatively large size, and its land borders which place the country at the southern borders of Saudi Arabia and Oman.
However yet more significant are are its coastal borders next to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean which also provide the country with access and sovereignty to the strategic location of Bab el Mandeb strait.
According to the US Department of Energy, "disruption to shipping in the Bab el-Mandab could prevent tankers in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Aden from reaching the Suez Canal/Sumed Pipeline complex, instead diverting them at great cost around the southern tip of Africa (the Cape of Good Hope)".
www.meepas.com /Yemenstrengths.htm   (692 words)

 Into the Red Sea:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The red line traces our route from Al Mukallah, Yemen, through the Straits of Bab el Mandeb, our quick stop in the anchorage near Assab, beating towards Massawa (where we then stopped for 10 days), and then on towards Sudan.
We will, however, push on to Assab, Eritrea (which used to be part of Ethiopia) as conditions look good to pass through the Straits of Bab el Mandeb (or Gates of Sorrow) given the southeasterly winds.
I can't wait to see the photo of Colleen in her nightie and safety harness after the crazy night in Bab El Mandeb.
www.sailredwings.com /intothe.htm   (3541 words)

 Perim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perim (Arabic: بريم‎ [Barīm]) is a volcanic island strategically located in the Strait of Mandeb at the southern entrance into the Red Sea off the southwestern coast of Yemen, at 12.6566667° N 43.415° E.
The island has a natural harbour on its southwestern coast, but there is only scarce vegetation, and the absence of fresh water on the island has always been one of the major difficulties impeding permanent settlement.
Sometimes in the geological past its eruptions have blocked the Bab el Mandeb and thus the Red Sea evaporated to an empty hot dry salt-floored sink.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Perim   (250 words)

 Scuba Diving Sharm el Sheikh Dive Sinai Egypt Red Sea
Surrounded by vast deserts, the Red Sea expands 2000 km (1300 miles) from the north, the Gulf of Aqaba, to Bab el Mandeb in the south.
The Gulf of Aqaba ending at the Straits of Tiran reaches a length of 180 km (110 miles).Following the Syrian-African Rift Valley the Gulf is 25 km (14 miles) wide, and 1800 m (6000 feet) deep.
As a result this area has one of the richest concentrations of varieties of marine life in all of the tropical seas.
www.sinaidivers.com /redsea/diving-sharm-el-sheikh.html   (264 words)

 British Admiralty (BA) - Red Sea - (800) 596-7245
El 'Aqaba to Duba and Ports on the coast of Saudi Arabia - 350,000
Bur el Suweis (Port of Suez) - 20,000
Straits of Bob el Mandeb to Aden Harbour - 200,000
www.mdnautical.com /baredsea.htm   (258 words)

Lo dice la genética: o se extinguieron o fueron asimilados sin dejar rastro, puesto que todo el resto del mundo, incluyendo el resto de África, desciende de una segunda expansión mucho más exitosa que aconteció hace 50.000 años.
Una crisis climática que desertizó el África tropical fue posiblemente el acicate que hace 70.000 años amplió los horizontes del Homo sapiens.
Mirazón Lahr afirma que la erupción del volcán Toba (Indonesia), la mayor en el último millón de años en la Tierra, pudo abocar a la extinción a las comunidades locales en la India y sepultar cualquier resto arqueológico.
www.nabarralde.com /orriak/eu/nabarmena/ar1506.htm   (593 words)

 John Hawks Anthropology Weblog : Arabian baboons and Red Sea land bridges
They conclude that the mtDNA clade diversity in Arabian baboons is too great to have gotten there within the past 20,000 years, so the dispersal must have been earlier.
Then there is a question of whether the dispersal came over the Strait of Bab el Mandab or the Sinai:
Kummer (1995) hypothesized that a northerly route of colonization, via Sinai, was more likely than a southerly route across the Red Sea, via the straits of Bab el Mandeb.
johnhawks.net /weblog/reviews/genetics/baboon/arabian_hamadryas_dispersal_2004.html   (494 words)

 Arabian Sea/Gulf of Aden Winds - Fall Transition Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Near the eastern entrance to the Gulf, the Southwest Monsoon winds continue through September and into early October, with the Northeast Monsoon becoming fully developed by November.
In the western entrance, through Bab el Mandeb Strait, the light winds of September are replaced by light to moderate southerly winds in October, with increasing speeds in November.
North of the Bab el Mandeb Strait, over the northern and central Red Sea, northwesterly winds prevail.
www.nrlmry.navy.mil /sat_training/world_wind_regimes/GulfOfAden/fall_transition/index.html   (1507 words)

 Red Sea Outflow Experiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The comprehensive Bab el Mandeb experiment at the southern end of the Red Sea during 1995-1996 involving moored ADCPs and T-S sensors (Fig.
The annual mean outflow of Red Sea deep water through the strait was estimated to be 0.37 Sv, with maximum exchange reaching 0.7 Sv in February and average summer outflow of ~0.05 Sv.
Murray, S. P., and W. Johns, 1997, Direct observations of seasonal exchange through the Bab el Mandeb strait, Geophys.
www.rsmas.miami.edu /personal/hpeters/OTECH/RedSea.html   (211 words)

 Perim — FactMonster.com
island, c.5 sq mi (13 sq km), off the SW Arabian peninsula in the Bab el Mandeb strait; it is part of Yemen.
In 1967, Perim's small population voted to become part of South Yemen (since merged with Yemen).
Bab el Mandeb - Bab el Mandeb [Arab.,= gate of tears], strait, 17 mi (27 km) wide, linking the Red Sea with the...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0838320.html   (188 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bab el Mandeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bab el Mandeb
Home > Search Results > Bab el Mandeb
Red Sea ancient Sinus Arabicus or Erythraean Sea, narrow sea, c.170,000 sq mi (440,300 sq km), c.1,450 mi (2,330 km) long and up to 225 mi (362 km) wide, between Africa (Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea) and the Arabian peninsula (Saudi Arabia and Yemen); a part of the Great Rift Valley.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/00970.html   (513 words)

 Port of Aden
It is done with the port authority, the local government, and their security forces.
There is a choke-point there, the Bab el Mandeb, that the Navy is charged by Central Command to keep open, like the Suez Canal and the Strait of Hormuz.
There has been a dispute between Eritrea and Yemen regarding the Hanish Islands right at the choke point at the Bab el Mandeb.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/aden.htm   (946 words)

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