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Arabian Peninsula


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Arabian Peninsula a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
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In literature:

But the Jews were still powerful in the Arabian peninsula.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
By language and ethnological conformation the people of the Arabian Peninsula belong to the great Semitic group of the human family.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
The Arabian Peninsula is not a part of it, but its climate and general character are similar.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
These surveys were to be the foundation of the first trustworthy map of the Arabian peninsula.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
With one exception, all the a¸¤anA-fs whose names are recorded belonged to the a¸¤ijAiz and the west of the Arabian peninsula.
"A Literary History of the Arabs" by Reynold Nicholson
Slowly it moves Eastward to the Red Sea, and passing around it, turns South to the heart of the Arabian Peninsula.
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field
They may be that class called Himyari, found in other parts of the Arabian peninsula.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
In the deserts, and among the vast plains of the Arabian Peninsula, a race had slumbered inactive for twenty centuries.
"Christianity and Modern Thought" by Various

In news:

Channel 4 News looks at the al-Qaeda group in the Arabian Peninsula linked to explosives found on two cargo planes, and Public Enemy No 1 for the UK intelligence services, Anwar al-Awlaki.
Suspicion falls on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Amid US pressure, Yemen on Saturday ordered troops to ' forcibly arrest' fiery cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is thought to be a senior figure in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, a Saudi national accused of being the top bombmaker for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is now likely to be a focus of counterterrorism efforts.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has not claimed responsibility for the fighting in Abyan and Lahij on jihadi Internet forums, according to terrorism experts.
Ewan McGregor lures a river-full of salmon from England to the Arabian Peninsula with the power of his raw charisma PG13.
Chewing an herbal stimulant popular in the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa may pose serious health risks for people with heart disease.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's second in command killed, Yemen says.
Kamal Derwish arrives in Lackawanna, N.Y. A working-class town just south of Buffalo, Lackawanna is home to 3,000 Muslim Americans whose families come from the small country of Yemen, on the Arabian peninsula.
The foiled plot to plant another 'underwear bomb' on a US airliner shows that as the core of Al Qaeda declines, affiliates like Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are taking the lead.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said in a statement issued last week that Azzan would join Zinjibar, Abyan province, as an emirate of their Islamic state.
Also known as the country or State of Qatar, or, locally, as Dawlat Qa?ar, is a sovereign Arab state, located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula.
' or '), officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ( ' ), is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab world (after Algeria).
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was behind the failed Christmas Day bomb attempt last year US authorities believe the terrorist group is focusing on small-scale attacks against the West.
The deadliest sea snakes in the world can be found from the Arabian Peninsula to Australia.