Middle East overview

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.

Map_of_Middle_East

Listings of All Countries in Middle East

  • Bahrain
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • 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.

Souce: Wiki

 

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