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Near East

 (nîr)
A region of southwest Asia generally defined as including Asia Minor, the Levant, and Mesopotamia. The Near East is sometimes considered also to include the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, and the area around the Nile River in northeast Africa.

Near Eastern adj.
Near Easterner n.

Near East

n
1. (Placename) another term for the Middle East
2. (Placename) (formerly) the Balkan States and the area of the Ottoman Empire

Near′ East′


n.
a geographical region usu. considered to encompass the countries of SW Asia, including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the other nations of the Arabian Peninsula. Compare Middle East (def. 1).
Near′ East′ern, adj.
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Noun1.Near East - the area around the eastern MediterraneanNear East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
Operation Desert Storm - the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
Six Day War, Six-Day War, Arab-Israeli War - tension between Arabs and Israeli erupted into a brief war in June 1967; Israel emerged as a major power in the Middle East
Arab-Israeli War, Yom Kippur War - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur); Israel counterattacked and drove the Syrians back and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt
zarf - an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup
pita, pocket bread - usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
falafel, felafel - small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds
Fertile Crescent - a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
Israel - an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Levant - the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan - an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
State of Kuwait, Koweit, Kuwait - an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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Near East

n
the Near East → le Proche-Orientnearest and dearest [ˌnɪərɪstənˈdɪərɪSt] npl
sb's nearest and dearest (= friends and relations) → les êtres mpl chers à qn

Near East

n the Near Eastil Medio Oriente
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She was resting in a boarding-house near Eastern Point - a strange establishment, managed.
Quetta -- At least six terrorists were killed and five security personnel were injured during a Counter Terrorism Department operation near Eastern Bypass in Quetta in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
According to police sources, the victim identified as Abdullah Jan was near Eastern Bypass area when armed assailants opened fire on him and fled from the scene.
QUETTA -- As many as 6 terrorists including a woman suicide bomber were killed during Counter Terrorism Department operation near Eastern Bypass here Wednesday.
QUETTA -- At least six terrorists were killed and five security personnel were injured in the early hours of Wednesday morning during a operation conducted by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) near Eastern Bypass in Quetta
The meeting was also attended from the US side by Marc J Sievers, US Ambassador to Oman, and David Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, US Department of State.
Petersburg, the Louvre in Paris, Berlin's Museum of Ancient Near Eastern Art the Berlin State Library, the British Library and the T'fcrk ve Eserleri M'fczesi in Istanbul.
Manama, Nov.5(BNA): Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa received French Louvre Museum Department of Near Eastern Antiquities director Marielle Pic and discussed joint cooperation.
Objective: Archfarm aims to expand the methodological principles of funerary archaeology and apply this innovative approach to interpret neolithic near eastern burials.
As the Foreign Service summer 2019 bidding cycle kicks off in September, the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) encourages bidders to embrace the challenge and join the NEA team.
At least 25 people were died in a suspected suicide attack outside a polling station near Eastern Bypass in Quetta on Wednesday.
Summary: Quetta [Pakistan], May 25 (ANI): At least 22 people, including three policeman and two children, were killed in a suspected suicide attack, which took place outside a polling station near Eastern Bypass in Quetta on Wednesday.

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