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- 1967 Arab-Israeli War : Often called the "Six Days War", a decisive Israeli victory, starting with a preemptive attack, against Arab states preparing for battle; the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights were captured
- Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi : A Salafist theologian with much influence on Jihad, currently in Jordan; some affiliation with al-Qaeda but not necessarily in full agreement with their approach
- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi : Killed in an airstrike in 2006, the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, who had previously run a separate organization
- Alexander the Great : King of Macedon who conquered the Persian Empire in the late 4th century BCE.
- Anbar Province : The largest province in Iraq, with a Sunni majority; capital is Ramadi and Fallujah is within its borders
- Arab-Israeli Conflict : The series of wars and military tension between the State of Israel and Arab states; often includes the Israel-Palestine Conflict, a remnant of the wars between countries
- Arab : People who identify with or recognise heritage from areas of the Middle East and North Africa on linguistic, cultural, ethnic or religious grounds.
- Aramaic : A Semetic language spoken in much of the Middle East outside the Arabian Peninsula in ancient times.
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- CIA activities in the Middle East and South Asia : Add brief definition or description
- Confederation : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Confederation (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Country : Nation, state, region, or territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture.
- David Wurmser : A neoconservative specialist in Middle East policy, who advised Dick Cheney, John Bolton and Douglas Feith in the George W. Bush Administration, as well as writing extensively in favor of interventionist policies in the region; ; advisory board, U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon; co-founder, Middle Eastern Media Review Institute
- Gasoline : A fuel for spark-ignited internal combustion engines derived from petroleum crude oil.
- Gertrude Bell : (1868-1926) British expert on the Middle East, involved in strategic intelligence for the Arab Revolt (First World War) and had a major influence on the formation of modern Iraq.
- Insurgency : A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government.
- Iraq : Country in the Middle East, currently transitioning from rule by the US.
- Israel-Palestine conflict : Add brief definition or description
- Israel : Country in the Middle East.
- Lebanon : a country in the Middle East. It borders Syria to the north and east, Israel to the south, and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. Its official language is Arabic, although French is widely spoken. The capital and largest city of Lebanon is Beirut.
- Macrovipera lebetina obtusa : Venomous viper subspecies found between central Turkey and northern Pakistan (Kashmir).
- Macrovipera lebetina : Venomous viper species found in North Africa.
- Mediterranean Sea : The body of water separating Europe from Africa.
- Middle East : A geographical region in Asia that also contains small parts of Europe and Africa.
- Millennium Plot, Jordan : al-Qaeda attacks planned for the Millennium in Jordan, primarily aimed at American tourists
- Millennium Plot, United States : al-Qaeda plot to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport for the 2000 millennium
- Mohamed et al. v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. : A civil lawsuit, filed against a Central Intelligence Agency contractor that supported the logistics of extraordinary rendition, which has been dismissed when the government invoked the state secrets privilege; appellate review was requested in late 2008
- Palestine : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Palestine (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Richard Armitage : A U.S. foreign policy specialist, first a U.S. Navy officer in the Vietnam War, who rose to positions including Deputy Secretary of State in the first term of the George W. Bush Administration; board, International Crisis Group; Aspen Strategy Group, Aspen Institute
- Richard Clarke : Career U.S. defense official who served in policy posts in the Ronald Reagan,George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations, specializing in counterterrorism in the latter two
- Roman Empire : The period from the ascension of Augustus Caesar to the fall of the Empire.
- Saudi Arabia : A country in the Middle East, governed by a monarchy under Islamic law, which includes the most revered sites in Islam, and also dominates the world's oil economy.
- Syria : Country in the Middle East, facing the Mediterranean Sea, and sharing borders with Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
- U.K. support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War : Most support to Iraq was without the knowledge or approval of U.K. government, but through covert Iraqi purchasing; some authorized dual-use sales were made, but largely ceased with the UN embargo
- U.S. support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War : Technological aid, intelligence, the sale of dual-use and military equipment, but no direct combat against Iran, in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War
- USS Marquette (AKA-95) : U.S. Navy Andromeda-class attack cargo ship
- Vipera palaestinae : Palestine viper; venomous viper species found in Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon.