Middle East News

Jonah Nathan

Where are my farmers?

Farmers in Egypt who live in villages and work on small plots of land that they rent from landowners. Many fellahin raise only enough food to feed their families.

Where's my house?

Older sections of Algerian cities. Algiers walk down narrow streets, stopping to bargain with merchants in bazarrs.

Where is the hottest place?

Huge area of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara.

How do I travel from place to place?

1. It separates the Sinia Peninsula from the rest of Egypt

2. Egyptians and Europeans built the canal in the mid 1860s

3. The Suez Canal is still one of the world's most important waterways.

USS Kearsarge Suez Canal Transit

3 Facts about the Sahara Desert are..

1. The Eastern and Libyan Deserts are part of the Sahara.

2. The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world.

3. Sahara comes from the Arabic word meaning "desert".

Exploring the Sahara Desert, Morocco - Lonely Planet travel video

Libya's oil money is used on..

1. To import food.

2. To build schools and hospitals.

3. Mantain a strong military.