Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
 Where is the Middle East?
U.S. Department of State, 1992

In 1992, the State Department divided its Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs in two. At this point, the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs retained jurisdiction over the same countries that the Division of Near Eastern Affairs had in 1948, minus the Sudan (which had been transferred back to the jurisdiction of an African division in 1959) but with the addition of the nations of North Africa (which had been redefined as part of the Near East in 1974).

Sources: U.S. Government Manual, 1959-1960, 89-90; U.S. Government Manual, 1974-1975, 343; “Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs,” U.S. Department of State, http://www.state.gov/p/nea/

"Near East"
Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
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