Middle East and North Africa Scavenger Information

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Sahara Desert

Largest and harshest desert in North Africa

Saud

Ruling family in Saudi Arabia

Tel Aviv-Yafo

Israel's largest manufacturing center

Muammar Al-Qaddhafi

Dictator of Libya

Marrakech and Casablanca

Significant cities in Morocco

64.1%

Percent of the world oil reserves in the Middle East

Nile River

Longest river in the world

Mosque

Muslim place of worship

Morocco

Country with a constitutional monarchy

Casbahs

Older areas in the city of Algiers

Bedouins

Nomadic desert peoples

Shahs

King in Iran

Atlas

Largest mountain chain in Africa

Muslims and Christians

Two groups who fought a civil war in Lebanon from 1975-1991

Taliban

Group that controlled the government in Afghanistan from 1989-2001

Kuwait

Country Iraq invaded in 1990

Turks-Ottomans

Group that conquered Constantinople ion the 1400's and changed its name to Istanbul

Suez Canal

Canal built in the mid-1860's that connected the Mediterranean Sean to the Red Sea

Bazaar

Marketplace in Egypt

France

Algeria was controlled by this European country from 1834-1962

Turkey

Middle Eastern country is actively seeking to become a member of the European Union

Beirut

City was called "Paris of the East" because of its elegant shops and sidewalk cafes

Kibbutz

A type of settlement in Israel in which people share all the property

Rub' al Khali

Largest and harshest desert in Southwest Asia; also known as the "Empty Quarter"

Caliph

A leader in the Muslim faith that was both a political and religious leader

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