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  Arabian Peninsula - MSN Encarta
The Arabian Peninsula (in Arabic : شبه الجزيرة العربية šibh al-jazīra al- ʻ arabīya or جزيرة العرب jazīrat al- ʻ arab) is a peninsula in Southwest...
Arabian Peninsula, great desert peninsula in extreme south-west Asia, bordered on the north by Jordan and Iraq, on the east by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, on the south by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and on the west by the Red Sea.
The peninsula is essentially a vast plateau, bordered on the west and south by mountains that rise steeply from the Red Sea.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556449/Arabian_Peninsula.html   (715 words)

 Pre-Islamic Arabic Culture
Originating from the Arabian peninsula, the Semitic people are responsible for teh first civilizations, three major world relgions, and a set of cultural practices that have been more globalized or universalized than any other peoples, including the Chinese and Europeans.
   The Arabian peninsula is probably the last place one would nominate as a cradle of the most influential of human cultures, for it is a harsh and demanding place to live.
The overwhelming geographical aspect of the Arabian peninsula is water, or rather the lack of water.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ISLAM/PRE.HTM   (1709 words)

 Information about Arabian Peninsula - About Arabian Peninsula - Location of the Arabian Peninsula.
The Arabian Peninsula is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia consisting mainly of desert.
The coasts of the peninsula touch, on the (south)west, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba; on the south(eastern) coast, the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean); and on the northeast, the Gulf of Oman, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Persian Gulf.
Politically, the Arabian peninsula is separated from the rest of Asia by the northern borders of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
www.hotels-dubai.ae /luxury-hotels-united-arab-emirates/information-about-arabian-peninsula.php   (615 words)

 Arabian Peninsula Map - Open File Report 97-470B
The geology map of the Arabian Peninsula was compiled and synthesized primarily from the U.S. Geological Survey-- Arabian American Oil Company, 1963, 1:2,000,000 scale Geologic map of the Arabian Peninsula.
Geologic province boundaries for the Arabian Peninsula were delineated onshore using data from the U.S. Geological Survey--Arabian American Oil Company, and UNESCO geologic maps (see Selected References), and other tectonic and geographical data from the publications listed in the Selected References section.
In the Arabian Peninsula the numbering starts in the southernmost portion of the peninsula, generally increasing to the east and north.
pubs.usgs.gov /of/1997/ofr-97-470/OF97-470B   (1160 words)

 The Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Since 1990, the United States has stationed tens of thousands of ground troops on the Arabian Peninsula, and that is the main mobilization appeal of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.
TAC: The fact that we had troops stationed on the Arabian Peninsula was not a very live issue in American debate at all.
The longer our forces stay on the ground in the Arabian Peninsula, the greater the risk of the next 9/11, whether that is a suicide attack, a nuclear attack, or a biological attack.
www.amconmag.com /2005_07_18/article.html   (2840 words)

 In The Name Of Allah - Arab History, The Arabian Peninsula
This harshness is reflected in the very character of the Arabian, who looks upon anyone who is not of his tribe as an enemy.
The prosperity of the Arabian 'Jews' was due to their superior knowledge of agriculture, methods of irrigation and the science of metallurgy as well as their energy, diligence and industry.
Most important of all is the Hadith story of Muhammad's entry in the Ka'ba: which shows that beyond a shadow of a doubt, there was a substantial influence made by the religion of the Christians upon the theology of the pagan Arabs long before Muhammad and his Quran.
www.inthenameofallah.org /history.html   (1413 words)

 Sheba Region Arabian Peninsula: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
...southern peninsula than to the surrounding regions of Syria...properly an Arabian city and...geology of the peninsula is of true Arabian simplicity...as in the region of Medina...between this Arabian division...division of the peninsula into seven...important region of Asir...
...coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in Somalia...Hadhramawt region of eastern...of Saba or Sheba.
SHEBA, region, Arabian Peninsula biblical name of a region, called in Arabic Saba, of...Genesis and First Chronicles, Sheba, a grandson of Noahs grandson...route from India to Africa, Sheba was known as a region of great wealth.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/101270586   (1068 words)

 The Islam Project
The Arabian Peninsula is mostly arid with inhospitable terrain and fertile regions nearly all around the periphery.
Although the inner regions of the Arabian Peninsula were too difficult to conquer, the caravan routes and their towns in the region were not completely isolated.
Arabian camel cavalry fought in imperial armies for the Persians and the Romans.
www.theislamproject.org /muhammad/muhammad_04_GeographyArabianPeninsula.htm   (4457 words)

 Arabian Peninsula at AllExperts
The Arabian Peninsula (in Arabic: شبه الجزيرة العربية, or جزيرة العرب) is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia consisting mainly of desert.
The coasts of the peninsula touch, on the west, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba; on the southeast, the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean); and on the northeast, the Gulf of Oman, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Persian Gulf.
Politically, the Arabian peninsula is separated from the rest of Asia by the northern borders of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ar/arabian_peninsula.htm   (885 words)

While the exact origin of the Arabian is unclear, the evidence from art shows that a race of horses of fixed Arabian type was in existence on the Arabian Peninsula at least 2,500 years before the Christian era.
The spread of the all-pervasive Arabian blood throughout the world was made possible by the Muslim conquests, which were initiated by the Prophet Mohammed in the seventh century when the green banners of Islam, and the desert horses, swept through Iberia into Christian Europe.
The action of the Arabian is described as "floating", the horse moving as though on springs.
members.tripod.com /~White_Arabian/arabian.html   (694 words)

 The Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula: Human rights fall victim to the "War on Terror" - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Families and communities in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula are disproportionately affected - more than a third of the detainees held in Guantánamo are believed to be from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Yemen – with the latter two countries accounting for the two largest groups of detainees.
In the 1990s governments in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula began to respond positively to pressure for human rights change and move away from the routine gross human rights violations which plagued the region for decades.
Governments in the region are using it as a pretext for restricting freedom of expression and political dissent in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, generating fear among journalists, government critics and generally people known or perceived to have militant religious views.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/engmde040022004   (12207 words)

 Welcome to Arabian Horses.org - Education
Given that the Arabian was the original source of quality and speed, and remains foremost in the fields of endurance and soundness, he still either directly or indirectly contributed to the formation of virtually all the modern breeds of horses.
Such practices, which eventually helped the Arabian become a prized possession throughout the world, have led to the beautiful athletic breed we know today, which is marked by a distinctive dished profile; large, lustrous, wide-set eyes on a broad forehead; small, curved ears; and large, efficient nostrils.
Arabians now display their athletic talents in a variety of disciplines from English to Western, with the Arabian positioned as the undisputed champion of endurance events.
www.arabianhorses.org /education/education_history_intro.asp   (470 words)

 GCC Countries
Occupying four-fifths of the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia is the largest country on the peninsula.
The country is bordered by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba to the west, by the Republic of Yemen and the Sultanate of Oman to the south, the Arabian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to the east, and Jordan, Iraq and Kuwait to the north.
Oman proper is bordered by Yemen to the southwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, the Gulf of Oman to the north, and by the Arabian Sea to the east and south.
www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae /english/history/history_arabia.asp   (1621 words)

 Arabian Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arabian horse was primarily an instrument of war, as were horses in general in most societies of the time.
The Arabian gentleness and tractability, while originally the effect of education, is now inherited, and is observed in foals bred in a foreign environment.
In addition, the Arabians' Bedouin heritage is evident in their unequaled ability to bond with humans, making them the perfect horse for family members of all ages.
www.imh.org /imh/bw/arabian.html   (4091 words)

 Animal Info - Arabian Oryx
Prior to its extinction in the wild, it is believed to have occurred in flat and undulating gravel plains intersected by shallow wadis and depressions, and the dunes edging sand deserts, with a diverse vegetation of trees, shrubs, herbs, and grasses.
The Arabian oryx is believed to have occurred in flat and undulating gravel plains intersected by shallow wadis and depressions, and the dunes edging sand deserts, with a diverse vegetation of trees, shrubs, herbs, and grasses.
Genetic analyses of the re-introduced Omani population of Arabian oryx in 1995 confirmed that the re-introduced population did not carry all of the genetic variation of the aboriginal population.
www.animalinfo.org /species/artiperi/oryxleuc.htm   (1446 words)

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The Christian Byzantine kingdom, successors of the Roman Empire was to the Northwest and controlled the Mediterranean Sea, North Africa and the lands of Palestine.
Profound changes in the way of life of the Arabian Peninsula during the last 30 years have been associated with the emergence of diabetes.
The Saudi Arabian Government continues to refuse to sign the United Nations treaties on slavery or other human rights issues because they do not want to be subject to their provisions.
www.lycos.com /info/arabian-peninsula.html   (652 words)

 Arabian Peninsula before Islam || Imam Reza (A.S.) Network
This peninsula is of the shape of an irregular rectangle and is bounded by Palestine and the Syrian Desert in the north by Hira the Tigris the Euphrates and the Persian Gulf in the east by the Indian Ocean in the south and by the Red Sea in the west.
The climate of the Peninsula is extremely hot and dry in the deserts and central tracts humid in the coastal areas and temperate in some localities It is dire to its unwholesome climate that its population does not exceed fifteen million.
The territory of Yemen is the richest in the Peninsula and possessed a brilliant and dignified civilisation in the past.
www.imamreza.net /eng/imamreza.php?id=5171   (1823 words)

 Basic Health Indicators in the Arabian Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arabian Peninsula region was selected because of the many events that happened there between 1990 and 2000 (the dates of the data being analyzed): the Gulf War, the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, the Palestinian uprising in Israel, and the independence of former Soviet republics, just to name a few.
Looking at the Arabian Peninsula, we notice that the fertility rates in 1990 (figure 3-3) were on the higher end, especially compared with the developed world.
This same trend is noticeable for the Arabian Peninsula region: there is a higher likelihood for males to die under 5 years than females.
members.cox.net /mvk/Class_Projects/MedGeog1.htm   (1951 words)

 The Islamic World to 1600: Islamic Beginnings (The Arabian Peninsula)
The Arabian Peninsula - or, simply, Arabia - is a rectangular piece of land surrounded by the Red Sea on the west, the Persian Gulf on the east, and the Arabian Sea to the south.
The people who inhabited the Arabian Peninsula - which they called Jazirat al-Arab, or "Island of the Arabs" - were nomads, who survived the harsh desert environment by adhering to a seasonal migration cycle.
Different regions of the Arabian Peninsula often had their own patron deity, which usually had its own shrine.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/islam/beginnings/arabian.html   (688 words)

 IME 2004 - Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
In the Arabian Peninsula, Muhammad is not alone in his confusion.
The Arabian Peninsula varies in physical and economic needs, from the wealthy in Saudi Arabia to the poor and uneducated in Yemen, but all share the same spiritual need - to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
As more seed is sown among the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula, Simpson hopes a greater sensitivity to the truth of Christ will continue to develop.
ime.imb.org /wpim/daybyday/arabian.asp   (539 words)

 Arabian peninsula prayer walk
Christian ministries operating in the Arabian Peninsula have called on Christians throughout the world to pray for Arabs in particular.
Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula (PTAP) is a prayer movement started by the Arabian Peninsula Partnership, a partnership of more than a dozen ministries working in the region.
If similar evangelistic efforts were produced in the Arabian Peninsula, the ripple effect could change the world, since most Islamic terrorists have some sort of link to the Arabian Peninsula.
www.navpress.com /EPubs/PrinterFriendly/3/3.41.83.html   (295 words)

The Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) once roamed the entire Arabian Peninsula and as mentioned earlier, it became extinct as a wild species in the early 1960's.
They are the largest of the Arabian antelopes and are creatures of the open desert being able to live in areas without trees or standing water.
During the first days of its life, the oryx calf lies in a shallow scrape for most of the day, relying on its camouflage to avoid predators, and only when it is able to keep up with the herd will it follow the mother throughout the day.
www.arabianwildlife.com /nature/mammal/mam01.html   (389 words)

 Arabian Peninsula DNA Project - Family Project Website
As Arabian tribes grew, split and regrouped, new names have appeared by time that cannot be exactly tracked and linked to the old and classical tribes that existed more than 1000 years ago.
Any man from the Arabian Peninsula, or whose origins are from there, can learn more about his ancestery and its relation to the old tribes.
There are several opinions about the origins of this tribe, however, the results so far support the historians and genealogists who claim that they are of Qahtan lineage, since Za'abi is very close to Shamsi.
www.familytreedna.com /public/ArabianPeninsulaDNAProject   (782 words)

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