The Middle East is a world region in Western Asia and North-Eastern Africa. The term was created by British military strategists in the 19th century, and definitions of the Middle East vary; it is not simply a geographical term, but also a political one, connoting that it separates Europe (“the West”) from the Far East, and the traditional trade route of choice between these two extremes.
Listings of All Countries in Middle East
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
Egypt is often considered a part of the Middle East, as the Sinai is geologically a part of Asia. Sometimes Azerbaijan is considered a part of the Middle East, as a sort of border region between Asia and Europe. Even the inclusion of Iran is to a degree controversial — it can also be considered to be a Central Asian or South Asian nation.