The Arabian subcontinent is known for being rich in fossil fuels what attracted all sort of Westerners in past. Northern parts once belonged to Turk Ottoman empire before being overtaken by Brits and France.
Coming up Cambodia as everyone running there for seeing those stones called Angkor between running to stunning Vietnam for a few pictures. Most won't know about how stunning Laos is in the north and it's just known as Heroin route to other worlds.
The Proxy nations all struggling against European and American dominance. Sicne 2016 backed by Russia they got a chance to get rid of Freemason cancer. At least in Syria where Muzzies wanted to slaughter them all once they got enough of being oppressed.