Definitions for arabian peninsula

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arabian Peninsula, Arabia(noun)

    a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources

Wiktionary

  1. Arabian Peninsula(ProperNoun)

    A peninsula in the Middle East, bordered on by Jordan, the Syrian desert and Iraq to the north, the Persian Gulf to the northeast, the Gulf of Oman to the east, the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean) to the south (southeast), the Gulf of Aden to the south, the Red Sea to the west (southwest) extending north into the Gulf of Aqaba, and north along the Red Sea Rift to the Mediterranean Sea on the west (northwest). It consists mainly of Saudi Arabia, and may be geologically defined as the Arabian plate, also as the Arabian subcontinent.

Freebase

  1. Arabian Peninsula

    The Arabian Peninsula is a land mass situated north-east of Africa. Also known as Arabia or the Arabian subcontinent, it is the world's largest peninsula and covers 3,237,500 km². The area is an important part of the Asian continent and plays a critical geopolitical role of the Middle East and Arab World due to its vast reserves of oil and natural gas. The peninsula formed as a result of the rifting of the Red Sea between 56 and 23 million years ago, and is bordered by the Red Sea to the west, the Persian Gulf to the northeast, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jamal Benomar:

    Fears exist that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula will exploit the current instability to cause further chaos.

  2. Al Shabaab:

    We...thank our brothers, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who have been - and continue to be - the pioneers of external operations that target the heart of the Crusader enemies.

  3. Scott Stewart:

    It ’s possible that they were trained in Yemen or anywhere on the Arabian Peninsula, this was a highly trained team. They were trained in small arms and small unit tactics. What they were displaying is guerrilla warfare 101.

  4. State John Kerry:

    Even as we engage in these discussions with Iran around its nuclear program, we will not take our eye off of Iran’s other destabilizing actions in places like Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and the Arabian peninsula, Yemen particularly.

  5. Fred Fleitz:

    The Saudis see a very dangerous situation -- there are the Houthi rebels, who are a Shiite group which may be becoming an Iranian proxy, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the most dangerous Al Qaeda franchise ... there is a question over whether they can get together an Arab coalition willing to send in ground troops, we’ve seen a slow motion civil war there for many years and now the pace is accelerating … Yemen is really dissolving into a kaleidoscope of conflicting factions.

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