The Ayatollah
    The Ayatollah Khomeini toppled the Shah of Iran and in so doing set in motion a series of events that brought all Americans face to face with a resurgent Muslim fundamentalism.  (from Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport)

Saddam Hussein and Desert Storm
    This is a brief overview from ArabNet, which provides good material on all the countries of the Mideast.

The Gulf War
    Frontline has presented this close look at the Gulf War.