NewsHour reports on the allies America has gained since the attacks of September 11. (March 2002)
Two reporters discuss the latest military action in Afghanistan, including the fall of Kandahar and the continuing search for Osama bin Laden. (December 2001)
The World Factbook 2001:
The Central Intelligence Agency publishes information on the geography, people, government, and economy of each Middle Eastern country.
Commanding Heights Web Site:
An economist's look at world history and development from 1910 to the present
What Happened to the Near East?:
An explanation of the terms "Near East" and "Middle East"
Physical Features of the Middle East:
Photographs of the Middle East taken by satellite
The Politics of Oil:
An essay on the history of oil production
Historical Maps of Islam:
Historical maps of Islam
Map of Israel and the Occupied Territories:
A map of Israel and the Occupied Territories
Getting to Know Iran:
Students will become familiar with Persian Gulf geography, religions, cultures, and government.
Kadir Van Lohuizen for permission to use the images and for his support for this
Tony Cassidy for checking the Google Earth file and suggesting this video
Mike Jones for sending me a copy of the Telegraph article, following a desperate forum request after I recycled mine by accident!
Sally Hindley for the Mystery and the pupil poem.
Simon Renshaw sent me this image from Amnesty , great as a starter
Alan Parkinson kindly provided the Independent article about the forthcoming film, The Blood Diamond, and provided useful feedback.
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