Middle East Daily News

A terrible leader

Dictator

Definition: government under the control of one all-powered leader.

Saddam Hussein was a dictator in power of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. He was also in power when the United Nations continued the embargo on Iraq.

Where's the food?

Embargo

Definition: order that restricts or prohibits trade with another country.

United Nations continued an embargo that was already placed on Iraq, before the Persian Gulf War. During the embargo Iraq's economy drop. Also with embargo many children died.

An old part of town

Casbahs

Definition: Older section of Algerian cities.

Most of Algiers 2.2 million people live in the newer sections of the city. But also enjoy seeing the casbahs or older section of the city

Who were the Berbers?

The Berbers were the first people known to live in North Africa.

What is OPEC?

OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) supply's over 40% of the worlds oil. Which was established in Bagdad, Iraq on 10-14 September 1960. In 2014 OPEC comprised twelve members: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.

What's up Saudi Arabia?

For one Saudi arabi is the largest country in souther Asia. Also because of its dry, desert like climate Saudi Arabia has no rivers or permanent bodies of water. Oil is a big deal when it comes to Saudi Arabia's economy.