The Middle East is a region large and unique enough to require its own landing page. This area, centered around the Arabian Peninsula, is ancient and exotic. Nowadays, it seems to be the center of perpetual war and violence, but this shouldn’t stop you from traveling to the region, as safety in most parts can still be guaranteed.
The general definition of the Middle East includes the countries and regions of:
Bahrain | Cyprus | Gaza Strip | Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Iraqi Kurdistan | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Northern Cyprus | Oman | Palestine | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | Yemen
The greater Middle East region can include:
Afghanistan | Algeria | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Comoros | Djibouti | Georgia | Iran | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Libya | Mauritania | Morocco | Pakistan | Somalia | Sudan | Tajikistan | Tunisia | Turkmenistan | Uzbekistan | Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Taken from the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook.