WHAT'S INSIDE: MIDDLE EAST

The Middle East encompasses nearly 20 countries. A geopolitical hotspot for several decades, the region sees much military activity in its deserts and lowland plains.
  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
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FEATURED: MIDDLE EAST

Cyprus, an island at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, near Turkey. It is divided between peoples of Greek and Turkish cultures.

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, a country of southwestern Asia. Until 1935 it was known in the West as Persia. Iran is bounded by Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Turkey.

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