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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Asia

Western Asia, West Asia, Southwestern Asia or Southwest Asia is the westernmost subregion of Asia. The concept is in limited use, as it significantly overlaps with the Middle East ... Palestinian territories (called West Bank and Gaza in the latter), Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, and Yemen as West Asian countries.

worldartswest.org/main/location.asp?i=55

South West Asia / Middle East [ Afghanistan ]. Southwest Asia, also called the Middle East, extends from Afghanistan in the east to Saudi Arabia in the West, and ...

www.quora.com/Shouldnt-the-Middle-East-be-renamed-South-West-Asia

People confuse "The Middle East" with "The Greater Middle East". "The Middle East" is a .... What's in between east and west? What is the middle called?

www.answers.com/Q/Why_is_southwest_Asia_called_the_middle_east

In relation to western Europe (instead of Asia) it is in the middle of the east.

www.britannica.com/place/Middle-East

Aug 14, 2014 ... Middle East, the lands around the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, extending from ... and historians, who tended to divide what they called the Orient into three regions. ... Country of southwestern Asia.

blogs.harvard.edu/mesh/2009/03/southwest-asia

Mar 2, 2009 ... On the face of it, “Southwest Asia” looks like a geographic reference, and it ... at SUNY Binghamton, called the Program in Southwest Asian and North ... SUNY program eventually swapped SWANA for MENA (Middle East and ...

blog.dictionary.com/east

Feb 24, 2012 ... It typically refers to southwest Asia, particularly Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, ... Oddly, in Asia, what we call the “Middle East” is called “Western Asia.

mrburgersocialstudies.weebly.com/uploads/5/7/0/5/57057073/04_7crct_narr_mideast.pdf

The rivers of Southwest Asia (the Middle East) are important because much of this ... joins with the Tigris River to form one waterway called the Shaat al-Arab, ...

saylordotorg.github.io/text_world-regional-geography-people-places-and-globalization/s11-north-africa-and-southwest-asi.html

The second region, Southwest Asia, includes Turkey, Iran, the Middle East, and the ..... Muhammad was the founder of the new religion, which he called Islam ...

www.factmonster.com/dk/encyclopedia/people-and-places/western-asia-and-middle-east

WHY IS THE MIDDLE EAST CALLED A TROUBLE SPOT? ... Along with western Asia, much of this land is inhospitable, with dry desert in the Arabian Peninsula, ...