Middle East

An area comprising the countries of southwest Asia and northeast Africa. In the 20th century, the region has been the continuing scene of political and economic turmoil.

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Middle East
Palestinian Territories

What does Gaza mean?

The Gaza Strip refers to a piece of land that is along the Mediterranean coast that borders both Israel and Egypt and is currently a Hamas-controlled enclave.

Its name, Gaza = ghazza (غزة) in Arabic, meaning strength and honor .

Travel & Places
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Where is wadi solaf and wadi esh sheikh?

near Saint Catherine's monastery in Sinai

United Arab Emirates
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Contact details for HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan?

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Who is the most beautiful women in the Middle East?

Beauty is always a matter of opinion. And I am not familiar with women in the Middle East !

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Why is oil an important natural resource in the middle east?

Oil is a important resource to the Middle East because they sell there oil for money to help build schools and stuff like that.

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What are some major cities in Southwest Asia?

Istanbul, Turkey

Tehran, Iran

Cairo, Egypt

Baghdad, Iraq

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ankara, Turkey,

Jeddah-Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Izmir, Turkey

Aleppo, Syria

Damascus, Syria

Tel Aviv, Israel

Beirut, Lebanon

Sana'a, Yemen

Erbil, Iraq

Basra, Iraq

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dubai, UAE

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Who is the father of sk. mujibur rahman?

Sk mujib's Father was an employee of Calcutta court who was Hindu by religion. He grew in a broken-up family after the dispute between his parents.

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Arabic Language and Culture

Why is the Bedouin Arab dress usually white?

Maybe because the sun. The climate in that region can be quite extreme.
Because white coluor doesn't attract heat.

Religion & Spirituality
History of the Middle East
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Who founded a dualistic religion in the near east?

With its notions of good and evil powers, heaven and hell, Zoroastrianism was probably the first true dualistic religion. It was founded by its prophet Zoroaster, or Zarathushtra, probably in the Indo-Iranian culture of southern Russia.

Dualism is present in three major religions from the Middle East - Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Countries, States, and Cities
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Baghdad is the capital of which Middle Eastern country?

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq.

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Why is Egypt a part of the middle east and not Africa?

Geographically speaking, most of Egypt is in Africa, but part of it extends into Asia. Egypt has territory on both sides of the Suez Canal, and the greater portion of the Sinai peninsula belongs to Egypt, with the northern portion being part of Israel. Culturally speaking, Egypt is part of the Arab world and has close ties to the Arabian peninsula; many of its citizens make their pilgrimages there, as pious Muslims. Egypt has fought a number of wars against Israel, and it borders on the Gaza Strip, so it is deeply and unavoidably involved in Middle Eastern politics. That's why it is considered part of the Middle East.

It is worth noting that the Middle East is not entirely included in Asia, so there is no Middle-East/Africa dichotomy. Egypt is the only primarily African country in the Middle East.

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Road Distance

What is distance from Mt Carmel to Jezreel?

It's approximately 25 miles from Mt. Carmel to Jezreel.

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Mediterranean Sea

What do the countries of Egypt Israel Syria Greece Italy Spain Algeria and Libya have in common?

There are several commonalities between these countries. They include that:

  • They all have had coastlines on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Parts of all of these countries were part of the Roman Empire in 100 C.E., under Christian control in 400 C.E., and under Islamic control by 1400 C.E.
  • They are all, at least partly, in the northern and eastern hemispheres.
  • They are all members or observers of the Union for the Mediterranean.
Hip-Hop and Rap Music
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Arabic Language and Culture

Are Soulja boy and Arab still friends yes or no?

they dont really talk

Middle East

Where is Iran?

Iran is in the eastern part of the Middle East which is in Southwest Asia.

Iran is bordered on the North by Armenia, Azerbaijan & Turkmenistan.

On the East by Afghanistan & Pakistan.

On the West by Turkey & Iraq.

It also borders the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman & Caspian Sea.

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Why are oil and farming important to the southwest Asia region?

''Southwest Asians'' are affected by ''oil'' by getting too ''much oil. The sell the oil for money


World War 2
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Arabic Language and Culture

What happened to the Arab World after World War 2?

not much really, the british and french both gave their colonies in the Mid east independence, but no borders were changed.

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What is the predominant physical feature of Middle East and North Africa?

Don't quite know what you are asking, but what they all have in common are deserts and some of them border the The Mediterranean sea.

Distances and Travel Times
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Flight Times

How long is the flight from London Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh?

Around 5 hours- remember there is a time difference also of 2-3 hours depending on day light savings

Literature and Language
History of the Middle East
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Arabic Language and Culture

What is the Arab spring movement?

The Arab Spring movement is the rebellion of the Arab peoples against their tyrannical dictators. So far a number of murderous dictators have been overthrown. It remains to be seen how they will be replaced. Since the Arabs do not have a tradition of self government predictions are difficult to make.

Ancient History
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Which two great ancient civilizations developed in the Middle East and which three major religions were born in the region?

The two ancient civilations are Egyptian and Babylonian (or Mesopotamian). The three major religions are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But other important religions born there are Zoroastrianism and Baha'i.

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Maps and Directions

What are gulf countries?

The Persian Gulf countries are 7 in total: Iran, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. All are rich in oil and oil reserves. Iraq, while also rich in oil and oil reserves, has never been a Persian Gulf State.

Located in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf States, produce about one-fifth of the total world oil production. They have more than half of the world's oil reserves.

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What impacts did the Sykes-Picot Agreement have on the Middle East in the 12th century?

It divided the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire outside the Arabian peninsula into areas of future British and French control or influence.

United Arab Emirates
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What did the UAE look like before the emirates united?

Exactly the same as it does now, but instead of having seven emirates held together into one nation, there would seven emirates existing as separate nations. See the Related Link to view a map of the UAE divided by emirates.

Middle East
Political Theory

What different kinds of governments are found in the Middle East?

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Answer 1

It depends on what country you look at. While all the Gulf states and the Kingdom of Jordan seems to be ruled by Kings and Emirs, the other Middle Eastern countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen are republics ruled by Presidents.

There are monarchies, theocracies and democracies in the Middle East. Lebanon and Israel are democracies. Iran is a theocracy. Jordan is constitutional monarchy. Syria is republic with an elected legislative body.

Answer 2

An increasingly common form of government found in the Middle-east is that imposed on various countries by the US imperial forces. These usually are in the form of military dictatorships given the entirely false appearance of being "democratic" by the imposition of specially selected puppet "rulers" who are corrupt and therefore easily controlled by CIA imperialists.


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