Countries of the Middle East (World in Conflict-the Middle by Cory Gideon Gunderson

By Cory Gideon Gunderson

Introduces many of the nations of the center East, together with Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, and their position within the on-going tensions that exist during this area.

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Manganese: a metallic element. Mazandarani: an Iranian ethnic group. Mediterranean Sea: the largest inland sea located between Europe, Africa, and Asia. Morocco: a Middle Eastern country. Muslim: a believer of Islam; the Islamic religion is based on the teaching of Muhammad. Oman: a sultan-led country of the Southeast Arabian Peninsula. -led attack against Iraq. Ottoman Empire: sultan-ruled land of southwest Asia, northeast Africa, and southeast Europe. Pakistan: a Middle Eastern country. Palestinian: a person who lives in Palestine; a region in the Middle East.

Israel gains control of the Golan Heights, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula. Israel sets up Jewish settlements in these territories. 1973 40 Yom Kippur War. Egypt and Syria attack Israel. -friendly government. Islamic fundamentalist government is established in Iran. Islamic Republic of Iran is proclaimed. 1980 Iraq launches war against Iran. 1988 Iran and Iraq accept UN call for a cease-fire. 1990 Iraq attacks Kuwait in an attempt to take over its oil supply. 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Sudan: a Middle Eastern country. Sunni Muslim: the original Sunni Muslims believed that they should vote for Mohammad’s successor. 46 COUNTRIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST Syria: a Middle Eastern country. Tabriz: a city in northwest Iran. Tajikistan: a Middle Eastern country. talc: a mineral. Tehran: the capital of Iran. telecommunication: electronic systems used in transmitting information. Examples are the telegraph, cable, telephone, TV, and radio. terrorism: the illegal use of violence by a person or group of people with the intention of intimidating a society or government.

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