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Category: REGIONAL HISTORY
Forum Name: West Asia & North Africa
Forum Description: Cradle of civilizations from Antiquity to the Modern Era
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Topic: western Asia
Posted By: Guests
Subject: western Asia
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2014 at 18:16
It is seasonal, lasting from April to early June, and comes again between late September and November. The winds are dry and dusty, with occasional gusts up to 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour) and often kick up violent sand and dust storms that can carry sand a few thousand meters high, and can close down airports for short periods of time. These winds can last for a full day at the beginning and end of the season, and for several days during the middle of the season. The shamal is a summer northwesterly wind blowing over Iraq and the Persian Gulf states (including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), often strong during the day, but decreasing at night. This weather effect occurs anywhere from once to several times a yea



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Posted By: PeaceB
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2015 at 20:39
What kind of grains are growin in Western Asia?


Posted By: mikebis
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2015 at 02:28
Wheat and barley

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Posted By: mikebis
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2015 at 02:34
I like your term, Western Asia. Sounds neutral. Actually, we need some synonyms. The Eastern Mediterranean emphasizes the seaboard looking from the sea. The Middle East and the Levant are traditionally Eurocentric. Syria-Palestine can be applied to some historic periods. 

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