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.
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FEATURED: MIDDLE EAST

, a town about I5 miles (24 km) northeast of Jerusalem. Although it is in Israeli-occupied Jordan, it is governed as an autonomous entity, by the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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