Definition of emir
: a ruler, chief, or commander in Islamic countries
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U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, spoke with Qatar’s emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi.
U.S. Central Command says the strike in Shabwa province killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
Sometimes reinforcements from the babban emir’s guard would come to assist Kolomi’s unit.
Abu Sayyaf commander Isnilon Hapilon was named Islamic State’s emir, or leader, in the Philippines.
However, Trump also met with Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, during his visit to Saudi Arabia last month.
Militant leader Isnilon Hapilon -- designated in 2016 as the ISIS emir for Southeast Asia and thought to be at the center of the Marawi siege -- was still at large, three weeks after the initial operation targeting him was launched.
The raid resulted in the death of Abdul Hasib, the emir of the Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon and Afghan officials.
The call with Qatar’s emir showed Trump trying to personally involve himself in resolving the conflict.
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Origin and Etymology of emir
Arabic amīr commander
First Known Use: 1595See Words from the same year
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: a ruler, chief, or commander in an Islamic country
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