The Middle East is a region in north-east Africa surrounded by Europe and west Asia. The term "Middle East" was created by British military strategists in the 19th century, and definitions of it vary; it is not simply a geographical term, but also a Eurocentric political one, connoting that it separates Europe from the Far East.
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Dubai is a cosmopolitan metropolis and global city on the Arabian Peninsula.
The Middle East Sultanate of Oman is on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula.
Tehran, is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people, it is situated at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range.
The Palestinian territories consist of two physically separate entities, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and are not yet universally considered part of any sovereign nation.
Abu Dhabi is the federal capital and center of government in the United Arab Emirates.
Syria was one of the larger states of the Middle East but is now in prospect of fragmentation.
The State of Israel is a small yet diverse Middle Eastern country bordered by Egypt and the Gaza Strip to the southwest, by the West Bank and Jordan to the east, and by Syria and Lebanon to the north.
Occupying a small peninsula jutting into the Persian Gulf is Qatar, a rich Arab state to the north of Saudi Arabia, east of Bahrain and west of the United Arab Emirates.
Iran is a large country between the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea.
Iraq is a country in the Middle East. It lies at the north end of the Persian Gulf and has a small coastline in the southeast of the country.
Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries including United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital.
Yemen is on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, and sharing borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman.
The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates on the eastern side of the Arabian peninsula, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
Kuwait is a country in the Middle East. It is located at the head of the Arabian Gulf, with Iraq to the north and west, and Saudi Arabia to the southwest.
Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula and has coastlines on the Persian Gulf and Red Sea.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is a Middle Eastern archipelago in the Persian Gulf, tucked into a pocket of the sea flanked by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Jordan is a country in the Middle East almost completely landlocked.
The Republic of Lebanon is a small country within the Middle East region with its capital being Beirut.
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