For information on individual
countries in the Middle East, go to Countries
& Native Peoples and select Asia.
Bureau of Near Eastern
Updated frequently, this site from the U.S. Dept. of State provides
detailed information about countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Current hot topics, such as Iraqi disarmament and the Israeli-Palestinian
peace process, and an archive of past events are included.
Connections: The Middle East
Includes Middle East history since 1900, economics, politics, geography,
culture and more. The Connecting Questions section discusses the link
between religious militancy and terrorism. From PBS.
Studies 9: Middle East
Created by a high school teacher in New York, this site
includes directories of links to Web sites about Middle Eastern culture,
history, colonialism, current issues, geography and politics.
Find news stories and a variety of maps about Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel
and more from The National Geographic Society.
& the Palestinians
Continuously updated, read this profile of the current conflict and
ever-changing situation between Israel and the Palestinians. Includes
background information, profiles of key people, a timeline, regional
maps and country profiles. From the BBC.
Includes issues of The Christian Science Monitor presenting
positions of both the Israelis and the Palestinians. Includes a timeline
of key developments and difficult issues involving the West Bank, Gaza
the Brink: Understanding the U.S.– Iraq Conflict
Examines the current issues and the history of the conflict between
the U.S. and the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. Includes a photo gallery
of key figures. Provided by The Seattle Times.
Library Map Collection: Middle East Maps
Maps of the countries and cities of the Middle East provided
by the University of Texas, Austin.
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