Near EastNear East
- countries near the E end of the Mediterranean, including those of SW Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, & NE Africa
- Historical the lands occupied by the former Ottoman Empire, including the Balkans
A region of southwest Asia generally defined as including Asia Minor, the Levant, and Mesopotamia. The Near East is sometimes considered also to include the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, and the area around the Nile River in northeast Africa.
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