Hussein

[ hoo-seyn ]
/ hʊˈseɪn /

noun

Also Hosein, Husain. al-Husayn, a.d. 629?–680, Arabian caliph, the son of Ali and Fatima and the brother of Hasan.
Sad·dam [sah-dahm] /sɑˈdɑm/, at-Takriti, 1937–2006, Iraqi political leader: president 1979–2003.

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Hussein I

noun

1935–1999, king of Jordan 1953–99.
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Hussein
/ (hʊˈseɪn) /

noun

Also: Husain 1935–99, king of Jordan (1952–99)
Saddam (sæˈdæm). 1937–2006, Iraqi politician: president (1979–2003) and prime minister (1994–2003) of Iraq. He led Iraq into the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88) and the Gulf War (1991) but was deposed and captured in the US-led invasion of 2003; executed 2006
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