mideast mideast  /ˈmɪ ˌdist/

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

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News

  1. MFRI second quarter sales up 30 percent

    Piping systems manufacturer MFRI Inc.in Niles said projects in the gas and oil industry, as well as in the Mideast, boosted first quarter 2013 sales 30 percent over last year.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  2. The Saudi Experience at UCSB

    While learning to live like Americans, Ahmad and Maya dispel Mideast myths.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Santa Barbara Independent

  3. Report: John Kerry Cleared His Schedule to Discuss Arming Syrian Rebels

    It looks like the U.S. government will give serious thought this week to arming Syrian rebel groups, days after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces re-captured the key city of Qusair. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to an AP report, has pushed back his mideast trip this week because the White House is planning to discuss sending weapons to some rebel groups. 
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Too often in the Mideast, politics has consisted of one leader in power and the opposition in jail," Bush said. "America is deeply concerned about the plight of political prisoners in this region, as well as democratic activists who are...
    on May 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Jerusalem Post

  2. "If you forgo aspirations for nuclear weapons and cut off funding for radical elements and support the Mideast peace process, then yes, you'd be welcomed into the international community. We'd have billions of dollars going into your economy,"...
    on Dec 9, 2006 By: William Cohen Source: Forbes

  3. "There is no way that Iran should be getting these sensitive military parts, especially with the situation in the Mideast so turbulent," Kerry said.
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: John Kerry Source: Washington Post

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