Arabian Peninsula


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Arabian Peninsula

See Arabia.
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Noun1.Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian GulfArabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Muscat and Oman, Oman, Sultanate of Oman - a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
Katar Peninsula, Qatar Peninsula, Katar, Qatar - a peninsula extending northward from the Arabian mainland into the Persian Gulf
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Najd, Nejd - a central plateau region of the Arabian Peninsula; formerly an independent sultanate until 1932 when it united with Hejaz to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Hedjaz, Hejaz, Hijaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates - a federation of seven Arab emirates on the eastern Arabian peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; rich in oil reserves
Republic of Yemen, Yemen - a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990
Great Arabian Desert, Arabian Desert - a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Arab, Arabian - a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
ameer, amir, emeer, emir - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
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The site enjoys great historical importance where Al Fau village was the capital of first Kunda Kingdom, which had played a major role on the Arabian Peninsula from the mid-first century BC until the beginning of the fourth century A.
The ministry said that the pre-launch promos by the Arabian Peninsula channel broadcast on another channel, Rawasi, included claims that were considered interference in the political affairs of Gulf countries, particularly Saudi Arabia.
archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula in various ages while contributing
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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, widely considered the most dangerous branch of the global militant group, took advantage of more than a year of war in Yemen to seize towns along a 600-km (370-mile) stretch of Arabian Sea coastline.
Myrrh is also a resin, derived from the Commiphora tree, which is also found in the Arabian peninsula and the north east of Africa.
Tropical cyclones which affect the Arabian Peninsula form to the west of India and they usually occur at a very specific time of year.
The sandstorm swept across much of the Arabian Peninsula, seen here with borders illustrated by the blue lines.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Arabian Peninsula (CDHRAP) in its annual report for 2014 disclosed numerous instances of human rights violations in Saudi Arabia.
A man identified as Nasr al-Ansi, a top leader of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, said his group planned and financed the "Charlie Hebdo" massacre.
The militants are linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and authorities believe they carried out a recent kidnapping attempt involving a German diplomat.
They said that the early humans may have followed the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula to Australia and the west Pacific region, adding that the second wave may have traveled along the northern route nearly 50,000 years ago, LiveScience reported.