Some of the countries typically considered part of that region today include Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, and Lebanon. Some might include Afghanistan and Turkey which would certainly be included if referred to as the "Greater Middle East". Occasionally, the area is referred to as the Near East.
It is as likely as fair weather in southern California and unrest in the Middle East.
Basically any area between the two Tropics—Cancer and Capricorn—is a complete wasteland now Central and South Americas, most of Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
She was only ten years older than me, tops, and she was fit, olive-skinned, and good-looking, probably of Middle Eastern extraction.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Rather, it was an otherwise insignificant notice: that group of Middle Eastern men who had opened the temporary Halloween store just the week before were already dismantling their modest, homespun window displays before Halloween had even arrived, stripping the shop.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
"More fighting in the Middle East," she says.
Sharon M. Draper -- Out of My Mind
A trio of Middle Eastern men, more formally dressed than Abby’s own sons, watched in shocked silence as Stem’s three boys chased each other around the legs of the grown-ups, and a tiny old woman whom nobody knew asked several people whether there were any of those biscuits that Abby used to make.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
You miss the Middle East?
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
It’s a woman, a girl really, Middle Eastern of some kind: a long full skirt to above the ankles, printed cotton, Canadian gum-soled boots incongruous beneath; a short jacket buttoned up, a kerchief folded straight across the forehead with a pleat at either side, like a wimple.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
And had gone with him to the Middle East, to South America, to dozens of study sites throughout the world.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
’…. to diversify the Middle East’s largest economy….
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
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Paul just came back from the Middle East.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
None of us were especially sad to leave Bahrain, which was the first place in the Middle East where oil was discovered.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Jordan, while a modern Middle Eastern state, was not an easy place for a woman used to Western freedoms.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
Whichever power controls equatorial Africa, or the countries of the Middle East, or Southern India, or the Indonesian Archipelago, disposes also of the bodies of scores or hundreds of millions of ill-paid and hard-working coolies.
George Orwell -- 1984
Designed for Middle East diplomats, arms dealers, and drug lords mostly.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
More important, I and everyone else in the service knew that war in the Middle East was coming, whether Europe wanted it or not.
Nicholas Sparks -- Dear John
Something called ’Chinese arrows’ are mentioned in Europe and the Middle East as far back as the thirteenth century.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
An oil tanker from the Middle East intercepted a transmission one time.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
It was usually frigid; though he’d been in the Middle East for a month, it continually amazed him how cold the desert could be.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
A part of the company’s activity was providing bodyguard protection and security solutions to Swedish firms abroad, especially in the Middle East.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The oil comes mostly from the Middle East, the corn comes from Iowa, the beef is slaughtered in Kansas, and then the meat has to be shipped by truck across the country to a Wal-Mart or McDonald’s near you.
Michael Pollan -- The Omnivore’s Dilemma
He looked as if he was of Middle Eastern origin, from Egypt or Yemen.
Micheal Scott -- The Alchemyst
Everywhere they touched he was acclaimed with honor, and it was one triumphal ovation after another for him in city after city until they finally doubled back through the Middle East and reached Cairo, where Milo cornered the market on cotton that no one else in the world wanted and brought himself promptly to the brink of ruin.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
However, North Africa and the Middle East had also been part of the Roman Empire.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
The U.S. customs office was kept busy inspecting oil tankers from the Middle East which supplied crude oil to the refinery at Hess Oil.
Jack Gantos -- Hole in My Life
23, and something sinister was going on in the Middle East.
Pat Frank -- Alas, Babylon
The History of the Epic THE Epic of Gilgamesh, the renowned king of Uruk in Mesopotamia, comes from an age which had been wholly forgotten, until in the last century archaeologists began uncovering the buried cities of the Middle East.
Unknown -- The Epic of Gilgamesh
She traveled some, in Europe and the Middle East.
Tracy Kidder -- Strength in What Remains
They sold the stuff in Turkey, or some place in the Middle East.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
Your son Joe is going to die in the Middle East war.
Betty Mahmoody -- Not Without My Daughter
I thought of the news footage of the Middle East.
Jodi Picoult -- Change of Heart
Two others identified as likely participants were a man called Antibbe, who also used many other aliases, familiar to authorities in the Middle East and Europe as a mercenary, and a black named Stroll, known primarily as a technician, expert with explosives, machinery, etc.
Robert Cormier -- After the First Death
He and Kathy worried about the reach of the Department of Homeland Security, its willingness to contact anyone born in or with a connection to the Middle East.
Dave Eggers -- Zeitoun
Leland’s primary function in Paris was to dissuade the French government from authorizing massive arms sales-in particular fleets of Mirage jets-to Africa and the Middle East.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Identity
It was quiet but common knowledge that agents from the Eastern bloc and fanatically religious Middle East regimes used drugs and prostitutes of both sexes for whatever the preferences of both sexes in a never-ending pursuit of a hostile government’s classified data.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Supremacy
Castro says, Jesus lived in the Middle East.
Don DeLillo -- Underworld
But the Middle Eastern psyche wasn’t so easy to categorize.
Ted Dekker -- BoneMan’s Daughters
The majority of my diving has been in the Middle East.
Richard Preston -- The Hot Zone
At dinner, Mom and Dad were talking about politics in the Middle East.
John Green -- Paper Towns
I chose it because that team had seen action in the Middle East and was likely to return.
Chris Kyle -- American Sniper
I was based in London then, working as Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
Geraldine Brooks -- Year of Wonders
This "Paris of the Middle East" loves him.
Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard -- Killing Kennedy
What do you suggest, finding out exactly how to fix the problem in the Middle East in one fell swoop?
Ted Dekker -- Black: The Birth of Evil
She couldn’t imagine how a nuclear detonation in the Middle East would affect the current scenario.
Ted Dekker -- White: The Great Pursuit
You like Middle East food?
Dean Koontz -- Sole Survivor
"It’s kind of like the situation in the Middle East," he told the Ole Miss student newspaper.
Michael Lewis -- The Blind Side
Bourne suddenly walked over to an ornate brass-topped coffee table, the sort so common in the bazaars of India and the Middle East.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Ultimatum
Although American attention has recently been riveted on the Middle East, the Pacific phase of our destiny looms larger and larger.
Robert MacNeil and William Crane -- Do You Speak American?
Grace handled Eastern Europe; Jack, the Mediterranean and Middle East; the two Jimmys, Baptiste and Perez, Central America and Africa.
Chang-rae Lee -- Native Speaker
With his usual flare for improvisation, Bloom contributed something else that would forever color America’s perception of the Middle East.