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Hussein(Encyclopedia)Hussein. For some names spelled thus, use Husayn or Husein.
Hussein I(Encyclopedia)Hussein I hoosn´, –n´ [key], 1935–99, king of Jordan; educated in England at Harrow and Sandhurst. He ascended the throne (1953) after his grandfather Abdullah I had been killed (1951) by ...
Tantawi, Hussein(Encyclopedia)Tantawi, Hussein (Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Soliman), 1935–, Egyptian field marshal. Joining the army in 1956, he became defense minister (1991) and commander-in-chief of the armed forces (1995). He s...
Hussein, Saddam(Encyclopedia)Hussein, Saddam sädäm´ hoosn´ [key], 1937–2006, Iraqi political leader. A member of the Ba'ath party, he fled Iraq after participating (1959) in an assassination attempt on the country's pri...
Hallaj, Hussein ibn Mansur al-(Encyclopedia)Hallaj, Hussein ibn Mansur al- hoosn´ bn mänsoor´ [key], 857–922, Arabic-speaking Persian Muslim mystic and poet popularly known among Muslims as the martyr of mystical love. Born a Sunni...
Husayn(Encyclopedia)Husayn. For some names spelled thus, use Husein or Hussein.
Hoseyn(Encyclopedia)Hoseyn. For names spelled thus, use Husayn, Husein, or Hussein.
Majid, Ali Hassan al-(Encyclopedia)Majid, Ali Hassan al- ä´l h´sän äl-mäjd´ [key], 1941–2010, Iraqi general and Ba'athist, cousin of Saddam Hussein. After Hussein took power (1979), Majid played a pivotal role in the Ba'...
Persian Gulf Wars(Encyclopedia)Persian Gulf Wars, two conflicts involving Iraq and U.S.-led coalitions in the late 20th and early 21st cent. The First Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War, Jan.–Feb., 1991, was an armed co...
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