Concept: Conflicts in West Asia
Topic: International Relations
Category: Indo-Iran Relations/Modern World History
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Conflicts in West Asia
Conflict situation in West Asia IAS is an important topic for the UPSC civil services exam. In this article, a brief about the conflicts in West Asia and the countries being affected are mentioned.
West Asia is traditionally the name given to the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, the Levant, the Nile Delta and the adjacent regions of Iran, Arabia and Anatolia. Today, it covers the region from Egypt, Cyprus and Turkey in the west to Iran and the Persian Gulf in the East, and from Iran and Turkey in the north to Oman and Yemen in the south. The area is also called the Middle East especially in northern America. There are several conflicts in this region. Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, there have been several conflicts and issues here. Currently, there are conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Egypt.