Arabian Peninsula


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Arabian Peninsula

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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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"What has been reported in various media outlets regarding my death in the Arabian Peninsula is a rumor to cover the killing of innocent unarmed Muslims in Yemen," the speaker said.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has taken advantage of the weakness of the central government during a year of protests against ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh to expand its presence in the impoverished country.
The museum embodies historic evidences of the Chinese-Arab relations specifically with the Arabian Peninsula and Oman in particular from the 3rd to 16th century.
Officials said this week the United States was looking at ways to expand military and intelligence cooperation with the government of Yemen to increase pressure on al Qaeda militants in the Arabian Peninsula.
Iran is looking to gain a foothold near the holy sites in Saudi Arabia by implanting a terrorist armed group in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, which is the obvious target.
Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia explores five chapters in the history of the Arabian Peninsula, spanning early prehistoric settlements; maritime exploration; caravan trading routes that linked the region with Asia, Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean; routes of holy pilgrimage emerging in the 7 th century CE; and the social and economic developments between the 14 th and 16 th centuries that set the stage for the modern day region.
On the recent earthquake that struck a region on Iranian-Pakistani border, Shaikh Sultan explained that the UAE is 800 kilometres away from the quake epicentre and whatever earthquakes taking place near the Arabian Peninsula their effect will only make high-rise buildings sway.
Federal officials confirmed that the United States, working with other intelligence agencies, had recovered an explosive device that resembled other bombs made by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and its local affiliates, the Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law), have taken advantage of a year of deadly protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh to bolster their presence in Shebwa and nearby Marib.
Al Rajwani, vice president/general manager, P&G Arabian Peninsula, said: "P&G Arabian Peninsula's ongoing successes in recent years - thanks to a sturdy portfolio of brands serving the region's consumers who trust them, as well as our competent and dedicated P&G team and our commitment to our customers - brought us to where we are today: expanding our offices to cater to the growing consumer demand in the region."
He added, "In ancient times, just like today, the eastern Arabian Peninsula was a commercial and cultural center at the crossroads of the great civilizations of that time, south of the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant, Mesopotamia and India, and its cities hosted rich convoys and strong commercial kingdoms''.
The Saudi delegation meeting with the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the Arabian Peninsula in Brussels.