Monday, 13 July 2015

Mashriq

Mashriq by Wikipedia

  • This composes the countries of EgyptSudanYemenSaudi ArabiaLebanonPalestineIsraelKuwaitOman, the United Arab EmiratesJordanSyria and Iraq. 
  • Poetically the ‘place of sunrise’, the name is derived from the verb sharaqa (to shine, illuminate, radiate’ and ‘to rise’), referring to the direction where the sun rises, namely, the east.
  • As it refers to countries bounded between the Mediterranean Sea and Iran, it is therefore the companion term to Maghreb (western part of North Africa). 

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