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Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip borders the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Israel; it is slightly more than twice the size of Washington, D.C. The terrain is flat to rolling, sand and dune-covered coastal plain. The climate is temperate, with mild winters and summers that are dry and warm to hot.  Read More

Libya

Libya

Libya

Libya is about 2.5 times larger than Texas, slightly larger than Alaska. It is located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia. Also sharing borders with Algeria, Niger, Chad, and Sudan, its total land area is 1,759,540 sq km.  Read More

Iraq

Iraq: Country Profile

Iraq: Country Profile

Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A "republic" was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of strongmen ruled the country until 2003. The last was Saddam Husayn.  Read More