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This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes sites for Arabic and Middle Eastern artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions, organizations, etc.

Guidelines For Submissions

  • Find The Appropriate Subcategory
    Please *Do Not* submit sites in the top level category of Regional:Middle East:Bahrain. Go to the category relevant to your sites and submit your sites there. "Only Bahrain-related sites here!"
  • English Sites Only
    Sites authored in other languages should be submitted to the appropriate language category in World. Bilingual web pages that are also authored in English language can be submitted in the Regional areas.

  • Guidelines For Submitting Sites:

    A. About Title and Description:
    The title should be the name of your company or organization. Please do not type the title in all caps, do not include a list of keywords, do not include your email address or do not include any other promotional texts which may prevent your site being listed. The description should be a summary of your organization''s products and services. The description must not include promotional texts, must not contain list of keywords, must not contain unnecessary capitalization.

    B. Submit to only one (1) category and Submit only once.
    Please study all subcategories of Regional>Middle East>Bahrain . Then, go to the best category that is relevant to your sites and submit your sites there. If you still can not find an appropriate category, submit the site to the best category possible. Do not submit your sites more than once. Multiple submissions may prevent your sites from being listed.

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Bahrain


Location: Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia
Total Area: 620 sq m
Coastline: 161 km
Nationality: noun: Bahraini(s) adjective: Bahraini
Languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
Climate: arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers
Natural resources: oil, associated and nonassociated natural gas, fish, pearls
Capital: Manama
Independence: 15 August 1971 (from UK)
Flag description:
red with a white serrated band (eight white points) on the hoist side
Currency: Bahraini dinar (BHD)


This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes sites covering the business and economic activities of the Middle East region, including listings of companies and industries.

Few sites, will be listed in this category. Please submit your listing to a more specific topic or locality.

Sites typically listed here will be relevant to all of Cyprus south of the Green line, or having locations in more than one district south of the Green Line.  Examples would be Government offices, Embassies, Universities, and travel guides.

Please submit your site to the applicable location, district, or northern Cyprus.  If your location is not yet listed, please submit to the applicable district, adding a note indicating the locality to be added.

Sites exclusively about, or based within Northern Cyprus should be submitted to a sub-category there.

Submitting your site to the wrong category will delay your listing in the directory.

This category covers English-language websites about Cyprus, an island country in the eastern Mediterranean sea.

Greek and Turkish language websites are not and will not be listed here.  These can be found in World/Greek and World/Türkçe.

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This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes Middle Eastern and Arabic educational institutions, programs, and opportunities as well as other Middle East and Arab-specific educational resources.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes Middle Eastern and Arab government, law and military information (e.g. Branches of Government, Law, Military, Taxes, Politics).

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes general interest online guides and directories specific to the Middle East.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes health and medical resources specific to the Middle East.
Before you submit your site please take the time to look around and review the guidelines below. Following these guidelines will speed the acceptance of your site and significantly reduce the chances of its rejection.

The editors reserve the right not to list your site, and to delete it after its addition. Multiple submissions, especially to inappropriate categories, will not be tolerated.


Finding the Proper Location for Your Site:
  • Conduct a search of the Open Directory for a few keywords that relate to your site. The search results will serve up listings of different categories. Go to those categories and determine which one is appropriate for your site.
  • Be sure to review the sub-category descriptions, if available, to determine whether your site is appropriate to that category or sub-category.
  • Review the site descriptions of the entries in the category to which you intend to submit. Prepare your description in advance. Please do not just send us your META description.

Guidelines for submitting sites:

  • Do not type in all capitals.
  • Do not include a list of keywords.
  • Do not include your products.
  • Do not write a sales pitch.
  • The description should be a brief summary of the site''s content and company activities if applicable.
    • The description should be in English and in coherent sentence form.
    • Do not include superlatives.
    • Do not submit a list of keywords.
    • Do not use unnecessary capitalization, or include HTML tags.
    • Do not include the category name or the complete title.
    • Submit to only ONE category.
    • Submit to the best category possible.
In order to be listed in a sub-category of Regional/Middle East/Iran, sites must have some English content. Sites which are only in Farsi should be sent to the World/Farsi category. If your site is in French, Polish, German or Italian, you can submit it to French, Polish, German or Italian.
This sub-category is devoted to sites for and about Iran. Iran comprises a land area of over 1.629.918 million square kilometers. It is located in the south west of Asia and is a middle-eastern country. Iran is in the northern temperate zone, between latitudes 25 degree north and 39 degree 47' north and between longitude 44 degree 02' east and 63 degree 20' east. Iran is bordered by Turkmenistan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan and Armenia in the North; Afghanistan and Pakistan in the East; the Oman sea and the Persian Gulf in the South; and Iraq and Turkey in the West. According to the 1996 census, the total population was 60,055,488. The population density was 36.7 people/km^2 and 61.3 percent of the population lives in urban areas.

This category is for the listing of English language sites about Iraq only.

Sites relating to more than one country, should be submitted to the appropriate category of the Middle East.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, Iraq only.
  • Only sites that have an English version will be accepted.
  • The submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual, without hype or promotional language. Don''t use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory.

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia encompassing the Mesopotamian alluvial plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert.
This category is intended for English language sites and pages related to the State of Israel within the framework of categories listed below.

Please submit sites which are entirely in Hebrew to World/Hebrew.
If you are submitting a multilingual site here, please submit the page URL for the English language entry page.

You will notice that few sites are accepted at this level. We highly recommend that you browse through the sub-categories and look for a more specific location in which to place your site.

Submitting to the wrong category will delay your site''s placement in the Open Directory Project.

Notice

Multiple submissions, repeat submissions, submission of mirror sites and similar techniques, with the intention of ''forcing'' a higher placement on the directory are most unwelcome and unnecessary.
Such behavior will almost certainly delay, if not completely prevent, your submission being listed.(See the ODP terms of service)
The ODP is a HUMAN edited directory with the motto "Humans do it better" - all submissions are therefore reviewed and edited fairly so that all sites submitted are listed equally.

The State of Israel
Here in this category you will find English language web sites and pages containing a wealth of information about this country. Israel is not 'just' the country you know from the news or from the Bible. Israel is a country rich in culture, the arts, traditions and history. Browse through this category and you will also find that the country is progressively modern and has embraced Internet technology for presenting itself to the world. Here you will also find, amongst many other items of interest: presentations of fine arts, world class industrial production, entertainment and culture that may well surprise you. Thank you for choosing the Open Directory Project as your information resource.
Few sites, if any, will be listed in this category. Please submit your listing to a more specific topic.
Jordan (/ˈdʒɔrdən/; Arabic: اَلأُرْدُنّ‎ Al-ʾUrdunn), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: اَلمَمْلَكَة اَلأُرْدُنِيَّة اَلهَاشِمِيَّة‎ al-Mamlakah al-ʾUrdunniyyah al-Hāšimiyyah), is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the River Jordan, and extending into the historic region of Palestine. Jordan borders Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel to the west, sharing control of the Dead Sea with the latter.

This category is for the listing of sites about Kuwait only.

Sites relating to more than one country, should be submitted to the appropriate category of the Middle East.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, Kuwait only.
  • Only sites that have an English version will be accepted.
  • The submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual, without hype or promotional language. Don''t use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory.

The State of Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north and west. The name is a diminutive of an Arabic word meaning "fortress built near water."
This category is for sites emanating from and relating to the Republic of Lebanon.

Sites in Arabic should be submitted to World/Arabic/إقليمـي/الشرق_الأوسط/لبنان/,

sites in French to World/Français/Régional/Asie/Liban/,
and sites in German to World/Deutsch/Regional/Asien/Libanon/.

Few sites, if any, will be listed in this category. Please submit your listing to a more specific sub-category.

This category is for sites emanating from and relating to the Republic of Lebanon.
Sites in Arabic should be submitted to World/Arabic/إقليمـي/الشرق_الأوسط/لبنان/,

sites in French to World/Français/Régional/Asie/Liban/,
and sites in German to World/Deutsch/Regional/Asien/Libanon/.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes links to maps, photograph sites, live web cams, and satellite imagery pertaining to the Middle East as a whole.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes news and media sites specific to the Middle East as a whole.(e.g. Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Television).

Please check for a more specific sub-category prior to submitting your site.

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

There is currently no description created for this category.

This category is for the listing of sites with a presence throughout the region. If the site does not have locations or offer information serving the entire region, please suggest to a locality instead.
Suggesting a site to the wrong category will hinder its addition to the directory
.

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site.

English language sites with a regional focus on or location in the State of Palestine.

This category is for the listing of sites about Qatar only.

Sites relating to more than one country, should be submitted to the appropriate category of the Middle East.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, Qatar only.
  • Only sites that have an English version will be accepted.
  • The submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity.
  • The description should be factual, without hype or promotional language. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory.

Qatar, also known as the State of Qatar or locally Dawlat Qaṭar, is an Arab emirate in the Middle East, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the larger Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south; otherwise the Persian Gulf surrounds the state. A strait of the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the relatively-nearby island nation of Bahrain. Qatar is an oil and gas-rich nation, with the third largest gas reserves and the second highest GDP per capita in the world. An absolute monarchy, Qatar has been ruled by the al-Thani family since the mid-1800s and has since transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, overthrew him in a bloodless coup in 1995. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes hobbies, sports, and recreational activities specific to the region; including local amateur and professional sports teams and their booster/supporter clubs, local recreation organizations and clubs. Topics might include fishing, gardening, baseball, chess, hiking, or other recreational activities.

This category is for the listing of sites with a presence throughout the region. If your site does not have locations or offer information serving the entire region, please submit to your locality instead.
Submitting your site to the wrong category will hinder your site''s addition to the directory

Submission Tips:

  1. When writing your site''s title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
  2. When writing your site''s description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.

Thank-you for your cooperation.

This category covers English-language websites about Saudi Arabia, a large kingdom covering most of the Arabian Peninsula. Arabic language site are not and will not be listed here. These can be found in World/Arabic.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes information about the Middle East region's natural environment as well as scientific activities specific to the Middle East.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Find sites that reflect the make up of the region's community. This includes religious, civic, and historical sites, as well as personal pages pertaining to the region.

This category is for the listing of sites about Syria as a whole, or for sites about, or with contact details in two or more Governorates. If your site does not have locations, or offer information serving more than one Governorate of Syria, please submit your site to the appropriate Governorate instead.

Sites relating to more than one country, should be submitted to the appropriate category of the Middle East.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more Governorates, or providing specific information relevant to Syria as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

This section of the ODP is for sites related to Syria. Only sites that have an English version will be accepted.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory.

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. The name Syria formerly comprised the entire region of the Levant, while the modern state encompasses the site of several ancient kingdoms and empires, Its capital city, Damascus, is widely regarded as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Modern Syria was created as a French mandate and attained independence in April 1946, as a parliamentary republic.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes area transportation resources for those traveling to and from, and within the Middle East region.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Includes area attractions and resources for those traveling in the Middle East region, including tourist guides.

This category is for the listing of sites about Turkey as a whole, or for sites about, or with contact details in two or more regions. If your site does not have locations, or offer information serving more than one region of Turkey, please submit your site to Aegean Region, Black Sea Region Central Anatolia Region, Eastern Anatolia Region, Marmara Region, Mediterranean Region, or Southeastern Anatolia Region instead.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more regions, or providing specific information relevant to Turkey as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

This section of the ODP is for sites related to Turkey. Only sites that have an English version will be accepted.

Yanliz ingilizce ve Turkiye icerikli siteler kabul edilecektir. Turkce icerikli siteler icin lutfen World: Türkçe kismini kullanin.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), known officially as the Republic of Turkey, is a Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia and Thrace (Rumelia) in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan (the exclave of Nakhichevan) and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. Separating Anatolia and Thrace are the Sea of Marmara and the Turkish Straits (the Bosporus and the Dardanelles), which are commonly reckoned to delineate the boundary between Europe and Asia, thereby making Turkey transcontinental. Turkey is the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, a major historical power which lasted for more than six centuries on three continents, controlling most of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. As a result of its location astride Europe and Asia, Turkey has come to acquire increasing strategic significance. Turks are the largest ethnic group with minorities of Kurds. Islam is the predominant religion, and the official language is the Turkish language. Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic whose political system was established in 1923 under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, following the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of World War I. Since then, Turkey has become increasingly integrated with the West through membership in organizations such as the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, OSCE and the G-20 major economies. Turkey began full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005, having been an associate member of the EEC since 1963, and having reached a customs union agreement in 1995. Meanwhile, Turkey has continued to foster close cultural, political, economic and industrial relations with the Eastern world, particularly with the states of the Middle East and Central Asia, through membership in organizations such as the OIC and ECO. Turkey is classified as a developed country by the CIA and as a regional power by political scientists and economists worldwide.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory

Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure. The category includes all weather-related sites for the region; topics might include allergy and smog alerts, disaster warnings, weather disasters, and ultraviolet forecasts.

If your site is not specifically geared towards this country, please submit to the proper category.

Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.

Submission Tips:

  1. When writing your site''s title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
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Yemen is a country to the south of Saudi Arabia. Its capital is Sana'a. (Aden was the former capital of South Yemen). The country is important to world energy markets because of its abundant oil and natural gas resources.
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