Middle East

The Middle East is a region mainly in Western , between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. While the region is known for its arid climate, not all of the land consists of desert.

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is a city of fantastic history, culture and beauty.

is a cosmopolitan metropolis and global city on the Arabian Peninsula.

is a bi-continental country: while geographically most of the country is situated in , most Turkish people consider themselves to be .

The State of is a small yet diverse country.


, formerly Persia, can be considered part of the or ; indeed the Persian Empire was the dominant Central Asian power for many centuries.

The consist of two physically separate entities, the and the , in the .

The or simply the Emirates is a country rich in history and culture at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

is an Arab kingdom in the , at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe.

The Sultanate of is on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula.

The Republic of is a country in the on the Mediterranean Sea.

is an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, south of .

is a kingdom which geographically dominates the Arabian peninsula.

is one of the larger states of the .

is a republic in the . While contains ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, it has been ravaged by war and oppression for the last century.

is a rich Arab state occupying a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf to the north of .

is one of the least developed and poorest countries in the Middle East and has endured a bloody civil war since at least 2011.

is a monarchy at the Persian Gulf, bordering and .

The Kingdom of is a archipelago in the Persian Gulf, tucked into a pocket of the sea flanked by and .

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