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Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip borders the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Israel; it is slightly more than twice the size of Washington, D.C. The terrain is flat to rolling, sand and dune-covered coastal plain. The climate is temperate, with mild winters and summers that are dry and warm to hot.  Read More

Iraq

Iraq: Country Profile

Iraq: Country Profile

Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A "republic" was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of strongmen ruled the country until 2003. The last was Saddam Husayn.  Read More