The Middle East includes these countries: Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Israel, the West bank, the Gaza strip, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, and more parts of the Arabian territories.
In Syria 2011, close to 500,00 people have been killed in the civil war pitting rebel groups against president Bashar al-Assad. Bashar has been ruling since 2000, when his father Hafez al-Assad, passed away following 30 years in charge. There are over 4.8 million Syrian refugees that have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and the 1 million of them have been requested to go to an asylum in Europe.
Iran has turned over almost all of it's stock pile on uranium with a 2015 deal with the U.S and 5 other nations. The deal was aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The capital of Iran is Tehran, their supreme leader is Ali Khamenei, their president is Hassan Rouhani, and their population has over 77.45 million people.