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United Arab Emirates

United Arab EmiratesArabic: 'ittihādu l-'imārāti l-¢arabiyyaIndependent federation of 7 emirates with 4.8 million inhabitants (2009 estimate) and an area of 77,700 km². Capital...

State of Qatar

QatarState of QatarArabic: dawlatu qatarIndependent monarchy in Asia, divided into 9 municipalities (baladiya(t)) with 830,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 11,437...

Bahrain

BahrainKingdom of BahrainArabic: mamlaka 'al-bahraynIndependent monarchy in Asia, one of the smallest Muslim states with a surface area of only 707 km² and 1.1 million inhabitants...

Kuwait

KuwaitState of KuwaitArabic: dawlatu l-kuwaytIndependent monarchy in Asia with 2.69 million inhabitants (2009 estimate) and an area of 17,820 km². The capital is Kuwait,...

Iraq

IraqThe Iraqi RepublicArabic: (OFFICIAL:) 'al-jumhūriyyatu l-¢irāqiyyaArabic: (SHORT:) 'al-¢irāqIndependent republic in Asia with 28.9 million (2009 estimate; 16.3 million at the 1987 census) and an area...

Syria

SyriaArabic Republic of SyriaArabic: (OFFICIAL:) jumhūriyya sūriyyati l-¢arabiyyaArabic: (SHORT:) sūriyyāIndependent republic in Asia with 20.18 million inhabitants (2009 estimate) and an area of 185,180 kmē. Capital...

Tunisia

TunisiaThe Tunisian RepublicArabic: (OFFICIAL:) 'al-jumhūriyyatu t-tūnisiyyaArabic: (SHORT:) tūnisIndependent republic in North Africa with 10.5 million inhabitants (2009 estimate) and an area of 163,610 kmē. The capital...

Lebanon

LebanonArabic: lubnān Independent republic in Asia...

Israel

IsraelHebrew: yisraelIndependent republic in Asia with 7.4 million inhabitants (2009 estimate) and an area of 20,770 kmē. Its capital is officially Jerusalem, but many...

Palestine

PalestineArabic: filistīn Self-governing country in Asia...

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